Week 10 NCAA College Football Picks
An amazing smorgasbord of 18 college gems under the microscope this weekend, starting with Middle Tennessee at Arkansas St. on Tuesday night, and proceeding through games all week with huge matchups in almost every conference. Key games include Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, Maryland at Miami, Baylor at OKlahoma St., Arizona at Stanford and Alabama at LSU. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/2/2010

NCAA College Football Week 9 Rankings
Michigan State and Missouri are rudely dismissed from the #5 anf #6 spots by conference foes. Boise St., TCU, Oregon and Auburn retain their 1-4 positions with convincing wins; Baylor makes its case, NC State re-appears and UCF represents for Conference-USA. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 11/1/2010

NFL Pro Football Week 8 Picks
Will there be tricks or treats in store when the Packers visit the Jets in New York and can the Colts scare up a home win over Houston on Monday night? The details may be ghoulish, but key games will occur on Halloween with the Chiefs hosting the Bills, Tennessee at San Diego and in the night game, Pittsburgh visit a depleted New Orleans. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/27/2010

WORLD SERIES: Giants vs. Rangers
The Fall Classic gets underway Wednesday night. Follow all the action with preview, game capsules and Players of the Day at Baseball on Deck, 10/26/2010

NCAA College Football Week 9 Picks
Highlighting a torrid weekend of college football is the Missouri at Nebraska game, where the Tigers will try to keep their perfect record intact. Other intriguing match-ups include Florida State at NC State on Thursday night; Florida and Georgia get together for the world's biggest cocktail party; Auburn visits Mississippi, Air Force hosts Utah and the Oregon Ducks have a date with the Trojans of USC. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/26/2010

NCAA Week 8 Rankings: Top Five Intact
Downtown Magazine's Top 25 includes a top five unchanged from last week, so why can't the BCS be as consistent? Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 10/25/2010

NFL Week 7 Pro Football Picks
Just in case you haven't noticed, the only team seeming to have gotten their act together is the Jets, winners of five straight, but they're off this week. Sunday's games include some questionable prospects, like the Eagles at Titans, Begnals at Falcons, Redskins at Bears, Steelers at Dolphins. The Sunday night - Vikings at Packers - and Monday night - Giants at Cowboys - look like the best of the bunch. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/20/2010

NCAA College Football Week 8 Picks
Any number of huge games, starting with UCLA at Oregon Thursday night, but Saturday's slate of Wisconsin at Iowa, Nebraska at Oklahoma State, LSU at Auburn and Oklahoma at Missouri is exceptional as five of those eight teams have yet to taste defeat and the other three have just one loss. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/19/2010

NCAA Week 7 Rankings: Ohio State Falls; BCS to the Rescue
Following Alabama down the defeated list were Ohio State, Nebraska and Nevada leaving just 10 unbeaten teams in college football and the BCS scratching for a new #1. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 10/18/2010

Week 6 NFL Pro Football Picks
Questions abound around the league. How will the Patriots respond to the departure of Randy Moss when the Ravens come calling? Will Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb be behind center when Philly hosts Atlanta? Can Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers outscore the visiting Browns by 14 points? How good are the Jets, and will commissioner Goodell meet Brett Favre at his office or will he just text him? Get some clues at Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/13/2010

NCAA Week 7 College Football Picks
In the aftermath of South Carolina's win over #1 Alabama, the college football scene became more contentious and interesting, with a phalanx of teams scrimmaging for position both in their conferences and in the national picture. Key games include Iowa at Michigan, Ohio State at Wisconsin, Texas at Nebraska and the big Arkansas at Auburn fete. Enjoy. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/12/2010

NCAA Week 6 Rankings: SOuth Carolina upsets Alabama
Just like that, Alabama becomes just another team chasing the dream after being thumped by the Gamecocks, 35-21. Now that the college football season is beginning to get really interesting, we present the "Obvious Five" in our rankings and related notes. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 10/11/2010

Halladay, Lee, Teixeira Lead Playoff Wins
Baseball's playoffs got off to a thrilling beginning as Roy Halladay spun the first post-season no-hitter in 54 years, blanking the Reds, 4-0. The Rangers' Cliff Lee was the master of the Rays and Mark Teixeira led the Yankees back to beat the Twins. Baseball on Deck, 10/6/2010

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 5
Kansas City attempts to remain the only unbeaten team in the league when they travel to face the Colts on Sunday, as the Packers travel to Washington and the Eagles head West to play the 49ers. Other key games are the Sunday nighter at Dallas, hosting the Titans and Monday night's highly-anticiapted clash between Minnesota and the Jets in New Jersey. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/6/2010

