Each remaining NFL playoff team’s chance to win Super Bowl LIII

Photo Credit: NFL These percentages were compiled through Google Sheets using the unadjusted weekly power rankings formula. Los Angeles Rams 26.28% Kansas City Chiefs 25.81% New Orleans Saints 25.33% New England Patriots 22.58%   -Asher Fair Continue reading Each remaining NFL playoff team’s chance to win Super Bowl LIII

Each NFL playoff team’s chance to win Super Bowl LIII

Photo Credit: NFL These percentages were compiled through Google Sheets using the unadjusted weekly power rankings formula. Chicago Bears 11.20% Los Angeles Rams 10.67% Kansas City Chiefs 10.04% New Orleans Saints 9.76% New England Patriots 8.82% Baltimore Ravens 8.77% Indianapolis Colts 8.64% Los Angeles Chargers 7.50% Seattle Seahawks 7.48% Houston Texans 7.36% Philadelphia Eagles 5.05% Dallas Cowboys 4.73%   -Asher Fair Continue reading Each NFL playoff team’s chance to win Super Bowl LIII

2018 MLB Playoffs: Percent Chances

Photo Credit: MLB These percent chances were compiled through Google Sheets using a formula. Percent chances to advance to the 2018 World Series  Milwaukee Brewers – 52.26%  Houston Astros – 51.38%  Boston Red Sox – 48.62%  Los Angeles Dodgers  – 47.74%   Percent chances to win the 2018 World Series  Houston Astros – 27.43%  Boston Red Sox – 25.28%  Milwaukee Brewers – 25.27%  Los Angeles … Continue reading 2018 MLB Playoffs: Percent Chances

Updated 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Vikings Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships AFC  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars over  #1 New England Patriots   NFC  #2 Minnesota Vikings over  #1 Philadelphia Eagles     Super Bowl LI  #2 Minnesota Vikings over  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars     Super Bowl LII Champion  #2 Minnesota Vikings     -Asher Fair Continue reading Updated 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

2017-2018 NFL Divisional Round Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round   AFC  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) @  #2 Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)  Prediction:  Jaguars win, 20-17    #5 Tennessee Titans (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (13-3) Prediction:  Titans win, 24-23   NFC  #6 Atlanta Falcons (11-6) @  #1 Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) Prediction:  Falcons win, 24-13    #4 New Orleans Saints (12-5) @  #2 Minnesota Vikings (13-3) Prediction: … Continue reading 2017-2018 NFL Divisional Round Predictions

Updated 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Newsday (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round AFC  #5 Tennessee Titans over  #1 New England Patriots  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars over  #2 Pittsburgh Steelers   NFC  #6 Atlanta Falcons over  #1 Philadelphia Eagles  #2 Minnesota Vikings over  #4 New Orleans Saints      Conference Championships AFC  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars over  #5 Tennessee Titans   NFC  #2 Minnesota Vikings over  #6 Atlanta Falcons     Super Bowl LI … Continue reading Updated 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

2017-2018 NFL Wild Card Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend   AFC  #6 Buffalo Bills (9-7) @  #3 Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Prediction:  Jaguars win, 23-6    #5 Tennessee Titans (9-7) @  #4 Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) Prediction:  Chiefs win, 27-16   NFC  #6 Atlanta Falcons (10-6) @  #3 Los Angeles Rams (11-5)  Prediction:  Rams win, 34-27    #5 Carolina Panthers (11-5) @  #4 New Orleans Saints (11-5) Prediction:  Panthers … Continue reading 2017-2018 NFL Wild Card Predictions

