Saturday, January 28, 2012

Australian Open - Mens Final

Novak Djokovic (-155) vs. Rafael Nadal - Sunday, 3AM ET - ESPN2
I'll keep this one short and sweet. Novak Djokovic does not have a single ounce of quit in his body. That should be very evident after the classic 5 sets with Andy Murray. He also absolutely dominated Nadal last year going 6 for 6 in championship matches against the Spaniard. Rafa looks so helpless against this guy. I'll roll with Djokovic in 4 sets. Basically I just need something to root for in order to keep me up - may or may not have a gambling problem. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Things You May or May Not Be Thinking... (1/22)

"Is there anything you would've Cundiff-erently with your gameplan?" -what every reporter should ask harbaugh

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Australian Open - Semifinals (Mens/Womens)

With the new year comes the first major of tennis - the Australian Open. A lot of times the tournament 'down under' gets lost in the States because of the start of the NFL Playoffs and other regular season sports such as the NBA and NHL. With the NFL off for two weeks prior to the Super Bowls and the NHL resting for the All Star break coming up this weekend, what better time to turn our heads to the worlds top tennis players in Australia... the only issue is staying up late enough to catch the outcome. In a blockbuster weekend for Tennis - here's who I'll be rooting for...

Friday, January 20, 2012

NFL Conference Championship Weekend

Through 20 weeks of football we are now down to four teams left in the tournament. I'd argue that we didn't get the 4 best teams in the league this year (sorry Saints/Packers) but that's the fun of tournaments. You learn to expect the unexpected. I'll be writing an open letter to the president of the NCAA to make a push for a College Football Tournament - I'm pretty sure my constituency of 7 readers should sway the vote. Anyways - the silver lining of this season has to be the fact that there is NO possible way for me to finish under .500 for the season due to my 3-1 performance last week. As a prognosticator with no inside sources - this is the best feeling one could possibly ask for. Not much room to go up from here - so if you're reading it's probably a good time to stop. For those that enjoy my weekly banter - here are my speculations and analysis for the games this weekend...

Friday, January 13, 2012

NFL Divisional Round

Really no introduction needed here - it's the 2nd round of the NFL playoffs - week 20 of the NFL season. Time for teams to put up or shut up. I feel a 4-0 week coming on - that's me putting up a ridiculous claim. Come Sunday Night I'll probably be wondering what the heck just happened - so long as we don't all get Tebow'd again I'm good...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fab Five - Bowl Predictions (NCAAF)

All season long I've consumed College Football with the hope that come Bowl season I would have a much better idea of the landscape of what's been going. Truth be told - I feel like I know a lot more about the sport than I have in past years when watching some of these bowl games. But it probably won't help me when making my picks. In traditional fashion, I've highlighted the five best (bowl) games of the season and give picks which may or may not be right...

Friday, January 6, 2012

NFL Wild Card Weekend

After a sub-par end to the NFL Regular season (5-10-1) to finish the year at 124-122-10 we now get a clean slate as we head into the Playoffs for the NFL Wild Card Weekend. Basically this weekend confuses the heck out of me - and its one I've struggled with in the past. Wild Card Weekend features the teams that have either turned it on late to make a push to get in (Giants, Bengals), teams that you just have no idea which team will show up (Broncos, Texans, Lions), and teams that have been solid all season long - but still have question marks with either injuries or lack of experience (Steelers, Falcons). I left the Saints out of this little blurb because they are the only clear cut team that will make it out of the weekend and still have a legitimate shot to contend for the Super Bowl. If there's one thing I know about Wild Card weekend - things tend to get pretty Wild...

Things You May or May Not Be Thinking... (1/6)

With his new Christian Best-Selling book, Tim Tebow has been given the responsibility of passing along his religious beliefs through his sports medium. I wonder if those rooting for him will cross the geographical boundary and enter a religious one.... What does the average Christian Ponder?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Things You May or May Not Be Thinking...(1/4)

In case you guys aren't following him, my brother is funny. There's no way around it. Do yourselves a favor and follow him on twitter @indtruth4. I've been able to coerce Sanj into giving some food-for-thought ideas relating to the Sports World for the Blog - without further ado...

If Ike Reese doesn't call his kids Reese's Pieces then why are we even living anymore?

Road to the Final Four (Week 9)

Back with some College Basketball games this week - mostly because there's really nothing else to write about as the College Football season comes to a close and the NFL gears up for the Playoffs. So far this college basketball season has been a carousel of teams changing at the top with Syracuse finally settling in first place for the past four weeks. Something tells me that they won't be able to maintain the top spot once their conference schedule picks up. As usual - I'll highlight some of the premiere match ups in college hoops this week - then make a prediction and watch my bankroll increase or decrease...

Monday, January 2, 2012

NHL Winter Classic (Rangers / Flyers)

I have an admission to make. I don't really watch regular season hockey very much. Ever since the 2004 NHL Lockout I've virtually lost all interest as a fan in the sport. I'm one of those "watch the playoffs only" type of people. I've tried to change my attitude - but I just haven't been able to get back into it. After that lockout so much about the game changed - the rules, the players, the teams. I also never played hockey as a kid - so I probably didn't have the same unconditional attraction to sports like baseball, tennis, basketball, football, and cross country skiing. With all of that being said - there is a big regular season game happening in what's been dubbed the "Winter Classic."  As with any big sporting event - I'll try to share some knowledge, make a pick, and watch the outcome. Check for the analysis after the jump...