SportsCrack Blog

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


This is why you need to respect your elders. I think since MMA has come around everybody thinks they know how to fight because they watched it on television. In the meantime these old bastards who had to fight and work their way up society's ladder just sit waiting for some dickhead bully to come and fuck with them. The lesson is just because you see Herschel Walker kicking the shit out of people on Showtime doesn't mean your slow, lazy, drunk ass can do it to some guy who probably trained with the NAZIS.


I'm not going to jinx myself and tell you I've been nailing all my college basketball picks at an incredible rate but I'm also not going to lie to you at the same time. Take these picks for what they are worth.

Kansas is a legitimate Final Four team (right up there with Texas and Ohio State) and has been on a bit of a roll lately. I know Bill Self isn't good luck in Texas Tech (hasn't won) but KU on paper is much stronger than the Red Raiders. I think Kansas wins big in Lubbock.

Since the Tar Heels got their asses handed to them by Georgia Tech they have been playing lights out. Barnes is starting to look like the freshman everybody thought he could be during the preseason. From top to bottom UNC is a more physical and talented team than BC. I'm going with another road team to cover the spread. Take the Heels.

There really is no reason the Illini should be favored by this much. They have lost 4 of the last 5. Penn State on the other hand has won 4 of the last 6 with the two losses being on the road by less than 5 points against ranked conference opponents. Illinois will probably win but take PSU with the +8.

I think Wisconsin could win big at home here since they are undefeated and Purdue isn't the greatest of road teams. But I'm going to be a little conservative here and take Wiscy with the money line bet because I'm not sure they cover the 5. The payout is still good (say you lay 1k on the Badgers it pays out 1.44K) and I think there is some money to be made here.

Rob Neyer is leaving ESPN

For those avid baseball fans like Matt and I, getting to know Rob Neyer through his rants and raves on, particularly his blog SweetSpot, since 1996 has been an absolute pleasure. I've spent countless hours over the last 27 years being in love with the game and desperately praying that baseball would always be a part of me and I would always be a part of it. I owe a lot of that to dedicated people like Mr. Neyer who have tirelessly worked to come up with stories, facts, figures, portrayals, and predictions regarding the game that has become so much a part of me. To all of the other sports bloggers, sports writers, and sports reporters, we here at SportsCrack may think we're better than you, but your work is appreciated and truly keeps us going. Thanks Rob, for all you've done for baseball, for all you've done for ESPN, and for all you've done for me over the last 15 years!