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2014-2015 Bowl Game Schedule and Point Spreads

The College Football bowl season begins Saturday. The quality games don’t begin until the days leading up to December 31st, so perhaps to make them interesting, you could gamble on them (in Vegas, legally, of course). Below are all the spreads for every bowl game, with game times (eastern). Good luck.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Dec. 20, 11 a.m. ESPN
Spread: Nevada -1

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Utah State vs. UTEP
Dec. 20, 2:20 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Utah State -11

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Utah vs. Colorado State
Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. ABC
Spread: Utah -4

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Air Force
Dec. 20, 5:45 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Western Michigan -1

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
South Alabama vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 20, 9:15 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Bowling Green -1

Miami Beach Bowl
BYU vs. Memphis
Dec. 22, 2 p.m. ESPN
Spread: BYU -1

Boca Raton Bowl
Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
Dec. 23, 6 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Marshall -11

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. San Diego State
Dec. 23, 9:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: San Diego -1.5

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 24, Noon ESPN
Spread: Western Kentucky -3.5

Hawai’i Bowl
Fresno State vs. Rice
Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Rice -1

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Dec. 26, 1 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Louisiana Tech -4

Quick Lane Bowl
Rutgers vs. North Carolina
Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: North Carolina -3.5

BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl
NC State vs. UCF
Dec. 26, 8 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Central Florida -2

Military Bowl
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Dec. 27, 1 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Cincinnati -3

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Arizona State vs. Duke
Dec. 27, 2 p.m. CBS
Spread: Arizona State -8

Duck Commander Independence Bowl
Miami vs. South Carolina
Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m. ABC
Spread: Miami -1.5

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Boston College vs. Penn State
Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Boston College -3

National University Holiday Bowl
Nebraska vs. USC
Dec. 27, 8 p.m. ESPN
Spread: USC -6.5

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Texas A&M vs. West Virginia
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. ESPN
Spread: West Virginia -4

Russell Athletic Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Clemson
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Oklahoma -3

Texas Bowl
Arkansas vs. Texas
Dec. 29, 9 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Arkansas -6

Music City Bowl
Notre Dame vs. LSU
Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ESPN
Spread: LSU -7.5

Belk Bowl
Georgia vs. Louisville
Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Georgia -7

Foster Farms Bowl
Maryland vs. Stanford
Dec. 30, 10 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Stanford -14

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 9 Mississippi vs. No. 6 TCU
Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: TCU -3.5

VIZIO Fiesta Bowl
No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 Arizona
Dec. 31, 4 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Arizona -3.5

Orange Bowl
No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Mississippi -7

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Minnesota vs. Missouri
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC
Spread: Missouri -6

Outback Bowl
Auburn vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1, Noon ESPN2
Spread: Auburn -6.5

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor
Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Baylor -3

Rose Bowl
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State
Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Oregon -9

Sugar Bowl
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Alabama -9.5

Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 2, Noon ESPN
Spread: Pittsburgh -3

TaxSlayer Bowl
Iowa vs. Tennessee
Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Tennessee -3.5

Valero Alamo Bowl
Kansas State vs. UCLA
Jan. 2, 6:45 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Kansas State -1

TicketCity Cactus Bowl
Washington vs. Oklahoma State
Jan. 2, 10:15 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Washington -5.5

Birmingham Bowl
East Carolina vs. Florida
Jan. 3, 1 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Spread: Florida -6.5

GoDaddy Bowl
Toledo vs. Arkansas State
Jan. 4, 9 p.m. ESPN
Spread: Toledo -3

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NFL FANTASY PLAYOFFS BOOM/BUST – WEEK 16

SALUTE to everyone that has made it to championship week! Unfortunately I’m not part of that crowd, but nonetheless I am here for you guys. Fantasy Football can be such a tricky game because even when you think you have it figured out….You really don’t (Sorry Rodgers and Peyton owners). This is the holiday season and I want to spread joy and positivity so with that being said I will only address the “Good” guys/plays for each game. Obviously if you have a gut feeling about someone then by all means play them because you can always lean on your own thoughts. Championship games are typically won by good matchups so keep that in mind when setting your lineups.  Everyone I mention is either a stud or a good play in a matchup situation. Good luck to everyone getting that much coveted RING!!

