Posted on: May 29, 2011 9:42 am

Day 5

Day 5:  Handicap:  5.9
Played nine two days ago and 18 yesterday.  I shot 38, then 73.  The 73 i shot (-2) 34 on the front, then 39 on the back with three bogeys.  I had total of 2 birdies and 3 bogeys.  I was even par going into 18, but hit into the bunker on my approach.  I had a bad "fried-egg" lie and hit it over the green into another bunker.  Then i got tentative and just barely got it out, but i made the bogey putt from off the green to shot my best round in relation to par.  I am playing again today on the other course which has been closed due to tournaments.

Category: Golf
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:02 am

Day 4

Day 4:  Handicap: 6.6
Played 18 the other day with a friend.  Made a couple of birdies but couldn't buy a par on the front nine.  I shot 83.  The greens and tee boxes were airated so that has to be taken into consideration.  There were about 2-3 putts i definitely would have made had the ball not hopped and skipped its way to the hole.  I've been putting a lot on the putting green in my room.  I will  play again today, possibly tomoro, and definitely on sunday.  Today i will play on the airated course because they are having a tournament on the one that is still good.  If you are wondering there are two courses at the club i am a member at which makes it nice when they are having tournaments or working on one course.

Category: Golf
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:27 pm

Day 3

Day 3 Handicap: 6.6
Shot 76 yesterday from the tips on the new course for the first time which is about 6700 yards which i guess is not that long, but longer than many courses in my area.  It's not a new course but it is the first time playing there since becoming a member about a week ago.  No practice today, although i made a putting green in my room so i can practice those 5 footers for as long as i want.  76 brought my handicap down to 6.6, thats 6.6 strokes to go.  Missed a few short puts for par and birdie, but shot even par on the back after a 40 on the front.  Missed about a 30ft eagle putt from just off the green as my quest for my first eagle continues.
Category: Golf
Posted on: May 22, 2011 9:18 am

Day 1-2

Day 1:  Handicap: 7.3
Played nine holes at the course i just joined as a member.   Never played this course before and shot a 40 with 5 straight bogeys on the last five holes after being one under through 4.

Day 2: Handicap:  7.2
Played 18 holes with a buddy.  Shot even par 36 on the front with  3 birdies and a double bogey.  The back nine is easier, but i couldn't get anything going and made two double bogeys.  Ended up with a 76 third 76 on that course which i've probably played 50 times. That at least brought my handicap down .1, no ground lost.
Category: Golf
Posted on: October 30, 2010 11:11 am

Week 8 Picks

Last Week:   6-8

Buffalo Bills at the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Buffalo is 0-6 and the Chiefs got back on track last week.  They are leading their division and i think they'll go to the playoffs by winning that division which is weak by the way, but the Bills are very weak.  I'm picking the Chiefs despite the life shown by the Bills last week against Baltimore.
Carolina Panthers at the St. Louis Rams
  • The Rams should've won last week against the Bucs, and I think they'll get it done against their second consecutive NFC South opponent this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars at the Dallas Cowboys
  • The Cowboys looked to have some offense last week despite their loss to the red hot New York Football Giants.  The Jags have lost 2 straight and i think the Cowboys will finally get a win and extend Jacksonville's losing streak.
Washington Redskins at the Detroit Lions
  • I want the Lions to do well but they've only won one game this year and that was a blowout against the Rams.  I'm finally going to pick the Redskins who won last week and are 4-1 in the NFC thus far.
Miami Dolphins at the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cincinnati has lost 3 straight but they almost came back against the NFC South leading Falcons last week.  I think they will get a win this week and Carson Palmer seems to have two good rookie recieving threats in Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley who had a break out game last week.
Denver Broncos at the San Francisco 49ers
  • The Broncos have lost 3 in a row, but the 49ers aren't exactly very good this year, however, i think they will get the win in a game between two teams that won't make the playoffs.
Green Bay Packers at the New York Jets
  • I would like to pick the Packers but the Jets are too strong.  The Packers' offense hasn't been clicking so far this season, and that will be a problem against the Jets defense.
Tennessee Titans at the San Diego Chargers
  • The Titans have won three straight, the Chargers have lost 3 in a row, i think both will extend their respective streaks.
Seattle Seahawks at the Oakland Raiders
  • The Seahawks are 1-2 on the road, but Oakland is 1-2 against the NFC.  The Seahawks are the better team in this game and they'll get the W.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Arizona Cardinals
  • The Bucs are 4-2 with wins only against fairly weak opponents, but I think Arizona is weak and the Bucs will get their 2nd straight week.
Minnesota Vikings at the New England Patriots
  • The Pats are looking very good right now and the same cannot be said about the Vikings who are distracted on and off the field with Brett Favre and Brad Childress.  The Pats will win easily at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers at the New Orleans Saints
  • Everyone is picking the Steelers.  Many have said that they are now the best team in the NFL with Rothlisberger being back.  That could be motivation for the Saints to get a win.  They've lost game they shouldn't have, let's see if they can win one where they are the underdogs.
Houston Texans at the Indianapolis Colts
  • Indianapolis wants revenge against the Texans.  They lost early in the season to two division opponents, one being the Texans, and they haven't lost since.  The AFC South is a strong division and the winner here i think takes a good hold of the Division despite what the Titans do this week.
Category: NFL
Posted on: October 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Week 7 Picks

