Friday, November 30, 2007

NFL Week 13 Picks

So you missed picking the Cowboys/Packers game Thursday night? That’s okay so did I. I was watching college basketball and am too cheap to dish out extra mula for NFL Network so I wasn’t even thinking about NFL football. Anyway to keep from rambling too much this is your invitation to show us how much you really know about the NFL. Join us in the forum for our weekly NFL picks contest. We play for the pride of being named the NFL guru of the week.

My Week 13 Picks
San Francisco @ Carolina - Panthers
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis - Colts
San Diego @ Kansas City - Chargers
NY Jets @ Miami - Dolphins
Detroit @ Minnesota - Vikings
Seattle @ Philadelphia - Seahawks
Atlanta @ St. Louis - Rams
Houston @ Tennessee - Titans
Buffalo @ Washington - Redskins
Cleveland @ Arizona - Browns
Denver @ Oakland - Broncos
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans - Bucs
NY Giants @ Chicago - Bears
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh - Steelers
New England @ Baltimore - Pats

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

BlogPoll Ballot – Does Anyone Want to Be #1

As this crazy college football season winds down I can honestly say that there is no definitive #1 team in the nation. The Missouri Tigers are the flavor of the week this week but that could very well change Saturday night in San Antonio. Meanwhile the Hawaii Warriors can become the only team in the nation to finish the regular season unblemished with a win over the Washington Huskies on Saturday but no sane person would put them at the nation’s top team. I’ll be criticized for having them at #3.

Here’s How I’m Voting the Top 25 This Week.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

How Amazing Would a College Football Playoff Be Now?

I am so sick of hearing network announcers say that if anything this season has proven that we don’t need a playoff because the season is a playoff. If that’s true then who won? Hawaii? The warriors are the only undefeated team left but they won’t sniff the BCS title game. What if they lose to Washington this week? They’ll drop like a rock while teams like Georgia, LSU and Oklahoma remained in the top 10 even after their second losses.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jimmie Johnson’s Nextel Cup Title is Twice as Nice

The sport of NASCAR is changing. Bruton Smith continues to buy up race tracks like a kid going for the entire Hot Wheels collection. The Car of Tomorrow takes over full time beginning next season and Sunday’s Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was the last we’ll see of the Nextel Cup. Next season a new sponsor takes over and the official championship will be called the Sprint Cup.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

NFL Game Threads

Sunday is here and so is NFL football. That means you’ve got about 30 seconds to get your picks made in the forum before kickoff. I’m interested to see how the Miami Dolphins do with a rookie quarterback in John Beck and a pot head running back in Ricky Williams. In my opinion the decision to start Beck is about three weeks too late.

That’s what I’m looking for today. How about you? Let us know who you are watching and what you are expecting to see. Participate in the Dolphins/Eagles game thread or start one of your own. You could even go old school and just leave a comment below.
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Join in on one of our game discussions or start one of your own.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Oklahoma and Oregon Have Title Hopes Crushed by Quarterback Injuries

Dennis Dixon and Sam Bradford were two of the most prolific passers on two of the most prolific offenses in the country. They were, in essence, what made things click when their teams had the ball. Remove them from the equation and their offenses suddenly become very average. Oregon and Oklahoma had to learn that lesson the hard way this week as they watched their BCS title hopes vanish on the road at Arizona and Texas Tech respectively.

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Stanford Cardinal Upset by Siena

The Siena Saints went into Saturday’s game against Stanford with a 1-2 record. With losses to James Madison and Syracuse the Saints shouldn’t have been much of a threat to 20th ranked, unbeaten, Stanford whose narrowest margin of victory this season was 11 points over Northwestern. Or so we thought!

College Football Open Thread

The season is winding down but there is still a lot out there to play for as the BCS race continues to shake up. Ohio State wins the Big 10 conference championship but won’t make it to the national championship game. Meanwhile the other major conferences are still very much undecided but games today could make the picture more.

Who are you watching and who is going to win? Which plays frustrate you and which one’s made you jump up off the couch for joy? Leave your comments below or start your own game thread in the forum.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Week 11 NFL Picks

We had a tie last week in the NFL picks competition done in the forum so there’ll be no crowning of a guru this week. Instead we’ll let it all ride into the weekend and let it all hinge on this weekend’s games. So, why not join us? We play for pride and because we enjoy talking football so that is the only motivation but if you think you’ve got what it takes to win jump on into the forum and join us.

You do have to be a registered member of the forum to particapte but registration is quick, easy and free.

