22 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 5

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Hey, who doesn't love a suspended player showing up in full pads anyway? College football is weird, and great. Here are my picks for the fifth week of the 2014 collegiate football season.

21 September 2014

2014 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 4

Gumbel in 1979
'Tis the fourth week of the NFL season already somehow and with that the NFL on CBS has regional, singleheader action. The games are Carolina-Baltimore, Buffalo-Houston, Tennessee-Indianapolis, Miami-Oakland in London and Jacksonville-San Diego. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for CBS Sports this Sunday.

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 4

Buck in 1995
'Tis the fourth week in the 2014 NFL season already. This week, the NFL on Fox has the doubleheader. In the early window, the games are Green Bay-Chicago, Detroit-New York, Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh. In the national window, the games are Philadelphia-San Francisco and Atlanta-Minnesota. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for Fox Sports this week.

Breaking down the MLB postseason races with a week to go

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We have a week to go until the 2014 MLB season concludes and the MLB postseason kicking off. While the races this year have not been as crazy as some in years past as the Baseball Prospectus postseason odds show only have three teams in baseball outside the postseason with some semblance of a chance, there is still much to be decided in a short amount of time. Here's my look at the races down the stretch.

Fanatic Radio 9/19/14

Fanatic Radio is joined by a pair of youthful, rising stars in their fields: Brisa Hennessy, the U-18 U.S. Surfing National Champion talks about being the best in the country at 14, enjoying her love of the sport and the laid-back culture in her home state of Hawaii. Pro Mazda Champion, racer Spencer Pigot is our Weekly Conversation, as he explains his roots in motorsports, his recent crowned championship and his desire to climb the ranks of open wheel to race the Indianapolis 500. Also, the NFL's disastrous couple of weeks continues, the FIBA Basketball World Cup is recapped and we also look at the race to the MLB Postseason. 
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You can't beat this Andy Dalton touchdown reception

Who doesn't love those plays when the quarterback turns into a receiver? Well we had a brilliant execution of such a play in Cincinnati when Andy Dalton not only managed to hang onto a risky pass by Mohamed Sanu (no stranger to touchdown passes), but he also shed a Tennessee tackler en route to the end zone. You can't not love this. Let's go to the videotape.

19 September 2014

2014 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: September 20th

The 2014 MLB campaign is slowly but surely winding down but Fox Saturday Baseball is still coming at you as they have a pair of games to be distributed across the country. Much of the country will see the Tigers visiting the Royals at the K while others will see the Dodgers and the Cubs will go at it at the Friendly Confines. Game coverage beings at 1:00 Eastern and baseball on the Fox networks continues with Cardinals-Reds at 7:00 on FS1. Continue reading for announcing assignments and the distribution splits for MLB on Fox action this week.

17 September 2014

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 3

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So, not much going on in the NFL, right? It's only been likely the worst week in the history of the league with the botched Ray Rice situation by the league (and the Ravens), the botched Adrian Peterson situation by the Vikings (which they only fixed today), and significant concerns regarding how the league reacts to domestic violence.

Fun times indeed. Here are my Week 3 picks.

16 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 4

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It is already Week 4 in the college football season but similarly to the last two weeks, the slate of games this week is not particularly compelling, save for a few showdowns highlighted by the ACC battle in Tallahassee between the Tigers of Clemson and the Seminoles of Florida State on Saturday night. It only is a game that carries with it some College Football Playoff implications.

Here are my picks for this week in college football.

15 September 2014

There is no way the Vikings can allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday (UPDATED)

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In the wake of Adrian Peterson being indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Montgomery County in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child, as first reported by Fox 29 in Houston, the Minnesota Vikings deactivated him for Sunday's contest against the Patriots. Peterson turned himself in to authorities early on Saturday morning. And yet, inexplicably, the Vikings have reinstated Peterson and have cleared him to play this Sunday.

This is a disgrace. Here is why.