Two For Two On the Footie Front

FC Barcelona are your 2009 Champions League winners with a surprisingly dominant performance over the favored Manchester United. Barca won despite a makeshift backline due to injuries and suspensions and with no true standout performance even though Xavi won Man of the Match. Frankly, I don’t know what happened to ManU — that’s not the [...]

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UFC 97 Redemption Picks

Another UFC card, another attempt at picks. Looking forward to tonight’s card and Anderson Silva’s redemption after that jokey performance he gave last time out against Patrick Cote. All odds from www.betus.com: Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva (-600) vs. Thales Leites (+350) Leites is a pretty weak challenger with a less than impressive resume leading up [...]

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UEFA Champions League 2009 Picks

I haven’t thrown up a sports post in a while and with the quarterfinals in the Champions League beginning today, now is a good time to get back into it. BTW, I think exercises like trying to pick winners in sporting events are helpful to stock picking. Trying to assess strengths, weaknesses and then assigning [...]

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Weekly Playlist: Welcome Back FT / UFC edition (2009/01/31)

What a way to start off the year in the markets, eh?  But the weekly playlist posts aren’t outlets for market commentary so readers will have to wait until the portfolio spreadsheet is posted tomorrow or Monday.  I should also have an exciting announcement soon as well. Regular readers (I do love me some regular [...]

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UFC 91: Lesnar vs. Couture Predictions

UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar Lesnar’s third fight in the big-time and he’s in the title fight.  I’ve always been impressed with Lesnar’s athletic ability.  The man is just a freak of nature even back in his pro-wrestling days, when he flew around like 100-pound lucha wrestler.  But Couture is the [...]

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Euro 2008: Knockout Stage Predictions

Revisiting my previous predictions, I was a perfect 8 of 8 (though I got the ordering wrong on Group B). Maybe I should stop investing and go to Vegas! Let’s keep the streak alive: Quarterfinals Portugal vs. Germany — I think Portugal’s main weakness will be their lack of firepower upfront but Germany won’t be [...]

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