NFL Week 12 Against The Spread Picks: Lake Effect Edition

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On the heels of last week’s hugely successful Polar Vortex edition of Against The Spread we bring you the even harsher Lake Effect version.

If you happen to be hunkered down in a western New York snow cave while reading this, don’t fear. Not only do I bring you successful picks, but also the best FanDuel plays for Week 12.

Melvin Gordon, Packers combine for memorable weekend

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In Gene Rayburn style, a local radio station asked the following Sunday morning via Facebook:

“Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking 408 yard rushing day is the greatest athletic performance since ________.”

Many answered Aaron Rodgers throwing six touchdowns in the first half six days earlier. Gordon’s historic Saturday remained the greatest event until Rodgers stepped back onto Lambeau Field less than 24 hours later.

FanDuel NFL lineup advice (Week 11) – Blue By You

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Looking for the best Week 11 investments in the wildly popular FanDuel contest? We provide some recommended plays, along with dark horses and some players I might shy away from.

Pickin’ On The Big Ten, Week 12: How The West Will Be Won

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Big Ten football last Saturday was all about who was going to win the East. We’re pretty confident who that will be now. But what about the West? Two huge games will sort that out for us — and one is a total surprise. Click onward and let’s get to it.

Projecting the 2014-15 NCAA Tournament Field

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College basketball season tips off on Friday, which means it’s time for me to recklessly speculate on which teams will hear their names called on Selection Sunday.

NFL Week 11 Against The Spread Picks: Polar Vortex Edition

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The first Polar Vortex of the season has descended onto the NFL world. That only means one thing: big boy football has begun.

Cleveland’s Corey Kluber earns AL Cy Young

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It was a tale of two 28-year-olds, but did you know who Corey Kluber was before the 2014 season began? Surely everyone knew his competition in Seattle, but unless you’re an Indians fan or follow baseball closely, perhaps not. Wednesday night the Birmingham native hopefully became a household name after capturing the 2014 American League Cy Young Award.

I’ve Never Been More Embarrassed to be a Chicago Bears Fan

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Words escaped me as I watched the Chicago Bears look like a happy but blind birthday kid aimlessly swinging at an pinata against the rival Green Bay Packers. I didn’t expect the Bears to win at Lambeau, but I did expect some effort or, at the very least, not an embarrassing performance.

Pickin’ On The Big Ten, Week 11: Annual Game Of The Century

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We all know there’s a pretty huge Big Ten football game this week, so how much of an introduction do we really need to this week’s picks? Wouldn’t it be better to just skip right to the game that’s on everybody’s mind? It absolutely would, so just click on to see my prediction.

Predictions for 2014 MLB Postseason Awards

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The end of Daylight Saving Time, frigid weather, and the conclusion of a stellar World Series make November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully the sport gives us one last treat by recognizing the season’s best players during the 11th month.

Announcements run this coming Monday through Thursday, so let’s take time to offer predictions on the winners.

NFL Week 10 Against The Spread Picks: Separation Sunday Edition

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A quick look at the NFL standings suggests a mad stretch run to the playoffs begins in Week 10.

Big Ten’s Got 99 Problems, But A Bias Ain’t One

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Big Ten football fans are in a bit of a funk lately. It’s been years since the conference was a legitimate threat to win a national title. It’s even been a while since the Big Ten has made a good showing of itself in bowl games. Throw in the media’s tendency to dogpile on the conference and you’ve got the makings of some world-class conspiracy theories.

Dear NHL: It’s time to get rid of Ice Girls

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In the early years of sports broadcasts, when CBS, NBC, and ABC ruled the airwaves, networks used a lot of “T & A” to attract and please their mostly male audience. It was most definitely sexist and alienating to female fans. Sadly, times haven’t changed much since then. Almost every sport has some kind of its own […]

Pickin’ On The Big Ten, Week 10: Playoffs?

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The first College Football Playoff rankings came out this week and, well, there weren’t any Big Ten teams in the top four. If you find that news surprising, let me also break it you that the stuff in the middle of a Twinkie isn’t actually whipped cream, either. For the rest of us, there are six games that need our attention, so let’s give it to them, shall we?

San Francisco Giants Establish Themselves As Dynasty With Game 7 Win

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With their 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants have now won three World Series titles in the last five years and established themselves as the latest dynasty in American sports.