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Saturday, January 5, 2008

BCS TITLE GAME: OHIO STATE vs. LSU Preview and Prediction(VIDEOS)



The BCS Championship will be on Fox Monday Night live from New Orleans. LSU is coming off 2 losses in their season, but both in triple overtime. OSU is back in the title game after last year's defeat to Florida. The Buckeyes lost just once at home to Illinois. A lot of people are pitting this as SEC vs. Big Ten, but is more about the pride of the two teams playing. Though I think LSU is a better team, I expect the Buckeyes to come out swinging and trying to quiet the pro-LSU crown in the SuperDome. But the play of the Bayou Bengals and the crowd will be too much for OSU and the Tigers will dominate the line of scrimmage. LSU wins, 38-24.

Friday, January 4, 2008

NFL WILDCARD PLAYOFFS PREDICTIONS





The NFL Wildcard Playoffs kick off Saturday with the Washington Redskins travelling to take on the Seattle Seahawks and the Jacksonville Jaguars visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Sunday, the NY Giants go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans travel to the San Diego Chargers. We have four great matchups to kick off this playoff season and we look for a lot to be shaken up in the NFL.

In Seattle, the Redskins hope to relive some Joe Gibbs magic and take a ride thru the playoffs. With Todd Collins at the helm, the Redskins are an unknown. But with all that they have gone thru and having to win in order to make it, we like them to beat a Seattle team that we liked 4 weeks ago. Redskins win, 24-21.

In Pittsburgh, a lot of "experts" have already penciled in the Jaguars to advance. Hold on Britney Spears, don't go to crazy on me! The Steelers will be fairly healthy going into the game and should be ready to welcome David Girard to the Playoffs. Look for the Steelers to win 34-17.

In Tampa Bay, the Giants are looking like the team many NY'ers had hoped they would be. This game will come down to one man, Eli Manning. I think he comes thru and has the game of his life. Giants win, 28-26.

In San Diego, the Chargers are hot and Vince Young has been hurt. When they played earlier in the season, this turned into a scrap. I like Jeff Fisher a whole lot more than Norv Turner, but think the Chargers will get this win, 32-7.

What are your predictions? Let's see who is right and can brag until next week!




Thursday, January 3, 2008

Dolphins Make Some Big Moves!


Bill Parcells isn't wasting much time in his effort to put his stamp on the Miami Dolphins and turn things around. Parcells is well aware that being 1-15 in one season doesn't mean you have to stay in the basement the next year in the NFL. With the hire of GM Jeff Ireland and the firing Thursday morning of Cam Cameron, he is looking to make wholesale changes and create a buzz around South Beach and the League. This will make for a fun offseason watching the Dolphins, with lots of free agent moves and a draft that will look like a clown car at a circus. People will be coming and going and this is exactly why Dolphins Owner Wayne Huizenga hired Parcells. If nothing else, it will translate into increased POSITIVE exposure and increased season ticket sales. We will reserve judgement on what next season will look like, but right now, I for one am excited about what is happening to the Dolphins. If it implodes, it will be fodder for the sports media to rip Parcells, and if it works...maybe they will challenge the Patriots for the AFC East, eventually! Go Big TUNA!




Sunday, December 30, 2007

NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE SET FOR WILDCARD WEEKEND


The NFL has released the Playoff Schedule for the Wildcard Weekend January 5th and 6th 2008. The only item left to be determined is who will face the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon. NBC has a winner in both games and both games should be hard hitting. These will be the last games of the season for NBC until the 2008 Pro Bowl.

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Wild Card Weekend - Saturday, Jan. 5

Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks 4:30 p.m. NBC
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers 8 p.m. NBC

Wild Card Weekend - Sunday, Jan. 6

NY Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOX
Tennessee/Cleveland at San Diego 4:30 p.m. CBS

Capital One Bowl Preview: Michigan vs. Florida (VIDEO)


The Michigan Wolverines take on the Florida Gators in Florida's backyard on January 1st in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Michigan looks to salvage their preseason #5 ranking that went down the toilet after week one. The Gators look to showcase Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow in a game more for pride and Conference bragging rights. I expect to see the offenses have a field day in this game and the defenses struggle like they have most of the season. I like Tebow and Michigan RB Mike Hart to have some great performances in this game, but I like Florida to win 41-34. Watch ESPN's Todd McShay preview the game below.

Independence Bowl Preview: Alabama vs. Colorado (VIDEO)


On Sunday Night the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Colorado Buffaloes in the Independence Bowl at 8pm ET on ESPN. This game will be tough to get viewers due to the number of football fans tuning into the Titans vs. Colts on NBC's Football Night in America. This is more of a stepping stone game for Alabama and Nick Saban as they look to get back to a BCS Bowl next year. For Colorado, they want to prove to America that the Big 12 was tougher top to bottom than the SEC...should be an interesting contest to watch. Watch ESPN's Todd McShay preview the game below.

NFL WEEK 17 Picks: Patriots Beat Giants Go Undefeated


Week 17 kicked off in a game the NFL must be excited about, the Patriots beat the NY Giants 31-28 in a game where it wasn't decided until the final 2 minutes of the game. I think, though I am not a Patriots fan, they have to be considered one of the greatest teams ever, but will all be moot if they don't win the Super Bowl. Congrats! In other Week 17 games, there are still playoff implications that exist and should be a great Sunday for Pigskin! I like the Chargers to win to claim the #3 spot in the AFC, I think Cleveland will get the final spot in the AFC, I think the Vikings will win the final spot in the NFC!



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

Seattle at Atlanta 1 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Chicago 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Cleveland 1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Philadelphia 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Miami 1 p.m.
Dallas at Washington 4:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore 4:15 p.m.
Kansas City at N.Y. Jets 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Arizona 4:15 p.m.
Minnesota at Denver 4:15 p.m.
San Diego at Oakland 4:15 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
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