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» NCAA Football Week 5 - Dogs Have their Day
Oct 6, 2015
Every year there’s one weekend out of the college year when there are a string of upsets, where there are so many of the top 25 that lose that it almost

» Behind Enemy Lines in College Football week 5
Oct 3, 2015
Yo, this is Nicky and I firstly must apologize to everyone for underestimating UCLA last week as they simply put their environmentally friendly Tesla in fifth gear and ran over a

» NFL Week 4 - Backup Quarterbacks Take Center Stage
Oct 2, 2015
I can’t remember a year in the NFL where so many marquis starting quarterbacks were either out or questionable so early in the season. With so much emphasis being placed on

» Behind Enemy lines in College Football in week 4
Sep 26, 2015
Yo this is Nicky and we’re back for more damage in week 4 of college football. Now I would love to tell you I was all over Michigan -5 this morning

» Behind Enemy lines in College Football to start the season
Sep 19, 2015
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back in the saddle for the new year. We’ve had a couple of weeks to scout what’s been going on and I think we’re ready

» Ronda Rousey is Underratted
Aug 14, 2015
When the UFC started out it was seen as a version of boxing gone rogue. Then it began to gain a ‘cult’ type following, then exponential growth that spawned several knockoffs

» MLB Playoff Boat Will Leave Some Stranded
Aug 13, 2015
With only, yes I said only, about 50 games left to play in the season we are beginning to see how the second season might unfold, as many questions as there

» Jets Grounded Again
Aug 12, 2015
For the last nine years there has been no bigger circus in the NFL than the New York Jets. Obviously you can go back way further back if you wanted to

» 11th Hour Moves Shape the MLB Race to the Finish
Aug 4, 2015
Firstly, apologies are in order for those of you whom lambasted us back in June when we went on record stating that strange names on the top of the divisions like

» Draft Day - Will Centers Dominate the Draft?
Jun 24, 2015
Recently, a sports commentator drew a correlation between NBA big men and NFL running backs in the sense of their shelf life and ‘bust potential’. It seems more of the effort

» NBA Finals – When the MVP Isn’t the MVP
Jun 16, 2015
Back in 1988/89 the Detroit Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals 4-0, that’s what the record book reads. In fact if you check sources that weren’t even

» MLB - New Kids Playing in the Sandbox
Jun 15, 2015
Now that we’re a third of the way though the MLB season it’s time to recognize that some the amazing turnarounds we’ve seen to start the season aren’t early season aberrations,

» NBA Finals - Series may be 2-2 but is time, and energy, running out for Cavs?
Jun 12, 2015
The Golden State Warriors rebounded to even the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers at 2 games apiece, and it was clear in the 4th quarter that the Cavs and particularly

» Top Trending Stories for June 10, 2015
Jun 9, 2015
  LeBron Showing Curry the Ropes in the NBA Finals LeBron James has been in the spotlight since he was a teenager, while Stephan Curry was pretty much ignored throughout high school and

» Are the Lights Brighter than the Lightning?
Jun 5, 2015
  A classic line from the film Rounders was “the key to Heads Up is putting your opponent to a decision for all of his chips”. The Blackhawks may have done that

» NBA Finals - No Dearth of Storylines
Jun 4, 2015
No Lakers, No Celtics, No Knicks, No Bulls, no problem, the 2014/15 NBA Finals may not have the marquis team names on the playbill but it does have the two best

» NHL Stanley Cup Finals -
Jun 3, 2015
We are down to the final two in the NHL season and anyone who claims this is the matchup they called six months ago is lying, in fact if anyone called

» NHL Semi-Finals, Time to 7-UP
May 29, 2015
There isn’t anything in sports like a game 7, regardless if it’s Basketball, Baseball, or Hockey knowing that everything that you’ve done to this point in the pre and regular season

» FIFA Gets Red Card
May 29, 2015
  For quite some time questions have swarmed around the global football governing body and how they come to some of their decisions regarding the conferment of the World Cup and the

» Top Trending Stories from the Sports World
May 27, 2015
NHL – Sixes and Sevens Prior to the start of the NHL “Frozen Four” we went out on a very short limb by stating both of these series would go deep and

» EPL Table - 2014/15 Final
May 26, 2015
EPL Premiere League Table - 2014/15 Final   Barclays Premier League 2014/15 # Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts Last 6 1 Chelsea 38 26 9 3 73 32 41 87   2 Manchester City 38 24 7 7 83 38 45 79   3 Arsenal 38 22 9 7 71 36 35 75   4 Manchester United 38 20 10 8 62 37 25 70   5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 7 12 58 53 5 64   6 Liverpool 38 18 8 12 52 48 4 62   7 Southampton 38 18 6 14 54 33 21 60   8 Swansea City 38 16 8 14 46 49 -3 56   9 Stoke City 38 15 9 14 48 45 3 54   10 Crystal Palace 38 13 9 16 47 51 -4 48   11 Everton 38 12 11 15 48 50 -2 47   12 West Ham United 38 12 11 15 44 47 -3 47   13 West Bromwich Albion 38 11 11 16 38 51 -13 44   14 Leicester City 38 11 8 19 46 55 -9 41   15 Newcastle United 38 10 9 19 40 63 -23 39   16 Sunderland 38 7 17 14 31 53 -22 38   17 Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 31 57 -26 38   18 Hull City 38 8 11 19 33 51 -18 35   19 Burnley 38 7 12 19 28 53 -25 33   20 Queens Park Rangers 38 8 6 24 42 73 -31 30   Key Uefa Champions League: 1st, 2nd,

» NHL Conference Finals – Don’t expect a quick resolution
May 21, 2015
When you saw the path the clubs took to get to the NHL’s version of the “Frozen Four” you should have imagined these weren’t going to skirmishes settled with diplomacy. The

» NBA's Final Four
May 19, 2015
(2) Cleveland vs. (1) Atlanta – I haven’t had an opportunity to check what odds you could have gotten in Vegas for this matchup at the beginning of the season but

» Top Seeds Survive as Three of the Final Four are in place
May 16, 2015
Clippers v. Rockets Clippers do make history, but the wrong kind Clippers vs. Rockets – This series started out as the least competitive of the four as there was only one game within

» Top Trending Stores from the Weekend
May 11, 2015
Top Seeds in NBA Playoffs in Serious Trouble – Facing “must win” situations in game 4s the Hawks and Warriors must win on the road or face 1-3 deficits and the

» NBA Playoffs – One is the loneliest number
May 10, 2015
Well we knew this year’s NBA Playoffs were going to be unpredictable and once we got past the first round it would be pretty much up for grabs, but the competitiveness

» NHL Playoffs - Survive and Advance
May 8, 2015
After the first round set the stage for a competitive sequel, I gotta’ admit I was expecting a little something different going into the second round which quickly became four clubs

» Top Trending Sports Stories
May 6, 2015
Wells Report: Patriots personnel “probably” deflated footballs – A hundred days in the making, the Wells report has finally been concluded and found that two New England Patriots locker room attendants

» Fight of the Century, Perhaps Two Years Late?
May 2, 2015
It’s almost surreal that we are finally on the verge of the “Fight of the Century” as it seems like we’ve been here so many times before. However unless either Manny

» NHL Playoffs - Second Round
May 1, 2015
WESTERN CONFERENCE Anaheim 51-24-7 (109 points) vs. Calgary 45-30-7 (97 points) Ducks in 1st Round: def. Winnipeg, 4-0 Flames in 1st Round: def. Vancouver, 4-2 Power play: Season — Ducks 15.7% (28th); Flames 18.8% (13th). Playoffs —

» NFL Draft - Round by Round
May 1, 2015
  Well we finally got confirmation that the Bucs were taking Winston with the first pick and have alleviated their Jamarcus Russell fears. It was a surprise to see Marcus Mariota going

» NHL Playoffs - Don't Be So Quick to Move On to Round 2
Apr 28, 2015
Although there are some intreging 2nd round matchups looming, don’t be in such a hurry to get to them as we seen the first round finish with a bang and an

» NBA Playoffs - Don't expect to see any brooms in round 2
Apr 24, 2015
Ya know, at the end of the day I don’t think anyone expected to see any upsets in the 1/8 or 2/7 matchups so much like the NCAA Tournament if all

» NBA Playoffs – Home Sweet Home
Apr 21, 2015
So many have been looking forward to this season’s NBA playoffs as it has been touted to be the best in years, and it still may definitely be, however so far

» NHL Playoffs - With the Kings gone, a new reign will take over
Apr 17, 2015
The Kings are dead long live the new King. The winners of two of the last three Stanley Cups won’t be participating in this year’s tournament ending the hopes for LA

» Masters Current Leader Board
Apr 12, 2015
2015 Masters Leaderboard Final Round  ADD POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 - Jordan Spieth -18 F -2 64 66 70 70 270 T2 1 Phil Mickelson -14 F -3 70 68 67 69 274 T2 - Justin Rose -14 F -2 67 70 67 70 274 4 1 Rory McIlroy -12 F -6 71 71 68 66 276 5 5 Hideki Matsuyama -11 F -6 71 70 70 66 277 T6 4 Paul Casey -9 F -4 69 68 74 68 279 T6 6 Ian Poulter -9 F -5 73 72 67 67 279 T6 1 Dustin Johnson -9 F -3 70 67 73 69 279 T9 9 Hunter Mahan -8 F -5 75 70 68 67 280 T9 3 Zach Johnson -8 F -4 72 72 68 68 280 T9 5 Charley Hoffman -8 F +2 67 68 71 74 280 T12 13 Rickie Fowler -6 F -5 73 72 70 67 282 T12 6 Ryan Moore -6 F -3 74 66 73 69 282 T12 - Bill Haas -6 F -2 69 71 72 70 282 T12 7 Kevin Na -6 F E 74 66 70 72 282 T12 7 Kevin Streelman -6 F E 70 70 70 72 282 T17 1 Sergio Garcia -5 F -2 68 74 71 70 283 T17 12 Tiger Woods -5 F +1 73 69 68 73 283 T19 11 Henrik Stenson -4 F -4 73 73 70 68 284 T19 7 Louis Oosthuizen -4 F E 72 69 71 72 284 21 - Russell Henley -3 F -1 68 74 72 71 285 T22 20 Mark O'Meara -2 F -4 73 68 77 68 286 T22 20 Keegan

» If The NBA Playoffs Started Today
Apr 7, 2015
We can now see the light at the end of the 82 game tunnel as the season comes to a close and the playoffs are now in sight, but don’t think

» The Final No One Saw Coming
Apr 6, 2015
The Madness has almost come to an end as the NCAA Tournament Championship has reached its final game. Of the plethora of questions that arose starting on selection Sunday, including the

» MLB Opening Day - The Toughest Divisions
Apr 6, 2015
Happy New Year! It may have taken close to six months but for anyone outside of the city of San Francisco it was much needed time for the wounds to heal

» NCAA Final Four - Big Favorites are Far From Sure Things
Apr 4, 2015
This year’s Final Four is a microcosm of the entire the entire NCAA Tournament, should be highly competitive, one clear favorite, and look for an upset en route to the Final.

