Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday's Playoffs Picks Challenge

TODAY'S LINES:

Miami -2.5 at Chicago
Phoenix +1.5 at L.A. Lakers
Cleveland +4 at Washington
San Antonio -4 at Sacramento


STANDINGS:

1. Michael (9-7)
2. Curtis (10-9)
3. Dirk Diggler (9-9)
4. Ant (8-9)
5. Will Shu (7-11)
6. Rob Bobberson (DQF)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Saturday's Playoff Picks Challenge

TODAY'S LINES

New Jersey -2 at Indiana
Dallas +1 at Memphis
Detroit -6 at Milwaukee
LA Clippers +3.5 at Denver


STANDINGS

1. Michael (7-5)
2. Ant (7-7)
3. Dirk Diggler (7-9)
4. Curtis (7-9)
5. Will Shu (5-10)
6. Bobberson (0-200)


top 2 advance....


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are only 8 games left between today and tomorrow. Each game that you're short of 20 counts as a loss.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday's Playoff Picks Challenge

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Cleveland +3 at Washington
  • San Antonio -2 at Sacramento
  • Phoenix +3 at LA Lakers

STANDINGS

1. Michael (5-4)

2. Ant (6-6)

3. Dirk Diggler (7-7)

4. Curtis (6-8)

5. Will Shu (5-7)

6. Bobberson (0-200)


Top 2 advance


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are only 11 games left from tonight through Sunday. Each game that you're short of 20 counts as a loss.

Lines from Wagerline.com

Thursday, April 27, 2006

2006 NFL Mock Draft


I'm bored...

1. Houston Texans - RB Reggie Bush, USC
2. New Orleans Saints - DE Mario Williams, N.C. State
3. Tennessee Titans - QB Matt Leinart, USC
4. New York Jets - OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson (Although somehow they will get Leinart)
5. Green Bay Packers - LB A.J. Hawk, Ohio State
6. San Francisco 49ers - TE Vernon Davis, Maryland
7. Oakland Raiders - QB Vince Young, Texas
8. Buffalo Bills - OT Winston Justice, USC
9. Detroit Lions - DB Michael Huff, Texas
10. Arizona Cardinals - QB Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
11. St. Louis Rams - LB Ernie Sims, Florida State
12. Cleveland Browns - DT Haloti Ngata, Oregon
13. Baltimore Ravens - DT Brodrick Bunkley, Florida State
14. Philadelphia Eagles - WR Santonio Holmes, Ohio State
15. Denver Broncos - WR Chad Jackson, Florida
16. Miami Dolphins - LB Chad Greenway, Iowa
17. Minnesota Vikings - DE Kamerion Wimbley, Florida State
18. Dallas Cowboys - S Donte Whitner, Ohio State
19. San Diego Chargers - Antonio Cromartie, Florida State
20. Kansas City Chiefs - CB Tye Hill, Clemson
21. New England Patriots - RB Joseph Addai, LSU
22. San Francisco 49ers - CB Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- CB Jonathan Joseph, South Carolina
24. Cincinnati Bengals - DE Manny Lawson, N.C. State
25. New York Giants - CB Ashton Youbouty, Ohio State
26. Chicago Bears - CB Kelly Jennings, Miami
27. Carolina Panthers - RB DeAngelo WIlliams, Memphis
28. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College
29. New York Jets - RB LenDale White, USC
30. Indianapolis Colts - RB Laurence Maroney, Minnesota
31. Seattle Seahawks -DB Jason Allen, Tennessee
32. Pittsburgh Steelers - WR Sinorice Moss, Miami

Feel free to post yours as well...

