Super Bowl XLVI

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Fearless Ricks Super Bowl XLVI Picks
It's a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, from 2008, with the New England Patriots a slight favorite over the New York Giants. Complete analysis, picks and much more for the final NFL game of the season at Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/30/2012

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Picks
The four remaining contenders for admission to Super Bowl XLVI square off on Sunday, January 22, in a pair of conference championship games, beginning with the Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots at 3:00 pm ET, followed by the NY Giants traveling to meet the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 pm ET. Complete analysis, insight and picks for both games at Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/19/2012

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Picks
By the end of the weekend, the Super Bowl hunt will be down to just four teams, determined by the winners of Satruday and Sunday's games. The 49ers host the Saints and Denver travels to play New England on Saturday, while Sunday has the Texans at the Ravens and the Giants at Lambeau Field to face the 15-1 Packers. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/12/2012

Crimson Tide on Top
Despite making an impassioned plea that the match-up of LSU vs. Alabama for the national championship was the wrong one, Fearless Rick offers an apology for underestimating the willingness and overpowering defense of the Crimson Tide and thinking that a punk like Jordan Jefferson, the LSU QB, could lead the Tigers to a title. Alabama earned the distinction of a national champion. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 1/10/2012

NCAA BCS National Championship: LSU vs. Alabama
It comes down to the Crimson Tide looking to avenge a November, 9-6 overtime loss to the LSU Tigers to determine the national champion of college football on Monday, January 9 at the Superdome in New Orleans, but, is the game really the final word on the college football season, and, is it really necessary? These and other probing questions are answered. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/6/2012

NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks
The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend with four wild card games. On Saturday, Cincinnati visits Houston and New Orleans hosts the Detroit Lions. Sunday's match-ups are Atlanta at the New York Gaints in the NFC, followed by Pittsburgh at Denver in the AFC. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/5/2012

NCAA BCS Bowl Game Picks for January 2-4
A feast of college football arrives for the New Year with Wisconsin facing Oregon in the Rose Bowl and Stanford vs. Oklahoma State in the Feista Bowl on Monday. Tuesday has Michigan and Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl and Wednesday features West Virginia and Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/1/2012

NCAA Non-BCS Bowl Games for January 2-8
College football winds down with a handful of bowls in the first week of the new year, including some testy and tasty match-ups like Penn St. vs. Houston in the TicketCity Bowl, Michigan State and Georgia in the Outback Bowl and Kansas State vs. Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/30/2011

Week 17 NFL Pro Football Picks
End of the line for 20 teams that won't be going to the playoffs, but which 12 will is still a bit up in the air. The critical match-up of the weekend comes down to about six key games, but the biggest will be Baltimore at Cincinnati and the Sunday night NFC East game, which is actually for the division title, between the Giants and Cowboys at the Meadowlands. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/28/2011

NCAA College Bowl Games for December 30-31
We close out 2011 with nine games in the final two days of the year, the most intriguing being Tulsa vs. BYU in the Armed Forces Bowl and Iowa vs. Oklahoma on Friday. Saturday features five games including Utah vs. Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl and Virginia vs. Auburn in the Georgia Dome. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/27/2011

Week 16 NFL Pro Football Picks
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the number of teams still with hopes of reaching the playoffs is astounding. The Packers, 49ers, Patriots and Texans have clinched their divisions, while New Orleans, Baltimore, Pittsburgh have clinched at least a playoff spot. That leaves 15 teams still vying for the remaining five slots, including all four teams in the AFC West. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/21/2011

NCAA College Bowl Week 2: December 24-29
The bowls keep coming right through Christmas, beginning with Nevada and Southern Miss in the Shearton Hawaii Bowl and commencing through some compelling match-ups including Toledo and Air Force in the Military Bowl. Notre Dame faces Florida State on the 29th, in Orlando's Champs Sports Bowl. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/21/2011

Week 15 NFL Pro Football Picks
Only three weeks remaining for the pros, and there are only three playoff spots still open in the NFC, while three of four divisions and both wild cards are still to be determined in the wide-open AFC. Key games this week include Seattle at Chicago, the Jets at the Eagles and the Steelers at San Francisco on Monday night, but the must-see game is in Denver, where Tim Tebow and the Broncos host Tom Brady and the Patriots. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/14/2011

College Football Goes Bowl-ing
35 bowl games over three-and-a-half weeks starts with the New Mexico Bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday. Week One of bowl season concludes with a basic blowout game on Thursday, Dec. 22, as 11-1 Boise State meets 6-6 Arizona State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/14/2011

Week 14 NFL Pro Football Picks
There are just four weeks remaining in the regular season, but only two playoff berths have been clinched, by the Packers and 49ers, who won their divisions last week. That leaves plenty to be decided with a multitude of potential playoff teams in action. The highlight games are Sunday night's Giants at Cowboys contest, plus the Raiders are at Green Bay, Tennessee hosts the Saints, the Chiefs are in New York for the Jets, the Texans play at Cincinnati and the Bears are at Denver. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/07/2011

