Monday, October 24, 2016

Switched On

I have to admit, I hadn't been paying much attention to the news of Nintendo's latest device over the past few months or so. I had seen the NX mentioned here and there, but more or less figured out that my days of wanting another console were behind me.

The working title of the Nintendo NX has now been revealed as the Nintendo Switch. I saw the first trailer for the console shortly after it was released.

I like it.

I like it a lot.

The Nintendo Switch will be a console that you can play on your television and then can take it out from its frame to reveal a tablet so you can continue playing the game when you're out and about.

What sold it for me is they have Zelda and Super Mario Bros. games coming out for it. From the short clips in the trailer, they look great.

The cost hasn't been announced yet. If it's too far above the range I am willing to pay, I'll hold off and wait a while to see if the price dips.

It'll be released in March of 2017.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What I'm Watching (Today And) Tonight (Week 7 2016)

Here are the NFL games that I'll be paying particular attention to today.

2:30pm BBC - NY Giants versus Los Angeles from Twickenham
6:00pm Sky Sports - Buffalo @ Miami
6:00pm GamePass - Indianapolis @ Tennessee
After 9pm Sky Sports - New England @ Pittsburgh
After 9pm GamePass - San Diego @ Atlanta and Tampa Bay @ San Francisco with a split view as there are only three games in the 9pm - 1pm zone.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So Far, So Good

It's a case of so far, so good when it comes to how my spreadsheet has projected the week seven games.

Well.. I am only working on one game so far!

If you read yesterday morning's post, you would have seen that the system predicted Green Bay to cover the spread and the total points to go under.

The Packers -7.5 covered with a score of 26-10. The line was 46, so it evidently went below that figure.

I didn't bet on the game. My wagers are on Sunday's match-ups.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Predicting The TNF Winners (Week 7 2016)

Thursday Night Football is about to start within an hour or so of this post being published, so it's time for me to predict the winners.

This week will see the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears. 

My spreadsheet has the Packers winning by eight and the total number of points to hit 45. The actual lines aren't that far off. 

They have Green Bay -7.5 and the total set at 46.

Therefore, the play is GB -7.5 and Under 46. With that said, it's too close and I'm not betting on either. All I'm doing is seeing how the spreadsheet performs.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WoS Coming Back For One Night Only

The big news in British wrestling this week is that ITV has commissioned a one-off special to bring back World of Sport to TV screens.

There will be a taping in Manchester in November. The biggest part of the announcement is that Jim Ross will be the commentator on the project. For those of you who are reading this and don't know about wrestling, Ross is the best commentator of the modern era. Having him on board is a huge deal, if I say so myself.

To be fair - only a madman would disagree with this sentiment.

British wrestling hasn't been on ITV since Greg Dyke decided to scrap it in, from memory, 1987. The domestic pro wrestling industry died over here, but has seen a renaissance of late with some top talent being unearthed.

I'll be watching this show whenever it airs. Hopefully, it'll be the start of something special.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Goldberg's Return

Bill Goldberg made his return to WWE on Monday night.

And it was great.

If you read last Wednesday's post, you're aware that I wasn't that much of a fan of his back when he was on WCW and then later in WWE. I was intrigued to see how WWE handled his return, though.

Well, I saw how the company did it on Monday and my thumbs are up.

Both of them.

Goldberg came out and, for a brief moment, you could see he became emotional. He was given a great response from the fans in attendance.

The end of show promo ended with the former WCW and WWE World Champion saying that he was coming back to face Brock Lesnar in what he revealed will be his last match.

He then walked around the ringside area hugging children. This was so cool. He had noted shortly beforehand that one of the things he missed about being in wrestling was being a superhero to kids and it showed as he made his exit.

His wife and son, who had never witnessed him in this environment were also in attendance. Part of the reason behind his return was for them to see him wrestle.

All-in-all it was excellently done. Next week will see Brock Lesnar's response. That will be followed by another Goldberg return on October 31st.

They're keeping the pair apart until the Raw before the Survivor Series.

It's going to be fun. Well, I hope it will be!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Zzzed Monday

Sky Sports made too much of a deal over the Liverpool versus Manchester United game last night.

I read - and heard - too much of the 'Red Monday' crap that I decided not to bother watching it. Yes, both teams play in red. I got it. The problem - United weren't going to be wearing red on 'Red Monday'. Therefore, it was a useless marketing ploy to attach to the game.

Looking at the scoreline, and the reaction, I believe I made the right decision to skip the fixture.