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Sports is Not Enough

The First Vegas Hockey Game Was Proof That Sports Can’t Heal Tragedy – VICE Sports

After the largest mass shooting in American history, all the horror of the real world was displayed on the ice Tuesday night. First responders, many reluctantly accepting cheers from the crowd as they walked onto the ice, were there to receive thanks from the fans. But they were also a reminder of how everything can and will go bad in a moment’s notice.

The problem is that something needs to actually come of their presence. What needs to follow is more than just a hockey game. We need to see this parade of heroes, take the next step and say to ourselves, “It would be great if these men and women didn’t have to be heroes as often as they do. Let’s do something about it.”

Dave is exactly right. The Vegas Knights did everything right last night, but this should not be on them nor any other group of athletes. This is on all of us to demand more be done.

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What Does This Mean For Keith Hernandez?

The Mets stunk, the manager is out, they have awful ownership, and I can go on. With all of that the one thing the Mets have had over the last decade is Gary, Keith, and Ron. At the end of the game today we saw this.

Do not do this to us Mex!

Updated: Maybe we can relax

Update to the Update: Keith is working the post-season!

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MLB Predictions

It’s fun to put these type of things somewhere public so I can look back in October to see how wrong I was.

So here I go…

NL East: Nationals

NL Central: Cubs

NL West: Giants

NL Wildcard: Mets

NL Wildcard: Dodgers

AL East: Blue Jays

AL Central: Indians

AL West: Mariners

AL Wildcard: Boston

AL Wildcard: Yankees

NLDS: Mets vs. Cubs/Giants vs. Nationals

NLCS: Mets vs. Giants

ALDS: Boston vs. Indians/Blue Jays vs. Mariners

ALCS: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

World Series: Red Sox vs. Mets

Winner: Boston Red Sox

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NFL Divisonal Weekend Picks

So the last good weekend of football is upon us. Coming off 3-1 Wildcard weekend, here are the divisional picks.

Home Line Away
Atlanta -5 Seattle
New England -17 Houston
Kansas City -1.5 Pittsburgh
Dallas -4.5 Green Bay
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What the NHL Standings Should Like

It’s time for the NHL to change the points system.  The idea that games that end in regulation are worth two points, and games that go to OT or a shootout are worth three makes no sense.  I made a quick Google Sheet showing what I think the NHL should do.

  • A regulation win is worth 3 points
  • An OT or shootout win is worth 2 points
  • An OT or shootout loss is worth 1 point

This means that each game is worth three points, and would reward teams for winning in regulation. Here is what the Eastern Conference standings would like like as of games played through 1/3/2017.

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Week 17 NFL Picks

After a great week 16, I try to finish off strong in week 17. A tough week to pick as some teams are already on vacation, and another group is getting geared up for the playoffs. Here is to hoping that I don’t screw up an otherwise very successful year.

Lines as of 9:00 AM Eastern Time at the MGM/Mirage.

Home Line Away
Tennessee -3 Houston
NY Jets +3.5 Buffalo
Cincinnati -1 Baltimore
Washington -7.5 NY Giants
Detroit +3 Green Bay
Indianapolis -5 Jacksonville
Philadelphia -4.5 Dallas
Minnesota -6 Chicago
Tampa Bay -4.5 Carolina
Pittsburgh -6 Cleveland
Atlanta -7 New Orleans
Miami +9.5 New England
Los Angeles +6 Arizona
San Diego +5.5 Kansas City
San Francisco +9.5 Seattle
Denver -1.5 Oakland
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Week 16 NFL Picks

After my worst week of the year, by far, here are my not so scientific picks for Week 16!

Happy Holidays…..

Home Line Away
Philadelphia +1.5 NY Giants
Chicago +3 Washington
Buffalo -3.5 Miami
New Orleans -4 Tampa Bay
Carolina +2.5 Atlanta
Green Bay -7 Minnesota
New England -16.5 NY Jets
Jacksonville +5 Tennessee
Cleveland +6 San Diego
Oakland -3.5 Indianapolis
Los Angeles -3.5 San Francisco
Seattle -8 Arizona
Houston PK Cincinnati
Pittsburgh -5.5 Baltimore
Kansas City -3.5 Denver
Dallas -7 Detroit
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