» Behind Enemy Lines in the Final
Apr 3, 2015
Yo, this is Nicky the Fish and we’re back in the thick of the action that is the Final Four. We’re coming off a 3-1 Elite 8 weekend and thank the

» NCAA Final Four - Opening Bands Set the Stage for the Headliners
Mar 30, 2015
For all the carnage, upsets, bloodshed, and tears that embodied this year’s NCAA Tournament for the first five rounds what’s left is three tops seeds that even then novice would have

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NCAA Tournament
Mar 27, 2015
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back for some final action in the Sweet 16 after breaking even yesterday as the teaser came through again, so let’s stick with the strategy

» Not Your Daddy's Sweet 16
Mar 26, 2015
Although most of the school names may be familiar the components of the teams are totally different so part of calling the tournament this year has been to separate the names

» NBA Down to 12 Games and Some Madness of its Own
Mar 25, 2015
70 are in the books, 12 left to go, but plenty of questions remain. In the West the members of the tournament are all but in place but the seedings still

» Rock Chalk Shock and the Rest of The Sweet 16
Mar 24, 2015
We warned you last week that if the “First Four” games of the NCAA Tournament were a harbinger of things to come and the carnage to your brackets over the next

» Dance Gets off to a Great Beat
Mar 19, 2015
If the appetizers were any indication then this is going to be one of the best tournaments in recent memory. Before we could even get our beer and chips and get

» 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket
Mar 16, 2015
   

» Early RSVPs Portend A Wild Party Next Week
Mar 15, 2015
The final invitations don’t go out until Sunday and the most coveted party other than the Oscars has had some early RSVPs. Some A-Listers, some gate-crashers, and many regulars to the

» The Maddness Has Already Begun
Mar 1, 2015
The brackets don’t officially come out for almost three weeks but it’s been clear for three months that the 2015 tournament will be on of the most highly contested in recent

» Butler and Bostick - A Tale of Two Rockys
Feb 27, 2015
The shelf-life of an NFL player is tenuous at best and seems like the only thing shorter is the shelf life of an NFL star player and it’s amazing to see

» NBA Trade Deadline Doesn’t Come n’ Go Quietly
Feb 19, 2015
If you were under the impression this year’s Larry O’Brien trophy was a jump ball that was still up for grabs you are in good company as several NBA teams made

» Super Bowl XLIX - A Final Look Back at the 'Longest Yard' and More
Feb 4, 2015
As they finish sweeping the last of the confetti of the Boston streets, and listen to every pseudo pundit’s evaluation of how the game went down, we can finally objectively look

» Super Bowl XLIX - Setting Up to Be The Best Ever
Feb 1, 2015
As one of the few that didn’t get caught up in mire of a non-story that has now been titled “deflate-gate” we have been looking for some real story lines for

» Top Seeds Take Different Roads But End Up In The Same Place
Jan 21, 2015
After taking a long hiatus during the wild card era, for the second consecutive year the top seeds will meet in the Super Bowl and quite frankly it’s the matchup most

» NFL Championship Sunday - Peviews, Predicitons, and Prophecy
Jan 17, 2015
Green Bay at Seattle – Before we even attempt to look at the statistical data or break down matchups, everything following this sentence is null and void is Aaron Rogers cannot

» College National Championship - Next Man Up Can Mean Next Year
Jan 12, 2015
The most anticipated and hyped game since the SC/Texas Rose Bowl back in 06’ is finally here and let me be the first to go on record that they pushed this

» NFL Divisional Playoffs - The Best Weekend of the Year
Jan 9, 2015
Sometimes the job of a writer/blogger can be quite ornery, however this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoff games make our job much easier as there is no need to try and create

» What Did You Learn In College?
Jan 5, 2015
Now that nearly all of us are back in the office (slightly heavier after the holiday), a favorable calendar even let some use only use 6 vacation days for 17 total

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NFL on Wild Card Weekend
Jan 4, 2015
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back in the mire that is the NFL playoffs after a decent bowl season, now it’s time to deal with the big boys so let’s

» NFL Wildcard Weekend
Jan 2, 2015
The changing of the calendar rings in the both the new year and a new season in the NFL, the second season, and this is the only one that counts or

» It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Bowl Season - Championship Playoff Preview
Dec 30, 2014
The gifts have all been unwrapped, the carcass that was the evening turkey is now being used for halftime sandwiches and the first of the holiday in-bound relatives are now out-bound

» Week 16 NFL Playoff Scenarios
Dec 17, 2014
Week 16 Playoff Scenarios NFC ----------- Already In – Arizona Cardinals Detroit Lions – For the Lions it’s simple, win an they’re in. They can also clinch a playoff spot with an Eagles loss

» NFL - A 3-Week Season
Dec 12, 2014
The NFL has been reduced to a 3-game season that started on Thursday as the Cardinals continue to surprise everyone with their staying power despite an inury list that reads like

» Complete College Bowl Schedule
Dec 7, 2014
  2014-15 College Football Bowl And Playoff Schedule Bowl Location Date/Time Network R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome Dec. 20 11 a.m. ESPN Gildan New Mexico Bowl Utah State vs. UTEP Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium Dec. 20 2:20 p.m. ESPN Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Utah

» NCAA Football – Finally This Is What We Signed Up For
Dec 5, 2014
#4 Florida State vs. #11 Georgia Tech – ACC Championship – Never has a defending champion, an undefeated champion mind you, received such a lack of respect. Even when they win

» NFL Final Month - Clear above the clouds but stormy below
Dec 3, 2014
Power rankings, Super Bowl odds, and panicking fan bases over the first half of the season have been cast aside, as for all of the clouds of doubt the skies are

» New College Football Playoff Poll
Dec 2, 2014
AP Poll As of December 2, 2014  

» NCAA Football - Rivalry Week - All About the Upsets
Nov 29, 2014
Nostalgia aside this has always been one of the greatest weekends in sports period not just college football and now that they’ve created the monster that is the college championship playoff

» NCAA Football - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder?
Nov 21, 2014
Ya know, early in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff all of the talk was along the lines of if an SEC school had one loss could they “sneak”

» NCAA Football - Reality TV Meets It's Match
Nov 8, 2014
The elimination tournament continues this weekend as the bar has been slightly lowered as expected, and now one loss is not the kiss of death in regards to the College Football

» NBA Preview -
Oct 29, 2014
Western Conference – Once again, and without much fanfare I might add, the Spurs raised another banner solidifying their place as the most successful NBA franchise after the “big 2”, and

» Royals Don't Need A Broom When a Whisk Will DO
Oct 28, 2014
Kansas City rolled into the playoffs the hottest club in baseball, which unfortunately has sometimes been the kiss of death. Just ask the Angels and Nationals whom had the best record

» NFL - RELAX there’s plenty more where that came from
Oct 23, 2014
If the Packers make a deep run in the playoffs then Aaron Rogers presser comments will do down in packers folklore with the “Ice Bowl” and “The Sneak”. Since taking that

» NCAA Football - Another elmination weekend
Oct 22, 2014
After another elimination Saturday in the CFA the picture may seem to be clearing up, but it only appears that way. Huge matchups are only huge if there are severe consequences

» World Series Preview - The Wildest Cards in The Deck
Oct 17, 2014
And then there were two. After what always seems like it takes a full calendar year to complete the regular season came to a close, giving way to a post season

» NCAA Football - A Day Does Not A Trend Make
Oct 13, 2014
The week-by-week grading assessment of the college football polls more resemble the daily report cards my five-year-old brings home from Kindergarten than a gauge of the top schools in the country.

» It Wasn't A Good Weekend To Be A Favorite
Oct 6, 2014
Every year there seems to be one day where the dogs come out and not only bark very loudly but pack a huge bite, this was that weekend. There was no

» Body of Work Doesn't Get You Far In October
Oct 6, 2014
If the MLB playoffs were the NCAA tournament everyone’s bracket would be thoroughly busted at this point with club with the best record in all of baseball not only eliminated but

» The First Separation Saturday
Oct 4, 2014
#14 Stanford at #9 Notre Dame – Welcome to football in a phone booth as these cloud-of-dust programs meet in a rivalry that has grown exponentially since both of these clubs

» Behind Enemy Lins on The First Separation Saturday
Oct 4, 2014
Yo this is Nicky and we’re knee deep in college football separation Saturday with lots of things I like on the board so let’s get to it. In the early games

» A Playoff Bracket Worthy of March
Oct 2, 2014
It took over a half a year for us to get here and it was well worth the wait. The post season matchups have all of the necessary components for one

» After a Day to Catch Our Breath, It's Back to the Seat's Edge - MLB Wildcard
Sep 29, 2014
It took all of the 162 to get the tournament in place, and by the way this is another example of why the book should be closed on if the addition

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NFL
Sep 28, 2014
Yo, this is Nicky and we split the day in college football as Duke drowned in the monsoon in Miami but Washington played hard at home and stopped just short of

» Behind Enemy Lines in NCAA Football
Sep 27, 2014
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off our first undefeated weekend last weekend to get us above .500 for the season at 3-2, now it’s time to start doing some

» MLB Wild Card Standings - Sept 24
Sep 24, 2014
Ok, I gotta’ admit I really thought King Felix was going to break trend and pitch well in the Great White North but he got rocked again, and on a day

» MLB Wild Card Standings - Sept 23
Sep 23, 2014
Obviously, no one wants to play a do-or-die one-game playoff and face the ace of the opposing staff with their season on the line and it’s a very fine line between

» Behind Enemy Lines on the last Summer Sunday
Sep 21, 2014
DALLAS COWBOYS ST. LOUIS RAMS 1-1 September 21, 1:00 PM | Turf of Edward Jones Dome 1-1     RECENT FORM   TEAM SU ATS OU OFF DEF Dallas 1-1 1-1 0-2 21.50 19.00 St. Louis 1-1 1-1 0-2 12.50 25.50     SMART CHART DAL   TEAM   STL 21.5 PTS FOR   12.5 19.0 PTS AGNST   25.5 2.5 DIFF.   -13.0 201.5   PASS YDS 233.0 173.5 RUSH YDS   95.5 212.0   PASS D 167.5 104.5 RUSH D   171.0 1.5 TO DIFF   1.0   INJURIES DALLAS PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Davon Coleman DT Out Week 3 (knee) Justin Durant LB Out Week 3 (groin) Anthony

» NCAA Football - Wheels will be turning again this week
Sep 17, 2014
Welcome to the carousel that will be the NCAA top 25 this year as the quest of the committee will be to narrow it down to 4 schools and have a

» Behind Enemy Line in the NFL
Sep 15, 2014
Yo, This is Nicky and we got in the win column as the Pats scored 30 straight points to easily cover a 4 point line, 30-7. I was wondering how that