Week 15 NCAA College Football Picks
With all the bowl bids having been filled, there's one more item on college football's agenda: the annual matchup of militaty academies, Army vs. Navy, from Philadelphia, the only college game of the week. Neither team has a winning record, so this will be their final game of the season and only one will emerge with bragging rights. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/06/2011

Week 14 College Football Rankings: #1 LSU Remains Undefeated
As the rest of college football's elite fell off, one by one, eventually the only unbeaten team in the country was LSU, after blasting Georgia in the SEC Championship. Houston, which was the only other unbeaten, lost to Southern Miss in the Conference USA title game. More about the futile mess of the BCS in notes section. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 12/5/2011

Crunch Time - Week 13 NFL Pro Football Picks
With just five weeks remaining in the regular season, things are getting serious around the NFL. Key games match up division leaders, such as Atlanta at Houston, and others are in need of wins, such as the Jets at Washington or Detroit at red-hot New Orleans. The 49ers can clinch the NFC West with a win over the Rams, while the Giants hope for a miracle, hosting the 11-0 Packers. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/30/2011

Championship Week! NCAA College Football Picks for Week 14
Conference championships, BCS bowl bids and even shots for the national championship are on the line in college football's biggest week. LSU battles Georgia for the SEC crown, while Michigan State and Wisconsin vie for the Big Ten title, Clemson faces Birginia Tech for ACC honors and Oregon faces UCLA for the PAC-12 championship. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/29/2011

Week 13 College Football Rankings: LSU vs. the World
LSU's crushing, 41-17, win over Arkansas was convincing enough to put the Tigers into the national championship game, should they defeat Georgia in the SEC title game this weekend. After that, it's a toss-up, though the BCS seems to be leaning heavily twoard a rematch with Alabama. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 11/28/2011

Happy Thanskgiving! Week 12 NFL Pro Football Picks
The annual ritual of football and turkey will have added flavor this year as the Packers head to Detroit to play the Lions in the early game, and Dallas hosts Miami in the afternoon. The 49ers at the Ravens closes out the holiday football fete, but Sunday offers some epic clashes with the Bears at the Raiders, New England at Philadelphia and the Broncos at the Chargers. Monday night has the Giants at Saints, a nice finish to the weekend. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/23/2011

RIVALRY! Week 13 NCAA College Football Picks
Put away the calculators and stat sheets, it's rivalry week in the NCAA with such classic match-ups as the Backyard Brawl at West Virginia against Pitt, Texas at Texas A&M, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Ohio State at Michigan, Alabama at Auburn, Clemson at South Carolina, Florida State at Florida and so on, but the biggest clash is at LSU, where the Tigers try to stay undefeated againt the invading Arkansas Razorbacks. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/22/2011

Week 12 College Football Rankings: Carnage and Chaos in the BCS
Once again, the BCS proves itself vulnerable to what actually happens on football fields as Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oklahoma and Clemson drop out of the national championship picture. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 11/21/2011

Week 11 NFL Pro Football Picks
Teams looking for some separation this week are the Patriots, who host the Cheifs Monday night, the 49ers, who could clinch at least a tie in the NFC West with a win over Arizona, and the Giants, who take on hapless Philadelphia Sunday night. Other key games will be played between the Bengals and Ravens, and Tennessee is at Atlanta.. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/16/2011

Coach K Gets 903rd Win, Most All-Time
It didn't take long for college basketball - in just the second week of the regular season - to capture headlines as Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski passed his mentor, Bobby Knight for most career wins. College Basketball Daily, 11/16/2011

Week 12 NCAA College Football Picks
Conference titles and bowl bids are on the line for a slew of teams in this important showdown weekend. There are a myriad of top games, though many will prefer to view Nebraska at Michigan, SMU at 10-0 Houston, North Carolina at Virginia Tech or USC at Oregon. It all starts with MAC contests on Tuesday, with more each weeknight. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/15/2011

LSU, Oklahoma State Top Week 11 College Football Rankings
Stanford feel to earth with a home loss to Oregon and Boise State was beaten by a two-point TCU conversion, leaving LSU, Oklahoma State and Houston as the only unbeaten teams in the FBS, all at 10-0. LSU and Oklahoma State have eaned the #1 and #2 rankings, while Houston - due to a soft schedule - checks in with a very respectible #5. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 11/14/2011

NFL Week 10 Pro Football Picks
Some great match-up in store for NFL fans this weekend, starting with the Thursday night Raiders at Chargers clash and continuing on Sunday with blockbusters like New Orleans at Atlanta, Detroit at Chicago, Steelers at Bengals, Giants at 49ers and Patriots at Jets. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/9/2011

