01 April 2015

2015 MLB Predictions

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After one of the more unexpected World Series matchups of all time, the San Francisco Giants won their third championship in five years after defeating the Kansas City Royals in seven games. In other words, just what I predicted. So now, what is next? Will the Giants break the odd-year streak of missing the playoffs, or will they become the first team since the Yankees threepeat in 1998-2000 to repeat? Will the Royals do one better than they did a year, or just make the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1984-5 or will they be on the outside looking in come fall? Or will somebody else win the Commissioner's Trophy?

Ladies and gentlemen, here are my 2015 Major League Baseball predictions.

30 March 2015

2015 MLB on Fox Announcers

With a full slate of action on both Fox and Fox Sports 1, there are a number of announcers that Fox will utilize this upcoming baseball season. Those include a few new faces for both game and studio coverage as well as some familiar ones. Let's take a look.

28 March 2015

2015 NCAA Tournament: Elite Eight Predictions

And then there were eight. We have reached the Regional Finals for the 2015 NCAA Tournament, or more commonly known as the Elite Eight. The winners here will advance to Indianapolis and the Final Four, only the achievement that every team is looking for at the start of the season. Who will win on Saturday and Sunday to get there? Here are my predictions.

27 March 2015

Fanatic Radio 3/27/15 - March 27, 2015

Fanatic Radio brings you an exclusive preview show to the Friday matchups of the Sweet Sixteen from Houston and Syracuse. Four teams punched the ticket to the Regional Finals, Wisconsin and Arizona set up a rematch from last year and Notre Dame brings a wave of confidence against Kentucky. The NFL entering the digital age and Kevin Love and LeBron not feelin' the...love (cue the drums).

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: 9th Edition

We are a month and change away from the 2015 NFL Draft so if you're not getting excited yet, well, I cannot really blame you. After all, I have not done a mock draft in a couple of weeks for what that is worth. Here is my latest mock draft.

24 March 2015

2015 NCAA Tournament: Sweet Sixteen Predictions

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March Madness continues to roll on as we have reached the Regional Semifinals, more commonly known as the Sweet Sixteen. As you would suspect, only 16 teams remain in the race to get to Indianapolis for the 2015 Final Four. You have got the favorites like Kentucky and Duke as well as your underdogs in UCLA, North Carolina State, Wichita State among others.

Who will survive and advance to the Elite Eight? Here are my predictions for the Thursday and Friday action.

Fanatic Radio Overtime - 3/25/15 - Sweet Sixteen

Mike and Ben go into Overtime to set up the marquee matchups for the regions in the NCAA Tournament. Who has been the most impressive team through two rounds, what memories will we have from a mostly "chalk" first rounds? Flo talks about the suspension to the Blackout Rule in the NFL from a TV perspective and we do the news - from Aretha Franklin to Jeremy Clarkson. Also Kylann Scheidt of Purdue athletics and American alum joins the show to talk hoops with us.



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23 March 2015

The NFL has suspended the blackout rule for 2015

For both common observers and insiders, the blackout policies of the National Football League make somewhere between little and no sense. Since 1973, unless games were sold out 72 hours in advance of kickoff, it was blacked out locally. The policy was changed a little in 2012 in which the league allowed teams to only need to sell 85 percent of tickets (four teams did stick to the policy) but ultimately, it reeked of a policy that was stuck in the past.

That changes today as the league announced a suspension of the blackout rules for this upcoming season with only one team voting against the change.

22 March 2015

2015 NCAA Tournament: Sunday 3rd Round Predictions

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The first weekend of the 2015 NCAA Tournament wraps up with 3rd Round action today. Saturday's games saw the ousting of a one seed as well as some nifty contests, and we look poised for me after Friday's action saw a flurry of chalk. Who will round out the Sweet Sixteen? Here are my predictions for the Sunday action.

21 March 2015

2015 NCAA Tournament: Saturday 3rd Round Predictions

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After a truly wild Thursday, Friday was a bit of a let-down with virtually all chalk save for the very last game with Dayton upsetting Providence in Columbus. But now the Thursday winners are back in action today in the 3rd Round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Who will survive and advance to the Sweet Sixteen? Here are my Saturday predictions.