Last Weeks Record:   7-7
Overall Record:   44-30

Philadelphia Eagles at the Tennessee Titans
  • The Eagles, as many have pointed out, have a good quarterback problem.  Kolb showed he can step in for Vick, and Vick showed the same earlier in the season.  I like their chances with either or on the field.
Buffalo Bills at the Baltimore Ravens
  • Tough game for the Ravens against the Patriots last week.  The Bills are a team, sadly, that the Ravens will be able to take a little anger out on.
Cleveland Browns at the New Orleans Saints
  • The Saints finally got a little offense rolling last week with their most convincing win of the season, and it's about time, because contrary to popular belief, the browns are no longer a push over.  However, they have large QB woes.
Pittsburgh Steelers at the Miami Dolphins
  • Big Ben has a game under his belt, and James Harrison is apparently not retiring.  Both good things for the Steelers.  This could be a good game though.  The Dolphins are not as explosive, it seems, as last season but they still bring a dynamic element to the game.
Cincinnati Bengals at the Atlanta Falcons
  • Cincinnati is not as good as everyone had hoped, but they are coming off a by week, and i think they can get it done in Atlanta.
Washington Redskins at the Chicago Bears
  • The Bears need to get it together and i think they will get back on track here.  However, if their offensive line doesnt step it up about 5 notches, they will lose.
St. Louis Rams at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • The Bucs looked weak last week against the Saints, although they are defending Superbowl Champs, but the Rams beat the Chargers who haven't been good, but it was a good win for Bradford and the Rams.
San Francisco 49ers at the Carolina Panthers
  • 49ers on a comeback trail?  I don't know about that, but i say they get a win against this young Panthers team.
Jacksonville Jaguars at the Kansas City Chiefs
  • After starting 3-0 the Chiefs have lost 2 straight, but you have to take in mind their opponents.  Losses to the Texans and Colts are not bad losses.  I think they'll get back on track here and get a win in a game in which they should do so.
Arizona Cardinals at the Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks aren't looking that bad, and the Cardinals are looking better.  The winner here will move to the top spot in that supposedly weak but improving NFC West.
Oakland Raiders at the Denver Broncos
  • The Broncos have lost two straight, but to the Jets and Colts.  No one is exactly tearing up that division with no wins last week and only won the week before.  The Broncos and Chiefs i think will be the top to teams in that division in the end.
New England Patriots at the San Diego Chargers
  • The Pats got a HUGE win last week over the Ravens.  The Chargers are not looking too hot to say the least.  I think the Patriots addition of Deion Branch seemed to work out last week pretty well.
Minnesota Vikings at the Green Bay Packers
  • Neither team looks very good, but I think the Packers are a better team despite their injuries which i think they'd be a great team without.  Too much distraction for Brett Favre, and he's got to remember to keep Moss in the picture without leaving Adrian Peterson out of the game.
New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys
  • I guess ill pick the Cowboys.  You never know which team is going to show up.  The better has only showed up for 1 out of 5 games this year, but i think the 'Boys have heard enough smack on them about their lack of discipline that they'll get a win this week on monday night.

