NCAA Bowl Week 4 Picks by Fearless Rick and the Coin
Happy New Year! Games on January 1 are solid, with #13 Alabama meeting #14 Michigan in the Outback Bowl; Citrus Bowl has #6 Oregon vs. #8 Wisconsin; #5 Georgia plays #7 Baylor in the Sugar. On Jan. 2, BC plays #21 Cincinnati in the Birmingham Bowl, and Indiana squares off against Tennessee in the Gator Bowl. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/31/2019

NCAA Bowl Week 3 Picks by Fearless Rick and the Coin
College Bowl Month carries on with the final nine games of 2019 On Monday, #9 Florida is favored over #24 Virginia in the Orange Bowl, the Redbox Bowl features Mississippi State vs. Louisville. Tuesday Virginia Tech meets Kentucky in the Belk Bowl, #23 Navy tackles Kansas State in the Liberty, #11 Utah plays Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Happy New Year!. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/29/2019

NCAA College Football Playoff SemiFinals Picks
It's down to the Final Four in college football as the #1 LSU Tigers meet the #4 Oklahoma Sooners, and the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes face the #3 Clemson Tigers. Fearless Rick and the Coin Flip have picks and analysis for college football's showcase games. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/26/2019

Week 17 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
Seedings and a couple of wild card spots are still up for grabs in the final week of the regular season. Games of import are Green Bay at Detroit, LA Chargers at Kansas City, Miami at New England, New Orleans at Carolina, Eagles at Giants, Steelers at Ravens, Titans at Texans, Redskins at Cowboys, Raiders at Broncos, and 49ers at Seahawks. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/26/2019

NCAA Bowl Week 2 Picks by Fearless Rick and the Coin
College Bowl Season rolls along with games of December 26-28. Some of the best action is likely to be at the following: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl, #22 USC vs. #19 Iowa in the Holiday Bowl, #15 Memphis vs. #13 Penn State in the Cotton Bowl Classic, and #14 Notre Dame vs. Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Lots to Like. HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/25/2019

NCAA Bowl Week 1 Picks by Fearless Rick and the Coin
With a record 40 bowl games this season, Week 1 kicks off with 10 games from Friday, December 19 through Tuesday, December 23. Notables include the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl with Utah State meeting Kent State, the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, Florida Atlantic vs. SMU, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl featuring UCF and Marshall, and the best of the bunch, the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl, pitting #19 Boise State against Washington from the PAC-12. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/19/2019

Week 16 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
Most of the playoff spots have been determined, but there are still meaningful games in the second-last week of the NFL season. Saturday's NFL Network triple header features Texans at Buccaneers, Bills at Patriots, and Rams at 49ers. On Sunday, The Saints visit the Titans, the Cowboys are at Philadelphia, Kansas City plays the Bears in Chicago. Monday night features an NFC North clash, with Green Bay at Minnesota. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/19/2019

NCAA Football Week 16 Pick by Fearless Rick and the Coin: Army vs. Navy
There's only one game this week, the annual meeting for the military academies, Army Vs. Navy, played at a nuetral location in Philadelphia. Army's Black Nights come in decided underdogs, finishing the regular season at 5-7. This is the end of the line for them, as they are not bowl eligible. Navy, which hasn't won since 2016, looks solid ranked #23 with a 9-2 record. Don't fret, college bowl season starts next week with a record 40 games on tap through mid-January.Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/12/2019

Week 15 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
Crunch time has arrived in the run to the playoffs. With just two weeks left after week 15 games, there are still six division titales and all wild card spots up for grabs. Crucial games include Bears at Packers, Texans at Titans, Eagles at Redskins, Rams at Cowboys, Bills at Steelers (Sunday night) and Monday's Colts at Saints match-up. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/11/2019

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK: Fearless Rick and the Coin Pick NCAA Week 15
Everything is on the line this week when conferences decide their champions. Kicking off Friday night with the PAC-12 Championship, #5 Utah faces #13 Oregon. On Saturday, the Big 12 is decided as #7 Baylor meets #6 Oklahoma. The AAC has #17 Memphis vs. #20 Cincinnati. #2 LSU faces #4 Georgia in the SEC, #2 Clemson meets #23 Virginia for the ACC title, and #1 Ohio State squares off against #8 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/5/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip's Week 14 NFL Picks
Three quarters of the season are complete and it's crunch time, with some teams positioning for the playoffs, others trying to stay in the race. Among the important games this weekend are Dallas at Chicago (Thursday), Baltimore at Buffalo, Denver at Houston, San Francisco at New Orleans, Washington at Green Bay, Kansas City at New England, and the Seahawks at Rams. Plenty of top-flight action. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/4/2019

