Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, February 28th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Steve Smith
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The Rant Sports Podcast is ready to guide you through another wild and exciting weekend in sports. But before we get to Saturday and Sunday, let’s make sure you have all of the sports knowledge you can handle here on Friday February 28th, 2014:


Alexander Ovechkin and the Russian mens hockey team was a huge disappointment in Sochi. The hosting team didn’t even medal. However, “Ovi” looked sharp in his return to the NHL last night, so maybe the Washington Capitals are hitting their stride:

Alexander Ovechkin Proves Olympic Hangover is Gone in First Game Back

Someone call the police- I masked man has robbed the New York Knicks. No, it wasn’t Raymond Felton…it was LeBron James! The best player in the game dropped 31 with some pavement-like substance on his face — enough said.

Miami Heat: LeBron James’ Mask Proves to Be a Non-Issue

Baseball season is almost here and the Milwaukee Brewers are flying under the radar. Jean Segura was an all-star last year and will be leading off for Milwaukee in 2014. Too much pressure? We will see.

Milwaukee Brewers: Pressure is Building for Shortstop Jean Segura

The NBA playoff picture is rounding into form, which means a few All-Star player will be seating at home here soon. But who is the best NBA player not in this year’s postseason. Hint: Carmelo Anthony may or may not be No. 1 on this list:

2014 NBA Playoffs: Top 15 Players That Won’t Be in the Postseason

And lastly, Steve Smith is unhappy with the Carolina Panthers. Hm, Smith might act like he’s 25 but the aging wide receiver better be careful before his mouth put him on the streets:

Carolina Panthers Cannot Afford to Lose Steve Smith

 So there you have it. Don’t miss tomorrow’s episode of the Rant Sports Podcast as the first day of March is dissected like a frog!

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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