30 Results for month: 11/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 11/30/15

It was simply a matter of time. The never ending expansion of meaningless college football bowl games has now reached the point where there aren't enough bowl eligible teams to fill out the matchups. That means some schools that weren't even good enough to win half their games will now be getting a trip to someplace for an extra game. Don't get me ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 11/29/15

Just a couple weeks ago, it looked like a wild free for all with some likely controversy as far as the College Playoff Series goes. That's not the case anymore. As it now stands, one team appears to have locked up a spot in the Final Four. Oklahoma's dismantling of Oklahoma State virtually cinches the Sooners an invite. As for the other three, Alabama ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 11/28/15

No commentary tonight, as the available hours are being spent breaking down Saturday college basketball games, one of which I'll use as today's free play. My Friday was a nice followup to the 3-0 Thursday. The two CBB plays missed but I won my only football play, picked up a little less than two units in the NBA and nailed an NHL parlay. Altogether, +2.3 ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 11/27/15

Back in the good old days, I used to have almost total recall when it came to nearly everything, except perhaps for items I subconsciously didn't want to remember. This was something I took for granted. Now that the years are starting to pile up, I have a tendency to get stuck at times. I'm no longer good with names, as anyone who listens to the radio show ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 11/26/15

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and here's a cool story for everyone courtesy of Brian Bosworth. The Boz did something outstanding last week, right before the start of the last Oklahoma home game for this season. One of Bosworth's teammates from the great 1985 Oklahoma team that won the national championship was Derrick Shepard. Shepard passed away from a ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 11/25/15

I have been a big fan of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" ever since it debuted on the network more than 20 years ago. I've always found the program to be highly thought provoking. While there's little question that the show does more than just lean to the left on the hot button topics it occasionally covers, no one can argue with the intense research ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 11/24/15

I'm now on what amounts to a surprise vacation of sorts from The Las Vegas Sportsline, the weekday radio show I'm a part of that airs on ESPN Las Vegas. Thursday and Friday were scheduled days off due to the holiday. But there will now be no show on either Tuesday or Wednesday, as we're to be pre-empted by UNLV basketball. The Runnin' Rebels lost a close ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 11/23/15

Heading into the big holiday week of action, it's always fun to look into the crystal ball and project what the NFL playoff picture will look like. I'll run through the AFC today and will follow up with the NFC tomorrow. AFC East: The Patriots are 9-0 heading into tonight's game against the Bills. New England has some real injury issues and I suspect ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 11/22/15

The silence among those who fought tooth and nail against a college football playoff is now officially deafening. The primary argument was that it would make the regular season meaningless. This was, and still is, among the most ridiculously illogical talking points of all time. The fact is, the regular season is now better than ever. Exhibit A for the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 11/20/15

I have long been a staunch advocate of college athletes in revenue producing sports receiving some kind of salary. The argument against this has steadfastly remained the same from the organizations amassing huge dollars who obviously don't want to share any of those dollars. They're worried it might corrupt or compromise integrity of these "amateur" sports, ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 11/20/15

I get loads of enjoyment watching and listening to Charles Barkley. He clearly enjoys his job and is about as quotable as it gets. To be honest, I'll often bypass whatever the featured NBA game is and simply wait for the post-game show when it's TNT with the broadcast honors. It's generally terrific entertainment and one never knows what will take place ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 11/20/15

Well, that didn't take long. Just a handful of months ago, the Houston Rockets were playing for the Western Conference title against the Golden State Warriors. Head coach Kevin McHale had been rewarded just a few months earlier with a lucrative three-year contract extension, and all systems seemed to be go in Houston. Eleven games into the new NBA ... More