Fearless Rick annd the Coin Pick NCAA Rivalry Week 14
16 big games on tap for college football's traditional rivalry week. Topping the list, #1 Ohio State is at #13 Michigan, #5 Alabama plays at #15 Auburn, #19 Cincinnati at #18 Memphis, #12 Wisconsin at #8 Minnesota, #23 Iowa State at Kansas State, Florida State at #11 Florida, and #7 Oklahoma at #21 Oklahoma State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/21/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip's Week 13 NFL Picks
After this week's games, only four weeks of the regular season will remain, so some teams wishing for the playoffs are close to must-win conditions. Among the more relevant games of the week are Thursday's trio of clashes: Bears at Lions, Bills at Cowboys, Saints at Falcons. Sunday brings more excitement with the huge 49ers at Ravens contest. The Titans are at Indianapolis, Raiders at Chiefs, Patriots at Texans. Monday's Vikings at Seattle game should be contentious. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/26/2019

Fearless Rick's & Coin Flip NCAA College Football Week 13 Picks
Looking at some large spreads and potential upsets in week 13, but the biggest game is the high noon match=up of #8 Penn State at #2 Ohio State. Western Carolina is at #5 Alabama, Illinois is at #17 Iowa, #16 Notre Dame hosts Boston College, #4 Georgia hosts Texas A&M,, Pitt plays at Virginia Tech, Texas at #14 Baylor, TCU at #9 Oklahoma, #7 Utah plays at Arizona.Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/21/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip's Week 12 NFL Picks
A couple of blockbuster games in week 12, with Green Bay visiting San Francisco on Sunday afternoon for dominance in the NFC, and the Cowboys heading up to New England in a battle of division leaders. Among other games with playoff inplications, the Eagles host the Seahawks Sunday night, Indianapolis plays at Houston on Thursday, and the Ravens travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams Monday night.Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/19/2019

Fearless Rick's & Coin Flip NCAA College Football Week 12 Picks
Fearless Rick was 8-5 in week 11, but the coin flip went an amazing 13-0, against odds of 8192:1. We flipped over that! In week 12, the top teams are in action with #1 LSU heading to Ole Miss, #3 Clemson hosting Wake Forest; #4 Georgia at #12 Auburn in a hard-nosed SEC clash. Down to #5, Alabama tries to keep pace at Mississippi State; #6 Oregon welcomes in Arizona, #7 Utah hosts UCLA, #9 Penn State hosts Indiana, #10 Oklahoma visits #12 Baylor in a Big 12 bash, and #23 Navy visits #16 Notre Dame. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/14/2019

Week 11 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
With Seattle's 27-24 OT win over the 49ers, there are now no NFL teams that haven't suffered at least one loss. San Francisco will try to get back on the winning track when they play Arizona Sunday afternoon. The other one-loss team, New England, is favored at Philadelphia, also a late game. Cleveland hosts Pissburgh on Thursday, and the Chiefs and Chargers square off in Mexico City Monday night. Other notable match-ups include Denver at Minnesota, Bears at Rams (Sunday night) and the blockbuster AFC contest with Houston visiting Baltimore.Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/12/2019

Fearless Rick's NCAA College Football Week 11 Picks
Plenty of conference action on the week 11 slate, though none bigger than in the SEC where #2 LSU visits #3 Alabama with national championship implications on the line. Other Satruday games feature #16 Kansas State at Texas, #4 Penn State at #17 Minnesota, #12 Baylor at TCU, #18 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin, #15 Notre Dame at Duke, and Iowa State at #9 Oklahoma. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/6/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip Week 10 NFL Picks
Squads are shaping up for playoff runs as the weather turns cooler and the competition heats up. Among the best games of week 10 are Thursday's AFC West contest with the Chargers visiting the Raiders. Sunday brings Atlanta at New Orleans, Detroit at Chicago, Kansas City at Tennessee, Carolina at Green Bay, and Minnesota at Dallas. Monday night features the undefeated 49ers hosting Seattle. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/6/2019

Fearless Rick's NCAA College Football Week 10 Picks
Four of the top five ranked teams are sitting this week out. LSU, Alabama, Ohio State and Penn State are taking a breather, while Clemson tackles Furman, which might as well be a bye week. Otherwise, there are some key games, starting with Thursday night as #12 Baylor hosts West Virginia and Georgia Southern plays at #20 Appalacian State. On Saturday, #14 Michigan is at Maryland, Virginia Tech plays at #16 Notre Dame, #8 Georgia and #6 Florida square off in Jacksonville, #9 Utah is at Washington, Ole Miss visits #11 Auburn, #15 SMU travels to #24 Memphis, and #7 Oregon heads to USC. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/31/2019

NFL Week 9 Game Picks from Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
Heading into week nine, there are two unbeaten teams - New England and San Francisco - and two winless ones - Miami and Cincinnati. While the Bengals get the week off, Miami has a chance against the one-win Jets, San Francisco plays at Arizona on Thursday night and the Ravens host the Patriots Sunday night. Other important games include Houston at Jacksonville, Vikings at Chiefs, Packers at Chargers, and Monday night's Cowboys at Giants NFC East contest. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/29/2019