Week 11 NCAA College Football Picks
A barrel-full of games on tap for this weekend with many conferences still up for grabs, but most of the attention will be directed a the Stanford-Oregon showdown in the PAC-12 along with Alabama's trip to Mississippi State and TCU playing at Boise State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/8/2011

Week 10 NCAA College Football Rankings
With LSU taking down unbeaten Alabama, 9-6, the number of undefeated teams remaining in the college ranks has been whittled to just five, though with three more regular season weeks remaining, the national championship picture is not much more clear. Stanford, Boise State, Oklahoma State and Houston will continue to make their cases. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 11/7/2011

Pro Football Picks for NFL Week 9
Divisional races are beginning to take shape as the season crosses the half-way point and teams either get serious or get beaten. A number of games could be called key this week, but The Jets at Bills, Bucs at Saints, Ginats at Patriots, Ravens at Steelers and Monday's Bears at Eagles contests are among the most pivotal. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/2/2011

Week 10 NCAA College Football Picks
The biggest game of the college football season is Saturday night, when the unbeaten Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the 8-0 LSU Tigers with national championship implications on the line, but the action starts Tuesday, with a MAC contest between Norther Illinois and Toledo and continues nightly with interesting games every weeknight. Other key weekend games are Louisville at West Virginia, Texas A&M at Oklahoma and South Carolina at Arkansas. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/1/2011

Week 9 NCAA College Football Rankings
Eight of the top 25 teams in the Downtown Magazine rankings took losses over the weekend, including two previously-undefeated teams - Clemson and Kansas State - lowering the numbr of ubeaten teams to just six, soon to be five, as LSU and Alabama meet this weekend. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 10/31/2011

St. Louis CardinalsThe Cardinals Are World Champions!
St. Louis captured its 11th World series with a game-seven, 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers as Chris Carpenter shut down Texas after allowing two runs in the first inning. Cardinal third baseman David Freese was named series' MVP. Baseball on Deck, 10/28/2011

Fearless Rick's Week 8 NFL Pro Football Picks
The season reaching pretty much the half-way point (due to byes, some teams will have played seven, others, eight games), it's time to get serious if the playoffs are part of the plan. Important games abound, with Jacksonville at Houston, the Redskins playing the Bills in Toronto, New England at Pittsburgh, the Eagles at Dallas and San Diego at Kansas City topping the list. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/26/2011

Week 9 NCAA College Football Picks
With the season past the midway point, and there are a number of key college football clahses this weekend sure to please any fan. With games every night, starting with Troy at FIU on Tuesday, there's a full slate, including UConn at Pitt on Wednesday, Virginia at Miami on Thursday and BYU at TCU Friday night. Saturday games feature Michigan State at Nebraska, Syracuse at Louisville, Georgia at Florida, Oklahoma at Kansas State, Clemson at Georgia Tech and Stanford at USC. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/25/2011

Week 8 NCAA College Football Rankings
With Oklahoma losing to Texas Tech and Michigan State topping Wisconsin, the number of unbeaten teams in the NCAA FBS is down to just eight, with it certain to go to six by Novermber 5th. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 10/24/2011

Week 7 NFL Pro Football Picks
With the Lions having lost to San Francisco last week, the Packers became the only undefeated team in the league, and, since they are playing the Vikings and a first-time starter at QB, it appears the Aaron Rodgers Express will roll onward. Othr important games feature the Bears and Buccaneers in London, the Lions hosting the Falcons and San Diego in the Big Apple to face the Jets. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/19/2011

Texas RangersSt. Louis Cardinals2011 World Series Preview: Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
This series promises to be one of the higher-scoring in recent years as both the Rangers and Cardinals have power-packed lineups and somewhat questionable starting pitching. The series gets underway Wednesday night in St. Louis. Baseball on Deck, 10/18/2011

Week 8 NCAA College Football Picks
The number of undefeated teams in the NCAA was whittled down to 10 last week, and some of the remaining have interesting games this weekend, including Clemson visiting North Carolina, Oklahoma State at Missouri, Kansas State at Kansas, Aubrun at LSU and Texas Tech at Oklahoma. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/18/2011

Week 7 NCAA College Football Rankings
While the Top Ten remained unchanged from the previous week, three unbeaten teams fell, bringing the number of undefeated teams chasing a national championship down to ten. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 10/17/2011

Week 6 NFL Pro Football Picks
The lockout long forgotten, the NFL enters week six with just two unbeaten teams, both from the NFC North, Detroit and Green Bay, and while the Packers should have few problems topping 0-4 St. Louis, the Lions are facing a ferocious San Francisco squad. Other pivotal games include the Eagles at the Redskins, Buffalo at the New York Giants, Houston at Baltimore and Dallas at New England. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/13/2011

