8.05.2005
 
Hockey News

(Bumped ahead of Baseball Daily)
    It seems like there are many people (1, 2, 3, 4) complaing about how this week's surge in free agent signings and trades have left the league in exactly the same bloated salary state it was in prior to the lockout. I don't think I'd ever classify myself as a NHL apologist, but I do think a few are jumping the gun in making such accusations.

    Here's what the payrolls for each team looked like during the 2003-04 season. At the top of the list are the Wings and the Rangers, at $77.8 and $76.5 million respectively. At the bottom of the list is Nashville, at $21.9 million. If you add up the payroll all 30 teams, you get a grand sum of $1,332,014,707.

    So the average team payroll last year was $44,400,490. The median (that's the one that is the middle number of a list) salary from the 2003-04 season was $39,419,875. Since the median was lower than the mean in '03-04, it indicates that the teams in the top half were spending more in proportion to the teams in the bottom half.

    Now look at the top 25 individual salaries from 2003-04. With the league maximum set this year at $7.8 million, the first 18 of those 25 salaries are too high to live under the new CBA. And even #25, Marty Brodeur's $6,891,103, is a number so close to the max, that we're not likely to see more than a small handful of players earn that much this season.

    In Tom Benjamin's recent Cap? What Cap? post, he asks:
    The whole point was supposed to be that salaries were out of whack. We go through all that pain, the players are put in their place, salaries are whacked back, and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers start throwing around money. Why? What has made the financial situation of the Pittsburgh Penguins so much better over the past year? Why aren't the gains made in the new CBA being used to put franchises that were supposedly doomed on sound financial footing?
    Answer number one: Clubs that are "ranked in the bottom half in league revenues and operate in markets with a Demographic Market Area of 2.5 million or fewer TV households" will be eligible for revenue sharing.

    Answer number two: Clubs like Pittsburgh and Edmonton no longer have to worry about competing with clubs who reel a seemingley unlimited budget. The median no longer has to be lower than the average. And teams who spend large sums on stars, will have to make up for it by filling out their depth chart on the cheap.

    Brent Mirtle hits a little more closer with his thoughts:
    It's business as usual in the NHL and huge wads of dough are being splashed about with the only limiting factor being the team salary cap. The cap may prove to be effective in creating a much more balanced and competitive field, which is a good thing, but it doesn't seem to be the major drag on salaries that many expected it would be.

    Maybe I was expecting too much. I really wasn't expecting a plethora of salaries in the $4 million+ range, nor was I expecting the fairly long length of many deals. For all of the agony that the fans were put through over the past year, it seems as though GM's haven't learned a thing. The players are still making completely outrageous amounts of money, and rationality, it seems, has been tossed right out the window.
    What we're seeing is the same thing we've see in other capped leagues. The stars make star money, no matter what. It's the 30 year old veterans who can be replaced by players seven years younger that suffer. These veterans will see either 1) the lifespan of their careers shortened, or 2) the rate of their earnings growth decrease. Or they could just fall to both factors. Regardless, as I advised Wednesday, it's the length of these deals that is most dangerous.

 
Baseball Daily
  • Bull Durham has been on HBO lately. It's even on right now.
    Derek Lowe is 2-1 in his last three starts with a 2.25 ERA.
    He's had a blister problem redevelope on his right thumb in his last start.

  • Brewers at Phillies
  • Ben Sheets career vs PHI:
    0-3, 25.1, 6.39, 1.58, .311
    But at Citizens Bank Park:
    0-1, 14.0, 1.93, 0.79, .192
    BvsP:
    Abreu- 4/12
    Bell- 0/10
    Burrell- 5/8, HR
    Lieberthal- 4/9
    Lofton- 7/26
    Rollins- 4/12
    Utley- 1/3
    Sheets has faced PHI twice since 2004, both games at CBP (above)
  • Corey Lidle at home this year:
    3-5, 54.2, 6.59, 1.65, .335
    One of his best home starts of the year, however, came against MIL (06.12.05
  • Bobby Abreu hit his first homerun since the Home Run Derby last night. He's 17 for 73 (.233) since the break.
  • Geoff Jenkins, who went 5 for 5 last night, is now hitting .432 (32/74) with 6HR in 21 games since the All-Star Break.
    He's just 3/14 career off Lidle.
  • With a win tonight, Milwaukee will be 55-55 on the season and at .500 for the first time in over two months. The last time they were able to reach .500, the Brewers lost three in a row (via Yahoo.
  • The Phillies have won 10 of the last 12 meetings.