2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Wikipedia (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   2017 MLB Playoff Predictions   NATIONAL LEAGUE  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West Champion  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion  Arizona Diamondbacks, NL West (Wild Card #1)  Colorado Rockies, NL West (Wild Card #2)     National League Wild Card Game  #5 Colorado Rockies @  #4 Arizona Diamondbacks  Series:  Diamondbacks win, 1-0 (best of 1 series)     National … Continue reading 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Wikipedia (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   2017 MLB Playoff Predictions   NATIONAL LEAGUE  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West Champion  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion  Colorado Rockies, NL West (Wild Card #1)  Arizona Diamondbacks, NL West (Wild Card #2)     National League Wild Card Game  #5 Arizona Diamondbacks @  #4 Colorado Rockies  Series:  Rockies win, 1-0 (best of 1 series)   … Continue reading Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Casino (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs. #2 Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #2 San Antonio Spurs Prediction:  Warriors in 6 games       2017 NBA FINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #2 Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction:  Warriors in 5 games       2017 NBA CHAMPIONS … Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Updated 2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Ottawa Citizen (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)   EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  (M2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs.  (A2) Ottawa Senators Prediction:  Senators in 7 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  (WC2) Nashville Predators vs.  (P1) Anaheim Ducks Prediction:  Predators in 6 games       2017 STANLEY CUP FINALS (A2) Ottawa Senators vs.  (WC2) Nashville Predators Prediction:  Predators in 6 games     … Continue reading Updated 2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Casino (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs.  #4 Washington Wizards Prediction:  Wizards in 7 games   #2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #3 Toronto Raptors Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games     FINALS #2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #4 Washington Wizards Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #5 Utah Jazz Prediction: … Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Updated 2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Edmonton Journal (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)   EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  (M1) Washington Capitals vs.  (M2) Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction:  Capitals in 7 games    (WC1) New York Rangers vs.  (A2) Ottawa Senators Prediction:  Senators in 7 games     FINALS  (M1) Washington Capitals vs.  (A2) Ottawa Senators Prediction:  Capitals in 5 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  (WC2) Nashville Predators vs.  (C3) … Continue reading Updated 2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Boston Celtics (53-29) vs.  #8 Chicago Bulls (41-41)  #4 Washington Wizards (49-33) vs.  #5 Atlanta Hawks (43-39)    #2 Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) vs.  #7 Indiana Pacers (42-40)  #3 Toronto Raptors (51-31) vs.  #6 Milwaukee Bucks (42-40)     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors (67-15) vs.  #8 Portland Trailblazers (41-41)  #4 Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) vs.  #5 Utah Jazz (51-31)    #2 … Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Edmonton Journal (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)   EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS  (M1) Washington Capitals vs.  (WC2) Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction:  Capitals in 5 games    (M2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs.  (M3) Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction:  Blue Jackets in 7 games    (A1) Montreal Canadiens vs.  (WC1) New York Rangers Prediction:  Rangers in 6 games    (A2) Ottawa Senators vs.  (W2) Boston Bruins Prediction:  Senators in 7 games   … Continue reading 2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Final 2017 Preseason MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Boston’s Bag of Donuts (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions   NATIONAL LEAGUE  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West Champion  St. Louis Cardinals, NL Central (Wild Card #1)  San Francisco Giants, NL West (Wild Card #2)   National League Wild Card Game  #5 San Francisco Giants @  #4 St. Louis Cardinals (best of 1 series, Cardinals win … Continue reading Final 2017 Preseason MLB Playoff Predictions

2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Sportsnaut.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Boston Celtics  Washington Wizards  Toronto Raptors  Milwaukee Bucks  Atlanta Hawks  Indiana Pacers  Miami Heat  Chicago Bulls  Charlotte Hornets  Detroit Pistons  Philadelphia 76ers  Orlando Magic  New York Knicks  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #8 Miami Heat Prediction:  Cavaliers in 5 games    #2 Boston Celtics vs. … Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 9th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 9th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Dallas Mavericks (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   5.  Kawhi Leonard, Small Forward, San Antonio Spurs Team Record: 49-13 Statistics: 57 games played, 33.7 minutes per game, 26.3 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, 0.7 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 48.7% … Continue reading Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

2017 Major Conference Tournament Championship Predictions

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE  #1 Southern Methodist Mustangs (27-4, 17-1) over  #2 Cincinnati Bearcats (27-4, 16-2)   ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE  #1 Dayton Flyers (24-6, 15-3) over  #2 Virginia Commonwealth Rams (24-7, 14-4)   ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6, … Continue reading 2017 Major Conference Tournament Championship Predictions

March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Spokesman-Review (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Rants (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Register-Guard (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 1st Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Rock Chalk Talk (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the … Continue reading March 1st Sweet 16 Bracketology

2017 NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Champion Predictions

Photo Credit: Autzen Zoo (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   America East Conference  Vermont Catamounts   American Athletic Conference  Southern Methodist Mustangs   Atlantic 10 Conference  Dayton Flyers   Atlantic Coast Conference  North Carolina Tar Heels   Atlantic Sun Conference  Florida Gulf Coast Eagles   Big 12 Conference  Kansas Jayhawks   Big East Conference  Villanova Wildcats   Big Sky Conference  Eastern Washington Eagles   Big … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Champion Predictions

Updated 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Boston Celtics  Washington Wizards  Toronto Raptors  Atlanta Hawks  Indiana Pacers  Chicago Bulls  Detroit Pistons  Charlotte Hornets  Miami Heat  Milwaukee Bucks  New York Knicks  Philadelphia 76ers  Orlando Magic  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #8 Detroit Pistons Prediction:  Cavaliers in 4 games    #2 Boston Celtics vs.  #7 Chicago … Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Champions League: Today’s Round of 16 Matchups and Predictions

Photo via: Huffingtonpost.com Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Lionel Messi and Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes to take on PSG in what should be an exciting first round match up. The teams have met five times in past four years. Barcelona have won three out of the last five, and drawn one. Messi comes into the game leading scoring for the Champions League, with … Continue reading Champions League: Today’s Round of 16 Matchups and Predictions

