NFL And College Picks — Week 10

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Last Week ATS: 6-13

Last Week ML: 1-4 (-2.35 units)

2015 Season ATS: 64-73-3 (47%)

2015 Season ML: 7-12 (+2.45 units)

2014 Season ATS: 77-48-5 (62%)

 

Big set back last week, after getting to .500 for the season. The journey to 60% continues. If you had SMU plus the points last night, my deepest condolences. 


 

Lines courtesy of scoresandodds.com. For entertainment purposes only.

College:

Illinois -3

West Virginia -8

Georgia -16

Notre Dame -9

Louisville -13.5

Maryland +10.5

Tennessee -17

NFL And College Football Picks — Week 9

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Last Week ATS: 14-8

Last Week ML: 3-3 (+2.35 units)

This Week ATS: 0-2 (West Va and the UNC/Pitt over given out on the FSB Facebook page)

2015 Season ATS: 58-60-3 (49%)

2015 Season ML: 6-8 (+4.4 units)

2014 Season ATS: 77-48-5 (62%)

The old gambling credo is that it takes weeks for people to build up a bankroll and a weekend for them to lose it. Here at FSB, I’m pushing for the opposite to happen. I picked up 10 games over the past two weekends in the win/loss column to hit the .500 for the season, before a disastrous 0-2 night last night.

NFL And College Picks — Week 7

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Last Week ATS: 8-10-1

This Week: 1-0 (Auburn -2 given out on FSB Facebook yesterday)

Last Week ML: 1-2 (-.70 units)

2015 Season ATS: 38-48-2 (44%)

2015 Season ML: 3-5 (+2.05 units)

2014 Season ATS: 77-48-5

 

Welp, 44% for the season, not very good! If the season ended today, I’d definitely have Redskins era Steve Spurrier deliver the post mortem. Check the link below for his press conference from what would end up being his last media appearance with the Redskins. Comedy gold.

NFL And College Picks — Week 6

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Last Week ATS: 9-11

Last Week ML: 1-1 (+3 units)

2015 Season ATS: 29-38-1

2015 Season ML: 2-3 (+2.75 units)

2014 Season ATS: 77-48-5

 

So, I’m already 10 losses away from my entire 2014 tally. Obviously, the computers at FSB headquarters have been hacked. Also, last season I gave suggestions on the money line, but didn’t keep track of those picks for record keeping purposes. Those ML suggestions heated up big time, culminating in picking Ohio State straight up over Alabama in the CFB Playoff.

NFL And College Football Picks — Week 4

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Last Week: 9-8-1

This Week: 1-0 (Redskins/Giants over 45 last night, posted on the FSB Facebook page)

2015 Season ATS: 17-19-1

2015 ML Plays (1 unit per play): 1-1 (+.75 units)

2014 Season: 77-48-5

 

Still clawing my way back to even, but things are looking up. I’ve hit my last 4 NFL plays, had a ML winner with the Raiders and starting to get in the flow of college too. Another brutal loss for the record that ended up being a push in reality with Toledo last week. I posted -7.5 but it ended up -7, as the Rockets got the miracle push in OT after Iowa State missed a chip shot FG to win in regulation. Always remember to buy the hook, especially on a key number like 7.

Thursday Night NFL Is Here To Stay — What Day Of The Week Is Next?

 

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MetLife Stadium hosts NFL Thursday Night Football tonight. Photo: Taylor Adkins/FakeSportsBar.com

The NFL regular season keeps on truckin’ tonight, with the Redskins and Giants attempting to shake off the body aches and concussion symptoms of last Sunday’s games so that they can do it all over again this evening in The Meadowlands. 

Thursday Night Football officially kicked off in 2006 when the Broncos and Chiefs met on the first ever Thanksgiving night game. Since then, the package has been expanded from the final few weeks of the season to a weekly fixture on the league calendar. Every team is required to play one Thursday game a season, and the results have been mixed at best. 

Are The Redskins Really A Threat To Win The NFC East?

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When you think of words to describe Redskins fans, “rational” is far from the first one that fills your head. After a 24-10 win on Sunday over the Rams, and a series of misfortunes throughout the rest of the division, Redskins fans woke up Monday morning to every talking head on local sports talk radio throwing more logs onto the fire that the fan base started the night before on Twitter. The Redskins can win the NFC East in 2015.

NFL And College Football Picks — Week 3

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Last Week: 5-7

This Week: 1-0 (Louisville last night, posted on the FSB Facebook page)

2015 Season: 7-11

2014 Season: 77-48-5

 

The good news is week 2 was better than week 1. However, I’d set the bar pretty low with my miserable week 1. My college sides have heated up and it’s just a matter of time before the NFL does as well. If you took Texas -14.5 and not -14, you were victim to a pretty brutal bad beat. I ended up with -14 in my pools, but I posted -14.5, so it’s only fair to count it as a loser. Texas was up 42-14 with 7 minutes remaining and let Rice in the backdoor. That’s the kind of beat that gets an Athletic Director fired.

NFL Season Win Total Picks And Week 2 Picks

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Last week: 1-4

2015: 1-4

2014: 77-48-5 (62%)

Woof. Tough one last weekend; it happens. Whiffed badly on the UNC/South Carolina over, but that Ohio State/Va Tech game felt pretty underish as the 4th quarter grinded away. Urban Meyer pushed the passing game with J.T. Barrett in the game for Cardale Jones and some garbage time TDs pushed it way over. 

UCLA kept Virginia out of the end zone all day, until they left the backdoor open and the Cavaliers stole a cover from Bruin backers late in the 4th quarter. 

The First Sports Bar, Or: How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love Baseball Cards

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I’m 33 years old and I should be retired by now. As an impressionable and extremely lazy 11 year old, The Guy Behind The Case (official title) at the baseball card shop assured me this would be the case.

If everything had gone according to plan, I would have paid this months cable bill with a handful of Donruss ’89’s from that one factory set I still had laying around.

Instead? I’m pecking at keys, with boxes of Bobby Bonilla rookie cards in the darkest corner of my most unfrequented closet.