Monthly Archives: October 2016

2016 ALCS Prediction

2016-ALCS-Indians-Blue-Jays-Prediction

After sweeping both their opening series both teams seemingly have their rotations set.  Toronto feels like they should have got to the series last year.  Cleveland is looking to end one long World Series losing streak.  Alot of people want to see a Indians-Cubs World Series.  Let’s not go player for player here.  I did go 2-2 in the ALDS.  I am going to take the Bluejays

jays

Thursday Night Football Pick

In the NFL the Chargers are struggling.  But I think this is a big game for Denver.  Paxton Lynch is not ready yet and I think Denver needs Trevor Simien to play like he has for the first part of the season.  I am taking the Broncos minus the 3.

Broncos

 

Sports Blog 10-9

rutgers michigan

So everyone is talking about the 78-0 drubbing Michigan put on Rutgers.  The Jim Harbaugh haters and saying typical bully move by a bully coach.  Aside from faking an extra point in the 1st qtr what was Harbaugh supposed to do. Tell his players to stop playing.  Michigan ran the ball the whole second half.  And ran it up the middle with second and third string players.  If Rutgers can’t tackle that is not on Harbaugh.  Bottom line Rutgers is only in the Big 10 for the money.  Admittedly I had no idea Ohio State scheduled a coaching camp the same day Michigan already had one scheduled.  Plus the RU head coach last coached under Urban Meyer.  I remember the last year of the Brady Hoke error where Michigan was just an awful team.  Rutgers won in New Jersey and celebrated like they won the Super Bowl.  I always thought there would be payback.  Rutgers only had 2 first downs the whole game.  Was Harbaugh supposed to take knees the whole second half and let Rutgers score points.  If you want to blame someone for this performance blame Rutgers and their lack of effort.

houston cougars navy

It’s fun to listen to all the experts and fans calling in the talk shows saying how Houston can get into the playoff or how Louisville with a win over un beaten Houston can get into the playoff.  Someone forgot to tell the Naval Academy they were a footnote on Houston’s ride to prominence.  In case you haven’t noticed the Midshipmen are a damn fine team and have been for a long time now.  It’s not only impossible but a waste of time to predict or guess who will be in the playoff until we get to mid to late November.  What if a top ranked team had to play in the weather conditions we saw yesterday in North Carolina.  Those games are real toss ups.

 

Cubs Giants

I have to admit I really wanted to see some panic with the Cubs having to face perhaps the best post season pitcher since Sandy Koufax staring down potentially a 2-1 series deficit.  Now it’s moot.  The Cubs will win in 4.  And will go to the World Series unless they get tight in the NLCS for some reason.

Odell

 

Let’s hope we are not talking about Odell Beckham Jr all week next week.

brian kelly Notre Dame 1

It’s time for Notre Dame to look for a new head coach.  I understand the conditions yesterday were ridiculous and the game should probably not have been played.  But Brian Kelly who is supposed to be a genius play caller had some strange ones yesterday.  But this goes far beyond yesterday’s game.  He does not know how to handle a big game down the stretch when it’s close.  His use of the two point conversions is a joke.  His defense has been a huge joke.  And his sideline demenaor always screaming at his players is also a joke.  As an Irish fan it’s time to start over and bring in a top name.

 

MLB Plays Of The Day 10-8

My post season baseball predictions has been just god awful.  Hopefully I can rebound today.

 

The Cubs won a close one last night.  I was looking for some pressure to be put on the Cubbies with the specter of Bumgarner in game 3.  Since I picked the Giants in 4 that is my pick today.

SF Giants

I don’t like the way the Nationals look.  This could be a sweep.  I like the Dodgers.

Dodgers 2

College Football Plays Of The Day

I have alot of picks for today.  12 in all.  Record this week is 3-1.  So here goes.

wake

Take Wake Forest -4 at home vs Syracuse

Syracuse has no defense and Wake will shut down their offense

michigan

Take Michigan -30.5 at Rutgers

Rutgers does not belong in the Big Ten

 

michigan st

Take Michigan State -4.5 at home vs BYU

Sparty snaps the 2 game slide

 

texas a&m

Take Texas A & M at home -7 against Tennessee

The Vols won’t be able to overcome another slow start

minnesota gophers

Take Minnesota -2 at home vs Iowa

Hawkeyes have not been good this year

so miss

Take Southern Miss -16.5 at Texas San Antonio

The Golden Eagles will out class Texas San Antonio

akron

Take Akron -10 at home vs Miami Ohio

The Zips tough early season schedule makes this an easy game to win

georgia state

Take Georgia State -10 at home vs Texas State

Just a better team than their opponents

utep

Take UTEP at home -6 vs FIU

UTEP rolls up the offense vs FIU

miami

Take Miami -3 at home vs FSU

The Canes are due for a win in this series

stanford

Take Stanford -6 at home vs Washington State

After getting blown out last week expect a big game from the Cardinal

notre dame 2Noth Carolina State

Take the over of 57.5

Despite the wind and the rain Notre Dame will score and will not be able to stop NC State.

Ohio State

Take Ohio State -28 at home vs Indiana

The Buckeyes will continue to roll

 

 

Baseball Picks Of The Day 10-7

I am a big 0-4 this week so this means I am due.

 

The Redsox even up the series today.

Redsox 2

 

The Rangers also even up the series today too.

Texas Rangers 2

 

 

Take the Dodgers and Kershaw in Game 1 over the Nationals.

Dodgers 2

 

I want to see the pressure really on the Cubs.  I am taking the Giants.

SF Giants