2017 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Conference Champion Predictions

Photo Credit: Cincinnati Enquirer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   America East Conference  Vermont Catamounts   American Athletic Conference  Cincinnati Bearcats   Atlantic 10 Conference  Dayton Flyers   Atlantic Coast Conference  Florida State Seminoles   Atlantic Sun Conference  Florida Gulf Coast Eagles   Big 12 Conference  Kansas Jayhawks   Big East Conference  Villanova Wildcats   Big Sky Conference  Weber State Wildcats   Big South Conference  North … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Conference Champion Predictions

Early 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Oakland Raiders (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Denver Broncos – Wild Card from AFC West Division   NFC Playoff Teams  Dallas Cowboys – … Continue reading Early 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

Photo Credit: Buffalo Bills (featured image), NFL (team logos)  Arizona Cardinals – Carson Palmer  Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan  Baltimore Ravens – Joe Flacco  Buffalo Bills – Deshaun Watson  Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton  Chicago Bears – DeShone Kizer  Cincinnati Bengals – Andy Dalton  Cleveland Browns – Jimmy Garoppolo  Dallas Cowboys – Dak Prescott  Denver Broncos – Trevor Siemian  Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford  Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers  Houston Texans … Continue reading Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Boston’s Bag of Donuts (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions   NATIONAL LEAGUE  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion  San Francisco Giants, NL West Champion  St. Louis Cardinals, NL Central (Wild Card #1)  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West (Wild Card #2)   National League Wild Card Game  #5 Los Angeles Dodgers @  #4 St. Louis Cardinals (best of 1 series, … Continue reading Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Photo Credit: The Insightful Blog (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Toronto Raptors  Boston Celtics  Atlanta Hawks  Washington Wizards  Charlotte Hornets  Indiana Pacers  Milwaukee Bucks  Chicago Bulls  Detroit Pistons  New York Knicks  Philadelphia 76ers  Orlando Magic  Miami Heat  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #8 Milwaukee Bucks Prediction:  Cavaliers in 5 games   #2 Toronto … Continue reading 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, January 23rd, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   25.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (18-2) Statistics: 20 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 49.8% field goal percentage, 34.9% 3-point field … Continue reading January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Conference Championships Record: 0-2 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-6 Sunday, February 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5) over  #1 New England Patriots (16-2)   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: steelcityblitz.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hagemann (E) Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Green Bay-(A,B,C,E) @ Atlanta-(D)   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Pittsburgh-(A,E) @ New England-(B,C,D)   Bye: N/A   -Jake … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

Halfway Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Hoops Habit (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, January 19th, 2017, at 3:30 PM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks Team Record: 20-21 Statistics: 40 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 23.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 53.8% field goal … Continue reading Halfway Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)        Super Bowl LI  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 New England Patriots (14-2)     Super Bowl LI Champion  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6)     -Asher Fair Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 6-2 2016 Season Record: 155-107-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Prediction: Packers win, 37-33   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-24   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: The Falcoholic, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hudson (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Seattle-(C,E,F) @ Atlanta-(A,B,D)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Houston @ New England-(A,B,C,D,E,F)   Sunday, January … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 … Continue reading Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Early 2017 Season New Year’s Six Bowl Matchup Predictions

Photo Credit: Reign of Troy (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: These are not official rankings, instead they are what I believe that the rankings will look like prior to next season’s bowl season.   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs.  #4 Florida State Seminoles   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl  #2 Southern California Trojans vs.  #3 Pennsylvania State … Continue reading Early 2017 Season New Year’s Six Bowl Matchup Predictions

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Packers (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #4 Houston Texans (9-7)  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)     Conference Championships   AFC  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over #1 New England Patriots (14-2)    NFC  #4 … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 2016 Season Record: 152-106-2 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Prediction: Falcons win, 34-30   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-13   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Photo Credit: Blogging the Boys (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 4.  Ezekiel Elliott will lead the NFL in rushing yards. The rookie out of Ohio State was the highest running back selected in the NFL draft since 2012 this past … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Photo Credit: Panic Button (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 8.    The AFC South will have three of its teams in the postseason. Even though the AFC South was arguably the worst in the NFL last season, this season’s AFC South … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Photo Credit: Newsday (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 12.  The Denver Broncos will be a better team this season than last season. The Broncos kept the majority of their superb defense together this offseason in hopes that it will again … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