Week 11 Picks
Carolina @ Green Bay- Packers
Oakland @ Minnesota- Vikings
San Diego @ Jacksonville- Chargers
Arizona @ Cincinnati- Bengals
Kansas City @ Indianapolis- Colts
New Orleans @ Houston- Saints
NY Giants @ Detroit- Giants
Cleveland @ Baltimore- Browns
Miami @ Philadelphia- Eagles
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta- Bucs
Pittsburgh @ NY Jets- Steelers
Chicago @ Seattle- Seahawks
Washington @ Dallas- Cowboys
Saint Louis @ San Fransisco- Rams
New England @ Buffalo- Patriots
Tennessee @ Denver- Broncos

Big 12 Falls Victim to College Basketball Upsets

The NCAA football season began with a monster upset that began a trend of seeing lesser teams beat their favored opponents each weekend. It now appears that the NCAA basketball season is taking the same course and no team is safe.

Top ranked North Carolina barely survived Davidson and #15 Texas A&M escaped the clutches of the UTEP Miners 81-76 Wednesday night but it was definitely a night for the mid-major conferences to shine with the Big 12 playing the role of the victim.

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Online communities are popping up all over the internet and while some are better than others there are so many out there that deserve a good look. Some online communities cater to one specific genre, like we here at My Opinion on Sports do for the sports community, while others target a more diverse audience by catering to many different areas of interest.

The iContact community is open to people to connect on numerous topics. Since I’m a sports nut I thought that I’d check out there sports entries. I was disappointed to find that the latest entry was dated November 11th and was nothing more than an advertisement for NC State book stores. Since I live in Oklahoma and have absolutely no interest in the NC State book store I didn’t stay very long.

However there maybe something there for you! You may like NC State or you could possibly be interested in one of their other 18 topics. You’ll never know if you don’t give it a look.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Blog Poll Ballot

I still believe that the Hawaii Warriors are one of the top 5 teams in the country but Ohio State’s loss to Illinois somewhat called my bluff and I couldn’t justify moving them up to #2. Instead I dropped the team that has the nation’s highest scoring offense to #4.

With so many teams having only one loss the BCS mess is in full stride as people defend their team while tearing down others in the race to New Orleans. Here’s how I stack’em up.

Monday, November 12, 2007

San Diego Charging Nowhere

The San Diego Chargers are in sole possession of first place in the AFC West but with a 5-4 record it may be a testament to the sad state of the division instead of the quality of the team.

After Sunday night’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts Chargers All-Pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson said, “"The way we're going, we're not going to be able to beat the elite teams in the league. I mean, we beat one tonight, and we're happy. But it has to get better."

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Friday, November 09, 2007

How It’s Supposed to Work

I launched My Opinion on Sports in April of 2005 to give sports fans a platform to share their opinions on the things that they love and hate in the world of sports. Since then we’ve expanded to sport specific blogs that cover the NFL, MLB, NCAA football, NASCAR, and most recently NCAA basketball. We try our best to crank out at least one post a week on each blog and comments are not only welcome but encouraged.

We’ve even put up a message board where you, the sports fan, can post your own thoughts on the topics you are interested in that we’re not talking about yet.

So, if you’ve got an opinion we want to hear it! Write something up for one of the blogs and submit it to me. Start a thread on the message board or just share a comment on one of the posts. This is your site for your opinions. You know that you’ve got one so why not share it with us?

All of blogs are designed to be fan driven. You're the fan so drive them!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Week 10 NFL Picks

First let me say congratulations to reader true2osu for being last week’s NFL picks guru. Now let me extend and invitation to you to participate in this week’s contest. We play for pride and because we enjoy talking football so that is the only motivation but if you think you’ve got what it takes to win jump on into the forum and join us.

You do have to be a registered member of the forum to particapte but registration is quick, easy and free.

My Week 10 Picks

Rams @ Saints- Saints
Buffalo @ Dolphins - Bills
Jaguars @ Tennessee- Titans
Cleveland @ Steelers- Steelers
Eagles @ Redskins- Redskins
Atlanta @ Carolina- Panthers
Denver @ KC- Denver
Minnesota @ Greenbay- Packers
Bengals @ Ravens- Bengals
Detroit @ Arizona- Lions
Bears @ Raiders- Bears
Dallas @ NY Giants- Cowboys
Colts @ San Diego- Colts
San Fran @ Seattle- Seahawks

Use the Winter to Stock Up on Golf Balls

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Kentucky Wildcats – College Basketball’s First Victim

Billy Gillispie turned Texas A&M into a national power in basketball before bolting to Lexington to take over Division I’s most winning college basketball team. In just is second game as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats Gillispie experienced something that was totally unique to him. Heading into the locker room with a 38-27 deficit to Gardner-Webb the home crowd booed his team.

