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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

See You All Next Fall





2013: 85-52-3 (62.0%)
2012: 104-91-5 (53.3%)
2011: 83-48-4 (63.4%)



If you bet $1,000 on every pick, you would have earned a profit of $56,273.


Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Season

Thanks to a suggestion by my friend Drew, I'm going to post Season Totals bets next season.  Visit the Stream in August for my +EV plays.


When I'm in Vegas next fall and the sportsbook manager asks if I want to max-bet my Season picks:


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bowl Games Recap

Winning the first bowl game and improving to 12-1 in my last 13 picks.  Approaching Mount St Helens fire flames heat.



Losing the final two games of the season:





PS - Thanks to Kevin for posting his picks in the comment section all year.  Did he win?  No, definitely not.  But there was zero quit in him.  Zero.


+ Bowl Winners -- 
Utah St (+1.5) - Northern Illinois

+ Bowl Losers -- 
Oklahoma St (+1.5) - Missouri
Georgia Tech (+3) - Mississippi


Last Week: 1-2
Season: 85-52-3 (62.0%)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Late Line Movement In The Cotton Bowl

Major line shift between Oklahoma State and Missouri.  The Stream picked OK State +1.5 on December 8th and the line held until January 1st.  OK State is now -3.

If you don't act quickly and allow the big players in Vegas to see my picks:


And for anyone who thought Vegas was going to catch up with the Stream during bowl season, nope, sorry, same old song and dance.  Maybe next year.

Friday, December 20, 2013

7 Year Old Writes Letter To Bengals Punter

Bowl games start tomorrow.  On a completely unrelated note:





Dear Kevin,
I hope you feel better soon. I am mad at the Steelers because you are my #1 player. I am 7 years old and love the Bengals and Bearcats. I know you played for the Bearcats and Bengals and I love the teams. I hope that Steeler player loses his house and has to live in his car.
Get well soon,
Nicholas Andrew Johnson.


Love the passion Nick has here.  Just don’t see that from your regular 7 year old everyday.  You can’t teach that type of anger.



PS - Ashley still holds the title for best letter of all time.  Diabolical.



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bowl Games



Love these rumors of Saban going to Texas.  Be more of a mercenary Saban.

Now people are always upset with the Stream during bowl season.  35 games and I only pick a few.  Two games last year (2-0, nbd).  Starting with three games this year.


+ Bowl Plays –

Utah St (+1.5) - Northern Illinois
Oklahoma St (+1.5) - Missouri
Georgia Tech (+3) - Mississippi


Last Week: 1-0
Season: 84-50-3 (62.7%)




PS - The Stream continues to expand and sharps in Vegas are noticing.  This isn’t exactly your corner lemonade stand anymore.  Probably going to sell the website to the highest bidder in Vegas eventually.

Following my picks has been free money for 3 years.   Before complaining, maybe next time you’ll think twice and have some respect, heathens.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week 15 Recap

The college football regular season is essentially over and that is heartbreaking, but we did finish 11-1 in our last dozen games.  Silver lining in every cloud I suppose.

Bowling Green flat out dominated Northern Illinois for four quarters.  Every year there are only a few games where you have a complete edge over the sportsbooks and this was one of those games.  Almost 80% of the bets coming in on the undefeated Northern Illinois Huskies, late line movement in Bowling Green's direction, value on top of value.

The game had everything you could want and expect from MACtion.  Big plays, big hits, fans pulling their pants down for extra points.


Ruthless?  Yes.  But show me one fanbase who doesn't try to get in the head of the opponent's kicker and I’ll show you a fanbase who doesn’t want to win bad enough for my taste.

On a related note, great showing by the San Diego fans this weekend.



In the Big Ten Championship, the entire country outside of Ohio was pulling for a Sparty victory.

Karma.


For some reason I can't explain, a picture of Urban Meyer eating postgame pizza surrounded by his family is sad.


SAD PIZZA RANKINGS: 
1. After being left at the altar 
2. Alone on Thanksgiving 
3. Post major sports loss


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+ Week 15 Winners --
Bowling Green (+4.5) - Northern Illinois


Last Week: 1-0
Season: 84-50-3 (62.7%)



PS - My account took a hit riding all of Kevin's picks from the comment section.  0-3.  Brutal.  

When I checked my account after those three losses:



Double PS - I still think Kevin catches fire during the bowls.  Champions learn from their mistakes and conquer.  That's what Kevin is going to do in bowl season.  Conquer.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday Picks


One pick this week and we're going MACtion.

Bowling Green (+4.5) - Northern Illinois


PS - Northern Illinois is playing without their husky mascot for the first time in nine years.  Can't expect that loss not to have an impact.  Without Diesel giving high fives on the sidelines this may be blowout city.



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Week 15

I swear some Streamers broke out in cold sweats when I didn't release any picks locks on Monday.  Lots of variables in play this weekend.  Check back on Thursday.

Kind of unrelated but how big of a boss was Pete Carroll last night?



Wry smile?  Check.   Chomping on his gum?  Check.   Pimp walk?  Check.   Knowing you're the best?  Check mate.



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week 14 Recap

When I told my dad that the Mainstream had another glorious Saturday and is sitting on a 10-1 record for the past three weeks.




+ Week 14 Winners --
Kansas St (-16) - Kansas
Utah St (-20) - Wyoming
Iowa St (+9.5) - West Virginia
New Mexico (+35) - Boise St

+ Week 14 Losers -- 
Utah (-17) - Colorado


Last Week: 4-1
Season: 83-50-3 (62.4%)