Photo Credit: Fake Pigskin (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 16.                                 No NFL team will win or lose more than 5 games in a row at any point during the regular season. The NFL has been full of parity, especially … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: USA Today, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase Hudson (D), Saj (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Oakland-(D,F) @ Houston-(A,B,C,E)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Detroit-(D,E,F) @ Seattle-(A,B,C)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: NOLA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. 25.  /  Malik Zaire, Quarterback, Undetermined (Likely Wisconsin Badgers or North Carolina Tar Heels) Statistics: 11/23 (47.8% completion percentage), 122 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 20 rush attempts, 34 rushing yards Statistics*: 26/40 (65.0% completion percentage), 428 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 19 rush attempts, 103 rushing yards *=statistics are from the 2015 season with … Continue reading Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Photo Credit: Sports – USA Today (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  Max Chilton   Scott Dixon  Tony … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Football Cat: Wild Card Weekend Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) over  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) over  #6 … Continue reading Football Cat: Wild Card Weekend Picks

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (14-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (10-6) – Wild Card from AFC East Division … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Photo Credit: Huffington Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6) Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Aaron Rodgers was pretty much the only member of the Green Bay Packers who put up big numbers in the team’s disappointing 4-6 start to the season. Now with … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Cheesehead TV (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 11-5 Statistics: 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 73 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% completion percentage), 3,933 passing … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 8-7-1 Statistics: 406/606 (67.0% completion percentage), 4,917 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 34 rush attempts, 96 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns 19.  Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs  Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 61 receptions, 593 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 24 rush attempts, 267 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 14 kickoff returns, 384 kickoff return yards, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 17 Record: 11-5 2016 Season Record: 149-105-2 Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Prediction: Texans win, 20-16   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Prediction: Seahawks win, 26-20   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6) … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN & CBS Sports (team logos) 2016 was one of the most exciting sports years ever. Who would have guessed that the Villanova Wildcats would win the National Championship the way they did? Who would have guessed that the Denver Broncos would deliver another Super Bowl to Peyton Manning in his last season? No one thought that the Chicago Cubs … Continue reading Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: ProFootballTalk, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F), Ian (G) Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1) Baltimore-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ Cincinnati  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11) Buffalo-(A,B,C,D,F) @ New York-(E,G)  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7) Carolina @ Tampa Bay-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G)  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (9-6) Statistics: 374/571 (65.5% completion percentage), 4,128 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 327 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Aaron Rodgers was pretty much the only member of the Green Bay Packers who put up big numbers in the team’s disappointing 4-6 start to the season. Now … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Pro Football Talk – NBC Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 10-5 Statistics: 37 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 68 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  LeSean McCoy, Running Back, Buffalo Bills Team Record: 7-8 Statistics: 229 rush attempts, 1,257 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 49 receptions, 350 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 19.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 8-7 Statistics: 26/26 (100% extra point conversion rate), 37/38; 1 blocked field goal (97.4% field goal conversion rate), 4/4 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/10; 1 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from AFC East Division   … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Chiefs.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F) Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9) New York-(B,C,D,E,F) @ Philadelphia-(A) Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8) Atlanta-(D,E,F) @ Carolina-(A,B,C)  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7) Miami-(B,C,D,E) @ Buffalo-(A,F)  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (10-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: James Harden Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 5.  Stephen Curry, Point Guard, Golden State Warriors Team Record: 25-4 Statistics: 29 games played, 33.0 minutes per game, 24.7 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.7 steals per game, 47.4% field … Continue reading One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Photo Credit: EndZoneScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (9-5) Statistics: 319/465 (68.6% completion percentage), 4,336 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 31 rush attempts, 106 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-8-1 Statistics: 260 rush attempts, 1,138 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 73 receptions, 800 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 11-3 Statistics: 65 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: The Football Insider (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, New York Giants Team Record: 10-4 Statistics: 85 receptions, 1,173 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 1 rush attempt, 9 rushing yards, 10 punt returns, 66 punt return yards, 1 tackle 19.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 7-6-1 Statistics: 366/542 (67.5% completion percentage), 4,360 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 29 rush attempts, 66 rushing yards, 2 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) – AFC West Division Champion  New England Patriots (12-4) – AFC East Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

