Thursday, December 31, 2015

NFL Week 17 Predictions

Current Record (141-99)

Jets vs Bills  Jets
Patriots vs Dolphins Patriots
Saints vs Falcons Saints
Lions vs Bears Lions
Eagles vs Giants Eagles
Redskins vs Cowboys Cowboys
Titans vs Colts Colts
Ravens vs Bengals Bengals
Steelers vs Browns Steelers
Jaguars vs Texans Texans
Raiders vs Chiefs Chiefs
Chargers vs Broncos Broncos
Buccaneers vs Panthers Panthers
Seahawks vs Cardinals Seahawks
Rams vs 49ers Rams
Vikings vs Packers Vikings

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Drought that was supposed to end at 20 Years continues.


Dez Caught It! Cowboys Nation coined this phrase and continued to tweet it until the next season began. It was the play that halted the Dallas Cowboys run to Super Bowl 49. During the offseason, Tony Romo guaranteed a Super Bowl victory. Dez Bryant who signed a new deal with the team for 5 years worth $70 million said to team owner and general manager Jerry Jones, I think we go it this year. Jones went even further to say lets win 5 in a row. It’s been 20 years since the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl and unfortunately for them, that number will not end there as they are officially eliminated from the playoffs. 
Read More on FoxSports1340.com

Week 16 NFL Predictions

Week 16
(Current Record 130-94)
Chargers vs Raiders Raiders
Redskins vs Eagles Redskins
49ers vs Lions Lions
Steelers vs Ravens Ravens
Cowboys vs Bills Bills
Bears vs Buccaneers Buccaneers
Panthers vs Falcons Panthers
Colts vs Dolphins Colts
Patriots vs Jets Patriots
Texans vs Titans Texans
Browns vs Chiefs Chiefs
Jaguars vs Saints Saints
Packers vs Cardinals Cardinals
Rams vs Seahawks Seahawks
Giants vs Vikings Vikings
Bengals vs Broncos Broncos

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NFL Week 15 Predictions


Week 15Current Record (116-92)
Buccaneers vs Rams Rams
Jets vs Cowboys Jets
Panthers vs Giants Panthers
Titans vs Patriots Patriots
Bills vs Redskins Redskins
Chiefs vs Ravens Chiefs
Texans vs Colts Colts 
Falcons vs Jaguars Falcons
Bears vs Vikings Vikings
Packers vs Raiders Packers
Browns vs Seahawks Seahawks
Bengals vs 49ers 49ers
Dolphins vs Chargers Chargers
Broncos vs Steelers Steelers
Cardinals vs Eagles Cardinals
Lions vs Saints Saints 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Thoughts on Roman Reigns as WWE World Heavyweight Champion


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He won the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, and I was the most unhappy wrestling fan on the planet. When I went to the bed that night I was angry about what I had just watched. Daniel Bryan did not win. It was the best story, David vs Goliath at WrestleMania 31. Instead I got Roman Reigns. When he beat Bryan is the number one contender match, I instantly started rooting for him because I did not want to see Lesnar as champion any longer. Instead, I got something better, Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank Contract to become champion. When Rollins got injured and was forced to vacate the title, I began pouring stock into Kevin Owens. After all, Owens has been my guy since he was the Ring of Honor World Champion. But when we were given Dean Ambrose vs Reigns, I just wanted two things, a good match and Sheamus not to leave as champion. Disappointed is the cleanest way to describe how I felt after Survivor Series. I figure he may not win the title at WWE TLC, but when he destroyed Triple H after being screwed, I saw something that I liked. A new aggressive Roman Reigns. And on the night of December 14, 2015 when Reigns pinned Sheamus' shoulders to the mat for the 1-2-3, I instantly jumped out of my seat, the same way I did when Seth Rollins defeated him at WrestleMania
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There's nothing like a title change in professional wrestling. In sports you will see a crowning of a new champion, or a team repeating around the same time every year. However, in wrestling a title change can happened anytime of the year. And when you dislike someone as much as I dislike Sheamus, its nothing like it. 
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When Stephanie McMahon said that Vince McMahon would be on Monday Night Raw, you knew business would pick up. Vince told Roman that he had to win the match or he was fired. Of course you can't help but think two things, Roman wins by DQ or he loses and gets reinstated by the Royal Rumble. When Reigns had Sheamus beat, McMahon found a way to distract the referee. But on this night Roman Reigns would not be denied and he made sure that on this night, he was NOT WWE's bridesmaid. 
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What a year its been for the Shield. Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania (and carried the company), Dean Ambrose won the WWE Intercontinental Championship and Roman Reigns won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Raw. Everyone knew these guys are the future and its going be very interesting to see how they carry the company moving forward. But Seth Rollins would not let the night end without words for his former best friend...

