Boy, has the World Series been a snooze fest. As an avid baseball fan I am mildly interested, yet still force myself to watch every game. I cannot believe the Phillies are up in the series despite their terrible numbers with runners in scoring position. I guess it is a testament to their pitching.
For the record, had Game 5 been stopped due to rain in the 6th with the Phillies up by a run there would be no way the game would have been over. Bud Selig would not let, nor should he, the World Series be decided on a rain shortened game. Many will argue that it is the rule. Sure its easy to shorten a game amidst the drudge of a 162 game schedule. But in the World Series, possible deciding game, no shot. The game would have been restarted at Phillies two and the Rays one. And that's the way it should be. The Phils shouldn't be handed the trophy for playing six good innings.
This is also what I love about the World Series. Its not like the Super Bowl where you know the weather will be nice or it will be in a dome. In this Fall Classic we have a team from Florida, battling the elements of the northeast October's. That is a true home field advantage. Let's face it, how awesome would it be to turn on the Super Bowl and see the cameras zoom in to a snowed out field in Cleveland. Right like the Browns will be in the Super Bowl, sigh.
Anyways, on to the picks from last weekend.
In the NCAA we went 2-4. Missing on Northwestern, Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio State. Minnesota went on to win in Purdue, and the upset special was right on as the Duke football team took down Vanderbilt. Yes, I said Duke, and yes they beat an SEC team.
On Sunday, we fared a little better going 3-1, hitting on the Ravens, Giants, and Seahawks. Our lone hiccup was the Bills who lost to Miami thanks to Ted Ginn's 175 yards receiving.
On the week we went another 5-5. That pushes the overall season record up to, you guessed it, 20-20.
On a side note, I was very delighted on Saturday when my $2 to win on #9 Desert Storm in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint turned into $75 as the 36-1 shot scored an upset win.
That's all for this week, check in on Thursday for next weekends picks highlighted by the "World Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" pitting Florida against Georgia in Jacksonville. See you then!