Sunday, October 27, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 10

By Kenny Howell

Not a ton of change this week in the Power Rankings, as upsets were at a minimum. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Ohio State (8-0)
3. Oregon (8-0)
4. Florida State (7-0)
5. Auburn (7-1)
6. Clemson (8-1)
7. Miami (7-0)
8. Oklahoma (7-1)
9. Baylor (7-0)
10. Notre Dame (6-2)
11. Texas A&M (6-2)
12. Michigan (6-1)
13. LSU (7-2)
14. South Carolina (6-2)
15. Texas (5-2)
16. Michigan State (7-1)
17. Stanford (7-1)
18. Oklahoma State (6-1)
19. UCLA (5-2)
20. Texas Tech (7-1)
21. Florida (4-3)
22. UCF (6-1)
23. Missouri (7-1)
24. Nebraska (5-2)
25. Ole Miss (5-3)
26. Tennessee (4-4)
27. Georgia (5-3)
28. Arizona State (5-2)
29. Fresno State (7-0)
30. Northern Illinois (8-0)
31. Virginia Tech (6-2)
32. Wisconsin (5-2)
33. Louisville (7-1)
34. Arizona (5-2)
35. Mississippi State (5-3)
36. Oregon State (6-2)
37. Washington (5-3)
38. USC (5-3)
39. BYU (6-2)
40. Houston (6-1)
41. Minnesota (6-2)
42. Cincinnati (5-2)
43. Duke (6-2)
44. Penn State (4-3)
45. Georgia Tech (5-3)
46. Rice (6-2)
47. Louisiana-Lafayette (5-2)
48. Ball State (8-1)
49. Buffalo (6-2)
50. Vanderbilt (4-4)
51. East Carolina (5-2)
52. Toledo (5-3)
53. TCU (3-5)
54. Ohio (6-2)
55. Iowa (5-3)
56. Maryland (5-3)
57. Rutgers (4-3)
58. Boise State (5-3)
59. Tulane (6-2)
60. Pittsburgh (4-3)
61. North Carolina (2-5)
62. Indiana (3-4)
63. Arkansas (3-5)
64. Syracuse (3-4)
65. Washington State (4-4)
66. Boston College (3-4)
67. San Jose State (4-3)
68. SMU (3-4)
69. Illinois (3-4)
70. UNLV (5-3)
71. Utah (4-4)
72. Kansas State (3-4)
73. Troy (5-3)
74. Northwestern (4-4)
75. Wake Forest (4-4)
76. N.C. State (3-4)
77. San Diego State (3-4)
78. North Texas (5-3)
79. Louisiana-Monroe (4-4)
80. Utah State (4-4)
81. Colorado State (4-4)
82. Texas State (5-3)
83. Middle Tennessee (4-4)
84. Marshall (5-3)
85. Kentucky (1-6)
86. Texas-San  Antonio (3-5)
87. West Virginia (3-5)
88. Navy (4-3)
89. Central Michigan (3-5)
90. South Florida (2-5)
91. Purdue (1-6)
92. Louisiana Tech (3-5)
93. Western Kentucky (4-4)
94. Bowling Green (5-3)
95. Colorado (3-4)
96. Kansas (2-5)
97. Arkansas State (3-4)
98. Army (2-5)
99. Memphis (1-5)
100. New Mexico (2-4)
101. California (1-7)
102. New Mexico State (1-7)
103. Florida Atlantic (2-6)
104. Tulsa (2-5)
105. South Alabama (3-4)
106. Virginia (2-6)
107. Idaho (1-7)
108. Iowa State (1-6)
109. UAB (2-5)
110. Wyoming (4-4)
111. Air Force (1-7)
112. Southern Miss (0-6)
113. UTEP (1-6)
114. Florida International (1-5)
115. Hawaii (0-7)
116. Temple (1-7)
117. Nevada (3-5)
118. Akron (2-7)
119. UMASS (1-7)
120. Connecticut (0-7)
121. Kent State (2-7)
122. Eastern Michigan (1-7)
123. Miami (Ohio) (0-8)
124. Western Michigan (0-8)
125. Georgia State

Thursday, October 24, 2013

0 HS wide receiver makes catch between his legs

Hubbard High School (Ohio) wide receiver Darnell Tate made a ridiculous catch, having to go between his legs to maintain possession while going to the ground.



