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Six “Must-See” Players this Bowl Season

Six “Must-See” Players this Bowl Season

With all due respect to the four-team playoff, and superstars like Heisman winner Marcus Mariota (cover), the bowl season has so much more to offer. To diehard fans of college pigskin – those who can list a hundred and one reasons why the Memphis-BYU game is “must-see TV” – there are story lines in every bowl game this year. Maybe we...

Jeff Triplette’s Double Down Plus ODB’s Trifecta Fuel Giants Win

Jeff Triplette’s Double Down Plus ODB’s Trifecta Fuel Giants Win

Meant to post this earlier, but the gf came over and that means Tupac’ing (read: all eyes on her). Giants beat the Redskins, 24-13. I don’t think it’s crazy to say that the Giants might have lost this game if it weren’t for Jeff Triplette’s reversal on the RG3 touchdown at the end of the half. Moss gets tossed, Garcon almost gets...

Army-Navy: A Perfect Rivalry

Army-Navy: A Perfect Rivalry

“On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, on other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.” – General Douglas MacArthur Regardless of political ties, views of those on Capitol Hill, or anything in between, I find it impossible to believe we don’t all support our troops. Whether they be soldiers, sailors,...

The Big XII Just Wasn’t “Big” Enough, I Guess

The Big XII Just Wasn’t “Big” Enough, I Guess

Imagine you are the TCU Horned Frogs, going to sleep Saturday night, ranked #3 in the CFB Playoff, on the heels of a 55-3 drubbing of the Iowa State Cyclones. Only to wake up Sunday morning and find out you are now #6 in the same Playoff poll. No real reason. No explanation given. Just the “#6″ before your name. Or, imagine you are the Baylor Bears...

The Most Embarrassing Giants Blowout Win I’ve Ever Seen

The Most Embarrassing Giants Blowout Win I’ve Ever Seen

It’s been a while since I last wrote a Giants game recap (First Time I’ve Didn’t Watch 4th Quarter of Giants game) and that’s because I don’t want to #breaktheinternet. I was coming back from New Orleans when the Giants let the Seattle game slip away after 3 somewhat solid quarters in which they were neck and neck with the...

Conference Championships and Stinkers: My Week-15 College Football Picks

Conference Championships and Stinkers: My Week-15 College Football Picks

Don’t feel bad, Boilermakers – I don’t know how you tackle Melvin Gordon, either. What I do know, however, is that I was 3-2 last week; so we’re starting to stop the hemorrhaging a little bit. Plus, Pops was 2-0 last week! Shout out to the old man for getting his act together. Because, between you and me, his picks were starting to...

An Olive Branch to Neal Lynch @realcinch

An Olive Branch to Neal Lynch @realcinch

Back in May, Neal and I made a friendly wager. Vegas had just set the o/u for Giants wins at 7.5, which made Neal angry (see photo above). So my bet offer was simple. If the G-Men failed to reach 8 wins, he had to wear my mustard stained Chad Pennington jersey on stage for 3 of his comedy sets. And if they did reach 8 wins? Well I’d have to wear this...

Workin’ Like a Dog: My Week-14 College Football Picks

Workin’ Like a Dog: My Week-14 College Football Picks

Dad might still be “0-fer”, but Ole Santa got back on the right side of things last week (3-2). Finally. And I’m hoping to do even better tomorrow. I’m back with five more picks for Saturday’s games. And dad threw in two picks this week – just for good measure. Here’s a few quick breakdowns. Let’s get after...

Replay of the Norwalk High – Brien McMahon Football Game

Replay of the Norwalk High – Brien McMahon Football Game

In a stunning upset, the Norwalk Bears dominated throughout and defeated their crosstown rivals, the Brien McMahon Senators, 33-22. If you missed the game or want to listen to it all over again, CLICK HERE to hear the replay. Share...

Listen to the NHS-BMHS Game LIVE

Listen to the NHS-BMHS Game LIVE

Rivalry high school football at it’s finest!!  CLICK HERE at 10:00 am to listen live. Last Thanksgiving, the Bears and the Senators battled it out for 3 1/2 quarters before McMahon pulled away for a comfortable win. This year, McMahon has a state playoff berth on the line, and Norwalk High wants nothing more than to play the role of spoiler. True...

Burning Through Bills: My Week-13 College Football Picks

Burning Through Bills: My Week-13 College Football Picks

Burning through money is never fun. Especially when you think you actually, I dunno, know stuff about college football. It’s frustrating. It sucks. But I’m nothing if not persistent. Also, my dad knows he stinks too (f*ckin’ back-door cover in Tuscaloosa last week). Here are our picks for the week – short and sweet. Betting against us...

Reese’s Pieces: A Look at the Giants Free Agent Signings & Draft Picks Under Jerry Reese

Reese’s Pieces: A Look at the Giants Free Agent Signings & Draft Picks Under Jerry Reese

I didn’t write post-game recaps and breakdowns for the Giants-Seahawks or Giants-49ers games because I think my keyboard would’ve melted. Long story short, Giants were in the Seattle game until Eli’s interception in the end zone with :57 left in the 3rd quarter. After that, New York flat out gave up. The Niners breakdown is simple: Eli...

