Published on: 07/30/2014 12:01:15
Jim Mora Jr. is probably underrated when it comes to college football coaches. The job he has done at UCLA is nothing short of remarkable. Rick Neuheisel had really hurt this UCLA program in a big way, but Mora Jr. has them out of the dumps and into the national title conversation in a hurry. Last year’s team exceeded most people’s expectations, and there is little question that this year’s team is much better on paper. Can they get it done on the field?
Published on: 07/29/2014 08:59:55
Oklahoma is one of the hardest teams to rank in the preseason this year. The Sooners looked like a well-oiled machine in their Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. Based on that win alone, it would be easy to have Oklahoma in the top three since they return so much talent. I do believe it is important to keep some perspective though. This is a very similar team to the one that lost 36-20 as a 12 point favorite against the Texas Longhorns.
Published on: 07/28/2014 13:38:32
Georgia was expected to do big things last year. In the end, the Bulldogs finished with a highly disappointing 8-5 record. They lost by a field goal to Clemson in the season opener before turning things around for a while. The loss at Vanderbilt was a real crusher. Late in the season, Aaron Murray got hurt and that slowed down the offense. All year long in 2013, the Georgia Bulldogs defense was torched by the top offenses in the SEC.
Published on: 07/28/2014 11:06:53
Can the Boston Red Sox really do anything about defending their World Series title? It is becoming more and more evident that it isn't going to be the case. On Monday night, the Bosox open up a series against an American League East rival that is very much in the playoff hunt as they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball betting action that is set to begin at 7:10 PM ET at Fenway Park.
Published on: 07/27/2014 08:45:38
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have been going at it tooth and nail in the National League West this season. On Sunday night these clubs will square off once again, and the Giants will have someone brand new in uniform, who will also be the starting pitcher for the evening as baseball betting action gets underway at 8:05 PM ET at AT&T Park. It's an ESPN game, as is the custom for the single Sunday night contest.
Published on: 07/24/2014 13:03:12
MLB Network will have Thursday night baseball for viewers, beginning with Miami at Atlanta in at 7:10 p.m ET and a couple of games in the 10:05 p.m. ET time slots with Detroit at Los Angeles (AL) and Baltimore at Seattle.
Published on: 07/24/2014 09:35:24
Chicago Bears fans haven’t had a whole lot to cheer about the last couple seasons compared to what they have expected. In 2011, the Bears lost to their rivals from Green Bay in the NFC Championship game. That was the game where Jay Cutler sat much of the game due to an injury, and his image hasn’t completely recovered in Chicago ever since. The Bears went 8-8 in the 2011 regular season. They went 10-6 in 2012, but lost the tiebreaker to the Vikings and missed the playoffs again.
Published on: 07/23/2014 10:02:07
If there is any contending team in the major leagues that has truly experienced the severe ups and downs of the pennant race this season, it is the San Francisco Giants, who are no strangers to the heights, having won …
Published on: 07/23/2014 09:34:03
The New York Giants went 7-9 in the 2013 season. Their record really doesn’t indicate how bad they were though. The Giants were outscored 383 to 294 points over the course of the season. The Giants can be a tough team to figure out. They have won the Super Bowl twice in the past seven years, but they have also missed the playoffs in four of those seven years as well.
Published on: 07/22/2014 19:32:20
The Oakland Raiders have gone 4-12 in each of the last two seasons. Oakland showed promise early last year, but that promise faded away quickly. This is a franchise that has a made a habit out of making bad draft picks and bad offseason acquisitions. Matt Flynn was their big acquisition prior to last year, and he was so bad he didn’t even make it to week six without getting cut.