[via With Leather]

Sunday, October 20, 2013

0 Stanford's Kodi Whitfield brings in 1-handed catch in double coverage

Stanford's Kodi Whitfield got in on the one-handed catch action as well in a win over UCLA.

0 True freshman Marquez North makes unbelievable catch

Tennessee pulled off the huge upset of South Carolina yesterday, and what set up the game winning Michael Palardy field goal was true freshman Marquez North's ridiculous grab. He just needed one hand a shoulder pad.


0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 9

By Kenny Howell

Things got quite crazy this week, as half of my top 10 lost. I think the top 4 teams are pretty certain in Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and Florida State. Few other undefeated teams are in the mix, but I am not sold on them yet. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (7-0)
2. Ohio State (7-0)
3. Oregon (7-0)
4. Florida State (6-0)
5. Auburn (6-1)
6. Clemson (7-1)
7. Miami (6-0)
8. Oklahoma (6-1)
9. Baylor (6-0)
10. Notre Dame (5-2)
11. Texas A&M (5-2)
12.  Nebraska (5-1)
13. Michigan (6-1)
14. LSU (6-2)
15. South Carolina (5-2)
16. UCLA (5-1)
17. Texas Tech (7-0)
18. Texas (4-2)
19. Virginia Tech (6-1)
20. Missouri (7-0)
21. Florida (4-3)
22. Tennessee (4-3)
23. Michigan State (6-1)
24. Stanford (6-1)
25. Ole Miss (4-3)
26. Oklahoma State (5-1)
27. Georgia (5-3)
28. Arizona State (5-2)
29. Oregon State (6-1)
30. UCF (5-1)
31. Fresno State (6-0)
32. Northern Illinois (7-0)
33. Wisconsin (5-2)
34. Louisville (6-1)
35. Pittsburgh (4-2)
36. Arizona (4-2)
37. Mississippi State (4-3)
38. Washington (4-3)
39. USC (4-3)
40. BYU (5-2)
41. Penn State (4-2)
42. Houston (5-1)
43. Vanderbilt (4-3)
44. TCU (3-4)
45. Rutgers (4-2)
46. Boise State (5-2)
47. Minnesota (5-2)
48. Boston College (3-3)
49. Cincinnati (5-2)
50. Duke (5-2)
51. Maryland (5-2)
52. Georgia Tech (4-3)
53. Rice (5-2)
54. Louisiana-Lafayette (4-2)
55. Ball State (7-1)
56. Buffalo (5-2)
57. Northwestern (4-3)
58. East Carolina (5-2)
59. Utah (4-3)
60. Illinois (3-3)
61. Marshall (5-2)
62. Toledo (4-3)
63. Ohio (5-2)
64. Iowa (4-3)
65. West Virginia (3-4)
66. San Diego State (3-3)
67. Tulane (5-2)
68. Wake Forest (4-3)
69. North Carolina (1-5)
70. Kentucky (1-5)
71. N.C. State (3-3)
72. Western Kentucky (4-3)
73. Indiana (3-4)
74. Arkansas (3-5)
75. Syracuse (3-4)
76. Washington State (4-4)
77. Bowling Green (5-2)
78. South Florida (2-4)
79. San Jose State (3-3)
80. SMU (2-4)
81. UNLV (4-3)
82. Arkansas State (3-3)
83. Colorado (3-3)
84. Kansas State (2-4)
85. Troy (4-3)
86. South Alabama (3-3)
87. Kansas (2-4)
88. California (1-6)
89. North Texas (4-3)
90. Tulsa (2-4)
91. UAB (2-4)
92. Louisiana-Monroe (3-4)
93. Utah State (4-4)
94. Colorado State (3-4)
95. Virginia (2-5)
96. Florida International (1-4)
97. Wyoming (4-3)
98. Texas State (4-3)
99. Florida Atlantic (2-5)
100. Middle Tennessee (3-4)
101. Idaho (1-6)
102. Texas-San Antonio (2-5)
103. Iowa State (1-5)
104. Hawaii (0-6)
105. Temple (1-6)
106. UTEP (1-5)
107. Nevada (3-4)
108. Navy (3-3)
109. Central Michigan (3-5)
110. Akron (2-6)
111. Air Force (1-6)
112. Purdue (1-6)
113. Louisiana Tech (2-5)
114. UMASS (1-6)
115. Army (2-5)
116. Memphis (1-5)
117. New Mexico (2-4)
118. Connecticut (0-6)
119. Kent State (2-6)
120. Eastern Michigan (1-6)
121. Southern Miss (0-6)
122. Miami (Ohio) (0-7)
123. Western Michigan (0-7)
124. New Mexico State (0-7)
125. Georgia State (0-7)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 8

