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NFL Sunday - Week 13

Nov 30th, 2014 at 17:32 American Football 0 comments

With all the byes out of the week, Week Thirteen of the NFL sees all 32 teams take to the field. With it being Thanksgiving, six teams have already played and we have seen wins for Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle. Here are my thoughts for the remaining thirteen games Washington @ Indianapolis Washington surprisingly ran San Francisco close on the road whilst it took the Colts a while to get going against …

The Europa League Myth

Nov 28th, 2014 at 23:09 Other Football 2 comments

We're now a decent chunk into the European football season and with the Group stages one game away from completion, I wanted to examine the so-called Europa League effect. I can't speak for European media (perhaps some of the mainland Europe based members could enlighten me) but in England, the effects of playing in the Europa League followed by a Sunday League game is rammed down our throats to the …

College Football - Week Fourteen Preview

Nov 27th, 2014 at 19:10 American Football 0 comments

For most Conferences, this is the last week of the regular season with the Conference Championship games next week and this blog has managed to put together a strong run over the last few weeks with a 5th 2-1 week in six weeks last week to move to 11-6 since Week Eight. Nebraska and Minnesota came close to getting me off to a winning start last week but they ultimately …

College Football - Week Thirteen Peview

Nov 21st, 2014 at 14:37 American Football 0 comments

Back to winning ways for the blog last week with yet another 2-1 week and it's now 9-5 over the past five weeks. Alabama never looked like losing at home to no.1 ranked Mississippi State and they came with 15 seconds of covering the spread. Florida State produced yet another comeback win whilst Georgia completed my winning week by stomping all over Auburn. In my season preview (view it HERE) …

NHL Trends - Back to Back games

Nov 21st, 2014 at 09:20 Ice Hockey 4 comments

We're now almost two months into the NHL season and it's time to take a first look at one of the trends I want to explore during the season which is the impact of back to back games on teams. Back to back games are common in the NHL and all teams will play their fair share of them and it's how the 2nd game turns out that I want to …

College Football - My Top 10

Nov 18th, 2014 at 22:18 American Football 1 comments

After yet another week full of twists and turns in college football & with another set of committee rankings due on Tuesday night I thought I'd try and be one step ahead of the men & women entrusted with picking the four teams to contest the first ever college playoff and deliver my first rankings of the season a few hours earlier. Rather than go on overkill & do this …

College Football - Week Twelve Preview

Nov 13th, 2014 at 21:33 American Football 0 comments

After three winning weeks in a row for this blog, it was a 1-1 week last weekend as I previewed just two games. As expected, points were at a premium in the Alabama - LSU game whilst Ohio State completely surprised me by scoring at will against a superb Michigan State defense to end the Spartans season. In my season preview (view it HERE) I backed Oregon and Oklahoma to win …

College Basketball Preview

Nov 11th, 2014 at 22:36 Basketball 0 comments

Has it really been seven months since Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to a win in the NCAA tournament against the Kentucky Wildcats? It all starts again this week with over 300 teams starting out on the road that they hope leads to Indianapolis in the first week of April 2015. Naturally, some teams have a much better chance of getting there than others and I'll be looking …

NFL Week 10 Picks

Nov 9th, 2014 at 14:29 American Football 0 comments

We're at week 10 already and it's time for the contenders to stand up and be counted. Chip has ventured to Wembley to see his beloved Dallas Cowboys today so in the absence of the Expert picks blog for this week I thought I'd share my thought with you. I had my best week of the season last week going 11-2, but after Cleveland's defense helped the Browns move to …

College Football - Week Eleven Preview

Nov 8th, 2014 at 10:31 American Football 2 comments

A third 2-1 week in a row for the blog and it was a more than pleasing Saturday after Louisville blew a 21-0 lead against Florida State to open my picks for the week on Thursday. Auburn got the luck needed to win a National Championship when Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell fumbled the ball on the goal line, breaking his leg in the process. Ending the weekend, Utah suffered …