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Rivalry Week: College Football Week 13 Picks
Rivalries, indeed, including a good number of games which will have impact toward the national championship, including Iowa at Nebraska, Ohio State at Michigan, Alabama at Auburn, North Carolina at NC State, Notre Dame at Stanford and Oklahoma at Oklahoma State. If that's not enough, there's also Florida State-Florida, Ole Miss-Mississippi State, and Michigan State-Penn State, plus many more on the slate. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/25/2015

No Turkeys for Week 12 NFL Pro Football Picks
Gobble up some exceptional pro football action this Thanksgiving, with three games on Thursday: Phialdelphia at Detroit, Carolina at Dallas, and Chicago at Green Bay. On Sunday, feast on The Vikings at Atlanta, Buffalo at Kansas City, Pittsburgh at Seattle, and New England at Denver. Monday night may be a battle of attrition as the Browns host the Ravens. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/24/2015

Week 12 NCAA Top 25 Rankings: Clemson, Iowa Only Undefeated Teams
This is the way it ought to be, with just two teams - the Iowa Hawkeyes and Clemson Tigers - remaining unbeaten heading into the final weekend of November. Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Houston were knocked off in week 12, thinning the ranks of teams without losses. With just two weeks remaining in the regular season (one in almost all cases except the Big 12) the excitement down the stretch continues to build. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 11/23/2015

NCAA Division-1 College Football Week 12 Picks
Some very meaningful games on the slate this week, not the least of which is Michigan State traveling to meet the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Memphis is at Temple, Michigan plays at Penn State, UCLA at Utah, Usc at Oregon, Notre Dame at Boston College and Baylor is at Oklahoma State. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/18/2015

Pats, Panthers Undefeated; Week 11 NFL Pro Football Picks
New England and Carolina remain unbeaten at 9-0, while Cincinnati fell to Houston on Monday night. The Bengals will try to get back on track Sunday night, at Arizona. Prior to that are key games like Indianapolis at Atlanta, Denver at Chicago, and Green Bay at Minnesota. Monday night offers an AFC East clash as the Bills visit New England. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/17/2015

PAC-12 Turmoil: Week 11 NCAA Top 25 Rankings
Three ranked teams from the PAC-12 were defeated in week 11, making the conference probably the most competitive in the nation. Baylor was removed from the ranks of unbeaten teams, with #5 Oklahoma State the only Big 12 team without a loss. Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, and Iowa all recorded wins to remain 1-2-3-4. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 11/16/2015

College Football Week 11 Picks
Time running out for teams that haven't racked up six wins for bowl eligibility, plus there are still openings in the conference standings for upsets and upstarts. Among some of the outstanding games for this weekend are Pittsburgh at Duke, Ohio State at Illinois, Alabama at Mississippi State, Memphis at Houston, Oregon at Stanford, Oklahoma at Baylor, and Washington State at UCLA. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/11/2015

Week 10 NFL Pro Football Picks
New England, Carolina and Cincinnati remain undefeated and all three will be in action during week 10. The Panthers play the Titans in Tennessee; the Giants host the Patriots, and, the Bengals welcome in the Texans on Monday night. Other games of interest are the Bills at Jets Thursday, and Sunday games, Arizona at Seattle, Chicago at St. Louis, Minnesota at Oakland, and Kansas City at Denver. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/10/2015

Chaos Reigns: Week 10 NCAA Top 25 Rankings
Nine teams in the Top 25 took losses in week ten, including five which were previously undefeated. Michigan State, TCU and LSU drop after losses and leave just six teams with unblemished records. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 11/9/2015

SEC Highlights College Football Week 10 Picks
Come Saturday night, all eyes will be on the Alabama-LSU game, the biggest meeting of the season, but there are some fine contests prior to that, including Duke at North Carolina, Florida State at Clemson, Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, TCU at Oklahoma State (both undefeated), Navy at Memphis and Utah at Washington. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/4/2015

