Monday, February 4, 2013

Erik Spoelstra named NBA East All-Stars Coach

As the Miami Heat routed the Toronto Raptors 100-85 last Sunday in Toronto, the victory also clinched Erik Spoelstra's first assignment as the Eastern Conference's head coach for the 62nd All-Star Games this February 15th- to 17th at Houston, Texas. It was a sweet victory for Spoelstra as the New York Knicks' head coach Mike Woodson was also in line for the prestigious position.

Woodson failed to nab the coaching duties as the Knicks' standings in the Eastern Conference is a-half game short at 30-15, compared to the Heat's 30-14. It looks like Woodson will go to the Caribbean as planned.

Under Spoelstra's command are his stalwarts Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, supported by Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), and Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks). Completing the roster for the Eastern All-Stars are Luol Deng (CHI), Roy Hibbert (IND), Andre Iguodala (PHI), Joe Johnson (ATL), Paul Pierce (BOS), Rajon Rondo (BOS), and Derron Williams (NJ).

Opposite Spoelstra is veteran coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. Popovich will be making his third NBA All-Star Games appearance as head coach.

Named captain of their respective teams are Wade and Chris Paul (LAC) for the Western Conference.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Top Picks for 2012 Kentucky Derby


It’s that time of the year again when topnotch thoroughbreds in the United States take to the Churchill Downs racetrack and vie for the top spot. Picking this year’s best pick would be hard, as there are many fine horses out there that are more than capable of bagging the top prize.

Bodemesiter is the early favorite to win 2012 Kentucky Derby
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This upcoming 138th Kentucky Derby’s favorites include Bodemeister, whose victory in last month’s Arkansas Derby was impressive. Bodemeister won by almost 10 lengths.

Union Rags, who won four out of six races, is also a top contender for this year’s Run for The Roses. Trainer Michael Matz indicates that they plan to run fast right from the start to keep up with Bodemeister.

Take Care Indy, whose stunning and surprising win at the Florida Derby, is also expected to make this year’s Kentucky Derby interesting. Other horses worth looking at are Daddy Long Legs, Gemologist, and Hansen.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Player Movements in the NFL

A number of players in the NFL are getting shuffled throughout the league and this might be vital in making the right bets. Here are some of the movements of players happening recently in the National Football League.

New York Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins’ return is short-lived as he extensively injured his left knee in the opening game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jenkins, who is coming off from a left knee surgery, will sit the rest of the season out due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It really does sucks to Jenkins right now.

Jenkins is not alone of the injured list. Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is also out for the season after suffering a right ankle injury. It would be hard on the Packers as Grant ran a total of 1,200 yards in each of the last two seasons. Grant was hurt in a victory game over the Philadelphia Eagles.

New York Giants has recently added tight end Bear Pascoe to fill in for Kevin Boss. The move also prompted Giants to release third-year linebacker Bryan Kehl.

These player movements will certainly have an effect on how the NFL tourney this year will turn out, especially on the betting part. Bettors and bookers would want to really stay on top of the betting game and the improved NFL Betting System by Allen Eastman will definitely put you on top of the NFL Betting scene.

Allen Eastman’s “99 system” has proven to be an effective betting planner for the last two years.

For the past 2 years the system has gone and incredible 50-21 (70%) and last year alone 27-13 this for +63.5 Units and around $5,600 in profit for $100 bettors.  This year he’s at it again with last week being his official start.  Last week the system went 3-1 +$900 for $100 bettors.

Player Movements in the NFL

A number of players in the NFL are getting shuffled throughout the league and this might be vital in making the right bets. Here are some of the movements of players happening recently in the National Football League.

New York Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins’ return is short-lived as he extensively injured his left knee in the opening game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jenkins, who is coming off from a left knee surgery, will sit the rest of the season out due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It really does sucks to Jenkins right now.

Jenkins is not alone of the injured list. Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is also out for the season after suffering a right ankle injury. It would be hard on the Packers as Grant ran a total of 1,200 yards in each of the last two seasons. Grant was hurt in a victory game over the Philadelphia Eagles.

New York Giants has recently added tight end Bear Pascoe to fill in for Kevin Boss. The move also prompted Giants to release third-year linebacker Bryan Kehl.

