Friday, December 28, 2018
Oklahoma Vs Alabama
Over the years it’s been amusing anytime Oklahoma gets a Bowl game that matters like this one because they always blow it in some hilarious fashion! Now I understand those were Bob Stoops teams, so his bad juju may be removed, but that has yet to be determined. Unfortunately for Oklahoma their first matchup in the College Football Playoff is Alabama and they are better than they have ever been. That statement is not an exaggeration, it’s a fact because this team finally has a solid starting quarterback. Usually Alabama has some kind of weakness, but this year’s squad is stacked from offense, to defense, and special teams. Tua Tagovailoa has carried this offense and even though he has battled through injuries his backup is more than qualified to take this squad over and be just as effective. Oklahoma in my opinion is lucky to even be here because they were a fairly mediocre team. While yes they have the Heisman Trophy winner, I don’t believe Alabama’s defense even gives a shit about that and will probably make that decision look like a stupid one in the end. If you can’t already see which way my opinion sways on this matchup I’ll clear it up for ya…Alabama all the way in this one!
Alabama over Oklahoma 48-31
Notre Dame Vs Clemson
I feel like this matchup is going to be the exact opposite of the Alabama vs Oklahoma matchup. Notre Dame has been a solid team from start to finish, but for some reason the majority of the analysts are overlooking that and don’t think they really even belong in the Playoff. I feel it’s mostly because a lot of people have this high scoring fantasy football mindset that they forget how real football is actually played and what I like about Notre Dame is they play real football. The defense can get the big stops when they need them and the offense knows how to make the big plays when under pressure. This year’s Clemson Tigers are very different from the past couple of seasons because they dominate on the defensive side of the ball as opposed to the high scoring offenses they have had before. With that in mind I think this will end up being a close defensive matchup that will be won on some type of fluke play like a blocked kick or turnover for points. I believe Notre Dame has been put to the test throughout the season and had to play tougher opponents and been placed in some situations they have had to climb out of to get the win, where-as Clemson has pretty much kicked the asses of every one of their opponents thus far and Notre Dame is probably the best team they have faced up until this point in the season. Overall I believe Notre Dame is the better team in this matchup and I think they will come out on top in a close battle.
Notre Dame over Clemson 24-21
Monday, October 22, 2018
Division Series Record (3-1)
Championship Series Record (1-1)
World Series Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have pretty much dominated this entire season from start to finish, so it’s no surprise they made it to the World Series. They have made the path to the World Series look easy against really good teams! There was never a question they were going to win their division because they were head and shoulders above every other team in the AL East. Once the playoffs began they really have had no mercy. It started when they beat up the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS and then gave that same ass whooping to the Astros in the ALCS. It looks like the Dodgers are next in line because the Dodgers are not even half the team that the Red Sox are. The Dodgers have a solid starting lineup, but the Red Sox starting pitching is much more reliable. Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the league, but beyond him the rest of the pitching staff is suspect. The Red Sox have a lot more depth in their bullpen and have a solid closer in Kimbrel. The Dodgers have been known to score quite a bit, but the Red Sox are known to score more. On defense I’ll take the Red Sox any day over the Dodgers, or anybody in the league this season. Basically, I don’t think the Dodgers really even have a chance. This should be another domination to cap off what has been an absolutely dominant season from the Red Sox.
Red Sox over Dodgers in 5 games
MVP: Mookie Betts
Friday, October 12, 2018
Division Series Record (3-1)
2018 MLB Championship Series Predictions
Boston Red Sox Vs Houston Astros
The Astros looked pretty much unstoppable in the ALDS against the Indians, who are not a chump team, but they looked like one against the Astros. The Astros pitching has continued to dominate and the batting lineup has continued to score a ton of runs. The Astros look even better and more confident then when they made their run last season. The Red Sox should give them a run for their money because they are a similar team that should matchup very well against the Astros. The Red Sox have been very consistent this season in most areas, except with their pitching. The starting lineup is solid, but they can easily get knocked around and this Astros batting order is not one to make a mistake with because they will make you pay. The Astros are playing at another level right now and it doesn’t look like they are about to let up until they win the Championship!