» Goodell and NFL Firestorm - Screw up or cover up?
Sep 15, 2014
It seems like the more Roger Goodell tried to dowse the fire that the Ray Rice fiancé striking incident has become but it seems he’s grabbing a bucket of gasoline instead

» NSL (no safe lead) - NFL week 1 review
Sep 9, 2014
Whether you credit it to working out the bugs of a new system or offenses finding their rhythm, we saw six teams have double digit leads and either had to hang

» Behind Enemy Lines in NCAA Football
Sep 7, 2014
Yo, this is Nicky and we didn’t get the new year off to a good start as Michigan State simply ran out of gas against the Oregon Ducks yesterday in the

» Happy New Year!! - NFL Season Preview
Sep 4, 2014
NFC West – Can’t you just wait to see how this one plays out? I mean this is the greatest rivalry we’ve seen in the West since the Cowboys and 49’ers were

» EPL Table - The Undefeateds
Sep 1, 2014
Ok, I must apologize off the bat for breaking rank but to me undefeated means you have won every match you’ve competed in. Yes, that means no ties. That said in

» The Beginning of the Playoff Era - An NCAA Preview
Aug 29, 2014
For those of you that have been following this blog for the last few years you know how we’ve taken every opportunity to bash the BCS system for the farce that

» English Premier League Opening Week
Aug 27, 2014
      Barclays Premier League Table August 24 Barclays Premier League 2014/15   POS TEAM PLD W D L F A GD PTS   1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6   2 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 6   3

» NFL Previews - Some Pre-Seaon Predictions
Aug 20, 2014
I know it’s only the pre-season, rosters are still around 100 players, and the franchise players are only playing about 3 series but there are a few things that are already

» MLB WIldcard Races
Aug 18, 2014
As of August 18, 2014 American League AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 LA Angels* 72 50 .590 - 41-23 31-27 574 487 +87 Lost 1 5-5 Oakland* 73 51 .589 - 40-21 33-30 597 436 +161 Lost 5 3-7 Seattle 67 56 .545 - 34-32 33-24 490 391 +99 Won 1 8-2 Detroit 66 56 .541 .5 33-29 33-27 556 522 +34 Lost 1 4-6 NY Yankees 63 59 .516 3.5 29-29 34-30 481 518 -37 Won 2 5-5 Toronto 64 61 .512 4 33-26 31-35 558 549 +9 Lost 1 3-7 Cleveland 62 61 .504 5 37-24 25-37 534 521 +13 Lost 1 5-5 Tampa Bay 61 63 .492 6.5 28-34 33-29 492 469 +23 Lost 2 6-4 Chicago Sox 59 65 .476 8.5 31-29 28-36 532 587 -55 Won 1 4-6 Boston 56 67 .455 11 29-33 27-34 475 531 -56 Lost 1 6-4 Minnesota 55 67 .451 11.5 26-32 29-35 515 556 -41 Lost 1 4-6 Houston 52 73 .416 16 29-36 23-37 501 592 -91 Won 1 5-5 Texas 48 76 .387 19.5 23-38 25-38 494 629 -135 Won 1 3-7 National League NATIONAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 St. Louis 66 57 .537 - 36-26 30-31 461 469 -8 Won 1 5-5 San Francisco 65 58 .528 - 32-32 33-26 479 449 +30 Won 2 4-6 Atlanta 64 60 .516 1.5 37-28 27-32 463 460 +3 Won 3 6-4 Pittsburgh 64 60 .516 1.5 39-24 25-36 523 517 +6 Lost 5 3-7 Miami 62 62 .500 3.5 36-30 26-32 499 525 -26 Won 2 7-3 Cincinnati 61 63 .492 4.5 32-29 29-34 476 457 +19 Lost

» MLB Wildcards – Don’t call this race just yet
Aug 18, 2014
For the better part of this season the division races haven’t been in doubt, a couple have been two horse races, but if you give any credence to ESPN’s POFF category

» New Era in LA or the Final Act?
Aug 14, 2014
Ya know, I was driving on the 405 yesterday and Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” came on the radio and although the inspiration may have come from the 18th century it more

» PGA Leaderboard
Aug 7, 2014
PGA Leaderboard Round 1   Last Update: 3:00 PM - ALL TEE TIMES LOCAL SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS    ADD POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL T1 - Lee Westwood -6 F* -6 65 - - - 65 T1 - Kevin Chappell -6 F -6 65 - - - 65 T3 - Jim Furyk -5 F* -5 66 - - - 66 T3 - Edoardo Molinari -5 F -5 66 - - - 66 T3 - Ryan Palmer -5 9* -5 - - - - - 6 - Mikko Ilonen -4 F* -4 67 - - - 67 T7 - Joost Luiten -3 F -3 68 - - - 68 T7 - Ian Poulter -3 F* -3 68 - - - 68 T7 - Bernd Wiesberger -3 F* -3 68 - - - 68 T10 - Rickie Fowler -2 F* -2 69 - - - 69 T10 - Victor Dubuisson -2 F* -2 69 - - - 69 T10 - Nick Watney -2 F -2 69 - - - 69 T10 - Jimmy Walker -2 F* -2 69 - - - 69 T10 - Jason

» USA Basketabll Men's National Team
Aug 7, 2014
  Guards Stephen Curry Kyrie Irving Damian Lillard Derrick Rose   Foward/Wings DeMar DeRozan James Harden Gordon Hayward Kyle Dorver Chandler Parsons Klay Thompson   Big Men DeMarcus Cousins Anthony Davis Andre Drummond Kenneth Faried Masopn Plumlee

» USA Today Coache's Poll
Aug 1, 2014
  Rank   Team   Move   Schedules/Results   Points 1         Florida State Seminoles (56) Overall: (0-0) Statistics | Schedule | Roster 08/30 vs. Oklahoma State 8:00 PM EDT   1543 2         Alabama Crimson Tide Overall: (0-0) Statistics | Schedule | Roster 08/30 vs. West Virginia 3:30 PM EDT   1455 3         Oklahoma Sooners (3) Overall: (0-0) Statistics

» MLB Season 2/3rds of the Way Home
Jul 20, 2014
It may be called the ‘mid-way point’ of the MLB season but the fact is that most clubs have played 100 games already and the old baseball adage is that you’re

» Reflections from the World Stage
Jul 17, 2014
A crew of workman are busy sweeping the now abandoned confetti and trash covered streets of Rio Di Janeiro as a brisk morning win accompanies a harsh reality that the world

» Brithish Open Current Leaderboard
Jul 17, 2014
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  BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW % 1 Florida State .9948 2 1 2617 .9970 1 1546 .9974 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 .990 2 Ohio State .9503 3 2 2488 .9478 2 1462 .9432 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 .960 3 Auburn .9233 4 3 2422 .9227 3 1437 .9271 3 3 3 1 3 6 3 .920 4 Alabama .8539 1 4 2262 .8617 4 1333 .8600 4 5 4 8 4 7 4 .840 5 Missouri .8428 5 5 2231 .8499 5 1315 .8484 5 4 5 3 7 8 5 .830 6 Oklahoma State .7629 7 6 2083 .7935 6 1248 .8052 9 8 7 9 15 5 11 .690 7 Stanford .7069 8 7 1873 .7135 10 1034 .6671 7 7 6 6 8 10 9 .740 8 South Carolina .7037 10 8 1841 .7013 7 1100 .7097 8 10 10 7 10 4 7 .700 9 Baylor .6623 9 9 1778 .6773 7 1100 .7097 12 9 8 11 13 12 12 .600 10 Michigan State .6529 11 10 1758 .6697 9 1037 .6690 11 12 13 10 9 11 8 .620 11 Arizona State .5833 12 13 1277 .4865 13 765 .4935 6 6 11 5 6 9 6 .770 12 Oregon .5321 13 12 1398 .5326 12 843 .5439 13 11 14 12 12 15 14 .520 13 Clemson .5201 6 11 1444 .5501 11 853 .5503 14 16 12 15 14 16 13 .460 14 Northern Illinois .4812 14 15 1104 .4206 18 547 .3529 10 18 9 13 5 2 10 .670 15 LSU .4213 17 14 1258 .4792 14 720 .4645 17 20 18 19 16 18 17 .320 16 UCF .3858 19 18 967 .3684 17 572 .3690 16 15 15 16 19 14 16 .420 17 Oklahoma .3808 18 16 1041 .3966 15 660 .4258 17 14 16 17 25 20 19 .320 18 UCLA .3506 22 19 779 .2968 19 473 .3052 15 13 19 14 11 17 15 .450 19 Louisville .2630 20 17 1013 .3859 16 625 .4032 28 NR 17 NR NR NR NR .000 20 Duke .2252 24 20 620 .2362 20 402 .2594 21 24 20 18 NR 19 23 .180 21 Wisconsin .1988 15 21 485 .1848 21 266 .1716 20 21 22 21 18 13 20 .240 22 Georgia .1143 NR 25 148 .0564 NR 41 .0265 19 19 NR 20 17 21 18 .260 23 Fresno State .1006 16 22 428 .1630 22 215 .1387 28 NR NR NR NR NR NR .000 24 Texas A&M .0995 21 23 290 .1105 25 121 .0781 23 NR 24 25 22 22 21 .110 25 Texas .0666 NR 24 167 .0636 24 149 .0961 25 22 21 NR NR NR NR .040

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With both the college and pro football seasons now in full swing and October baseball down to both league championship series, what the NHL needs is star power!  The sports entertainment

» NFL - Reveiw and Preview - Only the Strong Survive
Oct 9, 2013
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» It Will Take A Pair of Game 5s to Top MLB's Finest Day
Oct 9, 2013
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» Top unbeaten teams present mixed reviews in week six
Oct 8, 2013
Week six of the collegiate football turned out to be a bag of trail mix for the top undefeated squads of the nation.  Some good stuff, a few tasty morsels, a

» Behind Enemy Lines early to start the weekend
Oct 5, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re just cookin’ like Betty Crocker this week as we’re 3-0 after hitting the over on the Browns/Bills and UCLA 6.5 on Thursday, Florida -13 on

» ALDS - Some Might Find This Offensive
Oct 4, 2013
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» NLDS: Pitching Will Be The Rule of the Day
Oct 2, 2013
When you attempt to predict the outcome of both National League Divisional playoff series, about the only simple observation is that all four team possess superior pitching which got them this

» Is This the New Look of the SE(WA)C?
Sep 30, 2013
Ever since the inception of the BCS system, which everyone who has followed this blog for the last decade knows I am no fan of, the SEC has presented the argument

» Behind Enemy Lines as the Undefeateds Dwindle
Sep 29, 2013
Yo this is Nicky and A & M decided to try and beat traffic, so they left Razorback stadium early, with about 10 minutes left to play, and didn’t even push

» Behind Enemy Lines as the Season Changes
Sep 28, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and we haven’t been the book maker’s friend so far this year after going 3-0 last weekend, including 2-0 in our first two college games of the

