Sunday, April 05, 2009

Predictions: NCAA title game, MLB, and the WNBA

NCAA title game
Michigan State is a nice story and if this were the NFL the story would end with them winning the title. That's not the case. North Carolina is going to smoke them like UNLV smoked Duke in 1990. This is not a bold prediction as UNC smacked down MSU earlier this season. UNC by 18.

Speaking of college hoops, I have to admit I have watched less tournament games than I have the past 15 years. The tournament itself hasn't been good or exciting save the Nova-Pitt game and a few 1st round games.

MLB
AL East
Yankees
Rays
Red Sux
Blue Jays
Orioles

AL Central
White Sox
Indians
Royals

Tigers
Twins

AL West
Angels
Rangers
A's
Mariners

NL East
Mets
Phillies
Braves
Nationals
Marlins

NL Central
Cards
Cubs
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Pirates

NL West
Dodgers
Diamondbacks
Padres
Rockies
Giants


Wildcards- Indians and Cubs
AL Champ- Yankees
NL Champ- Dodgers
WS Champ- Dodgers in 6... Torre gets to laugh at Yankee mismanagement.

WNBA
I can't believe they haven't folded yet.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both NC and MSU are better teams than they were when they met earlier, but MSU is WAY better. Is it enough to win? I don't know. But it'll be a LOT closer this time.
I give the Spartans a decent chance to win.

bobbyjack said...

I saw them live against Iowa and didn't come away overly impressed. MSU is a well-coached team... problem is they're playing against a well-coached team Monday.

UConn is not and never has been a well-coached squad. Talent makes Calhoun look a lot better.

DJC said...

My MLB predictions:

AL East
Yankees
Red Sox
Rays
Blue Jays
Orioles

ALC

Indians
White Sox
Royals
Twins
Tigers

ALW
Angels
A's
Rangers
Mariners

NLE
Mets
Phillies
Marlins
Braves
Nationals

NLC
Cubs
Reds
Tards
Asstros
Brewers
Pirates

NLW
Dodgers
Dbacks
Rockies
Padres
Giants

Wildcard: Red Sox, Phillies

AL Champ: Yankees
NL Champ: Cubs

WS: Yankees in 5.

finebammer said...

another april.

another yankees world series prediction.

(april fools!)

yawn.

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bobbyjack said...

Red Sox neither have the SPs or the lineup to make much noise.

BTW- I said the Yankees would lose the WS.

I wasn't shocked to see fat boy CC get rocked by the Orioles yesterday. FA pitchers and the NY Yankees rarely go well.

finebammer said...

yeah, i have no idea how the red sox made the al pennant series last year.

no idea.

bobbyjack said...

Smoke and mirrors and career seasons. Won't happen this year.

DJC... I like Lou, but the Cubs are forever jinxed. I like the makeup of the club... the SPs, bats, etc but you know something is going to go wrong. It always does with them.

finebammer said...

ahh, smoke and mirrors!

and here i was thinking after the blender manny put the team thru for francona to not only hold the team together but beat a very talented angels team who clearly had the motivation (and the power hitting) to take advantage of a pitching staff that hasn't changed much, (beckett, dice k, lester) was proof-positive evidence of the masterful managerial skills of francona and a very good team.

silly me.

(maybe if i took steroids, the smoke and mirrors would blow away)

(red sox 5 - rays 3. beckett 2 hits, 10 k's, seven innings.

damn that smoke is thick in here!)

DJC said...

Bobby, I don't believe in jinxes and what not. I think we will miss Derosa, and we could use another lefty in the bullpen.

Honestly, I'm just not as excited about this season as normal. After winning 97 games and looking like garbage in October last year, I start wondering if these guys will ever show up for the playoffs.