2018 NCAA Tourney picks (round of 32)

2018 NCAA Tourney picks (round of 32)

These last two days have been unbelievable. Upsets of unexpected source happening in all regions. However the one that will have the sports world talking for a long time: a #16 (UMBC) beating a #1 (Virginia). It took 33 years and 132 games in that span to finally happen. Add the 3 other games and it’s 135 now after this weekend’s action. It’s been crazy tearing up these brackets and then some. Now for this weekend’s picks in round 2:

Saturday’s Action:

Villanova over Alabama

Duke over Rhode Island

Kentucky over Buffalo

Tennessee over Loyola-Chicago

Seton Hall over Kansas

Ohio State over Gonzaga

Florida over Texas Tech

Michigan over Houston

Sunday’s Action:

Purdue over Butler

Michigan State over Syracuse

North Carolina over Texas A&M

Auburn over Clemson

Cincinnati over Nevada

UMBC over Kansas State

Xavier over Florida State

West Virginia over Marshall


There you have it my picks are up, I’m sure y’all will tear your brackets even more after the weekend is over.

2018 NCAA Tourney Picks: Round of 64 (Friday’s action)

2018 NCAA Tourney Picks: Round of 64 (Friday’s action)

I will go ahead with Friday’s action and its picks. Cant really talk about the action at all.

Afternoon session:

Providence over Texas A&M

Purdue over Cal State-Fullerton

Wichita State over Marshall

Cincinnati over Georgia State

North Carolina over Lipscomb

Butler over Arkansas

West Virginia over Murray State

Nevada over Texas

Night Session:

Kansas State over Creighton

Michigan State over Bucknell

Xavier over Texas Southern

Auburn over Charleston

Virginia over UMBC

Syracuse over TCU

Florida State over Missouri

Clemson over New Mexico State


there you have it my round of 64 picks are in, i will be back before saturday for round 2 (Round of 32) picks. Enjoy the games folks!!


2018 NCAA Tourney Picks: Round of 64 Version

2018 NCAA Tourney Picks: Round of 64 Version

well the play in games did not really provide the drama, we all wanted. I am not speaking for the average sports fan, just for myself on here. I think i only won 1 maybe 2 games out of the four games. However i am looking to get off to a good start. I am not filling in a bracket, frankly its too much in my opinion.  So time to fill your brackets once and for all, and now time for Thursday’s action:

Afternoon session:

Rhode Island over Oklahoma

Tennessee over wright state

Gonzaga over North carolina-greensboro

Kansas over Penn

Duke over iona

Miami over Loyola-Chicago

Ohio State over South Dakota State

Seton Hall over North carolina State

Night Session:

Villanova over Radford

Kentucky over Davidson

San Diego State over Houston

Texas Tech over Stephen F. Austin

Alabama over Virginia Tech

Arizona over Buffalo

Michigan over Montana

Florida over St. Bonaventure

There you go the entire action on Thursday, good luck to y’all brackets


NCAA Tourney Picks: The First Four

NCAA Tourney Picks: The First Four

How about march madness has finally arrive in style. So the NCAA Tounament has its usual cast of characters, and there are some that should not be invited to the party. I called them party crashers, so if they plan on staying they need to do one thing. Gotta win til the end, and have to do it six times. Or in some cases 7 with this play in game coming up. For these teams it’s a chance to start over there season. So who moves on to the round of 64, here are my picks:

Tuesday’s action

LIU-Brooklyn over Radford

UCLA over St. Bonaventure

Wednesday’s action

North Carolina Central over Texas Southern

Arizona State over Syracuse


There you have it my First Four picks are up. Don’t you worry I will have 1st round picks soon, so fill those brackets already. I have will you?


Super Bowl LII (52) Preview + Pick

Super Bowl LII (52) Preview + Pick

How about the super bowl matching up the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. This will be a great game kicking off in a few hours. Tom Brady will be going for his 6th super bowl victory all time, so is Bill Belichick. The Eagles don’t look like a super bowl team, even though they had an easy playoff run. The Eagles did it without Carson Wentz, injured late in the season. Nick Foles has done an outstanding job filling in. Foles was at one time the future of the Eagles. Now he finds himself playing the role of Jeff Hostetler. The Eagles will need to play an outstanding game if they are to beat the Patriots. It will be a tough task considering Brady is very good at reading defenses and handling the blitz’s The Eagles will need to stay close to the Patriots on the scoreboard if they have any chance of winning.

Now for my pick: Patriots over Eagles 42-24 in the super bowl

NFL Playoffs: Conference Title Games Preview + Picks

NFL Playoffs: Conference Title Games Preview + Picks

What a weekend in store for the NFL, as the playoffs continue to get interesting. We got a new comer to the fold. What is more intriguing is that 3 of the 4 teams will be looking to win a super bowl for the 1st time ever. Only the New England Patriots have been the recent winners of a super bowl. How about them Jacksonville Jaguars, being the story of the playoffs thus far? First they barely beat the Buffalo Bills, and then beat up on the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend. I mean that is a shocker for the ages, we thought it was 1996 all over again. In that season, the Jaguars beat the Bills and the Broncos. Then playing, and losing to the surprising New England Patriots, in the AFC title game that year. We will see how the Jaguars fare this time around. They will need to contain Tom Brady and the rest of the dynamic Patriots.


In the NFC title game, who knew it would be the Eagles and the Vikings? This one could be my toughest pick of the season. I honestly don’t know who to root for? Both teams are starting backup quarterbacks. The Vikings really don’t have a starter, but they have 3 capable quarterbacks that could start on any team. Keenum, Bradford, and Bridgewater are all active for this game. As for the Eagles they have Nick Foles, need I say more? Since taking over for Carson Wentz, Foles has played decently for the most part. I however have yet to see his best game. This would be a good time for one. So this game should be an interesting one.