By Kenny Howell

Not my best week last week as I went 36-14. Improves me to 249-73 on the season. But I will soldier on this week and get all of them right.

Thursday
No. 10 Miami 35 North Carolina 17

Friday
No. 8 Louisville 34 UCF 21

Saturday
No. 11 South Carolina 28 Tennessee 27
Northwestern 31 Minnesota 19
Michigan State 51 Purdue 7
East Carolina 41 Southern Miss 9
No. 21 Oklahoma State 23 TCU 14
SMU 31 Memphis 28
No. 15 Georgia 31 Vanderbilt 20
No. 16 Texas Tech 42 West Virginia 31
Cincinnati 45 Connecticut 9
Toledo 31 Navy 15
No. 14 Missouri 23 No. 22 Florida 21
Georgia Tech 28 Syracuse 20
Miami (Ohio) 35 Akron 27
Army 27 Temple 23
Ohio 35 Eastern Michigan 21
Ball State 42 Western Michigan 19
Wyoming 35 Colorado State 12
South Alabama 36 Kent State 20
Northern Illinois 42 Central Michigan 21
No. 9 UCLA 26 No. 13 Stanford 24
Michigan 44 Indiana 14
Maryland 31 Wake Forest 15
No. 4 Ohio State 45 Iowa 9
No. 7 Texas A&M 44 No. 24 Auburn 35
Houston 38 BYU 24
Duke 26 Virginia 21
Buffalo 38 UMASS 13
Oklahoma 35 Kansas 9
Louisiana Tech 26 North Texas 17
Arizona State 27 No. 20 Washington 24
No. 6 LSU 34 Ole Miss 31
No. 12 Baylor 57 Iowa State 10
Texas State 26 Georgia State 10
No. 1 Alabama 47 Arkansas 7
Notre Dame 28 USC 14
Boise State 42 Nevada 14
Rice 35 New Mexico State 10
No. 3 Clemson 35 No. 5 Florida State 27
Illinois 27 No. 25 Wisconsin 24
New Mexico 26 Utah State 21
Arizona 34 Utah 24
No. 17 Fresno State 44 UNLV 21
No. 2 Oregon 54 Washington State 14
Oregon State 34 California 21






























Tuesday, October 15, 2013

0 HS team doesn't down punt, returner goes 82 yards for score

Here in beautiful middle Tennessee, McCallie (out of Chattanooga) punted away to Brentwood Academy. No one for McCallie downed the ball, so BA's punt returner Brandon Taylor exploded for an 82 yard punt return for a TD.



[via Reddit]

Monday, October 14, 2013

0 Red Sox fan rips HR ball away from woman, throws it back

A Red Sox fan decided to put his name in for one of the worst people award, ripping a ball away from a woman who caught a home run ball, then throwing it back on the field.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

0 UCLA's Shaquelle Evans catches football with his butt

UCLA's Shaquelle Evans had to wrangle in a Brett Hundley pass that was just a tad behind him, and eventually used his butt to finish the catch.