These player movements will certainly have an effect on how the NFL tourney this year will turn out, especially on the betting part. Bettors and bookers would want to really stay on top of the betting game and the improved NFL Betting System by Allen Eastman will definitely put you on top of the NFL Betting scene.

Allen Eastman’s “99 system” has proven to be an effective betting planner for the last two years.

For the past 2 years the system has gone and incredible 50-21 (70%) and last year alone 27-13 this for +63.5 Units and around $5,600 in profit for $100 bettors.  This year he’s at it again with last week being his official start.  Last week the system went 3-1 +$900 for $100 bettors.

Strategic Matchmaking By Pacquiao: A Response To Ricardo Lois

In a recent article by Examiner.com’s Ricardo Lois, the respected scribe and boxing radio show host posted some points that insinuate that Manny Pacquiao’s meteoric rise through the ranks is, in Lois’ own words, aided by weak opposition. Pacquiao’s rocket-like ascent from super featherweight to junior middleweight is only possible because the seven-division champion ran through big names who were in decline and past their prime (at least it’s not munching on ‘power pellets’).

Allow this writer to make a response to such suggestion.

Pacquiao probably had the toughest fights of his career as a featherweight and super featherweight. From lightweight and up, it really looked like as if every opponent Pacquiao faced was a cakewalk. Arguably true. But then, let this writer speak out his arguments.

Pacquiao’s only fight in lightweight was a title bid against then WBC lightweight champion and former Olympian David Diaz. Sure, Diaz was not the toughest titleholder in the division at that point and Pacquiao could have chosen names like Nate Campbell and Joel Casamayor, as all three fought in March 2008 and were pretty much available to fight each other at the time. Campbell then held the IBF, WBO, and WBA lightweight crowns while Casamayor was then the WBO interim champion.

Considered a paper champion at lightweight, the fact remains that Diaz sent Pacquiao’s archnemesis Erik Morales into a semi-retirement state. Morales still remains as the last fighter to beat Pacquiao.

Next fight for Pacquiao was a welterweight dream match against Oscar dela Hoya. Many people seem to forget that it was Oscar who cherry-picked Pacquiao after the former’s rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. collapsed when Money May “retired” from the sport of boxing. A lot of people did not even give Pacquiao much of a chance, from the casual fans to boxing experts. Even a congressman from the Philippines tried to persuade Philippine sports authorities to stop the Pacquiao-Dela Hoya match because Pacquiao is endangering himself in a huge mismatch.



A mismatch indeed, only it was the other way around. The fight against Dela Hoya was no product of strategic matchmaking from the Pacquiao camp, as what Lois’ article insinuates. Rather, it was a matter of confident handpicking that went down south exponentially.

Ricky Hatton was coming off an impressive win against Paulie Malignaggi prior to facing the Pacman. With a new trainer in the person of Floyd Mayweather, Sr., Hatton was a greatly improved fighter, or so they say. Is this fight another strategic matchmaking scheme by Pacquiao’s camp? The answer is a big no.

For starters, Hatton was then the lineal champion at the light welterweight division and has only lost once to Floyd Mayweather, whom he fought at welterweight. Hatton was also undefeated as a light welter. People were also demanding a showdown between the Brit and the Filipino. And lastly, was there anyone else worthy to face Pacquiao at that particular moment? Really, was there anyone else?

Miguel Cotto was the first legitimate welterweight Pacquiao has ever faced. A stylistic power-puncher, many, writer included, felt that Cotto was damaged goods by the time he went up against Pacquiao. Still, Cotto lost only once and was the reigning WBO welterweight champion, so pretty much it was a good deal. Cotto at the time and up until now is no weak opposition.

However, it can be argued that Shane Mosley was available for a fight and a Pacquiao-Mosley showdown could have been a classic. It did not happen not because of another strategic maneuvering to pit Pacquiao against lesser opponents, but rather, a promotional move to keep the money in-house.

As for Joshua Clottey, he is ranked as one of the top 10 welterweights when he fought Pacquiao. Clottey himself also held the IBF welterweight title for a while. People need to understand that the Clottey fight only materialized after negotiations for the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout fell through the first time over drug testing protocols.

