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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28th 2009 Picks

(skip to picks)Well, if you followed my picks at the start of October you noticed quite a few losers, and I started my campaign for the monthly on a bitter and sour note (something like 6W-18L-1P). The past couple of weeks have been a bit kinder and I made a brief run up the monthly leaderboard but the last two days have been killers. Japan let me down against Switzerland, giving up 4 unanswered goals after being up 2-0 and eventually falling 4-3. Then VfB Stuttgart continued their stunning run of futility with a 1-0 loss to SpVgg Greuther Fürth (a fucking 2.Bundesliga team). I was originally going to pick against Stuttgart because the DFB Pokal takes a back-seat to Bundesliga and Champions League matches. I then read an article on vfb.de where their coach stated a focus on winning the match today, not that it did them much good. Apparently they had plenty of shots on goal but could not finish on a single one. Later the Cavs disappointed, and from what I saw (the 2nd quarter) they just did not look good offensively, aside from LeBron. The day wrapped up with a win, 105 points or more. It only took a barrage of free throws and made baskets in the final minute of the half to do it. So, it's on to another day of picks, and a furious attempt to at least hit 70 wins for the month (10 to go). Good luck everybody!

1) Gambia vs. Netherlands - Netherlands win
2) Costa Rica vs. Turkey - Turkey win
3) Iran vs. Colombia - 0 or 1 goals scored in the 1st half
4) AC Milan @ Napoli - 2 goals or fewer
5) Liverpool @ Arsenal - Arsenal win
6) Buffalo Sabres @ New Jersey Devils - New Jersey
7) Ottawa Senators @ Florida Panthers - Florida
8) Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees - Philadelphia
9) Which Starting Pitcher Will Allow Fewer Hits: Cliff Lee or Tie vs. C.C. Sabathia - Lee or tie
10) David West vs. Richard Jefferson - West points
11) Detroit Pistons @ Memphis Grizzlies - Memphis
12) Carmelo Anthony's 1st Half Points: 14 Or Fewer vs. 15 Or More - 14 or fewer
13) L.A. Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - 2nd Period has more goals

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4th, 2009 Picks

(skip to picks)It was just another day where college football kicked my ass. Started out the day with Tottenham Hotspur only managing a draw against Bolton for the loss, but at least it was an entertaining match. Then picked up a win with the Chicago Blackhawks taking revenge on Florida, 4-0. My third pick was another loss with Vancouver failing to beat the Avalanche at home. Colorado is off to a good start this season with two home victories over playoff teams from last season. I finished the day with a win as the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Yankees 5-3. Plenty of NFL action today so good luck and on to the picks!

1) Liverpool @ Chelsea - Liverpool win or draw
2) Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots - New England
3) Chicago Bears (v. Lions) vs. Indianapolis Colts (v. Seahawks) - Indianapolis larger winning margin
4) Washington Redskins (v. Buccaneers) vs. Houston Texans (v. Raiders) - Washington larger winning margin
5) New York Giants Winning Margin vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2nd Half Points - Giants winning margin
6) Cincinnati Bengals Winning Margin vs. Cleveland Browns TDs and FGs - Cincinnati winning margin
7) Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars - Jacksonville
8) Scott Piercy or Matt Kuchar vs. Rest Of Field - Rest of field
9) New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays - Tampa Bay
10) Tony Stewart vs. Jeff Gordon - Stewart has a better final position
11) Phoenix Mercury @ Indiana Fever - Phoenix
12) Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins - Buffalo
13) New York Jets TDs and FGs vs. New Orleans Saints Winning Margin - Jets TDs and FGs
14) Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles
15) Dallas Cowboys @ Denver Broncos - Dallas
16) St. Louis Rams 2nd Half Points vs. San Francisco 49ers Winning Margin - Rams 2nd half points
17) San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers - San Diego

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October 3rd, 2009 Picks

(skip to picks)Yesterday was much better on the picks front. I started out with a win when Steve Flesch turned his game around and went -3 on the front nine. Picked up my lone loss of the day when Cristobal Huet gave up two goals on seven shots to the Panthers in the third period, including the tying goal with under three minutes left. Of course he was not up to the task in the shootout and Vokoun led Florida to victory. I then got lucky with St. Louis scoring three unanswered goals against Detroit to take the victory. Finished up the night with BYU doubling up Utah State plus one with the final score of 35-17. We've got a smorgasbord of picks on the menu today so good luck and on to the picks!