AFC Championship Game: Patriots over Jaguars

NFC Championship Game: Vikings over Eagles


There you have it, and cannot wait for the super bowl in Minnesota in 2 weeks. I am not doing the pro bowl so don’t even ask this year.

My Divisional Playoff Picks (NFL Playoffs)

My Divisional Playoff Picks (NFL Playoffs)

what a playoff round last week, i thought the wild card games was great. No more Jon Gruden on ESPN, as he is headed to Oakland to coach the Raiders for some unfinished business? Okay, we will see later this year if the Raiders can rebound after going 6-10 in 2017. The Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy, former Offensive Coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Tennessee Titans made a comeback that made average football fans take notice. Even the Titans head coach Mike Mularkey was still on the hot seat, after all this in getting the Titans in the playoffs. Even after the swoon in December, every Titans fan wanted him gone as soon as the season is over. That will not be happening anytime soon, as the owner came out and declared him back for the 2018 season. Last week in the wild card round, i went 3-1 and that was a shock. The Chiefs let me down in unique fashion. Here is my latest picks in the NFL Playoffs:

Saturday’s Action:

Falcons over Eagles

Patriots over Titans

Sunday’s Action:

Steelers over Jaguars

Saints over Vikings


There you have it, my divisional playoff picks are up. Almost Super Bowl time and hopefully something new will happen. By the way, i will have an announcement in regards for Chris Wood Sports coming soon.

NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Picks

NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Picks

what a season in the NFL, you got teams that have not been in the postseason in years. Congrats to those teams like the Rams, Titans, Saints, and even the Jaguars. As the regular season ended, there are 6 openings as of right now. The teams that are looking for head coaches are Bears, Lions, Giants, Colts, Raiders, and Cardinals. However, recent reports have Jon Gruden (after a decade in the broadcast booth) is coming back to the Oakland Raiders for a record 10 years, 100 million dollars. I am surprise at a couple of coaches that were not let go after the season. Marvin Lewis (CIN) and Pete Carroll (SEA) i am very shocked that they are not gone. So 2018 should be very interesting in the NFL. They will be more off season posts on the NFL than ever before, so look for it. Now for the wild card picks, as my picks record is on the site (UPDATED)

Saturday’s action:

Chiefs over Titans

Falcons over Rams

Sunday’s action:

Jaguars over Bills

Saints over Panthers


Now enjoy the playoffs as we begin 2018 in earnest!!

My 2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 17) Regular Season Finale

My 2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 17) Regular Season Finale

Well football fans, it all come down to this. The final week of regular season  play in the NFL. There will be playoff spots on the line, and head coaches fighting for there jobs. There will be no sunday night game to end the regular season. So lets get on with the picks, last week i went 11-5 in week 16. For the month of December i’m 42-22, and for the 2017 season i’m 151-89. So i have a shot at 160 wins to end the season. Now for the week 17 picks:

Early Sunday:

Packers over Lions

Patriots over Jets

Steelers over Browns

Texans over Colts

Eagles over Cowboys

Vikings over Bears

Giants over Redskins

Late Sunday:

Falcons over Panthers

Saints over Buccaneers

Seahawks over Cardinals

Chargers over Raiders

Bills over Dolphins

Jaguars over Titans

Rams over 49ers

Chiefs over Broncos

Ravens over Bengals


There is the picks so bring on the playoffs!! Happy New Year!!

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 16)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 16)

Only 2 weeks left of regular season in the NFL. There are still some playoff spots left to be clinched, but only 12 can go to the playoff tournament. The Green Bay Packers has decided to shut down Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season, in spite of coming back last week in a losing effort to the Carolina Panthers. Then the ultimate dagger (used by Wayne Larrivee)  was getting eliminated from playoff contention the next day after an Falcons victory vs. Tampa Bay. The New England Patriots have got to be the luckiest team in Pro sports. When it look like they were on the verge of losing to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. What do you know, controversy enter into the stadium. My goodness, i feel bad for the Steelers, however the receiver (Jesse James) did not control that ball on the way down the end zone. The Steelers are going to look back and say what if the call was reverse? Jerry Richardson is selling the Carolina Panthers, okay somebody explain to me why is this even a story? Really, this is just full of malarkey on the pending investigation. I mean this story came out of nowhere, and just landed in our sports lap. Let P. Diddy buy the Panthers, besides he has a slim chance of getting the team (just being realistic, not a hater). Marvin Lewis tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals will come to an end after 15 seasons. What a run for Lewis who will be the Jim Mora of his era. Mora like Lewis did not win a playoff game.  Finally, late word broke out of one of the best NFL play by play men of all time. Dick Enberg passed away at the age of 82, don’t know what the cause is at this time. We wish his family a lot of support in this difficult time. As for the picks, last week i went 13-3 in week 15. In the month of December i’m 31-17, and for the 2017 season so far: 140-84. Still trying to get to at least 150 wins on the season. Now for the week 16 picks:

Saturday’s action:

Ravens over Colts

Vikings over Packers

Early Sunday:

Bears over Browns

Lions over Bengals

Rams over Titans

Chiefs over Dolphins

Patriots over Bills

Saints over Falcons

Panthers over Buccaneers

Broncos over Redskins

Chargers over Jets

Late Sunday:

Jaguars over 49ers

Cowboys over Seahawks

Giants over Cardinals

Monday’s Games (Christmas Day)

Steelers over Texans

Eagles over Raiders


There you have it my week 16 picks is up, and don’t forget sometime next week my top 25 of 2017 will be up. Happy holidays and be safe!!