Don't forget to enter to beat us tonight for up to 250 in prizes in DraftStreet.com fantasy hoops

Don't forget to enter to beat us tonight for up to 250 in prizes in DraftStreet.com fantasy hoops

As we mentioned on Wednesday, our free one-day fantasy league where
you can win up to $250 in cash prizes kicks off tonight. So be sure to
head on over to our partner DraftStreet.com and select your team before
tonight's game's tip off.

If you're not familiar just yet, here's how the league works. It's a
new way to play fantasy basketball that turns the season-long grind
into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can
win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid
out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the
forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a
great promotion to kick off the season: a FREE one-day fantasy league
with $100 in prizes exclusively for readers of The700Level.
This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone
tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2 centers, and 2 utility players. Each NBA player has been assigned a price based on their expected fantasy performance.

You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts
tonight, January 13th, at 7:00pm ET at which time your rosters will lock
and the Live Scoreboard will be available. Our team is in there as
"The700Level," and yes, we stuck to our promise to take Jrue Holiday
tonight.

The prize pool is $250 and the payouts are as follows: 90, 60, 40, 30, 20, 10.

Should be fun. CLICK HERE to compete against us in the free one-night league. Feel free to share your team's in the comments.

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Claude Giroux spent Friday signing virtual autographs as the cover athlete for Topps NHL Skate 2017, a new onilne digital trading card game. Remember when trading cards came in a bubble gum pack? 

After the event, Giroux sat down with CSN's Michael Barkann on Philly Sports Talk for a game of “Who Does It Better: Canada or the United States?”

The game started off with a few easy softball questions, with Giroux picking the NFL over the Candian Football League. Then it got a little tougher, as Giroux chose Canadian hockey over U.S. hockey.

Despite talents like Drake and Shania Twain, Giroux went with the U.S. over Canada in music, and also chose American bacon over Canadian bacon.

Eventually, Barkann asked Giroux which beer he preffered.

“I don’t drink beer," Giroux responded.

Really? What Canadian doesn't like beer?

As he started to get up out of his seat after the interview, Giroux showed his true colors. “I love beer. I love beer,” he said.

Check out the video above to see the full game. 

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Oilers star Connor McDavid.

McDavid and Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long in a 6-5 Edmonton loss. McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent after the game, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season; McDavid missed 37 games with a broken collarbone.

"I guess we can put the whole 'if he did it' thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that," said McDavid, who taunted Manning after scoring the second goal in the Oilers' loss.

"I think anybody who knows me or who has played with or against me along the road here, knows that I am not that kind of player," Manning said, according to a statement released by the Flyers. "I am not out there intentionally trying to hurt people. I'm a guy who plays the game hard and I take pride in that."

Gretzky didn't mind seeing that fire in McDavid, saying competitiveness is part of what makes the great ones great. And he said the targeting comes with the territory of being a superstar. It was something he and Mario Lemieux dealt with, too.

"And Connor, he's going to get tested every night, but this is not new for him," Gretzky said Friday at the NHL board of governors meetings. "He's been tested since he was a kid and then playing junior hockey and now in the NHL and he's always responded and done his part."