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2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 3

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:00am

Week two of the NFL was a nice bounce back week for me. There were a couple big upsets with the New Orleans Saints falling to the Cleveland Browns in the final seconds of the game, and the Chicago Bears coming back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. I went 3-1 picking games last week with my only slip up being the Tennessee Titans. The Bears, New England Patriots and New York Jets all covered its games. My record on the season is now an even 4-4, and we look to keep the trend of picking winners to continue in week three.

No.1: Denver Broncos (+5) over the Seattle Seahawks

The last time Denver was matched up against Seattle, they were in Super Bowl XLVIII, and were thoroughly embarrassed 43-8. The Broncos have been waiting for this game since February, 2nd of 2014. Denver will look to redeem itself in a major way, and there is no better place to do that than in the home of the reigning Super Bowl champion. Continue reading 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 3 »

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2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Defense

September 23, 2014 at 8:34am in Bruins, NHL, Uncategorized
Hamilton and Chara (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Any good coach will tell you that “defense wins championships” and that certainly strikes true in today’s NHL. All of the recent Stanley Cup winners have had very strong defensive cores and count on their guys to chip in in all three zones for their team to succeed. The Bruins under GM Peter Chiarelli have put themselves in a very good position with the crew they’ve acquired and will look for that to translate to postseason success.

Under veteran captain Zdeno Chara‘s leadership, the B’s defense has been among the league’s leader for the past several seasons. We’ve seen some old faces go and new faces come in, but the system of defense first has been forthright with tremendous success.

It’s no secret that Chara is getting up there in age, and his years of being a Norris trophy finalist are likely behind him. He may take a step back this year, but he is still a very good defenseman. For his size, range, and shot power alone he will be a powerful presence in all three zones. Continue reading 2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Defense »

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Angels vs Nationals: Week 24's prediction for the World Series

Just a week remains in the season. Three divisions and five overall spots have been locked up. The rest of the bracket is really starting to come into play, though a couple of teams are still looking to make a last-week push. The big question for them is how they’ll stand up against a #1 team in either league that has some breathing room to work on set-up for the postseason. It’s do or die, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, September 22, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24 »

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Ben Roethlisberge could be in for a long night against a tough Carolina Panthers defense (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Another great set of games on the schedule this week, but it might be time to throw in the towel if you are 0-2, depending on how your team is looking with the string of recent injuries and off-the-field issues. However, there are several players who are worthy to start this week even if they aren’t owned in many leagues.

Start ‘Em

Andrew Luck (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars have had trouble against the pass since the start of the season, but Luck hasn’t really shown much over the first two weeks. Expect the Colts to score at a high rate with big plays from Luck to multiple receivers in order to get a win closer to .500. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 3 »

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jeter

Gatorade joins Nike, today, in celebrating Derek Jeter’s retirement in their new commercial for the sports drink.

The spot, shot in black and white with Frank Sinatra singing in the background, features Jeter on the way to the ballpark in the back of a car. He stops the driver and says that he would like to walk the rest of the way to Yankee Stadium through the Bronx. He steps into bars, talks to women and men, young and old, as he makes his way through the borough. He signs a boy’s baseball, a placard of him during his rookie season, and ends with Jeter exiting the locker room onto the field as Sinatra crescendos the final words to “My Way.”

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Continue reading Video: Gatorade Says Farewell to Derek Jeter in Ad »

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Torey Krug and Reilly Smith (Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have officially announced their 2014 camp roster, which includes tryout invitees Simon Gagne and Ville Leino. Missing from that list however, are unsigned RFAs Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. Krug and Smith have both yet to sign a contract, and reports indicate that both are pretty far apart from what the Bruins are prepared to offer them.

The good news, however, is that both players are entry-level free agents, which means they cannot receive offers from any team but the Bruins. In Krug, the B’s have a mobile defenseman with very high offensive skill who can run the powerplay and chip in with some points. Smith was a revelation last season, garnering 51 points on Patrice Bergeron‘s line with his smart possession play and good positioning. Both will likely sign with the team, but it’s possible they could miss camp and even the pre-season.

See the full list below:

BOSTON BRUINS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER:

Continue reading Bruins Announce Training Camp Roster, Krug and Smith to Hold Out »

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Get your free money!

If the title of this article makes no sense to you, please review my earlier post, weekly fantasy strategy. My goal over the remaining 15 weeks of the NFL schedule is to provide insight to the best deals and values of weekly fantasy players.

Typically you are allotted $50,000 in fake money to draft your weekly team. Divided among the typical 9 roster slots thats means on average you can spend $5,555 per player. However, if you use my advice and find some cheaper, or high upside options, then you will have more excess money to spend on top tier players.

Continue reading Redraft King: Weekly Fantasy Football Advice for Week 3 »

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