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March 12, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Who’s the best of the rest heading down the stretch?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

On Formula 1’s subreddit, there’s a tracker for something that is called ‘Formula 1.5.’
The idea is that, after the top three teams in the competition – Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull – there’s a big enough gap in performance that it’s nearly a separate league all together.
While it’s not nearly as severe in the Premier [...]

February 26, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Blues fading to black?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Oh, did you think things were bad at Chelsea when we wrote about the Blues two weeks ago?
Things have only gotten much worse.
The latest boiling point came on Sunday, when Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be subbed off after suffering from some apparent cramps in extra time of the Carabao Cup final.
Maurizio Sarri was so furious [...]

February 13, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Stamford Bridge is falling down

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

We thought things were getting better, but it’s the blues for the Blues.
After a week of feeling good about itself, coming off a big 5-0 win over Huddersfield and seeing Eden Hazard and new arrival Gonzalo Higuain thrive, Chelsea was quickly brought down to earth with a confidence-shattering 6-0 defeat at Manchester City. It was [...]

February 1, 2019

BILICKI’S SUPER BOWL PICK: Patriots’ experience will outweigh Rams’ explosiveness

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

Another year, another Super Bowl featuring one of the longest running dynasties in sports history.
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back in the big game, facing an up-and-coming squad looking to dethrone two of the best ever at their positions.
It’s hard to argue that Belichick and Brady aren’t the best-ever head [...]

January 23, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Who’s going to win the war in London?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

You wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at the table, but the top three teams in England’s capital are in differing states of turmoil.
On a weekend where we saw a pair of London derbies, we got a closer look at three of the sides battling for two Champions League spots – with a fourth, Manchester [...]

January 18, 2019

NFL Conference Final picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams in CAPs.
NEW ORLEANS -3.5 over L.A. Rams
We all know just how well these four remaining teams can put up points on offence, but the biggest advantage that remains is on the other side of the ball. Of the four conference finalists, the Saints’ defence is arguably [...]

January 11, 2019

NFL conference semifinal selections

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams in CAPs.
Indianapolis +5.5 over KANSAS CITY
The Colts are looking hot and, despite being the AFC’s sixth seed, might have one of the most complete rosters in the playoffs. The Chiefs defence hasn’t been able to stop anybody for most of the season and should have some [...]

January 4, 2019

NFL Wild-card picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams in CAPs.
HOUSTON -1.5 over Indianapolis
Many are against the Texans for their easy schedule and the amount of sacks that they’ve given up this season, but are they really worse than the Colts? Indy’s pass rush isn’t a big strength and, given it plays in the same [...]

December 28, 2018

NFL PICKS: Bilicki’s Week 17 selections

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams are in CAPs.
BUFFALO -3.5 over Miami
The weather won’t be too bad for the Floridians, but the Bills repeatedly have shown good fight and should get some revenge for their last-second loss in Miami. The Fins are freshly eliminated and reports are that there will be plenty [...]

December 21, 2018

NFL Week 16 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams in CAPs.
Washington +10 over TENNESSEE
All aboard the Josh Johnson train! Nothing would be more insane than a guy who hasn’t played for seven years somehow leading a team into the playoffs.
Baltimore +4.5 over L.A. CHARGERS
Now this a playoff preview, prime-time worthy matchup. The big fear is [...]

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