Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 11th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Richie Incognito
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While the sports world might not currently be as busy as other months, February is less than two weeks old and it’s already given us a ton to talk about. In fact, the sports landscape has been shifting each and every day as big news items are landing left and right. With that being said, here’s a quick recap of what you should know heading into February 11th, 2014:

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently the 13th seed in the western conference with an abysmal 18-33 record. Yeah, things are rough out in Hollywood, but here’s one possible get-rich-quick scheme:

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Pete Rose is one of the many sports icons that you either love or hate. Well, I happen to admire the guy so check out my take on why his recent critique of PEDs in baseball is spot-on:

Pete Rose Hits Nail on Head With Recent Critique Of PEDs In Baseball

The question that football nuts can’t stop asking is this: When does the NFL season start up again?! Unfortunately, we don’t have a date yet but the Seattle Seahawks could be squaring off against a team that is still wiping tears off of its face: this September:

Could the 2014 NFL Season Begin with Super Bowl XLVIII Rematch?

With the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline nearing, it’s keen to know which contracts are simply too large to trade. Take a good look at this list to see if anyone from your favorite team has a totally inconvenient contract:

NBA Rumors: 5 Most Difficult Contracts to Trade Before Deadline

Michael Sam has officially taken the sports world by storm. With that, athletes of all shapes and sizes were bound to chime in about such a massive sports-related story. We took the liberty of tracking down the 25 best reactions.

25 Best Athlete Reactions to Michael Sam Coming Out

So as we buckle down for another week of winter, be sure to keep your finger on the pulse of the sports world by taking an internet stroll to Rant Sports every now and again. Until next time!

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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