Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 NFL Week 4 Picks

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(Home Team in caps)

Miami (-4) over OAKLAND

CHICAGO (+2) over Green Bay

Buffalo (+3) over HOUSTON

Tennessee (+8) over INDIANAPOLIS

Carolina (+3) over BALTIMORE

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2014 NFL Season Week 3 Picks

Derek Carr

Home team in caps

ATLANTA (-7) over Tampa Bay

BUFFALO (-1) over San Diego

ST LOUIS (+1.5) over Dallas

Washington (+6.5) over PHILADELPHIA

Houston (-2.5) over NEW YORK (N)

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Ode to the Bat: The Top 8 Baseball Bat Incidents in MLB History!

Antique Bats

During the 1884 baseball season, John Hillerich, a woodworker for his father and a good amateur ballplayer, was in the stands watching ‘The Louisville Eclipse’ of The Professional American Association play. During this game, Pete “The Gladiator” Browning, star outfielder, broke his favorite bat and became very frustrated. After the game, young Hillerich invited Pete to his Dads’ woodworking shop. He claimed that he could create a new bat for Pete. After Browning and Hillerich selected a piece of white ash, Hillerich began to “shape the new bat” according to Browning’s directions. With Browning looking over his shoulder and periodically taking practice swings, Hillerich worked through the night. Finally, Browning announced that the bat was just right. 

The next day, Browning used the Hillerich bat and hit three for three. Soon after, not only did Brownings’ teammates begin to order bats from the Hillerich woodworking shop, but so did players from other teams.  Hellerich and his family would go on to start the Hillerich & Bradsby Company, maker of the Louisville Slugger bat brand.

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2014 NFL Season Week 2 Picks

Bears Offense

Home team in caps

Detroit (+3) over CAROLINA

BUFFALO (+1) over Miami

Jacksonville (+6.5) over WASHINGTON

TENNESSEE (-3.5) over Dallas

NEW YORK (N) (+3) over Arizona

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Fred Jackson Declares War on Chris Conte

Jackson Conte

Yes, that is Buffalo Bills veteran running back Fred Jackson deciding to use his stiff arm like the invasion of Poland.  And yes, Chicago Bears defensive back Chris Conte is Poland.

Even though the Bills were already close to field goal range, Jackson’s 38 yarder in OT set up Buffalo on the goal line where Dan Carpenter promptly knocked in the winning 3 points a few seconds later.

I’m still expecting a tremendously fun 5-11 effort from this Bills squad, but for a player who has always been a tough, committed, savy, team player and eternal fan favorite, this GIF and Freddy will live on for seasons to come.

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2014 NFL Season Week 1 Picks

Luck Manning

Home team in caps

New Orleans (-3) over ATLANTA

Minnesota (+3) over ST LOUIS

PITTSBURGH (-7) over Cleveland

PHILADELPHIA (-11) over Jacksonville

Oakland (+6) over NEW YORK (A)

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Half Asian’s 2014 NFL Predictions

Cutler

As always, take all of these with a dump truck of salt

NFC East
Philadelphia 10-6 Y
New York 9-7
Washington 6-10
Dallas 4-12
 

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