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Dow Soars Past Rivals, Trump Talks, Fed Rate Decision On Tap
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average making its best weekly move since January, stocks looked good the first week of June. Whether their rally continues will depend in large part on President Trump's success in talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-un and the FOMC policy meeting, both events to take center stage from June 11-15. Money Daily, 6/11/2018

It's OVER! Dow Transports Confirm Dow Theory Primary Trend Change Bull to Bear
POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT POST OF ALL TIME, Dow Theory confirmed today the nine-year-long bull market to be at an end. Fearless Rick explains and finds ample and multiple reasons to celebrate. Money Daily, 4/9/2018

The Boys of Summer are Back
According to the calendar, it's still Winter, but Spring is fast approaching, so it's time for Baseball on Deck to start calling out the Players of the Day, every day, as baseball's Spring Training is well underway. Baseball on Deck, 3/11/2018

The Bull and Bear Cases for Stocks
In his latest commentary, Fearless Rick notes the market returning to normalcy and examines the possibilities of both bull and bear markets going forward, citing not just economic factors, but political ones as well. Money Daily, 3/11/2018

Dow Loses Record 1,175 Points, Investors In Panic Mode
Fast on the heels of Friday's Ground Hog Day Massacre, the Dow Industrials nearly doubled-down, dropping by a record amount on Monday. Talking heads on TV want to remind everyone that the economy is strong, a false narrative that is leading to a global bear market and, eventually, a catastrophic conclusion. Money Daily, 2/5/2018

Fearless Rick's Super Bowl Preview and Picks
The New England Patriots seek their sixth Super Bowl victory when they meet the NFC's Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. Fearless Rick offers a quick overview and the winning pick for Super Bowl 52. Fearless Rick's Super Bowl Picks, 2/4/2018

Stocks See Shadows in Ground Hog Day Massacre
The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its sixth-worse point drop in history as bond yields spiked. Signaling an end to the era of easy money and gigantic gains for stocks, could the long-running bull market be nearing an end?. Money Daily, Ground Hog Day Massacre, 2/4/2018

Stupid Money for a Stupid Country
Being Black Friday, Fearless Rick takes the opportunity to point out how devalued the national morality and currency have become by knocking the NFL, network television, and the Federal Reserve System all at once, pointing out that a dollar just doesn't buy what it used to buy, especially when it comes to government. Money Daily, Black Friday 11/24/2017

Houston Astros Defeat Dodgers, Win 2017 World Series
Capturing the first championship in franchise history, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in game seven of the World Series. Leadoff hitter, George Springer, socked a two-run homer and was named series MVP. Baseball On Deck 11/2/2017

Hugh Hefner in 1966Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy, Dead at 91
The world is a less interesting place with the passing of one of the great media innovators of all time, Hugh M. Hefner, who passed away September 27, 2017, at the age of 91. Hefner will be warmly remembered by many, and for many good reasons. Downtown Magazine sends warm regards to his family and all those he touched (and there were many) with a reprint from our March 2000 newsletter. Hugh M. Hefner Dead At 91, 9/28/2017

Protesting the Protesters: No more NFL, NCAA Picks
Sports fans will put up with many distractions and changes, but at some point, actions have consequences. In light of the recent protestations by the millionaires playing professional football and the future prima donnas in the college ranks, Downtown Magazine has decided to cease picking NFL and NCAA football games and to discontinue the College Basketball Daily blog. Full statement at the link above. Fearless Rick's NFL, NCAA Football Picks 9/26/2017

Week Three NFL Football Picks
Key games this week offer a glimpse of the NFL's elite, with the Steelers big favorites over the Bears; the Falcons on the road at Detroit; Houston at New England, Seattle at Tennessee, the Chargers hosting the Chiefs in LA; Oakland at Washington Sunday night, and the Cowboys at Arizona Monday. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/20/2017

NCAA College Football Picks Week 4
With September football in full swing, conference play has taken over the bulk of the schedule, though there are still plenty of non-conference games of interest. Some key ones to catch this weekend are Friday's dual billing of Virginia at Boise State and Utah at Arizona. Saturday brings more action, with Texas Tech at Houston, Duke at North Carolina, the Alabama's Crimson Tide travling to meet the unbeaten Commodores of Vanderbilt; Michigan State hosts Notre Dame, Washington is at Colorado, while UCLA heads up the coast for a date with Stanford. Fearless Rick's NCAA Football Picks 9/19/2017

