Archive for November, 2012

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36 races. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is in the books. NASCAR has crowned a new champion and for the first time in 7 years, the champions name isn’t Tony Stewart or Jimmie Johnson.

On Sunday evening it was Brad Keselowski who hoisted the Sprint Cup after finishing fifteenth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway beating Jimmie Johnson, who ended up finishing the season in third place, by 40 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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So much talent, such brittle bones.  Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving is out at least 4 weeks due to a fractured finger.  Shocker.  The Cleveland training staff nearly has a heart attack every time this kid sneezes for fear of him dislocating a disk in his back. Read the rest of this entry »

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**SPOILER ALERT** If you have not watched Season 3 Episode 6 “Hounded” of The Walking Dead and don’t want to know what happens, stop reading here as it is a re-cap and kill count. Read the rest of this entry »

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with a burnout after winning the series championship and finishing in fifteenth place for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The final race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and all eyes were on Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson on Sunday for the Ford EcoBoot 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, it wasn’t the drama that many thought it would be.

Neither driver took the checkered flag at the end of the 267 laps, though.

Johnson’s teammate and car owner, Jeff Gordon found himself in Gatorade Victory Lane. The win was his second of 2012, the other coming at a rain shortened Pocono Raceway back in August, as well as his first at the 1.5 mile track.

Speaking of Johnson, who entered the race trailing Keselowski by 20 points, fell out of the race with 40 laps remaining after an oil line issue on the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Cargill Ford, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship and finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

In a stellar debut with his new team of 2013, Regan Smith and JR Motorsports showed the NASCAR Nationwide Series just what they were in for next year by winning the series final race of 2012 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

While it was Kyle Busch who dominated early in the race, it was Smith who dominated the second half of the Ford EcoBoost 300 to score his first career win in the Nationwide series.

It has been a roller coaster of a year for Smith, who started the season in the Sprint Cup Series driving for Furniture Row Motorsports only before losing his job to Kurt Busch before Talladega in October. JR Motorsports hired him shortly after and even granted Hendrick Motorsports the opportunity to use the driver as a substitute for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was sidelined in late October with a concussion. Read the rest of this entry »

NFL WEEK 11 AGAINST THE SPREAD

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Alright Family, Friends and Fans this is going to be a crazy week in football, as the public looks to bet one way, but our film study here at TSB yet again has us going against the grain in the majority of the games.  This week I am hooking you up with 5 **LOCKS** and also 5 UPSET ALERTS!!!  I am feeling confident this week as I was able to put extra study into my picks.  Hence why my picks are being published so late this week and I apologize for that.

  • The Star* rating is how much I like that team against the spread.  14* is my favorite pick.
  • The bold team indicates the team I like against the spread.  (ATS)
  •  The CAPITAL team is the home team. Read the rest of this entry »

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After going 20-3 this past week, its safe to say you should start hearing me out and take my picks to Vegas. The three games I lost, Toledo losing to Ball State (irrelevant MAC game that no one cared about), Alabama falling to Texas A&M (not many people saw that one coming), and Louisville falling to Syracuse (literally no one saw that coming).  There’s a new No. 1 in all of the land, Kansas State. Alabama now needs some serious upsets to happen to get their ticket punched for the big game, but for now, it looks like they’ll be watching it from home. It’s a three-team race to the finish—Wildcats, Ducks, and the Fighting Irish. This week has a lot of teams that will have easy wins against relatively unknown universities—if you can even call them universities. Read the rest of this entry »

It all comes down to one race, but before you race on Sunday you have to qualify on Friday. While it was Brad Keselowski that has the upper hand over second place in points, Jimmie Johnson in the qualifying card; it was Joey Logano who was the fastest car on the track. With a qualifying lap of 30.672 seconds, 176.056 mph, Logano captured his second Coors Light Pole award of the 2012 season and the final in his career with Joe Gibbs Racing. In case you seem to have forgotten, Logano will leave JGR at seasons end and head to Penske Racing to pilot the No. 22. Marcos Ambrose and Brad Keselowski round out the top three in qualifying.
Coverage for the Ford EcoBoost 400 begins on Sunday at 1:30pm on ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »

Baylor’s Pierre Jackson drives to the basket during the Baylor Bears win over Boston College earlier this week.

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Growing up I was always be greeted at the door by my parents every day after school.  They would always present the question, “What did you learn today?”  It always made me reflect on what was the day, but more importantly my education.  That very question my parents asked me growing up is same question I ask my students every day before they leave to go home.  An education is there for the taking and it’s no different when considering the first week of college basketball season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Lo siento, amigos.  I was in Mexico last week and Earl had to fill in for me.  He put a picture of T-Dogg up, probably because he forgot to write his Walking Dead recap and felt that would make up for it (his picks were solid, so I’ll give him a pass).  The reason we put Breaking Bad picks up every week is because the currency we bet in is Heisenbergs, not dollars.    Check out my NFL Week 11 picks: Read the rest of this entry »