Archive for October, 2011

I’m Tebowing as I write this right now. What a weak.  That’s no misprint, I was referring to my weak survival picks and picks vs the spread I provided for Week 8.  While 50% is ok (no harm, no foul) in picking against the spread, 1-2 isn’t going to get it done with survival picks.  The Saints inexplicably lost to the Rams and instead of “Yes we Cam”, the weak Carolina defense was exposed by the Vikings.  I promise to have some better advice next week.  Cam’t win ’em all.

No messing around, let’s jump right into it.

Week 8 Fantasy Studs

1. LeSean McCoy RB PHI 200 total yards/2 TDs, made swiss cheese out of the Dallas defense

2. Steven Jackson RB STL 181 total yards/2 TDs Read the rest of this entry »

2 Dominant weeks in a row.  What can I say?  I’ve got the juice.  If you want to make some cash this weekend, you know whose advice to take.  9-3-1 last week brings me to 35-18-2 (3-1 best bets) on the season.  With a record like that, I deserve to address myself in the 3rd person.  Here are Hook’s picks for week 8:

Tennessee -8.5 VS Indianapolis

Jacksonville +10 @ Houston

Carolina -3.5 VS Minnesota

New Orleans -13.5 @ St Louis

Baltimore -13 VS Arizona

Miami +10 @ NY Giants

Buffalo -6 VS Washington

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This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball season kicks off on November 7th, but the ESPN/Coaches Pre-Season poll is already out:

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 North Carolina (30) 0-0 774
2 Kentucky (1) 0-0 721
3 Ohio State 0-0 702
4 Connecticut 0-0 655
5 Syracuse 0-0 649
6 Duke 0-0 635
7 Vanderbilt 0-0 567
8 Louisville 0-0 514
9 Memphis 0-0 482
10 Florida 0-0 474
11 Pittsburgh 0-0 471
12 Baylor 0-0 358
13 Kansas 0-0 331
14 Wisconsin 0-0 313
15 Xavier 0-0 277
16 Arizona 0-0 269
17 Alabama 0-0 194
18 Michigan 0-0 187
19 Texas A&M 0-0 161
20 UCLA 0-0 147
21 Marquette 0-0 145
22 Cincinnati 0-0 141
23 Gonzaga 0-0 125
24 California 0-0 111
25 Missouri 0-0 110
  • Others receiving votes: Florida State 108, Texas 107, Michigan State 73, Temple 59, Washington 29, Butler 25, New Mexico 22, Creighton 19, Villanova 18, Purdue 17, UNLV 16, West Virginia 13, George Mason 12, Mississippi State 11, St. John’s 11, Saint Mary’s 5, Virginia 5, Virginia Commonwealth 4, Drexel 2, Kansas State 2, Long Beach State 2, Notre Dame 1, Brigham Young 1 Read the rest of this entry »

The Saints beat the Colts 62-7, solidifying Peyton Manning QB IND as the 2011 NFL MVP without ever playing a snap.  When the football pundits said Indianapolis was a 1 man team, they were right.  It just goes to show you how important the QB position is in the NFL and why these guys make twice as much as any player.  Look for the Colts to have their eyes set on Andrew Luck in the 2012 draft, regardless of Manning’s health situation.  Even if the kid never plays a snap, the insurance is necessary.

We had some blowouts this week, and I’m not just talking about Tim Hightower’s RB WAS ACL.  Let’s take a look at the Studs from Week 7

Week 7 Fantasy Studs

1. Drew Brees QB NO 325 passing/5 TDs, could have been more if they didn’t start running the ball

2. Arian Foster RB HOU 234 total yards/5 rec/3 TDs

3. DeMarco Murray RB DAL 253 rushing/1 TD Read the rest of this entry »

Whether you’re partial to the smooth confidence of Earl or down with the laid back swagger of Hook, you couldn’t have gone wrong with either of us last week.  After a rough Week 5, I channeled my inner Nostradamus and tallied an awe-inspiring 11-2 for Week 6 while Earl managed a very respectable 9-4.  That brings the season standings to 26-15-1 (2-1 best bets) for Hook and 23-18-1 (3-0 best bets) for Earl.   With the 100 per game, 200 per best bet suggested wager formula we have Hook followers up 1200 on the season and Earl supporters up 800.  Like the great Randy Moss once said- Straight cash, homey.

