Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, February 20th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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The month of February is slowly winding down, but that only means the sports landscape is speeding up. All of the major sports have something to talk about right now, and of course the 2014 Winter Olympics remain a topic on everyone’s brain so let’s get into it:


Dwight Howard poured in another double-double last night, which is news because it came against the Los Angeles Lakers. Everyone knows about their rocky relationship with one another so many called this a “revenge game” for Howard. Well, I’m not buying that but here’s what I am buying:

Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard Shows He’s Still NBA’s Top Center In Rout of Los Angeles Lakers

Down goes, Syracuse! Down goes, Syracuse! That’s right the Syracuse Orange are now 25-1 after a slip-up to Boston College at home on Wednesday. What does that mean? The Wichita State Shockers are now going to be No.1 in the nation, folks. No, this is neither a joke nor a test:

2014 NCAA Tournament: Wichita State Shockers Deserve No. 1 Overall Seed

Homer Bailey might have a weird name for a pitcher, but this guy is good. So good that the Cincinnati Reds locked him up on a six-year deal that Cincinnati will not be regretting anytime soon. Some are knocking the Reds for making such a commitment, but here’s why the $105 million-deal was necessary:

Cincinnati Reds: Team Wins Big By Signing Homer Bailey To Six-Year Pact

One more day until USA and Canada collide. These hockey semifinals are exactly what NHL fans wanted all along, but now it’s a matter of which team will be taking home the gold in Sochi. Surprisingly, USA is the current favorite with the four-seeded Canada squad looking to pull of a minor upset.

2014 Winter Olympics: How Will Team USA vs. Team Canada Semifinals Matchup Play Out?

NFL free agency is right around the corner, so you football fans better get ready for a wild ride. Thankfully, Rant Sports has an awesome list of 25 of the most underrated NFL free agents that have got to check out.

The 25 Most Underrated NFL Free Agents

Thanks as always for joining the Rant Sports Podcast, but be sure to check back in tomorrow as we get you prepared for a wonderful weekend in sports!

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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