Astros over Red Sox in 6 games
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Milwaukee Brewers
Well now it’s time for the Brewers to show us who they really are because they are facing a damn good team with everything on the line! The Brewers have been a solid team from start to finish and they showed no mercy against the Rockies in the NLDS, but this is going to be a completely different team coming up in the NLCS! The Dodgers have been up and down this season and haven’t really found any consistency, but currently they are on fire! I wouldn’t be surprised if a couple games end up with a high scoring shooutout because these are two of the strongest batting lineups in the NL. The Dodgers have the edge in this matchup because of their starting pitching. They have one of the best pitchers in the league in Clayton Kershaw who is as reliable as they get and looks to be healthy and back in form. The Dodgers starting pitching can go the distance, but I’m not sure I can say the same for the Brewers. The Brewers have a good starting rotation with a solid bullpen, but this Dodgers team is lights out on offense right now and they don’t look like they are about to cool off!
Dodgers over Brewers in 5 games
Thursday, October 4, 2018
2018 MLB Division Series Predictions
New York Yankees Vs Boston Red Sox
One of the best rivalries in sports is Yankees and Red Sox and I feel like this one will be another classic! In the past playoff matchups between these two, the Yankees usually rolled in and looked like the more dominant team, but not this time around. The Yankees are a solid team, but they have had their struggles, and I am not convinced their starting pitching or bullpen will be able to handle the Red Sox. The Red Sox have been one of the best teams in the league by far, they can kill you on offense and they will kill you on defense. They are difficult to score against and difficult to stop once they start loading up the bases. The starting pitching is one of the best in the league and we all know that is where it all begins if you want a championship. I don’t expect the Yankees to lay down, they will give it their all, but unfortunately for them I think the Red Sox are a much more consistent team than the Yankees and that gives them the edge in this matchup.
Red Sox over Yankees in 5 games
Cleveland Indians Vs Houston Astros
This matchup in the Division Series will probably be better than the actual World Series. I believe whoever wins this matchup will be the Champion when it’s all said and done because I believe these are the two best teams in the league. They both showcase some of the best pitching in the league, along with a batting lineup that has been known to score a lot of runs. The problem for the Astros this season has been the never ending injuries to some of their key players, so they just haven’t looked as dominant as they were last season. I don’t even think most people beyond legitimate baseball fans even realize how good the Indians are, they have probably the best starting pitching staff in the league and the bullpen is solid as well. I believe the edge in this matchup will go to the Indians because of their power house batting lineup. I believe they will come through in the clutch and will be able to pound away at the Astros pitchers and take this series.
Indians over Astros in 5 games
Atlanta Braves Vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Braves have been a big surprise this season with a nice group of homegrown talent taking the league by storm. The Dodgers on the other hand have been all over the place. They haven’t had one ounce of consistency at any point in the season. One minute they look amazing and can kick your ass, then the next they are getting blown out and look like an absolutely pathetic squad. The Dodgers on paper are a really good team and should actually breeze right on through the playoffs, but because of their inconsistency it’s hard to imagine they won’t have a difficult time against the Braves. While I like what the Braves have been able to accomplish this season, I still think they have some work to do and have really cooled off over the past couple of months. I believe the Dodgers have the edge in this matchup just because they seem to actually be playing well and came in hot into the playoffs and seem to be firing on all cylinders…for now!
Dodgers over Braves in 4 games
Colorado Rockies Vs Milwaukee Brewers
I don’t believe most people thought the Brewers were going to dominate like they did this season. They have been on fire from start to finish and overall have been one of the most consistent teams in the National League. The batting lineup is killer and the starting pitching has been very solid. The Rockies caught fire the last couple of months and almost ended up taking the division away from the Dodgers! The Rockies are a solid team and should give the Brewers a tough fight, but in the end I think the Brewers are a much better team and will be able to take advantage when it matters the most. I don’t believe the Rockies starting pitchers will be able to handle the Brewers batting order and could be in trouble if the starters get chased out of the game early and they have to rely on the bullpen.
Brewers over Rockies in 3 games
Monday, September 3, 2018
1. Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
2. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
3. Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
4. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
5. Dallas Cowboys (10-6)
6. New Orleans Saints (10-6)
1. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (12-4)
3. New England Patriots (10-6)
4. Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)
5. Indianapolis Colts (10-6)
6. Oakland Raiders (9-7)
Saints Vs Eagles
Cowboys Vs Falcons
Raiders Vs Patriots
Colts Vs Chargers
Cowboys Vs Rams
Eagles Vs Vikings
Raiders Vs Steelers
Chargers Vs Jaguars
Cowboys Vs Vikings
Jaguars Vs Steelers
Super Bowl LIII
Vikings Vs Steelers