Since I’ve got the juice now, I’ll lead off with my picks for this week (best bet in bold):

Chicago -1 @ Tampa Bay Read the rest of this entry »

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No NBA? No Problem

October 21, 2011 by

After a few days of extensive labor talks with mediation, no progress has been made in the NBA lockout situation.  The owners are trying to use the current NHL CBA as a model, and that’s not going to fly with the NBA players.

So first the pre-season was cancelled.  Then the first 2 weeks of the season.  Now the first 4 weeks have been cancelled.  Personally, I don’t see an end in sight and I wouldn’t be surprised if we lose the entire 2011-2012 season.

The real losers here aren’t the fans, it’s the players.  Any rookie that came out of college early is flat-out wearing it.  Tristan Thompson (who the Cavs absolutely REACHED for) has gone back to Texas, who was nice enough to honor his scholarship even though he no longer has NCAA eligibility.  He’s taking classes and working out at their facilities.  He’s one of the lucky ones, but as for his ex-teammates Cory Joseph and Jordan Hamilton?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Kentucky’s Enes Kanter is probably still living off that pro money he got in Turkey.  I’ve seen Josh Selby in a few of those pickup games, maybe he gets some free sneakers or something out of the deal.  Most likely the majority of guys followed suit with Delonte West and are now working at the Home Depot. Read the rest of this entry »

Does this look like a fanbase that is going to take getting F'd in the A lightly?

There isn’t enough lube on the set of a 40 person gang bang, to ease the pain the Raiders must feel in their ass after sending their 1st round pick in the 2012 draft and a conditional 1st round pick in the 2013 draft, to the Bengals in exchange for QB Carson Palmer.

The Raiders took it  raw.  No lube, no spit…. nothing.

On Sunday, the 3-2 Raiders lost QB Jason Campbell for the season with a broker collarbone.  Backup QB Kyle Boller filled in and lead the Raiders to the win over the Browns to bring their record to 4-2.

Boller, himself a former 1st round flop, is not the QB that can lead the Raiders to the playoffs.  But luckily for the Bengals, the Raiders think that crybaby holdout Carson Palmer is.   Read the rest of this entry »

TSB’s favorite show has returned for its much anticipated second season. AMC’s ” The Walking Dead” is BACK!  And apparently the rest of the world agrees with us.   The episode received 7.3 million viewers, making it the most watched drama in the history of cable television.

What’s better than the season finale of Breaking Bad followed by the new Walking Dead?  As far as TV goes…nothing.

Season 1 left off with the crew heading out of Atlanta, but where?  We learn that they are headed to Fort Benning.  It’s 125 miles from” Hotlanta” to Fort Benning, so the crew better be ready.

Rick, Lori, Carol, Sophia, Carl, Andrea, Dale, Daryl, Shane, T-Dog and Glenn embark on their journey. Read the rest of this entry »

I knew there was going to be a Walking Dead marathon all day Sunday, but I didn’t know it’d be on CBS, FOX and ESPN.  While AMC was replaying the entire first season of last year’s cult hit series leading up to the Season 2 premier of the Walking Dead, NFL players (and a coach) were getting injured left and right.  Jahvid Best RB DET suffered a concussion.  Peyton Hillis RB CLE sat out a chunk of the game with a hamstring injury.  Jason Campbell QB OAK broke his collar bone, out for the year.  Felix Jones RB DAL suffered an ankle injury.  Tim Hightower RB WAS and LeGarrette Blount RB TB are still dealing with lingering injuries, and Saints coach Sean Payton broke his leg and tore his MCL when Jimmy Graham TE NO came crashing into the sideline (Graham is ok, though).  Yikes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hook vs Earl week 6 NFL Picks

October 16, 2011 by

Heading into week 6 it’s Hook 15-13-1 and Earl 14-14-1.  Hook is 1-1 in Best Bets and Earl 2-0.  Before you call those picks in, make sure to check our picks!

Coming off and 8-4-1 record and another Best Bet win, why would you trust Hook?  If I were you, I’d stay with the hot hand.  This week’s games are EASY $$$$ if you go with my picks. Read the rest of this entry »