The Buccos have won 4 out of 5 and are on a roll. All they have to do to break .500 for the 1st time since 1992 is win 52 of their final 80 games. Anybody wanna come up with some odds of this event taking place? I hope as you are reading this you were asking yourself if this guy was serious...and the answer would be no. I am however a Pirate fan, have been for 20+ years, and figure that this streak has to end sometime. It is the longest such streak in any of the four major North American sport leagues...brutal.
Anybody that knows Tim Doneghys story been reading his breakdown of the Finals on Deadspin.com? They are good, from an outside perspective who has no care what really happens and just tells it like it is. If you haven't read them or this is the first time you have heard about it, I recommend that any fan of basketball should check them out. For all of us that have played hoops at a high level, the make up calls and such are very evident in the game...and Tim points them out to a "T".
I am not a Kool-Aid drinking Tim Doneghy blind follower, I just find what he has to say insightful and enjoy an outside perspective. I find it interesting how he calls out the ABC broadcastors for being victims of Sterns constant puppet - master type antics. Anyone have any informed thoughts or comments on the Deadspin breakdowns?
Is there any team in MLB more inconsistent than the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Does any team have more +200 wins this year than the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Does anyone feel comfortable betting on or against the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Does the officiating crew of Curtis Blair, Joey Crawford and Zach Zarba help keep this game under 236.5 ( which I got it at when it came out)? Their numbers would suggest to me that they certainly won't hurt the games ability to stay under. I also understand that crazy things happen daily in the NBA, regardless of officiating. Maybe both teams just come out flat as hell and can never catch up to the 236.5....maybe they score 80 in the 1st.
With Golden State constantly pushing the O/U numbers up and up, one would imagine at some point they will go cold and Under bigtime. Toronto had a tough overtime game yesterday in Philly, how will that affect this total? Toronto is still in the thick of the bottom of the East playoff race with Chicago, and I would hope that would push then to play a little "D" today as every game still counts for them. I know the tendency to play less "D" coming off a hard fought game the day before, but this situation is a little bit different.
Any intelligent thoughts are welcomed. Especially if anyone has an insight into the possibilities of the refs having any say in the total. I know if it were Benny Salvatore I would not have bet the under. Happy Easter to all....have a winning day.
JC Ferrero match?
I would appreciate the help with the results....