» AL Wild Card Race - Cleveland Rocks!
Sep 24, 2013
Just as the two-team wild card race was designed to do, it’s come down the final week in the American League!  Four teams are realistically in the hunt with the Yankees

» NFL Week 3 - Summed Up In A New York Minute
Sep 23, 2013
As if the beloved Yankees falter down the stretch of the Major League season and imminent post-season absence weren’t bad enough, the New York Giants 0-3 start suddenly in an instance

» Behind Enemy lines during week 3 the NFL
Sep 21, 2013
Yo this is Nicky, and we broke into the NCAA season in grand fashion going 2-0 as Michigan State was only out of the cover for one possession and Stanford was

» Behind Enemy Lines in NCAA Football Week 4
Sep 20, 2013
Yo this is Nicky and we’re ready to step into the fray that is college football for the first time in the season. We gave one back last Sunday as the

» Fantasy Footbal Week 3 - Tricks and Tactics
Sep 19, 2013
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» NFL review and preview – Week 3 The Haves and Have Nots
Sep 18, 2013
If the opening week of NFL season will go down as the week of  ‘ebb and flow’ as 12 of the 14 games played had lead changes in them, then as

» Summer May Be Over but it's Still Hot Under Some Coaches
Sep 18, 2013
When Glen Frey dropped that 80’s hit, he wasn’t talking about college football.  But had he been, he wouldn’t have been referencing his beloved Michigan Wolverines and the job Brady Hoke

» Behind Enemy line in Week 2
Sep 15, 2013
Yo this is Nicky and after the Cards kept it close last week bringing us to went 2-0 on the young seaon. We’ll get more aggressive once the season gets it’s

» Six in the Mix for the AL Wild Card
Sep 13, 2013
The American League wild card race is shaping into a big winner for those in favor of the two-team system that allows for a heart stopping one-game playoff at the end

» College Football week 3 Review and Preview
Sep 13, 2013
As for the week upcoming all eyes will be on college station as the number one team in the nation “rolls” into Kyle Field to take on Aggies,  defending Heisman Trophy

» NFL Week 2 Review and Preview
Sep 11, 2013
If there were a cliché that was apropos to week one of the 2013 NFL season it would have to be ‘ebb and flow’ as in almost unprecedented fashion in 14

» Behind Enemy lines on Opening Sunday
Sep 8, 2013
Yo this is Nicky and we’re 1-0 on the young season after the Broncos and Ravens easily went over the total for us on Thursday so let’s get back into the

» College Football Week 2 Review and Preview
Sep 7, 2013
Week 2 review and preview – Game of the Week – (14) Notre Dame vs. (17) Michigan the classic rivalry that has been the staple of college football for so long will

» Happy New Year! - The Smacchat NFL Previews - AFC
Sep 6, 2013
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» Happy New Year - Fantasy Football Week 1
Sep 5, 2013
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» Behind Enemy Lines on Opening Day
Sep 5, 2013
Yo, This is Nicky and let me be the first to wish everyone a happy new year! I know we’ve been dabbling here and there when we saw value but now

» Happy New Year! - The Smacchat NFL Previews - NFC
Aug 22, 2013
NFC South - With Saints Head Coach Sean Payton back to steer the “Who Dat Crew”, New Orleans is once again the most optimistic fan base in the entire NFL.  After the

» Scott Going For Two as Tiger’s Having a Major Problem
Aug 10, 2013
Adam Scott is in position to take his second major title of the year but he will have to work through the weekend to do so. He’s three shots back of

» PGA Championship Leaderboard - 3rd Round
Aug 8, 2013
ADD POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 - Jason Dufner -9 2:55 pm - 68 63 - - 131 T2 - Adam Scott -7 2:55 pm - 65 68 - - 133 T2 - Matt Kuchar -7 2:45 pm - 67 66 - - 133 T2 - Jim Furyk -7 2:45 pm - 65 68 - - 133 T5 - Justin Rose -6 2:35 pm - 68 66 - - 134 T5 - Henrik Stenson -6 2:35 pm - 68 66 - - 134 T7 - Robert Garrigus -5 2:25 pm - 67 68 - - 135 T7 - Steve Stricker -5 2:25 pm - 68 67 - - 135 T9 - Webb Simpson -4 2:15 pm - 72 64 - - 136 T9 - Martin Kaymer -4 2:15 pm - 68 68 - - 136 T9 - Charley Hoffman -4 2:05 pm - 69 67 - - 136 T9 - Marcus Fraser -4 2:05 pm - 67 69 - - 136 T13 2 Jonas Blixt -3 3 -1 68 70 - - 138 T13 - Sergio Garcia -3 1:55

» No One is Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper
Aug 5, 2013
As a social media outlet it’s imperative for us to keep abreast of what’s trending, what people are tweeting, texting, and blogging about and for the last month the top sports

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB
Aug 5, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and I’m back in the saddle after a short break and ready to take you the rest of the way through the World Series. We were on

» MLB Drops the Other Shoe as ARod Drops the Ball
Aug 5, 2013
MLB released it’s newest greatest ‘hitlist’ today with one familiar artest being left off. Obviously the biggest name on the album would have been Alex Rodriguez but he’s inclined to appeal

» The 2013 British Open Championship Final Leaderboard
Jul 18, 2013
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» Our Mid-Season Report Card (and it's not good)
Jul 10, 2013
  Hard to believe we’re half way through the marathon that is the MLB season as it seems like they just threw out the first pitch but here we are and even

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB on Tuesday
Jul 9, 2013
  Yo, this is Nicky and we’ve really been tearing it up in MLB lately winning 3 straight games including a Texas lighting some fireworks for us on July 4th to help

» 77 years coming for Murray and England
Jul 8, 2013
Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the Wimbledon final to become the first British man in 77 years to win at the All England Club. As powerful as

» The Lakers and Celtics Begin A New Rivalry, Who Can Rebuild the Quickest
Jul 6, 2013
Every sport has its cornerstone franchises that are the staples of the industry, that all the others aspire to become, for no other than once you’re mentioned in the same breath

» Getting A Little Financial Independence of the 4th of July
Jul 4, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and if you’ve been following the twitter or blog feeds then you’ve seen that we’ve had a good run, hitting our last two with the Mets taking

» Superman Kicks off Free Agent Frenzy
Jul 3, 2013
  2013-14 Free agent Player Movement PLAYERS ADDED PLAYERS LOST VIA DRAFT Lucas Nogueira (No. 16)* Dennis Schroeder (No. 17) Mike Muscala (No. 44)* Raul Neto (No. 47) VIA TRADE Jared Cunningham (from Mavs) PLAYERS ADDED PLAYERS LOST VIA DRAFT Kelly Olynyk (No. 13)* Colton Iverson

» Brazil Puts Out the Welcome Mat, but it Comes With a Warning Label
Jul 1, 2013
The host nation for the 2013 Confederations Cup did more than just dominate the top team in the world en route to a 3-0 win, they sent a message to everyone

» NBA Draft - Round by Round
Jun 28, 2013
  Round 1 1 Anthony Bennett PF 6-8   240 UNLV Grade 9.5 PLAYER PROFILE And our first shocker of the night comes on the first pick. I've been saying for months that

» Wild Day in the NBA Draft gets Overshadowed By “Money Ball”
Jun 28, 2013
The 2013 NBA Draft will either go down as the landmark year where the NBA scouts did their best analysis and due diligence in history, and started a trend that would

» Patriots Waste No Time Handling Things the "Patriot Way"
Jun 26, 2013
One reason the New England Patriots emerged over the last decade as the best organization in the entire NFL is because of the way their front office handled personnel matters both

» BHawks Give the Bruins A Taste of Their Own Medicine
Jun 25, 2013
  The Boston Bruins were down what seemed an insurmountable amount with 10 minutes to go in Game 7 of their first round game, and even after a furious comeback still found

» Behind Enemy Lines in Game 7 of the NBA Finals
Jun 20, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and it’s time to buckle up for a ballistic game 7. We hit the Game 6 call but needed some serious love from RayRay and a collapse

» NBA Finals - Heat Will Need To Be Turned On In Game 6
Jun 18, 2013
It all started with that little introductory rant when Miami’s “Big Three” took the stage together for the first time, back in 2010 after LeBron James televised press conference known as,

» Pulling Double Duty Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Finals and MLB
Jun 18, 2013
Yo This is Nicky and we’re pullin’ double duty tonight as we’ve got an all important game 6 in the NBA Finals and some good value on the baseball diamond as

» Rose is Better Late Than Never
Jun 17, 2013
Although its been forty-three years since the United States National Champion was Englishman and seventeen years since a Brit has won a major golf championship, Justin Rose’s two-stroke win at Merion

» US Open Current Leaderboard - Final
Jun 16, 2013
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» MLB Makes the Right Call on DBacks/Dodgers Brawl
Jun 14, 2013
The fallout from the D-backs/Dodgers donnybrook Tuesday night at Chavez Ravine took a while to come down the pipe from Major League Baseball’s offices to the rosters of both clubs on

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Finals for Game 4
Jun 13, 2013
Yo, This is Nicky and we’ve hit all three of our NBA Finals plays to this point including taking the Spurs in game 3, who made it very easy for us,

» U.S. Open: Major moments await Merion
Jun 12, 2013
Mother Nature has already picked sides for the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club outside of Philadelphia and it’s not favoring the 6,996 yard Ardmore, Pa. course.  She made her

» A Cup A Long Time in the Making
Jun 11, 2013
After the most tumultuous year in decades for the NHL they may have a saving grace in the form of an amazing Stanley Cup Final. The Boston Bruins are already living

» Kalifornia Klingsman has The US Ship Steered in the Right Direction, Towards Brazil
Jun 11, 2013
Jurgen Klingsman coach of the US Men’s Soccer team was certainly on the hot seat after an opening round loss to Honduras putting the US at the bottom of the table

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Finals for Game 3
Jun 11, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re in the heat (no pun intended) of the NBA Finals. We decided to lay the under in game 1 which came through for us and

» All Sizzle and No Steak at Roland Garros
Jun 10, 2013
To call the 2013 French Open’s early round upsets and incredible 5-set thrillers ‘typical’ for this tournament would be a great injustice but often the road to the final is so

» Spurs Win Game 1 By a Fingernail, have Heat Scratching for Answers
Jun 7, 2013
The Miami Heat may be asking themselves two things after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, one “how did we give up home court advantage again?” and “what can we do

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Finals
Jun 6, 2013
Yo this is Nicky and we’ve reached the finals of the NBA season. The first two rounds were pretty easy to call but things certainly got a little tougher in the

» Penguins Caught Out Of Their Element
Jun 4, 2013
Hard to believe there could be more on the line than a trip to the NBA Finals but tonight’s game 7 has much more on the line. When the Miami Heat

» Not Your Typical Game 7
Jun 3, 2013
Hard to believe there could be more on the line than a trip to the NBA Finals but tonight’s game 7 has much more on the line. When the Miami Heat