Photo Credit: TBO (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Included is a list of all of the bowl games this season as well as the date, time, and location of each.   Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl  North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2) vs.  Grambling State Tigers (11-1) Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia Prediction:  Grambling State wins, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: FOX Sports, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Christian (C), Joey (D), Clancy (E), Chase (F), J.D. (G) Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-9) @  Seattle Seahawks, (8-4-1) Los Angeles-(D) @ Seattle-(A,B,C,E,F,G) Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (8-5) @  New York Jets, (4-9) Miami-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ New York   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (11-2) Statistics: 233/340 (68.5% completion percentage), 2,876 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 26 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his nine games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, he has only … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-7-1 Statistics: 248 rush attempts, 1,085 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 69 receptions, 745 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 3 tackles 9.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team Record: 8-5 Statistics: 218 rush attempts, 1,053 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 67 receptions, 563 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 8. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 10-3 Statistics: 61 tackles, 11 sacks, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 7-6 Statistics: 22/22 (100% extra point conversion rate), 31/32; 1 blocked field goal (96.9% field goal conversion rate), 3/3 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 8/9; 1 blocked field goal (88.9% 30-39-yard field goal conversion rate), 11/11 (100% 40-49-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/9 (100% 50+-yard field goal conversion rate), 0/1 (0% completion … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Photo Credit: Hookem (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Voting All 11 of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 Heisman Trophy award candidates. They voted for any players, even those who are not among the official five finalists for the award. 1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 … Continue reading SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Week 14 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Marcus (B), Asher (C), Christian (D), Clancy (E), Chase (F), Saj (G), J.D. (H), Ian (I) Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Oakland Raiders, (10-2) @  Kansas City Chiefs, (9-3) Oakland-(B,D,E,F,I) @ Kansas City-(A,C,G,H)   Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (5-6-1) @  Miami Dolphins, (7-5) Arizona-(A,B,C,D,E,G,H) @ Miami-(F,I)  Chicago Bears, (3-9) … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Consensus Picks

Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (logos)   2017 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE Sunday, March 12th, 2017-  Streets of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 9th, 2017-  Streets of Long Beach in Long Beach, California  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 23rd, 2017-  Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama  Graham Rahal,  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Saturday, April 29th, 2017-  Phoenix International … Continue reading Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Photo Credit: SB Nation (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (10-2) Statistics: 208/302 (68.9% completion percentage), 2,470 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 25 rush attempts, 60 rushing yards Analysis: In his eight games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (7-5) Statistics: 284/414 (68.6% completion percentage), 3,813 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 30 rush attempts, 107 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,500 or more yards in five … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) The five finalists that received invitations to New York City, New York, on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, for the crowning of the 2016 Heisman Trophy award have been revealed. Here is a list of the five players who were invited.  Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, … Continue reading 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) Statistics: 220/337 (65.3% pass completion percentage), 2,592 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 162 rush attempts, 841 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle Analysis: Jalen Hurts has emerged as the best freshman quarterback in the entire country, and he led the #1 team in the country … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: buckeyeextradispatch.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Texas Longhorns (5-7) Statistics: 323 rush attempts, 2,028 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 7 receptions, 75 receiving yards Analysis: D’Onta Foreman did not have a game this season during which he totaled under 124 rushing yards or 131 scrimmage yards, and he consistently ran all over opposing defenses. He is one of the most consistently dominant running backs … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: matiastanea.gr (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Joe Mixon, Running Back, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) Statistics: 168 rush attempts, 1,183 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 449 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns,  1/1 (100% completion percentage), 26 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 4 punt returns, 25 punt return yards, 21 kickoff returns, 494 kickoff return yards, 1 kickoff return touchdown Analysis: Joe Mixon is … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Photo Credit: The Morning Call (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 20.   Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) Statistics: 281/408 (68.9% completion percentage), 3,468 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 270 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards Analysis: Mitch Trubisky is an accurate quarterback that does a well above average job of moving the ball through the air, and he is also somewhat of … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Photo Credit: Black Shoe Diaries(featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 25.  Rawleigh Williams III, Running Back, Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) Statistics: 233 rush attempts, 1,326 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 14 receptions, 227 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1/1 (100% completion percentage), 1 passing yard, 1 passing touchdown, 2 solo tackles, 2 total tackles Analysis: Rawleigh Williams III had an amazing season in which he totaled 1,553 scrimmage yards … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Photo Credit: UW Dawg Pound (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 30.  Kamryn Pettway, Running Back, #14 Auburn Tigers (8-4) Statistics: 185 rush attempts, 1,123 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards Analysis: Kamryn Pettway only played in eight games this past season, but that did not stop him from rushing for 1,123 yards on just 185 carries despite playing against tough defenses from teams … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Week 13 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Seattle’s Sports Radio, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Joey (C), Clancy (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F), Ian (G), Maddox (H) Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Dallas Cowboys, (10-1) @  Minnesota Vikings, (6-5) Dallas-(C,D,F,G,H) @ Minnesota-(A,B,E)   Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Denver Broncos, (7-4) @  Jacksonville Jaguars, (2-9) Denver-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H) @ Jacksonville  Detroit Lions, (7-4) @  New Orleans Saints, … Continue reading Week 13 NFL Consensus Picks

How the Golden State Warriors Have (Somehow) Exceeded Expectations

Photo Credit: USA Today It had never been done before. Nothing in the entire situation had happened before. No team in history had ever won 73 games in a single season. No team had had one of its players ever win an MVP award by a unanimous decision. No team had had one of its player put up even close to the new record amount of made … Continue reading How the Golden State Warriors Have (Somehow) Exceeded Expectations

