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Dec
17

By Razor Sharp Sports

The crazy and exciting world of College Football Bowl Season gets underway this weekend. I don’t know if you can hear the sarcasm in my voice as I typed that first line. To me there are way too many Bowl games. The only reason that there are 76 teams still playing this season is money. Don’t tell me that there is truly a reason to have 36 meaningless bowl games to go along with the 4 playoff teams. College Football has turned into Pop Warner where everyone gets a participation ribbon. Still with that being said, there are a few games coming up that have interest. Lets take a look at some of the better match-ups.

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Dec
12
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 12-12-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

We have come down to the final 3 weeks of the NFL regular season and this year more than most could decide the full playoff picture. Many times at this point we are talking about players sitting out and getting healthy because homefield and bye teams have been decided. Instead this year we don’t have one team that has even locked up a playoff spot yet. 3 teams have a chance to lock up the division this week in New England, Indianapolis and Denver but they will still be battling for the bye week and home-field advantage. Not only will these teams battle for the top spots there are so many battles just to make the playoffs. So what is the big deal? There are the top teams and everyone else right? I mean the Packers, Seahawks, Patriots or Broncos are the best in the league and one of them will face another for the Super Bowl, RIGHT?? Well if history has anything to say about it, you may want to wait on locking in the Super Bowl match-up. Lets take a look at what the past has shown us.

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Dec
02
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 02-12-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

When someone came up with the term “Wide-Open Race” the NFL right now was exactly what they were thinking about. Not just the AFC or the NFC. Both Conferences will more than likely come down to the last week to decide the teams that get the byes and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. If that wasn’t enough, 6 of the 8 divisions have races with less than a game and a half lead between 1st and 2nd and no division leader with more than a 2 game lead. So that will be crazy. Oops did I forget to mention that currently 6 teams sitting at 7-5 fighting for the final wildcard spot in the AFC and they are one game the other wild card San Diego at 8-4. The NFC is a little easier with only 3 teams ties at 8-4 battling for the two wildcard sports with San Francisco a game back at 7-5. So how will things play out? Lets take a look.

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Nov
19

By Razor Sharp Sports

After suffering thru years and years of the BCS BS we finally got our College Football playoff and it looks like it is going to work out just fine. Now it is time to make it even better. They had given us so many different excuses why we needed the BCS and why we couldnt have a playoff. Now that we have the playoff lets look at how those excuses weren’t real and how we could take things even farther to make a good thing better.

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Nov
12
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 12-11-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

With the College Basketball season about to get underway this Friday night the discussion of a Perfect Season comes into play. After a couple of exhibition games there is talk the the new stable of thoroughbreds that John Calapari has in Kentucky could make a run at perfection. Each year it seems like this conversation comes up about a team or two but it hasn’t happened since Bobby Knight and his Indiana Hoosiers did it back in the 1975-76 season. As a matter of fact, there has only been 8 teams all-time that have gone undefeated and won the NCAA tournament or NIT tournament. In 1939 Long Island University won the NIT Tournament as the National Champion. At the time it was more prestigious than the NCAA. Since the Associated Press first released their Pre-Season Top-20 in 1961, five teams have had perfect seasons (UCLA in 1964, 1967, 1972, 1973 and Indiana in 1976). Of the five, the 1964 UCLA Bruins were the only team not to be ranked #1 in the AP Pre-Season Poll. So can this year’s #1 do it? Well lets take a look at Kentucky and others that stand in there way.

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Nov
05
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 05-11-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

When you have been in the sports business for more than 2 decades you get to see some incredible streaks both good and bad. It has happened to me and I have watched others experience them. A couple that come to mind would be the “Perfect NFL Playoffs” by Platinum Plays where they won every NFL Side during the playoffs (a perfect 11-0 ATS)! Then there was what we had to start this football season at Razor Sharp Sports (7 straight Guaranteed CFB Sat. Locks & 6 straight Guaranteed NFL Sun. Locks). We have also gone cold. As a matter of fact the last couple weekends we haven’t had things go are way at all. Hopefully we have turned things around after winning Guaranteed Winners on Indy Monday and Bowling Green on Tuesday. Though you may here some handicappers say that they always win and you hear incredible, imbellished records you can not believe it. It doesnt happen. The idea of this business is to win in the long run. So how can you do that? Play the streaks! So how exactly do you do that? Lets take a look.

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Oct
29

By Razor Sharp Sports

As we head into week number 9 of the NFL season it is time to look back at the first half and give out our Mid-Season Sharpie Awards! Who are the NFL’s Offensive and Defensive MVPs? Who are the top Rookies? Who is the top Comeback Player? Who is the Top Coach? Who are the biggest disappointments (individual and team)? Lets take a look at the first 8 weeks and give out the awards. Who do you think will get these awards?

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Oct
22
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 22-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

So here we are in the middle of the football season and the World Series. Even though I am not considered the biggest fan of the NBA it is still time to do the work and get ready for the season. So with LeBron back in Cleveland, KD injured and out for at least an month and maybe Derrick Rose is ready to return to the Bulls, how will this season play out? Who are the favorites to win it all? Who are the surprise teams to make a move? Who are the teams that are going to ttake a step back?

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Oct
15
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 15-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

Mid-October is the unofficial halfway point of the College football season. Most teams have played between 5-7 games. 6 teams in the FBS remain undefeated. Over the past decade or so one of the bigger criteria in winning the top individual award – the Heisman Trophy, you have to be part of one of the best teams in football. So with 6 teams remaining perfect we have seen a couple of new names emerge on the Heisman list. As I see it right now we are really looking at a 6 player race with a couple outside dark horses. Let’s take a look.

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Oct
08
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 08-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

We are jsut over a week into the MLB playoffs and we have lost not one, not two but all four of the favorites to win the World Series! Everyone of the underdogs of the League Division Series pulled the upset. So there will be no Kershaw, no Verlander, no Strasburg, or no Weaver on the mound for the rest of the year. Heading into the playoffs we had a couple teams that looked like they were stacked for a World Series run with incredible starting pitching but that wasn’t to be.

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