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NFL 2012 Season Preview: Win Totals + Predictions Galore – NFC North

Welcome to part 2 of our NFL season preview! Today the NFC North is up, and we’ll be looking at each team’s outlook for the 2012 season.

NFC North

Green Bay Packers

  • Let’s not overreact over losing to a great 49ers team that had months to prepare for last week. So maybe they don’t go 15-1, I still see a first round bye for the team from the Bay. Here’s why: Continue reading

NFL 2012 Season Preview: Win Totals + Predictions Galore!

2012 NFL Predictions 

Want to be accurate in your 2012 season predictions? Here’s my advice: start after week 1.  After observing a good amount of football this past Sunday, I’ve got a good feel for who’s who this year.

Sure, it’s an advantage over most NFL prognosticators (and let’s be honest, I’m only trying to justify it because I didn’t finish the preview on time), but here’s your guide to the 2012 NFL season. After reading this, feel free to retire to your couch for the next 5 months and watch this unfold before your eyes.

NFC East

New York Giants

  • The Giants are one of my least favorite teams. That, unfortunately, does not guarantee their failure to win 9+ games. Continue reading

Fantasy Football Rundown (Part II)

Hopefully you read Part I, where Jordan gave you his Top 5 fantasy players in 2012 along with a sleeper (Snorlax-esque).

Before we get to my Top 5 + Sleeper, here’s a little introduction to my theory about fantasy football.

It’s become tradition to play Sardines when my family gets together for summer vacation. The game is simple –

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30 Days of Summer: Kansas City Royals

Guest author Jordan Gowing, a lifelong Royals fan, is helping us out in our 30 Days of Summer series. He takes a fascinating look at a marketing campaign gone wrong. Enjoy.

According to the Mayan calendar, it’s the year our world ends.  According to Washington, it’s the pivotal election year that will essentially decide our country’s future.  According to the Royals, it is “Our time.”

Wait, what?  You’ve got to be kidding me, right?  As of today (8/17/12), the Royals are a full 14 games back in their division (which has been one of the weakest divisions in MLB history); what is all this “Our time” talk?
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30 Days of Summer: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers (59-52) vs. Giants (60-50)

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DOUBLE HEADER NL WEST RIVALRY EDITION!

Today we’re taking a look at two teams, the Dodgers and Giants, that figure to be fighting it out in the NL West for the rest of the season. Below you’ll find a position by position matchup along with a prediction of who will be relevant in October. Enjoy!

Catcher: 

A. Ellis .283/.398/.435  “Young Elly” is really having a breakout year and is an offensive asset.
B. Posey .328/.394/.542 Best catcher in the game? Possibly. He’s been dominating ever since he came back from injury.

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