It’s been a long layoff but football starts up again and hopefully my predictions are better this year. 
I’m going to keep it short and simple. My final four for college football are:

1.) TCU

2.) Michigan State

3.) UCLA

4.) LSU

TCU over LSU in championship. 

Cal QB Jared Goff wins heisman. 

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(Disclaimer: do not take my picks too seriously. I have been off my game this year, and why I stopped picked weekly games between week 4 and last week)

Baltimore @ New England

Baltimore has won 2 of 3 playoff games @ New England. The one thing I love every January is the eventual loss by the Patriots. This is the week it happens. Another one and done by Brady.

Carolina @ Seattle

Last week I wasn’t surprised Carolina won. Arizona was on their third string Qb and he was no Willie Beamen. Seattle will won this game. It’ll be close at halftime and then Seattle will take off and dominate.

Indianapolis @ Denver

Sunday has the two best games of the weekend, starting with this matchup. PEYTON VS LUCK. PEYON VS HIS OLD TEAM. Really fantastic storylines. This should be a great and close game. Denver isn’t as dominant offensively as 2013, but still great. I pick Denver but I will not be surprised if the colts win this. Manning does have the knack for a playoff dud.

Dallas @ Green Bay

The best game of the week. Hands down. Jerry jones will make sure his lucky charm, NJ governor Chris Christie is in the owners booth (Dallas 4-0 when he attends the game). This should be a shootouts between probably the best QB matchup of the playoffs (sorry Brady v manning, but it’s old and I’m tired of it). I’m going to pick Dallas in the lambeau field upset

So, yes I am trying to redo NFL picks after my disastrous effort earlier in the season.

Cardinals vs Panthers

The smart pick would be the cardinals in the game as the panthers are the second team to make it to the playoffs with a losing record. But the Cardinals are starting their 3rd string QB. I still will pick the Cardinals, but Carolina will make it into a game.

Ravens v Steelers

This should a a classic game between hated AFC north rivals. I pick Pittsburgh as they are my AFC dark horse pick

Bengals vs Colts

I am going to say that Cincy will finally break through on their 4th straight trip to the payoffs and finally get a playoff win. Andrew luck will make it a game coming off his best statistical season

Detroit vs Dallas

I was hoping for this matchup in the playoffs for the NFC title game. But the NFC bracket didn’t lend itself for that to happen. A few weeks ago, I would have gone Detroit all the way, but Dallas finished really strong, and have convinced me that this is their best shot at a title since the 3 titles in the early 90’s

So the Royals had an amazing comeback vs the lifeless A’s and the Giants dominated the Pirates. We now have the division match ups set up. Over in the AL, we have Baltimore vs Detroit, & and Angels vs Kansas City. And in the NL, Washington takes on the Giants & the Dodgers takes on Cardinals. Here are my predictions.

Detroit moves past Baltimore in 4 games. The Detroit pitching staff is too good for the Baltimore offense to do anything.

Kansas City will upset the Angels in 5 games while they continue their playoff party.

Washington will beat San Francisco in 5. Washington will use their momentum from the no hitter on Sunday to advance to their first nlcs since the move to Washington.

The Dodgers Will dispatch the cardinals in 3 games.

So the baseball regular season finished with a bang with Derek Jeter’s final career game, hit and RBI vs Boston, and Zimmerman throwing the first No Hitter in nationals history. I will now go ahead and do my predictions for the 1 game wild card playoff for the National League & American League. I will do a round-by-round prediction with my posts to keep my picks current. But my overall picks to win the Al and NL are the Dodgers & Angels.

American league Wild Card Round

Oakland Athletics @ Kansas City Royals

Oakland has been in a tail dive since the July 31st trade deadline, going from World Series favorite with the best record in the AL to the away team in the 1 game WC playoff round. And the Royals have been this seasons Cinderella team, having reached the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Oakland’s big pickup from that fateful trade deadline, left ace Jon Lester will match up against Kansas City Ace James Shields. I do not trust Oakland. Kansas City will move on to play the Angels.

San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Having won 2 World Series Titles since 2010, the Giants seem to have enough playoff experience to advance to the NLDS vs the Washington Nationals. But I really like how the Pirates have been playing in their resurgence the last 2 years. Madison Bumgarner will start for the Giants against Edison Volquez for the Pirates. This game is a tossup, but I like the Pirates to advance because their home crowd should provide the difference.

