Zion’s first preseason dunk went well. He Coming!!
Zion’s first preseason dunk went well. He Coming!!
69-58-5 on the NFL last season (2018/19) up 26.36 units
15-25 on the NFL this season down 20.49 units
49ers -4 at -115 for 4 units. Chubb went off against the Ravens. The 49ers have given up the 3rd fewest rushing yards per game this season and are the only team to not allow a rushing TD. Ravens got full-Chubbed. I expect the 49ers to only get about quarter-Chubb. San Francisco are coming off of a BYE and are at home. Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, and Redwine are out in Cleveland’s secondary. Ahkello Witherspoon, San Francisco’s best corner this season, is out. OBJ had 3 targets and no catches last year against Witherspoon. OBJ should do well tonight, but so should San Francisco’s offense.
The 49ers have a big enough advantage on the defensive line to control the game. Staley is out for San Francisco and Myles Garrett could cause problems, but I expect Shanahan to scheme away from him. Jimmy G is 9-2 as the 49ers starter. Kyle Juszczyk and George Kittle bring their lunchpail to work everyday. 49ers have the better playing QB, a better defense, and the rest/home-field advantage.
Barcelona beat my beloved Seville 4-0 over the weekend. Messi and Barcelona are now only two points behind Real Madrid though 8 games. Real Madrid haven’t lost in La Liga this season.
Sevilla “won” the first 25 minutes, but the score was still 0-0. Then Suarez did this..
Morey shared his view on China’s Hong Kong situation. China let the NBA know they wouldn’t allow his tweet and will not televise Houston’s games. China pulled sponsors from the Rockets. Yao Ming is the best Chinese NBA player ever. He played for the Houston Rockets. Yao suspended any cooperation with the Houston Rockets as head of the Chinese Basketball Association. The NBA cares more about money than human rights it appears. Morey’s tweet that got all this started is below.
Morey failed to realize that you can’t “Stand with Hong Kong” if you want the Chinese government to televise your team’s games. China is a massive market for the NBA with billions of dollars in untapped potential. That does mean the NBA should have their tail in between their legs when dealing with China. The NBA is bowing down to a inhumane country for those dirty dollar bills. Some things are bigger than basketball. The league stood behind Kanter. Turkey won’t play NBA games with Enes Kanter in them.. Now China won’t play NBA games with the Rockets in them. The differences between China and Turkey are numerous, but the one that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver cares about the most is money.
The league said Morey’s tweet “deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.” Translation: We are losing money because of your tweet. Apologize now or be fired.
Morey has since apologized for his tweet. He shouldn’t have to apologize for standing for freedom. James Harden has apologized. This is ridiculous. Charlotte didn’t have the all-star game because of a bathroom law, yet a country that has “mass arbitrary detention, tortion, and mistreament” of citizens can hold all the power. From Harvesting Organs to falsely imprisoning citizens.. China seems to have a long-list of human rights issues. Over 20 million Chinese people watched game 6 of the NBA Finals last year. Tencent, a Chinese conglomerate, has a reported 500$ million deal with the NBA to televise games. The Rockets will no longer be televised in China. Sponsors have been pulled from the Rockets. Nike has pulled all Rockets related products off of their Chinese store. It goes on and on..
South Park was right again. China has banned South Park as well. Matt Stone and Trey Parker did acid at the Academy Awards, so I am sure they don’t care about this censorship. The NBA obviously cares. The NBA’s image has been tainted in China and America for two opposite reasons. Will Americans really care once Ben Simmons tries to shoot a 3 and Harden throws an alley-oop to Westbrook? Prolly not. The Chinese government and Rockets fans certainly care. The NBA has gone too far in trying to affect their bottom-line.
92-83 on MLB last season and went up 34.31 units
44-41 on MLB this season down 5.80 units
2-2 on playoffs down 0.37 units
Rays at +135 for 3 units. Charlie Morton gave up 1 run in 5 innings in the Rays’ wildcard win against the A’s. Morton hasn’t lost in his last 5 postseason games. 4 of those were when he played for the Astros, the team he is pitching against today. Greinke gave up 5 runs the last time he played the Rays. Greinke is 0-4 with a 4.45 ERA at the Trop all-time. Morton is 2-0 with a 1.04 ERA in his last 3 starts. Tampa has to win this game to stay alive. Morton is clutch.. Tampa need to get a couple runs early for me to feel even more confident. Morton can hold a lead. Flap Flap!
Ray/Astros over 7.5 at -120 for 3 units. Austin Meadows and Travis D’Arnaud had homers off of Greinke the last time he pitched against the Rays. I don’t trust the Rays bullpen to be perfect today, and Tampa may need them as I don’t see Morton going more than 6 innings. I could see a 5-4 Rays win type game.