NCAA Week 6 College Football Picks
Alabama at South Carolina highlights this week's college football action, with the Gamecocks attempting to slow the Crimson Tide's roll to another national championship. Other key games include Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, LSU at Florida, Michagan state at Michigan in a battle of undefeated teams, USC at Standford and Florida state at Miami, among others. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/5/2010

NCAA College Football Week 5 Rankings
The big surprise is finding not one, but two teams from Michigan in the Top 10, along with Ohio State, as the Big Ten is proving to be a more solid conference than anyone had thought. Alabama unshockingly dumped Florida to remain #1 and Boise State and TCU rolled over their weak conference foes. Oregon stamped its name into the national championship argument with a convincing victory over Stanford. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 10/4/2010

Should American Homeowners Stop Paying Mortgages?
In light of the ongoing mortgage-foreclosure malaise and new developments indicating even more massive fraud on the part of the banks in the process, homeowners are asking questions about who really owns their property and whether paying a mortgage even makes sense any more. Money Daily, 9/28/2010

Week 4 NFL Pro Football Picks
Some questions which will find answers as we wade through the fist quarter of the NFL season: Will the 49ers find a way to win or leave Atlanta 0-4? Can the Steelers actually win their first four games without QB Ben Roethlisberger when they host the Ravens? How badly will the Saints beat the Panthers? Can Sam Bradford lead the Rams to another win when the Seahawks come calling? Can the Bears stay unbeaten as they travel to play the Giants? All of these questions and more answered in Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/29/2010

NCAA Week 5 College Football Picks
Conference action gets serious now, with Texas and Oklahoma squaring off in the Big 12, Virginia Tech visiting unbeaten NC State in the ACC, Florida heading to Alabama in the SEC and Oregon hosting the Cardinal of Stanford in the best game of the week. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/28/2010

NCAA College Football Week 4 Rankings
Alabama rolled into Little Rock and rolled out still number 1, following a contentious, 24-20 win over Arkansas. Boise state and TCU kept winning, putting more pressure on the BCS. Ohio State rolled, but Texas was humiliated at home by UCLA, dropping the Longhorns well down the rankings. North Carolina State and Nevada show surprising strengths. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 9/27/2010

Week 3 NFL Pro Football Picks
There are two games featuring unbeaten teams on both sides of the ball this week, including the surprising Steelers at the equally surprising Buccaneers and Monday night's Green Bay at Chicago clash. Also looking to stay undefeated are the Texans, hosting the Cowboys; the Saints, hosting the Falcons; and the Dolphins, who welcome the Jets to South Beach on Sunday night. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/22/2010

NCAA Week 4 College Football Picks
#1 Alabama takes center stage this week as the Crimson Tide defends its national championship at Arkansas in a key SEC game. Boise State will test its mettle when game-tested Oregon State comes calling. Other key contests include UCLA at Texas, West Virginia at LSU, South Carolina at Auburn, Stanford at Notre Dame and oregon at Arizona State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/21/2010

Week 3 Rankings for NCAA College Football
Oregon and Nebraska make significant national championship noises, but the Crimson Tide continues to roll at #1. Surprises at the lower end of the Top 25 include Michigan State, Arizona, North Carolina State and Nevada, becoming the third WAC team to reach the rankings. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 9/20/2010

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 2 Picks
Will Vick click against the Lions in Detroit? Can the Cowboys erase defeat at a Bear's expense? Will San Diego recover or recline with Jaguars in the house? And, does it matter at all whether Eli is better than Peyton or vice versa? It might be a team thing, after all. Get up to speed on all of this week's action with Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/15/2010

Week 3 NCAA College Football Picks
Even though it's early in the season, there are some key cross-conference games of note this weekend, starting off with Cincinnati at NC State Thursday night, then Kansas at Southern Miss. on Friday. Saturday's action includes some choice treats: Georgia Tech at North Carolina, Arkansas at Georgia, East Carolina at Virginia Tech, Arizona St. at Wisconsin, Texas at Texas Tech, Nebraska at Washington and many more. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/14/2010

NCAA College Football Week 2 Rankings
Penn State proved to be no match for Alabama, and Ohio State, Oklahoma and South Carolina each recorded big wins over quality opponents. Virginia Tech fell to James Madison, making our choice of not including them anywhere in our rankings seem genius, though #5 West Virginia barely escaped at Marshall. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 9/13/2010

Fearless Rick's NFL Week 1 Picks
Yes, summer is coming ot an end and the NFL kicks off another season. Key games in this opening weekend include a rematch of the NFC Championship, pitting the Minnesota Vikings against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Thursday night. Sunday offerings include Cincinnati at New England, Atlanta at Pittsburgh, the Colts visiting Houston and Dallas at Washigton. Monday night concludes with the Ravens at the Jets and the Chiefs hosting the Chargers. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/8/2010

