College Football National Semi-Final Bowl Games
It's down to the college football version of the final four on New Year's Eve as Alabama takes on Washington in the early game and Clemson and Ohio State clash in the evening contest with winners advancing to the January 9 National Championship. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 12/30/2016

College Football Bowl Picks Week 3 Dec. 29 - Jan. 2
Quite the lineup for the holidays from college football, with bowl games every day except the traditional New Year's Day treats. Some top contests include Oklahoma State ans Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, Stanford and North Carolina in the Sun Bowl, Michigan vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl, LSU vs. Louisville in the Citrus Bowl, Western Michigan and Wisconisn in the Cotton Bowl, USC meets Penn State in the Rose, and Auburn tackles Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 12/28/2016

Week 17 NFL Pro Football Picks
Wrapping up the regular season with a full slate of games, the most meaningful, Sunday night's Packers at Lions game to determine the champion of the NFC North. Other games with meaning include Oaland at Denver, the Gaitns at Washington, and Carolina at Tampa Bay. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 12/27/2016

College Football Bowl Picks Week 2 Dec. 22-28
Moving Through the 41 Bowl Game smorgasbord, some clunkers along the way, but a good number of enjoyable games pop up this week, including Louisiana Tech vs. Navy, Minnesota vs. Washington State, Boise State vs. Baylor, West Virginia vs. Miami, and Texas A&M vs. Kansas State. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 12/22/2016

NFL Pro Football Picks for Week 16
The penultimate week of the regular season brings the usual slew of key games for both division titles and wild card placements. Among the more interesting are the Giants at Philadelphia (Thursday), Saturday's Atlanta at Carolina, Minnesota at Green Bay, Tampa Bay at New Orleans, and Indianapolis at Oakland games. Sunday, the Ravens visit Pittsburgh in an AFC North showdown and Kansas City hosts Denver in the AFC West. Monday pits Detroit at Dallas. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 12/20/2016

College Football Bowl Picks Week 1 Dec. 17-21
Let's get revved up for bowl season with five games on Saturday, December 17, plus picks on games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Topping the slate is Houston vs. San Deigo State in the Las Vegas Bowl, with Memphis vs. Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl (Tuesday) and BYU vs. Wyoming in he Poinsettia Bowl (Wednesday). Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 12/14/2016

Playoff Fever: Week 15 NFL Pro Football Picks
What's in store this week for faithful NFL fans is a veritable bounty of meaningful games, starting with Thursday night's Rams at Seahawks meeting in which Seattle can clinch the NFC West with a win. On Saturday, Miami visits the Jets as the Dolphins seek a playoff wild card. Sunday's best include Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Tennessee at Kansas City, Indianapolis at Minnesota, Detroit at the NY Giants, New England at Denver, and Tampa Bay at Dallas (Sunday night). Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 12/13/2016

Week 14 NFL Pro Football Picks
Key games this week as the final quarter of the season commences with all 32 teams in action (yes, even the Browns). The best of the bunch include Thursday night's Raiders at Chiefs tussle in the AFC West, then Sunday's clashes include Houston at Indianapolis, Arizona at Miami, New Orleans at Tampa Bay, and Seattle at Green Bay. On Monday night, the Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with a win over the Giants. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 12/6/2016

ARMY-NAVY: Week 15 NCAA College Football Prediction
Just one game this week, that being the annual meeting of the armed forces, with the rivalry being renewed in Baltimore this year. Navy's won the last 14 in a row, but it may be Army's year. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 12/6/2016

No Shortage of Stupidity In The New USA
Since Donald Trump's resounding victory in the presidential election, there have been disruptions, protests, and exhortations of certain insane varieties. Fearless Rick takes aim at the stupidity of it all. Money Daily 11/30/2016

Conference Championships: Week 14 NCAA College Football Picks
There's a bit of unfinished business in the college football universe, in particular, conference titles up for grabs in the SEC, ACC, American Athletic, PAC-12, Big Ten, and Big 12 conferences. Downtown Magazine has all the picks for college football's finest week. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 11/30/2016

December Football! Fearless Week 13 NFL Picks
It's getting down to that time of the season in which contenders and pretenders are separated and week 13 offers some measuring stick games, such as Dallas at Minnesota (Thursday), Kansas City at Atlanta, Houston at Green Bay, Buffalo at Oakland, the Giants at Pittsburgh, and Carolina at Seattle. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 11/29/2016

Week 13 NCAA College Football Picks
Looking for some big college games to liven up the holiday weekend? You've come to the right place for picks on these gems: NC State at North Carolina, Washington at Washington State, Michigan at Ohio State, Auburn at Alabama, Michigan State at Penn State, Florida at Florida State, and more! Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 11/23/2016