Week 9 NFL Pro Football Picks
Green Bay fell from the ranks of the unbeaten, losing to Denver last week, but can make amends when they play at Carolina in the big game of the weekend. Elsewhere, the undefeated Bengals host the Browns on Thursday night, St. Louis is at Minnesota, Oakland travels to Pittsburgh, Denver looks to go 8-0 at Indianapolis and the Cowboys host the Eagles in an NFC East clash. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 11/3/2015

Week 9 NCAA Top 25 Rankings
Duke got robbed by refs but can't erase the loss, while the Buckeyes, Horned Frogs, and Spartans retain the top three spots in the rankings. 11 unbeaten teams remain after Notre Dame pulled out a late win at Temple, sending the Owls to their first loss of the season. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 11/2/2015

NCAA College Football Week 9 Picks
With conference titles stillup for grabs, week nine brings some crucial tests for teams on the fringes. Among the better games this weekend are Thursday's North Carolina at Pitt clash in the ACC, then Saturday's Ole Miss at Auburn, USC at Cal, Georgia at Florida, Clemson at NC State, Notre Dame at Temple and Stanford at Washington State. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/28/2015

NFL Pro Football Picks for Week 8
There are still five unbeaten teams in the NFL, sonce only two of them - New England and Carolina - saw action last week, and they won. There will be one fewer this week, unless the Packers and Broncos play to a tie in Danver Sunday night. Other key contests include Arizona at Cleveland, the Giants at New Orleans, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, and, Monday night, Indianapolis at Carolina. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/27/2015

Week 8 NCAA Top 25 Rankings: Seminoles, Utes Bounced; Conference Showdowns Looming
Florida State and Utah were eliminated from the reanks of the undefeated, now down to an even dozen but sure to be reduced further in November as confernce showdowns in most major conferences - and a minor one, the American Athletic - will result in first-losses by a number of teams. Ohio State, TCU and Michigan State remain the top three. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 10/26/2015

Week 8 NCAA College Football Picks
Last weekend didn't disappoint from an excitement standpoint, and 14 teams remain unbeaten in Division-1. Of those in action this week are Florida State, playing at Georgia Tech, Temple at East Carolina (Thursday), Memphis at Tulsa (Friday), Clemson at Miami, Michigan State hosts Indiana, and #1 Ohio State travels to play Rutgers Saturday night.. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/21/2015

Week 7 NFL Pro Football Picks
Five teams remain unbeaten entering week seven and three of them - Green Bay, Denver, Cincinnati - have byes this week. The other two ara the Panthers, who host the revived Eagles, and the Patriots, who welcome the 4-1 Jets up to Foxboro for their annual beating. Other games of interest include Seattle at San Francisco (Thursday), New Orleans at Indianapolis, and Dallas at the New York Giants. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/20/2015

Week 7 NCAA Top 25 Rankings: Eight Teams Down
It was a wild weekend in college football, highlighted by the surprise ending in the Michigan State - Michigan instant classic. Eight ranked teams suffered losses and four of those were booted below the magic #25 mark. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 10/19/2015

NCAA Week 7 College Football Picks
In what could be a truly epic weekend of college football, the highlight games are - without a doubt - Michigan State at Michigan and Alabama at Texas A&M, though not to be missed are Florida at LSU, UCLA at Stanford, USC at Notre Dame, and Iowa at Northwestern. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/14/2015

NFL Pro Football Week 6 Picks
The season rolls along, with a number of key games for teams either looking to stay unbeaten or get on the right track, beginning with the Thursday meeting of the Falcons at Saints. Sunday contests include Cincinnati at Buffalo, Denver at Cleveland, Arizona at Pittsburgh, Carolina at Seattle and New England at Indianapolis. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/13/2015

Week 6 NCAA Rankings: Quiet Weekend for Ranked Teams
Just four teams took defeats in week six - Oklahoma, Northwestern, Georgia, and California - but only the Sooners were in the top ten the prior week, so there were only a few changes. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 10/12/2015

NCAA Week 6 College Football Picks
Plenty of gridiron action for avid college fans this weekend, including top-notch contests such as Washington at USC (Thursday), Illinois at Iowa, Georgia Tech at Clemson, Northwestern at Michigan, TCU at Kansas State, Miami at Florida State and Cal at Utah. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/7/2015