Week 7 NCAA College Football Picks
Just about to the half-way point of the college football season, the count of undefeated teams is still quite healthy at 13, though a few may fall from the ranks this week. Of teams without losses a number of games stand out: Michigan at Michigan State, LSU at Tennessee, Georgia Tech at Virginia, Ohio State at Illinois, Oklahoma State at Texas and Arizona State at Oregon are among the best. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/12/2011

Quiet Week 6 in College Football Rankings
Only two teams - Texas and Florida - were losers out of the Top 25 teams and only USC and Michigan State were idle. All of the top 13 teams played and won as the rankings remained essentially the same as the previous week. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 10/10/2011

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 5
The biggest game of the week might be the Sunday night clash in Green Bay with the Falcons visiting the Packers, though Monday night's Bears at Lions looms a huge one as well. Sunday features some awesome games, as the Patriots host the Jets, the Saints head to Carolina and the Titans tangle with the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 10/5/2011

Week 6 NCAA College Football Picks
With 15 teams still sporting undefeated records, there is certain to be one fewer when the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners meet on Saturday for their annual renewal of the Red River Shootout. Other key match-ups this week include Georgia at Tennessee, Michigan at Northwestern and Auburn at Arkansas. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 10/4/2011

Carnage in College Football Top 25 after Tumultuous Week 5
While the top five college teams - Stanford, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Boise State - remained unscathed, eight teams, from #6 South Carolina to #19 South Florida, suffered losses, scrambling the rankings as NCAA football entered October. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 10/3/2011

MLB Playoff Previews
Rays-Rangers | Yankees-Tigers
Phillies-Cardinals | D'Backs-Brewers
Baseball on Deck, 9/29-30/2011

Agony in Atlanta, Bummer in Beantown as Cardinals, Rays Win Wild Cards
The dual collapse of the Boston Red Sox in the AL and the Atlanta Braves in the NL concluded in dramatic fashion on the final day of the regular season, as Tampa Bay and St. Louis earned their way into baseball lore and the 2011 post-season. Baseball on Deck, 9/29/2011

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 4
As we head to the 1/4 point of the season, the Packers, Lions and Bills are the only teams to not have suffered a loss and each will try to stay perfect as Buffalo stampedes into Cincinnati, the Packers host the Broncos and Lions find themselves in Texas to face the Cowboys. Other key games include Pittsburgh at Houston, the 49ers at the Eagles, and the Sunday night Jets at Ravens tilt. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/28/2011

Week 5 NCAA College Football Picks
Week 5 in college football brings some more exciting, pivotal games, such as Alabama at Florida, Clemson at Virginia Tech, Nebraska at Wisconsin, Baylor at Kansas State and Texas A&M at Arkansas, plus many more, with analysis in Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/27/2011

Week 4 Shakeup in College Football Top 25
Two teams in the Top 10 and three more in the lower 15 teams were losers in Week 4, but the top remained Stanford, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Boise State. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 9/26/2011

Market Crash Alert... Oops, Too Late, Dow Drops 391 Points
The stock market did another nose-dive and we may be looking straight at another massive crash, another recession, and probably worse, but all this may be the best that could happen in the long run. Find out why. Money Daily, 9/22/2011

Week 3 NFL Pro Football Picks
Highlighted by early key games: Giants at Eagles, Houston and New Orleans, Packers at Bears, the third week of play in the NFL is usually one of the trickiest to handicap, especially when there are items like unbeaten Buffalo hosting undefeated New England, Atlanta at Tampa Bay and Monday night's renewal of the Redskin-Cowboy clash in Dallas. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/21/2011

NCAA College Football Picks for Week 4
Some major battles take place this weekend, highlighted by the nationally-televised LSU at West Virginia game, though there's plenty of excitement prior to that 8:00 pm EST Saturday match-up, as Georgia Tech hosts North Carolina and Florida State travels to Clemson in ACC showdowns, Arkansas visits Alabama for SEC supremacy and Oklahoma State arrives at Texas A&M for a Big 12 test. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/20/2011

Week 3 NCAA College Football Top 25
Stanford continued to lead our Top 25 Rankings in Week 3, with a solid, 37-10 win at Arizona, but LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Boise State are all unbeaten and close on the Cardinal's tail. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 9/19/2011

Fearless Rick's Week 2 NFL Pro Football Picks
A fair number of surprises from Week 1 sets up an exciting Week 2 in the NFL with important games for Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Arizona at Washington, Chicago at New Orleans, San Diego at New England, Philadelphia at Atlanta and Monday night's Rams at Giants contest. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/14/2011

Week 3 NCAA College Football Picks
Hard to believe that we're already three weeks into the college football season, but the action commences in earnest Thursday night when the Mississippi State Bulldogs square off at LSU. On Friday, Boise State cruises into Toledo for a game with the upset-minded Rockets, and on Saturday, key games involve West Virginia at Maryland, Tennessee at Florida, Michigan State at Notre Dame, Ohio State at Miami (FL) and the big one, Oklahoma at Florida State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/13/2011

