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2015 Best Bars In McAllen Ranked

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McAllen has a lot of bars. Bars on 17th St., bars on Nolana, bars on Main, bars on 23rd, bars on Ware…So it might help if people knew which ones were actually worth the drive around.

To find the best bars in McAllen, we’ll need to take a few things into consideration before we grade them.

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2015 NBA Finals Game 6 Recap

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Somehow, We Knew This Would Happen All Along

The NBA Finals are over and the Golden State Warriors were the better team the whole time. We all knew it. The numbers knew it. Steve Kerr and Steph Curry knew it. David Blatt and LeBron James knew it. Vegas knew it. There’s nothing surprising about a team that was wire-to-wire the NBAs best, winning a championship. Had LeBron not been in the Finals, we would’ve have been talking about how this has to be one of the greatest teams of all-time. But that wasn’t the case. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the 2015 NBA Finals will not be about them winning the Finals, but about how LeBron lost the Finals.

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2015 NBA Finals Game 5 Recap

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Gut Check Time

In the fleeting minutes of the 4th quarter of last night’s Finals game, you got the sense that it may be over. The Cavaliers have nothing left in their tank. There isn’t a single hope that exists for Cleveland other than knowing they’ll try to fend off elimination at home. Even then, that might not be enough.

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2015 NBA Finals Game 4 Recap

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How The Warriors Won Thanks To Some 28 Year-Old Staffer

Back to reality..sort of. If anything, game 4 was good for killing ESPN’s LeBron hard-on just a little. There are a lot of reasons you can point to as to why the Warriors finally woke the hell up. Was it because our goofy-ass NBA Finals hero didn’t go through with his pre-game ritual? Probably not. Was it because Steve Kerr is a liar-liar-pants-on-fire? Maybe. Or was it because some Golden State staffer tipped off Coach Kerr? Well, according to Kerr, actually..yeah, probably.

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McAllen Abortion Clinic May Remain Open

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US Court of Appeals Judge ruled that McAllen’s Whole Women’s Heath Clinic on Bicentennial may remain open. The clinic is the only facility legally able to provide abortions south of San Antonio which led to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that the clinic should be exempt from recent Texas law requiring clinics performing abortions to meet ambulatory surgical facilities.

The ruling is expected to be appealed in the US Supreme Court.

2015 NBA Finals Game 3 Recap

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Dellavedova is not the NBA Finals hero we need. He’s the NBA Finals hero we deserve

It happened again. The Cavaliers playing with only 7 guys, basically (sorry Mike Miller :/ ), have thrown everything they’ve got at the Warriors to be juuuust good enough to inch out their 2-1 series lead. Game 3 played out like the narrative sequel to game 2; not as good as the original, but you get the feeling of where the story is headed toward. So altogether now: none of us thought Cleveland could repeat what they did on Sunday.

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Here’s the Apple Music “The History of Sound” Ad You’ve Been Hearing About

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Apple Music, with the help of some ex-Degrassi cast member, was announced at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) this past Monday. Most of us, however, didn’t know about it until we saw this nifty commercial during last night’s NBA Finals.

Somewhere, Jay-Z is probably filming himself crying in a Maybach with intent to market it as a Tidal exclusive.

2015 NBA Finals Game 2 Recap

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NBA Finals Game 2: What The Hell Was That?

Last night’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals was not pretty. It was sloppy, at times both Cavaliers and Golden State struggled to score and the refs took control of the game…by not ACTUALLY controlling the game. It was a throwback 90’s kinda game and damn was it a hell of a game.

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Report: 2010 World Cup Host Winner Was Morocco, not South Africa

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Reports from UKs The Sunday Times say that the 2010 World Cup vote was rigged all along. But of course, this is FIFA, so the rigging and the corruption are being played out at much higher stakes. Within the evidence that the FBI is obtaining for charges of 14 FIFA executives charged with money laundering, fraud, and racketeering, it turns out that Morocco, not South Africa, actually won the final vote.

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What Is The Bench Wire?

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Necessity is the mother of invention. Somewhere between the cacophony of screaming old white men who dominate the writing desks of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and have oozed their fake-tanned shells on to ESPN prime-time programming and the hilariously arrogant yuppies who work for Deadspin, The Bleacher Report, and Grantland who can’t seem to relate to anyone who ISN’T living in Boston or New York or LA, a small upstart news wire hub has been born.

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