Posted on: May 14, 2009 6:38 pm

The Ultimate Picks Competition: Experts Only

I've started a picks competition (actually started it a couple of days ago). The rules can be found here .

Tonight's Picks:
Ron Artest + Ray Allen points in Game 6s
Home Team that will score more:HOU or ORL (Tot for Tie)
Kobe Bryant + Paul Piece: Total Points in Game 6s
More 3s: Shane Battier or Ray Allen
Total NHL Goals Tonight (Two Game Sevens)
More Runs Tonight: Rays or Yankees (Total Runs for Tie)

If you want to pick here for fun then go ahead. If you want to pick against me then view my picks (as well as Wizardkings) here and post your picks on that page.
Category: NBA
Posted on: May 11, 2009 8:46 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2009 5:15 pm

Best Current College Football Coach Bracket: Rd 1

Link to Article:

We ask which player is the best. We ask which player is the fastest and which player can jump the highest. Yet it seems like we never give the coaches enough credit for what they do.

It is the college football coaches–not the players–that are there every single season and become the face that represents the entire football program. College football coaches make the gameplan, put the players in the right spots, and control whether they have a consistent program or not. Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, and Colt McCoy are great but a year from now the only three guys that you know will still be around at Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas are their head coaches (unless they change schools or retire).

So, which current coach is the best?

That’s what we are here to find out. Over the next few weeks I am going to run a tournament to find out which current college football coach is the best. The 16 coaches in the field were chosen by voters here

Now the first round of voting is underway! Here are the matchups and the link where you can vote.

First Round Matchups:
1 Urban Meyer vs. 16 Jim Grobe
8 Bobby Bowden vs. 9 Joe Paterno
4 Bob Stoops vs. 13 Steve Spurrier
5 Nick Saban vs. 12 Les Miles
3 Mack Brown vs. 14 Bobby Petrino
6 Jim Tressel vs. 11 Mark Richt
7 Frank Beamer vs. 10 Butch Davis
2 Pete Carroll vs. Chris Petersen

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: May 5, 2009 1:24 am

Playing Out the Season: Week 1

This is all part of my Playing Out the Season . If I get enough interest (and votes) then I will add mid major games .

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech:
Alabama dominated Clemson in the first game of the season in 2008. Now they get Virginia Tech in Atlanta. The Hokies are the ACC favorites and should be ready.  Alabama will be breaking in a brand new quarterback, Greg McElroy. Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor is developing nicely for Frank Beamer’s offense. ACC Games | SEC Games

Miami (FL) at Florida State:
One of the greatest rivalries in college football has been relegated to a forgotten week one game on Monday night. Both teams have high hopes for the season once again. The winner stays undefeated and moves to a perch where the favorites sit atop the ACC. ACC Games

Oregon at Boise State:
Last year Boise State announced its resurgence by pummeling Oregon. This year the Ducks actually have to travel to Boise. This will be one of the more interesting games of week one. Can Oregon get its revenge? Pac 10 Games

BYU at Oklahoma:
In 2008 Oklahoma had to avoid an upset bid by TCU. The Horned Frogs had a stout defense but not much on offense. BYU has a loaded offense but not much on defense. The Cougars aren’t afraid to play anyone and their showing it with a tough out of conference schedule this year. Big 12 Games

Georgia at Oklahoma State:
This is another rematch, but this one is from two years ago when Georgia won 35-14. The Bulldogs began last season #1 in the country with national championship game aspirations. This year they are breaking a new quarterback and new running back. Oklahoma State is loaded offensively with Zac Robinson, Kendall Hunter, and Dez Bryant all back. Big 12 Games | SEC Games

Other Games to Watch:
Arizona-Central MichiganMississippi-MemphisLSU-Washington   | Cincy-Rutgers | Minnesota-Syracuse | Ohio St-Navy

Conferences to Vote on for Games:
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac 10 | SEC

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: April 30, 2009 12:23 am

2010 NFL Draft: Everything You Need to Know

I am working my butt off on stuff for the 2010 NFL Draft. I know the 2009 Draft just ended but it's time to get started on 2010 before it's already here. I've got position rankings, mock drafts, and all kinds of stuff ready to go.

