Archive for October, 2012

Nate McLouth watches his “foul ball” in game 5 of the ALDS.  Photo courtesy of ELSA/Getty Images

It takes too long…

The umps usually get it right anyway…

They haven’t really used replay for 100 years, why now?…

Who cares?  You’re right, and it’s 2012 for Christ’s sake!

Why is it that a regular season game between the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs has 18 different cameras out there to make sure that the right call is made, but MLB has like 3 for a playoff game?  It makes NO SENSE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joey Logano, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call Of Duty Black Ops II Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina.

Joey Logano lead a total of 62 laps en-route to his eighth victory of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series has he held off challengers in the closing laps of Friday evening’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The win was his first at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the seventeenth in his Nationwide career.

Logano was able to outrun Kevin Harvick 2.7 seconds at the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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With a lap of 27.877 seconds, 193.708 mph, Greg Biffle won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The lap broke the old qualifying record, 193.216mph; 27,948 seconds, at CMS set by Elliott Sadler on October 13, 2005. This is Biffle’s first pole at the 1.5 quad oval track, but his third pole of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

And in the seat swaps this weekend, Regan Smith, who will be substituting for Dale Earmhardt, Jr, who will sit out the next two weeks due to a confusion, will start the race in 26th; Kurt Busch, who moves over to Front Row Raing this weekend will start in 21st place, while AJ Allmendinger who is back in NASCAR for the first time since being placed on probation for failing a drug test in July will start 38th in the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

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The NFL can be a tricky league.  After a solid Week 4, Hook goes 6-8 (0-2 LOCKs) and Jorel 3-11 (1-1 LOCKs) in Week 5.  We’ve done our homework though, and these Week 6 picks are full of LOCKs to get us back on track.

Here are Hook’s NFL Week 6 picks:

Pittsburgh -6 @ Tennessee (LOSE)

** LOCK** Cincinnati -2 @ Cleveland (LOSE)

Indianapolis @ New York Jets -3.5 (WIN)

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Week 6 in the NFL feels like the week of the “UNDERDOG.” Four of the fourteen games have an Upset Alert on them.  There are some teams that are just clicking, some teams looking to improve and others seeking revenge.

– 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 Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Kenseth, left, and team owner Jack Roush, right, spray champagne as they celebrate Kenseth’s win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Talladega is in the books. Everyone can finally exhale after a crazy finish in last Sunday’s race.

This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are in their own backyard, Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS is actually located in Concord, North Carolina which is 13 miles from Charlotte. Charlotte is a 1.5 mile quad oval track, that was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith, with turns banked at 24 degrees and the straightaways are banked at 5 degrees. The racing at Charolotte is always fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »

Tim Tebow should better be known as the Bible Baller. While he played football at Florida he would write John 3:16 into his eye black.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Last year against the Steelers Tebow threw for a season high 316 yards and set an NFL record with 31.6 yards per completion.

Tonight Tim Tebow plays in the 666th Monday Night Football game on ESPN.

This may be the night we see Tim Tebow take over the starting job in New York.

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His wife still isn’t hot, but Matt Ryan has turned out to be an absolute stud so far this season.  Currently ranked 2nd overall behind Drew Brees, Matt Ryan is paying dividends for fantasy managers who picked him up this season.  While I didn’t say to avoid him completely, I advised against spending anything earlier than a 5th round pick on Matty Ice in my Fantasy Football Primer and I’m man enough to admit that I was wrong.  Ryan has elevated his game in 2012 and seems to be an elite option as far as QB goes. Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford Ecoboost/National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford, takes the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line under caution to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Six races to go.

Talladega can be crossed off the list in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After yesterday’s wild finish at the 2.66 mile track, I know there are a lot of drivers who are glad to be out of the track in one piece. In case you don’t watch NASCAR, then you missed pure chaos and carnage going into the last lap.  Instead of talking about it, I figured this video would help explain what happened. At the same time, I am sure this video gets NASCAR some more fans, who love to watch just got the wrecks; which is a shame.

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford Ecoboost/National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama.

Matt Kenseth, who had a dominant car on Sunday in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, survived the big one to take the checkered flag for his second restrictor plate win of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The race was calm for the first part but turned into complete chaos and carnage going for the Green-White-Checkered. This is Kenseth’s 23rd career victory.

In what has been known as the “wild card’ event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Talladega definitely lived up to expectations when at least 25 drivers, including several chase contenders were involved in the “big one” heading into turn four. Chase driver Tony Stewart was leading on the last lap but spun around when he made contact with Michael Waltrip, triggering the chaos. Read the rest of this entry »