0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 8

By Kenny Howell

Some upsets this week changed up a lot of the top 10 this week, though the top 4 stayed the same. Things are starting to come into shape in the National Championship race. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (6-0)
2. Ohio State (6-0)
3. Oregon (6-0)
4. Clemson (7-0)
5. Florida State (5-0)
6. LSU (6-1)
7. Texas A&M (5-1)
8. South Carolina (5-1)
9. UCLA (5-0)
10. Auburn (5-1)
11. Miami (5-0)
12. Florida (4-2)
13. Georgia (5-2)
14. Oklahoma (5-1)
15. Baylor (5-0)
16. Notre Dame (4-2)
17. Nebraska (5-1)
18. Texas (4-2)
19. Michigan (5-1)
20. Texas Tech (6-0)
21. Virginia Tech (6-1)
22. Missouri (6-0)
23. Tennessee (3-3)
24. Louisville (6-0)
25. Michigan State (5-1)
26. Stanford (5-1)
27. Washington (4-2)
28. Ole Miss (3-3)
29. Oklahoma State (4-1)
30. USC (4-2)
31. Houston (5-0)
32. Maryland (5-1)
33. TCU (3-3)
34. Arizona State (4-2)
35. Oregon State (5-1)
36. UCF (4-1)
37. Fresno State (5-0)
38. Northern Illinois (6-0)
39. Wisconsin (4-2)
40. Pittsburgh (3-2)
41. Arizona (3-2)
42. Northwestern (4-2)
43. Mississippi State (4-3)
44. BYU (4-2)
45. Penn State (4-2)
46. Utah (4-2)
47. Illinois (3-2)
48. Vanderbilt (3-3)
49. Rutgers (4-2)
50. Boise State (4-2)
51. Minnesota (4-2)
52. Boston College (3-3)
53. Cincinnati (4-2)
54. Duke (4-2)
55. Western Kentucky (4-2)
56. West Virginia (3-3)
57. Georgia Tech (3-3)
58. Syracuse (3-3)
59. Iowa (4-2)
60. North Carolina (1-4)
61. Rice (4-2)
62. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-2)
63. Ball State (6-1)
64. Indiana (3-3)
65. Buffalo (4-2)
66. Arkansas (3-4)
67. East Carolina (4-2)
68. Washington State (4-3)
69. UNLV (4-2)
70. Marshall (5-2)
71. Toledo (3-3)
72. Wyoming (4-2)
73. Ohio (4-2)
74. California (1-5)
75. San Diego State (3-3)
76. Tulane (5-2)
77. Wake Forest (3-3)
78. Virginia (2-4)
79. Kansas (2-3)
80. Kentucky (1-5)
81. N.C. State (3-3)
82. Bowling Green (5-2)
83. South Florida (2-4)
84. San Jose State (3-3)
85. SMU (1-4)
86. Arkansas State (3-3)
87. Colorado (2-3)
88. Navy (3-2)
89. Kansas State (2-4)
90. Troy (4-3)
91. Nevada (3-3)
92. Louisiana Tech (2-4)
93. Central Michigan (3-4)
94. Iowa State (1-4)
95. South Alabama (2-3)
96. North Texas (3-3)
97. Army (2-4)
98. Tulsa (2-4)
99. Purdue (1-5)
100. UMASS (1-5)
101. UAB (2-4)
102. Louisiana-Monroe (3-4)
103. Utah State (3-4)
104. Colorado State (2-4)
105.  Memphis (1-4)
106. Florida International (1-4)
107. New Mexico (2-4)
108. Texas State (3-3)
109. Florida Atlantic (2-5)
110. Connecticut (0-5)
111. Middle Tennessee (3-4)
112. Kent State (2-5)
113. Idaho (1-6)
114. Eastern Michigan (1-5)
115. Texas-San Antonio (2-5)
116. Southern Miss (0-5)
117. Hawaii (0-6)
118. Temple (0-6)
119. UTEP (1-5)
120. Miami (Ohio) (0-6)
121. Akron (1-6)
122. Air Force (1-6)
123. Western Michigan (0-6)
124. New Mexico State (0-6)
125. Georgia State (0-6)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 7

By Kenny Howell

I had a pretty solid week with a big slate of games. I finished 42-11 on the week to lift my year's record to 213-59. I actually got one score exactly right, as I picked Florida International to win 24-23 over Southern Miss, and that is exactly how it ended up. This week, once again, I predict I will get every game right.

