Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Corso Whoops

Lee Corso adds to his Legend on College Gameday from Houston a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to everyone that caught that and posted it on YouTube.

Friday, November 25, 2011

WWE 12

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

6 Pack O' Pix Week 12

When ESPN’s College Gameday announced they were going to spend the weekend, it seemed like it might be a ho-hum slate of games. And then what happens? Iowa St. comes out of no where to knock off Oklahoma St. and blows up the BCS. All of a sudden, a lot of games look interesting again and we’re ready for some ball. There is new hope in Oregon, Alabama, and Soonerville and only a few weeks left for the BCS Championship picture to play out. We’re still blown away but Iowa St, even after a night of sleep. The Cyclones out gained the Cowboys top ranked offense. That’s crazy. We’re just a couple hours away from the day starting with a tussle in the Big House and it ends with showdowns in Eugene, Waco, and Austin.

Last week we enjoyed another 3-5 week of picks as the slump reached four weeks. To add insult, the Hawkeyes got pounded and might be bowling in Detroit. That’s just fabulous. There’s still time to turn it around and it starts today. Here are this weeks “6 Pack O’ Picks”…

Clemson -7.5
Nebraska +3.5
Kansas St +7.5
Miami FL -1
USC/Oregon over 69
Boise St -17

And the 2 Homers, Mizzou and Iowa…
Iowa -1.5
Texas Tech +18

On a side note, how does Texas Tech go from being an explosive team, beating Oklahoma, to now, where they can’t fight out of a wet paper bag? And finally, did you hear that Iowa St. knocked off #2 Oklahoma St? Unbelievable!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MLB Awards 2011

The MLB Awards Week is here and the heavy hardware is being handed out. That means it time of our winners also. First off, a few congratulations are in order though for some impressive milestones that were passed. Leading off is a couple of Yankees. Mariano Rivera become the all-time saves leader and ended the season with 603 saves. Derek Jeter whacked his 3000th hit and became the first player in Pinstripes to eclipse that mark. And all around good guy, Jim Thome joined the 600 home run club. The St Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series title and afterwards Tony LaRussa retired. LaRussa is a great coach and had a great career, hopefully there is room in the Hall of Fame for his ego.

A couple of pretty impressive streaks ended this season too. Ichiro had a streak of 10 concestutive seaons with at least 200 hits. He fell short and only hit safely 184 this season. The man, Albert Pujols missed his 11th straight .300/30/100 season by a nose hair. His season ended at 299/37/99. That's right, Pujols needed one rbi and one more hit or one less at bat. A kick in the balls in if you ask me.

And to get to the point. Here are theSportStew MLB Award winners presented with Topps baseball cards.


Miguel Cabrera, DET (1)....64
Jacob Elsberry, BOS (1).....44
Justin Verlander, DET (1)....38
Curtis Granderson, NYY.....32
Jose Bautista, TOR...........26


Matt Kemp, LAD (3).......106
Ryan Braun, MIL............51
Prince Fielder, MIL........24


Justin Verlander, DET (3)...106
Jered Weaver, LAA.............44
CC Sabathia, NYY...............35
James Shield, TB................23
Jose Valverde, DET............11


Clayton Kershaw, LAD (3)..106
Roy Halladay, PHI.............65
Cliff Lee, PHI.....................45
Ian Kennedy, ARI..............11


Jeremy Hellickson, TAM.......50
Eric Hosmer, KC (1)...........37
Ivan Nova, NYY (1)............37
Brett Lawrie, TOR (1).........37
Mark Trumbo, LAA.............24
Ben Revere, MIN................11
Jordan Waldon, LAA..........11


Vance Worley, PHI..............64
Freddie Freeman, ATL (1)....44
Craig Kimbrel, ATL (1)........44
Jesus Guzman, SD (1)........38
Corey Luebke, SD...............11


Joe Maddon, TB (3)..........106
Ron Washington, TEX.......37
Manny Acta, CLE.............24
Jim Leyland, DET............24
Joe Girardi, NYY..............11


Kirk Gibson, ARI (3)...........106
Freddi Gonzalez, ATL...........44
Don Mattingly, LAD.............31
Ron Roenicke, MIL...............11
Tony LaRussa, STL..............11

Saturday, November 12, 2011

College Pigskin Pix Week 11

Last Saturday was a pretty exciting day of games. It started out with a big Hawkeye win and ended with the Oklahoma St-Kansas St shootout. You cant forget the #1 vs. #2 showdown either but that was the most boring overtime game I can remember. Northwestern pulled off the upset of the day by beating Nebraska in Lincoln.