  • Astros at Giants
  • Andy Pettite since 06.20.05:
    8 starts, 6-0, 56.0, 0.80, 0.98
    He's faced the Giants twice in his career, once last year and once this year.
    Both games were at Minute Maid Park:
    0-2, 11.1, 6.35, 1.85, .333
  • Jason Schmidt career vs HOU:
    3-9, 87.1, 5.26, 1.42, .275
    But since 2002 against them:
    2-0, 21.2, 2.08, 0.74
  • The Giants are hitting .290 on the year against LHP.

  • Indians at Tigers
  • After working on his delivery beacuse he suspected he was tipping his pitching, C.C. Sabathia went 7 strong innings in his last start, losing 2-3 in Seattle.
    Career at Comerica:
    4-0, 38.0, 3.32, 1.05, .196
  • The Tigers are hitting .306 off LHP this year, .341 in their last 10.
    The Indians are hitting .241 off LHP this year, .235 in their last 10.
  • Nate Robertson at home this season:
    1-4, 57.2, 2.50, 1.34, .264
    He's given up 8 unearned runs at home, and four more on the road.
    12 total, in 126.1 innings.
    No wonder he's just 5-9.
    Career vs CLE:
    1-0, 42.2, 3.59, 1.50, .269
  • Travis Hafner returned to the lineup last night. It was his first game since July 16. He's 1/11 off Robertson.

8.03.2005
 
The New NHL
TSN Team Tracker - EASTERN CONFERENCE
TSN Team Tracker - WESTERN CONFERENCE

    I've been called out (and rightfully so) by Off Wing. Yes, this site has been absent from participation in the sport of hockey for some time.

    I blame it on the lack of NHL Network in the United States.
    I blame it on the existence of the NFL Network in the United States.

    Someone in the New York office should work with someone in the Toronto office about fixing that.

    While most of this site's hockey coverage will be devoted to on-ice notes and commentary once the game officially returns, the recent flood of free agent signings warrants attention.

    The NFL has taught us many important things about what doing good business under a salary cap is like. First and foremost, it's about blending cheap, young talent with veterans who can still produce at a high level. There is very little room for nostalgia, and tradition almost always takes a back seat to the what a front office deems as an attempt move to win more games.

    Tom Benjamin has plenty of thoughts on what the new CBA will do to the league, notably this:
    I can't see how it is right to take "the best player available" any more whether we are talking free agents, trades or draft picks. While I do have my prejudices about the type of player I like - I prefer a speedy Brad Richards type to a big Joe Thornton type - under the old system I would always opt for the better player regardless of type.

    I have always believed in adapting my tactics to the personnel rather than selecting personnel to fit my tactics. If as a result of taking the best player available for a few years, I end up with a big, physical team, so be it. I'm going to try to beat teams by pounding them. If the same strategy results in a team with speed merchants, I go a different way. But I would let the team evolve and find it's own identity.
    Benjamin calls it a Rotisserie League and he rightfully points out that the value of draft picks (as compensation and in general) does not equal the value the league has placed on it. Over the next few years, that may be the biggest obstacle in the NHL faces in their effort to maintain equilibrity. (If Travis Henry only goes for a third round pick, what will that mean in hockey terms? A third round pick in football is a Frank Gore or Ciatrick Fason while in the NHL it's usually a player who will be spending the next two seasons in major junior of college hockey.)

    So for now, teams are shopping in free agency. But not only are they working with a new budget, scurrying to figure out at what value does value begin, teams also know that when the game returns to the ice, their players will also be operating under a new set of rules. Based on the last few days of signings and trades, there seems to be a consensus on what personel departments are placing a priority on: defensemen.

    TRANSACTION DEAL 2005 $
    Adrian Aucoin to CHI 4yrs / $16 million 4 million
    Adam Foote to CLM 3yrs / $13.8 million 4.6 million
    Derian Hatcher to PHI 4yrs / $14 million 3.5 million
    Mike Rathje to PHI 5yrs / $17.5 million 3.5 million
    Chris Therien to PHI 1yr / $0.5 million 0.5 million
    Alexei Zhitnik to NYI 4 yrs / $14 million undisclosed
    Danny Markov to NAS (trade) 2.356 million
    Sergei Zubov to DAL 3yrs / $12 mllion 4 million
    Martin Skoula to DAL 2 yrs / not yet reported undisclosed
    Chris Pronger to EDM (trade) *5yrs / $31.25 million *6.25 million
    Eric Brewer to STL (trade) Group II FA
    Marek Malik to NYR 3yrs / $7.5 million 2.5 million

    And perhaps the biggest signing of them all is due to come later today when Scott Niedermayer chooses where he wants to play. It is believed that the former Devil will get close to the league maximum, $7.8 million per year.

