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Episode 82: NCAAF – Championship Week 2014

It’s the final week of the college football regular season! What do Peter and Joel think the results of the championship games and the playoff teams will be? Additionally, Florida and Nebraska hire new, unexpected head coaches. Also, NCAAF Week 15 picks, NFL Week 14 predictions against the spread, and Michigan fires Brady Hoke as head football coach.


– College Football Top Four Teams: BAMA, ORE, TCU, FSU
– Brady Hoke fired at Michigan
– Florida (Jim McElwain) and Nebraska (Mike Riley) hire new coaches


Peter: NCAAF 3-4, NFL 0-6
Joel: NCAAF 2-5, NFL 2-4


Peter versus Joel
Arizona vs Oregon (-13.5) (FRI, 9 PM ET) (in Santa Clara)
– Iowa State at TCU (-33.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
Alabama vs Missouri (+14.5) (SAT, 4 PM ET) (in Atlanta)
– Kansas State at Baylor (0) (SAT, 7:45 PM ET)
Florida State vs Georgia Tech (+4) (SAT, 8 PM ET) (in Charlotte)
Wisconsin vs Ohio State (+4) (SAT, 8:17 PM ET) (in Indianapolis)
– Extra Point – Fresno State at Boise State (-20) (SAT, 10 PM ET)

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (-3.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Carolina at New Orleans (-10) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Kansas City at Arizona (-1.5) (SUN, 4:05 PM ET)
Seattle at Philadelphia (-1.5) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
New England at San Diego (+3.5) (SUN, 8:30 PM ET)
– Atlanta at Green Bay (-12) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 55: Predicting the MLB Replay System

– Lions hire Jim Caldwell, Titans hire Ken Wisenhunt, Vikings hire Mike Zimmer
– Australian Open begins with 108ºF heat
– Alex Rodriguez shenanigans continue

20: Alabama booster sells merchandise and NCAA doesn’t care
MAKE THE PLAY: Will any significant attention be brought to this in the next two years?
10: MLB owners OK expanded replay use for 2014
MAKE THE PLAY: Will this be received positively by the end of next year?
5: NFL Playoffs – Conference Championships
MAKE THE PLAY: Who moves on to the Super Bowl?

Episode 54: Predicting the NFL Divisional Playoffs

– Texas hires Charlie Strong has head football coach
– Louisville hires Bobby Petrino…again?
– Redskins hire Jay Gruden
– Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel, among others, declare for NFL draft
– Dennis Rodman continues his North Korean travels

20: Florida State wins the final BCS National Championship game
MAKE THE PLAY: Does an SEC team win the national championship next year?
10: Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas get into baseball Hall of Fame, voting drama ensues
MAKE THE PLAY: Will Bonds and Clemens’ percentages go up next year?
5: NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round
MAKE THE PLAY: Which teams win this weekend?

Episode 53: Predicting the BCS National Championship

– NHL Winter Classic: Maple Leafs vs Red Wings
– Texas still looking for a head coach
– College football bowl season almost complete

20: NFL coaching carousel begins
MAKE THE PLAY: Who will be the next head coach of the Detroit Lions?
10: BCS national championship game upcoming
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins – Florida State or Auburn?
5: NFL Playoff Picture – Wild Card Round
MAKE THE PLAY: Which teams win this weekend?

Episode 42: NCAAF – Oregon at Washington

20: Struggles of the Atlanta Falcons
Make the play: How many wins does Atlanta end up with this season?

10: Jerry Kill, University of Minnesota football coach, takes leave of absence for seizures
Make the play: Will Kill coach another game this season?

5: MLB league championship series begin
Make the play: Who makes it to the World Series?

(NCAAF) Peter: 2-5, Joel 2-5
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Decaff78: 25-17
(NFL) Peter: 3-3, Joel 3-3
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) Decaff78, 20-10

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 7
– Missouri at Georgia (-8) (12 PM ET)
Oklahoma at Texas (+14) (12 PM ET)
– Florida at LSU (-7) (3:30 PM ET)
Oregon at Washington (+13.5) (4 PM ET)
Michigan at Penn State (+2) (5 PM ET)
– Georgia Tech at BYU (-7) (7 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Syracuse at NC State (-6.5) (3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EP
— Joel: EP

NFL Week 6
Detroit at Cleveland (+1) (1 PM ET)
– St. Louis at Houston (-9) (1 PM ET)
Oakland at Kansas City (-9.5) (1 PM ET)
Jacksonville at Denver (-26.5) (4:25 PM ET)
– Washington at Dallas (-6) (8:30 PM ET)
Indianapolis at San Diego (+1) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)