In the National League, the Central Division is the most competitive. St. Louis continues to climb the ladder. Although they are still in third place, the Cards are only two games out. Even Cincinnati is in the hunt being 6.5 games out. But letâ€™s be realâ€”The Cubs and Brewers, who are in first and second respectively with 1.5 games between them, are both having a tough time.
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The 2007- 2008 NFL season is approaching quickly. Itâ€™ll all start on September 6 when the New Orleans Saints go to Indianapolis to play the World Champ Colts. So needless to say, coaches are very busy making decisions and for the staff of the Kansas City Chiefs it was a big oneâ€”who will man the QB spot?
The Los Angeles Dodgers inked a deal today with veteran lefty David Wells. Wells, who is in his 21st ML season and with his ninth team overall, was released earlier this month by the San Diego Padres.
I donâ€™t respect what Michael Vick did in terms of the treatment of animals. If you love dogs, any animals or have any compassion for life, itâ€™s tough to feel much more than disgust for the guy. And, quite honestly, the guy has never been my favorite QB. Sometimes brilliant and other times simply unpredictable and quirky, Vick could lose a game as quickly as he could win one. Continue reading “NFL- Vick Doing the Right Thing Finally”
The Arizona Diamondbacks are in first-place 4.5 ahead of the Padres and 7 in front of the Dodgers. Although they have allowed 22 more runs than theyâ€™ve scored, thereâ€™s one guy who has not allowed opponents to scoreâ€”Brandon Webb. His latest victims were the Eastâ€™s third-place team, the Atlanta Braves. Webb (13-8) tossed his third- straight shutout, striking out six, giving up only two hits and walking one. Continue reading “MLB- The Webb Master Shuts Out Everyone”
This post is courtesy from the guys and Blue Ribbon. While we disagree with some of the rankings the overall list is pretty solid. Be sure to visit Maddux Sports for winning college football picks against the spread this season.
The college football season is almost upon us, with 11 games kicking off Aug. 30. And while more than 700 Football Bowl Subdivision games will be played this autumn, like any other season, a select few will be slated as potential Games of the Year. That said; here’s a look at the 10 regular-season games we’re most looking forward in 2007:
10) (tie) Miami at Oklahoma, TCU at Texas, Sept. 8–Seems more programs are coming around to the idea of not scheduling Austin Prey and friends in the early goings.
First up, there’s the rematch of the 1987 Orange Bowl in which Miami won, 20-14, to claim the national title. The programs haven’t met since.
As for TCU-Texas, the former Southwest Conference rivals haven’t met since 1995, and while the Frogs upset of OU in 2005 was monumental for the program, a win in Austin would mean tenfold in terms of in-state recruiting and pride.
Incidentally, the Hook ’em Horns hand signal originated at the 1955 TCU-Texas game.
9) LSU at Alabama, Nov. 3–To many Crimson Tide fans, Nick Saban (above right) could earn his entire contract with a defeat of his former team in Tuscaloosa. LSU has won four straight over ‘Bama.
The 2007 college football season starts on August 30. You can get the latest odds by going toÂ our NCAA Football odds pageÂ . Also, check out our free college football picksÂ part of theÂ value priced premium pick service.
The NL East is still a three-way battle between the Mets, Phills and Braves. 4 games separate the three. If youâ€™re looking an edge in terms of opponents, then I think it goes to the Mets and Philadelphia. Both play Pittsburgh, Washington, San Diego and Los Angeles. Los Angeles has been struggling mightily lately and both the Bucs and the Nationals are terrible. Continue reading “MLB- How the Division Races Look”
If it were not for Josh Beckett the marauding post-All-Star break Yankees would have run over and trampled the mediocre post-All-Star break Red Sox. But instead, the Red Sox are still in first-place, although their lead has dwindled from 11 games to five.
Thereâ€™s more bad news for the Colts. First there was the release of DT Corey Smith. Smith came to the Colts in 2005 after playing six seasons with the Eagles. In 13 games with Indy, he had 35 tackles, 26 solo and no sacks. Near the end of the 2005 season, he suffered a knee injury. Continue reading “NFL- Colts Smith Let Go and McFarland Tackled by Injury”