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College Football Weekend Recap

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in College football, FEATURED | 0 comments

  If last weekend was moving day in College Football, then this weekend was status quo, as only one top 10 team fell (#10Oklahoma 24-27 to Texas), and 3 total in the top 25, and #18 Michigan’s 30-0 win over #13 Northwestern at home could harley fit the bill as and upset.  Michigan’s impressive win was  big boost for the Big Ten, who desperately need a third team to be considered strong if they want their conference championship game to have any meaning.  In this column we’ll pull a George Jefferson and see who’s “movin on up” and who is shakin on down. Moving up: #8 Alabama:  They followed up their destruction of Tennessee by taking snake bitten Arkansas to the wood shed in the second half, outscoring the Razorbacks 24-7 in the second half and serving notice to college football that they are indeed for real.  A talented, motivated, and cohesive Nick Sabien team is always a threat to compete for the crown, and they seem to have found their playmaker as freshman Calvin Ridley has emerged from the rubble left behind by Amare Cooper to catch 8 balls for 140 yards and a TD.  Jake Coker has the stuff most SEC quarterbacks seem to lack and Derrick Henry is a bona fide...

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Moving day in College Football

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

It was moving day in college football as 4 of the top 10 teams toppled.  Lets take a look: #3 Ole Miss gets destroyed at #25 Florida 38-10.  This was a ole fashioned ass kicking from start to finish.  Ole Miss was never in the game, down 25-0 at the half, turned the ball over 4 times, despite only being out gained 355-328 in total yards.  Just another day in the SEC, where teams eat each other alive destroying each others shot at the championship along the way.  It was hard to believe this was the same team that ran roughshod over Alabama passing and running the ball at will.  Florida has to be taken seriously now, sitting at 5-0 and 3-0 in SEC play. #6 Notre Dame loses a nail biter at #12 Clemson 24-22 to put a major dent in their final four hopes.  This was probably the most exciting game of the day, and Clemson seemed to want desperately to give the game away in the fourth quarter making a highlight tape of how you play football not to lose rather than to win a game.  Only a unfathomable decision by ND coach Kelly to call a quarterback keeper on the two point conversion prevented the collapse.  Clemson had completely dominated...

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College Football Week One Thoughts

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

  So a few thoughts with only a few game remaining in the opening week: The SEC looks very strong. Texas A&M took care of Arizona State (15) at a neutral site, and yet another SEC team will likely move into the top 25, moving the number to a staggering 11. Alabama (1) crushed Wisconsin, a team supposed to be near the top of the Big Ten. Kentucky christened their sparkling new stadium with a win over LA Lafayette....

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Random #NBA Thoughts

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  Some random thoughts as the Summer league winds down and the Spurs win the Vegas Summer League championship. The Celtics have built a roster custom built for coach Brad Stevens.  Its a roster packed with guys who love to play basketball, work hard, get better, and win basketball games.  One would think thats how all NBA rosters are built, but thats most definitely not the case.  They have turned over the leadership keys to sophomore Marcus Smart, who...

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Celtics Summer League Game #2 Recap

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

Coming off a dismantling by the host Jazz summer league entry, last night marked the second straight blowout loss for the Celtics, in which they lost to the 76ers 76-62. Second year guard Marcus Smart was in street clothes for this tilt, leaving the point manned by Terry Rozier and Marcus Thornton, both of whom benefited from extended minutes. Rozier, the #16 pick in the 2015 draft, managed 14 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes. Thornton,...

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#Celtics Summer League Recap

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  The Celtics fell to the Jazz 100-82 in their first summer league game of the 2015 campaign.  Marcus Smart lead the way 26/5/8 for the Celtics, while Rodney Hood went for 23/10/4 for the Jazz.  On to the good, bad, and ugly. The Good: The Celtics played HARD.  Very hard.  Several players hit the deck for loose balls, one pass away was defended well on the perimeter, and in general they battled.  Smart went for 26/5/8 and looked...

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Celtics select R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State at #28

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Draft Nuts, FEATURED | 0 comments

With the 28th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics tabbed R.J. Hunter, a junior shooting guard from Georgia State. Hunter is 6′ 6″ and a slight 190 lbs, good height and length for the pro SG position. He appears to have passable athleticism for the position. I do not watch much basketball from mid-majors, so the only thing I have to go on with Hunter is highlight videos and statistics. If you go by the highlight videos,...

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Celtics pick Terry Rozier, PG/SG, Louisville at #16

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Draft Nuts, FEATURED | 0 comments

  According to our sources, the Boston Celtics tried all night to trade out of the first round of this year’s NBA Draft. They obviously failed to find a trade partner. So, left with the sixteenth pick in the draft, they selected Terry Rozier, a combo guard out of Louisville. Rozier will join what appears to be a crowded Celtics backcourt with Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, James Young and Phil Pressey. Where he fits in the Celtics...

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NBA Finals Game 5 Gambling Plays

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in FEATURED, Gambling, NBA, NBA playoffs | 0 comments

  The faithful enjoyed a winning triple crown weekend that saw the coffers filled with plays that went 6-2 and added 5 units to the coffers.  The NBA finals has been a back and forth affair as the teams split the first four games and games one and two went to overtime.  Vegas has the Warriors, in a series tied at 2, as massive -500 favs.  Anytime the wind blows too hard one way, this gambler always blows the...

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NHL/NBA finals, Triple Crown gambling plays

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in FEATURED, Kentucky Derby, NBA, NBA playoffs, NHL, NHL Playoffs | 0 comments

  Its a big weekend for those who like action in the form of sports gambling, with the Triple Crown and both NHL and NBA finals games to give players a chance to add to their coffers and stick it to the Man.  After a winning football season we’ll try to keep things up….on to the picks:   Belmont Stakes Saturday 6:30 on NBC.   In 1978 “Affirmed” won the triple crown in horse racing, and it hasn’t happened...

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