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Angels pound on the Astros; drop magic number to 5

After a lengthy 10-game road-trip, where they finished 8-2, the Angels returned to Anaheim to start a three-game series against the Astros; with Oakland losing tonight, six wins away from winning the AL West. C.J. Wilson (11-9, 4.64 ERA) and Brett Oberholtzer (5-10, 4.38 ERA) were the starters in Game One.The Astros got to Wilson early, as they loaded up the bases in the first...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Picks: Week 2 (2014-15)

Week 1 is always full of surprises but don’t tab your playoff teams just yet. Week 2 will tell us which teams were a mirage and which teams are actually who they seemed. New England, New Orleans, Chicago, and Indianapolis will all try to avoid 0-2 starts. Last week: 10-6   Overall: 10-6 Cold Hard Lock: 0-1  Upset Pick: 0-1 Pittsburgh over Baltimore (TNF) NY GIANTS over Arizona...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gmail Password Leak Update

This week, a group of hackers released a list of about 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of WordPress.com, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with WordPress.com accounts, we took steps to protect our users. We downloaded the list, compared it to our user database, and proactively...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Basis, Edin, and Forefront: A Look at Business Themes

We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional travel and food writer, a Buddhist podcast host, and a fly fishing outfitter in Australia. roam & home Chicago-based travel and...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Good, Great, And Gamble Plays For Week 3

Zach asked me to write this weeks GGG because he’s been really busy. I tried to leave out as many obvious choices as I could. I also decided to add a little fun into the piece by picking deep sleepers. These are players who you’d be crazy to start in seasonal settings but could provide value in daily formats. As always feel free to give me a shout or ask any questions on Twitter...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Win over the A’s.

The Sox went into today with a 2  to 1 lead in the series with Oakland. It was going to be a battle but the confidence was growing. Game two was taken by the A’s by a score of 11 – 2. *Game Three (Sox – 2 and A’s – 1) The Sox handed the keys to one of the new kids,Chris Bassitt who had a terrific outing going 6 innings of solid ball with 5 strike outs, only allowing one...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

9/11: May We Never Forget

Photo is courtesy of http://www.moretobe.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Seemingly every American can identify a tragedy that defines their generation. Whether it’s the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, or the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Better Late than Never: 2013 Conference Report

I’ll start with the records. I tabulate these myself, so they could be a game or two off for each conference (especially the “group of five” conferences, due to membership changes). If there is a reliable database somewhere, let me know though. Best records overall SEC 53-11 Pac-12 37-9 Big Ten 38-16 ACC 46-21 Big XII 25-11 Best records vs. FBS SEC 40-10 Pac-12 28-8 Big XII...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Year, New Look, Same old Bears

Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books, and I needed to move beyond “Over-reaction Monday”. I needed to get past “Cash-in-the-season Tuesday”. I thought I’d be fine, but then came “When-does-hockey-start Wednesday”. Yes, it has been difficult recovering from the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Bills. With such a front loaded schedule, this one was supposed to be the “gimme”...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Wide Receivers by Miller

Thanks, just wanted to confirm No views yet
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals Preview

Julio Jones leads an array of dangerous weapons the Bengals will have to contend with. (John Bazemore) After a huge division win over the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons travel up to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. If the Falcons offense picks up where it left off, the Bengals could be in for a long day. While Cincinnati boasts a deep cornerback stable with Adam Jones...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Quarter Season Crisis? by Tim Schoenherr

Good analysis. Enjoying Sweet Home Sports. Even though I hate it. “he did, after all, lead them to two straight scoring drives in the final four minutes that lead to two touchdowns and matching 2-point conversions.” …against a time-chewing, prevent defense that was giving him every underneath throw. He took what the defense was giving him, wisely, but was there ever really...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Quarter Season Crisis? by Eric Burgher

