Let’s Get Reel: The Rise Of Skywalker, and the End of a Saga.

Star Wars Episode IV came out the year before I was born. That awful, infamous holiday special was released four days after I was born. Return of the Jedi was one of the first movies I was old enough to see in a theater. I still remember the day I discovered my mom sold my still-in-the-shrink wrap Millenium Falcon at a rummage sale. STILLINTHESHRINKWRAPMOM! All of this is to say, I’ve never lived in a non Star Wars world. So…the Saga came to an end this weekend, with the release of Episode IX. And yeah, I went opening night for … Continue reading Let’s Get Reel: The Rise Of Skywalker, and the End of a Saga.

NFL DFS Week 16

Here are this week’s Draftkings lineups I am rolling with. Playing two cash game lineups. One for main slate only, and one for a Sunday-Monday slate so I could hop aboard the Mike Boone bandwagon. I’m apparently hoping for a shootout in the Chargers-Raiders game, which pretty much guarantees a suckfest in that one. It’s tempting to bet the under 44.5 as a hedge. Oh, and the RB injuries allow me to finally afford Lamar again, despite a hefty salary. Continue reading NFL DFS Week 16

CFB Bowl Picks ATS

Bowl season starts Friday. Here is a quick look at the sides I like. May come back around to further dive into some individual picks later if I get time. I will also mark my actual bets on this page in bold. Charlotte +6.5 vs. Buffalo. Bet U52. Buffalo can defend ground game. Weather likely. Kent St. +5 vs. Utah St. San Diego St. -3.5 vs. Central Michigan Liberty +4.5 vs. Georgia Southern FAU +3 vs. SMU. Arkansas St. -2.5 vs. FIU Like U62.5 Boise St +3.5 vs. Washington App St. -16.5 vs. UAB Marshall +17.5 vs. UCF BYU -2 … Continue reading CFB Bowl Picks ATS

CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

Here are my pre-bowl season power ratings, with bowl games set to kick off Friday. And yeah, my top two power rated teams are playing each other in the semifinals. Note: these do not take into account players sitting out yet. As for coaches leaving, I don’t adjust much based on interim coaches. Since 2010, teams have performed right at their ATS numbers on average even with interim coaches. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Ohio State 0.6 2 Clemson 2.1 3 LSU 4.4 4 Alabama 7.3 5 Georgia 10.1 6 Oklahoma 12.1 7 Utah 13.4 8 Michigan 13.6 9 Florida … Continue reading CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

NFL DFS Week 15

I’m only play head-to-heads this week, so just one lineup build. And a heavily-owned one at that. Watson, Carson, and McCaffrey are all looking like they will be north of 40 percent owned. The differentiation this week is going to come at the WR position, where there are a slew of 4-6K guys to choose from. Even with that, Conley and Westbrook both look to be near 20 percent owned. Continue reading NFL DFS Week 15

Playlist of the Week: Rural Noir

Back in the old days when Illinoishighschoolsports.com was worth visiting, there was this man. Well, a legend of sorts. His screen name was Reggie Dunlop. If IHSS had a Hall of Fame, he would be first ballot. Truly some of the best message board posts you can find on a site dedicated to the athletic pursuits of the youth, that had nothing to do with the athletic pursuits of of the youth. Reggie was the IHSS Superman. In Clark Kent form, Reggie is Jeff. Jeff is a connoisseur of the rustic life, both the bucolic and the desolate. Especially the … Continue reading Playlist of the Week: Rural Noir