Fearless College Football Week 9 Picks
All the top teams in action this week as #1 Alabama hosts Arkansas, #2 LSU takes on #9 Auburn, #3 Ohio State has a date with incoming #13 Wisconsin, Boston College plays at #4 Clemson, #5 Oklahoma visits Kansas State, #6 Penn State travels to Michigan State, #8 Notre Dame is at #19 Michigan, and #11 oregon hosts Washington State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/25/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip Pick NFL Week 8 Games
Having reached the mid-point of the NFL season, some observations: Green Bay, New England, and San Francisco are really good, the surprise being the 7-0 49ers. Buffalo, at 5-1, is also a pleasant find, but the Dolphins and Bengals, both winless, are thinking draft choices, while the 2-4 Browns are another disappointment. This week features some excellent choices, such as Arizona at New Orleans, where Drew Brees returns, the Eagles are at Buffalo, Seattle plays at Atlanta, Tennessee hosts Tampa Bay, Carolina is at San Francisco, and the Sunday night fiesta is Green Bay at Kansas City. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/23/2019

College Football Week 8 Fearless Rick and Coin Picks
Some important games for ranked teams this weekend include #17 Arizona State at #13 Utah, #16 Michigan State at #7 Penn State, #18 Baylor at Oklahoma State, Temple at #19 SMU, #3 Clemson at Louisville, West Virginia at #5 Oklahoma, #9 Florida at South Carolina, #2 LSU at Mississippi State, and #12 Oregon at #25 Washington. This could be the best week of collegiate action this season. Not to be missed, Friday night's #4 Ohio State at Northwestern Big Ten game. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/18/2019

Week 7 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick or Coin Flip
Fall football at its finest features a flurry of fantastic finds for week 7, including key games like Kansas City at Denver (Thursday), Houston at Indianapolis, Vikings at Lions, Raiders at Packers, Baltimore at Seattle, New Orleans at Chicago, Eagles at Dallas, and Monday's potential blockbuster, New England at the New York Jets. Fabulous! Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/17/2019

Fearless Rick and Coin Pick College Football Week 7
Top teams in action this week include #20 Virginia at Miami (FL), Colorado at #13 Oregon, SOuth Carolina at #3 Georgia, #6 Oklahoma vs #11 Texas, #1 Alabama at Texas A&M, Florida State at #2 Clemson, USC at #9 Notre Dame, #10 Penn State at #17 Iowa, #7 Florida at #5 LSU, and more. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/10/2019

Week 6 NFL Picks by Fearless Rick and Coin Flip
After what could be a tiresome Thursday Giants at Patriots game, Sunday offers more compelling action, including Carolina vs. Tampa Bay from London at 8:30 ET, Houston at Kansas City, New Orleans at Jacksonville, Philadelphia at Minnesota, Seattle at Cleveland, and San Francisco at the LA Rams. Monday's matchup is a NFC North clash as Detroit visits Green Bay. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/9/2019

Week 6 College Football Picks from Fearless Rick
Lots of conference action in week six, highlighted by the SEC as #7 Auburn travels to Florida to meet the #10 Gators in a battle of unbeatens. Also on tap, #18 UCF visits Cincinnati Friday night. Saturday's key games include #6 Oklahoma at Kansas, #14 Iowa at #19 Michigan in the Big Ten, #11 Texas is at West Virginia, Air Force at Navy, #25 Michigan State at #4 Ohio State, Pitt at Duke, Cal at #13 Oregon, Tulsa at #24 SMU. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/4/2019

All Games for Week 5 NFL Picks
With a quarter of the season in the books, week five brings a slew of big games, including the Rams at Seahawks (Thursday), Baltimore at Pittsburgh, Buffalo at Tennessee, Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Green Bay at Dallas, and Monday night, Cleveland at San Francisco. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/3/2019

Fearless Rick's Week 5 College Football Picks
There could be some blowouts in conference games this weekend as top teams tackle well-known foes. Some of these are Texas Tech at #6 Oklahoma, #5 Ohio State at Nebraska, Northwestern at #8 Wisconsin, and #1 Clemson at North Carolina. For those who like their football more competitive, Duke is at Virginia Tech, #12 Penn State visits Maryland, #10 Notre Dame hosts #18 Virginia, Wake Forest is at Boston College, and #21 USC plays at #17 Washington. Plenty for everybody. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/27/2019

Fearless Rick's Free Week 4 NFL Picks
The last week in September brings us week four of the NFL with a nice slate of games, including Thursday's Eagles at Packers clash. Sunday offers up Cleveland at Baltimore, New England at Buffalo, Tampa Bay at the LA Rams, Minnesota at Chicago, Dallas at New Orleans, and Monday night's Cincinnati at Pittsburgh NFC North game. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/24/2019

Fearless Rick's Week 4 NCAA Football Picks
The top game in week four is #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia, but there's plenty more to like as Oklahoma State visits #12 Texas, #15 UCF plays at Pittsburgh, #8 Auburn is at #17 Texas A&M, #13 Wisconsin hosts #11 Michigan, and USC gets a visit from #10 Utah. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/20/2019

