Friday, December 28, 2012
Texas Tech -13.5 Minnesota
TCU -2.5 Michigan St
Oklahoma St -17.5 Purdue
Miss St -1.5 Northwestern
South Carolina -7 Michigan
Georgia -10.5 Nebraska
Stanford -7 Wisconsin
There are definitely an couple of blowouts there, in fact we didn't even realize that Purdue qualified for a bowl, and hopefully a couple of victories. The Badgers seem like a good upset candidate. Either way it's going to a tough road for the Big 10 in the Bowl games and it may be time to move onto the hoops season as that's looking very promising.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Michigan St -7.5
West Virginia -3.5
South Carolina +3.5
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Ohio St +2
Iowa St +2
This week's bonus pick...
Kyle Kingsbury +165
UFC on Fuel TV 5
Saturday, September 22, 2012
There are plenty of intriguing matchups today involving ranked teams. The FCS Game of the Week should be a doosey also as #8 Northern Iowa visits #4 Youngstown St. The Penguins waxed Pitt to open the season while the Panthers have hung tough with Iowa and Wisconsin.
Well, here are our picks for the day...
South Carolina -10.5
Notre Dame -6
Clemson +15 (trap game)
Late Night Bonus Pick:
Oregon/Arizona Over 79.5
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Penn St -6.5
Iowa St +2
Florida International +2.5
Enjoy the first Saturday of college football everyone!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Anyway, here are our predictions for the conference champions...
ACC - Florida St
Big 10 - Wisconsin
Big 12 - Oklahoma
Big East - Cincinnati
SEC - LSU
Pac 12 - Oregon
MVC - Northern Iowa
The BSC Title game is... LSU over Florida St. for the SEC 7th title in a row. Not a game that we're excited to watch.
Speaking of exciting. Keep your eyes on former Georgia RB Isiah Crowell at Alabama St and former Hawkeye RB Marcus Coker at Stony Brook. Both players transferred to FCS programs during the off season; Crowell kinda had to after being charged with felony possession of a weapon in a school zone, while Coker got hosed by Iowa administration; and both should enjoy huge seasons.
P.S. We took South Carolina -7 and BYU -12.5 tonight.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The two sports that made the biggest impression on me this year are handball and water polo. I have no idea what the rules are of either sport, but they were both very intriguing to watch. And for a couple of months video clips will be rolling through my computer. What can I pick up about those events? Is there some type of set plays? What are the basic rules? Then poof. The interest is gone for another 3 1/2 years. It's exactly what I go through with curling after the Winter Olympics but the spark always returns.
That's what actually makes the Olympics great. It exposes fans to new events, people, and customs. And that's something a lot of people enjoy. By the way, college football is right around the corner, YAY!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The GT Academy's "preliminary" rounds runs through June 24th with the finals taking place in July. You can download the demo from the Play Station Store for free. Visit the Nissan GT Academy web page for more information, an overview, and updated standings. Good luck everyone!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Here's who I'm putting my money on...
Daniel Bryan (+170)
Why? WWE has been pushing Sheamus a lot and for a while now. It makes too much sense for him to win. Bryan's "YES!!" chant is so annoying to the fans it absolutely needs to be done.
Why? I would usually take the underdog with odds that high but it is the streak. The Streak needs to stay intact for future 1-offs for the Undertaker. This match is a Hell in the Cell match to hide the terrible "wrestling" that is going to occur and that was a good move. This match would be a great spot for Lesnar to appear and reek havoc thus setting up a possible Wrestlemania 29 main event.
John Cena (-180)
Why? It makes no sense for the Rock to win because he's leaving after WM28 anyway to resume his film career. Plus Hogan passed the torch to Rocky a few Wrestlemanias ago so it would be fitting for the torch to move to today's workhorse, Cena. We get our second surprise appearance afterwards as Alberto Del Rio jumps Cena and the Rock comes to his aid. It allows The Rock to soak in his town town cheers and the mutual respect handshake with Cena.
