Sunday, March 2, 2014

MLB Predictions: Regular Season Standings

American League 

East

1. New York Yankees
2. Baltimore Orioles
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Tampa Bay Rays
5. Toronto Blue Jays

Central

1. Detroit Tigers
2. Cleveland Indians
3. Kansas City Royals
4. Chicago White Sox
5. Minnesota Twins

West

1. Texas Rangers
2. Oakland A's
3. Seattle Mariners 
4. Anaheim Angels 
5. Houston Astros

National League

East

1. Washington Nationals
2. Atlanta Braves
3. Philadelphia Phillies
4. New York Mets
5. Miami Marlins

Central

1. St. Louis Cardinals 
2. Cincinnati Reds
3. Pittsburgh Pirates 
4. Milwaukee Brewers
5. Chicago Cubs

West

1. LA Dodgers
2. Arizona D-Backs
3. SF Giants
4. Colorado Rockies
5. San Diego Padres 

*Highlighted teams make the playoffs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Zro's Pre-Season NFL Final Standings and Super Bowls Picks

Without saying too much, I just want to brag that I have picked the Super Bowl winner four of the last six years, all picks came before the season!

I will highlight my playoff teams.

AFC

AFC East

1. New England (11-5)
2. Miami (7-9)
3. Buffalo (4-12)
4. New York Jets (2-14)

AFC West

1. Denver (13-3)
2. Kansas City (10-6)
3. San Diego (5-11)
4. Oakland (1-15)

AFC North

1. Cincinnati (10-6) 
2. Pittsburgh (8-8) 
3. Baltimore (8-8)
4. Cleveland (6-10)

AFC South

1. Houston (10-6)
2. Indianapolis (9-7)
3. Tennessee (6-10) 
4. Jacksonville (5-11)


NFC

NFC East

1. Dallas (11-5)
2. Washington (10-6)
3. New York Giants (8-8)
4. Philadelphia (4-12)

NFC West

1. Seattle (12-4)
2. San Francisco (11-5)
3. Arizona (8-8)
4. St. Louis (7-9)

NFC North

1. Green Bay (11-5)
2. Detroit (10-6)
3. Chicago (8-8)
4. Minnesota (6-10)

NFC South

1. Atlanta (13-3)
2. Tampa Bay (8-8)
3. New Orleans (7-9)
4. Carolina (6-10)

Super Bowl

Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons 

Your 2013-2014 Super Bowl Champion

DENVER BRONCOS

My Fantasy Drafts

Fantasy Football is back! But more importantly FANTASY FOOTBALL IS BACK!! (What? I'm a Lions fan, this IS my regular season.) Needless to say, many of us are going to be wasting tons of time tinkering with our squads, watching teams we could care less about, and pulling our hair out when we play the wrong guy. However, I think most can agree we all love to draft! So with that said, I would like to share the drafted rosters of my two teams.

Team "Drunken Jones" is a 12-man, half-point PPR league.  (Pick 7)

Team "Executioner Jones" is a 10-man standard league. (Pick 8)

Team Drunken Jones


Team Executioner Jones


Let me know how your drafts went, and what you think of mine!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pistons Acquire Brandon Jennings


The Basics.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports confirmed today that the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a sign and trade deal sending Brandon Jennings to the Pistons. The deal is over three years and valued at 24 million dollars.  Milwaukee will acquire PG/SG Brandon Knight, C Slava Kravtsov, and SG/SF Khris Middleton.

The Good.

Detroit now appears to finally have the starting true point guard they've been longing for since they traded Chauncey Billups back in 2009. Jennings, the former 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft is still only 23 years old, and coming into his prime. As a career 17 ppg/5.7 ast/1.5 stl a game type player, he's an obvious upgrade and should help the Pistons tremendously in a position they most needed an upgrade in.


The Bad.

He takes way too many stupid shots, shoots an awful FG % and for obvious reasons, can be a ball hog. If he continues to be a 'dribble, dribble, dribble, jacks up a bad shot' type player, Joey D is going to have nightmares.

The Ugly.