Thursday
No. 8 Louisville 31 Rutgers 17
San Diego State 34 Air Force 21
USC 28 Arizona 20

Friday
Cincinnati 45 Temple 7
North Texas 28 MTSU 24
Connecticut 31 South Florida 27
No. 7 Georgia 49 No. 25 Missouri 31
Michigan State 28 Indiana 7
Houston 48 Memphis 7
No. 12 Oklahoma 28 Texas 21
No. 24 Virginia Tech 28 Pittsburgh 17
Army 28 Eastern Michigan 20
Nebraska 49 Purdue 20
TCU 42 Kansas 19
No. 20 Texas Tech 49 Iowa State 10
No. 14 South Carolina 27 Arkansas 10
Duke 35 Navy 21
Ohio 44 Central Michigan 10
Buffalo 31 Western Michigan 14
UMASS 28 Miami (Ohio) 17
Ball State 35 Kent State 12
Colorado State 35 San Jose State 23
No. 10 LSU 20 No. 17 Florida 14
Maryland 38 Virginia 15
N.C. State 27 Syracuse 21
No. 3 Clemson 42 Boston College 13
Wisconsin 28 No. 19 Northwestern 27
Georgia State 26 Troy 24
No. 15 Baylor 58 Kansas State 20
East Carolina 27 Tulane 13
Wyoming 35 New Mexico 21
No. 2 Oregon 38  No. 16 Washington 35
Rice 35 Texas-San Antonio 20
No. 18 Michigan 31 Penn State 17
Marshall 23 Florida Atlantic 20
No. 23 Northern Illinois 54 Akron 7
No. 5 Stanford 28 Utah 16
No. 1 Alabama 39 Kentucky 10
BYU 26 Georgia Tech 21
Texas State 41 Louisiana-Monroe 20
Arkansas State 35 Idaho 20
Mississippi State 38 Bowling Green 17
Florida International 35 UAB 14
Boise State 35 Utah State 23
UNLV 41 Hawaii 14
UTEP 27 Tulsa 24
Ole Miss 44 No. 9 Texas A&M 42
Arizona State 38 Colorado 10
No. 11 UCLA 41 California 7
Oregon State 28 Washington State 26









































Sunday, October 6, 2013

0 SMU pulled off amazing 2-pt conversion

SMU didn't come up with the win versus Rutgers, but they pulled off probably the coolest 2-point conversion in a long time. It was very Johnny Manziel-esque, as everything broke down, and Garrett Gilbert scrambled then made the throw across the field to Jeremy Johnson.

