Super Bowl LII Picks & Analysis – Football

Breaking down the Big Game.

SUPER BOWL LII

Sitting in a local tavern last night and a friend was asking a grizzled looking dude what his opinion was on the Super Bowl…

“I don’t care. When people started not standing for the anthem and the flag, I stopped watching.

First thought that entered my head was, “What an asshole!”

What does our military ostensibly fight for? Is it our values, our freedoms—or Exxon? Do we envision the countries we go to war in looking like Putin’s Russia — or like Main Street America? Continue reading “Super Bowl LII Picks & Analysis – Football”

Historic Decision by NCAA Division II to Open Door to Mexican Universities

CETYS University may first NCAA Division II Mexican University.

CETYS University may be first up for membership

MEXICALI, Mexico, Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On January 20th, NCAA Division II approved Proposal 2018-1, by a vote of 254-45, to open its doors to Mexican Universities accredited in the United States. CETYS University, with campuses in Baja Mexico, has been a strong proponent of the proposal, backed by three conferences in the west region — the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and the Pacific West Conference.

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NFL 2017 Conference Championship Weekend Picks & Analysis – Football

Picks & analysis for 2017 NFL Conference Championship Weekend AFC Championship & NFC Championship games.

NFL 2017 AFC Championship & NFC Championship Game Picks & Analysis

GAME OF THE WEEK/UPSET SPECIAL

MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +3 38 [O]

This NFCCG pits two talented, rested teams that have both overcome personal and team adversity over a long season.

Neither is playing with their starting quarterback—but both backups are capable of having 400 yard, three TD games. Continue reading “NFL 2017 Conference Championship Weekend Picks & Analysis – Football”

Ibaka Proves Importance to Raptors – NBA Basketball

Ibaka has established himself in Toronto.

Ibaka Proves Importance to Raptors

The Toronto Raptors look set to be heading for another impressive regular season finish in the Eastern Conference. And while much of the franchise’s success has been credited to the influence of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, the Raptors have seen another player step up and play a crucial role in Toronto’s impressive campaign so far: Serge Ibaka. Despite the fact the Congolese-born big man has been one of the best in his position for much of the past decade, the 28-year old took a while to find his feet in Toronto following his move to the Raptors from Orlando Magic last year. Continue reading “Ibaka Proves Importance to Raptors – NBA Basketball”

NFL 2017 Divisional Weekend Picks & Analysis – Football

Picks & analysis for 2017 NFL Divisional Weekend.

NFL 2017 Divisional Weekend Game Picks & Analysis

GAME OF THE WEEK

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS   -5.5     46   [O]

I’ve been riding the Saints street car named Drew Brees all year and I’m not stopping the fantasy before I get to see Vivien Leigh in lingerie.

(Forgive the tasteless allusion to the Tennessee William’s classic American drama. Legend has it Ms. Leigh’s battle with mental illness began after her immersion into one of William’s typically complex and tormented female characters.) Continue reading “NFL 2017 Divisional Weekend Picks & Analysis – Football”