You may know of Chris Slater from his work on his Slater’s Signature Finisher column on the site. Or maybe you’ve run across his blog. Or maybe, unlike me, you’ve met him in real life. Either way, Communication Breakdown is his endeavor into the podcasting world, and even after being on an episode, I’m kicking myself that it took this long for me to feature his podcast on the site. Sorry Chris. – Kelen
Episode 28 of the podcast is a quick one this week. I talk about the recent season premiere of “The Simpsons” and look at some of my favorite episodes from the 26-year history of the show. I talk about the crossover episode with “Family Guy” and give my thoughts on that. And then I talk about some other stuff going on in my life. It’s a fun time.
You may recall the time that I attempted to predict the 2013 NFL Playoffs. I can’t do that here. I know some players, but I really haven’t watched enough baseball to even sound like I have any idea of what I’m talking about. And considering that I should have posted this Monday, I’m definitely late. But before I get to my 110% guaranteed guesses*, I have to say one thing:
The Wild Card Game is some scary $%^# right? Teams used to have a cushy, 7 game series if they won the Wild Card. Now winning the Wild Card doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that you may get to play 163 games that year. I like it. And I don’t care if this is the third year of the Wild Card Game, the people need to know what I think!
#1 Los Angeles Angels v. #4 Kansas City Royals: I don’t like the Angels. They think they’re the new Yankees or something. And I really like the feel good story of the Royals getting into the playoffs for the first time since I was 2. Royals in 5.
#2 Baltimore Orioles v. #3 Detroit Tigers: I personally feel like the Tigers are choke artists in the postseason in recent years. And that Baltimore team is no slouch. Orioles in 4.
#1 Washington Nationals v #5 San Francisco Giants: The Nationals fought hard for the #1 seed in the NL. But they’re playing the 2010 and 2012 World Series Champions.Not yet Nats. Giants in 5.
#2 Los Angeles Dodgers v #3 St. Louis Cardinals: The Dodgers are the Clippers of the baseball world when it comes to postseason success since 1988, at least compared to their LA counterparts (the Angels won it all in 2002). I think their luck is changing though thanks to one word: Kershaw. Dodgers in 5.
* – DO NOT TRUST MY GUESSES.
Picks have been edited to reflect that the ALCS & the NLCS are both 5 games long, not 7.
Week 5 of the college football season finally brought some separation between our two competitors, as the Hyphen chose Oregon State over USC. It was a risky move that didn’t pay off, as the Buzz-Saw picked the favored Trojans for his 17th correct pick of the week.
Last week’s results
Week 6 is a crucial week for the Hyphen now, as he doesn’t want to give Asti any more breathing room. As a two time defending Golden Keg Champion, the Buzz-Saw knows what it takes to defend a lead and no one likes playing from behind.
Boo B Hyphen (Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti): 47-8
Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers (Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley): 46-9