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 7

By Kenny Howell

There still hasn't been that big upset yet. Tennessee got close against Georgia, but the powers keep chugging along. So, the top of the Power Rankings are pretty much intact, the top 10 didn't change. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (5-0)
2. Ohio State (6-0)
3. Oregon (5-0)
4. Clemson (6-0)
5. Georgia (5-1)
6. Florida State (5-0)
7. Oklahoma (5-0)
8. Michigan (5-0)
9. Florida (4-1)
10. LSU (5-1)
11. Texas A&M (4-1)
12. South Carolina (4-1)
13. UCLA (4-0)
14. Stanford (5-0)
15. Auburn (4-1)
16. Notre Dame (4-2)
17. Miami (5-0)
18. Baylor (4-0)
19. Nebraska (4-1)
20. Ole Miss (3-2)
21. Texas (3-2)
22. Texas Tech (5-0)
23. Washington (4-1)
24. Tennessee (3-3)
25. Virginia Tech (5-1)
26. Missouri (5-0)
27. Louisville (5-0)
28. Michigan State (4-1)
29. Oklahoma State (4-1)
30. Northwestern (4-1)
31. USC (3-2)
32. Arizona (3-1)
33. Pittsburgh (3-1)
34. Houston (4-0)
35. Maryland (4-1)
36. TCU (2-3)
37. Arizona State (3-2)
38. Oregon State (4-1)
39. UCF (4-1)
40. Fresno State (5-0)
41. Rutgers (4-1)
42. Northern Illinois (5-0)
43. Wisconsin (3-2)
44. Georgia Tech (3-2)
45. Mississippi State (3-3)
46. East Carolina (4-1)
47. BYU (3-2)
48. Boston College (3-2)
49. Penn State (3-2)
50. Ohio (4-1)
51. Utah (3-2)
52. Illinois (3-2)
53. Vanderbilt (3-3)
54. Boise State (3-2)
55. Indiana (3-2)
56. Washington State (4-2)
57. Minnesota (4-2)
58. Cincinnati (3-2)
59. Arkansas (3-3)
60. Duke (3-2)
61. Western Kentucky (4-2)
62. West Virginia (3-3)
63. Syracuse (2-3)
64. Iowa (4-2)
65. N.C. State (3-2)
66. California (1-4)
67. Virginia (2-3)
68. Kansas (2-2)
69. North Carolina (1-4)
70. Bowling Green (5-1)
71. Rice (3-2)
72. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-2)
73. Kentucky (1-4)
74. Navy (3-1)
75. Ball State (5-1)
76. Colorado (2-2)
77. Buffalo (3-2)
78. UNLV (3-2)
79. Marshall (4-2)
80. Kansas State (2-3)
81. Toledo (3-3)
82. Wyoming (3-2)
83. San Diego State (2-3)
84. Colorado State (2-3)
85. Iowa State (1-3)
86. Tulane (4-2)
87. Florida International (1-3)
88. Wake Forest (3-3)
89. Texas State (3-2)
90. Purdue (1-4)
91. Utah State (3-3)
92. South Florida (1-4)
93. San Jose State (2-3)
94. SMU (1-4)
95. Arkansas State (2-3)
96. New Mexico (2-3)
97. Troy (3-3)
98. Connecticut (0-4)
99. Florida Atlantic (2-4)
100. Nevada (3-3)
101. Memphis (1-3)
102. Louisiana Tech (2-4)
103. Middle Tennessee (3-3)
104. Central Michigan (2-4)
105. South Alabama (2-3)
106. Georgia State (0-5)
107. Kent State (2-4)
108. North Texas (2-3)
109. Army (1-4)
110.  Idaho (1-5)
111. Eastern Michigan (1-4)
112. Tulsa (1-4)
113. UMASS (0-5)
114. UAB (1-4)
115. Texas-San Antonio (2-4)
116. Louisiana-Monroe (2-4)
117. Southern Miss (0-5)
118. Hawaii (0-5)
119. Temple (0-5)
120. UTEP (1-4)
121. Miami (Ohio) (0-5)
122. Akron (1-5)
123. Air Force (1-5)
124. Western Michigan (0-5)
125. New Mexico State (0-6)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

0 MLB Postseason Predictions

By Kenny Howell

As I proved with my predictions last year, in which I chose a Braves and Orioles World Series, I sure know what I am doing. The MLB postseason is always so hard to predict because there are so many variables with pitching matchups, who has home field advantage, etc. But, I will take a stab at it, and I am pretty sure it will turn out being right. I was smart enough this year to wait until after the 1-game Wild Card, which is just stupid. Not fair to a team that battled hard all season to see it gone in one game. Like I said, too many variables in baseball. One team could have their ace at full strength, and the other can't.