Fearless Rick's NFL Picks for Week 3
After two games, some facts: The Ravens, Chiefs, and Patriots are very good. The Dolhins and Jets have serious deficiencies. Also, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees are out, and Eli Manning has been benched. What's ahead are games like Tennessee at Jacksonville Thursday. On Sunday, Baltimore at Kansas City, Denver at Green Bay, the Jets at Patriots, Oakland at Minnesota, the Saints at Seahawks, Pittsbugh at San Francisco, and the Rams at Browns are key games. Monday's Chicago at Washington tilt may be over early. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/18/2019

Week 3 NCAA Football Picks from Fearless Rick
This is traditionally the final week of non-conference games for most teams, with some good match-ups featured, and a few blowout possibilities for top teams. Best games appear to be North Carolina at Wake Forest, and #20 Washington State at Houston (both Friday night), #6 Ohio State at Indiana, #2 Alabama at South Carolina, Stanford at #17 UCF, Arizona State at #18 Michigan State, #9 Florida at Kentucky, and #5 Oklahoma at UCLA. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/12/2019

NFL Fearless Rick's Week 2 NFL Picks
With one game in the books, some obvious observations: The Patriots are very good, as is Baltimore, and the NFC is going to be a scramble in each division. Week 2 games of note include Dallas at Washington, the Colts at Tennessee, Minnesota at Green Bay, Kansas City at Oakland, New Orleans at the LA Rams, and Monday night's Cleveland at NY Jets special. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/11/2019

Week 2 NCAA Football Picks, Analysis
With week one in the books, college football gets into full swing with some results to be tsted. Key games for week two include Army at #7 Michigan, Cincinnati at #5 Ohio State, and blockbusters, #12 Texas A&M at #1 Clemson, and #6 LSU at #9 Texas. In the PAC-12, Stanford plays at USC. Plenty to like. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/5/2019

NFL Season Begins: Week One Fearless Rick's Picks
The long-awaited regular season is upon us, with the Packers and Bears kicking off on Thursday in Chicago. Sunday's football fest features Atlanta at Minnesota, Kansas City at Jacksonville, the NY Giants at Dallas, and Pittsburgh at New England in the night game. Moday offers two games: Houston at New Orleans, and Denver at Oakland.. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/3/2019

Week Four NFL Preseason Picks
Backups galore in week four, but plenty of interest in the Colts-Bengals game after the sudden, unexpected retirement of Indy QB Andrew Luck. Also of note, the Vikings at the Bills, both teams undefeated, Pittsburgh at Carolina, where the Steelers have a backup toss-up, and, a similar unbeaten meeting between the Giants and New England. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/28/2019

Back to School: College Football Opens
While it might seem to still be summer in most parts of the country (it is), college football opens this weekend with a couple of games that should interest fans of collegiate sports. The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes renew a long-lost rivalry when they meet in Orlando Saturday night, followed by Arizona visiting the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and a full slate of games Thursday through the Labor Day weekend. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/22/2019

Fearless NFL Preseason Week Three Picks
Getting closer to show time, week three games will feature longer stints by starters, with most quarterbacks playing at least the first half, many into the third quarter. Key match-ups include Carolina at New England, Green Bay vs. Oakland, 2-0 Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Houston at Dallas, Saturday's 49ers at Kansas City tilt, and a Sunday night meeting of Pittsburgh at Tennessee. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/21/2019

NFL Preseason Week Two Picks
Rick and the coin had solid week one results, and week two offers a full slate with some interesting games, such as Packers at Ravens, Raiders at Cardinals, Bears at Giants, Patriots at Titans, Seahawks at Vikings, and Monday night's 49ers at Broncos. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/14/2019

NFL Preseason Week One Fearless Predictions
Full slate of games as preseason gets into full swing. The most intriguing match-ups for fans of exhibition football are Texans at Packers, Vikings at Saints, Cowboys at 49ers, Redskins at Browns, and Patriots at Lions. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/7/2019

NFL Hall of Fame Game Pick
Football's back and so is Fearless Rick and the coin flip predictors. The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons open the preseason schedule in Canton Ohio on NBC. Matt Ryan leads the Falcons while Joe Flacco gets a new life as the starting QB for Denver. Start the season right with expert analysis and picking prowess. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/1/2019

Belmont Stakes Picks June 8, 2019
Analysis of the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes by Fearless Rick. Preakness winner, War of Will, faces a stiff test from Tacitus and eight others at a mile-and-a-half on the Belmont Park oval. Post time is 6:37, Saturday, June 8. Downtown Magazine, 6/7/2019

Preakness Picks May 18, 2019
Fearless Rick's pick to win the 2019 Preakness is #12 Anothertwistafate, ridden by Jose Ortiz. The play is $5 Win and Place on #12, with a $1 Five-Horse Exacta Box 1-2-4-5-12. The entire wager is $30. The link above goes to the video of the picks. Good luck. Downtown Magazine, 5/18/2019

