NFL: Sunday Playbook – Super Bowl XLVII
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

So we’ve arrived at the biggest professional sporting spectacle of the calender year, last NFL game of the 2012-13 season, the Super Bowl. Throughout the postseason I’ve offered my picks and my layman’s opinion on which team will win and I’ve done okay (I went seven for ten in the postseason, and only one of my losses was in a game decided by more than a single score). So now I’ll breakdown the marquee match-up and give you my two cents on who will emerge victorious from […]


The Inside Slant With Geroy Simon – Ep21
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Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers (-3.5, 47) 

It is Super Bowl Weekend! Football’s biggest game is in the Big Easy, but it is going to be far from easy to pick a winner for Super Bowl XLVII. Both the 49ers and Ravens are primed and ready, with two head-coach brothers who may know one another’s tendencies, but Geroy Simon is here to give you the inside slant on the NFL’s biggest game of the year and throws down his pick for who will be crowned world champions.

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NFL: Super Bowl Notebook
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Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers (-3.5, 47) 

The biggest football game of the year is this Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. So, today, we bust out the ol’ betting notebook looking for some trends and insight into Sunday’s game:

-The loser has scored exactly 10 points in four of the six previous Super Bowls at the Superdome. The average margin of victory in the six games was 22 points, thanks to blowouts conducted by arguably the two greatest teams […]


NFL: Young QBs In Their Super Bowl Debuts
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Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers (-3.5, 47) 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will join some elite company when he steps under the bright lights of the Superdome on Sunday to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

The Nevada product will have been on this Earth for exactly 25 years and 91 days on Sunday, 3 February when he takes his first Super Bowl snap and will become the sixth-youngest QB to ever play in football’s big game.

Here’s a look at the five QBs ahead […]


NFL: How To Improve The Pro Bowl
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

Ah yes it’s football’s biggest game this weekend, the one everyone waits all year for. Oh, the Super Bowl is next weekend you say? Well that’s okay, because we’ve got the Pro Bowl to tide us over!…? (Ugh).

Now I’d like to propose an awesome idea to make the Pro Bowl, you know, at all watchable. No smart guy, it’s not “cancel the Pro Bowl” it’s the second best possible idea to make the Pro Bowl an event worth our time.

The thing is, the Pro Bowl […]


NFL: Conference Championships Sunday Playbook
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

Well I took my lumps last week, going two for four in my NFL postseason picks after nailing the wild card round perfectly. I suppose it wasn’t so bad, the two games I got wrong were one score contests that required unlikely last minute comebacks from the winning team, but still, being wrong is the worst.

I was certain, nearly all year, that the Falcons were a soft-dome team fated for a round two exit at the hands of a club with a stellar running game and […]


The Inside Slant With Geroy Simon – Ep20
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The NFL Conference Championships edition of The Inside Slant with Geroy Simon is here and there is so much to talk about: a rematch of last seasons AFC Championship game between the Ravens and Patriots, the amazing Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers going up against Matt Ryan and the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons; and not to mention Geroy Simon throwing down his picks for the teams he is backing to make it to New Orleans. Hit play and lets go!

And speaking of New Orleans, PlayNow Sports is giving you […]


NHL: Who Wins The Norris Trophy?
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BY JEFF ANGUS

The Norris Trophy is awarded each season to the best defenseman in the NHL. There is often a disagreement with regards to this award and how it is voted upon, as voting tends to favour defensemen who also contribute significantly in the way of goals and assists. There has even been some thought to create a second award to recognize the top defensive defensemen in the league, but nothing has come to fruition just yet.

Last season, Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson won Norris after a dominant offensive season. […]


The Inside Slant With Geroy Simon – Ep19
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The NFL Divisional Playoffs are here! In what many consider to be the best weekend of football action each season, this weekend’s matchups are shaping up to live up to that billing. There are legends, rookies and perennial playoff disappointments all facing off this weekend and Geroy will give you his picks and the Inside Slant on all the weekends action as teams continue their march to New Orleans.

And speaking of New Orleans, PlayNow Sports is giving you the chance to win the Ultimate Sports Den and watch […]


NFL: Divisional Round Weekend Playbook
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

Last week Indianapolis’ Luck ran out; tragedy befell the most engaging, exciting NFL rookie in a generation; Joe Webb made us all laugh; and only the hardest of hardcore football fans watched the entirety of Texans v. Bengals. Also I went four for four in my Wild-Card round (most of them were layups though) piece last week!

This week I have listed the games in order of “how excited I am to watch them”, starting with my lowest level of excitement to the final game being that […]