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@BrianHWaters

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

NFL Week 14 Predictions

Current Record (106-86)

Vikings vs Cardinals Cardinals
Bills vs Eagles Bills
Seahawks vs Ravens Seahawks
49ers vs Browns 49ers
Lions vs Rams Lions
Titans vs Jets Jets
Steelers vs Bengals Steelers
Colts vs Jaguars Colts
Chargers vs Chiefs Chiefs
Redskins vs Bears Redskins
Falcons vs Panthers Panthers
Saints vs Buccaneers Buccaneers
Raiders vs Broncos Broncos
Cowboys vs Packers Packers
Patriots vs Texans Patriots
Giants vs Dolphins Giants

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WWE TLC 2015 Predictions






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WWE United States Championship Match
Chairs Match

Alberto Del Rio (C) vs Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger will be making his return to pay-per-view and quite frankly it may be a short one. Do NOT look for this rivalry to last long or the match. Del Rio wins this clean.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio

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8-Man Elimination Tables Match

Dudley Boyz, Rhyno and Tommy Dreamer vs. The Wyatt Family
Coming off their lost at Survivor Series, the Wyatt Family will be determined to win this match and win big. Look for them to win a big way, maybe even a sweep.
Winner: The Wyatt Family

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WWE Divas Championship Match

Charlotte (C) with Ric Flair vs. Paige
Since her dad has joined her at ringside, Charlotte has a new attitude. She is more confident and like her dad, she will do whatever it takes to win. Charlotte's character change comes at an awkward time since she will be facing another heel. Charlotte will need to win this match so that it will set up for her to face her friend Becky Lynch. 
Winner: Charlotte

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

Kevin Owens (C) vs. Dean Ambrose
These two met at the Survivor Series where Ambrose was victorious and earned his way into the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Now Ambrose will be challenging Owens for his title. Kevin Owens has been on a roll and not even Dean Ambrose will be able to stop him.
Winner: Kevin Owens

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Triple Threat Tag Team Ladder Match

The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day vs. The USOs
The New Day have been steamrolling over all of the competition for the past six months. The USOs are healthy again since the return of Jey. But The Lucha Dragons have been getting close to the gold, but unable to achieve it. This match is one built for them. Their speed will allow them to shock the world, climb the ladders and become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.
Winner: Lucha Dragons

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Tables Ladders and Chairs Match

Sheamus (C) vs. Roman Reigns
Sheamus has been bragging about cashing in his Money in the Bank contract immediately after Reigns won his 1st title at the Survivor Series. He has gone as far as to create a t-shirt titled Sheamus 5:15 representing how long Reigns was champion. Sheamus has a new alliance, called the League of Nations and with this being a TLC Match, you have to believe they will find a way to get involved to insure Sheamus holds on to the title. 
Prediction: Sheamus


Cowboys vs Redskins Coverage

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Kobe Bryant leaves fans Washington D.C. With a treat



Kobe Bryant drops 31 points in his final game at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.