» The King Holds Court, Sentences Pacers to Vacation
May 31, 2013
Well it happened again.  Just when Indiana appeared to have its proverbial foot on the neck of the defending champion Miami Heat, LeBron James took a deep breath sucking life back

» Behind Enemy Lines in a Winner Take all Game 5
May 30, 2013
Yo This Is Nicky and the heat is on, no pun intended, in the Eastern Conference Finals as the all important game 5 is upon us. Every player, or sports enthusiast

» Defending Champs May Have Just Defended Their Title
May 29, 2013
The LA Kings, current holders of Lord Stanley’s Cup were the last man standing in a old school 15-round heavyweight slugfest with the San Jose Sharks, and in retrospect may be

» Base'ballers' and Failures at the Quarter Season Mark
May 24, 2013
                                            American League East The “what the hell” story of the season so far has to be the play of the New York Yankees!  At 28-18 Joe Girardi’s club leads the division and

» 2013 FedExCup Standings
May 23, 2013
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» The Type of Rivalry Golf Doesn't Need
May 23, 2013
So we’re two weeks removed from the Player’s Championship and the shoes are still dropping, and ending up in people’s mouths. Just as things had started to subside and the talk

» NBA Playoffs: Serious Contenders Step Forward
May 17, 2013
                                            Eastern Conference   Indiana leads New York (3-2) – While defending champion Miami rest, waits and sizes up whomever their completion will be in the Eastern Conference Finals, New York and Indiana continue

» First Round Game 7s Set the Stage for the Rest of the Cup Chase
May 14, 2013
Now that we have had an opportunity to catch our breath, it’s time to reflect on what was a great first round to the Stanley Cup playoffs capped off by a

» Wigan does more than salvage a season
May 14, 2013
Going into the FA Cup Final Wigan Athletic knew if they didn’t pull off what was perceived to be a miraculous upset, their incredible run would soon be forgotten as just

» Moyes Has To Do More Than Replace A Legend
May 11, 2013
There are some players and coaches that have transcended the game in which they competed. Stateside Michael Jordon’s legacy has long survived his playing days, and cast a shadow on those

» Rose Not Ready to Bloom for Bulls
May 10, 2013
We have not seen Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose lace em up since April 28th, 2011 basically over a year ago.  If the Bulls are smart, we won’t see him until

» Borussia and Bayern turn Champions League Final into Feiertag
May 6, 2013
As the original field of 32 in this year’s Champions League Tournament began to decrease so did the number of EPL sides left in the tourney, as well as most favorites.

» Behind Enemy Line in MLB
May 5, 2013
  Yo this is Nicky and we’re going to shift gears away from the NBA playoffs to the diamond as I see some good value on Sunday evening. I like the Dodgers

» What A Difference A Day Makes
May 2, 2013
Not long ago several teams in the NBA Playoffs had a strangle hold on their first round series, ready to advance to the semi-finals.  But that’s the beauty of the Association’s

» MLB Standings
Apr 28, 2013
  National League Standings East W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME Atlanta 15 9 .625 - - 3-7 L4 6-2 9-7 4/28 @ DET, L 3-8 4/29 vs WSH, 7:10 PM Washington 13 12 .520 2.5 1.5 4-6 L1 9-7 4-5 4/28 vs CIN, L 2-5 4/29 @ ATL, 7:10 PM Philadelphia 12 14 .462 4.0 3.0 6-4 W3 6-8 6-6 4/28 @ NYM, W 5-1 4/30 @ CLE, 7:05 PM NY Mets 10 13 .435 4.5 3.5 3-7 L4 7-8 3-5 4/28 vs

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Playoffs
Apr 27, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and Golden State made it easy on us to bring our record to 15-10 over the last month. We’ve had a pretty good feel for the NBA

» In The 2013 Draft, Size Matters
Apr 26, 2013
Thursday’s first round was not for those of the meek and nimble.  It was not for those who possess some quick and slick and it certainly was not for those rifle-armed

» Home is where the heart is, Especially in the NBA
Apr 25, 2013
There is a reason they call it, “home court advantage”.  Throughout the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs, teams that earned the right to play at home for the majority

» Behin Enemy Lines in the NBA Playoffs
Apr 25, 2013
Yo, This is Nicky and we’ve been on the sidelines waiting for the playoffs to begin on the main site although if you’ve been following us on twitter or the blog

» Off Season Winners Before the Draft
Apr 22, 2013
Chasing the Lombardi Trophy is a 365 day job for NFL executives, with arguably the most important part of the process coming on the first day of free agency.  It’s like

» A Dramatic Final Week to End the Season that Almost Wasn't
Apr 22, 2013
With two games left in the shortened NHL season there are as many questions as there were last fall when the jury was still out on whether or not there would

» Let the Games Begin
Apr 19, 2013
If the NCAA Tournament is the big dance then, have the band take 5 and get ready for their second set. As one basketball tournament in America commenced earlier in the

» Early Season Returns`
Apr 16, 2013
While we’re only 13 games into the 2013 American Pastime, it’s never too early to make a few calls on the good, bad and ugly of the major league season.  13

» From Down Under to Top of The World
Apr 15, 2013
Never having an Australian put on the Green Jacket at Augusta since Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts started, “a tradition unlike any other”, the Land from Down Under finally took advantage

» Quentin Charges the Mound, Dodgers may Charge Quentin
Apr 13, 2013
While tobacco use, dirty dugouts along with sweaty jocks and foul language are obvious clues pro baseball is the opposing end of the manners code, as to say golf, there is

» Kobe prepares for his greatest obstacle yet
Apr 13, 2013
First there was the challenge of proving he was worthy of being a first-round draft pick out of Lower Marion High School.  Next came finding a way to scale the NBA

» Agusta Sets the Stage Like Only it can
Apr 12, 2013
The weather may have overcast and cloudy but that was the only disappointing thing about the opening round. The players we know on a first name basis like Tiger, Lefty, Sergio,

» Louisville Begins to Build a House of Cards
Apr 8, 2013
Once again the NCAA Tournament Championship was the only game in town on Monday night and as usual not only did it live up to the hype but provided one of

» Now it’s time for April Madness - MLB Baseball Preview - National League
Mar 29, 2013
It’s almost a month since we sprung forward, now the rosters have been cut the one-timers are back delivering pizzas and it’s time for the boys of summer to take center

» The Penguins Keep Marching
Mar 28, 2013
For the first part of the shortened season there were only two stories. One, was that we were actually having an NHL season, and two, the Chicago Blackhawks consecutive scoring streak.

» Now it’s time for April Madness - MLB Baseball Preview - American League
Mar 28, 2013
It’s almost a month since we sprung forward, now the rosters have been cut the one-timers are back delivering pizzas and it’s time for the boys of summer to take center

» Number One still isn’t good enough for Tiger Woods
Mar 26, 2013
We’ve seen these results from Bay Hill before. As a matter of fact, eight times to be exact.  That’s the number of Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournaments Tiger Woods has won.  However

» 15 Going On Sweet 16
Mar 25, 2013
Remember when George Mason made the Final Four a few years ago, the coach delivering pizzas to the students who were waiting outside in the cold to get tickets, and the

» Arnold Palmer Invitational Leaderboard
Mar 21, 2013
First Round 1 - Justin Rose -7 F* -7 65 - - - 65 2 - John Huh -5 F* -5 67 - - - 67 T3 - John Rollins -4 F* -4 68 - - - 68 T3 - Brad Fritsch -4 F -4 68 - - - 68 T5 - Charley Hoffman -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Ryo Ishikawa -3 F* -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Tiger Woods -3 F* -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Nick Watney -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Sean O'Hair -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Thorbjorn Olesen -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Bill Haas -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Jimmy Walker -3 F* -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Gonzalo Fdez-Castano -3 F -3 69 - - - 69 T5 - Ben Kohles -3 F* -3 69 - - - 69 T15 - Gary Woodland -2 F -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Geoff Ogilvy -2 F* -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Ken Duke -2 F* -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Tag Ridings -2 F* -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Zach Johnson -2 F* -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Ben Crane -2 F -2 70 - - - 70 T15 - Stewart Cink -2 F* -2 70 - - - 70 T22 - Pat Perez -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Bob Estes -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Matt Jones -1 F* -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Jason Dufner -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Lee Westwood -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Henrik Stenson -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Sang-Moon Bae -1 F* -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - David Lingmerth -1 F -1 71 - - - 71 T22 - Jason

» Let the Madness of Parity Begin!
Mar 18, 2013
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» Barcelona Pulls off a Stunner but Surprises No One
Mar 14, 2013
No side had ever come back from being down 0-2 on aggregate to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League so the prospects didn’t look good for Barcelona despite

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Mar 13, 2013
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» Is Tiger Lurking to Take Over World Number 1?
Mar 11, 2013
He prowled onto the national scene in 1996 and by April of 1997 Tiger Woods became a household name after his performance at the Masters.  He has been the face of

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA
Mar 11, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and although there were some nervous moments in the final seconds, the Celtics got the game into overtime and then pulled out our cover to run our

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA
Mar 8, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re really starting to measure up the NBA with another win (4th straight) as the Nuggets easily covered the 3.5 vs the Clipps at home, now

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA
Mar 7, 2013
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off of three straight wins and you have to figure the Hoop Gods are smiling on us as the Lakers came back from the

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Mar 6, 2013
If you can imagine the best competition in world football getting better, that’s what you have when the Champions League reaches the Round of 16, particularly on the second leg when

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA
Mar 4, 2013
Yo, this Nicky and we in the heat of the NBA playoff push where we normally see some good value. Particularly when we see teams in need of a playoff win

» College Basketball National Rankings
Mar 4, 2013
NCAA Basketball National Rankings   AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Gonzaga (54) 30-2 1,611 2 Duke (11) 27-4 1,559 3 Indiana 26-5 1,491 4 Louisville 26-5 1,421 5 Georgetown 24-5 1,344 6 Michigan 25-6 1,230 7 Kansas 26-5 1,224 8 Michigan State 24-7 1,184 9 Miami (FL) 24-6 1,082 10 Ohio State 23-7 1,073 11 Kansas State 25-6 932 12 Marquette 23-7 921 13 Florida 24-6 838 14 Oklahoma State 23-7 805 15 New Mexico 26-5 771 16 Saint Louis 24-6 557 17 Pittsburgh 24-7 551 18 Arizona 24-6 523 19 Syracuse 23-8 362 20 Memphis 27-4 316 21 UCLA 23-8 245 22 Wisconsin 21-10 191 23 Creighton 27-7 190 24 Notre Dame 23-8 171 25 Virginia Commonwealth 24-7 157   USA Today Coaches Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Gonzaga (29) 30-2 772 2 Duke (2) 27-4 736 3 Indiana 26-5 699 4 Louisville 26-5 689 5 Georgetown 24-5 611 6 Kansas 26-5 601 7 Michigan State 24-7 557 8 Michigan 25-6 542 9 Ohio State 23-7 533 10 Miami (FL) 24-6 502 11 Florida 24-6 472 12 Kansas State 25-6 410 13 Marquette 23-7 400 14 New Mexico 26-5 345 15 Oklahoma State 23-7 331 16 Saint Louis 24-6 287 17 Memphis 27-4 269 18 Arizona 24-6 252 19 Pittsburgh 24-7 238 20 Syracuse 23-8 171 21 Saint Mary's 27-5 136 22 Virginia Commonwealth 24-7 112 23 Wisconsin 21-10 106 24 Creighton 27-7 94 25 UCLA 23-8 72 Others

