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Homer Bailey Reds
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Homer Bailey is off to a 1-2 start with a bloated 6.15 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. Bailey struggled early in his career with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP from 2007-2011. The past two years he turned it around to the tune of 3.58 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Can he return to that form?
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Bailey has had very bad luck this year. His BABIP is .416. His career mark is .302 and the past two years it was .290 and .284 respectively. His BAA is .345 compared to a career mark of .263. Bailey is being hit 82 points higher than his career mark. Baseball is a game of averages. When his luck turns around, Bailey’s bloated numbers should regress more towards the mean.
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Bailey has allowed four or more runs in four of his five starts. Those starts came against the Cardinals (twice), Pirates and Braves. His lone quality start came against the Cubs. He was a combined 2-6 against that quartet with a 4.60 ERA. Facing familiar foes that feasted on Bailey last year hasn’t helped. He was 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA against the Cubs.
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Bailey has a career ERA of 4.70 in the first half of the season compared to 3.95 in the second half. Last year his splits were 3.82 compared to 3.02. In 2012 they were 4.14 compared to 3.21. More evidence that better days are ahead.
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Hopefully that starts tomorrow against the Brewers.
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2014 March Madness
Designed by Jase Patrizio, jasepatrizio.com – art design & production
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With  a seventh seed playing an eighth seed, it’s not surprising that the championship game is irrelevant in most bracket challenges. The winner of the 2014 LestersLegends’ March Madness tournament was a bracket named Virginia.
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Here’s a look at the top teams:
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Virginia – 75 points
NHL’s Nifty Bracket – 74 points
Mike Jamo’s Amazing Bracket – 70 points
Straight Cash Homie – 70 points
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Virginia also earned a LestersLegends March Madness badge, also designed by Jase Patrizio, jasepatrizio.com.
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Here’s my first look at the top ten picks of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
2. St. Louis Rams: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
5. Oakland Raiders: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
8. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
9. Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
10. Detroit Lions: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
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2014 NFL Mock Draft Database
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2013 NFL Picks – Week 13

27 November 2013


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It was another thrilling week of NFL action. Here are my Week 13 picks.
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Week 12 Results: 7-6-1
Week 12 Lock Picks: 1-1
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Previous Lock to Win Picks: NE (W), BAL (W), SEA (W), IND (W), ATL (L), DEN (W), SD (W), SF (W), DAL (W), TENN (L), ARI (W), CAR (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks: NYJ (L), STL (W), TB (W), CLE (L), DAL (W), TEN (W), ARI (W), BUF (W), CHI (L), ATL (W), MIN (W), SD (L)
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Regular Season Total: 106-69-1 (.605)
Regular Season Lock Picks: 18-6 (.750)
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Week 13 Locks:
Lock to Win: Cleveland Browns
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above): Houston Texans
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Week 13 Picks:
Detroit over Green Bay
Dallas over Oakland
Baltimore over Pittsburgh
Cleveland over Jacksonville (Winner Lock)
Indianapolis over Tennessee
Chicago over Minnesota
New York Jets over Miami
Philadelphia over Arizona
Carolina over Tampa Bay
New England over Houston (Loser Lock)
Atlanta over Buffalo
San Francisco over St. Louis
Denver over Kansas City
Cincinnati over San Diego
New York Giants over Washington
Seattle over New Orleans
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Money in Sports

30 October 2013

Everyone always complains about how much money athletes makes. Funny, they never seem to worry about how much the owners are raking in when there is a contract dispute. Here’s a cool look at the money in sports.
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How to Make Money in Professional Sports - Infographic
Courtesy of: Sports Interaction

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Alex Smith Chiefs
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The Chiefs made it eight straight wins at the weekend with a 23-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Smith played a key role as he threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
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Kansas City are the only unbeaten side in the league, something Smith said is helping the players. He knows the Chiefs are becoming a big scalp for teams but has backed them to continue to rise to the challenges being thrown at them.
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“We love it. You want the stages to get bigger. That’s why you put all the work in. You want this opportunity. You want that honor,” the quarterback said, according to the betfair website.
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“I mean, not that anybody sneaks up on anybody in this league, but yeah, we’re the only undefeated team. I think that teams have recognized how we’re playing and no question, they’re coming prepared.”
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The Chiefs last won the AFC West in 2010 but you have to go back as far as 1970 for their last, and only, Super Bowl triumph. They have not even reached the showpiece event since then.
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Andy Reid’s men are a good bet online with betfair.com to end the team’s long wait this year, if they continue their early-season form. Like Smith, linebacker, Derrick Johnson, is happy to be the team everyone else is gunning for.
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“The best you can be right now is 8-0 and that’s where we’re at,” he said on Sunday. “Everybody’s going to give us their best. We know that. If we can take that punch and keep rolling, that’s what we did today. It wasn’t pretty, but a ‘W’ sure does look good.”
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The Buffalo Bills will be the next team to throw everything at the unbeaten Chiefs next Sunday.
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