don's blog en Sweet 16 ... did you get them all right? <p><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="" alt="Memphis is Back" title="Memphis is Back" class="image image-thumbnail" width="200" height="139" /><span class="caption" style="width: 198px;"><strong>Memphis is Back</strong></span></span>I don't know about the rest of you, but the people in my bracket pool are absolutely on fire.  I should've known something was up when after Day 1 some guy had gotten 16 of 16 games correctly predicted. I heard somewhere that of the 5 million entries on ESPN, only 20,000 of those had 16 of 16 correct, which equates to less than 1/2 of 1 percent. I'm sure glad one of those guys is in my league! </p> <p>After the Sweet 16 was complete, over 5% of the people in my brackets had 15 of 16 teams correct!! One of them only missed Washington, which means he got the Arizona team correct? Who are these people, and why in the world hasn't that knowledge filtered down to me somehow. My brackets are pretty busted, but there are always second chance pools right? Anyways, let's take a look at those teams that are looking good, and those that are just squeaking by.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:57:51 +0000 don 14796 at Conference Rankings heading into Bowl Season <p><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="" alt="I love computer rankings" title="I love computer rankings" class="image image-thumbnail" width="155" height="200" /><span class="caption" style="width: 153px;"><strong>I love computer rankings</strong></span></span>This time of year there are bowl projections being printed left and right, and for the most part they are fairly accurate.  Ideally what I would like to see is a pecking order of sorts like the BCS bowls where bowls can pick and choose the two best teams remaining and have that trickle down the line.  Wouldn't it be great to see how Texas Tech does against undefeated Boise State, or how TCU can handle a SEC foe.  Anyways, with all the conference tie ins, you need to know how each of the conferences stack up, and this is how it goes...</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:04:34 +0000 don 10768 at Who To Bet Site Updates <p><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="" alt="Free NBA Picks" title="Free NBA Picks" class="image image-_original" width="62" height="133" /><span class="caption" style="width: 60px;"><strong>Free NBA Picks</strong></span></span>We just wanted to inform everyone that while the college football and NFL are winding down, we are about to start with our NBA Free Picks and College Basketball Free Picks.  Chadman is expected to make his return to the NBA picks crew, and Lewass will be transitioning his nearly 60% prediction rate from College Football to College Basketball.  Not only will these two great handicappers be in the mix, but so will myself and possibly another handicapper to help you make the correct Free Picks throughout the basketball season.  Check back with us shortly to get your Free Picks.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 21:10:39 +0000 don 10421 at College Football Week 1 picks coming soon <p>Hey all,</p> <p>With college football starting up this weekend, we are going to again be having our weekly picks for you.  We are hoping to get you our preseason rankings and predictions shortly, followed by our picks for this weekend's College Football games.  Stay tuned!</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:30:34 +0000 don 8489 at Week away <p>Sorry for the lack of posts this past week as I was on vacation with family and didn't have time to update the site.  Things will pick up again starting tomorrow, and we should start adding some pre-season NFL and College Football analysis in the coming weeks.  Thanks for checking in, and it's good to be back!</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:31:06 +0000 don 8147 at Automatic Updates <p>Hi may have noticed that the MLB Lines weren't updating very often as they had once in the past.  Well, we have found the issue, and it had to do with our ISP all of the sudden cancelling all of our cron jobs.  Therefore, we are in the process of recreating them, but things should be back up to normal again in no time.  Thanks for understanding.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:58:28 +0000 don 7690 at Missing MLB Lines <p>Just a quick update.  We apologize for the lack of a free MLB pick for today as we are currently investigating why the MLB Lines are not coming up.  Once we resolve this we will be able to continue providing you with <a href="/mlb/free-mlb-picks">Free MLB Picks</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2008 23:13:36 +0000 don 7290 at 10 Years Ago Today: David Wells' Perfect game <pre> <span class="inline inline-right"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="image image-_original" width="305" height="230" /></span>10 Years ago today an aging David Wells pitched a perfect game.  27 batters up, 27 batters down.  Congratulations to him for posting one of the greatest feats in baseball.  Since that time, only Randy Johnson has pitched a perfect game (2004).  Not sure when the next one will come, but let's just hope he is on your fantasy team when that person does.  Below is the boxscore of the game, and note he struck out 11 to top it all off.  <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Sat, 17 May 2008 17:59:00 +0000 don 7095 at Kyle Lohse robbed <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="image image-preview" width="343" height="440" /></span>Yesterday we took the Cardinals and the flaky Kyle Lohse as the underdog pick.  He is an on again, off again type of pitcher, so you know his mental state is about as steady as one of those bobble head dolls.  Anyways, let's look at the boxscore for his first inning:</p> <p>Bottom 1st: Colorado</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 May 2008 17:16:22 +0000 don 6924 at Kerry Wood's 20K's and Pitch F/X? <p>Pitch F/X is a somewhat new technology created by <a href="" title="Sportvision">Sportvision</a> that allows you to see almost every imaginable stat about a pitch. You can see what the speed was when the ball was released vs. what is was when it reached the plate. Probably the main thing is that you can see by how many feet/inches a ball broke during a particular pitch. Unfortunately, this data wasn't around back in 1998, as I would love to see the statistics for Kerry Wood's 20K game. Today is the 10th Anniversary of that game, and if you watch the clip below, pay particular attention to the 20th K as that amount of feet that pitch broke is absolutely unbelievable. The question is are there any other potential 20K'ers out there today.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 May 2008 18:31:46 +0000 don 6849 at