29 November 2012

The NBA shouldn't penalize the Spurs for sitting starters

On Thursday night, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich decided not to play Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green on Thursday night against the Heat in Miami and chose to send those guys back to San Antonio. Popvich said it was in the team's best interest to rest their core players at the end of a road trip in which they have played six games in eight days. Naturally, David Stern doesn't like it and vows to sanctions the team, which is flat-out ridiculous.

Can B.J. Upton realize his potential in Atlanta?

We have seen the first major move of free agency with the Atlanta Braves bringing Rays centerfielder B.J. Upton to town on a five-year, $75.25 million contract. While Upton was one of the top batters on the market, the knock on him has been that he has not met his immense potential in his career thus far. Can he do that in Atlanta?

28 November 2012

2012 NFL Playoff Predictions: Week 13

As we enter the final month of the 2012 NFL season, here are my predictions for how the playoff picture will look like when the season concludes in five weeks.

27 November 2012

2012 NFL Week 13 Picks

It's a big game in the playoff picture this Sunday at Soldier Field and in fact would be a matchup on Wild Card Weekend if the season ended today as Evan Moore and the Seattle Seahawks visit the Chicago Bears. Both of these clubs recently ended two-game streaks, a two-game winning for Seattle and a two-game losing for the Bears, but who will make a strong stamp in the NFC picture? 

It's time for my week 13 picks.

26 November 2012

2012 NFL on FOX Announcers & Distribution: Week 13

This Sunday, the 13th Sunday of the season, FOX will have a singleheader. Most of the country will see Vikings-Packers with others seeing 49ers-Rams, Cardinals-Jets, Seahawks-Bears, Panthers-Chiefs or Buccaneers-Broncos. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits.

Can Kent State crack the BCS?

So let's say I told you before the season that there would be a BCS-buster this year from a non-qualifying conference. Doesn't sound too crazy, right? Now let's say that the team is not Boise State. Let's also say that this team is not undefeated, with the one loss coming at the hands of an awful Kentucky club by 33 points. And the club in question has only made a bowl twice in their history and not in 40 years.

That club is the Golden Flashes of Kent State, and they may be coming to a BCS bowl near you.

2012 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 13

The NFL on CBS has itself a doubleheader this Sunday, so watch out. The lead early game is Patriots-Dolphins while others will see Colts-Lions, Texans-Titans or Jaguars-Bills. The lead game in the later window is Steelers-Ravens while others will see Bengals-Chargers or Browns-Raiders. Continue reading for announcers and distribution splits.

25 November 2012

2012 College Football Week 14 Picks

We already know one of the teams in the BCS National Championship Game and the other team will be determined this Saturday afternoon in Atlanta with the SEC Championship Game. Will Nick Saban's Crimson Tide make a repeat appearance in the title game or will Mark Richt's Bulldogs play for their first title in 30 years? Here are my week 14 selections.

2012-13 Week 13 Bowl Projections

And just like that, our national championship game appears to be all set, just about. In one corner, playing in their first national championship since 1988, Notre Dame. In the other, the victory of the SEC championship, which will be Georgia or Alabama. Even though we think we have a pretty solid idea of who will be playing for the national title, what about all other bowl games? Here are my week 13 projections.