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Episode 77: NFL – Baltimore at Pittsburgh

The San Francisco Giants win the World Series with an astounding performance by pitcher Madison Bumgarner! Meanwhile, the NBA season tips off, so Peter and Joel give you their predictions for the season. Will the media darling Cavaliers have what it takes to win the title? Also, NCAAF Week 10 picks, NFL Week 9 predictions against the spread, and the debut of the college football playoff rankings.

QUICK HITS

– Giants win World Series
– NBA season preview
– Joe Maddon likely to manage Cubs
– Florida State and Louisville play tonight
– First college football playoff rankings revealed

RECAP

Peter: NCAAF 3-4, NFL 1-5
Joel: NCAAF 5-2, NFL 1-5

PICK 6

Peter versus Joel
NCAAF WEEK 10
Wisconsin at Rutgers (+11) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
TCU at West Virginia (+6) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
– Florida vs Georgia (-13) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
Auburn at Ole Miss (-2.5) (SAT, 4 PM ET)
Arizona at UCLA (-4) (SAT, 10:30 PM ET)
Utah at Arizona State (-5) (SAT, 11 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Oklahoma State at Kansas State (-14) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
— Peter: Indiana at Michigan (-7) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
— Joel: EXTRA POINT

NFL WEEK 9
Arizona at Dallas (-4) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– New York Jets at Kansas City (-10) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Washington at Minnesota (-2.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Denver at New England (+3) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
– Baltimore at Pittsburgh (-1) (SUN, 8:30 PM ET)
Indianapolis at New York Giants (+3) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 69: NFL 2014 Predictions

Peter and Joel give their NFL predictions for the 2014 season. Also, NCAAF Week 2 picks, NFL Week 1 predictions against the spread, and Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR.

QUICK HITS

– Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR after tragic accident
– MLB Standings
– Seahawks rout Packers 36-16 in first NFL game of the year

NFL PREDICTIONS

NFC Playoffs
Peter: NO, SEA, PHI, DET, GB, STL
Joel: SEA, NO, GB, PHI, SF, CHI
AFC Playoffs
Peter: DEN, CIN, NE, IND, KC, HOU
Joel: DEN, NE, CIN, IND, PIT, HOU

Coach of the Year
Peter: BILL O’BRIEN (Houston)
Joel: CHIP KELLY (Philadelphia)
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Peter: JOHNNY MANZIEL (Cleveland)
Joel: BLAKE BORTLES (Jacksonville)
MVP
Peter: DREW BREES (New Orleans)
Joel: AARON RODGERS (Green Bay)
Super Bowl
Peter: NEW ORLEANS vs Cincinnati
Joel: DENVER vs Seattle
Super Bowl MVP
Peter: DREW BREES (New Orleans)
Joel: PEYTON MANNING (Denver)

Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks 2014″ series

PICK 6

Peter versus Joel
NCAAF WEEK 2
Oklahoma at Tulsa (+24.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
– USC at Stanford (-2.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
– Ole Miss at Vanderbilt (+20.5) (SAT, 4:30 PM ET)
Michigan State at Oregon (-11.5) (SAT, 6:30 PM ET)
Michigan at Notre Dame (-3.5) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
– Virginia Tech at Ohio State (-11) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: BYU at Texas (+1.5) (SAT, 7:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EXTRA POINT
— Joel: EXTRA POINT

NFL WEEK 1
New Orleans at Atlanta (+3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-7) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Washington at Houston (-3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
San Francisco at Dallas (+4.5) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
– Indianapolis at Denver (-7.5) (SUN, 8 :30 PM ET)
– New York Giants at Detroit (-5.5) (MON, 7:10 PM ET)

Episode 60: Predicting the MLB 2014 Season

QUICK HITS
– DeSean Jackson released by Eagles, signs with Redskins
– Mets’ Daniel Murphy criticized for taking parental leave
– 76ers tie NBA record with 26 straight losses
– Home stretch for NHL regular season

RED ZONE
20: Northwestern football approved to unionize
MAKE THE PLAY: One year later, will we have more player unions than just Northwestern?
10: MLB 2014 season preview
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins each division? Who wins the World Series?
5: NCAA Tournament reaches Final Four
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins the National Championship?

Episode 46: NCAAF – Texas at West Virginia

Guest: David (Decaff78)

RED ZONE
20: College basketball season begins
Make the play: Who are your favorites to get #1 seeds? This year’s Cinderellas?

10: Texas hires new AD, plus big Oregon/Stanford and Oklahoma/Baylor Thursday night games
Make the play: Who wins the Pac-12 and Big 12 this year?

5: The Richie Incognito harassment story is a complete mess
Make the play: Does Incognito get another chance with a different team?

REPLAY
(NCAAF) Peter: 4-3, Joel: 4-3, David: 5-2
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf: 30-16
(NFL) Peter: 3-3, Joel: 2-4, David: 3-3
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) Decaff78, 28-26

PICK 6Joel vs David

NCAAF Week 11
– Kansas State at Texas Tech (-3) (12 PM ET)
– Mississippi State at Texas A&M (-19) (3:30 PM ET)
– Nebraska at Michigan (-7) (3:30 PM ET)
Texas at West Virginia (+6.5) (7 PM ET)
– LSU at Alabama (-13) (8 PM ET)
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (+4) (8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: UCLA at Arizona (+1) (10 PM ET)
— Joel: EP
— David: EP

NFL Week 10
Detroit at Chicago (+1) (1 PM ET)
– Philadelphia at Green Bay (-1) (1 PM ET)
Cincinnati at Baltimore (+1) (1 PM ET)
– Carolina at San Francisco (-6.5) (4:05 PM ET)
– Dallas at New Orleans (-7) (8:30 PM ET)
Miami at Tampa Bay (+1) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 45: NFL – Atlanta vs Carolina

RED ZONE
20: Checking in on the Heisman running
Make the play: Will Mariota win the Heisman this year?

10: NBA season starting
Make the play: Who wins this year’s NBA Finals?

5: World Series continues, Boston leads 3-2
Make the play: Are you still sticking with your Boston prediction?

REPLAY
(NCAAF) Peter: 4-3, Joel 3-4
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Decaff78: 32-24
(NFL) Peter: 3-3, Joel 2-4
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) GymLeaderBen: 10-8

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 10
– Wisconsin at Iowa (+9.5) (12 PM ET)
Georgia at Florida (+2.5) (3:30 PM ET)
Michigan at Michigan State (-6) (3:30 PM ET)
Auburn at Arkansas (+9.5) (6 PM ET)
– Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (-2.5) (7 PM ET)
Miami at Florida State (-22) (8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: West Virginia at TCU (-13.5) (3:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EP
— Joel: EP

NFL Week 9
New Orleans at New York Jets (+5.5) (1 PM ET)
San Diego at Washington (+1) (1 PM ET)
– Atlanta at Carolina (-9.5) (1 PM ET)
Pittsburgh at New England (-7) (4:25 PM ET)
Indianapolis at Houston (+1) (8:30 PM ET)
– Chicago at Green Bay (-10.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)