1) Tottenham Hotspru @ Bolton Wanderers - Tottenham Hotspur win
2) Wisconsin Badgers @ Minnesota Golden Gophers - Wisconsin
3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida Panthers - Chicago
4) Michigan Wolverines @ Michigan State Spartans - Michigan State
5) Vancouver Canucks @ Colorado Avalanche - Vancouver
6) Kansas State Wildcats @ Iowa Sate Cyclones - Iowa State
7) Kyle Busch vs. Carl Edwards - Busch has a better final position
8) Air Force Falcons @ Navy Midshipmen - Air Force
9) North Carolina State Wolfpack @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons - Wake Forest
10) Florida State Seminoles @ Boston College Eagles - Florida State
11) Washington Huskies 2nd Half Points @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish Winning Margin - Notre Dame Winning Margin
12) LSU Tigers @ Georgia Bulldogs - LSU
13) Kansas City Royals @ Minnesota Twins - Kansas City
14) Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils - New Jersey
15) Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers - Detroit
16) New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays - Tampa Bay
17) Texas A&M Aggies @ Arkansas Razorbacks - Texas A&M
18) Auburn Tigers @ Tennessee Volunteers - Auburn
19) USC Trojans @ California Golden Bears - USC
20) Oklahoma Sooners Winning Margin @ Miami(FL) Hurricanes TDs and FGs - Miami(FL) TDs and FGs
21) San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks - Anaheim
22) Colorado State Rams @ Idaho Vandals - Colorado State

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2nd Picks, 2009

(skip to picks)Think of Oingo Boingo's "Just Another Day" but insert poor, atrocious, or shitty between 'Another' and 'Day'. That was how I picked yesterday. The worst of it came in the evening where I got the Flames and Habs NHL picks correct but blew it with the Bruins and Sharks. Of course I picked the Bruins and Sharks for my streak. So from here I feel I can only go up and so here we go and on to the picks!

1) Woody Austin vs. Steve Flesch - Flesch cards a lower or equal front 9 score
2) Florida Panthers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Chicago
3) Bo Van Pelt vs. Rory Sabbatini - Van Pelt cards a lower or equal front 9 score
4) Sparta Rotterdam @ Vitesse Arnhem - Vitesse Arnhem win
5) Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues - St. Louis
6) Philadelphia Flyers @ Carolina Hurricanes - Carolina
7) Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers - Chicago
8) New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays - New York
9) Pittsburgh Panthers Winnings Margin @ Louisville Cardinals TDs and FGs - Pittsburgh winning margin
10) Utah State Aggies points scored @ BYU Cougars winning margin - BYU winning margin
11) Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners - Seattle
12) Saskatchewan Roughriders @ BC Lions - BC

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1st Picks, 2009

(skip to picks)Again the soccer picks killed me. Took Australia to score first even though I knew Oceanic teams typically are weak, then hit the fail button again when I banked on Brazil's U-20 team to score early and often. They did not score at all. After that I took Manchester United at home, but they and Chelsea each won by one goal. Finally picked up a win when I switched my pick to Toronto with Boston resting nearly their entire starting lineup. Well, it's a new day of picks and a new chance to go for the monthly if that's how you want to swing it, so good luck and on to the picks!

1) Steve Elkington vs. Joe Durant - Elkington cards a lower or equal front 9 score
2) Aaron Baddeley vs. Dustin Johnson - Johnson cards a lower front 9 score
3) Spain vs. Venezuela - Venezuela wins, draws, or loses by 1 goal
4) Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers - Detroit
5) Egypt vs. Italy - 2 goals or fewer
6) Dan Haren vs. Tim Lincecum - Haren pitches more innings
7) Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins - Boston
8) Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs - Montreal
9) Colorado Buffaloes Total Points @ West Virginia Mountaineers Winning Margin - Colorado total points
10) Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs - Chicago
11) Southern Miss Golden Eagles @ UAB Blazers - 61 points or more
12) Indiana Fever @ Phoenix Mercury - Phoenix
13) Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames - Calgary
14) San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche - San Jose
15) Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners - Seattle
16) Home Runs Hit In Innings 4 Through 6 (Athletics @ Mariners): Zero vs. 1 Or More - Zero