Ratings for NBA games on ESPN and TNT are up 30% this year from last season. Wow.
RT @SeanKeeler: #Huskers fan sent me a note that he opened the paper, saw the #Hawkeyes score, and said, ‘that’s a good win for our conf …
I’m only 4-7 so far in picking bowls. But the future looks bright! Just wait until New Year’s Day… I’m gonna clean up!
Let’s go #Maryland! Don’t let me down you crazy #Terps
East Carolina-Maryland (Maryland by 7.5)
Result: Maryland by 31 (Joel got this one, barely)
Illinois-Baylor (Baylor by 1.5)
Result: Illinois by 24 (Joel got this as well)
Arizona-Oklahoma St. (Okie St. by 6)
G-Kiss: Okie St.
Joel: Okie St.
Result: OK St. by 26 (Everyone’s a winner!)
Army-SMU (NO LINE)
Result: Army by 2 (I’m 4-0 at this point, Glen is 2-2 in case you’re wondering)
Kansas St.-Syracuse (K-State by 1)
G-Kiss: Kansas St.
Result: Syracuse by 2 (Joel’s winning streak continues)
North Carolina-Tennessee (UNC by 3)
G-Kiss: North Carolina
Result: UNC by 3 (Glen gets this one; in any other pick ‘em, this is considered a wash… but for our purposes, when a team covers, that person technically gets the win)
Nebraska-Washington (Nebraska by 14)
Result: Washington by 12 (Joel with another victory)
Clemson-South Florida (Clemson by 4.5)
Result: South Florida by 5 (outright loss for both of us)
Notre Dame-Miami (Miami by 3)
Joel: Notre Dame
Result: Notre Dame by 16 (Joel… AGAIN!)
Central Florida-Georgia (Georgia by 7)
Result: UCF by 4 (Nobody’s game)
South Carolina-Florida State (NO LINE)
G-Kiss: Florida State
Joel: South Carolina
Result: FSU by 9 (Glen wins)
Texas Tech-Northwestern (Texas Tech by 10)
G-Kiss: Texas Tech
Result: Texas Tech by 7 (Joel with a rare pick-lost-but-still-covered victory)
Florida-Penn State (Florida by 7)
Joel: Penn State
Result: Florida by 13 (Okay, fine, G-Kiss landed this one)
Alabama-Michigan State (Alabama by 10)
Result: Alabama by 42 (This was such a lock, either of us would’ve been deemed medically retarded for going with Sparty)
Miss. St.-Michigan (MSU by 5)
G-Kiss: Mississippi State
Result: Mississippi St. by 38 (Joel really should’ve known better… another G-Kiss victory)
TCU-Wisconsin (TCU by 3)
Result: TCU by 2 (G-Kiss with the pick, but props to TCU regardless)
Oklahoma-UCONN (Oklahoma by 17)
Result: Oklahoma by 28 (I knew this was a long-shot… Glen wins again)
Stanford-Virginia Tech (Stanford by 3)
Result: Stanford by 27 (No ground to be gained here)
Ohio State-Arkansas (Ohio State by 3.5)
Joel: Ohio State
Result: Ohio State by 5 (Joel got it!)
Miami of Ohio-Middle Tenn. (Miami OH by 1.5)
G-Kiss: Miami of Ohio
Joel: Miami of Ohio
LSU-Texas A&M (LSU by 1)
Kentucky-Pitt (NO LINE)
Boston College-Nevada (Nevada by 10)
Joel: Boston College
Auburn-Oregon (Auburn by 3)
After the Iowa game:
G-Kiss is 5-6 in bowl games so far
Joel is 4-7 in bowl games so far
This one’s going down to the wire, baby!
RT @grantyoung72: Que Jim Zabel! I love it! I love it! I love it! #Hawkeyes
My pick: Cowboys 21, Cards 17
Result: Cards 27, Cowboys 26
My pick: Pats 34, Bills 10
Result: Pats 34, Bills 3
My pick: Jets 24, Bears 20
Result: Bears 38, Jets 34
My pick: Ravens 13, Browns 10
Result: Ravens 20, Browns 10
My pick: Titans 27, Chiefs 23
Result: Chiefs 34, Titans 14
My pick: Rams 28, 49ers 24
Result: Rams 25, 49ers 17
My pick: Lions 20, Dolphins 13
Result: Lions 34, Dolphins 27
My pick: Jags 37, Redskins 28
Result: Redskins 20, Jaguars 17
My pick: Chargers 24, Bengals 14
Result: Bengals 34, Chargers 20
My pick: Texans 45, Broncos 24
Result: Broncos 24, Texans 23
My pick: Colts 27, Raiders 13
Result: Colts 31, Raiders 26
My pick: Packers 34, Giants 31
Result: Packers 45, Giants 17
My pick: Bucs 21, Seahawks 16
Result: Bucs 38, Seahawks 15
My pick: Eagles 35, Vikings 27
My pick: Saints 31, Falcons 20
Result: Saints 17, Falcons 14
Hey all! Just wanted to let you know that I won’t be putting up any new podcasts until I throw the terrestrial version of the program (“The Saturday Night Sports Special”) up on 1/1/11.
The reason for this? I’ve been filling in pretty regularly on ESPN 1700 The Champ here in Des Moines and have pretty much said everything I have to say sports-wise on there over the past week. While I would love to podcast an episode of “The Frylight Reel,” I have essentially blown my talk wad on “Out of Bounds.” Between Dec. 15th and Dec. 31st, I will have co-hosted the show 8 times and put in 16 hours of my incredibly slanted and irrationally biased sports opinions.
