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Tailgate Talk Weekend Edition

March 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Several important college basketball games this weekend. Ohio State can claim a share of the Big Ten title, along with Michigan, with a win over the Spartans in East Lansing. Showdown at Cameron Indoor on Saturday night, winner of the NC/Duke game will win the ACC regular season title.

Saturday:

#18 Louisville at #2 Syracuse 4:00pm CBS

#12 Georgetown at #7 Marquette 2:00pm

#6 North Carolina at #3 Duke 7:00pm ESPN

Texas at #4 Kansas 9:00pm ESPN

Sunday: 

#1 Kentucky at #13 Florida 12:00pm CBS

#11 Ohio State at #5 Michigan State 4:00pm CBS/BTN

Purdue at #20 Indiana 6:00pm BTN

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It’s Spring Training Time – MLB Season Predictions

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Tailgate Talk predicts the winners of each division and the wild cards:

AL West: Texas Rangers- More complete team then the Angels, lose CJWilson but can replace him with Yu Darvish

AL Central: Detroit Tigers- With the addition of Prince Fielder, lineup could be the best in the league. MVP Justin Verlander leads an experienced pitching core

AL East: NY Yankees- If Yankees can stay healthy, will be in good shape to beat out the Red Sox for the division. Fixed pitching problems this off-season.

AL Wild Cards– LA Angels of Anaheim and Boston Red Sox

NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks- Better depth to the starting rotation than the SF Giants. Will be a fun division race to watch.

NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals- They lose Albert Pujols but will look to replace him with Lance Berkman.  Pitching staff is much improved with Adam Wainwright’s return from injury

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies- Won 102 games last year, brought in Jim Thome in case Ryan Howard injury is more serious.

NL Wild Cards: Atlanta Braves and S.F. Giants

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