Trike House Party Blood Feud: Betting Against Your Own Team

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Asti has now improved his lead over Kelen to 4 games. Kelen’s choice to pick the Cowboys over the Mountaineers was the cause, as WVU won their game to move to 6-2.

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Kelen had this to say when we asked for a quote:

You know, I took some risks this season, hoping to catch Asti off guard. But I’ve had to learn the hard way that you can’t catch Asti off guard. You have to walk right up to him and sock him in the mouth. The question then, is how well you respond to getting your own block knocked off. So I’m looking to sock Asti in his mouth from here on out.

6 weeks remaining.

Standings
Asti:
102-22
Conley: 98-26

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Trike House Party Blood Feud: Penalties Kill Momentum

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Just as Florida State escaped Saturday night, so did the Buzz-Saw’s 3 game lead over the Hyphen. A Notre Dame victory would have brought Asti’s lead to just 2 games, as he incorrectly picked Stanford to beat Arizona State. Kelen took a chance and thought the Seminoles looked vulnerable at home.

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And just as the penalty stopped Notre Dame from winning, that same penalty cost the Hyphen another week chasing a 3 game deficit that’s looking almost insurmountable with each passing of another game into the record books. The games seem to be pretty cut and dry this weekend, so one can only expect Asti will still be leading by 3 games this time next week.

Standings
Boo BHyphen (Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti):
87-20
Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers (Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley): 84-23

Uneducated Guesses About the 2014 MLB Playoffs: World Series

By Kelen Conley

So maybe this picking winners for a sport I didn’t follow closely during the regular season thing isn’t as hard as I thought. I definitely will not change the name of the column from Uneducated Guesses though. Then I don’t look like an idiot when I’m wrong. And I would never try to sort out the NHL playoffs, don’t worry about that.

But here we are! The 2014 World Series, featuring the two hottest teams in baseball, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants? First, kudos to both ballclubs for making it to the Fall Classic. No easy task even if they both didn’t win more than 90 games in the regular season. But enough fun, I absolutely love that it comes down to the Royals and the Giants. No teams with the highest payroll, no annoyingly good shortstop getting one last chance at the Trophy (I will miss you though Derek Jeter. Much respect), and no teams that I hate!

The Royals haven’t lost a game in the postseason; the Giants have lost only 2. Both teams should be well rested, well coached, and well-oiled for tonight’s tip-off, er, I mean, first pitch. This is harder than picking between the Cardinals and Giants in the NLCS. And before I do:

I know the Giants were on a roll. I know Yadier got hurt. But I really thought the Cards would get more than ONE game. Sure, the games were all extremely close, but it never seemed like St. Louis wanted it as bad as San Francisco did. So much for my MLB Spurs theory.

The Royals haven’t lost ONE game since the postseason began and they’ve taken out TWO of the best teams in baseball this season in the Angels and the Orioles. More importantly, they could become the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati Reds to finish a postseason undefeated, and with more rounds now, they’d own the most impressive postseason run of all-time. I’m sure a second World Series crown would suffice though.

So who wins?

#4 Kansas City Royals v. #5 San Francisco Giants: The Giants won’t get swept. Neither will the Royals. Both ballparks have been extremely difficult for opposing teams, but both teams have won 4 games on the road this postseason, so you can almost throw home field out the window. And both of these ballclubs are so fundamentally sound that each game should be competitive and down to the last out. I’ve owned both Kansas City and San Francisco hats in my lifetime but only the SF one in my adulthood. Somebody get Cinderella her slipper. Royals in 6.

Trike House Party Blood Feud: War Eagle Down

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Thanks to Hyphen gambling on Auburn’s higher ranking and picking Texas Tech, The Buzz-Saw’s lead has expanded to 3 games. With 8 weeks to go, 3 games may not seem like much, but it could be enough of a lead to bring Asti his third straight Golden Keg Championship.

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The later the season gets, however, the tougher the matchups, and for Hyphen’s sake, more upsets tend to happen. He really can’t give up any more distance if he wants to finally beat The Buzz-Saw.

Standings
Boo BHyphen
(Asti): 73-17
Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers (Conley): 70-20