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SNF/MNF Picks


Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Tonight, the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The Steelers, having home-field advantage, also have the edge in this game. I think Big Ben will find Mike Wallace open downfield for multiple big gains. That would open up holes for Mendenhall and Redman. On the other side, I don’t think Joe Flacco (overrated) will be able to pass the ball against the Steel Curtain tonight. Football fans should rename the defense the “Steel Wall”, because they’re much stronger than a curtain. Also, Flacco really doesn’t have any receivers to throw to besides Boldin and Smith. He’ll probably look for Ray Rice or Ricky Williams on flare routes. Ultimately, I think the Steelers’ offense will be too much for Baltimore to handle.

Prediction: Steelers OVER Ravens

Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles

I have to go with the Eagles in this one after their rout of Dallas last week. Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, and Jeremy Maclin will be too hard for Urlacher and the Bears to contain. Notice how I didn’t mention DeSean? It’s because he hasn’t performed this season. Maclin is seen as a more consistent receiver. Also, you don’t know what you’re gonna get with Jay Culter. He can be John Elway, or he can be JaMarcus Russell. We all know Forte is a beast, but he’s the only sure think for that offense.

Prediction: Eagles OVER Bears

Till next time,

@TheSportzGuru

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NFL Recap, MLB WS and more!


After reading @jstar1973’s blog (Read it here), I think I’ll take a page from his book. This will be a post covering baseball, basketball, and football.

Football

Last week wasn’t good for the NFL. The games were bad and there just wasn’t excitement around the league this week. There were some nice stories though: Tim Tebow got his first win of the year, coming back from 0-15 in the last 5 minutes of  regulation. It was also his first start after HC John Fox decided to bench Orton. People are already annointing Tebow as the “QB of the future”, but remember it was only the Dolphins he beat. He didn’t go into Green Bay and beat the undefeated Packers, just saying.

Staying inside the NFL, the Jaguars beat the Ravens on MNF by a score of 12-9. The Jags didn’t need TD’s to win: Scobee had 4 FG’s, 3 of them 50+ yards. Also, their defense held Baltimore to 150 total yards. Ray Rice fumbled 3 times, surprisingly only losing 1 of those fumbles. I was completely wrong in my prediction: I said that Ray Lewis was gonna lead the Ravens to victory, but I guess that’s why they play the game (Bermanism).

Now on to the NCAA: Michigan State beat Wisconsin last week in the final seconds of the game. Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins launched a Hail Mary with 4 seconds left on the clock. The ball was tipped by both teams, but Keith Nichol was able to reel the ball in. He crossed the plane! Touchdown MICHIGAN STATE! Game over, 37-31 Michigan State OVER Wisconsin. That put Wisconsins BCS Championship hopes to rest, there’s no way they can get there now! At best they can probably get 8th or 7th.

Baseball

Tomorrow, the Cardinals will take on the Rangers in Game 6 of the WS. The Rangers lead the Series 3-2. Do you think the Cardinals will force a Game 7? Honestly, I think they will; the Rangers most likely will fold and they don’t have the run production to close things out. I don’t follow baseball as much as football or basketball, so what I say probably isn’t going to happen. Just watch Pujols take over, that’s when you know I’m right.

Basketball

The NBA Lockout is looking really bad for everybody: players, coaches, owners, and most importantly fans! According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the NBA plans to cancel two more weeks of the regular season. If that happens, that would be 128 games in total that Stern has cancelled this year. What have we done to deserve this?

Till tomorrow,

@TheSportzGuru

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Sunday Night Football preview: Jets @ Ravens


Today we were treated with great Week 4 action, but that doesn’t mean it has to end. Tonight’s game pits the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens for a showdown with Baltimore. Mark Sanchez and Joe Flacco going at it, what a matchup!

On one side, we’ve got a RB that hasn’t found his stride yet, vs. a RB that’s off to a scorching-hot start. The real question is which RB will do better in this game? It has to be Ray Rice. I also think Joe Flacco will get the better of the Jets D, connecting with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith for some scores.

Who's gonna win? Comment your thoughts.

Final score: BAL 31, NYJ 28