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2017 World Cup Qualifiers: USA v Panama

Friday October 6th 7:35 pm Orlando, Florida   Suggested Lineup and Formation Howard Yedlin        Cameron    Gonzalez    Villafana     Bradley      Arriola                Nagbe                     Pulisic                       Wood        Altidore   I ! I Believe! I Believe That ! …. You know the rest. It’s put up or shut up time for...

2017 College Football: Week 6 Picks

Mississippi at (13) Auburn    -21 / 56.5 Saturday Oct 7 Noon The Gus Bus is finally rolling. This is the offense that was envisioned in the off season. Pound the ball up the middle then hit them over the top when they commit to stopping Johnson and Petway. Auburn has destroyed Miss State & Mizzou the past 2 weeks with the high octane offense...

2017 NFL: Week 5 Survivor Picks

If you have been following that first route of picks, congrats you are still alive in your pool. Taking any other has more than likely knocked you out. This has been one of the weirder seasons we have seen in awhile. Currently only the Chiefs are undefeated and then it’s a bunch of 3-1 teams who really aren’t that impressive. You could...

2017 MLB: Wild Card

Twins at Yankees: Tuesday 10/3, 8 pm Est Santana v Severino Winner of this game gets to be the sacrificial lamb to the Cleveland Indians.  The New York Yankees were supposed to be a year away with all their young talent needing time to develop. Instead they are coming in hot with a 52 HR hitting Rookie of the Year who also might double as the...

2017 NFL: Week 4 Picks

Carolina at New England    -9 / 49.5 Sunday Oct 1st 1pm New England looked sloppy on defense last week. They didn’t seem prepared for a rookie QB in Watson. It would be unprecedented for them to do that in consecutive weeks during the Brady & Belichick era. I am unimpressed with Panthers. The game against Buffalo was ugly and beating the...

2017 College Football: Week 5 Picks

(5) USC at (16) Washington State    +3.5 / 63.5 Friday Sept 29 10:30 PM If you have been following us over the past few weeks, you know we have been all over Washington State. They have not only covered but looked dominant in doing so the past 3 games. However, the teams they have been beating up aren’t exactly on the cusp of making the the...

2017 NFL: Week 4 Survivor Picks

“Well that escalated quickly” – Week 3 saw multiple dogs not only cover but win outright, with Joe Public taking it right on the chin as a result. I bet your pool is left with people who either took New England or Green Bay and both of them got lucky as well. So far there are just no clear cut top teams and you don’t know what you are...

2017 Champions League: Group Stage – Matchday 2 Sept 2017

Group H:    APOEL home to Tottenham Tottenham looks to build on their opening match. Spurs will be without Alli and Vertonhgen who are on suspension. Its crucial they pick up 3 points as they have 2 games left against Real Madrid and 1 left versus Dortmund. Don’t be surprised if you see Llorente and Son start up top. They won’t be at...

2017 NFL: Week 3 Picks

Its week 3 in the National Football League. Thus far no team has really separated themselves as Super Bowl favorites. There a bunch of good teams but no truly great ones, unfortunately that makes this job just a bit harder. I overrated the Cowboys week 1 performance vs the Giants and in turn gave the G Men to much credit going into week 2. Both...

2017 College Football: Week 4 Picks

West Virginia at Kansas    +21 / 69 Saturday, September 23 at Noon Kansas actually beat WVA a few years back. That is not happening this weekend. Kansas got rolled on by two MAC teams this year. West Virginia has far better players than any MAC team, and will score at will. It’s a ton of points on the road but Coach Holgo will have consumed...