Friday, September 18, 2009

Week 2 Picks

Ok, so last week wasn't good. I won 3 games. But I do have an excuse for that: The zebras. Yes, it's always the zebras. I can name at least 4 games that were affected by the refs, and those were just the ones I saw.

This week will be better, though. I, well, I don't promise. But I hope it goes better. This week, I am going to go about my prediction process a little differently. Instead of predicting the scores(which are always wrong and does nobody any good), I'm going to only predict the winners.

Here are my Week 2 picks:

FYI, the arrow is pointing to the team I believe is going to lose, and from the I believe is going to win. Such as "Atlanta is 'greater than' Carolina, like in elementary school math. Anyway, that's all for this week. Have a Happy Sunday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 1 NFL Picks

It feels so good to be back. I'm sure you all had noticed that I hadn't been on here in awhile. Both of you. But predicting NASCAR winners is so boring. So I took a few weeks off and decided to save everything for football season.

If you recall, I ended last season on a good note, correctly predicting the NFC to win the Pro Bowl. To reward them, in any game that is to be played between an AFC team and an NFC team in Week 1, I will pick the NFC team to win. Except Brett Favre's team, which is automatically an exception to all rules I may make that could possibly benefit his team.

I'd also like to take the time to predict the winner of Super Bowl XLIV:

Atlanta Falcons!!!!

Now for my Week 1 predictions:

Ten: 13 Pit: 10
Mia: 20 Atl: 28(Sorry Grandma)
KC: 23 Bal: 17
Phi: 14 Car: 23
Den: 13 Cin: 31
Min: 6 Cle: 20(Take THAT Brett Favre!!!)
Nyj: 17 Hou:27
Jac: 34 Ind: 31
Det: 24 NO: 23
Dal: 16 TB: 17
SF: 31 Ari: 28
Was:14 Nyg:24
Stl: 26 Sea: 24
Chi: 23 GB: 10
Buf: 24 NE: 21
SD: 24 Oak: 37

So there you are, my first picks of the NFL season. Here's to your team. My they make the Super Bowl*. That's all for this week. Have a Happy Sunday!

*Only valid if "your team" is the Atlanta Falcons.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brickyard 400

Hey all! It's been a few weeks, as we had an off-week last week, and I missed Chicagoland the week before.


But I'm back with some picks. And heeeeere they are:

5.Tony Stewart
4.Sam Hornish Jr.
3.Denny Hamlin
2.Reed Sorenson
1.Kasey Kahne

Going with Dodges today. Enjoy the race!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th/Coke Zero 400 Picks

Happy 4th everyone! I'll spare you my weekly lecture today and leave you with these picks:

5. Tony Stewart
4. Kasey Kahne
3. Elliott Sadler
2. Ryan Newman
1. Joey Logano

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Preview

Before I begin, let me remind everyone that Sunday's race is not the Lenox Industrial Tools 300. It is the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. No, the title is not a type-o.

Alright, onto our Sonoma Sears Point Infineon review. For the first time in 3 weeks, I did not pick Kasey Kahne to win.

He won.

It's all good, though, because somewhere, some guy bet on Kahne and won lots of money. And by reading this article, he has agreed to split it with me 50-50.

Whoo Hoo! I'm moderately wealthy! I can rent anything I want!(courtesy: Homer Simpson)

So onto our 301 lap event. I am going to think outside the box(what else is new) and go with a guy who practically dominated Saturday's practice sessions. And it isn't who you think:

5. Marcos Ambrose
4. Greg Biffle
3. Kasey Kahne
2. Denny Hamlin
1. Reed Sorenson

Yes, I am aware of the fact that this is not a Nationwide race. It is not an ARCA race. It is not a Camping World East Series race. It is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. But Reed Sorenson, who finished 6th in this race a year ago, and who was 1st and 4th respectively in Saturday's practice sessions, will win at New Hampshire. Readers, this is where I depart for another week. Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Toyota Save Mart 350

Out west for a road course race this weekend. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Wine Country for this weekend's Toyota Save Mart 350.

Unless Jeff Gordon runs poorly; Then it would be Whine Country.

I'm going to keep it short again this week, but I did have to slip the Jeff Gordon joke in there.

Time for picks:

5. Greg Biffle
4. Carl Edwards
3. Jamie McMurray
2. Boris Said
1. Marcos Ambrose

To all you fathers out there, have a Happy Father's Day. And to everyone else, have a Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Your Bankrupt Car Company Here" 400 Preview

Okay, so that actually isn't the title of the race. But it sounds pretty good. At least, better than my top 5 from last week.

But you can't predict fuel mileage races. Or overheating. Or first lap whatevertheheckwentwrongwithdennyhamlinscar problems.

With all that said, onto the even more unpredictable Michigan International Speedway. Unpredictable because of, yes, fuel mileage. That and the fact that you never know what NASCAR may let certain drivers get away with, like passing the pace car. Oops, did that come out in print?

Yeah, it did.

I am going with Kasey Kahne for the third week in a row. But I have a very logical reason. I have some friends(yeah, I pay them well). And every time I see them before a NASCAR race, Kahne runs well. It's fool proof, which is why I use it to my advantage. For example, in 2007, a year in which Kahne struggled drastically, I saw them before the Daytona 500, the Sharpie 500, and the Bank of America 500. He finished 7th, 2nd, and 8th respectively. And in 2005, I saw them before Kahne's 2nd place finish at the Brickyard 400.

I'm going with Kahne for the win:

5.Greg Biffle
4.Matt Kenseth(even in his Carhartt car)
3.Ryan Newman
2.Carl Edwards
1.Kasey Kahne

I know I lost half my readers back at the phrase, "Like passing the pace car," so I'll put the rest of you out of your misery now, for another week. Have a Happy Sunday!