American League

For the American League, I think the A's will dominate the series with the Tigers. The A's finished the season third in the majors in OPS and WHIP, and second in defensive efficiency. Even though the Tigers were great at the plate, the pitching isn't as good as Oakland and the defensive efficiency is in the lower third of the MLB. Athletics 3 Tigers 0

I think the Rays get the luck of having to play two elimination games going into their series with the Red Sox. Plus, I think the Rays have a way better pitching staff than Boston. The Red Sox have the top bats in the league, but are 15th in WHIP and 13th in defensive efficiency. The Rays have the fifth best pitching staff and third best defense. I think the Rays give the Red Sox an early exit. Rays 3 Red Sox 2

I am just really feeling good about this A's team, and I think they will cruise right through the Rays as well. Both are really solid teams in every phase, but the A's are just better and will have the home field. Athletics 4 Rays 2

National League

On the National League side, I think the Braves will have no trouble with the Dodgers. The Dodgers are not near as hot as they were in the middle of the season. Plus, Braves have home field. Braves 3 Dodgers 1

The other series should be a lot more competitive. The Cardinals will win the series, but it will come down to a deciding game five. St. Louis has been there before and has the home field, so they will pull out the series. Cardinals 3 Pittsburgh 2

In the National League Championship, I see the Braves having the comfortable advantage. Braves have slightly better pitching and are much better in the field, with the fifth best defensive efficiency in the majors. It will be close because the Cardinals will have the home field, but the Braves get it done and move on to the World Series. Braves 4 Cardinals 3

World Series

I think Billy Beene is finally going to win that last game. The A's are stellar in all phases. I think the Braves just don't have the bats big enough to break up the A's excellent pitching staff. The Braves pitchers are just as good, but the A's have the better lineup. A's get it done, and hopefully the people that say that moneyball doesn't work will finally shut up. Athletics 4 Braves 2


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 6

By Kenny Howell

I can't seem to get two good weeks in a row going. After a 38-6 week, I slipped a bit this past weekend, going 35-13. This week, once again, I predict I will get all of them right.

Thursday
Texas 49 Iowa State 21
No. 12 UCLA 34 Utah 24
Western Kentucky 35 Louisiana-Monroe 23

Friday
Utah State 28 BYU 27
San Diego State 35 Nevada 34

Saturday
No. 8 Florida State 41 No. 25 Maryland 21
Penn State 24 Indiana 14
Nebraska 41 Illinois 23
No. 7 Louisville 44 Temple 7
Virginia 42 Ball State 7
Buffalo 35 Eastern Michigan 20
Michigan State 21 Iowa 14
No. 20 Texas Tech 35 Kansas 23
Rutgers 28 SMU 21
No. 1 Alabama 52 Georgia State 0
Virginia Tech 38 North Carolina 13
Miami (Ohio) 38 Central Michigan 27
South Alabama 30 Troy 21
Marshall 31 Texas-San Antonio 13
Ohio 35 Akron 14
UAB 31 Florida Atlantic 16
Toledo 42 Western Michigan 17
No. 19 Michigan 44 Minnesota 14
N.C. State 42 Wake Forest 14
No. 3 Clemson 38 Syracuse 17
Bowling Green 35 UMASS 13
No. 21 Oklahoma State 28 Kansas State 17
Rice 38 Tulsa 31
Northern Illinois 34 Kent State 21
No. 14 Miami 38 Georgia Tech 21
East Carolina 28 Middle Tennessee 20
No. 6 Georgia 35 Tennessee 34
Tulane 28 North Texas 23
California 42 Washington State 23
Florida International 24 Southern Miss 23
Central Florida 26 Memphis 14
Fresno State 42 Idaho 23
No. 2 Oregon 56 Colorado 28
Auburn 27 No. 24 Ole Miss 21
No. 18 Florida 35 Arkansas 6
Cincinnati 45 South Florida 23
New Mexico 34 New Mexico State 27
No. 11 Oklahoma 35 TCU 16
Louisiana-Lafayette 23 Texas State 21
No. 10 LSU 28 Mississippi State 20
Notre Dame 28 No. 22 Arizona State 14
Missouri 28 Vanderbilt 26
No. 13 South Carolina 41 Kentucky 7
UTEP 26 Louisiana Tech 17
No. 4 Ohio State 41 No. 16 Northwestern 35
No. 17 Baylor 40 West Virginia 17
No. 5 Stanford 26 No. 15 Washington 17

Sunday
Hawaii 31 San Jose State 27






























Tuesday, October 1, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings Week 6

