cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
12/29/2011 06:46 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

-- Oh no!!!! Dan Orlovsky's wife gave birth to triplets this week, so the Colts' QB missed practice Wednesday. Need him in the lineup down in Jacksonville so the Colts can win and the Rams get the #1 pick. Hope mother and children are healthy, but we need the dad back to work.

-- Georgetown went to Louisville and beat the Cardinals 71-68 at the Yum! Center, giving Louisville its first loss of the season, with a game at Kentucky up next for Pitino's team.

-- Baylor held off Mississippi State 54-52 in game that had tournament feel to it; pretty tense, not the best-played contest.

-- MAC came into this bowl season 4-17 in its last 21 bowls, but they are 3-1 this year after Toledo held off Air Force 42-41 in the Military Bowl, when Air Force went for two points and the win in last 1:00.

-- Miami Heat was down 15 at the half, but rallied back to win 96-95 at Charlotte, with Dwyane Wade hitting winning shot with 0:02.9 left.

-- NBA season is four days old and under is 19-12-1 so far, as teams are getting in shape and developing chemistry on the fly.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Things I'm looking for this weekend.....

13) Unusual NFL Sunday this week, in that all 16 games this week are on Sunday, and all 16 are divisional rivalries; doesn’t happen very much.

12) Bengals probably need to win to make the playoffs; their fans did sell this game out; Ravens need this game for their first home playoff game in the Harbaugh era (and a bye). Interesting game.

11) 16 of 35 bowls will be finished before an SEC team takes field, which means that an SEC team will play in nine of the last 19 bowls this year.

10) Detroit/Atlanta are both in the playoffs, but there’s a big difference between going to New Orleans and going to play the NFC East champs next weekend. Lions will fight like hell to win at Lambeau and get that #5 seed, to avoid another trip to Bourbon Street.

9) When was the last time the NBA headliner on a Friday night was Bulls-Clippers? It is this week. Should be a terrific game.

8) Kentucky-Louisville is the biggest non-conference rivalry in college basketball; Cardinals lost to Georgetown last night, but no one in the Commonwealth will remember that result if the Cardinals beat UK. Its a hell of a bad week if they lose to the Wildcats.

7) Can the Colts snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and clinch the #1 slot in next April’s draft? If Indy wins, that noise you hear will be me being happy for the first time this football season.

6) Vanderbilt is favored in a bowl game; seriously, they are. Granted its against a Big East team, but trust me, this scenario doesn’t happen much.

5) There are several conference basketball games this weekend in college ranks; will be curious to see if UCLA can win a game in the Bay Area against either Cal/Stanford, after a dismal pre-conference performance by the Bruins.

4) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops played college football at Iowa; now he is a 14-point favorite over the Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl, a game Iowa won LY. Stoops’ bowl record isn’t the best, while Kirk Ferentz is 6-1 vs the spread when a bowl underdog. Will the Hawkeye players be excited to be back in Tempe again this year? (Hey, its better than Iowa State’s game, in the South Bronx.)

3) Since UCLA-Illinois both fired their coach and decided to go in a different direction, shouldn’t they be playing in the Compass Bowl next weekend? I’m just asking.

2) Kyle Orton started this season as the Broncos’ starting QB; the team cut him after the trading deadline, and now he returns to Denver in Week 17 with a chance to knock the Broncos out of the playoffs; this has to be a unique scenario in NFL history.

1) Dallas-Giant game Sunday night is for NFC East title and the NFC’s #4 seed, which comes with a home playoff game. Good theater. Winner breathes a sigh of relief; loser thinks of reasons why they shouldn’t fire their head coach. That’s the world we live in today.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
12/29/2011 06:55 PM

NCAAB

Thursday, December 29

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Stetson - 7:00 PM ET Stetson +17 500
Central Florida -

Citadel - 7:00 PM ET Citadel +20.5 500
Tennessee

Pennsylvania - 7:00 PM ET Pennsylvania +11 500
Davidson -

Harvard - 7:00 PM ET Boston College +12 500
Boston College -

Iona - 7:00 PM ET Iona -8.5 500
Hofstra -

Green Bay - 7:00 PM ET Butler -8.5 500
Butler -

Austin Peay - 7:00 PM ET Eastern Kentucky -2.5 500
Eastern Kentucky -

VCU - 7:00 PM ET Akron +1 500
Akron -

Yale - 7:00 PM ET Yale +4 500
Wake Forest -

Florida - 7:00 PM ET Florida -10.5 500
Rutgers -

Elon University - 7:00 PM ET North Carolina -30 500
North Carolina -

William & Mary - 7:00 PM ET William & Mary +12.5 500
Miami (OH) - Over 123.5 500

Penn St. - 7:30 PM ET Michigan -13 500
Michigan -

Southern Illinois - 8:00 PM ET Evansville -5.5 500
Evansville -

Arkansas-Little Rock - 8:00 PM ET North Texas -5.5 500
North Texas -

Florida International - 8:00 PM ET Florida International +18 500
Middle Tennessee St. - Over 128.5 500