Thanksgiving! NFL Football Picks for Week 12
Gobble up some turkey, dressing and all the fixings, but don't forget what the holiday is all about: Football! Great games on Thanksgiving include an NFC North battle for the division lead as Minnesota visits Detroit, then it's the Redskins at Cowboys, and for dessert, Pittsburgh at Indianapolis. On Sunday, Arizona heads to Atlanta, Houston hosts San Diego, Seattle is at Tampa Bay, and Denver hosts Kansas City in AFC West clash for the top spot. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 11/22/2016

Week 12 NCAA College Football Picks
College football is winding down, but these final few weeks prior to bowl season offer some of the grittiest, hardest games. Included in this week's lineup are Louisville at Houston on Thursday night, and on Saturday, Ohio State at Michigan State, Florida at LSU, Washington State at Colorado, Oklahoma at West Virginia, and USC vs. UCLA. Lots to like. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 11/16/2016

NFL Football Picks for Week 11
Key games this week involve a number of division leaders and teams looking for playoff spots including Baltimore at Dallas, Tennessee at Indianapolis, Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Philadelphia at Seattle, Green Bay at Washington (Sunday night), and Monday night's Houston vs. Oakland contest in Mexico City. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 11/15/2016

Election Reflection: America, Trump Victorious; Fearless Rick Takes a Victory Lap
As it turned out, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, a corrupt media and his own Republican brethren to become America's 45th president. Fearless Rick had it nailed - calling for a Trump landslide - a month before the election because Trump struck a nerve and was the voice for millions of upset Americans. Money Daily 11/11/2016
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NCAA College Football Week 11 Picks
The current playoff rankings have Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Washington occupying the top four spots, respectively. While these four should carry on, Washington hosts USC, Michigan is at Iowa, Clemson welcomes Pitt into Death Valley, while the Crimson Tide should have no trouble topping visiting Mississippi State. Other important games include North Carolina at Duke (Thursday), West Virginia at Texas, and Auburn at Georgia. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 11/10/2016

Fearless Football Picks for NFL Week 10
Just because there's a little election coming up, there's no reason to believe that our picks won't be ready on time. In fact, we're a day early. Additionally, in the better lucky than good department, the coin flip was an amazing 10-1-1 through Sunday of Week 9. Of week 10 games, the best of the bunch appear to be Kansas City at Carolina, Denver at New Orleans, Atlanta at Philly, Dallas at Pittsburgh and Monday night's Seattle at New England. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 11/7/2016

Week 10 NCAA College Football Picks
Not much has been sorted out in most conference races as the 2016 college football season has been one of surprises, disappointments and some very competitive games. Among the better match-ups and potentially pivotal games for week 10 are Wisconsin at Northwestern, TCU at Baylor, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, Iowa at Penn State, Nebraska at Ohio State and Alabama at LSU. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 11/2/2016

Week 9 NFL Pro Football Picks
The season is half over as the calendar turns to November and the run to make the playoffs takes off in earnest. Among the better games this weekend are Atlanta at Tampa Bay (Thursday night), Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Detroit at Minnesota, Indianapolis at Green Bay, Sunday night's Denver at Oakland AFC West clash, and Monday might's Buffalo at Seattle tussle. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 11/1/2016

Week 9 NCAA College Football Picks
Saturday's big game is Clemson at Florida State, but there are other notable contests as the calendar ends October. Thursday: Virginia Tech visits Pittsburgh; Friday: Navy is at South Florida. Saturday's games include West Virginia at Oklahoma State, Washington at Utah, Nebraska at Wisconsin, and Auburn at Ole Miss. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 10/26/2016

Week 8 NFL Pro Football Picks
No teams are running away in any division, with the possible exception of New England in the AFC East. The Patriots can pad their lead with a win at Buffalo on Sunday. Other games of note include the Washington-Cincinnati clash in London, a big one as Green Bay travels to Atlanta, Kansas City is at Indianapolis, Denver hosts the Chargers, and Sunday night sees Philly at Dallas for a key NFC East meeting. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 10/25/2016

College Football Picks NCAA Week 8
The biggest game on the slate this weekend is the 3:30 Saturday meeting of Texas A&M at #1 Alabama. Both teams are undefeated, though the Crimson Tide is a heavy favorite at home. Other key meetings include Ohio State at Penn State, Memphis at Navy, Ole Miss at LSU, Colorado at Stanford, and Wisconsin at Iowa. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 10/19/2016

