Pittsburgh Bound - No show on Sunday

TJ and I are leaving for Pittsburgh today and will hopefully be able to watch a hockey game once we get there.  The weather outlook for the Winter Classic is less than stellar at the moment calling for highs in the low 50s and rain.  The NHL is not worried about the temperature as much as the water that could fall from the sky.  If they have to game officials are willing to move the game to as late as 8pm on Saturday or noon on Sunday.  Obviously moving the game to Sunday would be a huge ratings hit for the Classic as it would be going up against the final week in the NFL.

Saturday forecast from Weather.com:

Whenever they decide to drop the puck this weekend TJ and I will be cheering on the Caps from section 511 in Heinz Field.  We are canceling the show for this Sunday but you can follow us on TwitterFacebook, and FourSquare throughout the weekend for our thoughts on Pittsburgh, the weather, the Caps and the overall fan experience during the Winter Classic.

The show will be back at Griffin's Grill next Sunday, January 9, for the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Happy New Year and GO CAPS!

The D.C. Sports Guys 12-26-2010



Episode #100

  • Segment 1: Re-cap Redskins vs. Cowboys and Ravens vs. Saints
  • Segment 2: Capitals, Wizards, Terrapins, College Football
  • Segment 3: NFL Week 16 Preview

NFL Picks: Week 16

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

Turning 100

At 11:15am on Sunday December 26th we will broadcast our 100th show from Griffin's Grill in Arnold, MD.  Join us for $2 Miller Lite, Bud Light and Coors Light, team sandwich specials and $2 off the Pub Grub Menu.


What started in January 2009 as a simple podcast recorded in the loft of my home has turned into a live Sunday broadcast with a home of it's own at Griffin's Grill.  Since that first show we have contaminated the Internet with 178 hours, 34 minutes and 34 seconds of thoughts and ramblings about D.C. area sports.  We've enjoyed every minute and appreciate all the emails, comments, and feedback we get on a weekly basis.  

Keep telling us what you think of the show, what you would like to see from us in 2011 and of course your thoughts about anything going on in the world of sports by sending us an email, finding us on Facebook, hitting us up on Twitter or leaving a message on the Rant & Rave line at 202-642-2591.


We wish all of our followers Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Here's to the next 100 D.C. Sports Guys Shows!

The D.C. Sports Guys 12-19-2010


Episode #99

- Segment #1: Recap Redskins vs. Bucs and Ravens vs. Texans

- Segment #2 (00:49:10): Friedgen Buyout, Agent 0, Capitals Woes

- Segment #3 (01:20:00): NFL Week 15 Preview

NFL Picks: Week 15

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

The D.C. Sports Guys 12-12-2010


Episode #98

- Segment #1: Recap Redskins vs. Giants, Ravens vs. Steelers

- Segment #2 (00:40:20): Capitals, Nationals, Orioles, Terps, Wizards

- Segment #3 (01:18:25): NFL Week 14 Preview

The D.C. Sports Guys 12-5-2010


Episode #97

- Segment #1: Recap Redskins vs. Vikings, Maryland's season, College Football and Ravens vs. Bucs

- Segment 2 (00:46:30): Capitals, Terps Basketball, Wizards, Dunn leaves Washington

- Segment 3 (01:09:45): NFL Week 13 Preview

NFL Picks: Week 13

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

The D.C. Sports Guys 11-28-2010


Episode #96

- Segment #1: Terrapins Football, Redskins vs. Titans, Ravens vs. Panthers

- Segment #2 (00:53:00): Capitals, Terrapins Basketball, Wizards

- Segment #3 (01:21:10): NFL Week 12

A Different TJ For Tomorrow's Show

Our listeners know that Big J is resistant to change. So when TJ said he would be out of town for this week's show we knew we'd have our hands full in finding a suitable replacement.  The requirements were simple, find someone with the same name who follows all the same teams as our very own TJ.

No problem, we got this.

Please give a big D.C. Sports Guy's welcome to Eutaw Street Holligan TJ aka "Jjaks Clayton" who will be filling in during tomorrow's show at Griffin's Grill

Remember, before the show you can send an email to mailbag@dcsportsguys.com or leave a message on the D.C. Sports Guys Rant & Rave line, (202) 642-2591, with any questions, comments or topics you would like the guys to discuss.