Week Two NFL Fearless Football Picks
With Kansas City dumping the Patriots in week one, the league is set up to have a wide open season with plenty of upsets and question marks. Some of the more interesting games for week two include Tennessee at Jacksonville, Eagles at Chiefs, Patriots at Saints, Vikings at Steelers, Redskins at Rams, Packers at Falcons (Sunday night) and Monday's Lions at Giants meeting. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/12/2017

Week 3 NCAA Football Picks
With a smattering of conference games - the best of the bunch being Clemson at Louisville - college football is beginning to enter the series stage. Among the better contests are New Mexico at Boise State (Thursday), UCLA at Memphis, Air Force at Michigan, Tennessee at Florida, LSU at Mississippi State, and Ole Miss at Cal. Fearless Rick's NCAA Football Picks 9/12/2017

Week 2 NCAA Football Picks
Some solid match-ups are featured in week two of the college football extravaganza. Among the best are Louisville at North Carolina, Iowa at Iowa State, TCU at Arkansas, Auburn at Clemson, Oklahoma at Ohio State, Georgia at Notre Dame, and Stanford at USC. Fearless Rick's NCAA Football Picks 9/6/2017

NFL Football Kicks Off - Week One Picks
Kansas City visits Super Bowl champion New England Thursday night to open the NFL regular season. On Sunday, key games include Seattle at Green Bay, Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Arizona at Detroit, Oakland at Tennessee, and the Giants at Dallas in the night game. Monday features two games: The Saints at Vikings, followed by the LA Chargers at Denver. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/6/2017

NCAA Football - More Week 1 Picks
The second and more voluminous segment of the NCAA's "week 1" begins Thursday and ends on Monday, Labor Day, with the Tennessee Volunteers heading to Georgia Tech. Prior to that however, a delightful lineup of games including Ohio State at Indiana, Colorado State at Colorado, Michigan at Florida, #3 Florida State at #1 Alabama, West Virginia at Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M at UCLA. Fearless Rick was 4-0 to start the season. Enjoy it! Fearless Rick's NCAA Football Picks 8/30/2017

NFL Preseason Football Picks Week Four
All games this week are Thursday night, which is a good thing, because, by and large, starters will not be playing. Among the better games are the LA Rams at Packers, NY Giants at New England Patriots; Steelers at Panthers, Ravens at Saints, and the Cardinals at Broncos. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/23/2017

NCAA Football Kicks Off - Week 1 Picks
According to the NCAA official scedule, week 1 begins Saturday, August 26 and ends Monday, Septmeber 5. Since that's 11 days, we'll be breaking week one into two separate posts. There are five games this Saturday and about 100 next week, beginning Thursday. August 31. This Saturday's five games include Oregon State at Colorado State, South Florida at San Jose State, and Stanford at Rice. Fearless Rick's NCAA Football Picks 8/24/2017

NFL Week Three Preseason Football Picks
Fans of the NFL are overdue for some serious football viewing, and the national networks are obliging this week with five nationally-televised games. CBS kicks off wth Kansas City at Seattle Friday night (8:00 pm ET), followed by Saturday's LA Chargers at LA Rams contenst at 8:00 pm ET. FOX picks up two Sunday games. At 1:00 pm, it's the Bears at Titans, with the Bengals at Redskins at 4:30. The weekend completes with NBC's Sunday night game, San Francisco at Minnesota, at 8:00 pm ET. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/23/2017

Week Two Preseason NFL Football Picks
With the first preseason games over and done with, teams may be taking week two a little more serious with starters seeing more playing time. Among the more interesting meetings this week are Buffalo at Philadelphia on Thrusday, Minnesota at Seattle on Friday, the Colts at Cowboys, Packers at Redskins, Patriots at Texans, and Rams at Raiders, all on Saturday. The Steelers host the Falcons on Sunday, but the Giants at Cleveland, Monday night may be a bummer for the Browns. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/15/2017

NFL Week One Preseason Football Picks
All 32 teams in action in week one of the preseason, with intriguing match-ups including Minnesota at Buffalo, Oakland vs. Arizona, Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh at the NY Giants. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/9/2017

NFL Season Opens Early with Hall of Fame Game
Well, it is August afterall, but this is a new early for even the NFL, with the traditional Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, set for Thursday night, August 3rd. The Dallas Cowboys meet the Arizona Cardinals in the first pre-season game and Fearless Rick and the magic coin are ready to predict the winner. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/3/2017