NCAA College Football Picks - Week 2
Starting off the season with an 11-6-1 ATS record, what can fearless Rick do for an encore? Find out who's for real and which teams are a steal in this week's action featuring Penn State at Alabama, Michigan at Notre Dame, BYU at Air Force, Georgia at South Carolina, Florida State at Oklahoma and other key games. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/7/2010

What a Weekend for College Football
Labor Day weekend was a love-fest for the best in collegiate sports, as South Carolina opened the festivities with a romp over Southern Miss and Boise State kept us up late Monday night with a comeback win over Virginia Tech. In between, Michigan impressed, and the top teams - Alabama, TCU and Ohio State all were winners. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 9/7/2010

Week 4 NFL Preseason Picks
While starters are usually observers instead of participants in the final preseason games, there are a couple of intriguing developments and it may prove beneficial to pay attention to a few games, like Chicago at Cleveland, Washington at Arizona, Carolina at Pittsburgh, the Jets at Philadelphia and Baltimore at St. Louis where quarterback situations may be fluid. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/1/2010

College Football Kicks Off! -
September is here and so is the start of the college gridiron season. With games from Thursday through Monday, Labor Day weekend will be a panoply of pigskin plenty with match-ups like Minnesota at Middle Tennessee, Pitt at Utah, Purdue at Notre Dame, Washington at BYU, North Carolina facing LSU in the Georgia Dome and Boise State meeting Virginia Tech on Monday night in Maryland. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/1/2010

NFL Week 3 Preseason Picks -
Clubs will be getting their starters in for at least a full half, with most going three quarters, so this week appears to offer some games with real fan appeal. The best of the bunch is probably the Chargers playing at New Orleans, though Green Bay hosting the Colts should be an excellent match-up as well. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/25/2010

NFL Preseason Picks - Week 2
Off to an inauspicious 8-9 start, thanks to the Jets blowing their debut against the Giants on Monday night, Fearless Rick is determined to get even this week. Solid match-ups include New England at Atlanta, the Ravens at the Redskins, Houston at New Orleans and Dallas at San Diego. Brett Favre is back, but must face a ferocious 49er defense, and the Colts look to have their way against the Bills, who looked awful last week. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/18/2010

NFL Preseason Week 1 Picks
The official start of the NFL Preseason is upon us, beginning with a marquee match-up between the Saints and Patriots at New England on Thursday night and ending Monday with the Jets and Giants. Plenty of action in between, with Minnesota (still without Brett Favre) a dog at St. Louis, Jimmy Clausen's debut for Carolina against Baltimore and much more. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/12/2010

College Football Top 25 Preview
We're counting down the Top 25 teams in the NCAA over the next week, beginning with the final five, teams 21-25, then 16-20, 11-15, and adding five more previews per day until we find out who's Number One.Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 8/5-12/2010

Hall of Fame Game Prediction
The Cowboys and Bengals square off in the first game of the 2010 preseason, with the Cowboys 1-point favorites on the neutral turf at Canton, Ohio. Will Tony Romo lead the first team to a score or more, or will the Chad Ochocinco and TO circus have some fun? Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/5/2010

NFL Football 2010 Team Previews
Training camps are opening for the professional football teams, meaning that preseason games are not far behind. We will be adding team-by-team previews by division every other day through the end of July.
Fearless Rick's College and NFL Football Picks, 7/15/2010 - 7/30/2010

George Steinbrenner, Yankees Owner, Dead at 80
Longtime Yankee owner George Steinbrenner passed away after a long illness. A flambouyant character, he was known simply as "the boss" by team members, the media and fans.Baseball on Deck, 7/13/2010
Link to 1993 Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Steinbrenner on cover.

As Unemployment and Housing Exert Heavy Toll on Economy, Double Dip Near-Certain Despite Managed Markets
Even though US and European brokerages, financial institutions and central banks collude to salvage the remnants of declining economies based in fiat money, deflationary forces continue to exert pressures that are leading to another - possibly more severe - market crash and financial cataclysm. Money Daily, 6/22/2010

Perfect Game by Armando Galarraga Ruined by Ump Jim Joyce; Griffey Retires; Adrian Gonzlaez Slams Mets in 11
On the day one of baseball's greats retired, the mood is ruined when Jim Joyce blows the call on what should have been the final out of a perfect game. Baseball's need to change, and farewell to the Kid. Baseball on Deck, 6/2/2010

US Markets the World's Laughing Stock; Second Great Depression Still Looming
An article outlining the subversive market efforts of government and Wall Street insiders morphed into a detailed look at the Great Depression with comparisons to our current condition, complete with frightening timeline analysis and a new feature putting British Petroleum (BP) and eBay (EBAY) on the Death Spiral Watch List. Money Daily, 6/1/2010

Major Market Madness as EU Faces an Abyss
Stocks took a wild ride to some extreme depths as Greece debt concerns spill over into more street violence, bonds and the dollar rally on fear that deflation and a renewed recession will engulf the planet. The next leg down could be worse that the previous one. Money Daily, 5/6/2010

No Doubt About It: The Banks Stole Your Money (and they're not giving it back.)
As the Dow reached a 19-month high, finishing up 8 straight weeks of gains inside of the greatest stock market rally of all time, the verdict is finally there in plain sight. The banks stole every last red cent they could lay their greedy hands upon during the financial meltdown and crisis that continues only in mainstream America today.

