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While I am pulling triple duty today, I took it upon myself to prepare a special Thursday Night Football WAGs post.
This year’s clear-cut rookie of the year, Andrew Luck seems to be doing just fine on and off the field. If he’s not setting rookie passing records, he’s most likely snuggling up with his dime piece. Luck is dating world class gymnast Nicole Pechanec. Nicole was on the Czech World Championship team in 2006 and 2007. In 2010, she finished second on her team at the World Championships as well. Read the rest of this entry »
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After going 13-5 in Week 10, look for my predictions to remain worthy of recognition. There has been little movement within the top batch of teams, but Notre Dame did fall one spot after struggling with Pittsburgh all the way into triple overtime. West Virginia continues their fall from the glory of national spotlight to the glory hole of a rest stop bathroom off I-75. Little upsets this deep into the season, but this week there could be some serious shake-ups in the Top 25–especially with the grouping of one-loss teams. It remains to be a three-way race of who will lose first to determine who will play Alabama in the National Championship. The wait continues… Read the rest of this entry »
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Huge Week 9 as many favorites fell, leaving newcomers to rise and thrive in college football glory. Going 12-7 Week 9, I was a little bold on my underdog picks. I underestimated the shear strength of Notre Dame and overestimated the power of Florida, hands down. Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame are the only teams that deserve to be in discussion for playing against Alabama (as of right now) for the National Championship. Week 10 leaves a more conservative approach as I don’t see many upsets happening, but some shakeups in the future BCS rankings. Dynastys still alive and well.
Teams noted in BOLD are my picks for the week
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NFL WEEK 8 AGAINST THE SPREAD
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Its week 8 in the NFL and it looks like a few upsets are in place. A few teams are in must win situations and need to get back on track.
– 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.
O/U – Over/Under
ATS – Against the Spread
DOG – Underdog
FAV – Favorite
CON – Conference
DIV – Division
SU – Strait Up
**LOCK** 14 ************** (UPSET ALERT)
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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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NASCAR New Hampshire: Call him the Sultan of Speed; Denny Hamlin strikes a Bambno pose after winning Sunday. (AP Photo)
The second race in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup is in the books.
On Sunday afternoon, Chase driver, Denny Hamlin captured the checkered flag in dominating fashion. Hamlin, who started 32nd after a qualifying mishap, charged his way to the front in his No. 11 FedEx Toyota and took the lead on 93 and never looked back.
The highlight of the race wasn’t a wreck or a horrible pit stop by a crew, it was the celebrated burnout down the front stretch of the 1.058-mile oval. Hamlin then brought his No. 11 Toyota to a stop on the granite stripe at the finish line and climbed out of his car. He then took a batter’s stance, a la David Papi, called his shot, and knocked an imaginary home run over the catch fence.
“It doesn’t hurt to have a little confidence in your team,” Hamlin said. “I know we’ve made a couple of big mistakes over the last two weeks. I said we were fast enough to make it up, and we were. This is my team, and I’m excited about everything. These are lightning-fast race cars these guys are giving me.” Read the rest of this entry »
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I wanted to thank everyone who has visited my blog. Today, Total Sports Blog had it’s 1000 page view since it’s inception at the end of March. It would not have been possible without you guys. I find it pretty amazing, that without any formal advertising, that so many people have visited the site to hear my opinions and read great stories from some guest writers.
In the upcoming weeks, I will be posting interviews that I am working on with some very interesting people. Along with the interviews, I will be getting more into NFL (starting tonight), MLB pennant races, NHL (yes some people do care about hockey) and the NBA. Yeah, I hate the NBA but it’s so fun to shred it. I’m not much of a college football aficionado, so if anyone out there would like to contribute NCAA Football articles, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Total Sports Blog is proud to announce its launch today. This idea has been brewing in my head for a while now, and I have finally decided to put my thoughts and opinions out there for people to discuss and critique. The goal of this blog is to get people talking about the hottest topics in sports, and to also enjoy it with a little bit of humor.
Along with posts about general happenings in the world of sports, I will also be making posts about Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football. Everything from injury updates, matchups, hot and cold streaks and minor league call-ups.
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