The Long and Short of the Approaching Recession (Depression)
Global financial systems are under stress, as evidenced by the reduced price of oil and the under-reported failure of two Italian banks. Stocks are barely moving unless prodded and goaded by computer algorithms and/or central banks. After eight years of a bull market, a recession would be logial, and soon. In a weekend review, Fearless Rick takes a look, at Money Daily 6/25/2017

3 Minutes with Fearless Rick: Belmont stakes Picks

A field of 12 runs in the Belmont Stakes at beautiful Belmont Park, Saturday, June 10, 2017, post time, 6:37 pm ET. The winners of the Kentucky Dernby - Always Dreaming - and Preakness - Cloud Computing - are not entered, making this one of the most wide-open Belmont Stakes ever. Analysis and picks by Fearless Rick. 3 Minutes with Fearless Rick 6/10/2017

3 Minutes with Fearless Rick: Preakness Analysis

Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, goes for the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown in a field of 10. Fearless Rick offers analysis of the 142nd running of the Preakness and handicapping angles, from Camp Alpha. 3 Minutes with Fearless Rick 5/20/2017

Blue Skies! North Carolina Earns Redemption, 6th National Championship
The game wasn't exactly a work of art, but North Carolina battled through to defeat Gonzaga, 71-66, giving the North Carolina Tar Heels their sixth national championship and third under head coach Roy Williams. College Basketball Daily 4/4/2017

Baseball's Back! Best Boys of Summer Every Day
After a two-year hiatus, Downtown Magazine is pleased to announce the return of the Baseball on Deck blog, featuring players of the day from both the American and National Leagues, special features, and extended coverage of the All-Star game, MLB playoffs and World Series. Batter up! Baseball on Deck 4/3/2017

Over the past three weeks, we've seen the field of 68 teams whittled down to just four remaining survivors. Of the four teams left, only North Carolina, the top seed from the South, has been to the Final Four since 1939, and they've been there multiple times. Their foe in one of Saturday's national semi-finals, Oregon, won it in '39. Gonzaga and South Carolina, who meet in the early game (6:09 pm ET) have never been to the Final Four. College Basketball Daily has been curning out informational posts the past week, leading up to the most important games of the season, keeping the hoops spirit jumping.
Final Four Stats
Final Four Key Players
East vs. West, South Carolina vs. Gonzaga
South vs. Midwest, North Carolina vs. Oregon
College Basketball Daily 3/30/2017

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
It's tourney time, and College Basketball Daily is the place to check out players of the day and the CBD Tournament Conference Scoreboard. Stay up-to-date and ahead of the game with updates from College Basketball Daily 3/14/2017

College Basketball Daily Players of the Day
Check into the best hoops action, featuring the college basketball player of the day on Downtown Magazine College Hoops Daily blog. College Basketball Daily 2/20/2017

NFL Super Bowl 51 (LI) - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
With just a few days before the most important game of the NFL season, it's time for Fearless Rick to bash his head against the wall and come up with the winner of the Super Bowl. This year's choice could not have been more difficult, as bopth the New England Patriots (AFC) and the Atlanta Falcons (NFC) are deserving entrants. See his commentary, picks and props for the big game. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 1/30/2017

NFL Playoff Picks: Conference Championships
It's down to just four teams in the race to Super Bowl LI as the Atlanta Falcons host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC and the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the New England Patriots for the AFC Conference Championship. Both games promise to be heavy on the offensive side of the ball with the victors advancing the the Super Bowl. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 1/18/2017

NFL Playoff Picks: Divisional Round
Four games on the slate for this weekend, starting with Seattle at Atlanta and Houston at New England on Saturday. Sunday's games are Pittsburgh at Kansas City and Green Bay at Dallas. The victors advance to next week's conference championships. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 1/11/2017

Clemson Tigers Claim National Championship
Avenging a 45-40 defeat in last season's national championship game, the Clemson Tigers scored with one second remaining to conquer Alabama's Crimson Tide, 35-31, claiming their first national championship in 35 years. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 1/10/2017

College Football National Championship
After Alabama defeated Washington, 24-7, and Clemson skunked Ohio State, 31-0, the teams that played for the national title last year return in a classic grudge match. Could this be Clemson's year or will the Tide roll Crimson yet again? Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 1/6/2017

NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend
The calendar says January, 2017, and that means NFL playoff action, featuring four games on wild card weekend. Saturday kicks off with the Raiders at Houston, followed by an NFC tilt matching the Lions at Seattle. Sunday's games are Miami at Pittsburgh and the Giants at Green Bay. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 1/5/2017

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