Let's jump back to this week and the showcase game is on the west coast as Oregon and Stanford do battle. It promises to be a great game. In another big game for some of the wrong reasons is Penn St hosting Nebraska. It's an important game for both in regards to making the inaugural Big 10 Championship game. We almost forgot Michigan St at Iowa, another pivotal game in the Big 10 race.

We struggled with our picks last week going 3-5, so it's time to turn things around. This week it's time to shake things up. We're either going to look like a genius or a dumbass. For the picks for this week, something happened that never happens. We like all road teams today with an exception for the Black and Gold. Here are this weeks "6 Pack O' Pix and 2 Homers"...

Nebraska -4
Florida +2.5
Baylor -20
Miami, FL +10.5
Michigan +1
Oregon +3

2 Homers...
Texas -1
Iowa +3

Saturday, November 5, 2011

LSU's Honey Badger

With all the talk this Alabama and LSU game has received, I'm sure you've heard them mention the honey badger. It is LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. Check out the Honey Badger video if you haven't watched it yet. Funny stuff.

Week 10 College Pigskin Pix

Wow last week was pretty brutal. Hawkeyes lost to one of the worst teams in football, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Panthers lost their Top 5 showdown in North Dakota. And we also had a losing record at 3-5 on our picks. Tough, tough week.

The biggest game is SEC history is tonight, thank goodness, because all the hype is starting to get old. Don't forget about the other games today as the schedule is peppered with a plethora of great match ups throughout the day. The Big 12 Network, if their was one, would be awesome. Texas Tech at Texas, followed by A&M at Boomer Sooner, with the prime time showdowns Mizzou at Baylor and K State at Okie St. Add in the other SEC battle, the Gamecocks and Razorbacks. It's a great day to sit back downing a few brew-ha-has and practicing working the remote control. Almost forgot the #1 vs. #2 game. Miles at Sabin. Tigers vs Tide. Um, you get the picture, we've been blasted with that crap for two solid weeks.

Let's get to the money talk, it's time for this week's 6 Pack O' Pix and 2 Homers. A lot of road teams are smelling good today...

Texas Tech +14
The Dawg Special. The Red Raiders are hoping to rebound from a dismal performance against Iowa St. The Longhorns seem to struggle against decent teams but are at home. It seems like too many points and We have a feeling Tech wont need them.

Texas A&M +15
The Aggies have looked really good at times this year, but have also played pretty pathetic at other times. Oklahoma has been getting off the slow starts in the last few games and them turning it on. This is usually the time of the season Stoops starts running up scores and complaining about the BCS standings. A&M keeps it close, hopefully.

Florida International -3
The Panthers are enjoying one of their better seasons and are facing Western Kentucky who has struggled mightily since moving up from the FCS division, until this year. Plus FIU is our team in the NCAA Football dynasty so we had to sneak them in one of these.

Pittsburgh +3.5
Cincinnati has been playing well lately while the Panthers haven't. Pitt is at home and in a match up of mediocre teams, we lean towards the home team especially when they're underdogs. We're expecting a nice ground game from Ray Graham and Pitt take a close one.

Oklahoma St -21
The spread seems too high for a game against the 14th ranked Kansas St Wildcats. That usually means the "experts" in Vegas know something. Or they're crazy. The Cowboys can toss the rock and have made it look easily. Expect it to happen again. How old is this Weeden guy anyway? Shouldn't he be coaching?

LSU +4
This game will feature a few future NFLers. The Tigers have the better team but the game is in Tuscaloosa. The Tide Trent Richardson is a monster but as he gets gassed, the Tiger's physical defense can take control. Look for Alabama to make some mistakes in the passing game that gives LSU the win. We have a feeling that this could be a high scoring game.

Finally down to the homers and it's not looking good...
Michigan -5
Iowa needs one more win to get Bowl eligible and its going to be an uphill road. The Hawk defense has been terrible of late and dealing with Denard wont help. We're starting to hear some rumors involving Mike Stoops and the program doesn't need a psychotic asshole like that. Steer clear fellas. Back to the game, the Wolverines control the clock with a mix of Robinson and add a touchdown or two late. Hopefully we're wrong

Baylor - 2.5
Mizzou gets to try to defend RG3, who is having a great year. Baylor has a better team on paper and is home. Da Bears.

Enjoy the games and stay thirsty.