Wall Street has fully recovered, while the rest of the country continues to wallow in a housing slump and near 18% real unemployment. Some interesting facts and numbers at Money Daily, 4/23/2010

Who are the Players of the Day?
Baseball's back, and with it our daily selection of the National and American League Players of the Day. We choose the players who had the most impact for their team every day, throughout the baseball season. Just in case you're still getting caught up, check out our team-by-team MLB Previews. All at Baseball on Deck, 4/7/2010

Room Service: Devils deny Butler, 61-59; Duke Wins 4th National Championship
In a game for the ages, Duke survived a desperation shot by Butler's Gordon Hayward and captured the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Full deails, recap, player of the game, video links and more. College Basketball Daily, 4/6/2010

NCAA Cranked Up: Four for the Final
Preview of Saturday's Final Four match-ups pits the upsatrt Butler Bulldogs against the Michigan State Spartans, followed by the Duke Blue Devils vs. the West Virginia Mountaineers, with the winners advancing to the national championship game on Monday, April 5. Check our analysis of college hoops biggest weekend, with key players to watch and inside stats at College Basketball Daily, 3/31/2010

Sweet 16 Previews
Get an inside look at the 3rd round match-ups for Thursday and Friday night games at College Basketball Daily. 3/24-26/2010

BofA's Write-Down Gambit
Announcing a plan for principal reduction on troubled mortgages, Bank of America crosses a critical line that could torpedo real estate prices nationwide. Money Daily, 3/23/2010

Tournament Time!
Are your brackets ready for March Madness, the wildest three weeks in sports? Better be, but if you need a hoops fix, check out our Pre-selection Cheat Sheet, conference scoreboard and multiple daily updates at College Basketball Daily. 3/14/10 through 4/5/10

Our National Disgrace: the United States Congress
Hauling in Toyota executives before a congressional committee is pure grandstanding and race-baiting by elected officials, most of whom should resign. Money Daily, 2/24/2010

Fannie and Freddie: America's Landlords?
With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about to make a massive money transfer by prepaying note-holders, what will be the final outcome for homeowners, the real estate market and the economy? Money Daily, 2/17/2010

Deflation Storm Raging Globally
As the economy stalls out, makets around the world are crashing and everything from gold to stocks to real estate are devaluing. Fearless Rick, who has been on the economy trails since 2006, checks in with a pair of blockbuster items. See also Signs of Stupidity, Deflation and Depression. Money Daily, 2/3-4/2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints

Fearless Rick's Super Bowl Picks (Offense vs. Defense)
Special Teams, Coaching, Intangibles
Final Analysis, Picks and Props
Super Bowl Quiz
Super Bowl Scores, MVPs, 1967-2009

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Picks
Just three games left in the NFL season means it's time for Conference Championships to determine Super Bowl participants. In the AFC, the Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts host the New York Jets and rookie QB Mark Sanchez, and, in the NFC, Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings travel to New Orleans to face the Saints with Drew Brees and Reggie Bush in the Superdome. Fearless Rick's Pro Football Picks, 1/20/10

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Picks
Saturday: Cardinals at Saints, Ravens at Colts; Sunday: Cowboys at Vikings, Jets at Chargers. 3-4 last week winners. This week's picks may surprise some. Fearless Rick's Pro Football Picks, 1/13/10

Sorry, 'Bama, We're Not Convinced
Despite knocking out Texas QB Colt McCoy early in the game, Alabama struggled to get past the Longhorns in the BCS Championship, scoring two TDs in the final 2:06 to finally put the college football mess out of its misery. The Crimson Tide may be the BCS champ, but they never played Boise State, and probably never will. The Broncos and Crimson Tide finished with identical 14-0 records, so, in our estimation, they share the title of best in the nation. Fearless Rick's NCAA Final Football Rankings, 1/08/10

NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks
Saturday: Jets at Bengals, Eagles at Cowboys; Sunday: Ravens at Patriots, Packers at Cardinals. Fearless Rick's Pro Football Picks, 1/07/10

Alabama Will Paint a Canvas of Crimson!
At long last, the BCS finale pits Alabama against the Texas Longhorns in what could turn out to be the most anti-climactic event in many years. Find out how deep the Tide will roll and why the BCS has it all wrong, again. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/06/10