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (9-2) Statistics: 175/256 (68.4% completion percentage), 2,201 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 22 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his seven games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, he has only played … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

Photo Credit: CSNNE (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (9-2) Statistics: 281/423 (66.4% completion percentage), 3,115 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 49 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made this Raiders … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

Week 13 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the only 10 teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). I have included the remaining schedules for each of the teams as well as a prediction for each of their remaining games and who ultimately I believe will make it … Continue reading Week 13 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Predictions

Photo Credit: Big Ten Conference (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each matchup as well as each team’s overall record and conference record. Locations and times for each game are also included as well as final score predictions.   American Athletic Conference Championship  #19 Navy Midshipmen (9-2, 7-1) vs.  Temple Owls (9-3, 7-1) Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, … Continue reading NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Predictions

Week 12 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), JD (E), Maddox (F) Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 12:30 PM ET  Minnesota Vikings, (6-4) @  Detroit Lions, (6-4) Minnesota-(B,C,E,F) @ Detroit-(A,D)   Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 4:30 PM ET   Washington Redskins, (6-3-1) @  Dallas Cowboys, (9-1) Washington-(A,B,D,E) @ Dallas-(C,F)   Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 8:30 PM ET  Pittsburgh Steelers, … Continue reading Week 12 NFL Consensus Picks

Top 23 vs. Top 23 NCAA Football Week 13 Showdowns: Outlooks and Predictions

Photo Credit: NCAA College Football Fight Songs Music Index (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) For the first time this season, 10 NCAA football teams ranked inside the top 23 of the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings will battle other teams ranked inside the top 23 of the CFP rankings. Here are this week’s matchups, an outlook of each, and a predicted final score for each.   #5 Washington … Continue reading Top 23 vs. Top 23 NCAA Football Week 13 Showdowns: Outlooks and Predictions

Week 13 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Photo Credit: Annenberg TV News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Army Black Knights 2016 record: 6-5 Week 13 Matchup: No game Prediction: No game    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 4-7 Week 13 Matchup: @  #12 Southern California Trojans (8-3) Prediction: Southern California wins by a score of 31-7    Brigham Young Cougars 2016 record: 7-4 Week 13 Matchup: vs.  Utah State Aggies (3-8) Prediction: Brigham Young wins 56-14    Massachusetts Minutemen … Continue reading Week 13 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (8-2) Statistics: 145/206 (70.4% completion percentage), 1,915 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 19 rush attempts, 63 rushing yards Analysis: In his six games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Boston Herald (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (8-2) Statistics: 255/385 (66.2% completion percentage), 2,800 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 24 rush attempts, 62 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  JT Barrett, Quarterback, #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) Statistics: 199/314 (63.4% pass completion percentage), 2,304 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 164 rush attempts, 722 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns Analysis: JT Barrett is as athletic of a quarterback as they come, and he is leading yet another Ohio State Buckeyes team with College Football Playoff aspirations. Barrett … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: TD Alabama Mag (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Dalvin Cook, Running Back, #14 Florida State Seminoles (8-3) Statistics: 242 rush attempts, 1,467 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 400 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: Dalvin Cook has emerged as a really good pass catching back in addition to one of the best runners in the nation. He sits 6th in the nation … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Sam Darnold, Quarterback, #12 Southern California Trojans (8-3) Statistics: 194/284 (68.3% completion percentage), 2,428 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 54 rush attempts, 214 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Ever since not getting a lot of playing time and taking over quarterback Max Browne’s role as the USC starting quarterback in week 4, Darnold has … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Week 12 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Photo Credit: TMJ4 (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the only 12 teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). I have included the remaining schedules for each of the teams as well as a prediction for each of their remaining games and who ultimately I believe will make it into the CFP. … Continue reading Week 12 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Easiest Way for Each Serious Contender to Get into the CFP

Photo Credit: NJ (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the eight NCAA football teams that still have a legitimately decent chance to get into this season’s CFP and what the easiest way to get into the CFP is for each of them and where they will likely be seeded if everything goes the way they need it to go.  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide … Continue reading Easiest Way for Each Serious Contender to Get into the CFP

Week 11 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: http://www.packersnews.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Marcus (B), Asher (C), Clancy (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F) Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New Orleans Saints, (4-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (3-6) New Orleans-(B,D,E,F) @ Carolina-(A,C)   Sunday, November 20th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (4-4-1) @  Minnesota Vikings, (5-4) Arizona-(B,D,E) @ Minnesota-(A,C,F)  Baltimore Ravens, (5-4) @  Dallas Cowboys, (8-1) Baltimore-(E) @ Dallas-(A,B,C,D,F)  Buffalo Bills, … Continue reading Week 11 NFL Consensus Picks

