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Saturday Night Fever (BCS Chaos)

Posted: 19th November 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Football

On Saturday afternoon, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, off to a 10-0 start for the first time since 1993, took the field of Notre Dame Stadium for Senior Day versus the 5-5 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Irish, huge favorites to win the game, found themselves on the outside looking in at a shot to [...]

Chasing Rings (written November 11, 2012)

Posted: 17th November 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Bill Russell has eleven. Michael Jordan won six. Magic Johnson has five, as does Kobe Bryant. Tim Duncan has four and Larry Bird three. But for some stars, an NBA championship ring can be as elusive as a snake in tall grass. The six men listed above have many things in common, but a rather [...]

2012-13 NBA Preview: Part III

Posted: 29th October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Northwest Division 1.    Oklahoma City Thunder:  In a shockingly sudden move Saturday night, OKC traded 6th man of the year, James Harden (and others), to the Houston Rockets, in return for guards Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round draft picks, and a second-round draft pick. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook still the one-two punch [...]

2012-13 NBA Preview: Part II (Pacific and Atlantic divisions)

Posted: 23rd October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Pacific Division 1.    Los Angeles Lakers:  What L.A. lacked the most last season was a quality PG. The remedy? Shipping four future draft picks to Phoenix and landing 2-time MVP, Steve Nash, who instantly became the most likeable Laker since Magic Johnson. And then just when L.A. gave you the slightest reason to not hate [...]

2012-13 NBA Preview: Part I (Southwest and Southeast divisions)

Posted: 17th October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Southwest Division 1.     San Antonio Spurs:  Will the Spurs ever go away? As long as Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili make up the core of the team, you can be sure the answer to that question is, no, they will not go away. Despite finishing near the top of the league every [...]

Meet your Timberwolves

Posted: 4th October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

With the Minnesota Timberwolves season opener against the Sacramento Kings, slated for November 2nd, just over a month away, it is time to meet and start getting excited about your 2012-13 Timberwolves squad. After just one season as head coach of the Wolves, Rick Adelman helped David Kahn majorly overhaul of the roster. Gone from [...]

Week 4 Quick Picks

Posted: 30th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

With a good but not great 11-5 record in Week 2 and not enough time to get around to my Quick Picks in Week 3, we are back at it in Week 4. If this young NFL season has proved anything to us, it is that anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen. Oh, by [...]

Week 2 Quick Picks

Posted: 14th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

Chicago (1-0) at Green Bay (0-1) The Packers will play mad tonight against the Bears, not wanting to have anything to do with going 0-2, having played both games at home. Packers 27 Bears 17 Kansas City (0-1) at Buffalo (0-1) The Chiefs were bad, but the Bills looked awful against the Jets. Two young [...]

2012 College Football Preview

Posted: 12th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Football

With two weeks of the college football season already gone, we’ll take a quick conference-by-conference look at the teams to keep an eye on throughout the 2012 season. Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Predicted Atlantic Champ: Florida State – QB EJ Manuel leads an offensive attack that features a solid receiving corps along with RB duo [...]

2012 NFC PREVIEW/PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

NFC West San Francisco 49ers: Best-case scenario – Randy Moss has one more great year left in him, as he tops 1,000 yards and 12TD, while upgrading the offense enough to get past the NFC title game and into San Fran’s first Super Bowl since 1994. Worst-case – Moss wears out his welcome with yet another [...]