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Michael 5 O'Clock

@Michael5OClock is an independent sports journalist focused on providing un-cut analysis and breaking news across multiple social media platforms. By way of integrity, credible sources and facts, his goal is to report current events and create content that incites passionate conversations among sports enthusiasts worldwide. His work can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest. Follow his blog, "The 5 O'Clock Shadow" on Wordpress

Front Porch Tailgate Episode 11 !!!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S PODCAST Byron and Michael are back this week with yet another rendition of the Front Porch Tailgate!!! Join these two as they discuss the latest in sports today, and offer takes on this week’s biggest stories like: James Wiseman and Chase Young’s Eligibility […]

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LSU’s “Breakthrough” Victory Over ‘Bama Provides Contrasts For Teams, Coaches, and Quarterbacks

After finishing the last eight seasons with a tally in the loss column against bitter-rival Alabama Crimson Tide, the high-octane LSU Tigers had a major breakthrough Saturday afternoon when the team traveled to an unwelcoming Tuscaloosa, Alabama and defeated the Tide 46-41 on their own turf, in the […]

NCAA’s Ruling Against Star Athletes Stirs Up Legal Drama at Ohio State and Memphis

The NCAA made waves last Friday when it announced Ohio State Defensive End Chase Young and Memphis Center James Wiseman were ineligible for amateur competition at the collegiate level. The position taken by the governing body of college athletics is interesting due to the fact they recently passed […]

Podcast Release: Episode 10 Is Here!!!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 10 Byron and Mike return for another week of takes on the latest from the NFL, NCAA, and MLB! This week they discuss the status of Jim Harbaugh’s job, LeBron’s improved defensive efforts, Kawhi’s chronic knee issues, and so much more including […]

Superman Is Dead: Cam Newton’s Days In Carolina Are Numbered

“Behind the scenes he’s working his ass off every day to get healthy. It’s tough to see him go on IR, but I know he’s going to handle it well and I know he’s going to do everything he can to get back to his full potential.” 2019 […]

Dwight Howard’s Last Chance “Spark Plug” Role In Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard’s days as a National Basketball Association superstar are over. Done, dead, and gone forever. Despite being gifted with incredible height, length, and athleticism, the Atlanta, Georgia native’s story is one well documented with highs and lows that range from a myriad of […]

Why The BoSox Will Be Singing The Luxury Tax Blues This Offseason

Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for the tradition-rich Boston Red Sox. For the past 20 years or so, their fans have had the luxury of witnessing some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars while taking in America’s favorite pastime en route to four World Series […]

Trent Williams Cancer Scare Is The Latest Red Flag Of The Dan Snyder Era In Washington

“I had cancer, I had a tumor removed from my skull. It got pretty serious for a second. I was told some scary things from the doctor so it was definitely nothing to play with — one of the things that will change your outlook on life.” 2019 […]

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