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Nov 8, 2012
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Oct 28, 2012
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Oct 27, 2012
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Oct 24, 2012
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Oct 21, 2012
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Oct 20, 2012
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Oct 19, 2012
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Oct 18, 2012
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Oct 14, 2012
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Oct 12, 2012
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Oct 9, 2012
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Oct 9, 2012
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Oct 7, 2012
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Oct 6, 2012
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Oct 5, 2012
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Oct 3, 2012
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Oct 1, 2012
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Sep 30, 2012
Quarterbacks PLAYERS   WK 4   PASSING   RUSHING   RECEIVING   MISC   TOTAL PLAYER, TEAM POS   OPP STATUS ET       C/A   YDS    TD   INT    RUSH   YDS    TD     REC   YDS    TD   TAR     2PC  FUML    TD   PTS Drew Brees, NO QB   Mia W 38-17   30/39 413 4 0   4 2 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   32 Peyton Manning, Den QB   Phi W 52-20   28/34 327 4 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   29 Philip Rivers, SD QB   Dal W 30-21   35/42 401 3 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   26 Alex Smith, KC QB   NYG W 31-7   24/41 288 3 2   7 37 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   22 Matt Ryan, Atl QB   NE L 23-30   34/54 421 2 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   22 Tom Brady, NE QB   @Atl W 30-23   20/31 316 2 0   5 -2 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   20 Tony Romo, Dal QB   @SD L 21-30   27/37 244 2 0   1 15 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   18 Matt Schaub, Hou QB   Sea L 20-23   31/49 355 2 2   1 5 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0   18 Brian Hoyer, Cle QB   Cin W

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Sep 30, 2012
  AFC East Division W L T PCT PF PA HOME ROAD DIV CONF STREAK NY Jets 2 2 0 .500 81 109 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 L1 New England 2 2 0 .500 134 92 0-1-0 2-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 W1 Buffalo 2 2 0 .500 115 131 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 2-2-0 L1 Miami 1 3 0 .250 86 90 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 L2 North Division W L T PCT PF PA HOME ROAD DIV CONF STREAK Baltimore 3 1 0 .750 121 83 3-0-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 W2 Cincinnati 3 1 0 .750 112 112 1-0-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 W3 Pittsburgh 1 2 0 .333 77 75 1-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 1-2-0 L1 Cleveland 0 4 0 .000 73 98 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 L4 South Division W L T PCT PF PA HOME ROAD DIV CONF STREAK Houston 4 0 0 1.000 126 56 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0 W4 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 61 83 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 L1 Jacksonville 1 3 0 .250 62 97 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 L1 Tennessee 1 3 0 .250 81 151 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-3-0 L1 West Division W L T PCT PF PA HOME ROAD DIV CONF STREAK

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Sep 30, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
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Sep 25, 2012
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Sep 23, 2012
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Sep 23, 2012
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Sep 23, 2012
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Sep 22, 2012
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» Fantasy Football Week III - Player's Guide
Sep 20, 2012
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» Nail Biting Time for Wild Card Contenders
Sep 20, 2012
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» MLB Standings Heading into the Home Stretch
Sep 17, 2012
MLB Standings American League EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF NY Yankees 83 63 .568 - 43-29 40-34 704 607 +97 Won 2 6-4 94.2 Baltimore 83 64 .565 .5 42-32 41-32 646 660 -14 Won 2 6-4 72.6 Tampa Bay 78 69 .531 5.5 39-33 39-36 608 537 +71 Lost 3 3-7 10.1 Toronto 66 79 .455 16.5 36-38 30-41 653 690 -37 Won 1 6-4 0.0 Boston 67 81 .453 17 33-43 34-38 692 711 -19 Won 1 4-6 0.0 CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF Chicago Sox 80 66 .548 - 43-31 37-35 691 615 +76 Won 4 6-4 85.6 Detroit 77 69 .527 3 43-28 34-41 654 616 +38 Lost 2 4-6 19.0 Kansas City 66 80 .452 14 32-40 34-40 620 663 -43 Lost 1 5-5 0.0 Cleveland 61 86 .415 19.5 33-39 28-47 586 765 -179 Won 1 3-7 0.0 Minnesota 60 87 .408 20.5 29-46 31-41 646 766 -120 Lost 3 4-6 0.0 WEST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF Texas 87 59 .596 - 47-27 40-32 746 623 +123 Won 1 6-4 99.4 Oakland 84 62 .575 3 44-31 40-31 620 540 +80 Lost 1 8-2 94.6 LA Angels 80 67 .544 7.5 40-32 40-35 698 628 +70 Won 1 6-4 24.5 Seattle 70 78 .473 18 36-37 34-41 561 596 -35 Lost 2 3-7 0.0 National League EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF Washington 89 57 .610 - 44-27 45-30 653 525 +128 Lost 3 5-5 100.0 Atlanta 85 63 .574 5 43-32 42-31 654 570 +84 Won 4 7-3 99.9 Philadelphia 74 74 .500 16 38-37 36-37 624 630 -6 Won 1 7-3 1.5 NY Mets 66 81 .449 23.5 30-42 36-39 595 647 -52 Lost 3 1-9 0.0 Miami 65 83 .439 25 34-39 31-44 575 668 -93 Lost 2 4-6 0.0 CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF Cincinnati 88 59 .599 - 47-28 41-31 627 549 +78 Won 1 5-5 100.0 St. Louis 77 70 .524 11 43-29 34-41 694 611 +83 Won

» Wild Card Standings
Sep 17, 2012
Wild Card Races American League AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 Oakland 84 62 .575 - 44-31 40-31 620 540 +80 Lost 1 8-2 Baltimore 82 64 .562 - 42-32 40-32 636 656 -20 Won 1 6-4 LA Angels 80 67 .544 2.5 40-32 40-35 698 628 +70 Won 1 6-4 Tampa Bay 78 68 .534 4 39-32 39-36 606 532 +74 Lost 2 3-7 Detroit 77 68 .531 4.5 43-28 34-40 650 611 +39 Lost 1 5-5 Seattle 70 77 .476 12.5 36-36 34-41 557 586 -29 Lost 1 4-6 Toronto 66 79 .455 15.5 36-38 30-41 653 690 -37 Won 1 6-4 Kansas City 66 80 .452 16 32-40 34-40 620 663 -43 Lost 1 5-5 Boston 66 81 .449 16.5 33-43 33-38 687 709 -22 Lost 1 3-7 Cleveland 61 86 .415 21.5 33-39 28-47 586 765 -179 Won 1 3-7 Minnesota 60 87 .408 22.5 29-46 31-41 646 766 -120 Lost 3 4-6 National League NATIONAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 Atlanta 84 63 .571 - 43-32 41-31 647 565 +82 Won 3 7-3 St. Louis 77 70 .524 - 43-29 34-41 694 611 +83 Won 1 3-7 LA Dodgers 76 71 .517 1 40-35 36-36 574 558 +16 Lost 1 3-7 Milwaukee 74 72 .507 2.5 46-29 28-43 701 660 +41 Won 2 7-3 Pittsburgh 73 72 .503 3 42-30 31-42 601 608 -7 Lost 1 2-8 Philadelphia 73 74 .497 4 38-37 35-37 621 629 -8 Lost 2 7-3 Arizona 72 74 .493 4.5 36-36 36-38 646 616 +30 Won 1 6-4 San Diego 71 76 .483 6 40-35 31-41 596 634 -38 Won 2 8-2 NY Mets 66 80 .452 10.5 30-41 36-39 594 644 -50 Lost

» Behind Enemy Lines on Monday Night
Sep 17, 2012
Yo, This is Nicky and we’ve hit our last two in the NFL with the Ravens keeping it close and almost winning on the field, and the Niners preventing the ‘back

» Stanford version of the
Sep 17, 2012
The first earthquake in the college football landscape of the 2012 season struck on Saturday Night in Palo Alto, California and it registered a reading of 10.0 on the Richter scale! 

» Behind Enemy Lines on NFL Sunday
Sep 16, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back in the trenches on a football Sunday coming off a touch beat as Mississippi State gave up 17 points in the 2nd half to

» What to Look For in Week 2
Sep 15, 2012
After the Chicago Bears dismantling of rookie qb Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in week one, everyone expected World War III at Lambeau Field on Thursday Night. The Green Bay

» Behind Enemy Lines on College Footbal Saturday
Sep 15, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back at it after that poor excuse for a football game on Thursday Night where we looking for some offence, a little offense, ANY offense

» Dark Horses Making a Run for the Tape
Sep 13, 2012
Major League Baseball took a gamble in the off-season adding another wild-card spot in both the National and American Leagues.  The theory was with an extra spot, more teams would be

» Fantasy Football Week II - Player's Guide
Sep 13, 2012
Fantasy Football Week II Super Freak of the Week – Matt Ryan – Atlanta 23/31/299 3TD’s  2 Rush 25yd 1TD – 31 points Matty Ice had an amazing game responsible for 28

» Week 2 in NCAA Football: Dogs packing a punch
Sep 11, 2012
There is now a decent amount of data to analyze, 120 minutes to be exact for most teams, of the 2012 college football season.  From these two weeks of headlines, hits,

» Rookie Week 1 Report Cards
Sep 10, 2012
Now that school is back in session, the new kids got a taste of what taking a real exam is all about.  Week one in the NFL for rookie quarterbacks can

» Behind Enemy Lines on Monday Night Football
Sep 10, 2012
Yo, this Nicky and if I’m not on your payroll by now, I should be as we’ve won three straight games after the Titans easily had our cover in the first

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NFL
Sep 9, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off two straight wins as Purdue kept it close against ND well within the 14.5 points we were allotted. That brings our football season

» Behind Enemy Lines in NCAA Football
Sep 8, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and we’re back for more damage this weekend. We evened up our record at 1-1 on the young season by hitting the under in the NYG/Dallas game

» NFL Convenes a Convention of Their Own
Sep 5, 2012
There is no other Sunday on the calendar like week one, of the NFL Season!  But the beauty of today’s NFL is the saturation of sports on television.  With college football

» Shake-up didn’t take long in college football
Sep 4, 2012
Only in college football can there be controversy just a week into the new season but that’s what makes the college game what it is!  Alabama coming off its thrashing of

» College Football Scoreboard
Sep 4, 2012
College Football Scoreboard Week 1 Thursday, August 30 RESULT GAMELINKS No. 9 South Carolina 17, Vanderbilt 13 Box Score | Recap UCF 56, Akron 14 Box Score | Recap Ball State 37, Eastern Michigan 26 Box Score | Recap Central Michigan

» Behind Enemy Lines on Opening Day in College Football
Sep 1, 2012
Yo this is Nicky the Fish and let me be the first to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were closing out the year

» Is The Top 25 Too Top Heavy
Aug 29, 2012
Stealing a line from American easy listening music legend Andy Williams, (you know, stuff you hear on an elevator these days at the dentist office), “It’s most wonderful time of the

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB down the home stretch
Aug 28, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and as we tune up for football season we’ve got some MLB coming down the stretch and some value on the board so let’s get to it.

