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MLQ West Wrap Up: A Disappointing and Costly End to an Entertaining Season

By Ryan Smythe

The West got absolutely bodied at MLQ Championships this year.

Following an impressive showing at USQ Nationals led by the Lost Boys (Final Four), the Gambits (Elite Eight), UCLA (Elite Eight), and Cal (Elite Eight), the only way to look at this season’s showing is as a disappointment. 876 more words

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West Coast Bias Ep. 6: We Made A Beer Bet

The Los Angeles Guardians won the West Division after sweeping the Salt Lake City Hive, so now it’s time for Ryan Smythe and Elizabeth Barcelos to speculate about how well the Guardians, Hive, and San Francisco Argonauts will do at Championships. 16 more words

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MLQ West Preview: The Division Title Is On The Line

By Ryan Smythe

The Salt Lake City Hive enter this weekend sporting an unofficial 6-0 record, but they have one hell of a challenge ahead of them if they want to keep their undefeated record entering Championships. 789 more words

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MLQ West Preview: The Artist Formerly Known as the Super Series

By Ryan Smythe

The San Francisco Argonauts aren’t the first team at risk of finishing their season without a win – they would join the 2016 Ottawa Black Bears, the 2016 New Orleans Curse, and the 2016 Phoenix Sol – but it’s not a good position to be in morale-wise heading into Championship Weekend. 808 more words

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Boise II Men – End Of The Road

By Ryan Smythe

Well, the good news for Boise is that none of its players will have an MLQ suspension on their records.

The Boise Grays are officially out of the MLQ West division after disbanding the franchise for the remainder of the 2018 season on Tuesday, July 3. 577 more words

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MLQ West Preview: What the Hell, Boise

By Ryan Smythe

*Update: according to the Boise Grays’ Bryan Bixler, the home team will only have nine players for this weekend’s series, not the 15 listed below. 744 more words

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MLQ West Preview: Hive Your Kids, Hive Your Wife

By Ryan Smythe

The Salt Lake City Hive and San Francisco Argonauts series has marked the start of the MLQ season ever since the league expanded to include 16 teams, and every year that first day has come one day earlier (June 4 in 2016, June 3 in 2017, now June 2). 599 more words

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