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Colorado's September Deja Vu

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-Digger's Daily-

Look out National Leaguers. Here comes Colorado, again!

Racing to baseball's finish line is nothing new for the Colorado Rockies. The NL West all but seemed destined for a two team battle in September. When the calendar turned to September San Diego was leading the West by 4 games over San Francisco. Colorado seemed a distant 7 games back in third place. After back to back losses to begin this month Colorado cashed in on a golden opportunity to get back in the race. The Rockies swept three from first place San Diego. Then swept four straight from Central leading Cincinnati. What next? A sweep of Arizona provided by Jason Giambi's walk-off pinch hit home run earlier this afternoon.

Here we go again...

Flashback. 2009 Rockies win 10 of first 11 September games helping them advance into the post-season.
Flashback. 2007 Rockies win 14 of final 15 September games including winning one game tie-breaker to qualify for the playoffs. In playoff action, winners of 7 straight advancing to the World Series.

So, what's it going to be in 2010? Looks like NL West teams had better take notice. The Rockies are back. They were 11 games out of first on August 21. Colorado has won 17 of 21 since and now stand only 1.5 out of first place.

Never say never when it comes to the Colorado Rockies. NL West is now a 3 team race. San Diego and San Francisco are tied. Rocks are closing in fast. Colorado takes on San Diego for 3 beginning Monday.



NFL Predictions: Week 1

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Ok, so this is posted a day late. 2010 NFL has begun. New Orleans survived NFC Championship Game opponent Minnesota, 14-9. It wasn't pretty at times as both teams seemed out of sync. NFL training camps and pre-season games left fans in cities across the country wondering when offense will begin clicking? Cowboys, Jets, Bears, Lions, Cards & Bucs all struggled to get on the same page. Anything can happen opening weekend. It's the first time starters play entire games so pay attention to fourth quarter fatigue.

My 2009 record was 162-96. Not quite up to snuff. 2010 will be better. Prediction time. Don't forget. NFL opens with TWO Monday Night Football games. Home team in CAPS (not for betting purposes).


GIANTS 33 Carolina 16. Giants open new stadium in style.
Falcons 26 STEELERS 17. Steelers offense one dimensional without suspended QB.
BUCCANEERS 20 Browns 17. Bucs ride Cadillac to victory.
Denver 27 JAGUARS 14. Any Jags fans showing up?
Colts 35 TEXANS 21. Pigskin will be flying in this one.
Dolphins 24 BILLS 13. Dolphins swim. Bills sink.
BEARS 19 Lions 10. It's going to be an ugly opener in Chicago.
TITANS 38 Raiders 3. Johnson goes for 200 yards and 3 scores.
Bengals 31 PATRIOTS 27. Game of big headed players.
RAMS 23 Cardinals 21. Do you think Arizona still has Warner's cell number handy?
49ers 26 SEAHAWKS 10. Niners are for real... especially in NFL's weakest division.
Packers 36 EAGLES 27. Both QB's top 300 yards.
REDSKINS 24 Cowboys 21. Fans in Dallas are worried heading into 2010.

Ravens 34 JETS 7. Ravens leave droppings on Ryan's bold prediction.
CHIEFS 24 Chargers 20. Ryan Matthews vs Jamaal Charles. Upset pick of the week.



All World All Sports 2010 NFL Predictions

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Defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints kick off the 2010 NFL regular season vs NFC Championship Game foe Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. We're about to be treated to another action packed year. All teams are finalizing opening day game plans hoping to get the new season started on a winning note.

Division battles figure to go down to the wire. Plenty of rookies have won starting assignments. Players on new teams are looking to make their mark. Rebuilding franchises keeping fingers crossed for positive growth. Perennial powerhouses fine tuning for greater success. Will passing continue to rule the day or will there be a re-emergence of pounding running attacks? Buckle up. All questions will be answered as teams battle for a shot to play in the Super Bowl.

Here's how they'll finish.


New England Patriots - It won't be easy but NE finds a way to get it done.
Miami Dolphins - Ball will need to bounce their was vs tough tough schedule.
New York Jets - Expectations are too high. Jets struggle to play .500 ball. NY reminds me of young Bears team in early '80. Once offense kicks in.. these guys will be great.
Buffalo Bills - Cellar dwellers for years to come.

Baltimore Ravens - Ravens finally have all the pieces for a successful offense (at least on paper). Defense tough as nails.
Cincinnati Bengals - Playoff caliber team should secure Wild Card birth.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Defense will have to play big all year long for Pittsburgh to have any chance with or without Roethlisberger.
Cleveland Browns - Will challenge for AFC's worst record.

Indianapolis Colts - They'll repeat but it won't be as easy as '09.
Tennessee Titans - Came on strong after dismal beginning last year. Outstanding ground game.
Houston Texans - Houston is a tough team. Running game was sore spot in '09. Not looking better for '10.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Turmoil surrounds this team. Losses will evade this team. Jacksonville's ownership will seek relocation quickly.

San Diego Chargers - Rookie starting RB and two at WR. It may take some time for offense to find rhythm. Gates will be double teams all season long if rook's falter.
Denver Broncos - Solid team at home. Fragile on road. Denver's passing game ready to rumble. Defense unpredictable.
Kansas City Chiefs - Soon to be good again after the disastrous Edwards era.
Oakland Raiders - No hope.

Wild Cards: Cincinnati, Tennessee.
AFC Champion: Indianapolis.


New York Giants - All the pieces are healthy and ready for a Super run. Running game only question mark. New Meadowlands Stadium ready for action.
Dallas Cowboys - Coaching staff hurting this team. Garrett as offensive coordinator has been a total bust especially in goal line situations. Romo still has leadership insecurities. If it all finally falls into place then they'll be one of the best.
Washington Redskins - Shanahan will have these guys playing inspired football for the first time in years.
Philadelphia Eagles - They'll have their moments. .500 team.

Minnesota Vikings - Vikes need to compensate for early season injuries. Peterson must protect the football. Outstanding defense.
Green Bay Packers - Exciting team trying to become great team. Minnesota stands in their way.
Chicago Bears - Are they finally ready to challenge for the Wild Card?
Detroit Lions - 32 game recap. 2 wins, 30 losses. Enough said.

New Orleans Saints - Champs have no problems repeating as South champs.
Atlanta Falcons - Legit Wild Card contender hopes to keep players healthy for a change.
Carolina Panthers - Roller coaster season on the way.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Problems everywhere. Rebuilding team will be blown out often.

San Francisco 49ers - Timing has never been better for current 49ers generation to step up.
Arizona Cardinals - They're really going to miss Warner.
Seattle Seahawks - Pete Carroll era has begun.
St. Louis Rams - Rams hoping draft picks mature quickly. Good luck. Previous 48 games, 6-42.

Wild Cards: Dallas, Green Bay.
NFC Champion: New York

Super Bowl XLV (Cowboys Stadium, Arlington Texas): Brother vs Brother. Manning vs Manning. Giants D dismantles another explosive Super Bowl offense. Giants win.




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