Week 7 NFL Pro Football Picks
Nearing the mid-point of the regular season, it's make-or-break time in the NFL. Key games this weekend include Buffalo at Miami, Minnesota at Philadelphia, San Diego at Atlanta, New England at Pittsburgh, Seattle at Arizona, and Houston at Denver (Monday night). Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 10/18/2016

Week 7 NCAA College Football Picks
Nearly half-way through the college regular season, some key games pop up this week including West Virginia at Texas Tech, NC State at Clemson, North Carolina at Miami, Alabama at Tennessee, and not to be missed Ohio State at Wisconsin. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 10/12/2016

NFL Pro Football Picks Week 6
At 5-0 the Vikings are the only undefeated team remaining in the league and it will stay that way at least another week as Minnesota is on a bye. Meanwhile, a healthy slate of games this weekend features Cincinnati at New England, Philadelphia at Washington, Kansas City at Oakland, Dallas at Green Bay, Atlanta at Seattle, and the Colts at Houston (Sunday night). Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 10/11/2016

NCAA College Football Picks for Week 6
In what will probably be considered a slow week in the NCAA, there are still a number of choice match-ups with upset potential such as LSU at Florida, Oklahoma vs. Texas, Tennessee at Texas A&M, Alabama at Arkansas, and Washington State at Stanford. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 10/5/2016

Fearless Rick's Week 5 NFL Pro Football Picks
Parity in the NFL may never have been better than this season, as just four weeks in only three teams have no losses, those being Minnesota, Denver and Philadelphia, the latter at 3-0, coming off a bye week. The Eagles will be tested in their meeting at Detroit, though the Lions are having their usual issues, such as losing. Other games of note include Washington at Baltimore, the return of Tom Brady and the Patriots at Cleveland, Houston at Minnesota, and Atlanta at Denver. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 10/4/2016

Week 5 NCAA College Football Picks
The best match-up of the season so far pits Louisville against Clemson in a Saturday night special. Other key games include Wisconsin at Michigan, Memphis at Ole Miss, and Tennessee at Georgia. Also not to be missed is Friday night's PAC-12 clash, Stanford at Washington. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 9/28/2016

Week 4 NFL Pro Football Picks
The Ravens, Patriots, Eagles, Vikings, and Broncos are all 3-0 and the only unbeaten teams in the NFL. Philadelphia earned a week off, meaning there will be at least one undefeated team hading into week five. Who will survive? Key meetings include the Broncos at Tampa Bay, Buffalo visiting New England, the Ravens hosting the Raiders, and the Vikings welcoming the Giants to Minnesota. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/27/2016

Week 4 NCAA College Football Picks
College football has produced some marvelous games already this season, and week 4 looks like a few good ones are on the schedule, like Clemson at Georgia Tech, Wisconsin at Michigan State, Florida at Tennessee, Stanford at UCLA, and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M from Arlington. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 9/21/2016

NFL Pro Football Picks for Week 3
After two weeks of NFL play, there are only eight teams with 2-0 marks, proving the league to be as competitive as ever. Some key meetings this week include Thursday night's Houston at New England game, then Sunday has Minnesota at Carolina, Detroit at Green Bay, the Jets at Kansas City and Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/20/2016

NCAA Week 3 College Football Picks
Highlighed by prime time match-ups of Michigan State at Notre Dame and Ohio State at Oklahoma, week 3 of the college season offers a rich palate of colorful contests including USC at Stanford, Oregon at Nebraska, Alabama at Ole Miss, and Florida State at Louisville. An exciting week with much to like. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 9/14/2016

Fearless Week Two NFL Football Picks
Fearless Rick and the unbiased coin flip each went 9-7 in Week One and offer picks for Week Two on all games, some of the more intriguing ones being Jets at Bills (Thursday), Kansas City at Houston, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay at Arizona, and Green Bay at Minnesota. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/13/2016

College Football NCAA Week 2 Picks
Tough to outdo last weekend's fiesta of football displayed by the collegians, but week two offers any number of intriguing match-ups for the involved fan. Topping the list are Western Kentucky at #1 Alabama, and Nevada looking to upend Notre Dame in South Bend. Other fine meetings include Tulsa at Ohio State, Virginia Tech at Tennessee, Arkansas at TCU, and Kentucky at Florida. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 9/7/2016

It's ON! Week One NFL Football Picks
The annual wait through preseason is almost over, making it time for games that matter. NFL fans should have a feast on opening weekend, beginning with Thursday night's rematch of last season's Super Bowl, as the Panthers make a visit to the Broncos in Denver. Other games of note include Buffalo at Baltimore, Detroit at Indy, New England at Arizona, and Monday night's Rams at 49ers tilt. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 9/6/2016