Week 5 NFL Pro Football Picks
With a quarter of the season in the books, Week 5 offers some intriguing situations for upsets, including choice games such as Cleveland at Baltimore, St. Louis at Green Bay, the Saints at Philadelphia, Arizona at Detroit, and New England at Dallas. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 10/6/2015

Week 5 NCAA Rankings: Top Ten Wipeout
Teams ranked 6 though 9 - Georgia, UCLA, Ole Miss, and Notre Dame all went down in flames on Saturday, sending the rankings into a spasm of questions, though the top five - Ohio State, TCU, Michigan State, Baylor and Clemson - all survived. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 10/5/2015

Week 5 NCAA College Football Picks
Conference play is the order of the week, with some smash-up games on the slate. On Friday, Memphis looks to go 5-0 when they travel to play South Florida. Saturday's action includes Minnesota at Northwestern, West Virginia at Oklahoma, Iowa at Wisconsin, Alabama at Georgia, Arizona State at UCLA, and more. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/30/2015

Week 4 NFL Pro Football Picks
Plenty of teams off to inauspicious starts, such as the 0-3 Ravens, which open the weekend's action with a visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Other important games scheduled for Sunday, such as Houston at Atlanta, Kansas City at Cincinnati, St. Louis at Arizona, and Minnesota at Denver. Monday night's Lions-Seahawks battle should be a good one. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/29/2015

Week 4 NCAA Rankings: All Quiet at the Top
The top 12 teams in our weekly rankings didn't move an inch as all were winners in week 4, except for Clemson and Florida State, which were idle. Ohio State remains #1, followed by TCU - surviving a scare at Texas Tech - Michigan State, Baylor and #5 Clemson, which meets #9 Notre Dame in week five. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 9/28/2015

NCAA Week 4 College Football Picks
Autumn has arrived, and with the changing colors in the scenery, conference play and huge games come to the college gridiron. Monster match-ups include Goergia Tech at Duke, Tennessee at Florida, Oklahoma State at Texas, Missouri at Kentucky, UCLA at Arizona, and USC at Arizona State, plus many more. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/23/2015

NFL Football Picks for Week Three
Some strange meetings for the third weekend of NFL games, but none more odd than the 0-2 Eagles at the 2-0 Jets on Sunday. Divisional games are on the slate as well, including Thursday's Redskins at Giants, Sunday's Bengals at Ravens, Saints at Panthers, 49ers at Cardfinals, Bills at Dolphins. Monday's Kansas City at Green Bay tilt should be a hum-dinger. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/22/2015

Auburn, Alabama Fall in Week 3 NCAA Football Rankings
Alabama fell victim to Ole Miss for the second straight year, while the Auburn Tigers were defeated by Tigers of a different stripe, at LSU, highlighting week three in the college field. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 9/21/2015

Week 3 College Football Picks, Analysis
With five games featuring ACC-Big Ten match-ups, this is a huge week for college football and team rankings. Starting with Thursday night's Clemson-Louisville meeting and Friday's Florida State at Boston College games, the heat is on. Saturday key games include Air Force at Michigan State, Northwestern at Duke, Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, Auburn at LSU, Mississippi at Alabama, and BYU at UCLA. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/16/2015

NFL Football Week Two Picks
The Patriots and Bills both took care of business and the big game Sunday features New England at Buffalo. Thursday night's meeting of the Chiefs at Broncos also features a pair of week one winners. Other key games include San Diego at Cincinnati, Detroit at Minnesota, Dallas at Philadelphia and Sunday night's Seattle at Green Bay match-up. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/15/2015

Week 2 NCAA Football Rankings: Bottom Falls Out
Four of the six bottom teams in the rankings suffered defeat and fell out of the Top 25. Michigan State's win over Oregon leave the Ducks as the only ranked team with a loss in Week 2. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 9/14/2015

