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World Series is set 2017

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So the World Series is set now. It’s a matter of who I want to win vs who I think will win. Let’s take a look at the series. It’s the Houston Astros vs the LA Dodgers. Either way, we are getting a new champion. The Astros have never won the World Series. The Dodgers last won it 29 years ago. So either way, I think that’s exciting. I think it’s always a good thing when a team wins it for the first time in a long time. Sure, dynasties are good too. But seeing the same teams in the finals (regardless of the sport) can get a little tiresome. I’m looking at you Cavs and Warriors!

So who do I want to win? The Houston Astros. They are my second favorite team and the only other team I actually root for other than the Red Sox. Why Houston? I have a connection to a former Astro great named Jeff Bagwell. Not only by name alone, but we attended the same high school (he graduated from there, I left after two years) and the same college (both graduated.) He was drafted by the Red Sox and traded to Houston. So because of him, I liked the Astros. At that point they were in the National League so it was okay to like them. They recently moved to the American League for no real reason.

Who do I think will win? The Dodgers. They have been on fire all season long (minus a stretch late in the season when they pretty much had their playoff spot secured) and have continued to that streak in the playoffs, only losing one game so far.  When you are able to dispose of the reigning defending World Series champion like you are swatting a fly, that tells you what kind of team the Dodgers are.

Either way I think we are in for an exciting World Series. But if I had to make a prediction it will be Dodgers in 6 games.

Check back later in the week as I will have a free book announcement as well as the Club Kayfabe Creative Community Spotlight. Until then have a good one everybody.

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Super Bowl LI Preview

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Welcome back! By this time tomorrow, the Super Bowl in Houston will be almost over. We started the season with 31 teams thinking they had a chance to win. I know there’s 32 teams, but come on. No one in Cleveland thought they had a chance. And now we’re down to 2. New England Vs Atlanta. We’re gonna break this down by position here before I give my predictions.

QB – It’s hard to not give the edge to New England on this one. Matt Ryan has had a hell of a season this year. But Tom Brady. That’s all I have to say. Plus let’s not forget, Brady has been here before. Ryan has not. Experience will play a factor.

RB – This is a lot closer than most people will give credit. But I’m going to give it to Atlanta. Freeman has been great all season.

WR/TE – Another close race that I will give to Atlanta. If New England had Gronk? That would change everything. Edelman is a good receiver, but he is nowhere the deep threat that Julio Jones is. But New England proved they could make a hero out of anyone. Chris Hogan anyone?

OL – There’s a part of me that wants to call this a push. But if you saw the pressure that teams like Houston put on Brady, you can see that their front five is a little weak. So the advantage once again goes to Atlanta.

DL: New England. Hands down. Chris Long alone makes the DL that much better for New England.

LB – This is the push. New England has overall more talent, but Vic Beasley for Atlanta is the best LB left in the game. If I had to choose, I’d pick quantity over quality so New England wins.

DB – Atlanta has a solid DB core. New England has a great DB core. New England with the win.

K/P – Another push. Both teams have great place kickers and above average punters.

Coaching – I’m not even going to answer this. It’s New England.

Experience – See previous answer.

So you have great offense vs great defense. The offense has the intangibles you can’t measure. New England is playing with a chip on their shoulder. But Atlanta is out to prove that their success isn’t a fluke.

With all that said, it will be a great game. It will be a high scoring game. But I think Atlanta pulls it out. 38-35.

What are your thoughts on the Super Bowl?