Friday, September 04, 2015

Brady Not Brought To Justice

'Judge Berman Nullifies Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension'

That's the breaking news that met me when I logged onto the NFL website yesterday afternoon.

What a pile of crap. Seriously.

Brady destroying his mobile phone when the investigation into deflated footballs was being conducted should be an indicator that there was something that could implicate him on the device.

I have no faith in the system. Again.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Snuka Brought To Justice

As someone who had known about the allegations regarding Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, it came as quite a shock to read on Tuesday that the ex-wrestler had finally been charged.

I first read about it in Irv Muchnick's Wrestling Babylon. It's a collection of the journalist's cutting edge reporting of pro wrestling scandals.

The Argentino family, along with Muchnick, had campaigned tirelessly for the over thirty year old case to be reopened. It was and has evidently determined that Snuka should be brought to justice.

When I read that it was being looked into again, I had no faith whatsoever in the result. I just had a feeling that it would end up going nowhere and the family would not get the justice it was seeking. It wasn't me disputing the evidence. It was simply me not believing in the system. After all, it was this very system that let the guy get away with whatever he may have done since 1983.

I'm certainly glad my prediction wasn't accurate on that one.

I'm unsure what happens from here. It's intriguing to see how everything will unravel.




Wednesday, September 02, 2015

More Barrel Scraping

I have sat through a few episodes of Celebrity Big Brother and think I've watched enough for this season.

Every single time there is a series upcoming the rumoured line up is a hell of  a lot better than what the viewers actually get.

A few of the people in this edition do not fit into my definition of 'Celebrity'. But, I guess I'm in the wrong demographic. 

A barrel has been scraped once again. 

Roll on I'm a Celebrity.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Testing My American Football Betting System On CFL Football: Week 11 2015

After a great week 9, it was only fitting that week 10 was a disaster.

The FPT System went 1-3 in pointspread projections. If you think that's bad, the totals result told an even more abysmal story as they went 0-4.

The system is now 43-30 for the year with the best performance being the pointspread predictions. It's currently 27-11.

Here are this week's picks.

BC Lions @ Montreal
The system has Montreal winning by five and the total number of points to be 40. The line has been set at Montreal by 5, so there's no play there. The total is set at 47.5.

Recommended play:
Under 47.5

Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan will win by one-point, if the prediction is true. There will also be 57 points. The line is Saskatchewan -3.5, so it's calling for an underdog cover. The total has been chalked up at 52.

Recommended plays:
Winnipeg +3.5
Over 52

Toronto @ Hamilton
The line has been set with Hamilton by 7. The projection here has the team winning by 8. The total number of points projected is 55. This is very close to the actual line of 54.5.

Recommended plays:
Hamilton -7
Over 54.5

Edmonton @ Calgary
The system is predicting a tie. As is the case with draws, the play here is to back the underdog (take the points). The total number of points predicted by the system is 49. Once again, the number is very close to the actual line as the current line is set at 49.5 total points.

Recommended plays:
Edmonton +5.5
Under 49.5

It's worth noting that I do not bet on CFL. I am testing this system out in preparation for the NCAA and NFL seasons. If you'd like to learn more about it, visit FootballPointspread.tips

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wes Craven

Wes Craven, who created A Nightmare on Elm Street, passed away over the weekend.

If you've read this blog on a frequent basis, you'll probably know that I was a big fan of the Elm Street series of movies back when I was younger. 

I owe Craven some gratitude because I have so many fond memories from my childhood that would never have happened had it not been for his creative mind.

It's just little things like bonding with my American cousins, receiving a signed Robert Englund autograph through the post, going to see the R-rated Nightmare on Elm Street 3 on an American air force base in Germany and more.

Oh, and by the way - Nightmare 3 is still the best movie of the lot. 

In 2013, I dedicated an entire week to blogging about A Nightmare on Elm Street. I've added today's post to the thread, so you can click on the label underneath this post so you can read it for yourself.

It sort of serves as a tribute to Wes Craven's work in a roundabout way.




Sunday, August 30, 2015

Good & Bad News Regarding NFL Sunday Night Football In The UK

There is some good and bad news where it comes to the NFL's Sunday Night Football coverage in the United Kingdom.

As many know, Channel 4 has opted not to have the Sunday night games on its station from this season onwards so there was an opening for another channel to pick up the rights.

Well, they were scooped up alright.

Sky Sports will now present the games. It's sort of good news for me as it means three games in a row on a Sunday without having to switch channels. Don't forget there'll be three weeks in the season when there will be four games starting in the afternoon when you factor in the Wembley fixtures, but that's getting ahead of myself.

The bad news is obviously the fact that Sunday Night Football has now moved from a terrestrial channel to Satellite meaning there will be a lot less potential eyeballs on the sport.

This is bad.

It's bad for those that think there will be a British franchise (there won't, but that really is getting ahead of myself!) because the fact that no terrestrial channel is picking up regular season NFL football is a dreadful sign especially to the suits in the league who are dead-set against moving a team over here.

Don't be fooled by what you read - there are people against a British side.

One positive from the move to Sky, however, is that the final six weeks of the season will be simulcast live on Sky One. This means people who don't subscribe to the premium sports packages could catch games with playoff implications.

As noted, it doesn't affect me that much as I'll still be able to catch the games. It's the ones that can't that I feel for.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ballers Gets A UK Premiere Date

The American TV series - Ballers - which stars Dwayne Johnson now has a start date for the UK.

Tuesday September 8th on Sky Atlantic.

I've been looking out for this to come along and had even got in touch with Sky Atlantic customer services to see if there was a chance it would make its way over here (it's on HBO in the States).

Back then I was told that it would, but there was no confirmed date.

Well, now we do.

Another reason to keep my Now TV Entertainment pass running!