Griffin's Sunday specials include $2 Miller Lite, Bud Light or Coors Light, team sandwich specials, and $2 off the Pub Grub Menu.


We want to see you there!



Show Time:
11:15am-1pm
Where:
969 Ritchie Hwy
Arnold, MD

The D.C. Sports Guys 11-21-2010


Episode #95

- Segment #1: Fallout from the Redskins/Eagles game

- Segment #2 (00:38:00): Terps football, basketball and Capitals

- Segment #3 (01:10:30): NFL Week 11 Preview

NFL Picks: Week 9

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

Bye Week

The D.C. Sports Guys will be taking a bye week along with the Redskins tomorrow. We'll be back at Griffins Grill on Sunday November, 14.  Until then send any comments, suggestions, rants or raves to mailbag@dcsportsguys.com.

The D.C. Sports Guys 10-31-2010


Episode #93

- Segment #1: Recap Terps, Redskins vs. Bears, Raven vs. Bills

- Segment #2 (00:53:40): Capitals, Wizards, World Series, WEC-UFC merger

- Segment 3 (01:29:30): NFL Week 8 Picks

NFL Picks: Week 8

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

The D.C. Sports Guys 10-24-2010


Episode #92

- Segment #1: Recapping the Terps, Midshipmen, Redskins and Ravens week

- Segment #2 (00:59:45): Capitals, World Series

- Segment #3 (00:1:25): NFL Week 7 Preview

NFL Picks: Week 7

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

The D.C. Sports Guys 10-17-2010


Episode #91

- Segment #1: Terrapins, Redskins, Ravens Review

- Segment #2 (00:40:26): Wizards, Capitals, MLB

- Segment #3 (01:11:15): NFL Week 6, Ravens, Redskins Preview

Sweet Action: Week 6, Could this be it?

Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.


For the second week in a row I've hit on exactly zero bets.  It's only week 6 and things are pretty grim.  The Rams not only failed to cover against Lions, it's debatable if they even got off the plane.   The Chargers fell to the Raiders and the Saints seem to have more problems every week after taking it on the chin in Arizona.  Out of three parlays last week exactly 1 team from each lost leaving only $30.97 left to gamble with.  Could it be? The end? After just 6 weeks?  One bet will decide my fate.  Everything is on the line in a 4-team teaser which includes 2 dogs that should win, a team that can cover, and favorite to win.

The Bet:

Bet #26: 4 Team Teaser

  • Baltimore Ravens +10 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: New England Patriots
    Teased 7.0 points
  • Atlanta Falcons +10 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(218) Philadelphia Eagles
    Teased 7.0 points
  • Detroit Lions +17 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: New York Giants
    Teased 7.0 points
  • New York Jets +3½ Sun@4:05p
    Competitor: Denver Broncos
    Teased 7.0 points

Risk US$ 30.97 to win US$ 61.94

The D.C. Sports Guys 10-10-2010


Episode #90

- Segment #1: Weekly Recap

- Segment #2 (00:43:09): Some MLB playoff talk, Capitals open the season

- Segment #3 (01:12:10): NFL Week 5 Preview

Sweet Action: Stop the bleeding in Week 5

Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.


Instead of listening to me, you might be better off investing sub-prime mortgages.  You'd lose less money and have a chance to get bailed out by the government. Following me will just lead you into going 0-6 and turn what was 20% of winnings on the season into a %40 loss.  I was wary of relying on so many favored teams in week 4 and as it turns out, I should have just taken a bye week.   The Titans struggled against another 3-4 defense, Peyton couldn't overcome a pitiful Colt's defense, Cincinnati never led against the Browns, and the Bears decided to take a week off from pass blocking.

With the account down to a mere $60.97 I'm looking for redemption this week. Or at least around $40 in winnings so I can take a deep breath and re-set for Week 6.  The Falcons and Saint should both roll to victory over vastly inferior opponents and I don't think the addition of Randy Moss will be enough for the Vikings this week against the Jets.  The Titans and Rams are dogs against teams with losing records, while they may not win I expect both to keep their respective games close.

$30 is on the line to win $52.07 in Week 5.  Check out the entire season of wagers, payouts and losses here.

