Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 8th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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Some say that the month of February is the slowest time of the year for a sports fan. And for the most part they are correct, as none of the major sports are entrenched in an exciting playoff race. However, that doesn’t mean us sports nuts don’t have anything to talk about. Moreover, the sports world is always spinning no matter the season.

Moving on, the Indiana Pacers are beginning to overtake the Miami Heat as everyone’s favorite to haul in the NBA Title in 2014. Despite an off night from All-Star forward Paul George, the Pacers still topped the Portland Trail Blazers in what could have been a preview for the NBA Championship.

Paul George Compares Pacers to Super Bowl Champion Seahawks

With Kobe Bryant missing this year’s NBA All-Star game due to injury, the Western Conference needed to replace  No. 24 in some form or fashion. Nevertheless, Anthony Davis has taken Kobe’s spot and here’s why it’s a great move:

5 Reasons Why Anthony Davis Belongs In 2014 All-Star Game

Alex Rodriguez is finally starting to remove his head from his rear — albeit very slowly. After months of trying to sue everyone affiliated with MLB, the New York Yankees‘ third baseman decided to wave the white flag and here’s why it was a great move:

Alex Rodriguez Waves White Flag, Drops Lawsuits Against MLB

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are in the midst of a very serious game of a hot potato. Sure, both boxers are saying all of the right things, but the fight of the decade isn’t going to happen as long as these athletes keep running their mouths instead of making actual moves:

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Time For Boxers to Put Up or Shut Up

Without a stout running game, the New England Patriots likely would have been bounced by the Indianapolis Colts this postseason. However, the team’s rushing attack was anchored by LeGarrette Blount who is now a free agent. Here’s who the Pats should replace Blount with this summer:

New England Patriots Should Be Players For RB Chris Johnson In Free Agency

The sports weekend has just begun, so make sure you check back in tomorrow so that you can remain up-to-date with all of the most-recent happenings in the sports world.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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