Tag Archive for NCAA

Episode 61: Predicting the 2014 NHL Playoffs

– NCAA student athletes offered unlimited meals
– New York Knicks coaching job in flux
– 2014 Boston Marathon

20: UConn wins college basketball National Championship
MAKE THE PLAY: Who is the favorite for next year’s National Championship?
10: NHL playoffs begin
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins the Stanley Cup?
5: NBA playoffs begin
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins the NBA title?

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 44: NCAAF – Texas Tech at Oklahoma

20: Miami finally gets underwhelming sentence for years of illicit activity
Make the play: Will anything about the NCAA’s punishment policies change in the next year?

10: First BCS standings are released
Make the play: Will a team currently outside the top ten play in the national championship game at the end of the year?

5: World Series begins
Make the play: Who wins the World Series?

(NCAAF) Peter: 1-6, Joel 4-3
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf: 26-13
(NFL) Peter: 4-2, Joel 2-4
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) GymleaderBen, 8-4

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 9
North Carolina State at Florida State (-31.5) (3:30 PM ET)
Texas Tech at Oklahoma (-7) (3:30 PM ET)
– South Carolina at Missouri (-3) (7 PM ET)
– UCLA at Oregon (-22.5) (7 PM ET)
– Penn State at Ohio State (-14.5) (8 PM ET)
Stanford at Oregon State (+3.5) (10:30 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Tennessee at Alabama (-28) (3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EP
— Joel: West Virginia at Kansas State (-10.5) (3:45 PM ET)

NFL Week 8
– Dallas at Detroit (-3) (1 PM ET)
Cleveland at Kansas City (-7.5) (1 PM ET)
San Francisco at Jacksonville (+17) (1 PM ET)
New York Jets at Cincinnati (-6.5) (4:25 PM ET)
Green Bay at Minnesota (+10) (8:30 PM ET)
Seattle at St. Louis (+10.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 40: NCAAF – LSU at Georgia

20: NBA eyes nickname jerseys for Heat/Nets game
Make the play: Will the jerseys actually be used during this coming season?

10: Arian Foster admits to receiving money at Tennessee
Make the play: Will Tennessee receive any punishment from this?

5: NHL regular season starts next week
Make the play: Who plays in and wins this year’s Stanley Cup Finals?

(NCAAF) Peter: 4-3, Joel 2-5
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf and Decaff78: 16-12
(NFL) Peter: 3-3, Joel 4-2
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) Decaff78 and Skulljumper, 12-6

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 5
– Oklahoma State at West Virginia (+18) (12 PM ET)
LSU at Georgia (-3) (3:30 PM ET)
Oklahoma at Notre Dame (+3.5) (3:30 PM ET)
– Mississippi at Alabama (-15.5) (6:30 PM ET)
– Wisconsin at Ohio State (-7) (8 PM ET)
California at Oregon (-36) (10:30 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Florida State at Boston College (+21.5) (3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EP
— Joel: EP

NFL Week 4
Chicago at Detroit (-2.5) (1 PM ET)
Cincinnati at Cleveland (+4.5) (1 PM ET)
Seattle at Houston (+3) (1 PM ET)
– Dallas at San Diego (+1) (4:25 PM ET)
– New England at Atlanta (0) (8:30 PM ET)
Miami at New Orleans (-6.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 36: NCAAF – Georgia at Clemson

20: Miguel Cabrera chasing the Triple Crown again
Make the play: Will Cabrera win a second consecutive Triple Crown?

10: Rex Ryan burned by putting Mark Sanchez in preseason game late
Make the play: Will Sanchez start at QB for the Jets in Week 1?

5: Johnny Manziel’s autograph-for-pay scandal
Make the play: Will Manziel miss games due to NCAA punishment this year?


PICK 6Peter and Joel
– Rice at Texas A&M (-26.5) (SAT, 1 PM ET)
– Syracuse at Penn State (+8) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Mississippi State at Oklahoma State (-12.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Alabama vs Virginia Tech (+19) (SAT, 5:30 PM ET) (in Atlanta, GA)
Georgia at Clemson (+1.5) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
LSU vs TCU (+4) (SAT, 9 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Boise State at Washington (-3.5) (SAT, 10 PM ET)
— Peter: Central Michigan at Michigan (-31.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
— Joel: William & Mary at WVU (-22) (SAT, 12:00 PM ET)