» 2012 Playoff Scenarios
Aug 27, 2012
American League East TEAM W L PCT GB ExWL POFF NY Yankees 74 53 .583 -- 95-67 96.5% Tampa Bay 70 57 .551 4 90-72 72.1% Baltimore 69 57 .548 4.5 86-76 21.9% Complete Standings National League East TEAM W L PCT GB ExWL POFF Washington 77 50 .606 -- 98-64 99.1% Atlanta 73 55 .570 4.5 93-69 91.2% Complete Standings NEW YORK YANKEES Games Remaining: 35 (home: 18; away: 17) Avg Win % of Opponents: .490 Remaining Schedule TAMPA BAY RAYS Games Remaining: 35 (home: 16; away: 19) Avg

» The New Dodgers: Will the Performance Keep Pace with the Deep Pockets
Aug 26, 2012
When Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and the Guggenheim Group purchased the Dodgers from the empty pockets of Frank McCourt they made a commitment to the lost City of Angels fans, that

» The Barclays Leaderboard
Aug 24, 2012
The Barclays Round 2 Leaderboard       SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS   ADD POSITION PLAYER NAME FIRST | LAST TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 1 Nick Watney -8 8 -2 65 - - - 65 T2 12 Vijay Singh -7 F -4 68 67 - - 135 T2 24 Bob Estes -7 F* -5 69 66 - - 135 T2 2 Pat Perez -7 10 -2 66 - - - 66 T5 9 John Senden -6 F -3 68 68 - - 136 T5 1 Sergio Garcia -6 7* -1 66 - - - 66 T7 1 Rickie Fowler -5 F* -1 67 70 - - 137 T7 28 John Huh -5 F -4 70 67 - - 137 T7 7 Greg Owen -5 10* -2 68 - - - 68 T7 5 Brian Harman -5 5 +1 65 - - - 65   T11 24 Martin Laird -4 F -3 70 68 - - 138 T11 76 Henrik Stenson -4 F* -6 73 65 - - 138 T11 3 K.J. Choi -4 10 E 67 - - - 67 T11 7 Gary Christian -4 3* +1 66 - - - 66 T15 1 Chris Kirk -3 F* E 68 71 - - 139 T15 37 Michael Thompson -3 F -3 71 68 - - 139 T15 1 Ian Poulter -3 F* E 68 71 - - 139 T15 20 Brandt Snedeker -3 F* -2 70 69 - - 139 T15 7 Justin Rose -3 F* +1 67 72 - - 139 T15 20 Bo Van

» Time to Knight the US Basketball Team As "Dream" Worthy
Aug 23, 2012
Now that the Olympics Men’s Basketball team has taken gold and set numerous records in the process, it’s time to start giving them their just due. Grant it, they got off

» Destination May Prove to Be Better Than the Journey this Year
Aug 21, 2012
As they make the final turn into the home stretch the annual MLB marathon is finally coming to a close and much like last season the focus has been taken off

» Rookies Take The Real World Wonderlic Exam
Aug 16, 2012
Without a doubt the overwhelming storylines coming into the 2012 NFL Season have to do with quarterbacks.  This is not really that new of a concept since it is the most

» Time to Knight the US Basketball Team "Dream" Worthy
Aug 15, 2012
Now that the Olympics Men’s Basketball team has taken gold and set numerous records in the process, it’s time to start giving them their just due. Grant it, they got off

» The Milkman Delivers A Sour Product
Aug 15, 2012
In the living spirit of Barry Bonds, another San Francisco Giant has been using steroids, but only this player got caught.  Outfielder Melky Cabrera, the San Francisco hits leader and baseball’s

» Tiger Still Taking Weekends Off
Aug 13, 2012
The one song you won’t find on Tiger Woods iPod, “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend” by Loverboy.  If you’re not familiar with the 80’s hit by the Canadian band, the song

» Olympic Final Medal Count
Aug 12, 2012
Olympic Final Medal Count Nation Medalists Total United States See names 46 29 29 104 China See names 38 27 22 87 Russia See names 24 25 33 82 Great Britain See names 29 17 19 65 Germany See names 11 19 14 44 Japan See names 7 14 17 38 Australia See names 7 16 12 35 France See names 11 11 12 34 South Korea

» Hollywood Makes Plans for Yet Another Superman Sequel
Aug 10, 2012
The Lakers Franchise has a script they’ve followed in Tinsel Town that actually started before their days in Hollywood.  Get a big man that can be a leading man and let

» The Wild Wild West(s)
Aug 8, 2012
Does anyone really think the Orioles are going to catch the Yankees in the American League East?  I didn’t think so.  What about those doubts the red-hot Detroit Tigers, winners of

» London Struck By a Bolt of Lightning
Aug 6, 2012
While there may have been doubt from others, all the naysayers after the Jamaican National meet; there was never a strain in confidence from the world’s fastest man.  Usain Bolt restated

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB - August 3
Aug 3, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky the Fish and we split our last two games as the Dodgers refused to show up against the DBacks and got swept in their own crib to

» Ahead of the Deadline, Teams Gear Up for the Home Stretch
Aug 1, 2012
In baseball’s mini version of an Olympic Games sprint, the trade deadline, there are always winners, losers and teams that don’t even compete in the race.  General Managers and owners’ wheel

» Behind Enemy Lines in afternoon MLB - August 1
Aug 1, 2012
Yo this is Nicky, and for all of you degenerates whom should be working and instead are on the book in the middle of the week I think we got something

» Do US Athlethes Need an Attitude Adjustment?
Aug 1, 2012
Perhaps the US Olympic Team was a bit overconfident going into the 2012 games as there was no shortage of pre-games hype for almost all of the team sports, as well

» 'Rivalry Week' Delivers for MLB
Jul 30, 2012
While many of our nation's top athletes are competing in the 2012 London Olympics across the pond, there is plenty of action to be had stateside America's pastime is in the

» Will US FInd A Pool Of Gold In London?
Jul 29, 2012
Is American Dominance In The Water Good For Olympic Viewers? Gymnastics and track and field may be the most viewer-friendly events of the Summer Olympics, but the swimming pool holds the highest

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB
Jul 29, 2012
Yo, This is Nicky and we're back at work in MLB this weekend. On Sunday afternoon I like the Dodgers (-150) to sweep the Giants. I know San Francisco is really

» Not "Dreamy" but Still Impressive
Jul 25, 2012
While Kobe Bryant’s competitive banter, stating the 2012 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team could beat the 1992 United States Dream Team, brought laughable rebuttals from Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and

» It May Not Be The Death Penalty For Penn State but the Nittany Lions Are Dead
Jul 23, 2012
It wasn’t the death penalty but in the world of competitive college football it might as well be life without parole.  The Pennsylvania State University received its sentence for the crimes

» A Major Choke at St. Annes
Jul 23, 2012
Scott:  Comeback and Collapse Bring Drama To Open Championship Tiger who?  Despite the fact that the world's most famous golfer was out of the running down the stretch, all eyes were on

» Penn St - an opposing view to "Times They Are A Changin' At Penn St"
Jul 22, 2012
While the world waits to find out the fate of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky in one of the worst cases of conspiracy on a college campus ever discovered, what should

» Haven't Quite Earned Their Stripes Yet
Jul 22, 2012
Today I accidentally caught myself using "Dream Team" in reference to the USA men's basketball team competing in the 2012 London Olympics.  I quickly corrected myself as the words sounded blasphemous

» Goodell the Most Anxious Fan Awaiting the Start of the NFL Season
Jul 20, 2012
Just like us fans, Roger Goodell is likely praying for the start of the NFL season to hurry up and get here.  Not because the NFL commissioner loves the game, which

» Tiger Faces Another Major Challenge
Jul 18, 2012
It’s that time of the golf season again where all who care, ask the same question that’s been asked, since that November evening in 2009 when Tiger Woods had a minor

» Behind Enemy Lines in MLB Baseball
Jul 16, 2012
Yo, This is Nicky and we’ve been taking a bit of a break after the NBA Finals but for the second half of the MLB season and heading into football we’ll

» Seven the Easy Way?
Jul 16, 2012
Unless you’re a fan of the SEC, as the 2012 college football season approaches you are sick and tired of this recent collegiate pecking order.  2011- Alabama; 2010 Auburn; 2009 Alabama;

» It's Too Bad This Can't Be Decided On The Court
Jul 16, 2012
Ahhh yes, the 2012 London Olympics has given us yet another excuse to engage in the always-pointless, yet fun comparison between players of two different, eras as the 20th anniversary of

» Times, They Are 'A Changin For Penn St.
Jul 13, 2012
Penn State University needs an overhaul.  Period. An independent investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked the campus and collegiate football powerhouse revealed a massive coverup by legendary coach Joe

» Cano gets barbequed in Kansas City
Jul 10, 2012
This was only an exhibition.  But it sounded more like a game seven between the Yankees versus Red Sox at Fenway Park.  With every pitch take, warm-up swing and 75 mile

» Baseball’s All Star Break: A time to reflect in the National League
Jul 9, 2012
Unlike the American League which has three teams that are already playoff locks even at the break, there is much to be decided in the National League.  Only three teams have

» Baseball’s All-Star Break: A time to reflect in the American League
Jul 8, 2012
With the Mid-Summer Classic closing in, the major league season has a chance to catch its breath.  Teams in need of help, get a chance to evaluate and start making calls. 