Josh Smith does the exact same thing in a bigger body.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round One Predictions

Western Conference

1. Chicago Blackhawks 
8. Minnesota Wild

Blackhawks 4-1

2. Anaheim Ducks
7. Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings 4-2

6. San Jose Sharks  
3. Vancouver Canucks 

Canucks 4-3

4. St. Louis Blues
5. LA Kings

Blues 4-2

Eastern Conference

1. Pittsburgh Penguins 
8. New York Islanders

Penguins 4-1

2. Montreal Canadians
7. Ottawa Senators

Canadians 4-0

3. Washington Capitals
6. New York Rangers

Rangers 4-2

4. Boston Bruins
5. Toronto Maple Leafs  

Bruins 4-3

Prior to the season I made a little prediction piece on final standings. While I completely flopped on the Canadians, (Had them finishing last in the North West) and Nashville Predators whom I had in the playoffs, everything else turned out pretty accurate. To see that piece, click here

But if you're lazy like me and would rather not click a link, I correctly picked 13/16 teams to make the playoffs! That's a .812 "winning percentage" for all you stat guys! 

Keep calm, playoff hockey is here! 


Monday, April 29, 2013

Detroit Lions Draft Grades 2013


"Big" Larry Warford gets my top pick.
5. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU: B

I give this pick a solid B. Could it be an A+? Yes. Could it be an F? Sure. Lets just face facts here, Ansah is a freak athletically. However, he hasn't played football too long, and is still raw. Everyone considers him the second coming of JPP and if that's true, he could be a steal even at pick five. Overall, I like the pick.

36. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State: B-

Can't complain here. Slay was the fastest DB at the combine, along with great size he should have a good chance at gaining the starting job outside of Chris Houston.

65. Larry Warford, G, Kentucky: A+

My favorite pick of the draft. Warford fills a huge need and has a great chance at becoming the starting right guard come week one. He's the perfect fit for a team in serious need of a strong run game.

132. Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina: C

I'm okay with the selection. Should add a nice piece of depth at the DE position that was depleted this off-season.

165. Sam Martin, P, Appalachian State: D

Meh, a punter. Nothing to see here.

171. Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech: B

A little surprised the Lions waited so long to pick a wideout. Fuller's skills fit just what the Lions were looking for. The big question is he can transition his game to the pro level.

199. Theo Riddick, RB, Notre Dame: C

Riddick is a guy who can run, catch, and return the football. Somewhat of a jack of all trades, he will have a hard time making the team.

211. Michael Williams, TE, Alabama: A

Love the pick. Will Williams be anything special? Probably not but he will be a great blocking tight end. Most believe he will take over and fill the H-back role one held by Will Heller.

245. Brandon Perburn, ILB, Florida A&M: C

Worth a shot. The Lions needed help at the linebacker position. Like many late picks, the chances he makes the team may be slim.

Overall Draft Grade: B

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Larry Murphy Fired From Fox Sports Detroit

If you haven't heard the mass outcry on Twitter yet, FSD had fired fan favorite broadcaster and studio analyst for the Detroit Red Wings, Larry Murphy. Murphy, also known as just "Murph" played four plus season with the Red Wings and has been played a big part on the broadcasting side since 2002.

Larry Murphy back in his playing days as a Wing.
Greg Hammaren, senior vice president and general manager of FSD cited ratings as the main reason Murphy was let go, and that they just needed a change. I'm sorry, Greg, but I'll have you know that Murphy wasn't the reason the ratings are low. Did you ever hear about that lock-out thing? Or how about that lock-outs piss fans off, and lower the odds of them tuning in. Or maybe the fact that the Red Wings are just not as good as the fans are accustom to? Nope, it's all Murph's fault. But it's okay, keep using the FSDetroit girls to up those ratings, sex sells right?

The simple fact is Murph had nothing to do with bad ratings, in-fact, he was adored my many Wings fans. I just see this move as a slap in the face to the true Wings fans out there. While we watch every game we can, FSD is catering to the fair-weathers. Needless to say, I'm upset by their decision.

Here are a few quotes.

"I was shocked, didn't see it coming, they said they just needed a change, ratings weren't what they were. That was basically it. I'm still trying to figure it out."

He went on to say

"It's disappointing, I really enjoyed the job, working for Fox and covering the Detroit Red Wings. I'm going to miss it."
If you would like to try and help bring Murph back to the booth, please go to this website and sign the petition. At last glance, there were already 870 names on it, including myself.

To read the full story on Mlive, click here.