Archive for: August, 2008

Opening Weekend Notes

– Dave Wannstedt death watch? – Pitt was ranked to start the season (for no good reason, but that’s another story), but they did what they have done in the entire Wannstedt era – they disappointed. Bowling Green is among the elite in an underappreciated MAC, and they delivered a real setback to a Big […]

24 Things I Think I Know About The College Season

1. Georgia might be first now, but they aren’t going to still be there by January. 2. Matthew Stafford will not be the number one pick in the draft. 3. USC has not been profitable against the spread in three seasons. I don’t expect that to change. 4. Notre Dame’s bug season is not going […]

College Football’s First Day

It is so, so, so great to have college football back underway. I never really realize just how much I miss it until it is back again. As I said yesterday, I went to the Buffalo-UTEP game. It wasn’t an all-time clasic, but it was thoroughly entertaining. My quick notes: 1. Parking was free at […]

UTEP at Buffalo – The First College Game of The Year

Later on this evening I will be sitting in UB Stadium at the University of Buffalo watching the Bulls play the Miners of UTEP in what is scheduled to be the first college football game of the year to kick off. I have never been to a Bulls game, and I don’t much care about […]

Reason to Worry?

On Monday I went to a thoroughbred yearling sale. It was the biggest sale in the province, and the second biggest in western Canada. There were almost 200 horses on offer, and many of them were very well bred and well turned out. Why am I sharing this? Why should you care what happens here, […]

I Hate Week Four of the Preseason

The NFL preseason is pretty much a waste of time. The last game is a total farce. There are about a billion reasons why I hate everything about this week’s NFL games, but here are seven to start: 1. No one tries – Pretty much every team has answered their big questions by now. Those […]

Loving The Opening Week of College Football

As hard as it is to believe, the first college football games of the season kick off on Thursday night. Hallelujah. It has been far, far too long since we have been able to enjoy the greatest sport in the world. In my world, college football is king (and the kings ride around on thoroughbred […]

J.T. O’Sullivan – A Closer Look

The last couple of years I have touted the Niners heavily at this time of year. That has only partly been a good thing. Two years ago I felt like a genius as they went 6-3 ATS down the stretch and looked like a real team on the rise. They rewarded my faith last year […]

The Travers is here

The best three year old race since the Belmont takes place this weekend at the best track in the world when the Travers goes at Saratoga on Saturday. Big Brown isn’t in this race, and stars have been slow to emerge into the public consciousness from this class, but this is a truly fascinating race. […]

A Lesson About Sports Betting From Obama

It is obviously not at all my intention to turn this into a political debate. I just couldn’t help but take a betting lesson from the speculative frenzy around Barack Obama’s running mate this week. As I write this the announcement has not been made, though it seems to have leaked that it will be […]

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