A Winless Week Can’t Stop Me: My Week-12 NCAA Football Picks

A Winless Week Can’t Stop Me: My Week-12 NCAA Football Picks

Yes, Mark. Yes, I was. After you go winless for the week, there really isn’t any other way to feel. My picks (obviously) stunk; I’ve been stinking for a few weeks; dad, too. But, we’re not quitters – even when we should probably consider doing so as a viable option. Outside of the losing, the most annoying/frustrating part of my picking...

Happy Veterans Day! Go Army! Beat Navy!

Happy Veterans Day! Go Army! Beat Navy!

As I wrote last year – my Great Uncle was a very special man. He taught me many valuable life lessons, one of which was the importance of beating Navy. Something Army hasn’t done since 2001. There is nothing in sports I wouldn’t trade for Army to beat Navy this year. Nothing. I respect the hell out of what they do at the Naval Academy (Air...

Jets Fans are a Funny Bunch

Jets Fans are a Funny Bunch

As a Jets fan myself, and a season ticket holder for 6 years, I feel the one thing I can assuredly speak honestly about is Jets fans. While Jets fans commonly get characterized as ‘Mets and Jets fans’, to be a fan of Gang Green is very different than being a fan of the Amazings. True, both teams are clearly the little brother in town and true,...

Dad is Back: My Week-11 Picks

Dad is Back: My Week-11 Picks

I truly wish I had the words to describe how crestfallen my father was after Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks (six-point favorites) blew a late 14-point lead to the Tennessee Volunteers last Saturday night in Columbia (eventually losing in OT). I won’t lie, the man was damn-near broken. It was hard to see, quite honestly. My old man was furious with the...

First Time I Didn’t Watch The 4th Quarter of a Giants Game In My Life

First Time I Didn’t Watch The 4th Quarter of a Giants Game In My Life

Despite Mike D’s “inspirational” and “highly motivational” article about the Giants having a “clear path” to the NFC East title, I didn’t feel good heading into Monday night’s game against the Colts. Here’s why: 1) Giants stink in prime time, especially on Monday nights. They’re now 20-33-1....

The Giants have a Clear Path to Winning the East

The Giants have a Clear Path to Winning the East

The Giants went into their bye week in need of a miracle. Having lost their 4th game of the season by double digits, and losing back to back games to the two teams they are chasing in their division, only the cockiest of Giants fans gave them a shot in hell of making any noise the rest of the way. But since the final whistle blew in their loss in Dallas,...

Giants Fans Are “Cocky”, Jets Fans Are “Salt of the Earth”

Giants Fans Are “Cocky”, Jets Fans Are “Salt of the Earth”

Enough is enough. I’ve had it up to my eardrums with this nonsense that the majority of Giants fans are cocky and Jets fans are martyrs. Give me a fuggin’ break. I’m not saying there haven’t been times when I’ve been cocky. I vividly remember thinking the Giants would TROUNCE the Eagles with Vince Young barking signals and we lost....

Yes, It’s Time to Give Matt Simms a Shot

Yes, It’s Time to Give Matt Simms a Shot

The excuses need to stop. The fact is Geno Smith has made 24 starts and has not proven himself to be a capable quarterback in the NFL. End of story. The Jets are partly to blame, for extending the leash this far in an attempt to let him play through his struggles. As we said last year, a step back to hold the clipboard for a few weeks was the right course of...

Nothing Phony Here: My Week-9 College Football Picks

Nothing Phony Here: My Week-9 College Football Picks

Aren’t they just adorable? Let me just wipe this throw-up from my face. Okay, I’m good – and so were last week’s picks. As sports gamblers know, sometimes it’s an up and down proposition; you get hot, you cool off, but you always get back into the fray. 4-1 last week? I will take it – all day, everyday. Santa’s back...

Cowboys Off To Best Start Since They Went 13-3 in 2007 Then Lost to Giants in Divisional Playoff…

Cowboys Off To Best Start Since They Went 13-3 in 2007 Then Lost to Giants in Divisional Playoff…

Regular seasons are overrated. Particularly, the first half of regular seasons are overrated. Peyton Manning has 510 passing touchdowns in his career. And 1 Super Bowl win. Favre 1 Super Bowl win. Marino 0 Super Bowl wins. It’s awesome to win in the regular season. Everyone talks about you and says how awesome you are. But, who remembers the best regular...

Santa: Saban Defender

Santa: Saban Defender

I agree, coach: Everybody…Calm…Down. I have this apparent reputation as the consummate ‘Saban Defender’, and it never ceases to amaze me. I mean, if I say Mike Krzyzewski is a great coach – after getting bounced from March Madness by Mercer – am I a ‘Coach K. Defender’? If I say Gregg Popovich is a great coach...

It’s Almost Like Stealing: My Week-8 College Football Picks

It’s Almost Like Stealing: My Week-8 College Football Picks

Two weeks ago, after I went 1-4 with my college football picks, I’ll admit: I needed a bit of a personal ‘pep talk.’ I was a little down in the dumps, but, I picked myself up by my bootstraps and got back on the horse last week – as I went 3-2. Not great, not awful. After you go 1-4, you’ll honestly take anything you can get. With...

Mississippi Magic

Mississippi Magic

It has been a long time since the Egg Bowl – the annual football contest between Ole Miss and Mississippi State – actually meant anything. In fact, in my thirty-four years on this Earth, I really can’t even remember the Egg Bowl being anything more than the game you would flip to when the Alabama – Auburn game went to commercial. Times...

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