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2016 Elite 8 Preview

Mar 26th, 2016 at 21:02 Basketball 0 comments

Unlike last year, when I had all eight teams in the Elite 8, my bracket on ESPN has been shot to pieces since the early days of the Tournament. Of the eight teams I had at this stage, only four remain (Kansas, Virginia, North Carolina & Oklahoma) and despite the madness of the opening two days when higher seeds went down all over the place, six of the eight top …

Weekend accumulator: International break gives us a chance to look at the lower leagues

Mar 23rd, 2016 at 23:15 Other Football 0 comments

Three out of five last week and it was the two shortest priced selections that let me down with Burnley conceding an injury time equaliser at home to Wolves and Lincoln letting a 1-0 lead slip with less than 20 minutes left. With the international break this weekend, it's just a short priced treble on offer in the blog as I look to start working back into profit as the …

2016 Miami Open Preview

Mar 22nd, 2016 at 22:02 Tennis 0 comments

With Indian Wells in the distance and another Masters Series win for Novak Djokovic, the ATP Tour turns its attention to Miami. The 2nd Masters Series event of the season sees the return of Roger Federer and is the last main tour event on the American hard courts until after Wimbledon. History Between 1990 & 2004, this event was dominated by Americans with home players taking home 12 of the 15 …

I don't believe in fairytales

Mar 19th, 2016 at 21:19 Basketball 0 comments

The NCAA Tournament is currently in the middle of day three, the first part of the 2nd round, following two manic days of action from round one which saw upsets at almost every turn. For those new to college basketball, the NCAA Tournament is split into four regions with teams seeded from 1-16 in each region. In round one, 1 plays 16, 2 plays 15 and so on and the tournament …

Weekend accumulator: Leicester & Burnley's title charge to continue

Mar 18th, 2016 at 18:54 Other Football 0 comments

Leicester did the job in the Monday Night Football game but unfortunately, it was immaterial to the acca after Hull's draw with the MK Dons on Saturday. That meant it was another close call for the acca with four wins from five and left the accumulators in a loss for the first time this season. Another full house of action this weekend to choose from....... Running Totals Singles: 67/124 (54.03% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: League leaders dominate this week's action

Mar 10th, 2016 at 21:43 Other Football 0 comments

It wasn't to be last weekend as just two picks prevailed and it continued my own personal tough stretch of picking winners. Another full house of leagues to choose from although a reduced Premier League schedule due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. This week's acca spreads the entire weekend and with it ending with Monday night's Premier League game, represents a chance to lay assuming the prior selections all come …

2016 AL East Preview

Mar 5th, 2016 at 21:37 Baseball 1 comments

Last season's AL East predictions were a complete washout (see here) as all four picks lost and my final standing were completely out of sync with how it eventually finished. Of course, it was Toronto that prevailed for the first time in two decades, led by an offense that fell just short of 900 runs. The Blue Jays win means that all AL East teams have won at least one division …

Weekend accumulator: Manchester City's troubles to vanish with a visit from the dreadful Villans

Mar 4th, 2016 at 18:21 Other Football 0 comments

A winning accumulator eluded the blog once again last week with just two winners from five although with two 0-0 draws thrown in the mix, it could have looked a little better with just a bit more luck. Another full selection of five games this week as the accumulator portion of the blog goes dangerously close to falling into a loss for the first time this season......... Running Totals Singles: 61/114 (53.51% …

NFL Draft - A look at the top QB prospects

Mar 3rd, 2016 at 22:49 American Football 0 comments

Last weekend saw the annual NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. A cattle market of potential NFL superstars having to perform a range of tasks in front of NFL executives as the 32 scouting departments continue to piece together their draft boards ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft. Last year it was all about two quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, as these two went first and second overall with the next …