Monday, March 31, 2008

Bosco's 2008 MLB Predictions

Bosco's 2008 MLB Predictions
Regular Season Divisions
1. NY Mets
2. Atlanta Braves
3. Philadelphia Phillies
4. Washington Nationals
5. Florida Marlins
N.L Central
1. Chicago Cubs
2. Milwaukee Brewers
3. Cincinnati Reds
4. Houston Astros
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Pittsburgh Pirates
N.L West
1. Arizona Diamondbacks
2. L.A Dodgers
3. Colorado Rockies
4. San Diego Padres
5. San Francisco Giants
A.L East
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. Tampa Bay Rays
4. Toronto Blue Jays
5. Baltimore Orioles
A.L Central
1. Detroit Tigers
2. Cleveland Indians
3. Chicago White Sox
4. Minnesota Twins
5. Kansas City Royals
A.L West
1. Seattle Mariners
2. LA Angels
3. Oakland Athletics
4. Texas Rangers
National League
1. Arizona Diamondbacks
2. NY Mets
3. Chicago Cubs
Wild Card- LA Dodgers
NLCS- Diamondbacks over Mets
American League
1. New York Yankees
2. Seattle Mariners
3. Detroit Tigers
Wild Card- Boston Red Sox
ALCS- Yankees over Red Sox
World Series
Yankees over Diamondbacks
World Series M.V.P- Robinson Cano
Regular Season Awards
Rookie of the Year
National- Kosuke Fukudome
American- Joba Chamberlain
Manager of the Year
National- Joe Torre
American- Joe Girardi
CY Young
National- Brandon Webb (everyone is picking Santana... lol)
American- Felix Hernandez
National- Alfonso Soriano
American- Miguel Cabrera
10 Side Notes
1. I think Phil Hughes will be the Yankees #1 starter going into the postseason.
2. I think Robinson Cano will win the A.L Batting Crown with a .345+ avg.
3. I think not only will Andre Ethier start of the Dodgers, he will DOMINATE!
4. I think Pedro Martinez will win at least 10 games.
5. I think the Phillies will return to where they obviously belong--- sub par land!
6. I think there is a good chance any team 1-4 in the N.L West could easily win the division or finish 4Th.
7. I think the Cincinnati Reds could shock the worlds just like Colorado did last year.
8. I think the Indians can easily win the Central, but i figured hey why not go with the Best offense in baseball, plus i thought Miguel Cabrera would be the MVP before i picked divisions!
9. I think the Diamondbacks will have such a great pitching staff that they will easily make it to the World Series, because the match ups come postseason time will just be in their favor.
10. I think this should be a great season, and pray to the baseball gods that there will not be another bug outbreak this year!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Top 10 NFL free agency signings

