Week Nine College Football Picks

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Record after week eight: 88-38 (63-60-3 ATS) 12 pm ET Northwestern (5-2) at Indiana (4-3) (+3) All Indiana has left on the schedule that they can definitely win on a good day are Northwestern and Purdue. Not-so-coincidentally, those are the two wins they need for bowl eligibility. They're not beating Wisconsin, Iowa, or ...

Get Ready To Screw Boise State

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Only in college football could the third-ranked team in the nation somehow lose during their bye week. Boise State gets the honors this year, and in week two no less, because Virginia Tech managed to lose to I-AA James Madison at home, in Blacksburg. The immediate reaction all over the country was ...

On ESPN, Favre and Where Journalism Goes to Die

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

You know, I was really enjoying a pretty quiet beginning of August. Should've known Brett Favre was fixing to ruin that. You see, I'm a Packers fan. Always have been. As a result, I've morphed into something of the Brett Favre expert on this site. Truth be told, Favre was my ...

The San Diego Padres Can’t Get No Respect

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Sunday afternoon the San Diego Padres finished a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, opening the second half of the season with a bang. The Friars outscored Arizona 26-10 over the weekend and have shown more life offensively over the past few weeks than they have for most of the ...

LeBron: Almost As Popular as iCarly

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The ratings are in for LeBronapalooza, aka the Bron-Bron Fellatiathon, also known as "The Decision."* As expected, it was a ratings bonanza. I guess. With 9.95 million viewers, the program was the third-highest rated show on cable this year, trailing only the Pro Bowl and an episode of Nickelodeon's "iCarly." Wait. Whaaaaaaa? The most ...

Would Yankees Fans Boo Themselves For Sucking?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

There's been a minor hubbub about Yankees' fans treatment of Javier Vazquez in his first start at Yankee Stadium this year. Vazquez didn't pitch very well, but he wasn't awful either (5.1 IP, four runs, six hits). But depending on the which account you read, he either ...

Why Even Bother?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

It's one everyone's mind today. We're all thinking it. Heck, the entire sports world has NCAA Tournament on the brain. If no one else is going to ask the question I might as well go ahead: why on Earth did ESPN waste time with a Women's NCAA Tournament Selection Show? While ...

Link Dump!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

So it sucks to be Jason Heyward right now because Baseball America listed him above Stephen Strasburg in its Top 100 prospects - Baseball America Things to love about Target Field (it's where the Twins play) - Star Tribune I knew about the Japadog thing from Anthony Bourdain's show a couple years ...