Week 2 NCAA College Football Top 25
Stanford, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Boise State remained locked into the top five slots in this week's college football rankings. Ohio State took a little turn down, despite winning, and TCU and Oregon reappeared after opening week losses. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 9/12/2011

At Last! NFL Season Begins!
After a long and sometimes painful wait for the fall ritual of NFL football, it's finally here as the New Orleans Saints visit the Green Bay Packers Thursday night to open the NFL regular season. Beyond the hype and hoopla of opening weekend, there are some great games, including Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Atlanta at Chicago, Philadelphia at St. Louis and Monday night's double-header of New England at Miami and the Raiders at the Broncos. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 9/7/2011

Week 2 NCAA College Football Picks
After a long weekend of college football ended with Maryland's thriller over Miami on Monday night, the collegians are back at it beginning Thursday night with Oklahoma State hosting Arizona. The weekend should be full of action with key games Missouri at Arizona State, Mississippi State at Auburn, Alabama at Penn State and Notre Dame at Michigan. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 9/6/2011

Week 1 NCAA College Football Top 25
After all was said and done in the opening weekend of college football, TCU, Auburn and Oregon were proven unworthy, while Stanford, LSU, Albama, Oklahoma and Boise State appeared to be well on their ways toward BCS bowl games. Downtown Magazine's NCAA Top 25 Rankings, 9/6/2011

NFL Preseason Week 4 Picks
The final week of preseason normally means rest for most of the key starters, especially quarterbacks and a chance for some marginal playrs to still impress the coaches. A battle for the starting job is still underway in Washington as they host Tampa Bay, and other key games include the Giants at New England, Baltimore at Atlanta, the Eagles at the Jets and unbeaten Houston at Minnesota. It all wraps up on Friday, when the Raiders travel to Seattle. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/31/2011

It's College Football Season, Baby!
A lot of people get all worked up over the NFL, but, for pure excitement, there's really nothing like NCAA football, which kicks off with a long weekend of games beginning Thursday with UNLV at Wisconsin and Mississippi State at Memphis. A ful slate follows with games Friday and Saturday, includng the monster LSU-Oregon clash at Cowboy Stadium, plus a couple of Sunday games and an ACC match-up - Miami (FL) at Maryland - on Monday to make the weekend complete. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 8/30/2011

Week 3 NFL Preseason Picks
For the most part, these will be the most telling of the preseason games, as starters will get in most of the first half, with some playing into the third quarter. Some compelling match-ups loom, such as Cleveland at Philadelphia, the Jets vs. the Giants, unbeaten Detroit hosting the 2-0 Patriots and the Falcons at Green Bay. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/24/2011

College Football Preseason Top 25
College football kicks off in less than two weeks, so maybe it's time you find out which teams are set to shine in 2011. Our exclusive preseason college Top 25 is unveiled. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/22/2011

Week 2 NFL Preseason Picks
With the first preseason week of play over, starters will likely get in a little more action in week two. Some intriguing matchups on the board, including the Patriots at Tampa Bay and Philadelphia at Pittsburgh on Thrusday night; Friday's Browns-Lions tilt looks like a winner and, after five games on Saturday, there's actually a couple of Sunday game, with the Bengals at the Jets and the Chargers heading to Dallas. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/17/2011

Fearless Rick's NFL Picks Preseason Week 1
At long last, it's finally time for some football, and even though it's just preseason, NFL fans have been champing at the bit since before the lockout to see their favorite players and teams compete. This year starts a little late, but, thankfully, without Brett Favre or Randy Moss. Play on! Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 8/11-15/2011

Debt Downgrade Fallout: Stocks Shattered, Gold Soars, Europe a Wasteland
The markets for equites have taken it on the chin in light of the US debt downgrade by S&P, but that's only part of the story as the global financial system resumes the collspe of 2008-09. Money Daily, 8/8/2011

NFL Free Agency Fiesta UPDATE!
With NFL teams now able to move players, there will be a flurry of player changes to all rosters. Due to the unprecedented nature of this short-time free agency period, team-by-team previews will be updated in piecemeal fashion until rosters appear set. Previews will be updated regularly and likely complete by August 15, following the first week of preseason games. Stay up-to-date o personnel changes by clicking the division links below.
NFC East || NFC North || NFC South || NFC West
AFC East || AFC North || AFC South || AFC West
Fearless Rick's Pro& College Football Picks, 7/27/11... and continuing

Strap On Those Helmets; NFL Season Off and Running UPDATE!
Mid-afternoon on Monday, word that all 32 player reps had signed off on the labor deal presented by owners was out. Late negotiations had proved fruitful and the NFL season for 2011 - including all preseason games except for the Hall of Fame game - was saved. Fearless Rick's Football Picks, 7/18/2011 - 7/29/2011