Category: NFL
Posted on: October 16, 2010 12:38 pm

Week 6 Picks

Rough Week for me including all the CBS experts.
Last Week:   8-6

San Diego Chargers
at the St. Louis Rams
  • The Chargers finally seem to have found some life.  There Defense is playing pretty decent, and Malcom Floyd is emerging as a legitimate reciever to try to replace Vincent Jackson.  The Rams are better, but have a ways to go.  Sam Bradford had a rough game last week and i'm looking for him to bounce back.
Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots
  • Baltimore has found ways to win big games.  They beat the Jets, and Steelers in close, hard-fought battles.  I expect them to do the same this week.  Tom Brady is now without his big play reciever in Randy Moss, which still baffles me, and I think they'll have some struggles against this tough Ravens Defense.
Atlanta Falcons at the Philadelphia Eagles
  • The Falcons are pretty strong this year.  I'd have picked the Eagles if I knew they would have a healthy Michael Vick, but they most likely won't have him at all.  With a win here the Falcons will be sitting at a very impressive 5-1, with only a loss to the Steelers.  As of now they could be the team to beat in the NFC.
Cleveland Browns at the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • The Steelers at home with Big Ben, going against an improving Cleveland Browns team.  However, the Browns will be starting  rookie QB Colt McCoy.  A tough first start for the former Texas star.
New Orleans Saints at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • The Saints need a win this week, BADLY.  If the Saints lose they will fall to 3-3 and have a 4-1, and 5-1 team ahead of them in their division (if Atlanta finds a W).  It won't be easy for the defending Superbowl Champs.  Brees really needs to bounce back and i think he will.
Seattle Seahawks at the Chicago Bears
  • This one is tough, but if the Bears keep their running game going, then their Defense will do the rest.
Detroit Lions at the New York Giants
  • The Lions looked strong last week, but the Giants have looked very good the last two weeks.  I think the Giants are a better football team.  The Lions aren't bad and i wouldn't be suprised if they squeeze one out.  But, i'm taking the Giants at home in the new Meadowlands.
Miami Dolphins at the Green Bay Packers
  • I picked the Packers assuming that Aaron Rodgers will be healthy.  They haven't been clicking very well on offense thus far and the loss of two crucial tight ends for the Packers will make that even more difficult.  If they don't get the Offense clicking, then the Dolphins will win despite the recent struggle of Chad Henne against the Patriots in week 4. 
Kansas City Chiefs at the Houston Texans
  • This game is very important to whoever wins it.  A W for the Chiefs means they are still very much alive.  If the Texans pull out a win then they will get a big win moving them to 3-0 in the AFC.  The Texans bring a better rushing attack to this game than did the Colts.  This could be a close one and one i'd like to see.
Oakland Raiders at the San Francisco 49ers
  • The Raiders got a huge division win against the Chargers last week, and the 49ers are reeling to say the least.  I think the 49ers all need to get their heads right, and the Raiders aren't looking too shabby under Bruce Gradkowski.
New York Jets at the Denver Broncos
  • The Jets are looking good, with only a loss to the Ravens.  And as emerging star quarterback Mark Sanchez said after week one.  "We can still go 15-1".  I'm not saying that will happen, but i do think they will improve to 5-1 this week.
Dallas Cowboys at the Minnesota Vikings
  • The Cowboys looked OK last week and the Vikings looked dismal, or at least Brett Favre did with 3 turnovers to counter his three TDS.  Although the Vikes will be at home, i'm taking the Cowboys but they can't have a 70-30 Pass-run ratio this game.  Felix Jones is emerging as a star and 15 touches with 109 yds is very good.  They had like 23 rushes as a team last week.  I think Jones needs about that much.  Last week the Cowboys threw the ball twice as many times as they ran it.  In their lone win this season. The Cowboys were close to 50-50.
Indianapolis Colts at the Washington Redskins
  • The Colts got a good win last week against a tough Chiefs squad.  And to my suprise the Redskins have won 2 straight.  This may be a good game, but McNabb has been far too inaccurate for them to pull out a win against this Colts team.  If the Skins want a chance then Donovan McNabb is going to have to do better than his 56.5% Year-to-date average in this game.
Tennessee Titans at the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennesee and Jacksonville is a great MNF matchup.  Division game, both sitting at 3-2, the Jags with a Division win, and the Titans yet to have played an AFC South Opponent.  I think this game could go either way, both teams scoring in the 20s or 30s, but i had to pick one and I picked the Titans.

