Thursday, October 25

Thursday's Links du Jour

I'm at it early this morning. It looks like its going to be a long day, so I've started posting links early, check back often for all the blogs that are fit to republish, and columns, of course.

Oh, and a clerical note, the Jax/TB game will not be picked this week (I have a feeling the rapidly climbing line has something to do with Quinn Gray starting at QB). We will pick Pittsburgh Cincinnati instead. Now, onto the links:

Ladies and Gentlemen, straight from the University of Florida, Channing Crowder

This week's Blog Poll (and for John, FEI)

The Rockies stumbled out of the gate last night, though did anyone expect them to top Beckett? I'd have to agree with Mr. Boswell, the layoff was way too long. If you remove the Fox scheduling, the Rockies would have only had to deal with about a 5 game layoff (2 extra days to set up the series on a Wednesday, 1 unnecessary day off in the Cle/Bos series), which seems a tad more realistic. Honestly, these guys haven't gone 8 days without playing since March. (While we're on the subject, one more preview)

KenPom does some similarity scoring (also, there are some great previews up at BP including the ACC)

MJD @ AOL Fanhouse gives Londoners all the information they need to know regarding the NFL showdown at Wembley Stadium

Also, THT looks at the decline in innings pitched in the majors, since 1871

6 comments:

John said...

As of Thursday night, these are the lowest lines:

CLE@STL
PHI@MIN
BUF@NYJ
HOU@SD
NO@SF
GB@DEN

Since the lines are changing so much, we should probably wait until the weekend to set the games and make our picks.

byron said...

must be a busy day in the labs...no post for today?? or are you that depressed that the red sox are up 2-0 AND that you might have to admit that BC could be for real?

John said...

Ouch! Get'em, slugger!

Ryan said...

John in what world is Houston San Diego a game we're going to pick? The line is at 9 and 10 points, WTF?

The 6 games should be (as stated earlier)

CLE@STL
PHI@MIN
BUF@NYJ
PIT@CIN
NO@SF
GB@DEN

I mean I do want the easy 6 points, but really John?

Also, yes Byron, I had work to do in the lab today (though John didn't, he was off work early), and it was a fairly slow news day with the World Series being off tonight. It must be an "On" weekend since you're checking the blog for distractions instead of actually studying, I mean, that is the only time you set your fantasy lineups and read the blog isn't it?

John said...

My B, the line was listed as XX last night, which usually means an even spread the next day. Won't make that mistake again.

Those six should be fairly stable; we can base our picks off of those.

Ryan said...

(I think I realize what happened, when the status and location of the game were in doubt, it was removed from the lines, so you must have seen it with a XXX, and assumed it meant it was a toss-up, now that the game is on as scheduled, its back to a real line)