16 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 4

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)

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.

14 September 2014

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 3

Fox NFL Sunday will feature regional action this week with five games on the docket. In the early window, you've got Washington-Eagles, Packers-Lions, Cowboys-Rams and Vikings-Saints while the late game is 49ers-Cardinals. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for the NFL on Fox this week.

2014 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 3

It will be a doubleheader week this Sunday for the NFL on CBS as they have a full slate of eight games on the docket. The early games are Texans, Raiders-Patriots, Ravens-Browns, Colts-Jaguars, Titans-Bengals and Chargers-Bills. The national window features Broncos-Seahawks as well as Chiefs-Dolphins. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for the NFL on CBS this week.

12 September 2014

Fanatic Radio 9/12/14

Fanatic Radio catches up with Hall of Fame field hockey coach Steve Jennings on a new face to his American University club, his trip to Europe with the squad this past summer and if he could contain Johnny Manziel. Mike and Ben are also joined by track correspondent Ian Lutz who has returned from the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Oregon and along with predicting the new NASCAR Chase, we talk about why the sports world is in trouble with the surfacing stories of Ray Rice and Danny Ferry.

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11 September 2014

2014 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: September 13th

More baseball action will be headed your way this Saturday afternoon with another edition of MLB on Fox. A pair of games featuring playoff contenders in the Eastern divisions of both leagues will be shown to the country. Most folks will see the Yankees facing off with the Orioles at the Yards while others will see the Braves visiting the Rangers in Arlington. Game coverage begins at 1:00 Eastern and then on Saturday night, Fox Sports 1 will air a showdown between NL West powerhouses San Diego and Arizona (forgive me for my tongue-in-cheek commentary). Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for Fox Saturday Baseball.

10 September 2014

2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup Predictions: Challenger Round

The 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway and more importantly, it is the debut of the new Chase format. For those who may need a refresher, 16 drivers are now in the mix for the title and will compete in the Challenger Round, the first three races of the Chase. 12 drivers will advance to the Contender Round with all winners advancing and the remaining spots decided by points. Eight drivers will move on from the Contender Round to the Eliminator Round after the next three races with all winners advancing. The Eliminator Round will be the following three races and the field will be whittled from eight drivers to four, who will run for the Cup at Homestead-Miami on November 16. Got that?

So unlike years past, I will make my Chase predictions for each round and with that, here are my predictions for the Contender Round and the races at Chicagoland, New Hampshire and Dover.

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 2

Well Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season was pretty good, right? After all we had a number of exciting finishes, a pair of matchups going to overtime and one punt returner kicking a punter in the face. Yes, football is back. But now the bigger question is, how will Week 2 top all of this? Here are my predictions.

09 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 3

Can we really top a week in which we have a school's athletic director run onto his team's sideline in order to yell at the referees? The situation surrounding Pat Haden's actions are still a little uncertain but Haden has been fined and reprimanded for his actions. Regardless, the whole thing was more than a little ridiculous, and funny as well. So there's that.

The Trojans are in action on Saturday night in Chestnut Hill against Boston College so you know all eyes will be on Mr. Haden with everybody hoping he pulls something even more off the wall. Here are my Week 3 picks.

08 September 2014

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 2

The NFL on Fox will have regional action this Sunday as we have reached Week 2 in this young season. The early games on the docket are Cardinals-Giants, Lions-Panthers, Cowboys-Titans and Saints-Browns. The late games are Seahawks-Chargers and Rams-Buccaneers. Continue reading for this week's distribution splits and announcing assignments for the NFL on Fox.