By Kenny Howell

No major changes at the top of the Power Rankings this week, but everyone below, who don't really matter anyway, are shifting all around. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (4-0)
2. Ohio State (5-0)
3. Oregon (4-0)
4. Clemson (5-0)
5. Georgia (4-1)
6. Florida State (4-0)
7. Oklahoma (4-0)
8. Michigan (4-0)
9. Florida (3-1)
10. LSU (4-1)
11. Texas A&M (4-1)
12. South Carolina (3-1)
13. UCLA (3-0)
14. Ole Miss (3-1)
15. Stanford (4-0)
16. Auburn (3-1)
17. Notre Dame (3-2)
18. Miami (4-0)
19. Washington (4-0)
20. Tennessee (3-2)
21. Texas (2-2)
22. Baylor (3-0)
23. Nebraska (3-1)
24. Texas Tech (4-0)
25. Virginia Tech (4-1)
26. Missouri (4-0)
27. Louisville (4-0)
28. Northwestern (4-0)
29. Michigan State (3-1)
30. TCU (2-2)
31. Arizona State (3-1)
32. Maryland (4-0)
33. Penn State (3-1)
34. Cincinnati (3-1)
35. Oklahoma State (3-1)
36. USC (3-2)
37. Arizona (3-1)
38. Georgia Tech (3-1)
39. Pittsburgh (3-1)
40. Mississippi State (3-2)
41. Houston (4-0)
42. N.C. State (3-1)
43. Vanderbilt (3-2)
44. Illinois (3-1)
45. California (1-3)
46. Utah (3-1)
47. Virginia (2-2)
48. Oregon State (4-1)
49. UCF (3-1)
50. Fresno State (4-0)
51. Rutgers (3-1)
52. Arkansas (3-2)
53. Minnesota (4-1)
54. West Virginia (3-2)
55. Northern Illinois (4-0)
56. Iowa (4-1)
57. Wisconsin (3-2)
58. East Carolina (3-1)
59. Syracuse (2-2)
60. North Carolina (1-3)
61. Kansas (2-1)
62. BYU (2-2)
63. Boston College (2-2)
64. Ohio (3-1)
65. Boise State (3-2)
66. Kentucky (1-3)
67. Indiana (2-2)
68. Washington State (3-2)
69. Duke (3-2)
70. Kansas State (2-2)
71. Texas State (3-1)
72. Western Kentucky (3-2)
73. Colorado (2-1)
74. Bowling Green (4-1)
75. Utah State (3-2)
76. Rice (2-2)
77. Iowa State (1-2)
78. Nevada (3-2)
79. SMU (1-3)
80. Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2)
81. Navy (2-1)
82. Ball State (4-1)
83. Buffalo (2-2)
84. South Alabama (2-2)
85. UNLV (3-2)
86. Marshall (3-2)
87. Memphis (1-2)
88. Middle Tennessee (3-2)
89. Toledo (2-3)
90. Wyoming (3-2)
91. North Texas (2-2)
92. San Diego State (1-3)
93. Colorado State (2-3)
94. Tulane (3-2)
95. Kent State (2-3)
96. Florida International (0-3)
97. Army (1-3)
98. Wake Forest (2-3)
99. Eastern Michigan (1-3)
100. Purdue (1-4)
101. Idaho (1-4)
102. UAB (1-3)
103. Tulsa  (1-3)
104. UMASS (0-4)
105. Georgia State (0-4)
106. South Florida (0-4)
107. San Jose State (1-3)
108. Texas-San Antonio (2-3)
109. Arkansas State (2-3)
110. Louisiana-Monroe (2-3)
111. New Mexico (1-3)
112. Southern Miss (0-4)
113. Hawaii (0-4)
114. Temple (0-4)
115. Troy (2-3)
116. Connecticut (0-4)
117. UTEP (1-3)
118. Florida Atlantic (1-4)
119. Miami (Ohio) (0-4)
120. Akron (1-4)
121. La. Tech (1-4)
122. Central Michigan (1-4)
123. Air Force (1-4)
124. Western Michigan (0-4)
125. New Mexico State (0-5)

 

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