NFL Owners, Players Closing in on a Deal UPDATE!
As time draws nearer to the opening of NFL training camps and preseason games, negotiators on both sides have been feverishly working toward a ten-year collective bargaining agreement and an end to the four-month lockout. Daily coverage at Snap Central as fans nationwide await the start of football season. Fearless Rick's Football Picks, 7/18/2011 - 7/29/2011

No Rest for the Wicked; Stocks Fall Again
Contagion is already enmeshed in the Eurozone, so it's only a matter of time (days, weeks) before financial armageddon comes to America. Fearless Rick proposes all prepare for the worst. Money Daily, 7/11/2011

Derek Jeter 3000 Watch
Follow the exploits of New York's Derek Jeter as he progresses toward the magic 3000 hit mark, which would make him the first Yankee player in the history of the franchise to achieve such a goal. Also, keep up with the Players of the Day in both the National and American Leagues every day during baseball season. Baseball On Deck, 6/8/2011

A Major Dose of Reality and the Beginning of the End of Paper Money
A raft of horrific economic news sends stock markets into a tailspin as evidence emerges that the economic "recovery" is nothing more than a fantasy dreamt up by Ben Bernanke and his buddies on Wall Street and in Washington. Money Daily, 6/1/2011

Harmon KillebrewHarmon Killebrew Passes On at 74
A mild-mannered man with exceptional talent, Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew finally lost his fight to esophegeal cancer. The baseball world mourns his loss. Baseball on Deck, 5/18/2011

Fade the Banks: BofA, JP Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs Under Scrutiny
Between the regulators and Senator Carl Levin the banks have found the proverbial rock and hard places. It's about itme. Money Daily, 4/14/2011

UConn Men Stand Taller, Win 3rd Championship Under Calhoun
The University of Connecticut Men's team captured the NCAA national championship with a 53-41 victory over the Butler Bulldogs, the third for the Huskies since 1999, all under head coach Jim Calhoun. College Basketball Daily, 4/4/2011

Butler, Connecticut Advance to NCAA National Championship Game
The contestants for Monday night's NCAA Final were determined on Saturday, as Butler topped VCU and Kentucky fell to the University of Connecticut in a pair of semi-final games. The Huskies hail from the Big East and are the #3 seed, emerging from the West region. Butler, champions of the Horizon League, is back for their second straight appearance in the championship game. Game time Monday is 9:22 pm ET. College Basketball Daily, 4/2/2011

Kicked Off Zero Hedge for Interposing Perception with Reality
Believe it or not, Fearless Rick is apparently such a bad character that he can get kicked off sites espousing Fight Club mentality, notably, being banned fro posting at Zero Hedge, where Tyler Durden makes the rules. Is our esteemed publisher really causing a disturbance in the Maxtrix or is it just a bad April Fool's joke? Or, is he Neo, the one? More mixed movie metaphors at Money Daily, 4/1/2011

Play Ball!
Major League Baseall opened on Thursday with a bang from the Reds and a Teix-message at Yankee Stadium. Cathc the Players of the Day for the American and National Leagues every day in Baseball on Deck, 3/31/2011

Mad About March !!!
It all starts tonight with a pair of play-in games, then two more on Wednesday, before 32 teams take to the courts on Thursday and 32 more on Friday as the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament gets underway. College Basketball Daily, 3/15/2011

Ready for a Little Madness?
North Carolina bopped Duke to capture the ACC title and three teams have already secured NCAA tournament bids. Follow all the action, plus players of the day at College Basketball Daily, 3/6/2011

Headlong into Hyper-Inflation
Need a good scare? Fearless Rick conjures up the unwashed visage of Nelson Bunker Hunt and the silver bubble of the late 1970s. Money daily, 2/28/2011

Baseball Begins
Stretch out and enjoy Spring Training as the San Francisco Giants seek to defend their World Series Championship in 2011 with daily reports on Players of the Day, Team Previews, stats and game recaps through the regular season and into the playoffs. Baseball On Deck, 2/26/2011

Super Bowl XLV

The Steelers and Packers head into Super Bowl XLV with plenty of history and the chance to make more. While Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers get plenty of attention, these are the two best defenses in the league. Follow our complete analysis right up until game time!
Fearless Rick's Super Bowl Picks - Offense/Defense/Stats
Special Teams, Coaching, Intangibles
Final Analysis, Picks and Props
Super Bowl Quiz
Super Bowl Scores, MVPs, 1967-2011
Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/29/2011 - 2/6/2011

NFL Conference Championship Football Picks
The final leg of the journey to Super Bowl XLV is upon us as the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC and the New York Jets play at the Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC championship. The winners will be the entrants in the Februrary 6 Super Bowl. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/19/2011

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Football Picks
Eight teams are still standing, but by Sunday night it will be down to four as Baltimore invades Pittsburgh and Green bay heads to Atlanta on Saturday, while on Sunday, the Seahawks play at Chicago and the Jets take on the Patriots in Foxboro. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/12/2011

