After three weeks of the season, Milwaukee and Oakland are still ruling the roost, while the AL East and Central divisions both have 2.5 games between top and bottom. Other than the League leaders, no clear contenders have emerged yet. Though the teams people though would do well are starting to sift their way up the standings. It’s a critical time for building momentum as the season’s first month comes to a close, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, April 21 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3 »
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The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and the should be good. Toronto and Washington are back in the postseason, Miami will try to three-peat from #2 in the East and a tough finish for Indiana demotes an Indiana/Miami Eastern Conference Finals from a sure thing. And that’s not to mention the loaded Western Conference.
This year’s Pick ‘Em reflects that, with three out of four unanimous first round picks coming from the East. That power out West is also leading to some picks for longer series. Still, nobody can afford to let their guard down in the least.
Scoring for the Pick ‘Em is as follows:
- Picking the winner of a series is worth two points.
- Picking how many games a series will last is worth one point.
So check below for the complete pick sets, and come back once the first round is complete for updated results. Continue reading 2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round »
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It is that time of year again, as the 2013-14 NBA Playoffs are one day away from commencing. Questions have been pondered about the first round of the playoffs since the NBA season came to an end this past Wednesday. Questions such as: Can any of the top seeds be challenged? Will the chalk prevail? What higher seeds are dangerous? Will there be any upsets?
These questions will be answered in two weeks’ time, but here are my predictions for each first round matchup.
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The NBA season is over, and several seeds for the playoff teams were decided on the final day. That shifted around our Pick ‘Em results a bit. That’s especially true when the Thunder bested the Clippers for #2, securing home-court advantage in the second round. The Raptors were a surprise division winner in the East, and while the Pacers were a popular choice, rising all the way to the East’s #1 was unforeseen.
The East was a significant jumbling of seeds from what was predicted, and other the Clippers and Rockets, the West wasn’t too much better. And with the Spurs easily winning the NBA’s best record, the West was even better than the East than usual.
But how did that affect the Pick ‘Em results? Without further ado, the winner of the 2013-2014 NBA Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2013-2014 NBA Expert Picks Results »
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Multiple news outlets are reporting Wednesday that the New York Jets and former Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to a two-year deal. Johnson was released by the Titans last week. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million over two years with $1 million in incentives. Johnson joins ex-Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker as the top Jets off-season signings. Since rushing for 2,006 yards in 2009, Johnson has been underwhelming by his standards. He’s averaged 4.5 YPC just once since his breakout season, and last season he was extremely mediocre averaging just 3.9 YPC. Johnson will join Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell in the Jets backfield, which figures to be one of the deeper rushing attacks in the AFC. Continue reading Jets Sign Running Back Chris Johnson »
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The NHL playoffs are here, and the annual playoff Pick ‘Em is back. And it should be a good one this year with the Wildcard format leading to divisional match-ups in the first two rounds, except for Wildcard Dallas shifting over to the Pacific Division. East newcomers Detroit and Columbus face tough challenges as Wildcard teams themselves.
In our Pick ‘Em, four of the eight series have unanimous winners selected, though most series look to be tightly contested. New York and Philadelphia was the hardest series to choose, though defending champion Chicago will have a difficult contest against St Louis.
Scoring in the Pick ‘Em is as follows:
- Correctly picking the winner of a series is worth two points.
- Correctly picking how many games a series will last is worth one point.
And with that out of the way, complete picks for the first round are below. Updated results will be posted when the first round is complete. Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round »
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