Week 12 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Photo Credit: Daily Herald (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Army Black Knights 2016 record: 5-5 Week 12 Matchup: vs.  Morgan State Bears (2-7) Prediction: Army wins by a score of 56-14    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 4-6 Week 12 Matchup: vs.  Virginia Tech Hokies (7-3) Prediction: Virginia Tech wins by a score of 27-24    Brigham Young Cougars 2016 record: 6-4 Week 12 Matchup: vs.  Massachusetts Minutemen (2-8) Prediction: Brigham Young wins by … Continue reading Week 12 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Photo Credit: The Draft Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (8-1) Statistics: 198 rush attempts, 1,005 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 18 receptions, 250 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: At only 21 years of age, Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually … Continue reading Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Cowboys Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (6-4) Statistics: 236/346 (69.6% completion percentage), 3,247 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 23 rush attempts, 69 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Today’s U (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (9-1) Statistics: 270 rush attempts, 1,779 rushing yards, 14 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, as he is the leader in rush attempts and rushing yards among all running backs in the nation. … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Week 11 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Photo Credit: The Cardinal Connect (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the only 15 teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). I have included the remaining schedules for each of the teams as well as a prediction for each of their remaining games and who ultimately I believe will make it … Continue reading Week 11 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #3)

Photo Credit: Honda Motor Southern Africa (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #3)

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Photo Credit: The Denver Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is not … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Final 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Kris Bryant, Third Baseman, Chicago Cubs Statistics: .292 batting average, 121 runs scored, 39 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 8 stolen bases Analysis: Kris Bryant deserves to be the NL MVP for the amazing statistical season he had and the positive impact he had on the Cubs’ remarkable season. He was not … Continue reading Final 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints (4-4) Statistics: 242/347 (69.7% completion percentage), 2,689 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 11 rush attempts, 9 rushing yards Analysis: Brees would be a lot higher on this list, possibly even #1,  if his value to his team actually helped them win more games, which they have actually been doing as of late, … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Gridiron Now (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #11 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) Statistics: 193/271 (71.2% completion percentage), 2,912 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 116 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Baker Mayfield is really starting to show that he belongs in at least the top 5 discussion for the Heisman Trophy award. He was among the preseason favorites … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

Week 11 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Photo Credit: CBS New York – CBS Local (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Army Black Knights 2016 record: 5-4 Week 11 Matchup: @  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-6); game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas Prediction: Notre Dame wins by a score of 31-20    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 3-6 Week 11 Matchup: vs.  Army Black Knights (5-4); game played at the Alamodome … Continue reading Week 11 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Week 10 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Barring meltdowns by all of these teams, these are the only eight teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). I have included the remaining schedules for each of the teams as well as a prediction for each of their remaining games and who ultimately … Continue reading Week 10 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Remaining NCAA Football Games with Key Impact on Playoff

Photo Credit: Uni Watch (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) There are still nine weeks to go until the best two teams in NCAA football will meet to determine who the 2017 national champion is, and that means there is lots of meaningful football to be played yet until we find out which four teams even make it to the College Football Playoff (CFP) semifinals, which will be … Continue reading Remaining NCAA Football Games with Key Impact on Playoff

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #2)

Photo Credit: Autosport (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  Max … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #2)

2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: V Tool Showcases (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Kris Bryant, Third Baseman, Chicago Cubs Statistics: .292 batting average, 121 runs scored, 39 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 8 stolen bases Analysis: Kris Bryant deserves to be the NL MVP for the amazing statistical season he had and the positive impact he had on the Cubs’ remarkable season. He was not … Continue reading 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Photo Credit: NFL Spin Zone (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Week 10 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Army Black Knights 2016 record: 5-3 Week 10 Matchup: vs.  Air Force Falcons (5-3) Prediction: Army wins by a score of 31-24    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 3-5 Week 10 Matchup: @  Navy Midshipmen (5-2); game played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida Prediction: Navy wins by a score of 42-17    Brigham Young Cougars 2016 record: 4-4 Week 10 … Continue reading Week 10 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Week 9 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Photo Credit: Zimbio (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Army Black Knights 2016 record: 4-3 Week 9 Matchup: @  Wake Forest  Demon Deacons (5-2) Prediction: Wake Forest wins by a score of 24-21    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 2-5 Week 9 Matchup: vs.  Miami Hurricanes (4-3) Prediction: Miami wins by a score 38-14    Brigham Young Cougars 2016 record: 4-4 Week 9 Matchup: No game Prediction: No game   … Continue reading Week 9 FBS Independent Teams Predictions

Five Questions For Week 7

Photo Credit : thesportsjournal.com 1. Can the Pittsburgh Steelers bounce back? The Steelers started the season looking like arguably the best team in the NFL. But after being blown out by both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins, a lot of faith has been lost in the team. They’ll need to rebound this week, but it won’t be easy considering the fact that they’re … Continue reading Five Questions For Week 7