10- Calvin Pace- 2007 team- Arizona Cardinals 2008 team- New York Jets
-Not a top notch linebacker, but to be honest there were not many available, solid starter, who should contribute to that defense and help generate a pass rush that they were lacking last season, he had a career high 98 tackles and 6.5 sacks last year, those numbers should only continue to grow. Grade- B-
9- Derek Anderson- 2007 team- Cleveland Browns 2008 team- Same
-Very solid 2007 campaign, automatically made Anderson the number 1 Qb available, teams were just not willing to part with the draft picks needed to acquire him, and so he remains with Cleveland, the Browns should be very happy about this, as Anderson had very nice numbers of 3787 yards and 29 touchdowns last season, including 10 multi touchdown games, had Cleveland in the thick of the playoff race, only one question remains- What do the Browns now do with 2007 first round pick Brady Quinn. Grade- B+
8- Alge Crumpler- 2007 team- Atlanta Falcons 2008 team- Tennessee Titans
-Very solid tight end, who was a victim of a poor QB situation in Atlanta, was at one time Michael Vick's go to guy, and could possibly develop into a similar role for Vince Young, let's not forget this is a guy who had 3 consecutive seasons of over 700 yards receiving, not too shabby for a tight end. I like the signing. Grade- C+
7- Javon Walker- 2007 team- Denver Broncos 2008 team- Oakland Raiders
-Wide reciever that is full of talent, has had some injury concerns, which is one reason to be puzzled by the 16 million in gurantees the Raiders handed him, however that is the price you pay in today's NFL, if healthy their are not many with more talent, will be interesting to see what Jamarcus Russel and Walker can do as a tandem, this would be an absolute A+ in my opinion if not for the injury issues, so for now it's a little lower. Grade- C+
6- Bernard Berrian- 2007 team- Chicago Bears 2008 team- Minnesota Vikings
-Another talented reciever that probably recieved more money than they were worth, but you have to overpay in the NFL, he has big play potential, and is a deep threat on every play, still only 27 years old, and he is exactly what Tavaris Jackson needed, Minnesota is in my opinion the early threat to win the NFC North. Grade- B
5- Michael Turner- 2007 team- San Diego Chargers 2008 team- Atlanta Falcons
-Very talented running back, who was hidden in the shadows of one of the all time greats LaDainian Tomlinson, it is now his time to shine, as he will most definetely be the feature back on the Falcons, only 26 years old and full of all the potential in the world, should be fun to watch him every down. Grade- B+
4- Justin Smith- 2007 team- Cincinatti Bengals 2008 team- San Francisco 49ers
-Talented Defensive End that fills a big hole for the 49ers, who had major problems generating a pass rush in 2007, they have a talented secondary and having a pass rush threat will take pressure off of them, Smith had a down year last year but he was a top 5 pick at one time, he recieved 45 million for 6 years, alot of money but pass rushers are at a premium, and it is the price to pay. Grade- B+
3- Randy Moss- 2007 team- New England Patriots 2008 team- Same
-One of the most talented people to ever step on a football field, has character issues and is known for being disruptive if not in a winning environment, that should not be a problem for the New England Patriots because they are a contender every year, however I have to question whether last years record breaking year was just the product of him being in a contract year, and trying to get a long term deal, its a question that will be answered this year, but the Patriots could not afford to lose this talent. Grade- A-
2- Alan Faneca- 2007 team- Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 team- New York Jets
-I am usually not a fan of giving big money to Guards but even I can not deny that this man is a future hall of famer, and the Jets did the right thing by breaking the bank for him, with the addition of Damien Woody, and the continuing development of Ferguson and Mangold, this could be a very talented offensive line, just imagine Darren McFadden falling to them at the number 6 pick in the draft, Jets fans get excited. Grade- A+
1- Asante Samuel- 2007 team- New England Patriots 2008 team- Philadelphia Eagles
-One of, if not the best corner in the NFL, has a knack for getting turnovers and helphing his team win games, brings a championship mentality to a city in desperate need for a championship, it is kind of questionable as to why the Eagles made this move, when they already have two pro bowl caliber corners in Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown, but i have heard rumblings of a possible Sheppard trade, in which case this move is brilliant, you can not beat someone with a combination of talent and championship experience, we just have to see if he will play with the same heart now that he has the long term deal he has been seeking for the past few years. Grade- A++

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bosco's Predicted March Madness 2008 Seedings by Region

Bosco's Predicted March Madness 2008 Seedings by Region
  1. Kansas
  2. Tenn
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Clemson
  6. WV
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Davidson
  9. UNLV
  10. Arizona
  11. Oregon
  12. Kentucky
  13. Siena
  14. Boise St
  15. Austin Peay
  16. Texas Arlington


  1. UCLA
  2. Texas
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. Butler
  5. Indiana
  6. Mich St
  7. Wash St
  8. Gonzaga
  9. Arkansas
  10. Kent St
  11. Baylor
  12. Villanova
  13. Oral Roberts
  14. Cal St Ful
  15. Portland St
  16. American


  1. UNC
  2. G'Town
  3. Xavier
  4. UConn
  5. Drake
  6. Marquette
  7. BYU
  8. Miss St
  9. Kansas St
  10. So. Alabama
  11. Arizona St
  12. Kentucky
  13. George Mason
  14. San Diego
  15. UMBC
  16. Coppin St vs. Mt St Mary's WINNER


  1. Memphis
  2. Duke
  3. Stanford
  4. Louisville
  5. Vanderbilt
  6. Purdue
  7. Oklahoma
  8. USC
  9. Miami (Fla)
  10. St. Mary's
  11. Temple
  12. St. Joe's
  13. Cornell
  14. Winthrop
  15. Belmont
  16. Miss Valley St.