Silver Testing $14 Again; How Low Can It Go?
Since Fearless Rick burned out three months ago, he quit his part-time job, got sick, recovered, and is juiced to start up Money Daily once again, this time, with less emphasis on stocks and a lighter writing style. Find out what the Fearless One thinks about where silver goes from here and why it may soon be a buying opportunity. Money Daily, 4/11/2019

New Mostly Magazines Store Now Open
Years in the making, Downtown Magazine has begun populating its Mostly Magazines online store with selections for everyone, from serious collectors to casual browsers. Registered users will have the ability to post their own ads in a wide variety of categories. Please be patient as we add new titles, magazines, and storage products while updating the Terms of Use. Mostly Magazines, 2/7/2019

Fearless Rick's Super Bowl 53 Pick
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick lead the New England Patriots in their quest for a sixth NFL championship as they meet the Jared Goff and Sean McVay of the Los Angles Rams in Super Bowl 53. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 1/29/2019
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Fearless Rick's NFL Conference Championship Picks
It's age and experience up against youth and emotion, as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots travel to Kansas City for the AFC Championship against Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs, and the LA Rams send Jared Goff into the New Orleans Superdome to meet Drew Brees and the Saints in the NFC. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 1/17/2019

Fearless Rick's NFL Divisional Round Playoff Picks
Four solid games on tap for this weekend, beginning Saturday with the Colts at Kansas City, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at Los ANgeles Rams. Sunday's games have the LA Chargers visiting the New England Patriots. The weekend wraps up with the late game, the reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, the #1 seed in the NFC. Planty to like. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 1/9/2019

Fearless Rick's NFL Wild Card Playoff Picks
The playoffs begin on Saturday, with the Colts at Texans, followed by Seattle at Dallas. On Sunday, Wild Card Weekend concludes as the LA Chargers travel cross-country to face the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Chicago Bears. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 1/3/2019

NCAA National Championship
#1 Alabama vs. #2 Clemson

The Clemson Tigers and Alabamas Crimson Tide vie for the top spot in college football on Monday, January 7. The two teams have been ranked #1 and #2 all season, so there's no controvery this season as Alabama seeks its sixth championship under head coach Nick Saban. Clemson looks to repeat the performance that won the title over Alabama two years ago.
Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 1/3/2019

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 17 Picks
Fearless has spared us the drudgery of pointing out all of the various scenarios in the final week of the NFL regular season and just given he key points and picks. The games that matter are the Jets at Patriots, Jaguars at Houston, Cardinals at Seahawks, Bears at Vikings, Bengals at Steelers, Browns at Ravens, Chargers at Broncos, Raiders at Chiefs, Eagles at Redskins, 49ers at Rams, and Colts at Titans. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/27/2018

National Championship Semi-Finals
Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Clemson

The Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish Square off in the first of two national semi-final games. Both teams enter the contest with undefeated records (Clemson: 13-0; Notre Dame: 12-0).

Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
The Crimson Tide enters with a #1 national ranking, against one-loss #4 Oklahoma and their high-scoring offense. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/27/2018

NCAA College Football Bowl Week 3 Picks
Big Time Bowl Games From the Independence to the Sugar, there are 20 bowl games, from Thursday, December 27 through Tuesday, Janaury 1, and that number doesn't even include the National Championship Semi-Finals (we'll be picking them tomorrow). Among the better games are the Pinstripe Bowl (Miami vs. Wisconsin), Music City Bowl (Auburn vs. Purdue), Alamo Bowl (#24 Iowa State vs. #13 Washington State), Peach Bowl (#10 Florida vs. #7 Michigan), Holiday Bowl (#22 Northwestern vs. #17 Utah), Citrus Bowl (#14 Kentucky vs. #12 Penn State), Fiesta Bowl (#11 LSU vs. #8 UCF), Rose Bowl (#9 Washington vs. #6 Ohio State), and the Sugar Bowl (#15 Texas vs. #5 Georgia) Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/25/2018

NCAA College Football Bowl Week 2 Picks
Bowl Season Rolls On! Ten Bowl games from December 20 to the 26th, highlighted by Saturday's Armed Forces Bowl between Houston and Army. Other games include the Gasparilla Bowl (Marshall vs. South Florida), the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (western Michigan vs. BYU), the Birmingham Bowl (Memphis vs. Wake Forest), the Dollar General Bowl (Buffalo vs. Troy), and the ever-popular Cheez-It Bowl, pitting the California Golden Bears against the Horned Frogs of TCU Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/20/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 16 Picks
WIth just five of the 12 playoff spots already clinched, there's plenty to play for in week 16 for a handful of contending teams. Among the best games of the weekend are the Redskins at Titans, Ravens at Chargers, Texans at Eagles, Steelers at Saints, and the Chiefs at Seahawks. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/18/2018