TITANS vs JAGS

Good Plays: The Jags defense is a solid defensive streamer against a Titans offense lacking weapons everywhere. Marquis Lee and Cecil Shorts are decent WR3 hail mary options versus a bad Titans secondary, but Thursday Night football is always awful.

EAGLES vs WASHINGTON

Good Plays: Of course Maclin is the best play in this game because Washington cannot defend the pass. Sanchez could be a good QB streaming options against that bad defense and it is also a must win for Philly so they will be focused. Shady is risky based on his inconsistent season but if you have him you are certainly playing him. I don’t trust any Redskins in this game but DeSean Jackson against his former team is definitely worth the gamble.

49ERS vs CHARGERS

Good Plays: Not many solid options in this game, but Anquan Boldin is an intriguing play. He is Colin’s go-to receiver and the Chargers are vulnerable against the pass.  Rivers is a risky play and now with Keenan injured it makes it even riskier. Gates may produce based on sheer volume so his floor is slightly safe.

BROWNS vs PANTHERS

Good Plays: If Cam Newton is active, this could be a good option. He will be facing a Browns defense that won’t have Joe Haden which also make Kelvin Benjamin a good option ad well.  Josh Gordon is worth the play based on upside, especially against the Panthers terrible secondary. However, he hasn’t exactly set the world on fire but his upside is massive.

LIONS vs CHICAGO

Good Plays: The most obvious play in this game is Megatron. It is also worth playing Joique Bell but don’t expect fireworks. Matt Forte and Alshonn Jefferey are likely in most lineups but their value drops a little with Clausen at QB against the ferocious Lions D.

RAVENS vs HOUSTON

Good Plays: The best option in this game might be the Ravens defense against Houston QB Case Keenum. Justin Forsett, Torrey Smith, and Steve Smith are solid options. Arian Foster and DeAndre Hopkins are decent plays but the QB play diminishes their value a tad.

VIKINGS vs MIAMI

Good Plays: The only decent options I like in this game are the defenses. Both are playing quality football but also playing against suspect offenses. Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry are decent options offensively based on opportunity.

SAINTS vs FALCONS

Good Plays: This should be a shootout as both defenses are horrible so most options are in play. Obviously if Julio is active then you play him but Roddy is a viable option as well. If you are in a pinch Steven Jackson is a risky upside option based on the Saints inability ways on defense. Fire up Brees, Ingram, Graham, Colston, and even Stills if needed.

PATRIOTS vs JETS

Good Plays: I wouldn’t feel good about playing anything from the Jets, but all Patriots skill position players are solid options. Vereen and Blount are decent flex plays.

CHIEFS vs STEELERS

Good Plays: Only Jamaal Charles from the Chiefs should be played in this game. Big Ben, LeVeon Bell, and Antonio Brown are great options in this game as a few of these guys may have gotten you to the championship.

PACKERS vs BUCS

Good Plays: Well we know all the Packers are great options in this game against a Bucs team that is reeling to say the least. Rodgers will have all day to throw with Bucs stud Gerald McCoy out.  he Bucs have no real options but Mike Evans is the most viable as the main cog in the Bucs offense.

GIANTS vs RAMS

Good Plays: Odell Beckham has elevated to legit stud status so we will all say he should be played. Andre Williams is a decent option as well while Rashad Jennings looks to be out this game. The only Rams player that is worth mentioning is Tre Mason as the ground game may be huge versus a porous Giants run defense.

COLTS vs DALLAS

Good Plays: Most of the players in this game have likely gotten you to the big game so keep the good times rolling. Romo, Demarco (if active) and Dez should be played. Luck and Hilton are elite options and Boom Herron is a decent flex play. If Demarco sits then Joseph Randle is a solid option as he has shown some juice running behind that stout Dallas O-Line. Plus the Colts are terrible versus the run.

BUFFALO vs OAKLAND

Good Play: The only two things worth a mention in this game is Buffalo’s elite defense that has shutdown Peyton and Aaron the last two weeks. Also Sammy Watkins who has the potential for a few big plays.