The Bets


Bet #23: 3 Team Teaser

  • St. Louis Rams +10 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(418) Detroit Lions
    Teased 7.0 points
  • Atlanta Falcons +4 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(420) Cleveland Browns
    Teased 7.0 points
  • Tennessee Titans +14 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor:(434) Dallas Cowboys
    Teased 7.0 points

Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 14.00



Bet #24: 3 Team Parlay
  • Baltimore Ravens -320 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(411) Denver Broncos
  • San Diego Chargers -270 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor:(432) Oakland Raiders
  • New York Jets -4 (-115) Mon@8:35p
    Competitor:(437) Minnesota Vikings

Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 23.63



Bet #25: 2 Team Parlay
  • Atlanta Falcons -3 (-120) Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(420) Cleveland Browns
  • New Orleans Saints -300 Sun@4:05p
    Competitor:(430) Arizona Cardinals

Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 14.44

The D.C. Sports Guys 10-3-2010



Episode #89

Segment #1: Recap of Terps, Ravens and Redskins

Segment #2 (00:35:45): Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, Orioles

Segment #3 (00:58:55): Preview of Ravens-Steelers, Redskins-Eagles

Sweet Action: Parlay The Money Line In Week 4

Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.

I looked over the games again and again.  Every time through I thought to myself, "damn, a lot of heavy favorites this week".  Only the Bears going up against the Giants feels like a game one can be confident in the dog.  The Broncos can't run and are throwing the ball 57 times a game. Beating Washington didn't really prove anything about St. Louis.  Buffalo on top of being being terrible cut their Week 1 starter.  Jacksonville's defense will get owned by Peyton Manning.  Arizona, Cleveland, San Francisco and Washington aren't worth a look.  Detroit and Carolina are +14 and it's possible both should be higher.  Oakland's game is boxed and the Pittsburgh-Baltimore and New England-Miami games are too close to call.

I should be happy things look so obvious, right?  The problem is there are always upsets to be found.  Rarely do favored teams make it though each week in big numbers.  Anytime I look down and find all my bets heavy with favorites I cringe.  But it's favorites I will roll with this week, six of them, with Chicago as the only dog in the lineup.  One big 7-team parlay will try to shoot the moon, then 5 more parlays organized to mitigate the risk.

In Week 4, $60 is wagered to win $197.48.


Check out the entire season of wagers, payouts and losses here.



The Bets

Bet #17: 3 Team Parlay
  • Tennessee Titans -270 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Denver Broncos
  • Atlanta Falcons -280 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
  • Indianapolis Colts -380 Sun@4:05p
    Competitor: Jacksonville Jaguars
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 13.49


Bet #18: 3 Team Parlay
  • New York Jets -265 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Buffalo Bills
  • Indianapolis Colts -380 Sun@4:05p
    Competitor: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • San Diego Chargers -500 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
Risk US$ 15.00 to win US$ 16.32


Bet #19: 3 Team Parlay
  • Tennessee Titans -270 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Denver Broncos
  • Cincinnati Bengals -150 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Cleveland Browns
  • Atlanta Falcons -280 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 21.00


Bet #20: 3 Team Parlay
  • New York Jets -265 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Buffalo Bills
  • San Diego Chargers -500 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
  • Chicago Bears +160 Sun@8:20p
    Competitor: New York Giants
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 32.97



Bet #21: 3 Team Parlay
  • Atlanta Falcons -280 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor:(209) San Francisco 49ers
  • Indianapolis Colts -380 Sun@4:05p
    Competitor: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Chicago Bears +160 Sun@8:20p
    Competitor: New York Giants
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 34.57


Bet #22: 7 Team Parlay
  • Tennessee Titans -270 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Denver Broncos
  • Cincinnati Bengals -150 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Cleveland Browns
  • Atlanta Falcons -280 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
  • New York Jets -265 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Buffalo Bills
  • Indianapolis Colts -380 Sun@4:05p
    Competitor: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • San Diego Chargers -500 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
  • Chicago Bears +160 Sun@8:20p
    Competitor: New York Giants
Risk US$ 5.00 to win US$ 79.13

NFL Picks: Week 4

'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

Morning Roundup: Barkley sides with Redskins, Terps take on Duke, Al Thornton gets hit by a car

Whats News

Video Reel
  • Hail or Fail? You decide:



  • Alex Ovechkin's disembodied head


Pic O' The Morning

    Morning Roundup: Haynesworth speaks, Gary Williams honored

    Whats News

    • Redskins (1-2)
      • Last place defense takes on Vick. [AP via. Yahoo!]
      • Haynesworth's interview with ESPN. [Krem's Sports Blog]
      • Clinton Portis will Start. [SB Nation DC]
      • Former Miss DC previews the Eagles game. [Hogs Haven]
    • Terps Football (3-1)
      • Jamarr Robinson upgraded to probable. [D1SCOURSE]
    • Nationals (68-91)
      • Pitching prospects update. [MASN]
      • Zimmerman takes a shot at Riggleman. [The Nationals Enquirer]
    • Orioles (63-95)
      • Could the O's win 80 in 2011? [Mr. Irrelevant]
    • Capitals
      • Boudreau speaks about Cody Eakin. [Capitals Insider]
    • Wizards 
      • Earl Monroe attends practice. [Wizards Insider]
      • Going Big. [Washington Examiner]
    • Terps Basketball
      • Gary Williams Honored by the Hall of Legends. [CSN Washington]
      • What is the Maryland Madness surprise? [Terrapin Trail]
    • Outside the District

    Morning Roundup: Nationals fall in final home game, Millwood impresses, Lenosis fined

    Whats News

    • Redskins (1-2)
      • Banks mimics Vick and Jackson in practice. [Redskins Insider]
      • McNabb would like you to think Sunday is just a "normal game". [SB Nation DC]
      • Trent Williams practices, Hall doesn't. [Redskins Insider]
      • Don't blame Haslett. [Sports Junkies]
    • Terps Football (3-1)
      • Who is relaying information from the booth? [D1SCOURSE]
      • Tony Logan, backup QB. [Testudo Times]
      • Smallest crowd in Friedgen's tenure. [Terrapins Insider]
    • Nationals (68-91)
    • Orioles (63-95)
      • Millwood tosses 7 scoreless innings against the Rays. Orioles 2, Rays 0 [Camden Chat] [Box Score]
      • Koji gets another save. [MASN]
      • Simon's suspension cut. [Baltimore Sun]
    • Capitals
      • The center situation. [On Frozen Blog]
      • Caps top Bruins 4-1. [Capitals Insider]
      • Caps able to put Nylander on loan again. [Rochester Democrat and Chronicle]
    • Wizards
    • Terps Basketball
      • Before his induction tonight, former players reflect on Gary Williams. [Tracking the Terps]

    Morning Roundup: Nats allow Phillies to clinch, O's beat Rays, Wizards bring Midnight Madness to the NBA

    Whats News

    The D.C. Sports Guys 9-26-2010



    Episode #88

    - Segment 1: Recap of UMD vs. FIU, Ravens vs. Bengals, and Redskins vs. Texans

    - Segment 2 (50:10): Nationals, Orioles, Wizards, Capitals

    - Segment 3 (01:10:00): NFL, Ravens, Redskins Week 3 Preview

    Sweet Action: Week 3 Recap

    Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.


    Damn you Houston!  It's official, I'm done with teams from Texas.  All is not lost though, bets #15 and #16 made it through resulting in... wait for it... you are going to be impressed.... a week generating $12.31 in winnings.  Call my boss, tell him I'm not coming in tomorrow, the next day, or ever again.  I plan on living out the rest of my days betting on the NFL.  Tomorrow eleven of my closest friends and I are going out and I'm treating everyone to one scrumptious item off the delicious dollar menu at McDonalds. Victory is mine!

    Kidding aside, the motto is to have fun, survive, hit big, repeat.  Unfortunately the first three weeks have been all about surviving and no big opportunities have hit just yet.  As long as the safe bets cover the risky bets you can stay alive another week, hope to hit the big one and keep moving slowly in the right direction.  At least that is what I tell myself.

    Ending account total: $120.97.  Check out all the bets and statistics here.

    Sweet Action: Looking to double up in Week #3

    Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin's will have to pack it in and admit defeat.

    Last week ended up in the red but overall I'm hanging on to $8.66 in winnings.  Actually, I think "up over 8% on the year" sounds a lot better, so lets go with that.  This week I'm risking $50 to win $111.39 in an effort to get the account over $200.

    TeamReason

    Bengals

    This game will showcase two teams heading in opposite directions. Last week, the Bengals did not score a touchdown but were still able to beat the Ravens by forcing Flacco into 4 INTs.  A vast improvement over the dud they laid in week one against the Patriots.  The offense has yet to click with the addition of Owens but this may be the week it happens.

    Carolina is searching for answers after falling apart in the second half against the Giants then struggling against the Buccaneers. Clausen will get his first start for the Panthers today but don't expect any miracles.  Even if the Bengals don't find their grove on offense, their defense will be enough to win.

    Action: -3 in parlay

    Steelers

    The story for Pittsburgh doesn't change, if their defense plays well they always have a chance to win.  The Steelers started the season facing off against two of the best running teams in the NFL, the Falcons and the Titans.  Neither team could manage more than 58 yards on the ground.  Don't expect Cadillac Williams to break that trend, especially with Casey Hampton coming back at nose tackle this week.  Tampa Bay will have to rely on Josh Freeman to pick apart the the Steelers defense though the air.  Good luck with that.

    Action: -3 in parlay

    Texans

    Could it be? The Cowboys end the week at 0-3? Yes, and at the hand of their in-state "rival" the Texans.  The Cowboys YET AGAIN are "among the leagues biggest disappointments."  When does it turn from being a disappointment to just being a mediocre football team? Houston's offense is hitting on all cylinders and was able to rally against the Redskins scoring 17 unanswered points in the second half to push the game to OT, where they won.

    The Texans started the year by beating one of the AFC's perennial best then showed they can overcome adversity in week 2.  The Cowboys have showed for 2 weeks that they are a big disappointment.  Even without their starting left tackle Duane Brown expect the Texans to be able to move the ball at will.


    Action: -3 in parlay

    Colts

    Champ Bailey was seen on crutches the same week that Colts are coming to town.  That is not good news if your a Broncos fan.  Oh, and Andre Goodman is also listed a questionable.  Their backups? All rookies.  Let the Peyton Manning smack-down begin.

    Action: Money Line -250 in parlay

    Lions

    I'm going to say it, I think the Lions have a shot to win this game.  Even with Shaun Hill at QB the Lions have been playing better football this season than the Vikings.  Something is off with the Vikings, maybe it's the injuries, maybe it's Favre, maybe it's Adrian Peterson getting stood up on 4th and goal.

    The Lions should have won against the Bears and rallied to within 3 points of the Eagles.  Even if they lose this week it won't be by 11.

    Action: +11 in parlay
    Falcons, Titans, Raiders, CheifsIt's a toss up if any of these teams will win, but all should be able to keep their respective games close.  Whenever a few close game present themselves look to tease the dog as much as you can.

    Action: Teased


    The Bets

    Bet #13: 3 Team Parlay

    • Detroit Lions +11 (-105) Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Minnesota Vikings
    • Houston Texans -3 (+105) Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Dallas Cowboys
    • Indianapolis Colts -250 Sun@4:15p
      Competitor: Denver Broncos

    Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 46.03


    Bet #14: 2 Team Parlay

    • Houston Texans -3 (+105) Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Dallas Cowboys
    • Indianapolis Colts -250 Sun@4:15p
      Competitor: Denver Broncos

    Risk US$ 15.00 to win US$ 28.05


    Bet #15: 2 Team Parlay

    • Pittsburgh Steelers -3 (EVEN) Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Cincinnati Bengals -3 (-135) Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Carolina Panthers
      Bought 0.5 points

    Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 24.81


    Bet #16: 4 Team Teaser

    • Tennessee Titans +16 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: New York Giants
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons +16½ Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: New Orleans Saints
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Kansas City Chiefs +16 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Oakland Raiders +17½ Sun@4:15p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 13.0 points

    Risk US$ 15.00 to win US$ 12.50

    NFL Picks: Week 3

    'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

    Morning Roundup: Terps take on FIU, Nats win 4 in a row, Wizards set camp roster

    Whats News

    Morning Roundup: Wizards color change, Trent Williams hopes to play, Kasten resigns,

    Whats News
    • Redskins (1-1)
    • Terps Football (2-1)
    • Nationals (65-88)
      • Without Zim and Dunn Nationals still find a way to win. Nationals 7, Astros 2.  [Federal Baseball]
      • Kasten to resign. [Thom Loverro]
      • More from Kasten. [Nationals Journal]
    • Orioles (61-91)
    • Capitals (1-0 preseason)
    • Wizards
    • Terps Basketball
      • Incoming freshmen. [Baltimore Sports Report]
    • Outside the District
      • Is the UFC worth $2.5 billion? [MMA Mania]

    Sweet Action: Week 2 Recap

    Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.

    A bit late this week posting the recap.  Won't bore you with why, so here we go.  Week #2 did not go as planned ending in a $12 loss.  The Saints had trouble with the wind in San Francisco, I'm an idiot for betting on the Cowboys to do anything right, and Seattle found a way to lose by more than 16.5 points.  Only one bet made it though this week, but it was enough to keep the losses to a minimum.  Should have put a lot more on Green Bay and Atlanta.

    Check out all of the wagers, payouts and losses here.


    Bet #6: 3 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -7 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Buffalo Bills
      Teased 7.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons Pick Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 7.0 points
    • New Orleans Saints +1 Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
      Teased 7.0 point
    Risk US$ 20.00 to win US$ 28.00


    Bet #7: 4 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -8 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor:(209) Buffalo Bills
      Teased 6.0 points
    • Dallas Cowboys -1½ Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Chicago Bears
      Teased 6.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons -1 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 6.0 points
    • New Orleans Saints Pick Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
      Teased 6.0 points
    Risk US$ 20.00 to win US$ 60.00


    Bet #8: 4 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -1 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Buffalo Bills
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Pittsburgh Steelers +19 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Tennessee Titans
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons +6 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Seattle Seahawks +16½ Sun@4:05p
      Competitor: Denver Broncos
      Teased 13.0 points
    Risk US$ 15.00 to win US$ 12.50




    Bet #9: 8 Team Parlay
    • Kansas City Chiefs +3 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Cleveland Browns
    • Philadelphia Eagles -280 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Detroit Lions
    • Dallas Cowboys -350 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Chicago Bears
    • Carolina Panthers -180 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Atlanta Falcons -270 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
    • Minnesota Vikings -240 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Miami Dolphins
    • New England Patriots -165 Sun@4:15p
      Competitor: New York Jets
    • New Orleans Saints -245 Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
    Risk US$ 5.00 to win US$ 108.76

    Morning Roundup: Espinosa Getting it Done, Capitals Preseason Has Begun

    Ha! That rhymes.... now on to the news


    Whats News
    • Redskins (1-1)
      • O-line uncertainty. [Washington Post]
      • FedEx gameday experience. [Hogs Haven]
      • A really big virtual workout for kids. [Hogs Haven]
      • Cooley has done well against St. Louis. [CBS Sports]
      • Kareem Moore expects to play. [Redskins Insider]
      • Blocking two men on a FG. [D.C. Sports Bog]
      • Vincent Jackson will not be a Redskin. [SB Nation DC]
    • Terps Football (2-1)
      • Done deal, Terps will face Texas in 2017 and 2018. [Terrapins Insider]
      • Replacing Drakeford. [Terrapin Trail]
    • Nationals (64-88)
    • Orioles (61-90)
    • Capitals (1-0 preseason)

    Morning Roundup: Say Goodbye to Larry Johnson, Morrison invited to D.C., Ovi's Army wins Duchesne Cup

    Whats News
    • Redskins (1-1)
      • Larry Johnson cut. Replaced with Chad Simpson. [Redskins Insider]
      • Andre Johnson responds to DeAngelo Hall. [D.C. Sports Bog]
      • Examining the loss. [Hogs Haven]
    • Terps Football (2-1)
    • Navy Football (2-1)
      • Will play Notre Dame in Ireland in 2012. [AP via Washington Examiner]
    • Nationals (63-88)
    • Orioles (61-90)
      • Bergensen leads O's to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox. [Camden Chat]
    • Capitals
      • Green make commitment to be a leader. [Mike Prada]
      • Battle for center heats up. [Washington Examiner]
      • Poti signed to 2-year extension. [NHL]
      • Making cuts. [Japers' Rink]
      • Neuvirth debuts new mask. [Capitals Insider]
      • Brandon Anderson signed to entry level contract. [Capitals]
      • Ovi's Army wins Duchesne Cup. [On Frozen Blog]
    • Wizards
      • Adam Morrison accepts invitation to Wizards training camp. [Wizards Insider]
    • Outside the District