The only available welterweight contender at the time was Clottey as WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley and WBC welterweight titleholder Andre Berto were slated to fight then (this was prior to the Haiti earthquake that killed thousands of Haitians, including a number of Berto’s relatives, forcing him to withdrew from the fight). Pacquiao fought Clottey simply because there was no one else left to fight.

Going back, it really does appear that Pacquiao seemed to just breeze through the said fighters, despite their reputation as elite contenders in the sport. That said, one can simply attribute such fact to Pacquiao’s dedication, undeniably strict work ethic, and determination to be the best at what he does.

Strategic matchmaking? You decide.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Why the Vancouver Canucks Sucks

I just went over to Canada to visit my aunt and my uncle. And like any traditional Canadians (even naturalized ones), they are crazy over hockey. And they took me to an ice hockey game that features the Vancouver Canucks against another ice hockey team whose name I cannot remember, mainly because I am not much that into hockey and the only Canadian superstar athlete I know plays basketball. But what made me vividly remember the Vancouver Canucks? Two words. THEY SUCK!

I really don’t have a thing for ice hockey but I can’t help but notice how people really hated the Canucks. Someone even said they would score against themselves because how really bad they are. And from what I understand of the game (though little), the Canucks do really deserve such treatment. And if I were a betting man, I would not in my life bet my money on those losers. Instead, I would find myself a Vancouver escort and spend the money on her and really have a great time. And I would really feel good about myself too.

Going back, I did some research on the Canucks, primarily because I want to get to the bottom of it all. And I did, or perhaps I am just at the tip of the iceberg and don’t know Sh!t about hockey. Anyways, the Canucks made it to the Finals twice (which is already an achievement if you really think about it). But getting blitzed in the Finals without a fight is pretty much a measure of how you suck. And that sucks, really.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Which Nation Got The Hottest Soccer Babes?

Another comical question which is designed to provide contents for this blog, but nonetheless a very important query that every football locos must be able to answer with a certain degree of conviction. So without further ado, as I can easily top the 250-word requirement of this blogging platform, here are your answers.

BRAZIL

Nothing beats Latina beauties of football fandom. And Brazilian soccer babes got the most potent combination of beauty and body. We don’t really need the brains, do we gentlemen?

ARGENTINA

Latinas still rule and Argentinean chickas come in at close second. Really, it would have been a tossup between  the Brazilians and them but Brazilians do invented the Brazilian wax. And so they got the close edge on nabbing the top slot.

GERMANY

Europeans are hot too. And German babes are the best. Why, you ask? German women drink beer like its water and still they retain their hotness. Expect beers to overflow and bosoms to show when their German lads score a goal. I just love Germans.

CHINA

It is only fitting that the Chinese enter the World Cup because they are pretty much known for serious, internal hemorrhage-inducing kicks. But aside from that, the World will finally get to see Asian babes go wild when an Asian scores a goal.

USA

They have to be in this list. After all, they do have a long line of fine babes willing to make statements in the stands. They just need to be here. All right, American gals who are crazy for football are hot than hell!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Why is Everybody World Cup Crazy?

 Seriously, why is everyone so hyped up in a sporting event that does not even entail the whole world to begin with? Let me count 5 good reasons and hopefully make a very careful analysis on each reason.

Reason #1: Everybody is crazy about balls. This fascination with balls dates back to the olden times. Romans like balls made of iron and that has spikes to it. Ancient Greeks pretty much love to throw heavy balls to see how far they can throw them around. Basically. It’s a guy thing. For women, it is pretty obvious why they love balls. They do even have a couple of orbs that they can use to manipulate men, but I will not delve into that kind of balling.

Reason #2: When a player scores a goal, it is a perfect excuse to go crazy, like taking off your shirt and punch the guy next to you. Perfectly a good excuse to start a brawl too.

Reason#3: People from other nations that do not have a team in World Cup can join too. Philippines for example. We do not have a very effective football theme but somehow, World Cup here has hit fever pitch. And I am pretty much certain the Philippine government has made some plans as to how to incorporate the World Cup spirit to achieve their goals, whatever that means.