    So why all of the defensemen? In looking at this list of rule changes "that will emphasize entertainment, skill, and competition on the ice," look how many adjustments have been made that clearly dictate a change in the way defensemen play the game:
  • The neutral-zone edges of the blue lines will be positioned 64 feet from the attacking goal line and 75 feet from the end boards in the attacking zone. The addition of four feet in each of the offensive zones should encourage more offensive play, particularly on power-plays.
  • This will give the point men more room to operate inside the attacking zone, creating more space in between them and their defenders. It also squeezes the neutral zone by four feet, limiting the area teams defensively have to push on-rushing puck carriers into a 'trap.'

  • Passes from behind the defensive blue line to the attacking blue line will be considered legal. The center red line will be ignored for purposes of the "two line pass".
  • As we previewed during the Olympics, outlet passes will become more important as forwards will float more around the opposing teams blueline, and less in their own zone. In turn, this will demand more circle backs by defensemen who are looking to run set plays, and more puck possession inside their own zone. Breakouts will be done more and more by four players, in order force opposing teams to keep a man back (like a free safety), thus opening up passing and skating lanes on the way up the ice.

  • Passes from behind the defensive blue line to the attacking blue line will be considered legal. The center red line will be ignored for purposes of the "two line pass".
  • This is one change that actually helps less skilled defensemen. They no longer have to retreat into the neutral zone when the puck gets moved out of their attacking zone. The tag-up rule will allow the D to dump the puck back in and let the forwards get back onside. This rule, coupled with the new line measurements, is aimed to ensure a majority of the game's play is conducted in either of the two attacking zones.

  • Goaltenders may play the puck behind the goal line only in a trapezoid-shaped area defined by lines that begin six feet from either goal post and extend diagonally to points 28 feet apart at the endboards.
  • Obviously, if the goalie can't play these pucks anymore, the defensemen will have to.

  • Goaltenders will be penalized for delaying the game if they "freeze" the puck unnecessarily.
  • Same.

  • Any player who shoots the puck directly over the glass in his defending zone will be penalized for delay of game.
  • No more free outs for defensemen with no where to go with the puck.
    Will $2.5 million for Marek Malik look like a good deal this time next year? Or how about the $4.6 million Adam Foote is getting? Unlike the NFL, contracts in the NHL remain guaranteed under the new CBA. There is also a clause prohibiting renegotiation "(upward or downward) during their term." So while NHL clubs are testing the waters of to see what will be the results of all these changes to the game, they are risking a good portion of their payroll over the next three to four seasons on something less than certain.

    Defensemen usually total around 30% of the roster. With the cap at $39 million for this season, proportionally teams would spend around $11-12 million on the defensemen. But if you're giving 12% of your total cap space to Foote, or 6.5% to Malik, chances are your team is going to be spending closer to 16-18 million on their defensemen.

    It'll probably end up being worth it, as long as you get the right guys. The Pronger trade opened a lot of eyes, even from Oilers fans, because it's so shocking that Edmonton just acquired a former Hart trophy winner that it still hasn't sunk in that they've lost a player, in Eric Brewer, who will benefit greatly from the rule changes. Pronger will be good, but Brewer could end up just as much of a superstar.

    Nonetheless, I would advise for NHL teams to tread lightly. Right now you're guessing that the league needs big, fast, puck moving defensemen more than it ever has and I think you're right. But everyone is still just guessing. The league will be even more dominated by Systems now and in a few years, the assistant coaches who've found success will be get paid a lot to bring their system to another club. And the players that are left on that new club will have to fit in.

8.02.2005
 
2005 Fantasy Football / Offensive Coordinator Preview - Pittsburgh Steelers
INDEX

Ken Whisenhunt
-entering fifth season with the Steelers
    This preview is holding out with Hines Ward, and will be completed at a later date.