NCAA College Football Week 2 Picks
While the schedule is chock full of warm-up type games for some of the top teams, there are a good number of serious clashes in week two, including Utah State at Utah, South Florida at Florida State, Oklahoma at Tennessee, Oregon at Michigan State, LSU at Mississippi State and Boise State at BYU. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/9/2015

NFL Football Arrives: Week One Predictions, Picks
Tom Brady beat the rap and will play in the season opener for the Pats against the Steelers on Thursday night. Sunday's premium match-ups include Colts at Bills, Chiefs at Texans, Ravens at Broncos, Giants at Cowboys. Monday night double-header features the Eagles at Falcons, followed by Vikings at 49ers. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/8/2015

Week 1 NCAA Football Rankings: Buckeyes Answer the Bell
Ohio State answered any questions in the second half of their 42-17 victory over Virginia Tech, the only team to top the Buckeyes in 2014, and retain their #1 ranking. Other big wins by Alabama, Notre Dame and Ole Miss were notable. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings 9/8/2015

NFL Week 4 Preseason Football Picks
Break out the depth charts because it's unlikely that many starters are going to see action this weekend. Nonetheless, some of the more intriuing games include the Bills at Lions, Bengals at Colts, Eagels at Jets, Giants at Patriots, and the Vikings at Tennessee. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 9/1/2015

Buckeyes logoCollege Football Season Kick-Off Weekend
The Buckeyes face Virginia Tech in the opening defense of their national championship, but that's not until Monday night. Games begin Thursday with North Carolina meeting South Carolina in a border skirmish and continue through games such as TCU at Minnesota, BYU at Nebraska, Louisville at Auburn, Texas at Notre Dame, Wiscona vs. Alabama in Arlington, TX, and Purdue at Marshall. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/31/2015

Week 3 NFL Preseason Football Picks
It's showtime in the NFL as starting units will mostly be playing into the third quarter in what the league calls "dress rehearsal." Games to keep an eye on include the Patriots at Carolina, Pittsburgh at Buffalo, Vikings at Cowboys, Seahawks at Chargers, and Philadelphia's offensive entourage at Green Bay. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/26/2015

NFL Week 2 Preseason Predictions and Picks
Some of the better games this weekend include the Bills at Browns, Seahawks at Chiefs, Ravens at Eagles, Packers at Steelers, and Cowboys at 49ers. Still preseason, but it's still the NFL, so, enjoy. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/18/2015

Buckeyes logoCollege Football Preseason Top 25
The Buckeyes are the team to beat this season, but there are plenty of challenges ahead. Fearless Rick breaks down the Top 25 in NCAA division 1 football. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/14/2015

Hall of Fame Game and Preseason Week 1 Picks
The countdown to the regular season begins with the Hall of Fame game from Canton, Ohio, where the Steelers and Vikings meet in the initial preseason contest. After that comes week 1 of the preseason, picks available on Tuesday, August 11. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/6/2015

NFL Previews with Playoff & Super Bowl Picks
The NFL season is still a number of weeks away, but we couldn't wait to offer our opinions on the 2015 season. Click on the links below to access divisional and individual team previews at Fearless Rick's Football Picks 7/29/2015

AFC East || AFC North || AFC South || AFC West
NFC East || NFC North || NFC South || NFC West

At Belmont, American Pharaoh Faces Serious Triple Crown Challenge
Following a few months of moving and reorganizing, Fearless Rick returns to the Money Daily blog with a look at everyone's burning money question: How to play Saturday's Belmont Stakes for fun and, especially, profit. With Bob Baffert's American Pharaoh seeking racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, the Fearless One presets a playable scenario at Money Daily, 6/5/2015

Blue Devils Do It Again; Duke Wins 5th National Championship
Freshman guard, Tyus Jones, leads Duke to its fifth national Championship, knocking off Wisconsin, 68-63. College Basketball Daily, 4/6/2015

