Saturday, January 07, 2012

Wild Cards - Saturday

Running Total : 11/15

Cincinatti Bengals @ Houston Texans

My Patriots would dearly love for the Bengals to stage an upset here, so we avoid Pittsburgh. And as it's a bit boring to pick all home teams, I'm going to tip them to get one.

Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints

The Saints stellar offense against Detroit's secondary ? Blow out, Brees to pile up the yards and TDs.

Monday, January 02, 2012

World Darts final

Running total from yesterday : 10/14

I'm going for Adrian Lewis to successfully defend his title tonight.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

PDC World Darts Semis

Couple of great games in prospect tonight, the quarters were brilliant to watch. So hard to call these.

Andy Hamilton v Simon Whitlock

Great win for Whitlock against my tip Gary Anderson in the last round. Hamilton is in the form of his life, and looks like he believes for the first time. Hamilton's scoring power to see off Whitlock, who has to miss doubles some day.

Adrian Lewis v James Wade

Defending champion v tournament favourite. Lewis is better in the longer matches and has done it before, but Wade beats him more often than not. Wade to reach his first final.

Update 1 : Hamilton, but only just. What a great game !

Update 2 : Well, at 5-1, I thought I was quids in there. Incredible fight back from Lewis, never seen anything like it in my 30 years of watching darts. Amazing.

NFL Week 17

Okay, i'm just going to write about games that potentially impact the playoffs - teams that can either clinch their place or change their seeding today.


Patriots can nail down the number one seed for the second successive year with a win at home to Buffalo - not that it did us much good last year. Brady to eke out another ugly win, beating Marino's record but not catching Drew Brees.

Baltimore will win their division with a win at Cincinatti, who themselves need to win to get a Wild Card. Ravens to nick it.

Denver need to beat Kansas City to win their division, but Kyle Orton will have a point to prove. Chiefs to spoil the Tebow party. Which will allow Oakland in for the divisional title if they can beat the Chargers, which I think they will.

Titans to steal the last wild card by beating a disinterested Houston, who are guaranteed the third seed whatever, and Pittsburgh to crush Cleveland. Jets to win but miss out.


Green Bay have the number one seed locked up, so they will rest most of their team against Detriot, who will want to win to get the fifth seed and will therefore do so.

49ers will hammer the hapless Rams to take the second seed. New Orleans will keep Brees in the game until halftime or so, which will be long enough to get the job done and see off Brady.

Atlanta will beat Tampa Bay and hope Detriot slip up.

And in the big one, the Giants to continue the Cowboys late season misery.

Update 1 : Patriots did i the hard way, going 21-0 down at the ened of the first quarter, before blasting 49 unanswered points past Buffalo. Can't really believe we've gone 13-3 with such a poor defence - we can't give three score starts once the playoffs start.

Titans scraped past Houston, who played their starters for no apparent reason. The Jets lost, and three more interceptions for Mark Sanchez, for whom time must surely have run out.

Green Bay still managed to win, despite benching key players - backup QB Matt Flynn throwing for 500 yards and 6 TDs - wonder if someone will come in for him. Young Stafford looks class if he can stay fit too.

49ers and New Orleans both won as expected.

So far, 4/6.

Update 2 : Denver bottled it as expected - incredibly poor game - but so did Oakland. Baltimore and Pittsburgh did the business. Atlanta hammered Tampa Bay.

Now 8/11.

Update 3 : Giants always in control. Final score 9/12.

Talking 'bout a Resolution

Resolutions for 2012

Well, the first goes without saying. Drink less, lose weight.

There's a second one concerning work, but I don't write about work on here.

Finally, get back on the Social Media horse. And stay on it this time.

I'm going to primarily (but not exclusively) make this site about sports previews and predictions. The Premier League has shown itself to be a mug's game in the last 24 hours, so I'm going to avoid that where possible.

Spoilt for choice today - last day of the NFL regular season, and PDC World Darts Semi-Finals. Posts coming up. Feel free to join in via Comments.