Author Archives: John Lally

Premier League Returns with Arsenal vs Manchester United

Something happens during the two weeks of an international break.  It is almost like a cleanse for me, as I rarely even follow what is going on with the European Championship qualifiers and never considering watching any of the matches. … Continue reading

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NFL 2014 Week 12 Picks

With just six weeks of the regular season to go, the final two teams (Pittsburgh and Carolina) have their byes this week, before the race for the playoffs heats up from Thanksgiving to the New Year.  A few notes on … Continue reading

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NFL 2014 Week 11 Picks

Some quick notes on last week’s action before my picks for this weekend’s NFL games: Aaron Rodgers tied the record for touchdown passes in a half as he threw six in the first thirty minutes of the Packers’ thrashing of … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Tottenham’s Incompetence

This season has ranked as one of the worst in recent memory for Tottenham, with almost no performances of note and some lucky results keeping them from being outside the bottom three through eleven games. To figure out why we … Continue reading

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Premier League Roundup and Preview – Chelsea vs Liverpool

Last weekend in the Manchester derby, United defender Chris Smalling got himself sent off shortly before the break and seriously dented his team’s chances of getting anything out of the match.  His first offense was particularly stupid: attempting to block … Continue reading

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NFL 2014 Week 10 Picks

Somehow, the 2014 NFL season has already reached the double-digit mark in terms of weeks, so before the tenth round of games, here’s a check in of how all of the divisions are looking: NFC North 1. Detroit 6-2; 2. Green … Continue reading

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Premier League Roundup and Preview – The Manchester Derby

The Manchester Derby In their last two matches, Manchester United have scored late equalizers to earn draws and extend their unbeaten run to four games.  Last weekend, they got a big helping hand from the referee (not for the first … Continue reading

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NFL 2014 Week 9 Picks

This week marks the midway point of the NFL season, so this is the time when we roughly know which teams are looking most likely to go deep in the playoffs, while one or two teams might put together a … Continue reading

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2014 Midterm Elections – Race to Control the Senate

This year’s midterm elections are centered around the battle between the Republicans and the Democrats to have control of the Senate for the two final years of President Obama’s term.  The GOP have been confident of their ability to gain … Continue reading

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Premier League Roundup and Preview – City thrash Spurs and Chelsea vs United

Last Weekend’s Action It seems like a long time ago now, but Tottenham’s first nine visits to the Etihad Stadium in all competitions brought them six wins, two draws and just one defeat.  However, since 2011 Spurs have lost all … Continue reading

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