NCAA College Football Bowl Week 1 Picks
It's Bowl Season Never too early to start making picks on the smorgasbord of bowl games. Bowl season starts with Saturday's Autonation Cure Bowl, pitting Tulane against Louisiana-Lafayette. Following, later in the day, Arizona State tackles #21 Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl, and Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State completes the lineup at 9:00 pm. Tuesday is the Cheribund Boca Raton Bowl (really), as UAB takes on Northn Illinois. Wednesday offers the CXL Frisco Bowl, with San Diego State vs. Ohio. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/13/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 15 Picks
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Saints and Rams have already clinched division titles, but the rest of the league is either fighting for playoff spots or planning winter vacations. Key games this weekend include Thursday night's LA Chargers at Kansas City, Saturday's Houston at the Jets, Sunday's Dallas at Indianapolis, Green Bay at Chicago, Miami at Minnesota, New England at Pittsburgh, the Eagles at Rams. Monday's game is New Orleans at Carolina. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/12/2018

NCAA College Football Week 15 Picks
ARMY-NAVY The annual clash between the service academies is the only game in town this college football week prior to Bowl Season. Army won last year's game by a point. Analysis for this year's contest. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/6/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 14 Picks
Three quarters of the season are done and in the books, so, just like the game, the fourth quarter will determine the ultimate survivors and playoff contenders. This week's key games include the Ravens at Chiefs, Colts at Texans, Eagles at Cowboys, Rams at Bears, and Monday's Vikings at Seahawks contest, with both teams looking for a wild card. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 12/5/2018

NCAA College Football Week 14 Picks
CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK! Seedings for the national title are at stake, along with a number of conference championships with heavyweights goinghead to head. On Friday night, it's the MAC, as Northern Illinois tackles Buffalo, and the PAC-12, with #17 Utah meeting #11 Washington. Saturday's games include the Big 12, as #14 Texas plays #5 Oklahoma; the AAC, where #8 UCF tried to extend the nation's longest winning streak against Memphis; the SEC title is on the line as #1 Alabama squares off against #4 Georgia. The Mountain West champ will be determined when #25 Fresno State and #22 Boise State clash. #2 Clemson is heavily faored over Pitt in the ACC, as is #6 Ohio State against #21 Northwestrn in the Big Ten. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/28/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 13 Picks
The weekend begins with a huge fame in Dallas, as the Cowboys look to slow down the Saints. On Sunday, some of the better games include Cleveland at Houston, Denver at Cincinnati, Minnesota at New England, and the Chargers at Pittsburgh. Monday night's Washington at Philadelphia clash should help determine the NFC East leader. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/27/2018

NCAA College Football Week 13 Picks
Thanksgiving would not be complete without a healthy helping of college football's best rivalries, including the Big Ten's Big One, #4 Michigan at #10 Ohio State. Other outstanding games include #11 UCF at South Florida, #6 Oklahoma at #9 West Virginia, #18 Washington at #8 Washington State, Georgia Tech at #5 Georgia, Auburn at #1 Alabama, #3 Notre Dame at USC, and #23 Utah State at #25 Boise State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/21/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 12 Picks
Important games this holiday weekend include all three of the Thanksgiving Day contests, as Chicago plays at Detroit, Dallas hosts Washington, and the Falcons try to slow down the Saints in New Orleans. Sunday has some clunkers, but Seattle at Carolina, Miami at Indianapolis, Pittsburgh at Denver, and Green Bay at Minnesota all merit a look. n Monday night, the Texans try to extend their winning streak of seven games as they host the Titans. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/20/2018

NCAA College Football Week 12 Picks
The weekend prior to Thanksgiving offers a healthy number of Top 25 games that look like blowout material, such as #25 Boise State at New Mexico, #10 Ohio State at Maryland, and Oregon State at #18 Washington, but there are quality match-ups glaore, including #9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, #24 Cincinnati at #11 UCF, #16 Iowa State at #15 Texas, and #12 Syracuse vs. #3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium. Lots to like. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/15/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 11 Picks
We've gotten to the serious part of the season and there are some games which may help sort out playoff conteneters from mere pretenders. Among the top games are Thursday's Packers at Saehawks clash, and Sunday's contests such as the Cowboys at Falcons, Texans at Redskins, Titans at Colts, Eagles at Saints (Sunday night), and Monday's Vikings at Bears game, which will determine the leader in the NFC North. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/14/2018

NCAA College Football Week 11 Picks
Conference games dominate the Week 11 schedule, with most of the top teams in action. Many of the contests look like blowouts, such as Louisville at Syracuse Friday night, and Saturday games, #24 Mississippi State at #1 Alabama, #24 Auburn at #5 Georgia, #7 LSU at Arkansas, and #2 Clemson at #17 Boston College. More competitive games include TCU at #9 west Virginia, #10 Ohio State at #18 Michigan State, Northwestern at #21 Iowa. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/7/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 10 Picks
With the season past the midway point, some teams are looking towards the playoffs while others are thinking about the draft and next year. Among the former, key games this week include Thursday night's Carolina at Pittsburgh clash, Sunday's games, Detroit at Chicago, Jacksonville at Indianapolis, New England at Tennessee, New Orleans at Cincinnati, Seattle at the Rams, and Dallas at Washington. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 11/6/2018