Wright St. - 8:00 PM ET Loyola-Chicago -2.5 500
Loyola-Chicago -

Tennessee Tech - 8:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech -11.5 500
SIU - Edwardsville - Over 138.5 500

Detroit - 8:00 PM ET Detroit -6.5 500
Illinois-Chicago -

Georgia Tech - 8:00 PM ET Fordham +7.5 500
Fordham -

Wis.-Milwaukee - 8:05 PM ET Wis.-Milwaukee +1.5 500
Valparaiso -

Northern Iowa - 8:05 PM ET Northern Iowa -2 500
Illinois St. - Under 119.5 500

Tenn-Martin - 8:30 PM ET Tenn-Martin +11.5 500
Tennessee St. - Over 134 500

Western Kentucky - 8:30 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe +1 500
Louisiana-Monroe -

Kent St. - 8:35 PM ET Kent St. -3 500
Arkansas St. -

Sacramento State - 8:35 PM ET Northern Arizona -4.5 500
Northern Arizona -

Oregon - 9:00 PM ET Washington St. -6 500
Washington St. - Over 137.5 500

Oregon St. - 9:00 PM ET Washington -6 500
Washington - Over 158 500

Oklahoma - 9:00 PM ET Cincinnati -4.5 500
Cincinnati -

Idaho State - 9:00 PM ET Weber St. -15 500
Weber St. -

Troy - 9:00 PM ET Denver -14.5 500
Denver - Over 133.5 500

Vanderbilt - 9:00 PM ET Vanderbilt +8.5 500
Marquette -

Wagner - 9:00 PM ET Under 125.5 500
Air Force -

Southern California - 9:00 PM ET California -12 500
California -

James Madison - 9:30 PM ET James Madison -10.5 500
Rhode Island -

San Francisco - 10:00 PM ET Pepperdine +2 500
Pepperdine - Under 132 500

UC Davis - 10:05 PM ET Cal St. Fullerton -19 500
Cal St. Fullerton -

UC Irvine - 10:05 PM ET CSU Northridge -2.5 500
CSU Northridge -

Fresno St. - 10:30 PM ET Pacific +2.5 500
Pacific -

Brigham Young - 11:00 PM ET St. Mary's -3.5 500
St. Mary's -

UCLA - 11:00 PM ET Stanford -6.5 500
Stanford -

Eastern Michigan - 11:15 PM ET Santa Clara -11.5 500
Santa Clara -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
12/29/2011 07:00 PM

NBA

Thursday, December 29

Game Score Status Pick Amount

New Jersey - 7:00 PM ET New Jersey +11.5 500
Orlando - Over 181 500

San Antonio - 8:00 PM ET San Antonio +1 500
Houston - Under 197.5 500

Dallas - 8:00 PM ET Oklahoma City -6.5 500
Oklahoma City - Over 196.5 500

Chicago - 10:00 PM ET Sacramento +7.5 500
Sacramento - Under 186.5 500

Denver - 10:00 PM ET Portland -5.5 500
Portland - Under 199 500

New York - 10:30 PM ET L.A. Lakers -3.5 500
L.A. Lakers - Under 197.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
12/29/2011 07:03 PM

NHL

Thursday, December 29

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Calgary 0 0th NY Islanders +105 500
NY Islanders 0 Over 5.5 500

Philadelphia 0 0th Pittsburgh -130 500
Pittsburgh 0 Over 5.5 500

Toronto 0 0th Carolina +101 500
Carolina 0 Over 5.5 500

Montreal - 7:30 PM ET Montreal +111 500
Tampa Bay - Over 5.5 500

Edmonton - 8:00 PM ET Edmonton +118 500
Minnesota - Over 5 500

Los Angeles - 8:30 PM ET Winnipeg -129 500
Winnipeg - Over 5.5 500

Columbus - 8:30 PM ET Dallas -170 500
Dallas - Under 5.5 500

Phoenix - 9:00 PM ET Phoenix +120 500
Colorado - Over 5.5 500

Vancouver - 10:00 PM ET Vancouver -160 500
Anaheim - Under 5.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: