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2012 College World Series Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Today the College World Series starts in Omaha and here are my predictions. Photo by Mike Vamosi

Today the College World Series starts at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and the field includes three SEC teams, two Pac-12, one ACC, America East and MAC. The number one, two, three and eight national seeds are still alive, two teams that made the CWS field are back who made the the finals series will meet Saturday night. Here are my predictions sure to go wrong for one of my favorite events of the year to attend in my hometown.

Friday, June 15, 2012
Game 1 – Stony Brook Seawolves (52-13/America East) v. 2 UCLA Bruins (47-14/Pac-12), 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA

Game 2 – Arizona Wildcats (43-17/Pac-12) v. 3 Florida State Seminoles (48-15/ACC), 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Arizona

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Game 3 – Kent State Golden Flashes (46-18/MAC) v. Arkansas Razorbacks (44-20/SEC), 2 pm/ESPN
Pick: Kent State

Game 4 – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (45-17/SEC) v. 1 Florida Gators (47-18/SEC), 6 pm/ESPN
Pick: Florida

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Game 5 – Stony Brook Seawolves v. 3 Florida State Seminoles, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Stony Brook

Game 6 – Arizona Wildcats v. 2 UCLA Bruins, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA

Monday, June 18, 2012
Game 7 – Arkansas Razorbacks v. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: South Carolina

Game 8 – Kent State Golden Flashes v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Florida

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Game 9 – Stony Brook Seawolves v. Arizona Wildcats, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: Arizona

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Game 10 – Kent State Golden Flashes v. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: South Carolina

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Game 11 – Arizona Wildcats v. 2 UCLA Bruins, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA

Game 12 – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: South Carolina

Friday, June 22, 2012
Game 14 (Game 13 unnecessary) – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN
Pick: Florida

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Championship Series Game 1 – 2 UCLA Bruins v. 1 Florida Gators, 5 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA

Monday, June 25, 2012
Championship Series Game 2 – 2 UCLA Bruins v. 1 Florida Gators, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: UCLA

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NCAA Baseball Super Regional Picks Sure to go Wrong

We’ll know who is coming to Omaha this weekend. Photo by Mike Vamosi

Super Regionals are this weekend so here are my predictions sure to go wrong.

Gainesville Super Regional host 1 Florida Gators: June 9-11 McKethan Stadium/Perry Field
1 Florida Gators (45-18) v. North Carolina State (45-18)
Pick – Florida Gators in 2 games

Los Angeles Super Regional host 2 UCLA Bruins: June 8-10 Jackie Robinson Stadium
2 UCLA Bruins (45-14) v. TCU Horned Frogs (40-20)
Pick – UCLA Bruins in 2 games

Tallahassee Super Regional host 3 Florida State Seminoles: June 8-10 Dick Howser Field
3 Florida State Seminoles (46-15) v. Stanford Cardinal (41-16)
Pick – Stanford Cardinal in 3 games

Waco Super Regional host 4 Baylor Bears: June 9-11 Baylor Ballpark
4 Baylor Bears (48-15) v. Arkansas Razorbacks (42-19)
Pick – Baylor Bears in 3 games

Eugene Super Regional host 5 Oregon Ducks: June 9-11 PK Park
5 Oregon Ducks (45-17) v. Kent State Golden Flashes (44-17)
Pick – Oregon Ducks in 3 games

Baton Rouge Super Regional host 7 LSU Tigers: June 8-10 Alex Box Stadium
7 LSU Tigers (46-16) v. Stony Brook Seawolves (50-12)
Pick – Stony Brook Seawolves in 3 games

Columbia Super Regional host 8 South Carolina Gamecocks: June 9-11 Carolina Field
8 South Carolina Gamecocks (43-17) v. Oklahoma Sooners (42-23)
Pick – South Carolina Gamecocks in 3 games

Tucson Super Regional Regional host Arizona Wildcats: June 8-10 Hi Corbett Field
Arizona Wildcats (41-17) v. St. John’s Red Storm (40-21)
Pick – Arizona Wildcats in 3 games

2012 NCAA Softball Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Shared these with the Autzen Zoo which I also blog for but for you the valued readers I felt that I should share with you (here are more detailed thoughts from my AZ post)

Regional Round –

Berkeley Regional
Pick: 1 California Golden Bears
Sleeper Team: Arkansas Razorbacks

Seattle Regional
Pick: 16 Washington Huskies
Sleeper Team: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Columbia Regional
Pick: 9 Missouri Tigers
Sleeper Team: DePaul Blue Demons

College Station Regional
Pick: Texas State Bobcats
Sleeper Team: LSU Tigers

Gainesville Regional
Pick: 5 Florida Gators
Sleeper Team: South Florida Bulls

Los Angeles Regional
Pick: Florida State Seminoles
Sleeper Team: San Diego State Aztecs

Tucson Regional
Pick: 13 Arizona Wildcats
Sleeper Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Norman Regional
Pick: 4 Oklahoma Sooners
Sleeper Team: Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

Tempe Regional
Pick: 3 Arizona State Sun Devils
Sleeper Team: Long Beach State 49ers

Lafayette Regional
Pick: 14 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Sleeper Team: Stanford Cardinals

Eugene Regional
Pick: 11 Oregon Ducks
Sleeper Team: BYU Cougars

Austin Regional
Pick: 6 Texas Longhorns
Sleeper Team: Houston Cougars

Knoxville Regional
Pick: 7 Tennessee Volunteers
Sleeper Team: Virginia Tech Hokies

Athens Regional
Pick: 10 Georgia Bulldogs
Sleeper Team: North Carolina Tar Heels

Louisville Regional
Pick: 15 Louisville Cardinals
Sleeper Team: Michigan Wolverines

Tuscaloosa Regional
Pick: 2 Alabama Crimson Tide
Sleeper Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Super Regional Match-Ups –

1 California Golden Bears v. 16 Washington Huskies
Pick: 1 California Golden Bears

9 Missouri Tigers v. Texas State Bobcats
Pick: 9 Missouri Tigers

5 Florida Gators v. Florida State Seminoles
Pick: 5 Florida Gators

4 Oklahoma Sooners v. 13 Arizona Wildcats
Pick: 4 Oklahoma Sooners

3 Arizona State Sun Devils v. 14 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Pick: 3 Arizona State Sun Devils

6 Texas Longhorns v. 11 Oregon Ducks
Pick: 11 Oregon Ducks

7 Tennessee Volunteers v. 10 Georgia Bulldogs
Pick: 7 Tennessee Volunteers

2 Alabama Crimson Tide v. 15 Louisville Cardinals
Pick: 2 Alabama Crimson Tide

Women’s College World Series

Bracket 1 – 1 California Golden Bears (Pacific 12), 4 Oklahoma Sooners (Big XII), 5 Florida Gators (SEC), 9 Missouri Tigers (Big XII)
Pick: 1 California Golden Bears

Bracket 2 – 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC), 3 Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific 12), 7 Tennessee Volunteers (SEC), 11 Oregon Ducks (Pacific 12)
Pick: 3 Arizona State Sun Devils

WCWS Best-of-Three Finals

1 California Golden Bears v. 3 Arizona State Sun Devils
Pick: 1 California Golden Bears

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Since the Suns are in Memphis tonight how about that great Marc Gasol Valentine card.

First Quarter: NHL

1) Three NHL playoff series begin tonight
2) 5 Philadelphia Flyers @ 4 Pittsburgh Penguins, 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) 5 Detroit Red Wings @ 4 Nashville Predators, 7 pm/CNBC
4) 8 Los Angeles Kings @ 1 Vancouver Canucks, 9:30 pm/NBC Sports Network

Second Quarter: NBA

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) ESPN DH 7/9:30 pm: New York Knicks (29-28) @ Milwaukee Bucks (28-29), Golden State Warriors (22-34) @ Portland Trailblazers (27-31)
3) Phoenix Suns (30-27) @ Memphis Grizzlies (33-23), 7 pm
4) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-33) @ Denver Grizzlies (31-26), 8 pm

Third Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s schedule
2) Tampa Bay Rays (3-1) James Shields @ Detroit Tigers (4-0) Justin Verlander, 12:05 pm
3) Washington Nationals (3-1) Stephen Strasburg @ New York Mets (4-1) Johan Santana, 12:10 pm
4) Miami Marlins (2-3) Josh Johnson @ Philadelphia Phillies (1-3) Roy Halladay, 6:05 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: NCAA Football/Baseball/Baseball/NFL

1) Bobby Petrino fired by Arkansas
2) Former Oregon Ducks MBB coach reportedly heading to Colorado State
3) Here’s today’s schedule for college baseball
4) NFL teams trying to trade down?

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend:

Tonight is the 76th Cotton Bowl Classic so I'm using the 75th logo since its pretty good

First Quarter: NHL

Here is the list of hockey tonight, Boston scored nine goals last night. 

Second Quarter: NFL Playoff Schedule for this weekend

Wildcard Weekend – Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
AFC: No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) @ No. 3 Houston Texans (10-6), 3:30 pm/NBC
NFC: No. 6 Detroit Lions (10-3) @ No. 3 New Orleans Saints (13-3), 7 pm/NBC

Wildcard Weekend – Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012
NFC: No. 5 Atlanta Falcons (10-6) @ No. 4 New York Giants (9-7), Noon/FOX
AFC: No. 5 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) @ No. 4 Denver Broncos (8-8), 3:30 pm/CBS

I like the Texans, Saints on Saturday and Giants plus Steelers Sunday

Third Quarter: Friday’s Bowl

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (Arlington, TX): Kansas State Wildcats (10-2/BigXII) v. Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2/SEC), 7 pm FOX

Fourth Quarter: Bowls this weekend!

BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, AL): SMU Mustangs (7-5/CUSA) v. Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6/BigEast), Noon ESPN (Saturday)
GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, AL): Arkansas State Red Wolves (10-2/SunBelt) v. Northern Illinois Huskies (10-3/MAC),8 pm ESPN (Sunday)

1st Annual Bowl-nanza sure to go wrong

Tomorrow bowl season kicks off with three games so here are my predictions sure to go wrong.

Will the Urban Bowl in Jacksonville be as exciting as the 2009 Gator?

Saturday, December 17, 2011 –
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Temple (8-4, 5-3 MAC) v Wyoming (8-4, 5-2 MWC), ESPN 1 pm
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio (9-4, 6-2 MAC) v Utah State (7-5, 5-2 WAC), ESPN 4:30 pm
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: San Diego State (8-4, 4-3 MWC) v Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt), ESPN 8 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 –
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Florida International (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt) v Marshall (6-6, 5-3 CUSA), ESPN 7 pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 –
San Diego Country Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: #18 TCU (10-2, 7-0 MWC) v Louisiana Tech (8-4, 6-1 WAC), ESPN 7 pm

Thursday, December 22, 2011 –
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Arizona State (6-6, 4-5 Pac12) v #7 Boise State (11-1, 6-1 MWC), ESPN 7 pm

Saturday, December 24, 2011 –
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Nevada (7-5, 5-2 WAC) v #21 Southern Miss (11-2, 6-2 CUSA), ESPN 7 pm

Monday, December 26, 2011 –
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Missouri (7-5, 4-5 BigXII) v North Carolina (7-5, 3-5 ACC), ESPN2 4 pm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 –
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Michigan (7-5, 5-3 MAC) v Purdue (6-6, 4-4 B1G), ESPN 3:30 pm
BELK Bowl: Louisville (7-5, 5-2 Big East) v North Carolina State (7-5, 4-4 ACC), ESPN 7 pm

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 –
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: Toledo (8-4, 7-1 MAC) v Air Force (7-5, 3-4 MWC), ESPN 3:30 pm
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: California (7-5, 4-5 Pac12) v #24 Texa$ (7-5, 4-5 BigXII), ESPN 7 pm

Thursday, December 29, 2011 –
Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State (8-4, 5-3 ACC) v Notre Dame (8-4), ESPN 4:30 pm
Valero Alamo Bowl: Washington (7-5, 5-4 Pac12) v #12 Baylor (9-3, 6-3 BigXII), ESPN 8 pm

Friday, December 30, 2011 –
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: BYU (9-3) v Tulsa (8-4, 7-1 CUSA), ESPN 11 am
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers (8-4, 4-3 Big East) v Iowa State (6-6, 3-6 BigXII), ESPN 2:20 pm
Franklin America Mortgage Music City Bowl: Mississippi State (6-6, 2-6 SEC) v Wake Forest (6-6, 5-3 ACC), ESPN 5:40 pm
Insight Bowl: Iowa (7-5, 4-4 B1G) v #14 Oklahoma (9-3, 6-3 BigXII), ESPN 9 pm

Saturday, December 31, 2011 –
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas A&M (6-6, 4-5 BigXII) v Northwestern (6-6, 3-5 B1G), ESPN 11 am
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech (8-4, 5-3 ACC) v Utah (7-5, 4-5 Pac12), CBS 1 pm
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois (6-6, 3-6 B1G) v UCLA (6-7, 5-4 Pac12), ESPN 2:30 pm
Autozone Liberty Bowl: Cincinnati (9-3, 5-3 Big East) v Vanderbilt (6-6, 2-6 SEC), ABC 2:30 pm
Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Virginia (8-4, 5-3 ACC) v #25 Auburn (7-5, 4-4 SEC), ESPN 6:30 pm

Monday, January 2, 2012 –
TicketCity Bowl: #19 Houston (11-1, 8-0 CUSA) v #22 Penn State (9-3, 6-2 B1G), ESPNU 11 am
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Ohio State (6-6, 3-5 B1G) v Florida (6-6, 3-5 SEC), ESPN2 11 am
Outback Bowl: #17 Michigan State (10-3, 7-1 B1G) v #19 Georgia (10-3, 7-1 SEC), ABC Noon
CapitalOne Bowl: #20 Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 B1G) v #9 South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC), ESPN Noon
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: #10 Wisconsin (11-2, 6-2 B1G) v #5 Oregon (11-2, 8-1 Pac12), ESPN 4 pm
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: #4 Stanford (11-1, 8-1 Pac12) v #3 Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1 BigXII), ESPN 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 –
AllState Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan (10-2, 6-2 B1G) v #11 Virginia Tech (11-2, 7-1 ACC), ESPN 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 –
Discover Orange Bowl: #23 West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East) v #15 Clemson (10-3, 6-2 ACC), ESPN 7:30 pm

Friday, January 6, 2012 –
AT&T Cotton Bowl: #8 Kansas State (10-2, 7-2 BigXII) v #6 Arkansas (10-2, 6-2), FOX 7 pm

Saturday, January 7, 2012 –
BBVA Compass Bowl: SMU (7-5, 5-3 CUSA) v Pittsburgh (6-6, 4-3 Big East), ESPN Noon

Sunday, January 8, 2012 –
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Arkansas State (10-2, 8-0 Sun Belt) v Northern Illinois (10-3, 7-1), ESPN 8 pm

Monday, January 9, 2012 –
AllState BcS National Championship: #2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) v #1 LSU (13-0, 8-0 SEC), ESPN 7:30 pm

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