Category: NFL
Posted on: October 9, 2010 11:16 am

Week 5 PIcks

Last Week:   9-5
Overall:   29-18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Bucs are 2-1 with only a loss to the Steelers, and Cincy is 2-2 with a loss to Cleveland.....Who'd a thunk. I say the Bengals get back on track this week with a W.
Atlanta Falcons at the Cleveland Browns
  • The Browns have established a running threat in Peyton Hillis, but they have QB troubles.  Atlanta doesn't, and they have a great running game.  The falcons will be 4-1 and looking good.
Jacksonville Jaguars at the Buffalo Bills
  • The Bills are bad, or at least haven't shown anything otherwise.  Until they do, sorry i'm not picking them. Mau-Jo will run all over this D.
New York Giants at the Houston Texans
  • Although the Giants got back on track with a commanding win against the Bears last week, they will have to worry about more than just a passing game against the Texans.  Arian Foster and the running game will prove the difference in this one.  Last week all the Giants had to really worry about was  the pass, this will be a different story.
Denver Broncos at the Baltimore Ravens
  • I think the Ravens are one of the best football teams in the NFL.  They have balance, and they showed they can win big games. Denver will fall back in what i think is the worst division in football and the Ravens will get a huge win in what i think is the toughest division in football, especially now that the Browns show some promise.
Kansas City Chiefs at the Indianapolis Colts
  • There will be no undefeated season this year...But no one loss-less in week 6?  Its gotta happen because after I saw Peyton Manning after the Jacksonville game, he will not let his team lose if you let him say anything about it. The Colts will be the Chiefs best test thus far, however, I don't think the Chiefs are a fluke.  I say they go on to win that division, but not this game.
St. Louis Rams at the Detroit Lions
  • This is a tough one.  So tough, my pick here is different than my CBS Pick 'em pick.  The Lions have had chances to win and they are not a 0-4 football team in my mind.  They'll finally get a W this week.  Although its because they are at home.  And i hope Bradford excells even further.  I'm a Bradford fan and he may just get his team a win this week.....its too close to call.
Chicago Bears at the Carolina Panthers
  • Carolina has upside, but the Bears will be able to not run and win this game.  Don't expect the Bears to get much further though, unless they can start some kind of running game.
Green Bay Packers at the Washington Redskins
  • The Redskins got a good win last week although it may have been different had Michael Vick not been injured.  I think the Packers will continue to seek vengeance to their loss to chicago 2 weeks ago and will get the win despite Washington's home field advantage.  They have a solid Defense and a potent offense which the Redskins showed they have trouble stopping a few weeks ago against Houston.
New Orleans Saints at the Arizona Cardinals
  • No 13-0 Start for NO, and Drew Brees/Sean Payton= not happy about it.  They will silence the critics this week and win this road game despite their injury-based woes of the running game.
San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Raiders
  • Raiders show promise, and although the Charger get back RB Ryan Matthews, the Raiders will get a win this week.
Tennessee Titans at the Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas's win against Houston going into the Bye week was huge. They gotta have this win, and i think they can do it at home in JerryWorld as many call it.
Philadelphia Eagles at the San Francisco 49ers
  • Without Vick, and with a banged up McCoy, the eagles offense is less than explosive.  I think the 49ers will finally get a win, they're at home and there is no better time than now for a win.
Minnesota Vikings at the New York Jets
  • The Jets are tough, and Minnesota has been rough...thus far.  Will the new addition of future hall-of-famer Randy Moss spark Brett into some better quarterbacking? lets hope so, but i don't think they'll get it done this week.  Only one team has been able to win a game this year against the Jets and thats the Ravens who i've already shown what i think of.  The vikings will be better, but not yet good enough. Maybe next week Brett and Randy.  You guys can't forget about Adrian Peterson because of the excitement, and they just may do that this week.

Category: NFL
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