Sunday, March 2, 2014

MLB Predictions: Regular Season Standings

American League 


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


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


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

National League


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


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


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 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 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


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!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Projected Detroit Tigers Line-Up and Rotation

Can April first hurry up already? For many Tigers fans, me included, we just can't wait till opening day. After just misses in 2006 and 2012 we're all in high hopes to finally bring home the championship for the first time since 1984. I'm going to predict the Tigers line-up and rotation, which really isn't that difficult, however, I'm going to give you guys my projected stats for each player! So without further adieu..

The line-up

More long balls for Prince?

1. CF Austin Jackson 14 HR/ 63 RBI/ 20 SB/ .281 AVG

2. RF Torii Hunter 13 HR/ 72 RBI/ 7 SB/ .275 AVG

3. 3B Miguel Cabrera 37 HR/ 130 RBI/ 2 SB/ .329 AVG

4. 1B Prince Fielder 40 HR/ 119 RBI/ 0 SB/ .296 AVG

5. DH Victor Martinez 12 HR/ 81 RBI/ 1 SB/ .307 AVG

6. LF Andy Dirks 10 HR/ 51 RBI/ 8 SB/ .267 AVG

7. SS Jhonny Peralta 14 HR/ 62 RBI/ 1 SB/ .260 AVG

8. C Alex Avila 18 HR/ 72 RBI/ 3 SB/ .259 AVG

9. 2B Omar Infante 13 HR/ 69 RBI/ 12 SB/ .284 AVG

The Rotation

Can JV add another Cy Young in 2013?

1. Justin Verlander 22 Wins 5 Losses 2.45 ERA 1.03 WHIP 244 K

2. Doug Fister 15 Wins 9 Losses 3.35 ERA 1.25 WHIP 142 K

3. Max Scherzer 16 Wins 10 Losses 3.75 ERA 1.29 WHIP 217 K

4. Anibal Sanchez 14 Wins 8 Losses 3.91 ERA 1. 29 WHIP 149 K

5. Rick Porcello 10 Wins 11 Losses 4.54 ERA 1.51 WHIP 104 K

Closer Bruce Rondon 27 Saves 3.67 ERA 1.47 WHIP 57 K

Playing in the weakest division in baseball, and having one of the more stacked teams, I see the Tigers finishing 99-63 in 2013, easily winning the AL central crown.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

LeBron James And The Miami Heat Do The Harlem Shake

Just when you thought it was over...
Honestly though, I think this is one of the best Harlem Shake videos, love the Bird-Man intro. Nice work, Miami. 

MLB Predictions: Final Standings NL Edition

Do I spy a Championship for these guys?

To check out the AL edition, click here or just go back to the home page.

National League


1. Washington Nationals. This one was tough, both Washington and Atlanta have made significant moves to bulk up their team. But, and I want to put this on public record now, three years ago I made the bold prediction that Washington would win the 2013 World Series. So we're sticking with that!

2. Atlanta Braves. It's going to be fun watching this neck and neck race in the NL East this upcoming season. I expect the Braves to continue being a strong team on both sides of the ball. After bringing in the Upton brothers, the Braves may have the most talented outfield in baseball.

3. Philadelphia Phillies. What can you say about the Phillies? Injuries and age is catching up with them. However, they're still an above average team with a great rotation. In the end I can't see it being enough.

4. New York Mets. After trading ace RA Dickey, the Mets are just blah.

5. Miami Marlins. The AAA team of the NL. Hey, at least they have a new stadium and Giancarlo Stanton ... For now.


1. Cincinnati Reds. The Reds look great coming into 2013, the addition of Shin Soo Choo and retaining the services of Jonathan Broxton make the Reds a top five team in the game. They're the only team in baseball I can see getting 100 wins this season.

2. St. Louis Cardinals. I don't really like this pick, but who else in this division is going to step up?

3. Chicago Cubs. I'm being serious here.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates. Somewhat of a surprising pick, but the Pirates are in fact the Pirates. After a strong start last season they fizzled out in the worst way. I don't see that hot 2012 start coming back their way.

5. Milwaukee Brewers. Sorry guys, but now that Houston is in the AL, someone has to be last place. I'm concerned that super star Ryan Braun gets suspended. If not, I'll move the Brew-Crew back up the charts.


1. San Francisco Giants. The defending World-Series Champions should have no problem making it back to the post-season.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers. This team is STACKED!...With over-paid players. Regardless, they still finish second again. I will also give them the playoffs.

3. Colorado Rockies. The line-up can hit, no one doubts that. But if the pitching can find a way to be a hair above average the Rockies could have a nice season.

4. Arizona Diamondbacks. This is really a toss up. But after losing Upton, I'm not sure how the team will respond. Obviously Martin Prado will make a quick impact, and they still have a nice looking outfield even without Upton but what worries me is literally everyone else. Can they go from average to above average? My answer is, that depends on the rotation.

5. San Diego Padres. Not even Chase Headley can save you.

Sorry, Chicago.