Complete Story and Opinion

Red Sox to Have Six Man Rotation?

When you have a pitching rotation of Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz how do you decide who to take out and make a middle reliever? Apparently you don’t! According to a report the Boston Red Sox are considering a six man rotation for the 2008 baseball season.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Television Shopping Made Easy

Hard earned dollars aren’t easy to come by (that’s why they’re called hard earned) so they shouldn’t be easy to let go. When we are looking to spend our money on luxury items we want to make sure that we learn all that we can about the product that we are purchasing and then get the absolute best deal on that item.

Thanks to the power of the internet there isn’t anything that we can’t quickly look up with a few key words typed into a search engine. The days of window shopping are behind us because now all of the product information that we may seek can be found online. But what if you could find a site that not only gave you all of the product information you were looking for on electronic devices, like a samsung 40 inch LCD television, and then told you the closest location where that product could be purchased, the price at that store, and if they had it in stock or not. is going to quickly become the consumer’s best friend.

BlogPoll Ballot, Back to Normal

Number two Boston College was upset this week at home by Florida State and in a testament of how this season has gone it returns the college football world back to normal.

Three teams dropped out of my top 25 this week, South Carolina (#20), Wake Forest (#24), South Florida (#25) and I decided to give credit to the accomplishments of Cincinnati, Virginia and Boise State by adding them.

Finally, yes I do believe that Hawaii deserves to be ranked that high.


1Ohio State--
2Oregon 1
3Hawaii 1
4Oklahoma 1
5LSU 1

My Complete Ballot

Don Shula Has a Point

I don’t care if you love him, hate him, or stand somewhere in the middle Don Shula has a point. A cheat is a cheat and that’s exactly what the New England Patriots are. Sure they were caught and punished but are we naïve enough to think they have stopped? Get this straight. Bill Belichick is arrogant and brash and doesn’t care what anyone says including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He found a way once and you can guarantee that he’ll find a way again.

"The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," Shula told the New York Daily News. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it."

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Monday, November 05, 2007

BCS Rankings in Review

With only four Saturdays left in the 2007 college football season we can now look at the BCS Standings and try to make some sense of it. While I will always maintain that the current BCS formula is a mess I do believe that no one is a shoe in and there are seven teams who have a legitimate chance of playing in New Orleans. Here’s a look.

1. Ohio State (.9900) – The Buckeyes should be in the driver’s seat. They only have two games remaining on their regular season schedule and won’t have to play a conference championship game. If OSU avoids a possible trap game this weekend against Illinois and then survives a trip to the Big House then they would have earned the right to play for the BCS Championship.

Complete Story

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Open Game Thread

It looks like today is going to be another one of those crazy football Saturdays. Who are you watching? Who are you impressed with? Who are you unimpressed with? Leave your college football thoughts here in the comments section or start a game thread in the forum.

Top 25 Updates
(1) Ohio State 38 - Wisconsin 17
Virginia 17 - (21) Wake Forest 16
(25) Clemson 47 - Duke 10
(8) Kansas 76 - Nebraska 39
(18) Florida - Vanderbilt 22
(10) Georgia 44 - Troy 34

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Won, and Done

Another college football weekend left us with more teams eliminated from the BCS race while others continued on in the quest for an invite to New Orleans. Here’s the rundown of who won and who is done.

Boston College – The Eagles pulled out some very last minute heroics to escape Virginia Tech with an unblemished record. A win is a win and B.C. now stands at 8-0.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bruton Smith’s Ideas for an Improved NASCAR

Bruton Smith has been thinking intently about the sport of NASCAR and now wants to have extensive talks with NASCAR’s top executives about improving the sport’s image and level of competition.

Who is Bruton Smith you ask? He’s the founder of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which owns six NASCAR tracks that host 11 NASCAR events. His philosophy is this. Winners don’t get paid enough, losers get paid too much and drivers should be fined less for emotional outbursts.

Complete Story

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The policy, which goes into effect immediately, offers up to one million dollars of coverage in the event that a customer's warranty claim is denied specifically because they made their purchase online. It is complimentary for every iFLOOR customer, and protects the buyer under the same terms as the original product warranty.

iFLOOR, Inc. CEO, Steve Simonson, came up with the program to combat "scare tactics" used by manufacturers of hardwood floors and laminate flooring. "Their idea is to discourage you from buying at a discount!" wrote Simonson in his blog "It's About Flooring". "This is not right! You deserve to save money! So we're going to take care of this problem once and for all."

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