With all the rumors circulating about tonight, Wrestlemania 28 could be the best yet. Will I watch it? Nope, but I will tune into Raw tomorrow night for the fall out.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Total Swing Control
Taking its most significant leap forward in swing mechanics in over a decade, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 revolutionizes the virtual golf swing. Golfers will take full control over their swing with all-new tempo, swing plane and shot power controls along with an adjustable shot setup, allowing players to address the ball in a number of ways to create limitless shot types with just one club.
Swing Tempo - For the first time in Tiger Woods PGA Tour history, the tempo and speed of your swing is going to directly influence the power of your shot. Fast tempo will add more distance to shots. Slow tempo will result in less distance.
Shot Setup - Create all possible shot types from one shot setup. Drag your aiming marker forward and back to blend between full, 3/4 , pitch, and chip shots. Create draw and fade shots by opening and closing your golfer's stance. Affect the launch trajectory by moving the ball forward or backward in your stance to create flop and punch shots. The possibilities are endless, allowing any real shot to be created in the game.
Strike Meter - Using the all-new Strike Meter, place the sweet spot of the club precisely where you wish to hit the ball. While a center strike is the most common, you can use low and high strikes to alter power, spin and trajectory.
Swing Arc - The visualization of the golfer's swing is shown in the form of an arc. Use this arc as a guide to execute your swing with the proper power, trajectory and shot shape.
All-New Animations - Utilizing the latest version of EA's sophisticated ANT animation system, players be able to see in real-time whether your golf swing is on or off plane through your golfer's on-screen animations, allowing you to connect with your swing like never before.
Fans can take to the course with any one of 22 PGA Tour golfers in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, including Tiger Woods, 2011 US Open Champion Rory McIlroy, 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 US cover art finalist Bubba Watson. Take on the best of the best on some of the world's most celebrated courses.
PlayStation Move Controller Support
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 for PlayStation includes optional support for the PlayStation Move controller system. The Move motion controller tracks players' movements and positioning, as well as provides a club-like object to anchor your swing allowing for accurate one-to-one projection of actions on the virtual golf course.
The Tiger Legacy Challenge
Relive firsthand Tiger Woods' most memorable golf accomplishments as he rises from a child prodigy to golfing legend.
Online Country Clubs
In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, gamers are able to invite friends to join their own exclusive country club and team up to gain quicker access to downloadable golf courses or compete against other club members for the coveted Club Championship.
Get Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 here!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Amazon.com Product Description
The Highest Rated Sports Video Game is All-New for 2012
MLB 12 The Show is the 2012 release in a franchise has been the highest rated sports video game for 4 years running. The Show enables consumers to immerse themselves in exhilarating baseball moments by delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise and season modes, and incredible detail not found in any other sports game. MLB 12 The Show builds on what has been delivered in previous franchise releases adding compelling features that bring unparalleled innovation and polish to the sports genre. Just a few of these new features are full Move controller support in all aspects of the game, expanded multiplayer support online and cross compatibility with the PlayStation Vita version of the game.
Key Game Features
Full Move Support - Control all aspects of The Show with the Move controller.
4-Player Multiplayer Support - Enjoy 4-player multiplayer support both online and offline.
Diamond Dynasty - Compete in a massive multiplayer online experience where success depends on your managerial approach, player training and your skill / strategy against your competitors in this all-new mode for 2012. Create a custom team and collect and play with MLB players or activate and train Dynasty cards.
Cross Platform Saves - Save files between the PS3 and PS Vita systems as you continue your Season, Franchise, and Road to the Show games on the go
True Broadcast Presentations - Our biggest leap ever towards truly blurring the lines between a game day in reality and a game day in The Show.
3D Compatible - Compete in true PlayStation stereoscopic 3D when using compatible hardware.