March Madness Turns Into Awesome April
NCAA Tournament Final Four National Semi-Final Match-ups for Saturday, April 4 are Michigan State vs. Duke and Wisconsin vs. Kentucky, the winners advancing to the national championship game on Monday, April 6. Complete breakdown and analysis is presented prior to the most epic weekend for collage hoops fans. Duke's coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is in his 12th Final Four, matching UCLA's John Wooden, while the Kentucky Wildcats seek to become the first team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to go undefeated. College Basketball Daily, 4/1/2015

Sweet 16 Becomes Elite Eight
Thursday and Friday games in the NCAA Championship Tournament produced the following match-ups: Saturday: Arizona vs. Wisconsin, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky; Sunday: Gonzaga vs. Duke, Louisville vs. Michigan State. College Basketball Daily, 3/27/2015

NCAA Regional Semi-Final Sweet 16 Previews
Thursday and Friday night match-ups include some blockbuster events, starting Thursday night with Notre Dame vs. Wichita State. Both Wildcat teams - Kentucky and Arizona - remain, in meetings with West Virginia and Xavier, respectively. Lots to like. College Basketball Daily, 3/25-26/2015

Sunday Blues: #2 Seeds, Virginia, Kansas Bumped from Tourney
Michigan State pummeled the Cavaliers; Wichita State sent Kansas to an early exit.
Sweet 16 at the Big Dance
Tony Parker led UCLA, and Kentucky, Notre Dame, North Carolina all advance, but NC State stunned #1 seed Villanova in Saturday action. College Basketball Daily, 3/21-22/2015

NCAA Tourney: Big 12 Massacre || ACC, Big East, PAC-12 Unbeaten Day One
Texas, Iowa State, and Baylor eliminated in early NCAA Tournament action. Late Thursday games; Conference Power Scoreboard. Keep up with frequent updates on College Basketball Daily, 3/19/2015
3/19 Early Games || 3/19 Late Games
3/20 Early Games || 3/20 Late Games

2015 Non-essential, Indeterminate Guide to Surviving Bracket Pools
Unless you're dead, asleep or a nomad wandering the desert, you know you have to fill out an NCAA Tournament Bracket, for your office pool so we're here to give you some pointers. Not that we'll necessarily provide you with winners - we might - but we have some tips on making it through the next three weeks with at least your personal dignity intact. (Hint: Kentucky will win.) College Basketball Daily, 3/16/2015

Basketball Bonanza!
32 Conferences will determine champions in the run-up to Selection Sunday (March 15), with the first coming from the Ohio Valley, as Belmont outlasted Murray State to punch their dance ticket. Stay abreast of developments in the conference tourneys leading to the NCAA championship at College Basketball Daily, 3/7/2015
Conference Championship Results:
March 7 || March 8 || March 9 || March 10
March 11 || March 13 || March 14 || March 15

Are We Recovering Enough?
Fearless Rick may have retired from football handicapping, but, the good news is that he's freed up more time to devote to writing about money and politics. Thus, after a year's hiatus, the Money Daily blog returns to being a daily publish, beginning with an astonishing list of misses and beats in US macro data that begs the question of whether or not the US recovery is real or imagined. Money Daily, 3/3/2015

Hoops du Jour
Follow the top teams and players in the run to the Final Four as College Basketball Daily crowns the players of the day, every day, right through the regular season, conference tournaments and to the national championship. College Basketball Daily, 2/26/2015

Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks v. Patriots
February 1 is the date for the final NFL game of the season, to crown the latest world champions. Fearless Rick retires from public handicapping, with this, his final football pick. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/23/2015
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Green Bay travels to Seattle as the Packers play the Seahawks in the NFC. From the AFC, the Indianapolis Colts head up to Foxboro to tackle the New England Patriots. Winners advance to the Super Bowl. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/12/2015

NFL Pro Football Playoff Picks: Divisional Games
With the winners advancing to the conference championships, AFC games are Baltimore at New England (Saturday) and Indianapolis at Denver (Sunday). The NFC features Saturday's contest of Carolina at Seattle, followed Sunday afternoon with Dallas at Green Bay. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/5/2015

National Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State
The first national championship decided by a playoff system pits the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Oregon Ducks in College Football's final game. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/5/2015

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