» Ray Ray heats up the Boston – Miami rivalry
Jul 7, 2012
Maybe money isn’t everything?  At least for Ray Allen it’s not.  The long range shooting specialist, who turns 37 this month, traded in his green loyalty and more greenbacks for that

» Blood, Chokeholds and Booty Shorts Draw Americans To UFC
Jul 6, 2012
Some are calling the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in UFC 148 not only the biggest fight of the year, but perhaps the biggest event in the history of

» Does a “dash of Nash” sweeten the Lakers chances?
Jul 4, 2012
This off season, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he was hoping to hit a home run in terms of bringing in more talent to make his club once again a

» Bounty-gate coaches and players guilty by there own demise
Jul 3, 2012
NFL fans, players, coaches and analyst can call Commissioner Roger Goodell whatever comes to mind.  A czar, dictator, or the pro football authority of the 21st century.  But the Commissioner has

» Dara Torres, still golden despite Olympic disappointment
Jul 2, 2012
At the age of 45, most adults struggle to just find a workout in the daily lives.  Spouses, kids and responsibilities rule the day and night.  The sounds of whistles, horns

» Dwight Howard: The NBA’s biggest drama queen
Jul 2, 2012
              How many different moods, decisions, choices or destinations are we going to see from Dwight Howard?  Over the last two seasons, Howard’s eventual career path in the Association has clearly

» Does the NHL Need A Dynasty
Jun 24, 2012
It's no secret that the NHL is the least popular of the four mainstream team sports in the United States.  The reasons why hockey lacks the ability to hook the majority

» Time to Acknowledge that Change is Good
Jun 23, 2012
Baseball purists are annoying. They don't want to see replays or any use of technology in umpiring.  Traditionalists don't like expansion teams or wildcard games and they especially dislike interleague play. Yes, interleague

» King Me!
Jun 22, 2012
Ahhhh yes, the so-called "coronation of King James" finally happened Thursday night as the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 for the NBA Championship.  LeBron James, the self-proclaimed King,

» Its Do or Die for the Kids from OKC
Jun 21, 2012
Yo, this is Nicky and we’ve really started to measure up the NBA Finals, winning our last three picks including the over 191.5 in game 4. Now we’re posed with the

» No Time For The Young Guns To Grow Up
Jun 21, 2012
Regardless of the outcome of the 2012 NBA Finals one of the ‘takeaways’ will be that the Thunder are going to be a force to be reckoned with for quite some

» Clemens Throws A NO NO NO
Jun 18, 2012
Roger Clemens was acquitted on ALL CHARGES in his perjury trial including one count of obstructing congress, two counts of perjury, and three counts of making a false statement to prosecutors.

» O Tiger, Where Far Art Thou?
Jun 17, 2012
So close, yet so far, seems to be Tiger Woods' motto these days as the golf legend continues to see-saw between success and disappointment on the course. I suppose it's no fault

» Euro 2012 Group Standings
Jun 17, 2012
  Euro 2012 Final Group Standings Group A Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 -1 6  Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4  Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 2 4  Poland 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 Group details Group B Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts  Germany 3 3 0 0 5 2 3 9  Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 6  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3 0 Group details Group C Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts  Spain 3 2 1 0 6 1 5 7  Italy 3 1 2 0 4 2 2 5  Croatia 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4  Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 Group details Group D Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts  England 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 7  France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3  Sweden 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3                                                                                            

» Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Finals in the Heat of Miami
Jun 17, 2012
Yo this is Nicky, and these have been some tough games to call but it’s time to get back in the saddle so let’s get to it. As the scene in

» Forecast for Miami, Three Days of Intense Heat
Jun 17, 2012
Let’s get it on the table right off the bat, it’s only happened once since the NBA moved to the 2-3-2 playoff format, despite stealing home court advantage the Heat have

» “Elimination Saturday”, let the scenarios begin
Jun 16, 2012
We can finally begin to reduce the scenario analysis starting today as the “elimination games” begin with group A, which may be the simplest group can certainly get complicated if Russia

» US Open Leaderboard - Round 3
Jun 16, 2012
US Open Leaderboad - Round 3 Pos Player Today Thru Total RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 Total T1 G. McDowell -2 F -1 69 72 68   209 T1 J. Furyk E F -1 70 69 70   209 3 F. Jacobson -2 F 1 72 71 68   211 T4 L. Westwood -3 F 2 73 72 67   212 T4 E. Els -2 F 2 75 69 68   212 T4 B. Adams E F 2 72 70 70   212 T4 N. Colsaerts 1 F 2 72 69 71   212 T8 W. Simpson -2 F 3 72 73 68   213 T8 K. Chappell -2 F 3 74 71 68   213 T8 J. Senden -2 F 3 72 73 68   213 T8 B. Hossler E F 3 70 73 70   213 T8 J. Dufner E F 3 72 71 70   213 T8 J. Peterson 2 F 3 71 70 72   213 T14 R. Goosen -1 F 4 75 70 69   214 T14 M. Kaymer -1 F 4 74 71 69   214 T14 M. Kuchar 1 F 4 70 73 71   214 T14 T. Woods 5 F 4 69 70 75   214 T18 C. Wittenberg -3 F 5 71 77 67   215 T18 H. Hamrick 1 F 5 77 67 71   215 T18 P. Harrington 1 F 5 74 70 71   215 T18 J. Rose 1 F 5 69 75 71   215 T18 S.

» Is the table set for Tiger to make a Major comeback?
Jun 14, 2012
We saw the patented Tiger uppercut and fist pump for the first time since he wore his driver on his head a few years ago and now pundits wonder if the

» LA, Kings of the NHL
Jun 12, 2012
The 45-year drought is over for the LA Kings as they parlayed a five minute major penalty into a three goal barrage and a Stanley Cup Championship. It what may not

» Witness to the Changing of the Guard
Jun 10, 2012
If you've watched even one NBA playoff game this year, you've probably heard "the end of an era" used in reference to (insert any old team here).  The cliche might be

» Once An Empty Net Now Very Crowded
Jun 10, 2012
From 3-0 to 3-2: Should Kings Fans Be Concerned? The Kings went from trying to make happy history by winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in the franchise's 45-year existence

» Euro 2012 Will the real Group of Death please stand up?
Jun 7, 2012
Who is the side to beat in the Euro 2012 competition? Well it depends on who you ask. There are dangerous sides in every group, in fact every group could make

» Behind Enemy Lines in the Game 5s
Jun 4, 2012
Yo, This is Nicky the Fish and we’ve taken as much as we’ve given in this year’s NBA Playoffs and now with a couple of Game 5’s that might as well

» Deuces Wild in the NBA Conference Finals
Jun 4, 2012
After the second game of both the Western and Eastern Conference Finals concluded it looked like the NBA finals were in place but after two consecutive home wins in games three

» Jack Welcomes Tiger to the Table
Jun 3, 2012
As the gracious host of the Memorial Jack Nicklaus must have been thinking he would be dining alone again this evening as at the start of the final round Tiger Woods

» NBA's Final Four has the biggest stars as well as marquis franchises
May 31, 2012
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS It's a battle of old school versus new school in the Western Conference Finals as the good ol' San Antonio Spurs look for a fifth championship while the young

» An amazing NHL playoff culminates with an improbable final
May 26, 2012
The Devils come in as the sixth seed in the east, and the Kings come in as the eighth seed in the west. The 2012 Stanley Cup champion will become the lowest

» Chelsea vets bring the Blues back from the brink
May 20, 2012
Bayern were riding the crest of a ruckus crowd, taking advantage of being the host nation that has the good fortune of reaching the finals. As expected the German side came

» NHL Eastern Conference going 15 rounds while Kings wait on ice
May 20, 2012
They say history often repeats itself and the New York Rangers are living proof of it.  The Rangers' third-round playoff series against the New Jersey Devils has mimicked the first two

» The Mid-Westerners take a liking to the LA cuisine
May 18, 2012
The 2011-2012 NBA season might be short, but it sure has packed a huge punch from Day 1 until midway through the playoffs.Who would've imagined the Boston Celtics would have a

» Does NBA's Elite Eight hold any surprises?
May 14, 2012
Who could've seen this coming?  Every resident Staples Center team has made it out of the first round of the playoffs, each team finding itself as the lower seed the rest

» EPL's "Regulation Sunday" may be even larger off the pitch
May 13, 2012
The Sunday sets up as the biggest day in the EPL in recent years as for the first time in over a century the EPL table could very likely be decided

» Do or Die (agian) for LA....and Mike Brown?
May 12, 2012
Nuggets at Lakers, Game 7 The Lakers need to get a grip.  Now. On one hand, I'm not worried because I've seen this sad act before.  The last time the Lakers

» 2011 Round 1 of the Draft
May 4, 2012
2011 NFL Draft Round 1   Player Pos. Team Grade 1 Cam Newton QB Panthers 93 2 Von Miller OLB Broncos 97 3 Marcell Dareus DT Bills 97 4 A.J. Green WR Bengals 97 5 Patrick Peterson DB Cardinals 97 6 Julio Jones WR Falcons 95 7 Aldon Smith DE 49ers 93 8 Jake Locker QB Titans 90 9 Tyron Smith OT Cowboys 95 10 Blaine Gabbert QB Jaguars 96 11 J.J. Watt DE Texans 93 12 Christian Ponder QB Vikings 85 13 Nick Fairley DT Lions 94 14

» Perfection and Disaster Coincide Giving Baseball an Early Lift
May 4, 2012
A stellar 24-hours of baseball began with a star-studded, Hollywood-esque birthday party for Fenway Park as the Red Sox (and Yankees) celebrated the historic landmark's centennial. The festivities were all flash

» Trades take center stage in round one but it's still all about the top 2
May 2, 2012
Trades take center stage in round one but it's still all about the top 2   Well the top three picks went as expected and the draft started like a par-72 then it

» 2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL Team vs. Team Matchup
May 2, 2012
2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL Team vs. Team Matchup     2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL Team vs. Team Matchup #1 VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs. #3 BOSTON BRUINS REGULAR SEASON RECAP   VANCOUVER   BOSTON Overall Record 54-19-9 -- 117   45-25-11 -- 101 Games 1-20 10-7-3

» The Manchester Derby for more than all the marbles
Apr 30, 2012
It’s hard to imagine a scenario when the off the field pressure could exceed what takes place on the pitch but on Monday night that will be the case when the

» Chicago's fortunes turn on an ankle
Apr 30, 2012
After last season's transformation under then-rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau, 2011-2012 was supposed to be "the" season in which Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls would fully bloom into a team

» Top Seeds not so untouchable
Apr 30, 2012
With the Association's post-season just two weeks away, the sexy picks for June's finals appointment all of a sudden aren't looking too sexy! Everybody's favorites in the pre-season were Miami in

» Route 66 comes to an end and the playoffs begin
Apr 30, 2012
In a strike shortened season it was obvious teams did whatever they could do get through a rigorous schedule that included back-to-back-to-back games, no time to heal from injuries, and where

» The Ice heats up in the semi-finals
Apr 28, 2012
If the semifinals at all resemble the record-breaking first round of the NHL playoffs, Hockey fans are in for a treat.  Yes, the first round of postseason play featured a whopping

» The Captain Facing Some Rough Waters
Apr 24, 2012
The man they once called “Captain Fantastic” John Terry has again fallen well short of the billing after getting red carded and ejected in the first half of the Champion’s League

» No time to catch your breath during these playoffs
Apr 23, 2012
Why is hockey awesome?  With an Ottowa Senators win tonight over the New York Rangers, the both of the NHL's No. 1 seeds will be bounced out of the playoffs…in the

» Showtime Showdown: Marquee Match Ups Sizzled on NBA Wednesday
Apr 6, 2012
In a condensed season that has lacked consistency in quality of play and top-notch rivalry games, the NBA fed its hungry fans with a prime time basketball feast on Wednesday night.


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