NCAA College Football Week 10 Picks
Blockbuster SEC meeting between #1 Alabama and #3 LSU highlights week 10, but other games are highly appealing as well. Temple tries to break #12 UCF's 20-game winning streak on Thursday night. Saturday games include #6 Georgia at #9 Kentucky, #13 West Virginia at #17 Texas, #14 Penn State at #5 Michigan, #7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, and Cal at #8 Washington State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/31/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 9 Picks
Sunday's late games are packed with potential action. Houston is at Denver, the Chargers are at Seattle, but the momentum builds as the undefeated Rams visit Drew Brees and the Saints at 4:25 pm ET. Sunday night's game is a blockbuster, as the Packers travel to New England. Early contests include Pittsburgh at Baltimore and Atlanta at Washington. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/30/2018

NCAA College Football Week 9 Picks
Conference races are getting serious as the calendar turns to the last week of October. Among the top teams, #2 Clemson is a huge favorite at Florida State, #3 Notre Dame takes on Navy, #6 Texas travels to Oklahoma State, and, in the biggest game of the weekend, SEC heavyweights slug it out as #7 Georgia hosts #9 Florida. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/24/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 8 Picks
Nearing the midpoint of the NFL season, only the LA Rams are unbeaten, their string of seven straight wins on the line whan Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visit late Sunday afternoon. Other games of note include the Eagles vs. Jaguars from London at 9:30 am ET, Ravens at Panthers, Browns at Steelers, Broncos at Chiefs, Seahawks at Lions, New Orleans at Minnesota (Sunday night), and Monday night's walkover for the Patriots at Buffalo. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/23/2018

NCAA College Football Week 8 Picks
Some intriguing games populate the week eight schedule, starting at noon on Saturday when #6 Michigan visits #24 Michigan State and #9 Oklahoma plays at TCU. Later in the day, #16 NC State plays at Clemson, #22 Mississippi State is at #6 LSU, #2 Ohio State plays at Purdue, and #12 Oregon is at #25 Washington State. There's plenty to chew on in week eight and some upsets are sure to occur. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/17/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 7 Picks
There remains just one team without a loss in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams are 6-0 and will be heading up the coast to San Francisco, where they are heavily favored over the 49ers. Other notable games this week include the Panthers at Eagles, Lions at Dolphins, Texans at Jaguars, Patriots at Bears, and the Cowboys at Redskins. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/16/2018

NCAA College Football Week 7 Picks
More conference meetings in week 7 feature Texas Tech at TCU on Thursday night, South Florida at Tulsa and Arizona at Utah, Friday. Saturday's top games include Minnesota at #3 Ohio State, #2 Georgia at #13 LSU, #7 Washington at #17 Oregon, Missouri at #1 Alabama, and a key Big Ten meeting with #15 Wisconsin visiting #12 Michigan. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/4/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 6 Picks
The biggest game of the week comes on Sunday night, as the unbeaten Chiefs head East to face the Patriots. Earlier in the day, the Panthers at Redskins, Bears at Miami, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Rams at Denver, and Jacksonville at Dallas are enticing prospects. Monday night's San Francisco at Green Bay match-up rounds out the weekend in pro football. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/9/2018

NCAA College Football Week 6 Picks
Conference games dominate week six and there are some important meeting on the weekend schedule, including #19 Texas at #7 Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout, #5 LSU at #22 Florida, Arizona State at #21 Colorado, and Vanderbilt at #2 Georgia. Prime time Saturday night games feature #10 Washington at winless UCLA, and #6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/4/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 5 Picks
Arizona is the only team without a win (0-4), but they've got a chance against the 49ers in San Francisco Sunday. The two undefeated teams - Kansas City and the LA Rams - have tough match-ups as the Chiefs host the Jaguars and the Rams are at Seattle. The big game of the week is last year's NFC championship re-boot, Minnesota at Philadelphia. Other big games include Thursday night's Denver at New England contest. On Sunday, the Falcons are at the Steelers, Baltimore is at Cleveland, and the Packers visit Detroit. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 10/2/2018

NCAA College Football Week 5 Picks
At 40-19, Fearless Rick has been absoutely killing it in college football this season. This week, 17 games are featured, including the Big One, #4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State. There's another big game in Suth Bend Saturday night, as #8 Notre Dame hosts #7 Stanford. Other hot rivalries include #19 Oregon at #24 California, #20 BYU at #11 Washington, Virginia Tech at #22 Duke, South Carolina at #17 Kentucky, and #12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech. Wow! What a weekend for college grid fans! Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/26/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 4 Picks
Only three teams remain unbeaten entering Week 4 - Miami, Kansas City, and the LA Rams. Each of them face stiff opposition as the Rams host Minnesota on Thursday night, and on Sunday, the Dolphins visit the Patriots. On Monday night, Kansas City travels to Denver to meet up with AFC West rival Broncos. Other key games include Philadelphia at Tennessee, the Saints at Giants, Ravens at Steelers, and the Lions at Cowboys. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/25/2018