 
2005 Fantasy Football / Offensive Coordinator Preview - Cleveland Browns
INDEX

Maurice Carthon
-entering first season with the Browns
    This one's going to be brief and there's one obvious reason for that: fantasy stars don't come from 3-13 football teams. Chris Chambers only had a 28th best, 898 yards last year. Kevan Barlow gained a 25th best 822 yards last year. And Cleveland had, well, a disappointing running back by committee and a team leading WR who scored just two touchdowns all season.

    Romeo Crennel hired former Giants fullback and two-time Super Bowl Champion Maurice Carthon to run the Browns offense this season. Carthon spent the previous two season in Dallas with Bill Parcells, where he managed an offense that finished 15th and 17th in total yards. In part because Carthon is rooted in the ground game, and in part because the Cowboys have had trouble throwing the football, the Cowboys totaled 963 rushing attempts in the two seasons under Carthon and Bill Parcells. And judging by the way the talent is lining up in Cleveland for this season, it looks like the Browns will run the ball close to 500 times this year.

    Leading the way will be a revamped offensive line led by free agent signees Joe Andruzzi from NE, Cosey Coleman from TB, and L.J. Shelton from Arizona. They will join center Jeff Faine and right tackle Ryan Tucker as a group that absolutely must step up and play well for the Browns. The pressure is on the line because this team will begin the season with a 33 year old pocket quarterback, three quality starting running backs, and a group of young, inconsistent wide receivers.

    Between Lee Suggs, William Green, and Reuben Droughns, Cleveland will have the ability to run the football all season long. And they'll have to shorten games in order to protect their defense. The question is then, who will be their starting running back? Suggs reminds me a lot of Chris Brown, which is an odd statement because they both came out of the same draft class. Suggs shares that breakaway ability that Brown has displayed, but he also shares a high injury frequency. Reports early out of camp indicate that Green is impressing his new coaches with his work habits, but the darkhorse of the bunch appear to be Droughns.

    The Browns, afterall, traded for the former Bronco RB/FB and he is the most consistent of the trio. Suggs is saying he'll start, and he probably has the highest potential of any of the backs, I just think at some point this season the Browns will eventually turn to Droughns. Either way, it doesn't matter. This running back competition is an afterthought in fantasy football since you'd have to use three picks to secure a position that has a ceiling of 1200 yards and 5 touchdowns.

 
2005 Fantasy Football / Offensive Coordinator Preview - Baltimore Ravens
INDEX

Jim Fassell
-entering second season with the Ravens
    As I expressed during the off-season, it has not been hard to find news about whats happening with this Ravens' offense. And the one quote that has made its way around the most is this:
    "This is all orchestrated for Kyle, this playbook, this offense, because he has to be successful," Coach Brian Billick said. "We have every confidence he can be, not only with the people we brought in, but with the structure we've wrapped around him."
    Moving into the offensive coordinator position after Matt Cavanaugh 'resigned', is Jim Fassell. The former NY Giants Head Coach worked with the Ravens last season as a senior consultant and he has a good relationship going with quarterback Kyle Boller. Pairing the two is an interesting match. Fassell is credited with recruiting and coaching Boller's idol, John Elway, at Stanford and then again in Denver during the 1993 and 1994 seasons.

    With the Giants, Fassell spent seven seasons as their head coach, going 58-53-1. During his reign in New York, Fassell's offenses averaged a rank of 17th in total yards, and 22nd in total points. With Baltimore last year, the Ravens' offense finished 20th in total yards and 31st in total points.

    Looking forward to this season, there is due cause for optimism. The Ravens' front office has finally supplied the team with a legitimate #1 wide receiver, in Derrick Mason. Over the last five seasons, Mason has averaged 81.2 catches, 1102.2, and 6.8 touchdowns. From 1999 to 2003 in Fassell's offense, Amani Toomer averaged 74.8 catches, 1146.2 yards, and 6.2 touchdowns a season. After two straight years of 95 receptions for Mason, that number will probably fall back towards his average while his yards per catch will most likely increase slightly this season.

    Baltimore also drafted the steal of the first round, Mark Clayton, who I loved at the Combine. Tight end Todd Heap will see plenty of time out of the slot this year, if he's healthy. Heap is starting camp on the PuP list and he will miss at least the first two weeks of camp. If he's able to play all year, Heap should end up having the same kind of year Jeremy Shockey had in 2002 with Fassell (74 - 894 - 2). If Heap is unable to play for part of the season, 6'6 WR Clarence Moore may evolve into the team's top red zone target.

