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NFL Week 10 Short Takes

The Pittsburgh Steelers took another step forward to an undefeated regular season last weekend when they beat the Cincinnati Bengals but the highlight of the week had to be the ending to the Arizona/Buffalo game. Summaries of all the action follows. Indianapolis 34 / Tennessee 17. The Titans were my pick but I missed on this one as the Colts made a nice comeback for the victor ...

Let Barry Bonds In: Steroid Use and the Hall of Fame

Every year the Baseball Writers Association of America, or the BWAA, selects 10 players from a ballot of recently retired players to make the Hall of Fame. The National Baseball Hall of Fame celebrates baseball history through the recognition of the game’s greatest players. The whole process is ostensibly cut and dry. Demonstrate playing ability and statistics superior to those ...

NFL Week 10 Quick Picks

As COVID-19 continues to impact the availability of players in the NFL the games trudge on and teams further establishing themselves as the teams to beat in both the AFC and NFC. It appears conference championship games are boiling down to probably games between either Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, or Buffalo in the AFC and New Orleans, Seattle, and Green Bay in the NFC. ...

NFL Week 9 Short Takes

Another week down in the NFL and we still have a team that has yet to lose and another squad who hasn’t seen a W put up in their season standings. The Pittsburgh Steelers squeaked out a victory in Dallas to move to 8-0 the first time in team history they have begun a season by winning the first eight games, and the New York Jets are off to their worst start in franchise history ...

NFL Week 9 Quick Picks

The second half of the 2020 NFL season gets underway with a Thursday night matchup between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers followed by a slate of games for some teams that hands them a seemingly easy victory. Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t playing but Aaron Rodgers is. Packers win. Prediction: Packers 34 / 49ers 13 Baltimore R ...

The Broncos Storm Back to Take Victory Over the Bolts

In a first half dominated by the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense, the Broncos' offense was suffocated to just two first downs and 56 yards total. The struggle on offense for Denver this season continued to loom early. With their inability to convert on third downs. They only scored three points in the first half, thanks in part to a Justin Simmons' interception that was returned ...

NFL Week 8 Short Takes

We are halfway home in the NFL season with a first-half that had some surprises, some awful teams that playing on the level that was expected of them, and oddly enough, games being played in stadiums with very little to no fans. Stranger days ahead I’m sure. A 9-5 week last week for yours truly and here’s the quick look at what went down. Atlanta Falcons 25 / Carolina Panthers ...

NFL Week 8 Quick Picks

Coming off my best week of the season (10 correct and 4 wrong), we have reached the halfway point of the crazy 2020 NFL season. This week’s schedule features more games that will be a close-fought battle and other games where this year’s worst teams have no shot at getting better. Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers Just a few years removed from a Super Bowl they should have ...

My Too Early MLB Free Agency Predictions

With the MLB season coming to an end in the coming days, I wanted to put out a list of my top free agents for the 2021 season. Now, this list consists of players who are guaranteed free agency in 2021. It does not consist of those who have options with their teams nor is it my total comprehensive list of free agents. If I decided to show the entire list, I would have a novel. ...

NFL Week 7 Short Takes

Week seven in the NFL brought a handful of blowouts, bad teams getting worse, and some high scoring shootouts. Time to give you this week’s short takes. Philadelphia 22 New York Giants 21. The Eagles needed a win and thought this might be a walk in the park but much to the contrary they had to battle for a victory against a team with just one win. 49ers 33 / Patriots 6 Jimmy ...