    Morning Roundup: Nationals Attendance Woes, Trent Williams' Knee Structurally OK

    Whats News

    The D.C. Sports Guys 9-19-2010



    Episode #87

    - Segment 1: Recap of Terps Football, Redskins and Ravens

    - Segment 2 (00:39:25): Orioles, Nationals, Capitals

    - Segment 3 (01:03:00): Week #2 predictions, Ravens-Bengals, Redskins-Texans

    Sweet Action: Tease Me In Week 2

    Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin's will have to pack it in and admit defeat.

    In Week #2 I'm relying heavily on heavily favored teams.  The problem with betting on big favorites is how to work around the point spreads.  The Packers for instance are -14 and forget about the Money Line because that has been taken off the boards.  So, what to do?

    Enter the teaser.  Teasers for those that don't know require at least 2 teams and alter the point spread in your favor from 6 to 13 points.  If your willing to put 3 or 4 teams into a single bet the spreads and payouts allow you to stick to the teams you feel good about instead of trying to find an upset or take a chance on a game you feel will be too close to call.

    Along with the teasers this week is one parlay.  It's a long shot, and is the result of the guys picks for Week #2.  Count 'em, 11, thats right all the guys agreed on 11 picks this week.  That makes for a pretty boring NFL Picks blog, but could make for an exciting parlay.  I took 8 of those teams and put them into a small risk high reward parlay that could be the spark I need to really get this Sweet Action segment off the ground.  I'm not going to analyze every match-up in that wager but here are my reasons for the teams in my other three bets.

    Total of $60 on the line to win $209.26

    TeamReason

    Packers

    The Bills are terrible.  In their home opening 15-10 loss to the Dolphins they produced an NFL low 166 yards of offense, 38 of which was on the ground.  Now they head to Green Bay for the Packers home opener.

    The Packers on the other hand not not terrible.  In fact they are pretty damn good and lived up to preseason hype by ending a 9 game losing streak in the city of Philadelphia.  Aaron Rodgers will have a big day and even without the services of Ryan Grant expect Green Bay to be able to run the ball all over Buffalo's defense.

    Action: Teased 

    Falcons

    After a tough OT loss in Pittsburgh expect the Falcons to bounce back at home against the Cardinals.

    The Cardinals barely got past a pesky Rams team lead by rookie QB Sam Bradford last week.  Bradford attempted 55 passes resulting in 253 yards, a TD and 3 INTs.  One INT was immediately lost when fumbled and the last INT was at the very end of the game.

    Not only do the Falcons have a more seasoned QB in Matt Ryan they also won't have to rely on him throwing the ball 55 times.  Look for a heavy dose of Michael Turner to loosen up an already weak Arizona defense.


    Action: Teased, Money Line

    Saints


    There is a theme this week.  Good teams playing bad teams.  The Saints proved they had not lost a step in their Thursday night opening win against the Vikings.  The 49ers on the other hand lost to a Seattle team that is rebuilding and trying their luck with a college coach at the helm.  

    Don't expect the 49ers to bounce back this week.  Players in San Francisco are already complaining about the offensive play calling which has led to Mike Singletary on a wild 'rat' hunt. 

    Action: Teased, Money Line

    Cowboys

    It always pains me to put money on any bet that has the Cowboys on the winning end, but this is more about Chicago.

    If Calvin Johnson holds on to the ball for another half second the Bears are 0-1.  Chicago gave up 4 sacks in week 1 and were only able to put up 19 points at home against a Lions team that is still not very good.

    Dallas is a better team than Detroit.  Their defense is better and their offense with the return of Marc Colombo and Kyle Kosier to the line is a lot better.  Plus, they are at home.  Add it all up and it's a win for the Cowgirls.

    Action: Teased, Money Line
    Steelers, SeahawksEvery now and then there are opportunities with teaser bets that allow you to cover a losing team with a huge point spread.  This week the Steelers and Seahawks fit that bill.  The Steelers are a great defensive team and rarely lose any game by more than a couple TDs.  The Seahawks travel to Denver to take on a Broncos team that had trouble with Jacksonville and appear to have no clear direction for the franchise at this point in time.  The Steelers and Seahawks may not win but being able to get them at +19 and +16.5 respectively is something I couldn't pass up.