It makes me very happy that you read these The comment was more about Cutler continuing to be able to move the ball and score in the 4th quarter, and although it was a long shot, if they recover that onside kick, then Cutler has the ball back, near mid-field, down one touchdown, two time outs left and a major momentum swing. Didn’t see it ACTUALLY happening, but, I wouldn’t be...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Sweet Home Sports Chicago Year in Review 2013 by themightyd73

Pitiful year for Chicago, but I wouldn’t mind the White Sox sucking for a few years to take the pressure off of Cubs fans. Just saying… 1 total views, 1 views today
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Big “T” Over Big 3 by Willie Santana

I remember the Bulls and Rose giving the Heat a challenge. Melo doesn’t play defense so he might bud heads with Thibodeau, who I think has done an amazing job of making sure his players don’t quit even without Rose. It would be interesting to see a healthy Rose along with a scorer. 1 total views, 1 views today
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

31-Year-Old Minor Leaguer Finally gets his Shot at The Show

Photo is courtesy of Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports/http://www.lonestarball.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook If any of you know me at all, it is pretty safe to say that I am a fan of the underdog. Boise State, March Madness or even Kent State baseball, you give me someone that...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogging 101 and Writing 101 Are Back!

You’ve just started your shiny new blog and you’d like some help as you get up to speed on WordPress.com. Or, maybe you’d like some inspiration to write every day. On September 15th, we kick off two free Blogging U. courses: Blogging 101 and Writing 101. They might be just what you need to whip your blog into shape and/or establish your writing habit. Blogging 101 Each day...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football – Week 3: Intriguing Matchups

After looking at week three’s relatively unexciting schedule, I wanted to take a look at which games have great potential for fantasy owners. Listed below are a few of the matchups I really like in this weekends slate. Also included are some players I feel could have big weekends, as well as a few high-risk/high-reward options. This was my first time doing this so I’m sure...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels’s bats rally to take the first one against Texas

On the heels of a four-game sweep against the Twins, the Angels flew to Texas, to start a three-game set against the Rangers.Hector Santiago and Colby Lewis were the starters in the first of three.The Halos have won their last 20 games when Kole Calhoun scores a run, and in the top of the first, he hit a lead-off solo homer to right field. Good sign? Brennan Boesch tacked on another...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Game 1 – T.Flow to the rescue

The opening game in the series with the Oakland A’s would be anything but dull. Adam Dunn would make his first appearance since being traded to Oakland and was given a warm welcome. The Sox would send Hector Noesi to the mound office, with the support of Eric Surkamp,Daniel Webb, Ronald Belisario and Javy Guerra. Going in to battle in the field Robin Ventura sent, Adam Eaton, Alexei...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

More on LSU’s Start and Understanding FCS Games

This isn’t the main thing I’m going to write about, but I heard it after I published my blog about the LSU-Wisconsin game. Since Les Miles took over at LSU, the Tigers are 22-21 when trailing in the fourth quarter, the only team in the FBS to have a winning record during that span (apparently, they don’t count the last-second loss to Clemson as “trailing in the fourth quarter”...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels announce their 2015 schedule

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will open up their 2015 regular season, for the second year in a row and the 11th time in team history, against the Seattle Mariners.Anaheim and Seattle will square-off in a three-game series from April 6-8 at Safeco Field. The home opener at Angel Stadium will take place on April 10 against the Kansas City Royals.After their set with Kansas...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buckeye Hangover – Week 2: Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech

Photo courtesy of USATSI/http://www.cbssports.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Sorry folks, no Buckeye Hangover podcast this week. We experienced some technical difficulties which I discovered during post production. We had no time to record a new podcast and we weren’t...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

CFF’s Workhorses Through Week 2

As week two is now behind us, lets take a look at players who are receiving a lot of opportunities to make plays. Some of these numbers may be skewed early in the season, as one game can have a huge effect on these numbers. But I think its still worth looking at as it could be an early indicator of whats to come. These are the top-20 leaders in “Passing Attempts”, “Rushing...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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