Just so you know, all of my recent appearances on Out of Bounds will be up on the “Podcasts” page of The Champ’s website, www.1700thechamp.com. And check out the Champ Chick of the Day. You’ll thank me.
Looking forward to a couple of changes regarding the show. I’m really humbled by the support and enthusiasm surrounding the “Saturday Night Sports Special,” and it means the world to me that you guys enjoy it. And thanks for all the Twitter love!
My Pick: Browns 24, Bengals 17
Score: Bengals 19, Browns 17
My Pick: Cowboys 34, Redskins 13
Score: Cowboys 33, Redskins 30
My Pick: Texans 27, Titans 21
Score: Titans 31, Texans 17
My Pick: Colts 30, Jags 20
Score: Colts 34, Jags 24
My Pick: Rams 21, Chiefs 14
Score: Chiefs 27, Rams 13
My Pick: Dolphins 27, Bills 17
Score: Bills 17, Dolphins 14
My Pick: Eagles 34, Giants 28
Score: Eagles 38, Giants 31
My Pick: Bucs 23, Lions 10
Score: Lions 23, Bucs 20
My Pick: Cardinals 27, Panthers 23
Score: Panthers 19, Cardinals 12
My Pick: Ravens 20, Saints 13
Score: Ravens 30, Saints 24
My Pick: Falcons 28, Seahawks 9
Score: Falcons 34, Seahawks 18
My Pick: Raiders 24, Broncos 14
Score: Raiders 39, Broncos 23
My Pick: Steelers 35, Jets 24
Score: Jets 22, Steelers 17
My Pick: Patriots 38, Packers 17
Score: Patriots 31, Packers 27
My Pick: Bears 31, Vikings 14
Score: Bears 40, Vikings 14
I go 9-7 this week, improving to 51-27 overall. My MNF prediction warranted a shout-out from none other than PTI’s Mike Wilbon (@MikeWilbonSaid) on Twitter! Closest pick was my Eagles-Giants game, although I certainly didn’t expect the game to go down the way it did.
RT @EricStangel: Heat-Knicks shown in 3D. It must have looked like NY fans were heading for exits early right there in your livingroom!
PART ONE! I’ve only put up the games through the Iowa-Mizzou matchup. After that game, I’ll throw the rest of them up here in Part Two. Enjoy!
Note: All lines are courtesy of bodog.com
BYU-UTEP (BYU by 12)
Result: BYU by 28 (G-Kiss)
NIU-Fresno St. (NIU by 1.5)
Result: NIU by 23 (Tie)
Ohio-Troy (Ohio by 1.5)
Result: Troy by 27 (Both wrong)
Louisville-Southern Miss. (Louisville by 3)
Joel: Southern Miss.
Result: Louisville by 3 (G-Kiss nailed it)
Utah-Boise St. (Boise St. by 17)
G-Kiss: Boise St.
Result: Boise St. by 23 (G-Kiss)
Navy-San Diego St. (NO LINE)
Joel: San Diego St.
Result: SDST by 21 (Joel Effin’ Fry)
Tulsa-Hawaii (Hawaii by 11)
Result: Tulsa by 27 (Um… oops)
Florida Int.-Toledo (Toledo by 1.5)
Joel: Fla. International
Result: FIU by 2 (Joel MF’ing Fry, baby!)
Georgia Tech-Air Force (NO LINE)
G-Kiss: Air Force
Joel: Georgia Tech
Result: Air Force by 7 (G-Kiss)
NC State-West Virginia (West Virginia by 3)
G-Kiss: West Virginia
Joel: West Virginia
Result: NC State by 16 (Both royally messed that one up)
Missouri-Iowa (Missouri by 1)
Result: Iowa by 3 (Mr. Fry nailed it!)
Glen: 5-6 in picks so far
Joel: 4-7 in picks so far
This one’s going down to the wire.
Some of these “verified” accounts are owned by ppl who don’t need “verified” accounts. Who would ever PRETEND to be Giants WR Steve Smith?
Listen to Out of Bounds tomorrow from 11-1 on 1700 The Champ to hear myself and Larry Cotlar discuss particle physics! www.1700thechamp.com
I’ll do the best I can to be involved in the @sportsguy33 chat tonight regarding the Knicks-Celtics game.
Just a heads-up:
I’m going to be co-hosting “Out of Bounds” on ESPN Radio 1700 The Champ tomorrow from 11am-1pm. I’ll be doing that on Friday as well.
Wish I was on the show more?
Well, you’re in luck: I’ll ALSO be on the show on Monday AND Tuesday!
You can listen to the show live on those days at those times at www.1700thechamp.com, podcasts are there as well.
I went 11-5 on my NFL picks this week, making me 42-20 on the season. Granted, that’s only 4 weeks of picking, but I’m happy with it.
I’m not a news source, just a commentator. I don’t have any new information on the Hawks, but I’ll tell you that what we know in terms of cold, hard facts is likely the tip of an iceberg. DJK was using/dealing to players on the team? There was an enclosed drug ring that involved only Iowa football players? This entire story strikes me as unearthed… how could the coaching staff have not known? They’re really going to play the plausible deniability card here?
Are you going to buy that? I’m not…
Tip of the iceberg.