Preseason 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Photo Credit: PBA Full Replay (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Toronto Raptors  Indiana Pacers  Atlanta Hawks  Boston Celtics  Detroit Pistons  Charlotte Hornets  Chicago Bulls  Washington Wizards  New York Knicks  Orlando Magic  Milwaukee Bucks  Miami Heat  Philadelphia 76ers  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #8 Chicago Bulls Prediction:  Cavaliers in 5   #2 Toronto … Continue reading Preseason 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

NBA Preview: Five Predictions for the Upcoming Season

Photo Credit: Business Insider You can hate it all you want, but Kevin Durant will be playing with the 73-9 Golden State Warriors in the upcoming NBA season. I personally think you can make an argument that this is good or bad for the NBA. For one, this sets up the NBA finals matchup of a lifetime between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against … Continue reading NBA Preview: Five Predictions for the Upcoming Season

Post-Division Series MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: MLB (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   National League Championship Series  #3 Los Angeles Dodgers @  #1 Chicago Cubs (best of 7 series, Cubs win, 4-1)   American League Championship Series  #4 Toronto Blue Jays @  #2 Cleveland Indians (best of 7 series, Indians win, 4-2)     2016 World Series  #1 Chicago Cubs @  #2 Cleveland Indians (best of 7 series, Cubs win, 4-2)     2016 World … Continue reading Post-Division Series MLB Playoff Predictions

Top 10 vs. Top 10 NCAA Football Matchups: Outlooks & Predictions

Photo Credit: ESPN For the first time this season, four teams ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll will battle other teams ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll in games where the rankings of the two teams facing each other in both games add up to a number no greater than 10. Both matchups include two conference rivals; one features two SEC teams, and the other … Continue reading Top 10 vs. Top 10 NCAA Football Matchups: Outlooks & Predictions

FBS Independent Teams Week 7 Predictions

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Army Black Knights 2016 record: 3-2 Week 7 Matchup: vs.  Lafayette Leopards (1-5) Prediction: Army wins by a score of 56-14      Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 record: 2-4 Week 7 Matchup: vs.  Stanford Cardinal (3-2) Prediction: Stanford wins by a score of 38-14    Brigham Young Cougars 2016 record: 3-3 Week 7 Matchup: vs.  Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-3) Prediction: BYU wins by a score of 27-24     … Continue reading FBS Independent Teams Week 7 Predictions

NBA Projected Starting Lineup Rankings

Photo Credit: knbr.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2015-2016 NBA season. It includes the name of each player in the projected starting lineup as well as their projected position and their stats per 36 minutes from last season. Note that these starting fives are projected starting fives and are not official. Also note that players with long-term injuries … Continue reading NBA Projected Starting Lineup Rankings

Post-Wild Card Games MLB Postseason Predictions

Photo Credit: MLB (featured image), ESPN (team logos)     National League Division Series  #5 San Francisco Giants @  #1 Chicago Cubs (best of 5 series, Cubs win 3-1)  #3 Los Angeles Dodgers @  #2 Washington Nationals (best of 5 series, Nationals win 3-2)   National League Championship Series  #2 Washington Nationals @  #1 Chicago Cubs (best of 7 series, Cubs win 4-2)     American League Division Series  #4 Toronto Blue Jays … Continue reading Post-Wild Card Games MLB Postseason Predictions

MLB Postseason Predictions: Why Any Team Could Win the World Series

Photo Credit: UPI (featured image), ESPN (team logos) The MLB may just be the only sport where any team in the postseason has a solid chance at winning the World Series. For example, 16 teams make the NBA Playoffs, yet only two or three really have a good shot at taking home the title. The NFL is slightly better given that their playoffs are one game series. … Continue reading MLB Postseason Predictions: Why Any Team Could Win the World Series

2016 MLB Playoff Predictions (Edition #1)

Photo Credit: MLB (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2016 MLB Playoff Picture Provided are the team names, the division that each team is in, and the regular season record for each team.    NATIONAL LEAGUE  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion, Record: 103-58-1  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion, Record: 95-67  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West Champion, Record: 91-71  New York Mets, NL East (Wild Card #1), Record: 87-75  San … Continue reading 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions (Edition #1)

Top 10 vs. Top 10 NCAA Football Matchups: Outlooks & Predictions

Photo Credit: Wikipedia (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) For the first time this season, 6 teams ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll will battle other teams ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll. Each matchup includes 2 conference rivals ranked inside the top 10 in this week’s AP Poll. Here are the matchups, an outlook of each, and a predicted … Continue reading Top 10 vs. Top 10 NCAA Football Matchups: Outlooks & Predictions

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #1)

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #1)