The NBA is now entering playoff mode and their will be less freebies. Each possession will be that much more precious. The NBA season wrapped up on Wednesday and today marks the beginning of the journey to the NBA Finals. The Warriors impressively won 73 games setting a new NBA record for most wins in a season. So they are clearly the playoff favorites! So without any further rambles these are my predictions for these NBA playoffs! Continue reading BoSo’s NBA Playoff Quick Picks
Hey welcome back freshtakers to another edition of BoSo’s NFL fresh picks. It is now Week 11 and every week is essential a one week playoff for the entire league cause no team is officially out of playoff contention but sometimes have made that climb to the playoffs a very daunting one. Last week was a tough one for me as I went 5-9 on my picks so we shall see if my crystal ball has been properly fine tuned. The Patriots and the Panthers are the only teams still unbeaten so we will see if either can have a perfect season, and will they chase a perfect season or rest key players for the playoffs. Now for the picks for week 11. Continue reading BoSo’s Week 11 NFL Fresh Picks
Hey welcome back freshtakers to another installment of the ripest fresh picks brought to you by yours truly. The season seemed like it just started yesterday, However we are already in Week 10 in the NFL. The playoff picture is starting to take shape now. The most surprising team in the NFL has to be the 6-2 Minnesota Vikings. No one would have guessed they would be neck and neck with division rivals, Green Bay at this point in the season. The Failcoons are looking like the most flawed team at 6-3 and the bye week could not have come at a better time for the Dusty Birds. Dan Quinn has shown the leadership necessary to rally the troops. Scarily enough the Falcons could easily be 2-7 so it will be interesting to see their margin of victories against under .500 teams the rest of the way. Their defense is top 5 in rushing yards allowed so that tough nose defense Quinn created in Seattle is definitely paying dividends. The Panthers, Bengals, and Patriots are the only 3 unbeatens. One team striving on defense and a multi dimensional quarterback the other having an array of talent on offense plus an underrated defense to back Uncle Tom. The Bengals are the most balanced of the unbeaten cause their offense is just as raw as their defense. Off the gridiron Greg Hardy continues to play without penalty after more evidence has surfaced about the DV (domestic violence) allegations. Players like Adrian Peterson, Josh Gordon, and Justin Blackmon definitely now seem to have leverage to appeal their sanctions with the except of AP who already completed has penalty and back to being an elite back, Without anymore delay the picks for Week 10! Continue reading BoSo’s Week 10 NFL Fresh Picks
Welcome back freshtakers to yet another edition of Freshtake’s Fresh Picks. Now so far the season has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. With talent loaded teams like The Colts and Chiefs struggling miserably and looking like prime candidates for the Leonard Fournette sweeptakes. Week 8 highlights probably the biggest clash of the season which features the 6-0 Green Packers take on the 6-0 Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Both teams are coming off byes so they both have had extra time to heal and gameplan. So it should be a dandy to watch. As the halfway mark for the season nears the contenders will separate themselves from the pretenders. Last week I was 8-8 so hopefully I can improve on that this week. Now for the picks in Week 8 in the NFL! Continue reading BoSo’s Week 8 NFL Fresh Picks
My beloved NBA is back again! This year is sure to be another entertaining & drama filled year as many teams now have new faces to try to compete for the coveted trophy. The Warriors are the defending champs and kept the same nucleus that features the “Splash Brothers” Klay Thompson and reigning MVP Stephen Curry. The Thunder welcome back KD after a season riddled with injury. The Thunder also have a new head coach Billy Donovan from the University of Florida. OKC has very high expectations and playing in the west is no cakewalk. Lebron came back to Cleveland to win a ring but last year injuries to Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving really limited the help Lebron had. With Kevin Love healthy and Kyrie on the mend The Cavs are poised to return back to the big dance. The Miami Heat look like a very intriguing “powerhouse” in the East. With young Hassan Whiteside anchoring the defense and a healthy Bosh and Wade along with Goran Dragic the Heat should compete for top honors in the East.
I took a little hiatus for personal reasons but now I will be back each and every week for Freshtake’s fresh picks for the week in the NFL. Through 6 weeks in the NFL 5 unbeaten teams remain. The Bengals, Packers, Patriots, Panthers, and Broncos. Will Week 7 see one or all of these juggernauts go down? Stay tuned to find out as the soap opera that is the NFL unravels. It is important to note that 4 of the 5 teams are prospering from excellent MVPesque quarterback play. Rodgers, Brady, Dalton. and Newton have all been playing at an elite level week in and week out. A surprising occurrence but it is the Broncos defense that has uplifted the team not the legendary Peyton Manning. Father time definitely is chasing Peyton but will Peyton’s 5.5 speed be enough to evade it? Important to note Broncos and Packers are on a Bye this week. We shall see. Now for the picks for Week 7! Continue reading BoSo’s NFL Week 7 Fresh Picks
The NBA use to allow high school players to declare for the draft straight out of high school during my generation. During the 2006 (year I graduated high school) NBA Draft they reverted back to the old rule without the stipulation that was once allowed before. Before 1971 a player had to be one year removed from his graduating class before he was eligible for the NBA draft. Which is essentially the rule now with the added requirement in today’s NBA that the player be at least 19 years of age. In 1971 things altered a bit thanks to the US Supreme Court decision in Haywood v. National Basketball Association. They ruled 7-2 against the NBA stating that a player can be drafted into the league out of high school if the prospect presented evidence of hardship. During this era in the NBA all players went through four years of college before entering the NBA Draft.