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Episode 73: NFL – Cincinnati at New England

Peter is ashamed of Michigan, as his alma mater has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, regarding player safety this week. Meanwhile, Joel comes to terms with the elimination of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the MLB playoffs. Which teams have the best chance of making the World Series? Also, NCAAF Week 6 picks, NFL Week 5 predictions against the spread, and the odd stories from the last week of college football.


– Michigan mismanages player safety
– MLB wild card games and playoff predictions


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


Peter versus Joel
Texas A&M at Mississippi State (-1.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
Oklahoma at TCU (+4.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Alabama at Ole Miss (+6.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Stanford at Notre Dame (+2.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
LSU at Auburn (-8) (SAT, 7 PM ET)
Nebraska at Michigan State (-8.5) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Wake Forest at Florida State (-38.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: Michigan at Rutgers (-3) (SAT, 7 PM ET)
— Joel: Kansas at West Virginia (-25.5) (SAT, 4 PM ET)

– Chicago at Carolina (-2.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Houston at Dallas (-4) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Arizona at Denver (-7) (SUN, 4:05 PM ET)
Cincinnati at New England (+1.5) (SUN, 8:30 PM ET)
Seattle at Washington (+7.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 39: NFL – Chicago vs Pittsburgh

20: MLB Wild Card standings become heated as season nears completion
Make the play: Which two teams will meet in the American League play-in game?

10: Cleveland Browns make bizarre moves at QB and RB
Make the play: Will Richardson rush for 1000 yards this season, now that he’s in Indianapolis?

5: No penalties for Nebraska coach Bo Pelini after big outburst
Make the play: How many wins does Nebraska get this year?

(NCAAF) Peter: 3-4, Joel 5-2
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf and Decaff78: 13-8
(NFL) Peter: 1-5, Joel 3-3
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) Decaff78 and Skulljumper, 8-4

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 4
Florida A&M at Ohio State (-50.5) (12 PM ET)
– North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-6.5) (12 PM ET)
Michigan State at Notre Dame (-4.5) (3:30 PM ET)
– Tennessee at Florida (-16.5) (3:30 PM ET)
– Arizona State at Stanford (-5.5) (7 PM ET)
Kansas State at Texas (-5.5) (8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Kent State at Penn State (-21) (3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: Michigan at Connecticut (+17.5) (8 PM ET)
— Joel: West Virginia at Maryland (-4.5) (3:30 PM ET)

NFL Week 3
Detroit at Washington (-1) (1 PM ET)
Tampa Bay at New England (-8.5) (1 PM ET)
Houston at Baltimore (+1) (1 PM ET)
– Buffalo at New York Jets (-1) (4:25 PM ET)
– Chicago at Pittsburgh (+2.5) (8:30 PM ET)
– Oakland at Denver (-14.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 37: NFL – Philadelphia vs Washington

20: U.S. Open (tennis) continues
Make the play: Who wins the men’s and women’s draws?

10: Pittsburgh Pirates break 20-season losing streak
Make the play: How far do the Pirates go in the playoffs?

5: NCAA Football Week 1 Takeaways
Make the play: Will another ranked team be upset by an FCS team this year?

(NCAAF) Peter: 3-4, Joel 3-4
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf: 6-1

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 2
Florida at Miami (+3) (12 PM ET)
Cincinnati at Illinois (+7.5) (12 PM ET)
Oregon at Virginia (+21.5) (3:30 PM ET)
South Carolina at Georgia (-3) (4:30 PM ET)
West Virginia at Oklahoma (-20.5) (7 PM ET)
– Notre Dame at Michigan (-3.5) (8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Washington State at Southern Cal (-14.5) (10:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EP
— Joel: EP

NFL Week 1
Atlanta at New Orleans (-3) (1 PM ET)
Minnesota at Detroit (-5) (1 PM ET)
Tampa Bay at New York Jets (+3) (1 PM ET)
– Green Bay at San Francisco (-4.5) (4:25 PM ET)
New York Giants at Dallas (-3.5) (8:20 PM ET)
– Philadelphia at Washington (-3.5) (10:15 PM ET)

Episode 33: Predicting Wimbledon


20: Miami Heat and Chicago Blackhawks crowned as NBA and NHL champions
Make the play: Will either team repeat as champions next year?

10: Wimbledon semifinalists are determined
Make the play: Who wins the men’s and women’s draw?

5: Aaron Hernandez charged with murder, released by Patriots
Make the play: Will Hernandez be connected to yet another murder case?

Episode 4: NFL – New England vs Baltimore

20: Pittsburgh Pirates collapse
Make the play: Do the Pirates end up with a winning record this year?

10: Ending of Bucs/Giants – Kneeldown rush
Make the play: Will there be a rule change at the end of the year forbidding the “Victory Formation”?

5: Jim Calhoun retires
Make the play: Does UConn make the NCAA basketball tournament this year?

(NCAAF) Peter: 9-12, Joel 9-12 – (NFL) Peter: 8-4, Joel: 9-3
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) MajorMoses, 14-7 – (NFL) Joel

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 4
Virginia at TCU (-17.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
– Oregon State at UCLA (-8) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Michigan at Notre Dame (-5.5) (SAT, 7:30 PM ET)
Kansas State at Oklahoma (-14) (SAT, 7:50 PM ET)
Clemson at Florida State (-14) (SAT, 8:00 PM ET)
Arizona at Oregon (-24) (SAT, 10:30 PM ET)
– Extra Point
— Peter: Missouri at South Carolina (-10) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
— Joel: Maryland at WVU (-27) (SAT, 12 PM ET)

NFL Week 3
– Buffalo at Cleveland (+3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Tampa Bay at Dallas (-7.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Philadelphia at Arizona (+4) (SUN, 4:05 PM ET)
Houston at Denver (+1) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
– New England at Baltimore (-3) (SUN, 8:20 PM ET)
Green Bay at Seattle (+3) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)