Get MLB 12 The Show here
Friday, February 24, 2012
It was a busy off season for Kevin Harvick Incorporated and Rusty Wallace Racing. Kevin and Delana Harvick closed KHI essentially, selling off the company's truck assets to Eddie Sharp Racing and combining the Nationwide program with Richard Childress Racing. In English, that means Eddie Sharp added the #8 and #33 truck teams while RCR added the #2 truck team and the #2 and #33 Nationwide teams to their respective stables. That all makes sense, so far. On the official entry list for the Camping World Truck Series, Delana Harvick is still listed as the owner of the #2, #8, and #33 truck teams. As for Richard Childress' three Nationwide teams being raced on Saturday, Harvick is still listed as the owner of both of her former teams, the 2 and 33 cars while Morgan Shepard is the listed owner of the #3 car driven by Austin Dillion.
Now on to Rusty Wallace's winter vacation. He was forced to shelf both of his Nationwide teams for season because of the lack of sponsorship dollars. Based on the official Nationwide Series entry list, Wallce is the owner of the #4 car driven by Danny Efland the #50 car that TJ bell is driving. Efland's car is fielded by JD Motorsports and MAKE Motorsports fields Bell's ride.
The contracts that these organizations sign during a purchase or merger must be a legal nightmare and include many different provisions for minority ownership. Maybe the highest profile name is listed as the team owner for visibility for sponsors or to attract additional sponsorship. I really don't know, it just seems confusing and a jumbled mess. As a fan I'll just route for Harvick and Junior and leave the rest alone.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thank you for your interest in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament. A summary of your organization's credential request is listed below:
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Colonial Athletic Association used to be better known as a FCS football powerhouse, the SEC of the Football Championship Subdivision. The last few years some teams from the CAA have caused quite a stir in the NCAA Tournament, though. VCU and George Mason have played their way into Final Four berths in recent seasons. The Patriots are currently atop the conference, which just like is past years is a log jam with four teams within a game of the lead. George Mason gets the nod because they have a quality big man in senior forward Ryan Pearson. A good big man wins games. Pearson is among the league leaders in scoring and rebounds. The Patriots strength of schedule is low and the only tough opponent we see is their loss at Virginia but they should draw a name opponent for the Bracket Busters showdown.
Harvard has been teetering on the edge of the basketball rankings for most of the season. The Crimson knocked off Florida St early in the season and that win looks even better now as the Noles have surprised Duke and North Carolina. The Ivy League is the only conference that doesn't have a season ending tournament so the regular season champ gets the automatic berth. Currently the Crimson are undefeated in league play but clearly have a target on their back. We should see them in March if they can continue to play like they have all season. The Crimson have a very balanced team that makes few mistakes and just might send some big boys home early come tourney time.
Enjoy all the games today and keep your eyes on those mid-majors that are "Poised to Make Some Noise."
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Everyone has probably heard of the top twp mid-majors of this season, the Creighton Blue Jays and the Murray St. Racers. Both teams have been ranked for a number of weeks but let's mention a couple of other teams that are sneaky good. This week those teams are Wichita St. and Long Beach St.
The Missouri Valley is back this season and should get multiple bids to the Big Dance. Originally the Valley looked like it might get three invites but Northern Iowa has slumped since conference play began. Wichita St. returned almost everyone from last season's NIT Championship team and have quietly compiled a 16-3 record so far. The Shockers are tied for the MVC lead with Creighton and have some quality wins on their resume. They have beaten Colorado and knocked off a ranked UNLV team. The Shockers only losses this season were to Alabama, who was ranked at the time, Temple in OT, and the Blue Jays. The Shockers have one of the most experienced teams in all of hoops land and are no strangers to big games. A rumored matchup against Murray St. in the upcoming Bracket Busters will no doubt get the Shockers some national exposure and if they continue playing well, watch out in March.
The Long Beach St. 49ers are the defending Big West champions and currently undefeated in conference play. The 49ers are coached by Dan Monson, who brought Gonzaga to hoops prominence. Monson is duplicating his successful Zag's approach and isn't afraid to put anyone on the schedule. The 49ers are 2-3 against ranked teams this season. Senior guard Casper Ware leads the way and is the early favorite to add his second conference Player of the Year award. Long Beach St. will need a win in their Bracket Buster matchup to add to the post season resume, but they are a dangerous team and definitely one to watch in March.