Reason #4: We get to see naked women. Seriously, strip bets are around gents. Don’t know which bars though.

Reason #5: We are here to see nations we hate go down in flames! Blast Germany!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MLB Thursday Betting Preview

The New York Mets were written off as pretenders in the National League East after suffering through an injury-plagued season last year, but they're right in the thick of things with the second half on the horizon.

The surprising Mets look to close in on first-place Atlanta when they take on the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game interleague series on Thursday night at Citi Field.

In stark contrast to what happened last season, New York has mostly avoided the injury bug this year. That said, the Mets continue to cash with Luis Castillo (foot) on the 15-day disabled list and Carlos Beltran (knee) on the 60-day DL.

One of the best home and runline wagers in baseball, New York sends Hisanori Takahashi (6-2, 3.13 ERA) to the hill on Thursday night. Takahashi tossed six scoreless innings to get the win in the Mets' 4-0 victory as +185 underdogs over the Yankees last Friday.

The Tigers counter with Armando Galarraga (2-1, 3.32 ERA), as they look to ride his hot hand. Detroit is 5-1 against the moneyline in Galarraga's last six starts, including four consecutive wins.
Tonights BangTheBook.com MLB pick on the game is: Take the Red Hot Mets

Elsewhere in interleague play on Thursday night, the American League East's surprise team, the Toronto Blue Jays, hosts the St. Louis Cardinals in the getaway game of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.

This is a rebuilding year for the Blue Jays, but they've hung around the rough-and-tumble AL East with a heavy dose of power hitting and starting pitching.

Toronto needs to be at its best on Thursday night with Adam Wainwright (10-4, 2.23 ERA) taking his turn for St. Louis. If not for Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez, Wainwright would be among the frontrunners for the NL Cy Young award.

Brandon Morrow (4-5, 4.97 ERA) toes the rubber for the Jays opposite Wainwright. The hardthrowing righthander has a 1.89 ERA in his last three outings, but has a 5.62 ERA in night games this season.
Tonights Free Baseball Pick: Take the Blue jays. 
Later on Thursday night, it'll be a battle of disappointing starters when the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates close out a three-game set at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Scott Feldman (5-6, 5.16 ERA) was the Rangers' opening day starter, but he's struggled in his role atop their rotation. At least Feldman has a 2.89 ERA in his last three trips to the mound.

Jeff Karstens (2-2, 4.72) goes for the Pirates, who've been awful as a road wager this season. To make matters worse, Pittsburgh is only 2-9 against the moneyline in Karsten's last 11 starts.
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Another Filipino Bites the Canvas

First it was Brian Viloria. Then Marvin Sonsona. Then Ana Julaton. Seems like the topnotch Filipino boxers are getting pounded one by one. And last Sunday, another high profile Filipino champion got his share of pounding.


Former WBC light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol got dethroned by Mexican rival Nino Romero, in a bout that showcased how to bring on the headbutts and lose all the way. Mayol was clearly dominating the early rounds, outboxing Romero who tried to bring the fight to the Filipino but could not just land the telling blows.
That was until Romero bullied Mayol and made the Filipino fight his fight. Mayol can punch but Romero clearly have the upper hand once the game became up close and personal. It seemed Mayol lost his ground after he got deducted two points for head butting, and there is no arguing an excuse about this one.

Mayol’s defeat brings up a general, though unwritten rule in boxing – if you are fighting someone in his backyard, make sure you knock him out, even if you are the champion.

Yo Mayol! You can’t really expect to win on points if you fight on foreign grounds and you are fighting the hometown bet now, can you?

Maybe you should have pressed harder and tried to blast Romero out of the water. After all, Romero "uppercutted" you in the nut, right?

But day was not yet lost for the Filipinos as Edren Dapudong did follow the aforementioned rule and literally drilled Mexico’s Jesus “Destroyer” Jimenez to the canvas and nailed him there for the count.

Dapudong knocked Jimenez down twice. Jimenez, the taller, bigger and harder punching guy. Yeah, Dapudong knocked him out.

Out cold.

In the first round.

*(sniff sniff)

I am definitely hoping to see more good things from this kid.