    That brings us to third year quarterback, Kyle Boller. The former Cal Bear / Jeff Tedford protege threw for just 2559 yards last season. Perhaps more distressing was his completion percentage (55.6). In only three games last year did Boller complete more than 60 percent of his passes (@CIN, @PHI, vsDAL). He threw for more than 2 TD in a game just once (vsNYG) and in eight games he failed to even throw one touchdown pass.

    So where is the optimism? Well, fantasy wise, there's not much. I do think Boller is a very good leader, he's just been a victim to his own sloppy mechanics. Boller has struggled over his first two seasons with his accuracy, but to me it's not a situation where he doesn't have the talent. He clearly does. Boller just isn't a quarterback yet. He hasn't learned how to make the tough throws. But the areas he is lacking in are areas that can be coached. Boller has above average athleticism, one of the strongest arms in football, and a great personality to lead a team. The Ravens needs him to be efficient, and an efficient Boller will mean big things for Mason, Heap (if healthy), and Jamal Lewis.

    After gaining a career low 1006 yards over 12 games in 2004, Lewis should end up this season somewhere just below the 2066 yards he gained in '03. Don't be scared off by his low production last season, it wasn't low at all. During his rookie season of 2000, Lewis average 4.4 yards per carry. After sitting out 2001 with a knee injury, he average 4.3 ypc in 2002, and 4.3 ypc last season. Only his recording breaking performances in 2003 drove his numbers up to 5.3 ypc. Based on an average of 4.4 yards per carry, Lewis can reach 1500 yards with 340 carries, and that's where I see him ending up this year.

    The Ravens signed run-blocking RG Keydrick Vincent away from the Steelers and if they're able to find a reliable right tackle out of training camp, this will once again be among the top offensive lines in the game.

    Finally, don't be surprised if Fassell jumps ship mid-season to take over as head coach for some other NFL team. If that happens, former University of Washington head coach Rick Neuheisel (currently the quarterbacks coach) will step in to lead the offense.

8.01.2005
 
Coin Flip Challenge - August

DISCLAIMER: I don't do basketball
History of the CFC: Here and here.
ARCHIVE: January - February - March - April - May - June - July


All games, $10.00. Ties and pushes removed from record.
BEACH $10 WIN LOSE MONEY    COIN
BASEBALL 261 213 +93.78    229-225
BASKETBALL 128 121 -46.36    125-124
NCAA HOCKEY 1 1 -1.67    1-1
FUTBOL 0 1 -10.00    0-1
CFL FOOTBALL 8 7 -0.71    11-4
NFL PRESEASON 12 10 +7.71    10-12