SEATTLE vs ARIZONA

Good Plays: This low scoring game only has two solid options to play and that is Russell Wilson+Marshawn Lynch. Arizona can’t score whatsoever.

BRONCOS vs CINCY

Good Plays: All Broncos are active in that prolific offense and most are on title contending teams I’m sure. The Bengals have a couple of good options as AJ Green is elite and Jeremy Hill has been a borderline RB1 down the stretch.

Well Ladies and Gents it has been a fun year with plenty action, I hope some of what I’ve had to say has been useful to you all. I really appreciate your support and love throughout the year and even following me. This is my last fantasy piece of the year, but I may have an awards article coming soon based on the performers this year. I wish everyone a ton of luck in the title game and have a wonderful holiday season!

Cheers,

Lawrence Brooks @LBSaidIt

 

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Woman Who Auditions for ‘Bad Girls Club’ Gets Her Car Booted, Proceeds to Drive Off Anyway Wrecking Her BMW [Video]

This entire altercation went down outside an audition for the reality show Bad Girls Club. If you’re unfamiliar, get familiar, because the peeps is cray cray.

Alright, so you see what we’re dealing with here. This woman just left auditions and found a boot on her car. She wasn’t having it. She just wasn’t having it. It looks as though the guard was ready to remove the boot, or maybe he was finishing putting it on but Queen Crazy had places to be.

Don’t ever do that to your car. Unless your auditioning for a TV show. Because this girl is as good as cast now.

[H/T: The Roosevelts]

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Jabari Parker Expected to Miss Remainder of 2014-15 Season with Torn ACL

Jabari Parker suffered a leg injury Monday night, which occurred on a collision with Phoenix’s PJ Tucker, and had to be carried off the court. An MRI revealed that Jabari Parker tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Awful news for the Bucks.

The Bucks announced the official diagnosis on the team’s website:

Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a left knee injury during the third quarter of last night’s game in Phoenix. He returned to Milwaukee this afternoon to undergo an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Parker will undergo surgery to repair the injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

The rookie out of Duke, drafted second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in last June’s draft, was averaging 12.3 points on 49.0 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. One of the most hyped prospects in several years, he had already begun to show glimpses of a bright future and was the front-runner for Rookie of the Year.

The Bucks rookie has had a promising start to his career, and Milwaukee has appeared to be one of this year’s big sleeper teams.

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Thierry Henry Retires From Soccer, Here’s His Best All-Time Goal [Video]

Thierry Henry announced his retirement from professional soccer on Tuesday. The French legend has now taken a job working for Sky Sports in the UK. Whatever I write in this post will hardly do enough to encapsulate Henry’s greatness on the soccer field. If you saw him play, most-likely during his spell at Arsenal, you get it.

There might not be an “EGOT” for soccer, but Henry won nearly every important team accomplishment a soccer player can take home: the World Cup, the European Championship and the UEFA Champions League. Henry also won league titles in France, Spain and England. Maybe the only surprise is he never took home the Ballon d’Or, coming the closest in 2003 when he finished second to Juventus’ Pavel Nedved. I’ll chalk this up to the strange divide between England and continental European voters, since Henry’s best years came playing in North London, scoring 228 goals in 376 matches. He amassed 123 caps for France, retiring top of his country’s all-time scoring charts with 51 goals.

Henry’s retirement announcement comes after he had previously confirmed he would not be returning to the New York Red Bulls, the MLS side where he spent the final four years of his career—showing the vision and technique had not deserted him even if his first glorious attribute, his electric pace, had long since faded with the passing of time.

“After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football,” Henry posted on his Facebook page, having given himself time to reflect.

“It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, team mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French national team that have made my time in the game so special.”

Henry will mostly be remember for his time in England, and the glittering goals he scored for Arsenal when they played far and away the most exciting and attractive football in the country (and arguably the continent).

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Anna Kendrick Thinks David Letterman’s Holiday Gifts Are Sex Toys [Video]

Anna Kendrick is right – this is a fur-covered dildo. The “Into The Woods” star thinks one of Dave’s new holiday toys is meant for adults.

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