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Episode 75: NFL – New York Giants at Dallas

David, a.k.a. “Decaff78,” joins us as our guest! The Major League Baseball playoffs are setting up a World Series clash, as a surprise team is taking the postseason by storm. Will the Royals take the crown? Meanwhile, Jameis Winston continues to do more unbelievable things off the field and Florida State seems to be all right with that. Also, NCAAF Week 8 picks, NFL Week 7 predictions against the spread, and the farewell to a U.S. soccer star.


– MLB Playoffs: Royals move on to the World Series
– Jameis Winston crime investigation and autograph issues
– Landon Donovan plays his last U.S. soccer game


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


Peter versus Joel versus David
– Kansas State vs Oklahoma (-8) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
Texas A&M at Alabama (-11.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
– Rutgers at Ohio State (-19.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
– Oklahoma State at TCU (-9) (SAT, 4 PM ET)
Notre Dame at Florida State (-12) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
Stanford at Arizona State (+3.5) (SAT, 10:30 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Baylor at West Virginia (+8.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)

– Cincinnati at Indianapolis (-3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
New Orleans at Detroit (-2.5) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Miami at Chicago (-3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– New York Giants at Dallas (-6) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
– San Francisco at Denver (-6.5) (SUN, 8:30 PM ET)
Houston at Pittsburgh (-3.5) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 66: Predicting the MLB All-Star Break

– Jason Kidd traded, to become coach of the Bucks
– Miami Heat “Big 3″ opt out of deals
NBA Draft 2014

20: Wimbledon finals soon under way
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins the men’s and women’s draw?
10: MLB All-Star break approaching
MAKE THE PLAY: Will there be a current division leader that misses the playoffs? If so, which team?
5: World Cup 2014 progresses into the knockout round -AND- “Things Tim Howard Could Save”
MAKE THE PLAY: Who makes the final?

Episode 65: Predicting the World Cup

California Chrome falls short
Nadal, Sharapova win French Open
Martin Kaymer wins U.S. Open wire-to-wire, by 8 strokes
Tony Gwynn passes away at 54 from cancer
U.S. Patent Office cancels “Redskins” trademark
Joel Embiid having surgery on foot, in week before NBA draft

20: Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup
MAKE THE PLAY: Who is the favorite for next year?
10: San Antonio Spurs win the NBA title
MAKE THE PLAY: Who is the favorite for next year?
5: World Cup 2014 group stage underway
MAKE THE PLAY: Who wins the tournament?

Episode 38: NCAAF – Alabama at Texas A&M

20: United States men’s national soccer team clinches World Cup berth
Make the play: Will USA clear the group stage in the 2014 World Cup?

10: Oklahoma State payment scandal reported
Make the play: Will any penalties result beyond probation from an NCAA investigation?

5: NFL Week 1 Takeaways
Make the play: Will Ndamukong Suh be suspended for any amount of games this season?

(NCAAF) Peter: 3-4, Joel 4-3
SMYNja Leader: (NCAAF) Detlef Schrempf and Decaff78: 8-6
(NFL) Peter: 1-5, Joel 3-3
SMYNja Leader: (NFL) Everyone but Peter, 3-3

PICK 6Joel vs Peter
NCAAF Week 3
Louisville at Kentucky (+13.5) (12 PM ET)
UCLA at Nebraska (-4.5) (12 PM ET)
Alabama at Texas A&M (+7.5) (3:30 PM ET)
Georgia Tech at Duke (+8) (4:30 PM ET)
Mississippi State at Auburn (-6) (7 PM ET)
Notre Dame at Purdue (+20.5) (8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: Iowa at Iowa State (+2.5) (6 PM ET)
— Peter: Akron at Michigan (-37) (12 PM ET)
— Joel: Georgia State at West Virginia (-38.5) (12 PM ET)

NFL Week 2
Washington at Green Bay (-9.5) (1 PM ET)
– Dallas at Kansas City (-3) (1 PM ET)
– Tennessee at Houston (-10) (1 PM ET)
Denver at New York Giants (+4.5) (4:25 PM ET)
San Francisco at Seattle (-3) (8:30 PM ET)
– Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (-7) (MON, 8:30 PM ET)

Episode 24: Predicting NFL Free Agency

20: World Cup to feature goal line technology
Make the play: Will there be a play that makes use of this technology in the 2014 World Cup?

10: Miami (FL) accused of lack of institutional control
Make the play: What will be the worst punishment that Miami receives?

5: NFL’s big roster cuts, free agent list
Make the play: Where does Reggie Bush end up next season?