Thursday's Playoff Picks Challenge

First off, go to this website and spread this link. This guy deserves it. Thanks


TODAY'S LINES:
  • New Jersey +1 at Indiana (7:30) - *Peja, Tinsley questionable*
  • Miami +1 at Chicago (8:00) - *Haslem back, Zo, D. Anderson, M. Allen questionable*
  • LA Clippers +5 at Denver (10:30) - *K. Martin suspended, C. Kaman doubtful*

STANDINGS

1. Michael (5-1)

2. Ant (6-4)

3. Dirk Diggler (6-5)

4. Curtis (5-6)

5. Will Shu (4-5)

6. Bobberson (0-20)


Top 2 advance


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are only 14 games left from tonight through Sunday, so keep that in mind as the week wears on. Remember, each game that you're short of 20 counts as a loss.

Lines from Wagerline.com

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wednesday's Playoff Picks Challenge

The list of captions I could put up with this picture are endless, but it looks the most like Yao just put his hand in a puddle of a teammate's ass sweat. That's always fun...


TODAY'S LINES:

  • Milwaukee +11.5 at Detroit - *Hamilton probable, Kukoc doubtful*
  • Memphis +7 at Dallas
  • LA Lakers +5 at Phoenix - *C. Mihm questionable*


STANDINGS

1. Michael (3-0)

2. Dirk Diggler (4-4)

3. Will Shu (3-3)

4. Ant (3-4)

5. Curtis (3-5)

6. Bobberson (0-20)


Top 2 advance


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are only 17 games left from tonight through Sunday, so keep that in mind as the week wears on. Remember, each game that you're short of 20 counts as a loss.

Lines from Wagerline.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tuesday's Playoff Picks Challenge

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Washington +4.5 at Cleveland
  • Indiana +7 at New Jersey - *J. Tinsely doubtful*
  • Sacramento +11 at San Antonio - *Artest suspended*


STANDINGS

1. Michael (3-0)

2. Ant (2-2)

3. Curtis (2-3)

4. Dirk Diggler (2-3)

5. Will Shu (1-2)

Top 2 advance


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are only 20 games left from tonight through Sunday, so keep that in mind as the week wears on. Remember, each game you're short of 20 counts as a loss.

Lines from Wagerline.com

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday's Playoff Picks Challenge

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Chicago +7.5 at Miami
  • Denver +3.5 at LA Clippers


STANDINGS

1. Michael (2-0)

2. Curtis (2-2)

3. Ant (1-1)

4. Dirk Diggler (2-3)

5. Will Shu (0-1)


Lines from Wagerline.com

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday's Playoff Picks Challenge

Sorry about the early game fellas...

TODAY'S PLAYOFF LINES:

--LA Lakers +7 at Phoenix (3:30 PM)
--Milwaukee +12 at Detroit (7 PM)
--Memphis +7 at Dallas (9:30 PM)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Saturday's Playoff Picks Challenge

Remember, only Dirk, Will, Curtis, Michael, and myself are picking games this week. We will all need to have selected 20 games by the end of the day next Sunday. Top 2 advance to the Final Tournament. Feel the pressure...

TODAY'S LINES:

--Washington +5 at Cleveland (3 PM)
--Sacramento +8.5 at San Antonio (5:30)
--Chicago +8 at Miami (8 PM)
--Denver +4.5 at LA Clippers (10:30)

Don't choke guys, that would suck

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Final Regular Season Picks Challenge Standings

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS

1) J. Whitewater** (156-132-7)

2) BUH (155-136-4)

3) Barry Wang* (151-138-6)

4) Simon Chan (149-138-8)

5) Zach (150-141-4)

6) Jerm* (145-142-8)

7) Anthony* (145-147-3)

8) Dirk Diggler* (144-146-5)

9) Will Shu** (141-147-7)

10) Michael*** (140-148-7)

11) Curtis* (138-151-6)

* Denotes a weekly win


PLAYOFF FORMAT: Now that the regular season is over, the top 6 competitors will have a bye week. The remaining 5 participants will have a 9 day, 20 pick playoff to determine the final two Playoff spots. Once our final 8 are decided, there will be a tournment style format, with 1 playing 8, 2 vs. 7, etc. That bracket will appear next Sunday with your match-up.

