Hot Soup Week 11

@svubs34 Indianapolis (-3.5) at Tennessee Indy is coming off a bad blowout loss to the Rams and will be focused for this big divisional matchup.  Meanwhile, Tennessee lost their starting QB for the year and just ruined my survivor chances.  Indy rolls. Pitt (+2.5) vs. Detroit Every time Detroit makes us think they are ready to be a contender; they go and lay an egg.  This is that week this season. Houston (-7.5) vs. Oakland Case Keenum has injected some youth and excitement to an otherwise boring Texans team.  The Texans D has actually allowed the fewest yards per game Continue reading Hot Soup Week 11

Wild, Wild West

1. San Antonio Spurs: 55.5 – OVER.  Every year the Spurs seem to exceed expectations.  Why would this year be any different?  The bench is as deep as always, Marco Belinelli is a more consistent Gary Neal, and Kawhi Leonard is going to make the jump to stardom this year.  They have the best coach in basketball and will be motivated after last year’s final debacle.  Oh, and they have Tony Parker in his prime and a selectively dominant Tim Duncan.  60 Wins, you’re number 1 seed in the west, and this year’s NBA champions.  Ladies and Gentlemen, the San Continue reading Wild, Wild West

NBA Eastern Conference Preview

And…we’re back.  Year 2 of the AVS over/under NBA preview is upon us and we have expanded it this year to include predictions on all 30 teams.  We have big shoes to fill as last year we hit on 13/16 over/under totals among the 16 playoff teams (thank you!, thank you!) and our promise this year is to do even better than that. In my column you will notice one broad theme that will aid me with many of my predictions.  The upcoming draft is one of the deepest and most talented classes in years.  Certainly since 2003 (LeBron, Wade, Continue reading NBA Eastern Conference Preview

Trade Adrian Peterson? Seriously.

Winning a championship in the NFL is an extremely difficult endeavor.  It requires a combination of so many different elements, many of which are outside the team’s control.  Injuries, one of those things outside of team control, play a central part in determining who hoists the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the year.  Some teams overcome it (take the 2010 champion Packers that placed 15 players on IR), but most teams are devastated when struck by the injury bug.  The 2011 Colts had no chance after the injury to their most important player, Peyton Manning.  What is a team Continue reading Trade Adrian Peterson? Seriously.

Aristotle’s NFL

Aristotle, the ultimate thinking man.  Football, the ultimate sport of man.  When going through this past week’s NFL action, we wondered what better way to dissect the games than to have humanity’s ultimate authority on all things philosophy and logic chime in and help us?  At first this seemed like a stretch.  Why would Aristotle take tame out of his busy day of answering life’s biggest questions to comment on some NFL topics for AVS?  However, the more we asked and asked (and eventually begged),he finally agreed to help us with this column…with one stipulation.  Aristotle is a man of questions.  He does this as a learning tool for himself Continue reading Aristotle’s NFL