22 October 2014

2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup: Eliminator Round Predictions

After the wild, as expected, conclusion to Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, the field for the Eliminator Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup was set as the field of 12 drivers was whittled down to eight. I was not nearly as good predicting this past round as I was the first round, only getting one eliminated driver correct. This round will set the field for who will run for the title in Homestead in a little more than three weeks, who will those four drivers be?

21 October 2014

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 8

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Week 8 sure saw some wild finishes. The Jaguars got their first win of the season by rolling the Browns, the Rams executed some glorious special teams trickery to defeat the Seahawks, the Chiefs upset the Chargers on the road, the Bills scored a winning touchdown in the last seconds against the Vikings, the Patriots blocked a game-winning field goal attempt by the Jets, Colt McCoy made an appearance and won a game for Washington, and the Lions scored two touchdowns late to beat the Saints. Good stuff all around, but can this week top it? Here are my picks.

20 October 2014

Fanatic Radio 10/17/14

Fanatic Radio is back to talk the US Soccer vs MLS Debate with soccer analyst John Gardner. Mike and Ben jump on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon as the World Series pins Cinderella and the Giants. Which college football team is most likely to fall after two weeks of Mississippi Madness, especially in light of the Jameis Winston hearings and why Michael Jordan is calling out LeBron James and Dirk? Stay tuned.

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2014 College Football Predictions: Week 9

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a game as big as the Notre Dame-Florida State contest on Saturday, and a game as good. It went back-and-forth until a controversial but correct offensive pass interference call negated a game-winning touchdown for the Irish and the Seminoles escaped with the win. Now in week 9 there aren't as many ranked showdowns but with the uncertainty of the selection committee, every game counts. Here are my picks.

19 October 2014

2014 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 8

Nantz and friends in 1997 (YouTube)
It's a doubleheader Sunday on CBS Sports as we hit the eighth week of the 2014 NFL season. Six games are on the slate. The early slate has Ravens-Bengals, Bills-Jets, Dolphins-Jaguars and Seahawks-Panthers. The late games are Colts-Steelers and Raiders-Browns. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for the NFL on CBS this week.

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 8

Albert in 1996 (YouTube)
Fox Sports is the singleheader network this Sunday but even then, they'll be bringing a doubleheader of action. For the first time ever, Fox will be airing a regular season game in the morning Eastern time as Lions-Falcons from London will air at 9:30 am EST. Then in the traditional timeslots, the offerings are Bears-Patriots, Rams-Chiefs, Vikings-Buccaneers, Titans-Texans and Eagles-Cardinals. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for the NFL on Fox this week.

2014 World Series Predictions

I'd like to find the folks that predicted this World Series matchup. The Kansas City Royals have put together one of the more surprising and dominant runs to this point after rallying to win the Wild Card game, then sweeping the two best teams by record in the American League, Anaheim and Baltimore. The San Francisco Giants have rekindled some of their even year magic, even with a team that is certainly not as good as those 2010 and 2012 clubs, and took out the Nats and Cardinals in two tight series. It's the first World Series matchup of Wild Card teams since 2002, and the first matchup of teams with less than 90 wins ever; who will win the Commissioner's Trophy?

18 October 2014

Why Sunday's race at Talladega could be the wildest in years

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Saying a race at Talladega Superspeedway is going to be unpredictable and a little crazy is a little like saying the Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge. Seemingly every race since the Alabama track opened back in 1969 has been just that. But the Geico 500 this Sunday is going to be different, in my opinion, than most races prior considering what is on the line in this race.

2014 World Series TV Schedule & Announcers

It's a Fall Classic that very few saw coming with the Royals claiming the American League crown and the Giants seizing the National League title. It will kick off this Tuesday night in Kansas City (what kind of a scene will that be?). Here's the television and announcing schedule.

15 October 2014

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 7

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In the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season, how many people thought that the Cowboys would be 5-1 and tied for first in the NFC East after winning in Seattle? Hell, I didn't even have the Cowboys get to five wins on the season! Or how about the Cardinals sitting in first in the tough NFC West? Cleveland with a winning record at 3-2? How about the Chargers looking like the best team in the NFL? Football is great, here are my picks.