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Decent Week 6 for us here at TSB.  Looking to build on it.  Jorel got his picks out first, so he gets first billing this week:

New York Jets @ New England Patriots -11 **LOCK** (LOST)

Green Bay Packers -6 @ St. Louis Rams **LOCK** (WON)

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers -6.5 (WON) Read the rest of this entry »

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Dwight Howard may portray himself to be a squeaky-clean, ultra religious professional athlete, but the fact is he’s got a few illegitimate children by several women.  I don’t blame Howard or fault him in any way.  He’s a well known professional athlete, women are going to throw themselves at him all the time whenever he goes out, and not everyone has the restraint of Tim Tebow.  Things happen.  He’s not the first pro athlete to have a few baby mamas and he won’t be the last.  At least one of Dwight Howard’s baby mamas happens to be smoking hot fitness model, Hope Alexa. Read the rest of this entry »


Will there be a Manning in the Superbowl? Maybe both Manning’s?


“Oh, what that 35 unanswered?”

What a wild week 6 in the NFL, as the BYE teams cashed in a perfect 4-0 ATS. There have been some key injuries the past two weeks leaving the Super Bowl run wide open for teams.

– 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.

Gamblers Key
O/U – Over/Under
ATS – Against the Spread
DOG – Underdog
FAV – Favorite
CON – Conference
DIV – Division
SU – Strait Up

13 ************* **LOCK** Read the rest of this entry »

This is an article, I wrote on the day Dan Wheldon passed away, October 16, 2011. I can’t believe it’s been one year since the IndyCar Series lost the driver nicknamed Lionheart. The death of Wheldon affected the entire motorsports community and reminded everyone that despite the safety innovations, racing is still very dangerous. With Wheldon’s passing, IndyCar Series announced three days later that the new Dallara chassis would be named in honor of Dan Wheldon, who did mush of the testing for the new chassis prior to his passing.  Now, take a step back in time as Total Sports Blog passes tribute to an IndyCar Series legend.  Read the rest of this entry »


Don’t be “Peyton” on me!

October 16, 2012 by

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Especially if your “Manning” me
Peyton is back with full force and exploiting teams man to man defenses.

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Clint Bowyer celebrates with team owner Michael Waltrip after Bowyer won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

We are halfway in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup. In just five weeks, we will crown a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Will it be the driver from Michigan or will Jimmie Johnson win his sixth championship?

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stayed in their own backyard, Charlotte Motor Speedway, this weekend for some Saturday night racing. While it was the points leader, Brad Keselowski, who dominated much of the race, in the end it was Clint Bowyer who made it to victory lane. Bowyer had to have his Toyota pushed to victory lane after running out of gas. Read the rest of this entry »


Could this prison be the beginning or the end for the group?

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Last night was the much-anticipated season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.  And what a great premiere it was.  Hook and I are HUGE fans of the series and will be giving an alternating weekly recaps of the show.  So if you haven’t seen it ***SPOILER ALERT*** Read the rest of this entry »

Clint Bowyer and his team celebrate on the finishline after Bowyer won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

While earlier in the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was NASCAR’s Most Popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., making all the news as he would sit out this race and at Kansas Speedway a week from Sunday. Saturday night on the track, it was Clint Bowyer who was all the talk as he won the fourth race in the Chase, the Bank of a America 500.

The win was Bowyer’s third of the season, but his second win that required him to stretch his fuel mileage to collect the checkered flag. Bowyer ran out of fuel while doing a celebratory burnout and his No. 15 5-Hour Energy Benefitting Avon Foundation for Women crew pushed his Toyota to victory lane. Read the rest of this entry »


@PGA_JohnDaly Is “Magic”

October 13, 2012 by

John Daly is one of the few pro athletes on Twitter worth following.

When I first got on Twitter about two and a half years ago, I tried to follow every athlete imaginable.  Of course I thought it would be awesome to see what my favorite people in sports had to say, and hopefully interact with them.  I quickly figured out that following pro athletes is just dumb.  They rarely ever have anything interesting to say or they are just sending out links to something they are sponsoring.  But there is one athlete I have kept following… Read the rest of this entry »