Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 12/2/12

First, let us review last week’s Mythical Picks: I liked Lions +3.5 against Texans. Texans won by only 3. Yes! I liked Redskins/Cowboys Over 47.5. The game went Over. Yes! I liked Jets +7 against Pats. Pars won by 30. Boo! I liked Bengals -8 over Raiders. Bengals won by 24. Yes! I liked Bills […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 12/1/12

And so, without further ado, let us see how last week’s Mythical Picks turned out: I liked Texas/TCU Under 58.5. Game total was 33. Mmm! I liked TCU +8 against Texas. TCU won straight up. Double Mmm! I liked LSU -12 over Arkansas. LSU won by only 7. Blech! I liked WVU -1 over Iowa […]

Sports and Social Justice

Generally, I try not to beat people over the head with my views on societal issues but news of the passing of Marvin Miller yesterday made me stop and think about sports in the US and how sports relates to social justice in the US. Marvin Miller was a transformative figure in terms of US […]

NHL Lockout Views

Thomas Boswell wrote this in the Washington Post last week regarding the NHL lockout: “Hiring Don Fehr, the Sun Tzu of jock labor, to face NHL owners in a lockout is like getting the Godfather to help you fix a parking ticket.” The thrust of his column was that when the NHLPA hired Donald Fehr […]

College Football Coaches Hit The Unemployment Line

Several college football coaches will be seeking new positions as of today. Gene Chizik is out at Auburn (as I had guessed he would be) and Frank Spaziani is out at BC (as I suggested he would be) and Tom O’Brien is out at NC State despite the Wolfpack being bowl eligible with a 7-5 […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 11/25/12

I am not going to lie to you and pretend that I just want to check to see how Mythical Picks did last week. I already know they did really well: I liked Redskins -3.5 over Eagles. Redskins covered easily. Yes! I liked Packers -3.5 over Lions. Packers won by 4. Yes! I liked Cards […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 11/24/12

Let me recap last week’s mythical selections: I liked Air Force -22 over Hawaii. Air Force won by only 14. Blech! I liked Mich. St. -7 over N’western. Mich. St. lost outright. Blech! I liked Temple +3.5 over Army. Temple won by 31 points. Mmm! I liked Arkansas/Miss. St. Under 55.5. Game went Over. Blech! […]


Normally, I save any commentary regarding MNF for the Mythical Picks exposition later in the week. However, last night’s game demands a comment. The Bears and the Niners are on the very short list for “Best Team In The NFC”. Last night, the Niners administered a total beat down to the Bears. The 25-point difference […]

Crazy Stuff Today

Remember at the beginning of the NFL season when Rex Ryan said that he figured he would be coach of the Jets for 10-15 years and then – perhaps – ownership might think that it was time to get a new coach. That is a paraphrase; but he said something very close to that. Well, […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 11/18/12

Here is a look at how last week’s Mythical Picks played out: I liked Broncos -3.5 over Panthers. Broncos won by 22. Yes! I liked Broncos/Panthers Over 47. The game was Over. Double Yes! I liked Bucs -3 over Chargers. Bucs won by 10. Yes! I liked Bucs/Chargers Over 47.5. Total was 58. Double Yes! […]