FINAL College Football Rankings: It's Auburn and TCU
In our view, the Auburn Tigers' 3-point win over Oregon in the over-hyped national championship game was a fine effort, but we'd like to see them play the other undefeated team out there, TCU. Since that's not a possibility the BCS will consider, we have no choice but to name co-national champions, again. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 1/12/2011

BCS National Championship: Auburn Tigers vs. Oregon Ducks
What began in September now ends in January, as the top two teams in the nation, the undefeated (13-0) Auburn Tigers meet the unbeaten (12-0) Oregon Ducks at the pinnacle of college football. One game for the right to become the national champions takes place Monday night in a game that offers as much star power, excitement and intrigue as the classic Rose Bowl of 2005-06, when Texas defeated USC, 41-38.Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/7/2011

NFL Wild Card Weekend Football Picks
The playoffs have arrived with four games on wild card weekend. The Saints visit Seattle to get things started on Saturday, with the Jets at the Colts in prime time. Sunday has the Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City in the early game, finishing up with the Packers at Philadelphia. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 1/6/2011

Four More College Football Bowl Picks
With the BCS bowls now complete except for the national championship, college football winds down with four bowls in the four days leading to the ultimate conclusion. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 6, with Middle Tennessee State vs. Miami (OH) and ending with Nevada vs. Boston College on Sunday night, in between Texas A&M plays LSU and Kentucky faces Pitt. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 1/5/2011

BCS College Football Bowl Picks
The Rose, Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls get the New Year off to a flying start with Wisconsin vs. TCU in the Rose and Connecticut vs. Oklahoma in the Fiesta on January 1. Virginia Tech faces Stanford in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3rd. Ohio State and Arkansas have at it in the Sugar Bowl, January 4. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/30/2010

NFL Week 17 Pro Football Picks
While there are some games that might influence the playoffs in this final week of the regular season, the only truly meaningful ones are Tennessee at Indianapolis and the Sunday nighter pitting the Rams against the Seahawks for supremacy in the horrific NFC West. The Bears are probably going to rest many starters in their game against the Packers, ensuring Green Vay an easy path to the playoffs. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/29/2010

Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 Non-BCS College Football Bowl Picks
The competition enlarges with a bevy of ranked teams taking the field in four games on New Year's Eve and four more New Year's Day, highlighted by Florida State vs. South Carolina, Michigan State vs. Alabama and Notre Dame vs. Miami. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/28/2010

More College Football Bowl Picks
Eleven games are slated for December 26-30, so the week between Christmas and New Year's won't be a complete waste, as you can spend over 35 hours glued to the tube watching the likes of NC State vs. West Virginia, Missouri vs. Iowa, Arizona vs. Oklahoma State, or Nebraska vs. Washington and many more. What, only 35 hours? That's less than a day and a half! Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/24/2010

Week 16 NFL Pro Football Picks
With just two weeks left in the season, only New England, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta have secured playoff berths and of them, only the Bears have clinched their division. The action doesn't get any more demanding than this week as some of the more critical games are the Jets at Chicago, Tennessee at Kansas City, the Giants at Green Bay, and Monday night's showdown between the Saints and the Falcons. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/22/2010

Week 15 NFL Pro Football Picks
Only New england has clinched a playoff spot, leaving 11 more post-season contestants to be determined. Big games include Thursday night's 49ers at Chargers contest and Sunday's New Orleans at Baltimore, Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Jets at Steelers and Giants-Eagles games. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/15/2010

NCAA College Football Early Bowl Picks
Yes, it's finally Bowl Season, which kicks off Saturday with a trifecta of games, the most interesting being Northern Illionois vs. Fresno State in the mid-afternoon contest. Boise State looks to hammer Utah on the 22nd, but the best of the bunch may be on the 23rd, when Navy tackles San Diego State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/14/2010

Week 15 NCAA College Football Rankings
The Navy Midshipmen knocked off the Army Black Knights for the 9th consecutive time, assuring Navy of a spot in the final Top 25 Rankings at the conclusion of the bowl cavalcade. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 12/13/2010

Week 14 NFL Pro Football Picks
With just four weeks left in the regular season, no team has yet to clinch a playoff berth, but we're getting closer. The big games this week involve Indianapolis at Tennessee, Oakland at Jacksonville, St. Louis at New Orleans, the Patriots at the Bears, the Cheifs at the Chargers and Philly at Dallas. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/8/2010

Week 15 NCAA College Football Picks
Just the annual Army-Navy game this weekend, but early lines are out on bowl games, Dec. 18-24, Dec. 26-30, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Jan. 2-9, BCS and National Championship. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 12/8/2010

Week 14 NCAA College Football Rankings
Auburn's stunning 56-17 victory over South Carolina in the SEC Championship game vaulted the Tigers past TCU and Oregon into the #1 spot. Auburn will face Oregon on January 10, 2011 in the national championship game. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 12/6/2010

