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Saturday, November 22, 2008

College Football Picks

3-2 last week, 28-27-2 on the year. I think next year i was cut it down to three picks each week. Three picks are usually easy to find good games. I start reaching after that, hence my chappy record. Anyway, on to the picks!

Penn St. -15.5 over Michigan St. (W)
Penn St. will get back to their dominating ways this week against an overrated Spartans team. 

LSU -3.5 over Mississippi (L)
LSU hasn't looked dominating this year, at all, but with the way they finished last week's game i think they come out on fire. 

Oregon St. +3 over Arizona (W)
A lot of people seem to like Arizona here, but i like the way the Beavers have been playing. I still think they lose at Oregon though...

Stanford +8 over California (L)
I'm riding this Stanford bandwagon right now. I like them to cover. 

Texas Tech +7 over Oklahoma (L)
Everyone has written this off as a loss for the Red Raiders, though i'm nto sure why. They still have the best offense in the country, and they're getting 7 points. I like them to at least cover, and possibly win outright. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

World Cup 2010 South Africa: It's A Go

As i've written about here and here, World Cup 2010 has faced many difficulties, questions, and concerns regarding whether or not the country will be ready to host the event in less than two years time. It would appear, however, that those concerns have been put to rest.

At least that's according to both the CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa Danny Jordaan, FIFA Executive board member Chuck Blazer, and US Soccer President Sunil Gulati. All three expressed confidence this week that South Africa will not only be ready for the World Cup 2010, but also for the Confederation's Cup being held there next summer.

As for the US World Cup bid, it appears as if 2018 might be the soonest they could host, with a possibility of it being 2022. Looks like soccer fans in the US will have to wait a while to see World Cup action at home...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NFL Picks

23-19-3 on the year. Not exactly lighting up the scoreboard with my picks this year...

Miami -10.5 over Oakland (L)
Oakland is really, really bad. Especially on the road. 

Baltimore +7 over New York Giants (L)
I'm not sure the Ravens can win this, but i like them to keep it close and not get blown out. 

Green Bay -3.5 over Chicago (W)
I like the Packers at home, especially coming off the loss to the Vikings. Ha ha ha, i just had to point that out...

Kansas City +6 over New Orleans (L)
I like the Chiefs here. They've been playing well lately, and the weather in Arrowhead could affect the Saints passing game. 

Pittsburgh -5.5 over San Diego (L)
The Chargers haven't played great this year, especially on the road.