DATE LEAGUE MATCH LINE PAY BEACH W/L CFC Pick CFC W/L
08.01.05 MLB PIT at ATL ML -185 ATL L ATL L
- MLB CWS at BAL ML +125 BAL L CWS W
08.02.05 MLB CHC at PHI o/u 9 -110 Over L Over L
- MLB TB at TEX -1.5 +115 TEX L TEX L
08.03.05 MLB TB at TEX ML -145 TEX L TB W
- MLB TB at TEX -1.5 +140 TEX L TB W
- MLB OAK at MIN ML +140 MIN W MIN W
08.04.05 MLB TB at TEX ML -140 TEX W TB L
- MLB TB at TEX -1.5 +140 TEX W TEX W
- MLB HOU at ARZ ML -120 ARZ W HOU L
08.05.05 CFL EDM at BC -4 -135 BC W BC W
- MLB LA at PIT ML -110 LA W PIT L
- NFL ATL vs IND +1 -105 ATL W IND L
08.06.05 CFL OTT at HAM +1 -110 HAM L OTT W
08.07.05 MLB FLA at CIN -1.5 -110 FLA W FLA W
- MLB BOS at MIN o/u 9.5 -120 Under L Over W
- MLB COL at ARZ -1.5 +120 ARZ W ARZ W
08.09.05 MLB CIN at CHC ML -175 CHC L CHC L
- MLB NYM at SD ML -190 NYM L SD W
- MLB TEX at BOS ML +160 TEX L BOS W
- MLB ANA at OAK o/u 7.5 +105 Over W Over W
08.10.05 MLB CIN at CHC ML -135 CHC L CIN W
- MLB CIN at CHC -1.5 +150 CHC L CHC L
- MLB STL at MIL ML -130 MIL L STL W
- MLB ARZ at FLA o/u 8 -115 Over W Over W
08.11.05 MLB STL at CHC ML +120 CHC W CHC W
- MLB PIT at COL o/u 11 -120 Over W Over W
- MLB PIT at COL ML -155 COL L COL L
- MLB PIT at COL -1.5 +130 COL L COL L
- MLB PHI at LA ML -110 LA W LA W
- NFL SD at GB -3 -110 SD L GB W
- NFL SD at GB ML -160 SD L SD L
08.13.05 MLB CIN at MIL ML -140 MIL L MIL L
- NFL WAS at CAR -3 -130 CAR W CAR W
- NFL DEN at HOU +1 -110 DEN W DEN W
08.14.05 MLB PIT at HOU ML -150 HOU L HOU L
- MLB PIT at HOU -1.5 +135 HOU L HOU L
- MLB CIN at MIL ML -125 MIL W CIN L
- MLB PHI at SD o/u 8.5 +100 Over W Over W
08.14.05 MLB NYY at TB ML +150 TB L TB L
- MLB TOR at ANA ML +140 TOR L TOR L
- NFL PHI at PIT ML +145 PHI L PIT W
08.16.05 MLB MIL at COL ML -130 COL L MIL W
- MLB MIL at COL -1.5 +150 COL L COL L
- MLB TEX at CLE ML -135 CLE W CLE W
08.17.05 MLB BAL at OAK ML -180 OAK n/a OAK n/a
- MLB BAL at OAK -1.5 +110 OAK n/a OAK n/a
- MLB CHC at HOU o/u 7 -125 Over L Under W
08.18.05 MLB TEX at CLE ML +170 TEX L TEX L
- MLB MIL at HOU ML +200 MIL W HOU L
- MLB BOS at ANA ML -130 ANA W ANA W
- CFL CAL at MON -7 -120 MON L MON L
- NFL NO at NE ML -165 NE L NE L
- NFL NO at NE -3 -120 NE L NE L
08.19.05 MLB WAS at NYM ML -105 WAS L WAS L
- MLB NYY at CWS ML +110 CWS L NYY W
- MLB KC at OAK -1.5 -175 OAK W OAK W
- CFL OTT at WIN -2.5 -105 OTT L WIN W
- NFL CIN at WAS ML +110 CIN W CIN W
- NFL CIN at WAS -2 -105 CIN W CIN W
08.20.05 MLB SD at ATL ML -180 ATL L ATL L
- MLB SD at ATL -1.5 +100 ATL L SD W
- MLB TEX at TB ML -125 TB W TB W
- NFL GB at BUF -3 -170 BUF W GB L
- NFL ARZ at KC +3.5 -110 ARZ W ARZ W
- NFL CAR at NYG ML +130 NYG W CAR L
- CFL TOR at EDM +7 -110 TOR W TOR W
08.21.05 MLB BAL at CLE ML -135 CLE W BAL L
- MLB TEX at TB ML +105 TB W TEX L
- MLB SD at ATL ML -220 ATL W SD L
- MLB SD at ATL -1.5 -115 ATL W SD L
- MLB SEA at MIN ML +150 SEA L SEA L
08.22.05 MLB LA at FLA +1.5 +115 LA L FLA W
- NFL DAL at SEA -1.5 (1Half) -120 SEA L SEA L
- MLB STL at PIT ML -180 STL W PIT W
08.26.05 NFL BUF at CHI ML +130 CHI W BUF L
- NFL NE at GB ML +155 GB L GB L
- NFL TEN at SF -3.5 -105 TEN L SF W
- NFL BAL at NO +1.5 -105 NO L BAL W
- NFL SD at MIN ML -320 MIN W SD L
- CFL MON at EDM ML -200 EDM W MON L
08.27.05 NFL TB at MIA ML +145 TB L MIA W
- NFL TB at MIA +3 +100 TB push TB push
- NFL IND at DEN -2 -110 DEN W IND L
- NFL IND at DEN ML -130 DEN W IND L
08.28.05 MLB ANA at TB -1.5 -110 ANA L TB W
- MLB MIN at TEX -1.5 -105 MIN L TEX W
08.31.05 MLB TB at BOS ML +180 TB L BOS W
*08.18.05 no actioned due to late BAL pitching change.


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