Week 13 NFL Pro Football Picks
It's statement-making week for a wide variety of teams, time to put up or shut up in many key games around the league. The two biggest are probably Pittsburgh at Baltimore and Monday night's Jets at Patriots tangle, though there will be no absence of action as Atlanta travels to Tampa Bay, Houston invades Philadelphia, the Packers host the 49ers and the Chargers host the Raiders. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 12/1/2010

Week 14 NCAA College Football Picks
It's championship week with titles on the line in the SEC: Auburn vs. South Carolina; ACC: Virginia Tech vs. Florida St.; Big 12: Oklahoma vs. Nebraska; Conference-USA: SMU vs. UCF; and MAC: Northern Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio), plus Oregon at Oregon State and the Big East up for grabs. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/30/2010

NCAA College Football Rankings Week 13
Two missed field goals and Boise State's hopes for a national championship melted away as they lost at Nevada. That still leaves three teams - Oregon, TCU and Auburn with perfect records and an unresolved condition atop our own rankings and in the BCS (though we all know how they'll handle it). A major reshuffling has taken place atop the rankings deck and Auburn's rematch with South Carolina looms large. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 11/29/2010

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 12
A holiday football feast is in store with three games on Thanksgiving, including the Saints at Dallas and the Patriots at Detroit (advice: eat early). On Sunday, the leading games are Green bay at Atlanta, Philadelphia at Chicago, Tampa Bay at Baltimore and the Chargers at Indianapolis for the nightcap. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/24/2010

Week 13 NCAA College Football Picks
Not much on the line this weekend except conference titles, BCS Bowl bids and national championship implications. There's wild action everywhere, though the biggest games will be Auburn at Alabama, Oregon at Arizona and Boise State at Nevada. That should be enough excitement for even the most docile turkeys. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/23/2010

NCAA College Football Rankings Week 12
With the three other undefeated teams - TCU, Auburn and Oregon - all idle, all Boise State had to do to stay atop the rankings was beat Fresno State. Instead, the Broncos delivered a message with a 51-0 victory, saying to the rest of college football, "bring it on." The Broncos own the longest win streak in the nation, at 24 games and have done all they can to earn the right to play for the national championship. That right may come if they defeat Nevada this Friday and either Oregon or Auburn suffers a loss. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 11/22/2010

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 11
Some choice match-ups await in week 11, including a Thursday night tilt with the Bears in Miami and Sunday action that features the Colts at the Patriots, Oakland at Pittsburgh, Packers at Vikings, Falcons at the Rams and Indy at New England as a tune-up to the Giants-Eagles evening extravaganza. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/17/2010

NCAA College Football Picks Week 12
There are plenty of border wars and conference contests on tap in the college ranks, highlighted by a raft of games during the week, then Saturday pairings including Wisconsin at Michigan, NC State at North Carolina, Ohio State at Iowa, Connecticut at Syracuse, Florida State at Maryland and Utah at San Diego State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/16/2010

Week 11 NCAA College Football Rankings
After trouncing Idaho, 52-14, on Friday night, #1 Boise State players sat back on Saturday and watched Oregon and TCU struggle to wins against inspired opposition. Auburn kept pace with a defenseless home win over Georgia, setting up a showdown with Alabama and a meeting with South Carolina in the SEC championship. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 11/15/2010

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 10
The NFL's week begins with a bang-up Thrusday night game, Baltimore at Atlanta, but Sunday's action is equally compelling, with Minnesota at Chicago, Tennessee at Miami, the Rams at 49ers and New England at Pittsburgh among key attractions. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/10/2010

Week 11 NCAA College Football Picks
This week, a handicapping extravaganza with 21 games for your pleasure, beginning Tuesday with the MAC and continuing through the week with hot games on Saturday, like Kansas St. at Missouri, Utah at Notre Dame, Penn St. at Ohio St., Georgia at Auburn, San Diego St. at TCU and many more. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks, 11/9/2010

Week 10 NCAA College Football Rankings
Alabama will not be playing for their second straight national championship after being dumped by LSU on Saturday. TCU impresses some, but remains #2 in our weekly rankings. Fearless Rick's College Football Rankings, 11/8/2010

College Basketball is Back!
Preseason Top Five: 1. Duke; 2. Pittsburgh; 3. Kansas St.; 4. Villanova; 5. Kentucky. The rest of the Preseason Top 25 is on the blog, and Monday, college hoops opens with four games. We'll have the players of the day. College Basketball Daily, 11/7/2010

Week 9 NFL Pro Football Picks
Hard to believe the season is already half over, but it's November and time for the NFL to get serious. Some of the major match-ups of week nine include Tampa Bay at Atlanta, Miami at Baltimore, the Colts visiting the Eagles and the revival Kansas City at Oakland affair. Fearless Rick's NFL Picks, 11/3/2010