College Football Kicks Off: Week One Picks
It's time to put up or shut up for college football teams as week one kicks off with a slew of important games, not the least of which will be Saturday night's USC at Alabama and Clemson at Auburn, featuring the two teams that met in last season's national championship game. Other games of note include Notre Dame at Texas (Sunday), Ole Miss at Florida State (Monday), Kansas State at Stanford, and Oklahoma at Houston. Fearless Rick's College Football Picks 8/30/2016

Week Four NFL Football Preseason Picks
Dress rehearsal is over and teams are looking to make rosters complete in week four. Not many starters will see action, but there are some special situations in the last week of preseason. Fearless Rick's NFL Football Picks 8/30/2016

Week Three NFL Football Preseason Picks
Tradition says week three of the preseason features more starters than any other, so fans can get a better feel for the relative strengths and weaknesses of teams. Top games include New England at Carolina, Dallas at Seattle, Detroit at Baltimore, and Arizona at Houston.Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/23/2016

NFL Preseason Picks For Week Two
A simple flip of a coin bested our ace prognosticator, Fearless Rick, last week, going 8-7-1, to the human's record of 6-9-1. Both the coin and our Fearless leader are back for week two's picks, with highlighted games including Cincinnati at Detroit, Kansas City at the Rams, Philly at Pittsburgh, Minnesota at Seattle and all the rest.Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/16/2016

Fed's Williams Offers Up Desperate Economic Solutions
San Francisco Fed President, John Williams, released a paper on Monday outlining what he thinks should be done to spur growth in a low interest rate environment (which he helped create). Along with many other economic thinkers and the markets, Fearless Rick takes him and his central bank brethren to task. Money Daily 8/16/2016

Fearless Rick and Coin Flip NFL Preseason Picks Week One
After last week's fumble by the NFL, canceling the Hall of Fame game due to a bad paint job, fans are eager for kickoff, even if it's only preseason. Game of the week looks like Minnesoata at Cincinnati, but there are plenty of others and we've got them all covered. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/9/2016

NFL Preseason Picks: Hall of Fame Game
Yep, it's football season, with the traditional kickoff in Canton, OH, as the Indianapolis Colts meet the Green Bay Packers in the Hall of Fame Game. Green Bay was a playoff team last season, while the Colts fell short at 8-8. Fearless Rick offers insight and a coin flip to start off the season. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 8/5/2016

Too Much Drama: Brexit/Bremain And US Presidential Elections Are Sideshows To Be Ignored
How the media presentation and drawn-out coverage of the vote in England to stay in or leave the European Union and the US presidential election are comparable to childish temper tantrums, largely uncalled-for, over-the-top drama, and eventually of little consequence. Money Daily 6/22/2016

How We Almost Got Into A Donald Trump Rally
The story of Fearless Rick and friends being turned away from an overflow Donald Trump rally in Rochester, NY, and the failed attempt to get the Donald to autograph Rick's March 1990 Playboy magazine. Downtown Magazine Blog 4/12/2016
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Reading List: Playboy October 2004 Donald Trump Interview
Kicking off a new series on our blog, called "Reading List." With over 4000 magazines in stock, we have plenty of reading material and we thought these excerpts from a 2004 interview with current presidential candidate, Donald Trump, might be of particular interest. Downtown Magazine Blog 4/5/2016

This Sunday, February 7, the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco for all the NFL marbles and Downtown Magazine has the pick. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 2/1/2016

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The top two seeds in each division have arrived at the penultimate games of the NFL championship season as New England visits Denver in the AFC and arizona travels to Carolina to take on the Panthers. The winners emerge to meet in SuperBowl 50 in two weeks time. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 1/19/2016

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Picks
Four big games this weekend, with the winners advancing to the respective conference championships. On Saturday, festivities get underway with Kansas City at New England, followed by Green Bay at Arizona. Sunday's games are Seattle at Carolina and then, Pittsburgh at Denver in prime time. Much to like. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 1/12/2016

College Football National Championship
The Clemson Tigers meet the Alabama Crimson Tide in college football's national championship game on Monday, January 11. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 1/6/2016

It's on to the playoffs in the NFL, with 12 teams vying for the win in Super Bowl 50, but first, wild card games pit Kansas City at Houston and Pittsburgh at Cincinnati on Saturday. On Sunday, it's all NFC, with Seattle at Minnesota early and Green Bay at Washington in the late game. Fearless Rick's Football Picks 1/5/2016 Money Daily Tackles the Best of Wall Street With 2016 Predictions
With the S&P and Dow Jones Industrials finishing 2015 officially in the red, what does 2016 portend? Find out the thinking of the best Wall Street analysts and then ponder fresh insights provided by the New and Improved Money Daily. Money Daily 12/31/2015