NFL Predictions Week 13

Week 13
Current Record (98-78)
Packers vs Lions Lions 
Jets vs Giants Jets
Cardinals vs Rams Cardinals
Falcons vs Buccaneers Buccaneers
Seahawks vs Vikings Vikings
49ers vs Bears  Bears
Jaguars vs Titans Jaguars
Texans vs Bills Texans
Ravens vs Dolphins Dolphins
Bengals vs Browns Bengals
Chiefs vs Raiders Raiders
Broncos vs Chargers Broncos
Eagles vs Patriots Patriots
Panthers vs Saints Panthers
Colts vs Steelers
Cowboys vs Redskins Redskins 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NFL Predictions Week 12


(Current Record 90-70)
Eagles vs Lions Eagles

Panthers vs Cowboys Cowboys

Bears vs Packers Packers

Rams vs Bengals Bengals

Raiders vs Titans Raiders

Giants vs Redskins Giants

Vikings vs Falcons Vikings

Bills vs Chiefs Chiefs

Saints vs Texans Texans

Buccaneers vs Colts Buccaneers

Dolphins vs Jets Jets

Chargers vs Jaguars Chargers

Cardinals vs 49ers Cardinals

Steelers vs Seahawks Seahawks

Patriots vs Broncos Patriots

Ravens vs Browns Browns

Due to Injuries, the Ravens Look Like an Expansion Team


After coming up two games short from reaching the Super Bowl a year ago, Baltimore Ravens fans entered the 2015 season with high hopes. Despite losing Torrey Smith, the man who was Joe Flacco’s deep threat, to free agency, fans were confident with the addition of 1st round draft pick Breshad Perriman, the team could get back to Super Bowl. However, an anniversary season of high hopes has quickly turned into a nightmare.  Read the rest on the story on Fox Sports 1340 AM.

Friday, November 20, 2015

WWE 2015 Survivor Series Predictions





At this the 2015 Survivor Series history will be made as we crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Here are my predictions for the night. 


Tyler Breeze was recently promoted to the main roster after a few years in NXT. His first victim was another pretty boy, Dolph Ziggler. I personally was a Ziggler fan, but let's be honest, he has fallen off. A year ago he was closing the show, and this year he is back trying to steal it. Breeze is the future and he will win this match in a very dirty tactic. 




Charlotte (c) vs. Paige
These two women were the best of friends, but a jealous Paige caused her to turn on Charlotte. After Monday's contract signing, things got even more personal when Paige mentioned Charlotte's deceased brother Reid. Fans will get behind Charlotte more than ever as she look to retain her title, but Paige is a veteran and has Charlotte right where she wants her. Look for a new Divas Champion this Sunday. 


Bray Wyatt has consistently reminded everyone that he is the new face of fear. When he made his debut on the main roster in 2013, Kane was his first victim. Over a year later, he challenged the Undertaker at WrestleMania, only to come up short. Now with the Wyatt family reunited, and a powerhouse like Braun Strowman, Wyatt will look to end the Brothers of Destruction once and for all. However we all know that Undertaker and Kane are going out on their own terms, and they are not ready to rest in peace. In the end, the Brothers of Destruction will teach the Wyatt Family a lesson. 

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Dean Ambrose, the Lunatic Fringe, was crowned WWE World Heavyweight Champion, only to have the decision reversed and now he has another opportunity. He has made it very clear that he is crazy and will do whatever it takes. Kevin Owens has vowed that he will dig deeper to his crazy side to deal with Ambrose. He makes it very clear every week that history begins with him and that he does this for his family. That determination will be too much for Ambrose. Owens will be in the Finals. 

Tournament semifinal match
There is no one who has been on more of a rollercoaster ride in this tournament than Roman Reigns. He won the Royal Rumble, but he had to defend his spot at WrestleMania at Fastlane. After retaining, his former best friend Seth Rollins invaded his WrestleMania match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. After earning a title shot to face Rollins at Survivor Series, Rollins was hurt and again, Roman had to prove himself. Now he will face a returning Alberto Del Rio, the United States Champion. Del Rio is motivated to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but Reigns will not allow anything to get in the way. 

