Team basketball is back! No big 3, big six, press NWO gang mentality. Drafted players, great passing. Complete anti-thesis to the ESPN highlight reel mentality. Bill Russell won almost twice as many titles as Jordan, but he wasn't a human highlight reel tv era player. Don't get me wrong I love Jordan like the rest, but we got to see all his games. How many of Russell's 20-30+ rebound games are out there?
First pick of the year. Waited a month specifically to see who is for real and who is not. Starting conservatively as I don't want to get into parlays and that stuff til later.
Braves -128 - Baves getting hosed by Fish the past few days. Santana gets them on track, or at least makes this a game!
Looking at a Red Sox play with Peavy but haven't full pulled the trigger. Psyched to be back this baseball season!
13-12 NHL, 2-0 AHL regular season
What's up puckheads? Been quite some time. Best forum and posters on covers by far. Think it's the canadian element, that lacks the sociopath keyboard warriors on the other forums. Although the soccer forum is class too. Anyways, no posted playoff picks til today, still reeling that the Pens couldn't hold down a 3-0 lead, would have been one heck of a boost to my bank if that came through. But that's hockey. No lead his is really safe with the exception of some Sharks games I have watched.
Detroit +202 - First pick is a straight up dog. Realise Bruins are a scary machine right now. And the Bear is peaking. I think Howard stands on his head today and they repeat the closeness of last game, but this time the Wings eke it out.
Colorado-No way they get just 12 shots on goal again. Nate Mac gets them back on the horse.
13-10 YTD AHL 2-0
Wanted to pull the trigger with Red Wings yesterday but just couldn't. And that 3-2 anaheim under killed my day. Back at er today. Want to finish the week strong. Still on fence with the Avs game.
Jackets/Flyers over 5.5 - Playoff hockey screams unders, but these two teams combined for 25 goals in the three games they were in this year.
Steven Stamkos to score - Just praying this isn't some 2-1 pain induced game. The best goal scorer in the league folks. Ovie has 48 but is a power play specialist.
12-9 NHL YTD 2-0 AHL picks
Time of year when picks get limited due to baseball which is a much easier sport to handicap IMO. Still in the thick of it with my puck homies though.
Pens -180 - Hate juice, but Canes on b to b, and see Crosby taking the team on his shoulders now that Malkin is out. If Fleury can stop a beachball feel good about this pick.
Avalanche +120 - Duchene out, but so is Horton. Blue Jackets need points to stay alive. But still give the edge to Avs offense, like Nate dog Mckinnon.