Big Board of 50 Players:
1) Sam Bradford (QB-Oklahoma)
2) Brandon Spikes (LB-Florida)
3) Russell Okung (OT-Oklahoma State)
4) Ciron Black (OT-LSU)
5) Terrance Cody (DT-Alabama)
Full list here!

NFL Mock Draft 2010 :
1) Rams (via trade with Detroit): QB Sam Bradford (Oklahoma)
2) Raiders: LB Brandon Spikes (Florida)
3) Bengals: RB C. J. Spiller (Clemson)
4) Lions: S Eric Berry (Tennessee)
5) Dolphins: DE Carlos Dunlap (Florida)
Full mock draft here!

Position Rankings :
Top QB: Sam Bradford (Full QB List )

Top RB: C. J. Spiller (Full RB List )
Top WR: Dez Bryant (Full WR List )
Top TE: Jermaine Gresham (Full TE List )
Top OT: Russell Okung (Full OT List )
Top G: Rodney Hudson (Full G List )
Top DE: Carlos Dunlap (Full DE List )
Top DT: Terrance Cody (Full DT List )
Top LB: Brandon Spikes (Full LB List )
Top CB: Joe Haden (Full CB List )
Top S: Eric Berry (Full S List )
Category: NFL
Posted on: April 26, 2009 10:51 am
Edited on: April 27, 2009 1:19 am

09 NFL Draft Grades: Rate Your Teams Performance

How did your favorite team do in the 2009 NFL Draft? Tell us! Below each team has its own grading system where fans can critique the team with a letter grade. Did you not like the quarterback you took in round one or the wide receiver in round two? Tell us about it!

The best comments will get posted on another post describing each team’s draft performance from a fan’s perspective very soon! There will be more and more polls as the 3rd-7th round continues at the NFL Draft so stay tuned!


Who Had the Best NFL Draft?
Who will be the rookie of the year?

AFC East
New England Patriots
Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

NFC East:
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals

NFC North:
Detroit Lions
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

AFC South:
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars

NFC South:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers

AFC West:
Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers
Oakland Raiders

NFC West:
San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks

Category: NFL
Posted on: April 25, 2009 4:24 pm

Live NFL Draft Thoughts

I will be here with live thoughts from today’s NFL draft. As each pick is made I will grade the selection based off of need, availability, and my thought on the selection. It should be a lot of fun to see what happens today. Link:

Unfortunately my site was hacked over the last few days and everything was deleted. I have now fixed it with a new layout.
Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Draft
Posted on: April 22, 2009 3:38 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 3:43 pm

Playing out the entire College Football season

I made a post about this last week but I haven't received anywhere near the votes I need to keep doing this. I have come up with an idea that allows college football fans to play out the entire college football season, one week at a time. Every single game of the entire year will be voted on until we have crowned a fan national champion.

The big games in week one include:

Oklahoma State-Georgia
Florida State-Miami
Alabama-Virginia Tech
Oregon-Boise State

In order for this to work I need at least 1,000 votes on the big games. The only way for that to happen is for everyone that likes the idea to link it out to other places on the internet by posting it on message boards, sending it to friends, and etc. I think it can be a great thing if everyone will come together and help.




Just help out any way you can. Thanks everyone!

Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:59 pm

Greatest NCAA Tournament Champion Ever: Round 3

The tournament to determine the greatest NCAA Tournament champion of all-time continues . (Please digg it at the top!) We are now in round three, which marks the beginning of the quarterfinals.

Here are the matchups:

1) 90 UNLV vs. 9) 05 North Carolina
19) 98 Kentucky vs. 12) 06 Florida
13) 04 Connecticut vs. 6) 96 Kentucky
10) 94 Arkansas vs. 2) 92 Duke

Please do the following if you'd like to help out:

1) Vote
2) Tell other people about it by posting, emailing it everywhere
3) Digg it!
4) Tweet It!
5) Post it on Rivals or Scout!

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