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Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens have their reasons why they can be the champion. Triple H gave Reigns an opportunity to be his man, but Reigns turned it town. When Owens first debuted on NXT, he was a Triple H guy. When he made his debut on the main roster, he got the attention of Stephanie McMahon, even to the point where then champion Rollins was jealous. What better time for the Authority to stay in control then to pull the trigger on Kevin Owens. When it is all said and done, your new WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be Kevin Owens.
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Too Soon for Kevin Owens, NOPE! It’s Just the Right Time.


As we approach Sunday’s 29th edition of the Survivor Series, there will be a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion crowned. This years contenders include Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio, and Kevin Owens. Del Rio, the current United States Champion, is the only participant in the final four who has been WWE Champion. Roman Reigns won last year’s Royal Rumble but fell short at WrestleMania after Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contact. As we know Reigns was set to face Rollins at Survivor Series, but was forced to vacate the title due to injury. While it seems to be time for the Roman Empire, Kevin Owens, who already has won the NXT and Intercontinental Championships, has been on the fast track to superstardom. Now it is time to pull the trigger.

 

As we get closer to WrestleMania season, injuries have seemed to take a toll on the WWE. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Rusev and one of the biggest phenomenons in the past five years, Daniel Bryan are all sidelined. And right now, John Cena is on vacation. Roman Reigns has had a difficult time maintaining the crowd support. One day they are on his side, the next day they hate him.



Kevin Owens has been in the wrestling business for over a decade and he continues to remind everyone that he is the best at what he does. If you are not familiar with his work as Kevin Steen, I advise you to check out his work at Ring of Honor.  He was must see television. When he arrived at NXT, he skyrocketed to the main event picture his first night. After his best friend, Sami Zayn, won the NXT Championship, Owens celebrated with him, and then attacked him immediately. At the next NXT Takeover, Owens was the new NXT Champion. Just like he did at Ring of Honor, he made NXT must see television.


Many people are saying that it is too soon for Owens to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. I like to compare him to the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair. Flair signed with the WWE in August of 1991. At that time he was still recognized as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. This led to the WWE Championship being vacated since Flair was calling himself the "Real World Champion" and in January of 1992, he was the new Undisputed WWE World Champion. During this time WWE dominated the north, while WCW dominated the south. While Flair was a household name in the wrestling community, however there were still sports entertainment fans that never saw the best of Flair. Sure they had access to the magazines and there were tape traders, but fans never experienced the real Ric Flair in the north. When Flair became WWE champion, he thrived in the land of the giants.  And just like that Flair’s following increased. 

While Owens did not enter the WWE as a world champion, the momentum he entered the company with is very similar to what Flair had in 1992. In 2015 Kevin Owens winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is best for business. 



@BrianHWaters

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NFL Week 11 Predictions



Current Record (83-63)

Titans vs Jaguars Titans

Rams vs Ravens Ravens

Broncos vs Bears Bears

Raiders vs Lions Raiders

Colts vs Falcons Falcons

Jets vs Texans Jets

Buccaneers vs Eagles Eagles

Redskins vs Panthers Redskins

Cowboys vs Dolphins Cowboys

Chiefs vs Chargers Chiefs

Packers vs Vikings Packers

49ers vs Seahawks Seahawks

Bengals vs Cardinals Cardinals

Bills vs Patriots Patriots

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NFL Week 10 Predictions

(Current Record 76-56)
Bills vs Jets Jets
Lions vs Packers Packers
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Cowboys
Panthers vs Titans Panthers
Bears vs Rams Rams
Saints vs Redskins Redskins
Dolphins vs Eagles Dolphins
Browns vs Steelers Steelers
Jaguars vs Ravens Ravens
Vikings vs Raiders Raiders
Patriots vs Giants Patriots
Chiefs vs Broncos Chiefs
Cardinals vs Seahawks Cardinals
Texans vs Bengals Bengals