Fresh Look at the Sweet 16

Taking stock of the remaining field including a closer look at Texas Tech

I talk with @Mr_AlbieShore from Texas Tech’s SB Nation community, Viva the Matadors. We re-seed the sweet 16, looking at each team’s strengths and weaknesses, and then take a closer look at this Red Raiders’ squad. A fun conversation perfect for Texas Tech fans and fun for anyone following March Madness!


Bracket Breakdown with Kendall Kaut

Upsets, Value picks, Final Four projections and more

You’re 40 minutes from winning your bracket pool! Kendall Kaut (@kkaut), a contributor to the SB Nation Blog Our Daily Bears, calls in to share the gospel of KenPom and help you fill out your bracket. We dive into fun early round matchups, make our Final Four picks and go through Championship possibilities. This pod should leave you well informed heading into Thursday’s Madness.

Baylor fans…stick around for some Bears talk at the tail end of the pod (44 minute mark).

Conference Tournament Projections

Bracket practice…

Champ Week is here and conference tournaments are about to be in full swing. In a bit of a bracket warm up, here are my predictions for six conference tournaments. Michigan already wrapped up the Big Ten, so I am predicting the other four Power 5 conferences along with the Big East and the American (my apologies to the A-10).

These picks may fall apart by the weekend, but that’s a perfect appetizer for the Madness that lies ahead…

ACC: (Already underway, but the favorites don’t tip off until Thursday) Continue reading “Conference Tournament Projections”

Tournament of Champions

It’s March. Time for tournaments and winning money. Enter below!

Between now and Super Bowl LIII nearly every sport will decide its champion, most valuable player and more. In the ultimate pick ’em contest, get as many of the 2018-19 championship picks correct as you can to win a prize.

Use this link to fill out an entry:

To be eligible for a prize send $10 dollars. Venmo @joshNDulany or PayPal

Prize Structure based on number of entrants as follows:
2-10 entrants: 1st place 75%, 2nd: 25%
11-25 entrants: 1st place 70%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 10%
26-40 entrants: 1st place: 1st Place 70%, 2nd Place 15%, 3rd place: 10%, 4th place 5%
40 + entrants: 1st place 65%, 2nd place 15%, 3rd place 10%, 4th place 5%, 5th place 5%

Entries accepted until 11:59pm on March 14th

Good luck!

Bowl Picks

Picks for all 41 games!

It’s that time of year! The bowls get started this weekend and everybody and their mom is filling out a bowl pick’em sheet. Ryan Dulany and I dive into all 41 games and give our thoughts on who we like, the spread and much more. December 16-26 (before the 38 minute mark. We get into the NY6 at at the 1:01 mark and talk Playoff at 1:21. Get through this one!

Sports Week in 30 minutes

Quick takes on a little bit of everything sports

I give my thoughts on MLB playoffs, NBA preview and the weekend’s football picks. Short and sweet, but a lot of ground covered. Would love to here what you think or debate with y’all. Enjoy the weekend and best of luck!



Wazzu -15.5

GaTech +6.5


A&M +3

Minnesota +4.5



Falcons -13

Packers -3

Rams +2.5

Ravens -6.5

Broncos -12

NFL Strength of Schedule Projections

Evaluating teams’ remaining slates

Football is unpredictable–even at the NFL level–for a lot of reasons. There’s all your cliches: it’s a game of inches, games aren’t played on paper, etc. There are match-up peculiarities, small sample sizes and just plain luck. Yet, sometimes the ‘unpredictability’ is because, especially early in the season, a lot of what we predict is based on projections tied to previous years. Now, every team has at least a quarter of its season played and several teams are 5 games in. So the 2017 season can really start to mean something in and of itself for projecting ahead.

One way to capitalize on this is to look at the schedule ahead for each team. Before the season, most strength of schedule metrics are measured by opponents’ prior year win percentage. That yielded this list: Continue reading “NFL Strength of Schedule Projections”