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

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.

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

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.

Week 9 NFL Against The Spread: Mid-Term Edition

As the calendar turns to November and the cold starts to carry some bite, the NFL’s contenders will separate themselves from the pretenders. At the season’s halfway point, this weeks Against The Spread continues to evaluate trends along with other interesting nuggets.

NFL Week 5 Against The Spread Picks: Employees of the Month

Against all better judgment, I have elected to do another special Employee Of The Month edition of Against The Spread.

Week 1 NFL Against The Spread Predictions

Many people don’t know that I was once a semi-professional prognosticator on football. I will use those talents again this year to pick all National Football League games against the spread

2014 NFL Draft Results

The 2014 NFL Draft is now in the books. Take a look at the following pages to see who was drafted where and how your team did.  

Updated: Complete order of picks for 2014 NFL Draft

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is now in the books and it was a wild night. With a flurry of trades the overall draft order has been changed pretty dramatically. So we decided to put together the complete draft order as it stands now.

NFL Week 16 Against the Spread picks – Holiday wish edition

With the Thursday Night schedule mercifully over, I am able wait an extra day to unveil my Week 16 Against the Spread picks.

This week’s theme is holiday gift wishes for each NFL team.

NFL Week 12 Against the Spread picks

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I provide a look back at the NFL events of the time while making my Week 12 picks.

Week 11 Against The Spread picks – Playoff hopes edition

Before getting to the trivial ritual of predicting this week’s games, I would like to briefly reflect on the life and careers of Todd Christensen, who died this week far too young at the age of 57.

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 11: Bye, Bye, Bye

We’re not kidding ourselves, right? We’ve known all along the Leaders Division was Ohio State’s to lose, and Ohio State hasn’t lost anything since the 2012 Gator Bowl.

NFL Week 10 Against the Spread Picks: Aaron Rodgers collarbone edition

The sky has fallen. The sky has fallen.

The doomsday scenario that has been in the back of everyone’s mind for the past few years is now reality. Aaron Rodgers is out with a broken collarbone.

How long he is out depends on which NFL insider (not conducting a witch hunt on Richie Incognito) you choose to believe.

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 10: Huskerdammerung

When one Pelini brother lost his job this week, many wondered why it wasn’t two. Bo Pelini is deep in the weeds in Lincoln after that loss to Minnesota, and everybody knows it.

NFL Week 8 Against the Spread Picks: Bernie Kosar Edition

This week’s picks have a little Bernie Kosar thrown in for some flavor.

Pickin’ On The Big Ten, Week 8: Failing the eye test

A cursory glance at the Big Ten standings might seem to tell you a lot, to wit: Ohio State is awesome, Purdue is bad, Indiana is mediocre, and if you can figure out who the best team in the Legends Division is, you ought to get one of those MacArthur grants.