For now, the Picks Challenge will be shut down until Saturday when the first Playoff games begin. The five of us in the playoff have from Saturday, April 22-Sunday, April 30 to pick 20, and ONLY 20 games. Best of luck...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Odds & Ends

Yeah, I'm really pumped too


Okay, so maybe I wasn’t totally honest about this whole job transition thing. I kind of forget to mention that I have a week off before starting my new position. So because of my enormous conscience and the fact that I started seeing Will Shu, Barry Wang, and Curtis in my dreams, I decided to write a little something about what’s going on in the basketball world today.

--What are the chances of the staff at ESPN.com walking in today pumped up to follow the NCAA Women’s Championship game? Besides Chloe and Abby, which employees wouldn’t have saved today as the one day they called in sick? Seriously, aside from the entire gay and lesbian population and a bunch of ladies that want to bone Geno Auriemma, who really cares about tonight’s game? I actually hate it so much that I go so far as to rooting against both teams to just flat out suck so that maybe, just maybe, this entire sport will somehow vanish from the earth. Just take a look at the front page of ESPN.com right now. There is a picture of huddled “Lady Blue Devils” with the caption reading, “They Got Next”. Excuse me? They got the next what? You mean the national spotlight where people go out drinking to watch the game, while totally disregarding the fact that they have work at 8 AM the next morning? Really? Should I be making plans right now? Hold on, I’ll be right back I gotta make sure my Monique Currie jersey is ironed. (Sorry if I’m offending any of you, because if you truly like women’s basketball, then I respect that. Just please respect the fact that I would rather watch high school water polo than tonight’s game. Or an episode of Joey. Either one.)


--As for last night’s men’s championship, I gotta say, my hat is off to Billy Donovan and his squad. But what I came away most impressed with (besides Joakim Noah blowing kisses to the UCLA cheerleaders with just under 10 minutes to go) were the heartfelt responses Donovan gave in the postgame press conference. If you missed it, here’s a quick summary of the points he made:

1) Florida wasn’t necessarily the best team in the country, just a team that got hot at the right time and was built to stay strong in tournament competition.

2) He owes his father and Rick Pitino a debt of gratitude not for winning a championship, but for how they showed him how to teach others.

3) That he’s more proud of himself for his ability to reach his players and teach them what it takes to be better individuals and basketball players than he is for winning the championship.

It was quite remarkable how humble Donovan truly was. Many coaches try and say the right things all the time, thanking their families, past coaches, teachers, etc. but still come off as arrogant pricks. Florida’s coach absolutely did not. I believed every word that came from his mouth last night and believe that same integrity and dedication is what got him his first national title.


--I like Noah, don’t get me wrong, but is it too much to ask for him to get some braces? His father won the French Open for God’s sake, it’s not like he’s a factory worker at GM. Hey Yannick, your son could very well be the first pick in the Draft this summer, stop letting him look like a jack-o-lantern.


--I think Taurean Green was the second best player on the floor last night. The way he handled the variation of presses UCLA through at him was phenomenal. How many times did the Gators finish with a flush that was generated by Green’s penetration? Now sure, perhaps a handful of collegiate players could have handled the break just as well as Green did, but his maturity and confidence really impressed me. If he works hard on his jumper this summer, I can see him becoming a mid-1st round prospect next season. (Plus, his little dance to end the game was excellent)


--Since I really don’t know much about the NBA and just follow the boxscores, I thought I’d present to you what I know best, fantasy tips. If you’re in head-to-head leagues right now, you absolutely cannot hold on to players who simply look good on paper. Don’t keep Darius Miles on your roster because he had a solid first three weeks of the season. Swallow your pride if you selected him in the 3rd round and go get a player who is actually contributing to his team. From what I hear, DM is an absolutely asshole who has no regard for his coaches and teammates and on top of it, still has a bum knee. I’m assuming it’s Playoff time for most of you this week, so make sure to really put a lot of thought into your moves, not only for the following day, but for the entire week at hand.


--It feels pretty good to write again, perhaps I’ll hit you guys up again later this week.