10 October 2014

2014 MLB Postseason: LCS Predictions

After a Division Series round that featured its fair share of surprising finishes (I only went 0-4), we now have two teams still gunning for that elusive, for some, Commissioner's Trophy. Who will advance to the World Series? Here are my predictions.

08 October 2014

2014 MLB Postseason: LCS TV Schedule & Announcers

And then there were four. A pair of clubs remain in each league in the 2014 MLB Postseason and with that, the League Championship Series commences this weekend with the ALCS kicking off on Friday and the NLCS kicking off on Saturday. Here are the television and announcing schedules for the 2014 LCS.

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 6

(AP)
It is the sixth week of the 2014 NFL season and with the Cardinals and the Bengals falling this past week, and rather convincingly I might add, this is the earliest that there are no remaining undefeated clubs since the NFL merger in 1970. What could that mean? How about that parity is great?

These are my picks for this week in the NFL. Enjoy.

06 October 2014

Fanatic Radio 10/3/14

Fanatic Radio breaks down the MLB Postseason as the hunt for October begins with NL and AL featuring tasty matchups. Can the LA Dodgers get past the consistent Cardinals? Will the Natinals make it to the World Series? How good are the Royals and Baltimore? Mike and Ben also talk Jeter's new venture, Tom Brady and we play Good Cop/Bad Cop.

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2014 College Football Predictions: Week 7

(AP)
Yeah, last week in college football was freaking awesome. Is there any way this week's games can match what we saw a week ago, or is the fun only beginning? Here are my predictions for Week 7.

2014-15 NHL Predictions

(NHL)
For the third year in a row and the fourth time in five years, the Western Conference won the Stanley Cup as the Los Angeles Kings took out the New York Rangers in five back in June. With the 2014-15 NHL season kicking off this week, can the Kings repeat? Will their nemesis in Chicago find their revenge and get back to the Cup Finals? Or will the somebody from the Eastern Conference win Lord Stanley's Cup? Here are my predictions.

Breaking down the new NBA television contract

The much-anticipated new NBA television contract has been announced this morning. ESPN and Turner have renewed their deals in a massive nine-year, $24 million contract as first reported by the great Richard Sandomir, increasing the average annual value from around $930 million to a whopping $2.66 million with ESPN paying around $1.4 billion a year and Turner paying around $1.2 billion. A decent amount of paper I would say.

So what does this new deal entail for all parties? Let's break it down.

Greg Anthony, Grant Hill and Chris Webber to replace Steve Kerr on TNT

Amid the news of a massive new TV rights deal for the NBA (more on that later), we also finally have the answer as to who will replace Steve Kerr as the lead analyst on TNT after Kerr left to become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Well now, thanks to the reporting of Richard Deitsch, we now have an answer: a rotation of Greg Anthony, Grant Hill and Chris Webber.

05 October 2014

2014 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 6

Harlan in 1989 (YouTube)
It is the sixth week of the 2014 NFL campaign and this Sunday, the NFL on CBS will have a singleheader of regional action. The games being broadcast on their airwaves are Broncos-Jets, Steelers-Browns, Jaguars-Titans, Ravens-Buccaneers and Chargers-Raiders. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for CBS Sports this week.

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 6

Brennaman in 1990 (YouTube)
We have arrived at Week 6 in the 2014 NFL season and that means that the network with the doubleheader will be Fox. The early games are Packers-Dolphins, Lions-Vikings, Panthers-Bengals and Patriots-Bills. The late games are Cowboys-Seahawks, Washington-Cardinals and Bears-Falcons. Continue reading for distribution and announcers for the NFL on Fox this Sunday.

What we've learned from an insane week in college football

(USATSI)
So not much happened in the sixth week of the 2014 college football season. Only five of the top eight in the AP rankings lost, the first time that has ever happened, and eleven ranked teams lost. We saw crowds storm the field, fans tearing down the goalposts, and an epic Hail Mary. Other than that, nothing major.

What does all of this week's shenanigans mean for the state of college football right now? Here's what I'm thinking.