    Action: Teased


    The Bets

    Bet #6: 3 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -7 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Buffalo Bills
      Teased 7.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons Pick Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 7.0 points
    • New Orleans Saints +1 Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
      Teased 7.0 point
    Risk US$ 20.00 to win US$ 28.00


    Bet #7: 4 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -8 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor:(209) Buffalo Bills
      Teased 6.0 points
    • Dallas Cowboys -1½ Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Chicago Bears
      Teased 6.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons -1 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 6.0 points
    • New Orleans Saints Pick Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
      Teased 6.0 points
    Risk US$ 20.00 to win US$ 60.00


    Bet #8: 4 Team Teaser
    • Green Bay Packers -1 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Buffalo Bills
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Pittsburgh Steelers +19 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Tennessee Titans
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Atlanta Falcons +6 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
      Teased 13.0 points
    • Seattle Seahawks +16½ Sun@4:05p
      Competitor: Denver Broncos
      Teased 13.0 points
    Risk US$ 15.00 to win US$ 12.50


    Bet #9: 8 Team Parlay
    • Kansas City Chiefs +3 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Cleveland Browns
    • Philadelphia Eagles -280 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Detroit Lions
    • Dallas Cowboys -350 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Chicago Bears
    • Carolina Panthers -180 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Atlanta Falcons -270 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Arizona Cardinals
    • Minnesota Vikings -240 Sun@1:00p
      Competitor: Miami Dolphins
    • New England Patriots -165 Sun@4:15p
      Competitor: New York Jets
    • New Orleans Saints -245 Mon@8:35p
      Competitor: San Francisco 49ers
    Risk US$ 5.00 to win US$ 108.76

    NFL Picks: Week 2

    'NFL Picks' is a recurring segment where the D.C. Sports Guys choose the winner of each NFL game.

    Morning Roundup: Capitals begin camp, Terps take on WVU at 12pm

    Whats News

    • Redskins (1-0)
      • Comparing stats to the rest of the NFL. [Hogs Haven]
      • McNabb and Portis listed as questionable, but expect both to play. Haynesworth... who knows. Kareem Moore is out. [Redskins Insider]
      • If Ravens game is close it could effect seeing the start of the Redskins game. [Ravens Insider]
    • Terps Football (2-0)
      • Gameday Guide. [Testudo Times]
      • O'Brien's smarts could put him in the starting role. [SB Nation DC]
      • Devin Burns will be 3rd QB. [D1SCOURSE]
    • Nationals (62-85)
    • Orioles (58-89)
    • Capitals
      • Qwest for the Duchesne Cup begins today. [The Peerless Prognosticator]
    • Wizards
    • Hoyas

    Morning Roundup: Caps rookie camp ends in 4-3 win over Philly, Terps get ready for WVU

    Whats News
    • Redskins (1-0)
      • And now it's an ankle injury for Haynesworth. [Redskins Insider]
      • Devin Thomas is confused. What else is new? [SB Nation DC]
      • First DeMarcus Ware now Mario Williams. Welcome to the NFL Trent! [Redskins Insider]
      • TexansChick interviews notable Redskins columnists and bloggers. [Texans Chick]
    • Terps Football (2-0)
    • Nationals (62-84)
      • Justin Maxwell's grand slam gets the job done. Nationals 4, Braves 2. [Federal Baseball]
      • Nyjer Morgan suspended 8 games. [Federal Baseball]
      • Adam Dunn and defense. [Nationals Journal]
    • Orioles (58-88)
      • Arrieta's chances of pitching now 50-50. [MASN]
      • Brian Matusz and ROY race. [Camden Chat]
    • Capitals
    • Terps Basketball
      • Greivis Vasquez finally signs with the Memphis Grizzlies. [Go Grizzlies]
      • Landon Milbourne will play in France next year. [Where Are They Now?]

    Morning Roundup: Livan stops 6 game skid, Portis apologizes, Belanger leaves for Phoenix

    Whats News

    Video Reel
    • The Ovechkin-McNabb Capital One commercial