***Subject to Georgia losing to Arkansas, Bulldogs currently winning late in the 2nd half... if Georgia holds on i believe Va Tech would be out and a few things on the bracket would have to change.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Bosco's NCAA Predicted Feild of 65 (including seeds)

Bosco's NCAA Predicted Field of 65 (including seeds)
Play in Game- Alabama St. vs. American (winner is 16 seed)
16's- Robert Morris, Morgan St, Portland St
15's- UMBC, Rider, Austin Peay, Belmont
14's- Boise St, Cornell, Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin
13's- Western Kentucky, UC Santa Barba, Wright St, Akron
12's- Illinois St, UNC Asheville, Umass, Virginia Commonwealth
11's- Davidson, Arizona St, West Virginia, Kansas, St
10's- Florida, Kent St, Baylor, Arizona
9's- Maryland, Oklahoma, USC, UNLV
8's- Miami, Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, South Alabama
7's- Miss St, Arkansas, BYU, St Mary's
6's- Clemson, Marquette, Purdue, Gonzaga
5's- Notre Dame, Xavier, Wash St, Drake
4's- Uconn, Butler, Indiana, Michigan St
3's- Stanford, Wisconsin, Louisville, Vanderbilt
2's- Kansas, Georgetown, Texas, Tennessee
1's- Memphis, Duke, UNC, UCLA
Last 4 Out
1. UAB
2. Virgina Tech
3. New Mexico
4. Kentucky
Last 4 In
1. Western Kentucky
2. Florida
3. Maryland
4. Arizona
~Robert Bosco

Bosco & Duncan's NFL Mock Draft 2.0 featuring guest Gus Mourtos

Bosco & Duncan's NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (w/ Gus Mourtos) (2-27-08)
{Last b4 Free agency hits}
1. Dolphins- Chris Long- DE- Virginia
2. Rams- Jake Long- OT- Michigan
3. Falcons- Matt Ryan- QB- BC
4. Raiders- Glenn Dorsey- DT- LSU
5. Chiefs- Ryan Clady- OT- Boise St
6. Jets- Darren McFadden- RB- Arkansas
7. Patriots(via SF)- Leodis McKelvin- CB- Troy
8. Ravens- Brian Brohm- QB- Louisville
9. Bengals- Sedrick Ellis- DT- USC
10. Saints- Vernon Gholston- DE- Ohio St
11. Bills- Mike Jenkins- CB- So. Florida
12. Broncos- Jeff Otah- OT- Pittsburgh
13. Panthers- Derrick Harvey- G- Florida
14. Bears- DeSean Jackson- WR- Cal
15. Lions- Aqib Talib- CB- Kansas
16. Cardinals- Rashard Mendenhall- RB- Illinois
17. Vikings- Malcolm Kelly- WR- Oklahoma
18. Texans- Jonathan Stewart- RB- Oregon
19. Eagles- Dominic Rogers Cromartie- CB- Tennessee St
20. Bucs- Keith Rivers- LB- USC
21. Redskins- Kenny Phillips- S- Miami
22. Cowboys- Felix Jones- RB- Arkansas
23. Steelers- Branden Albert- G- Virginia
24. Titans- Limas Sweed- WR- Texas
25. Seahawks- Kentwan Balmer- DT- UNC
26. Jaguars- Calais Campbell- DE- Miami
27. Chargers- Sam Baker- OT- USC
28. Cowboys- Gosder Cherilus- OT- BC
29. 49ers- Mario Manningham- WR- Michigan
30. Packers- Fred Davis- TE- USC
31. Patriots- FORFEITED
32. Giants- Dan Connor- OLB- Penn St

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