NCAA College Football Week 4 Picks
Plenty of conference clashes this week in a bonanza of college grid action. Top matches include Penn State at Illinois, Georgia at Missouri, Nebraska at Michigan, #22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama, #3 Clemson at Georgia Tech, TCU at Texas, Mississippi State at Kentucky, and #7 Stanford at #20 Oregon. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/19/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 3 Picks
Now it starts getting serious, especially for teams that have taken losses in the first two weeks of the season because statistics show the path to the playoffs is very tough for teams which start out 0-2. Those two-loss teams are the Bills, Texans, Giants, Lions, Seahawks, and Cardinals. 2-0 teams are the Dolphins, Chiefs, Broncos, Bengals, Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Rams. Games of particular interest this weekend include Cincinnati at Carolina, Denver at Baltimore, Indianapolis at Philadelphia, the 49ers at Kansas City, Tennessee at Jacksonville, and Monday night's Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay clash. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/18/2018

College Football Week 3 Picks
Week three in the collegiate ranks offers some key conference meetings and a number of quality non-conference games. The leading games for the weekend are Florida State at Syracuse, #17 Boise State at #24 Oklahoma State, #12 LSU at #7 Auburn, #4 Ohio State at #15 TCU. Top-ranked Alabama crosses the border to face Ole Miss and Washington shouuld have its hands full at Utah. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/13/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 2 Picks
With week one in the books, teams are looking either for a second straight winning effort or to fix what went wrong on opening weekend. Top games this week include Thursday night's Ravens at Bengals AFC North tilt, and Sunday games, Carolina at Atlanta, Kansas City at Pittsburgh, Vikings at Packers, Patriots at Jaguars, and Raiders at Broncos. Monday night's Seahawks-Bears clash ought to be a bruising effort. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/12/2018

College Football Week 2 Picks
Top games for the upcoming weekend include Friday night's TCU at SMU all-Texas matchup, followed on Saturday with #18 Mississippi State at Kansas State, #3 Georgia at #24 south Carolina, Rutgers at #4 Ohio State, #2 Clemson at Texas A&M, #10 Penn State at Pitt, #17 USC at #10 Stanford, and #15 Michigan State at Arizona State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/5/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 1 Picks
The NFL regular season is here at last, with key games coast-to-coast. Thursday night's matchup is Atlanta at Philadelphia. Sunday has Houston at New England, Pittsburgh at Cleveland, the 49ers at Minnesota, Dallas at Carolina, Washington at Arizona, and the Bears at Packers in the nightcap. Monday's double-header has the NY Jets at Detroit and the LA Rams at Oakland. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 9/4/2018

College Football Kick-Off Weekend
The pros don't start for another week, but in college, it's back to school and back to the gridiron. Some key meetings in week one include Northwestern at Purdue, San Diego State at Stanford, Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma, #6 Washington vs. #9 Auburn, #14 Michigan at #12 Notre Dame, #8 Miami vs. #25 LSU, #20 Virginia Tech at #19 Florida State. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/29/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Preseason Week 4 Picks
The final tuneup for NFL teams offers a glimpse into which teams are prepared for the regular season and which still have unanswered questions. Top games are the Patriots at NY Giants, Jets at Eagles, Carolina at Pittsburgh, Rams at Saints, Denver at Arizona, and the Raiders at Seattle. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/29/2018

S&P 500 Sets Record As Longest Bull Market
With average gains of more than 25% for the past 9 1/2 years, the S&P 500 put the financial crisis of 2008-09 in the rear view mirror and became the longest bull market in US history. Nearing the end of the run, however, was the Dow Theory indicator of a primary trend change from bull to bear commencing from February through April of this year. Now, even that short bear market may be nearing an end. Money Daily, 8/22/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Preseason Week 3 Picks
Week 3 is normally the time the starters will play through the first half, meaning that the games generally show which teams are ready and which ones are still searching and looking to fill positions. Top games include Houston at the LA Rams, New England at Carolina, Green Bay at Oakland, Atlanta at Jacksonville, and Arizona at Dallas. Fearless Rick provides analysis, coin flip pick, and predictions for every game. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/21/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Preseason Week 2 Picks
After an eventful first week of preseason play, week two brings games of interest such as the Eagles at Patriots, Steelers at Packers, Jaguars at Vikings, and Monday's Ravens at Colts AFC match-up. Complete picks, analysis, coin flip, and predictions for every game. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/14/2018

Fearless Rick's NFL Preseason Week 1 Picks
A full slate of games is on tap for the first preseason weekend of the NFL. Games of interest include New Orleans at Jacksonville, Washington at New England, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Tennessee at Green Bay, Dallas at San Francisco, and Minnesota at Denver. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/8/2018

It's NFL Football Season
The long wait is over. There will be live football on Thursday, August 2, when the Bears and Raven hit the field for the annual Hall of Fame game. Fearless Rick and his faithful coin flip offers insight and game pick. Fearless Rick's Pro and College Football Picks, 8/1/2018

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