Archive for October, 2012

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While both Jorel and myself went 6-1-6 last week, Jorel turned a small profit of H30 with an extra LOCK win.  Parity seems to be rampant in the NFL as the Texans get blown out at home in Week 6, only to look like a juggernaut in Week 7.  My picks will be up first this time around as Jorel is at the World Series on the West Coast.  Check ’em out:

Tampa Bay +7 @ Minnesota (WON)

**LOCK** New England -6.5 @ St Louis (WON)

Indianapolis +3.5 @ Tennessee (WON)

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The New York Islanders announced on Wednesday that they will be moving into the Barclays Center starting in the 2015-2016 season. Photo Credit: SB Nation/Bruce Bennett

Wednesday afternoon, the die-hard fan base of the New York Islanders got the news that will forever change the franchise.  The Isles are staying on Long Island…kinda.  Technically speaking, the New York City borough of Brooklyn is located on the island of Long Island, with Nassau County bordering it to the east and Queens County to the north.  But to many Islanders fans, the move is one thousand times better than a move to say, Kansas City or Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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This isn’t your normal WAGs Wednesday where I post a bunch of smut and you perverts dim the lights, find a new box of kleenex and break out the lotion.  TSB is gonna be classy this week.  By special request, this week’s WAG is Andy Dalton’s wife, Jordan (Jones) Dalton, who according to their wedding website have been married for 473 days.  I’m not making that up, they have one of those websites that engaged couples send out to their families and loved ones, yet is super easy to find with a simple google search.  It’s adorable.

In fact, that’s where most of these photos came from.  You see, Andy Dalton went to Texas Christian University and found himself a respectable young woman to marry.  She may not be a model, but she’s still a Total Sports Babe and more than qualifies for this Wednesday’s WAG.  Check out some photos of Jordan Dalton:
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Not many upsets in Week 8, but there were plenty of nail biters and shake-ups along the BCS Top 25 rankings. The favorite, Alabama, remains atop the rankings for the 8th straight week. Surprises Kansas State and Oregon State continue to roll and climb their way into contention. Look for the trends to remain as there won’t be many upsets in this week’s matchups—but I’m calling a couple of BIG ones.

Teams noted in BOLD are my picks in the matchups for Week 9. Read the rest of this entry »

This past weekend I was in Orlando for one of my girlfriends friends wedding. Lebron must not have been the only one to take his talents to Florida because there were enough honeys there for Wilt Chamberlain to get his, have seconds, and everyone else get a taste too (note: I do not partake in these sort of shenanigans since I have a wonderful and loving girlfriend but instead relay this information on to you for the sake of being a man). This gave me a great opportunity to take the temperature of the Magic fan base that just lost their star center to the Los Angeles Lakers in a manner that was salacious enough for a Lifetime made for TV movie starting DJ Tanner from Full House and Rob Lowe. Right now the fans optimism for the team hovers around zero, they aren’t looking forward to this season, and they detest Dwight Howard like he just called DirecTV and had them eliminate the Red Zone channel only in their market. This Dwight Coward jersey (above) pretty much sums up the entire city’s feelings towards him right now.

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Zest Ford, celebrates with his wife Katie and their family in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Six races down. Four to go. In just a few weeks NASCAR will crown a new Sprint Cup Series champ. Seems just the other day we were all counting down the days until the Daytona 500. This season has sure flown by.

On Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series made a stop at the newly paved Kansas Speedway. The winner was Matt Kenseth, who beat the second place finisher, by 0.495 seconds amidst a record-breaking 14 cautions. The win was Kenseth’s third of the season and second in three weeks. Kenseth, who will be leaving Roush-Fenway Racing at season’s end, definitely isn’t a lame duck in the Chase. Like much of the finishers, Kenseth definitely had a bumps and bruises on his No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion.  Kenseth brushed the wall after Aric Almirola spun off turn two, trying to pass Mark Martin.

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Prisoners Big Tiny, Oscar, Axel, Andrew and Tomas and are ready for action. Are you?

***SPOILER ALERT*** if you have not seen this week’s episode, do not read any more!!!!

We left off last week in the cafeteria with Rick performing a black market amputation of Herschel’s leg after his achilles tendon was eaten off like Vinny Testaverde back in the day with the New York Jets.  As the amputation is taking place, Daryl notices prisoners in the kitchen and has his crossbow ready to fire.  Glenn runs into the kitchen and grabs a metal cart to throw Herschel on, in which the group rumbles through the dark, walker infested hallways, back to their cell.  As this happens, the prisoners slowly creep out of the kitchen and just stare at Herschel’s leg in horror.   Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

14 cautions. A race that had many fans scratching their heads and wondering if they weren’t watching Bristol instead of Kansas on Sunday afternoon. Drivers were making contact with each other and the wall as a series of right tires gave away. The number of cautions at Kansas Speedway set a record for the entire 2012 season.

At the end of the wildness, it was Matt Kenseth who would win the Hollywood Casino 400 from the 1.5 mile tri-oval track. Kenseth, was one of several drivers involved in incidents. Kenseth brushed the wall after Aric Almirola spun off turn two trying to pass Mark Martin. Read the rest of this entry »

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

All 46 drivers turned a faster qualifying lap then the previous track record of 180.856 mph set by Matt Kenseth in October 2005, but it was Kasey Kahne who will have his name scribed in the record books.

On Friday afternoon, Kahne won the pole for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kahne’s lap was 28.219 seconds, 191.360 mph. This is Kahne’s fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the 2012 season and his 26th pole award  overall, which now ties him for 26th in the all-time series poles list with Bobby Labonte. Read the rest of this entry »

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached the halfway point in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It’s still a very close points race and the champion could be decided on the final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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