NFL Week 4 Predictions

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Sports Musings
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So I went 8-8 last week in my predictions. My best calls was Baltimore winning on a last second FG vs the Browns, 23-21, and Kirk Cousins having a huge game vs Philly. We have hit the first few teams on bye. Lets see if I can improve my predictions this week.

NY Giants @ Washington
Eli should build on the confidence he showed last week and pull his team even at 2-2 vs Washington. While Kirk Cousins shows he is the future Franchise QB of Washington instead of the injury prone RG3.

Green Bay @ Chicago
Aaron Rodgers completely destroys the Chicago defense, as the bears have no answer for the best QB in the NFL.

Buffalo @ Houston
The Texans gave me no confidence to give them the nod with their lifeless showing last week vs the Giants. Bills win.

Tennessee @ Indy
Jake Locker is a good QB with no weapons except Nate Washington. Indy wins this AFC South match up to pull even at 2-2.

Carolina @ Baltimore
Carolina was embarrassed by Pittsburgh on SNF. I look to them to bounce back with a win.

Detroit @ Jets
The Jets face their 3rd straight NFC North opponent in a row. The jets hit the halfway mark of their brutal 6 game stretch against Pro Bowl QBs. I see them finally picking up their first win since Week 1.

Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh should have no problem dispatching their 2nd straight NFC South opponent. Pitt wins Easily.

Miami @ Oakland
As much as I hate the dolphins, Oakland is still the laughing stock of the NFL. Miami wins.

Jacksonville @ San Diego
San Diego faces the other laughing stock of the NFL. Jacksonville should start to look into starting Bortles.

Atlanta @ Minnesota
Without AP, I don’t see Minnesota winning this game. Bridgewater should have a good debut, if he starts.

Philly @ San Francisco
San Francisco has the defense to stop the Chip Kelley offense.

New Orleans @ Dallas
As i said, with last weeks big comeback, Romo has given Dallas false hope. But the Saints offense is too good for the shitty Dallas Defense to contain.

New England @ Kansas City
Upset pick of the week, Kansas City wins on Monday night.

NFL Week 3 picks

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Sports Musings
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Allright. I’m here with my Week 3 picks. I have not counted how many i got right from last week, but ill give you my overall record next week. I will not say anything in regards to all the domestic violence stories gong on since I like to have fun when I watch football, and not be bogged down by social issues. So lets get to the predictions.

Tampa bay @ Atlanta

Matt Ryan should go off on the Tampa Defense, now that Doug martin is out of the game plan for tampa’s offense. Roddy White is healthy and should be big. Atlanta should win.

Baltimore @ Cleveland
With the Browns surprise win over the Saints last weekend, I won’t count them out. But i believe Baltimore will win this nail biter of a game.

San Diego @ Buffalo
Buffalo is the surprise 2-0 team of the league. I will give them the call to move to 3-0 as Sammy Watkins follows the big game he had last week.

Cowboys @ Rams
A muck up matchup. I’d pick Dallas, where Romo gives Dallas fans false hope.

Washington @ Eagles
Kirk Cousins will officially be on the map as a legit NFL QB with a win this week over Philly

Houston @ New York Giants
Eli finally shows he has a grasp of the new offense in a win this week over the Texans. JJ Watts goes for another recieving touchdown.

Minnesota @ New Orleans
Drew Brees Wills the saints to their first win of the season.

Tennessee @ Cincinnati
The Bengals look too good to be stopped by the titans.

Green Bay @ Detroit
This game is a toss up. Either team can win. It will go down to whoever has the ball last. Green bay by a FG

Indy @ Jacksonville
Andrew luck Wills the Colts to their first win over the lifeless Jaugaurs.

Oakland @ New England
Tom brady will tear apart This Oakland defense. Pats in a blowout

San Francisco @ Arizona
San Franciso defense will dominate this matchup. San francico wins by 10.

Denver @ Seattle
Denvar will win this revenge game in the 5th regular season match up of the previous seasons Superbowl participants

Kansas City @ Miami
a muck up matchup. Miami wins

Pittsburgh @ carolina
Carolina will overcome the Pittsburgh defense. Panthers by 10.

Chicago @ New York Jets
The Jets will make it a perfect weekend at the meadow lands as they win this match up vs the bears in a close game. The jets use last weeks heartbreak as a motivation to take down the bears.