April 23, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft

Last year, we did our first annual NFL Mock Draft. Click Here to see it.

Below is our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Same people as last year:

James Brown @jrbro0 
Jeremy Tannenbomb @JeremyGuarantee
Matt Wilson @mwilson46

Only difference this year is Jeremy is married and no longer tries to defend the Jets as a respectable NFL franchise. Without further adieu...

1. Kansas City Chiefs- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 

This pick is all but locked in. Multiple sources are reporting that the Chiefs have decided on Joeckel... and you certainly cannot blame them. While it is somewhat strange for an Offensive Tackle to go first overall, this is about as close to a sure thing as their is. Joeckel is 6' 6" and 300+ lbs, but at the same time very quick and agile. He has the chance to be a shut-down pass protector in the NFL, and he has shown improvement with run blocking throughout his collegiate career as well. Last year he completely dominated ALL-SEC DE Sam Montgomery as well as Auburn's best DE Corey Lemonier in the 2 biggest games of the season. As a Junior in 2011, Joeckel did an excellent job protecting the Dolphins future NFL QB Ryan Tannehill. The chiefs recently traded for Alex Smith, they KNOW he needs time and protection to even have a chance at success. Current OT Branden Albert has 1 year left on his contract and the Chiefs are currently trying to shop him to the Dolphins, with the idea of replacing him at next week's draft. (James)

With this #1 overall selection, Joeckel will:

-Become the first player selected #1 overall in Texas A&M history.  The highest selection from Texas A &M before this was at #2 overall, most recently in 2011 when the Broncos selected some dude name Von Miller

-Break the streak of Qb's at #1 overall. Luck, Newton, Bradford, Stafford were the last four #1 overall picks

-Become the first ever #1 pick for the Chiefs. AKA they have never selected a player at #1 overall before

2. Jacksonville Jaguars- Dion Jordan, DL/LB, Oregon

One of the main reasons that I have Dion Jordan going with this pick is that I just refuse to believe Geno Smith will go 2nd. It's possible he is worse than Blaine Gabbert. If I were the Jaguars, I would rather grab Tim Tebow and call it a day. Meanwhile, the Jaguars just hired a defensive mind from Seattle. What do we know about Seattle? They were fast, physical, and did a good job rushing the passer. This proved to be a successful formula for the Seahawks and it would seem natural that this will be the plan in Jacksonville. The Seahawks also focused on grabbing impact pass rushers, like Bruce Irvin at #15 last year, and juiced up some later round picks (Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman) to be the ballhawks. Most people seem to believe Jordan is the bigger impact player as opposed to Ezekiel Ansah, so look for this to be the Jaguars choice. (Wilson)

3. Oakland Raiders- Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU

When I saw that there were 4 individual players that had more sacks than the Raiders last year, 12, it seemed fairly obvious they need a dominant pass rusher. He had 4.5 sacks and batted down 9 passes last year. He has a knack for finding the QB and looks to be one of the best players in this draft at rushing the passer. What is crazy to me is that he came here from Ghana in 2008 to join BYU track and had never before seen a football game. Now he is about to be a top 5 pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy)

4. Philadelphia Eagles- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

With Jordan off the board I am going to guess the Eagles roll the dice on Geno Smith. Their current QBs,Michael Vick and Nick Foles, are nothing special...and I think Chip Kelly wants to draft Smith for 2014 and beyond. Apparently, the entire front office, including Owner Jeffery Lurie, went to West Virginia's Pro day. The coach is on record saying he loves Smith. I don't necessarily agree with it, but all signs point to this being a real possibility. (James)

5. Detroit Lions- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

So your team has a franchise quarterback in Matt Stafford, the best receiver in football Calvin Johnson, and you've signed a play-making running back in Reggie Bush. Both the quarterback and running back have a reputation of being injury prone. Then, your left-tackle retires. Sounds like you need to find a way to protect your assets. Eric Fisher is the guy that still has a slim chance (as of the day this is written) of dethroning Luke Joeckel from the #1 spot, and the Lions would do well to grab him at #5. The defense is still awful and could use a shutdown corner for games against the Packers and Lions, but the Lions have a lot of money tied up in Stafford and Megatron. Now they need to make sure their stars are on the field and producing. (Wilson)

6. Cleveland Browns- Dee Milliner, CB, Roll Tide

I think this pick is a prime candidate to be traded. I also thought if Geno Smith was available they could take a chance on him here. Anyways, in this scenario I think Dee Milliner is the right pick. The Browns were tied for 2nd most passing touchdowns allowed last season. Put him alongside Joe Haden and you are looking at potentially the best starting CB duo in the league (assuming the Jets trade Revis and Haden doesn't get hurt or suspended). (Jeremy)

7. Arizona Cardinals- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

The Cardinals usually stick to the "draft the best player available" mantra, so Johnson is the pick in this scenario. Their entire offensive line sucks, so it's a major need to address in this draft. They recently acquired Carson Palmer, and unless they want to pick in the top 5 again they need to give him some sort of protection so he can get the ball to Larry Fitz.(James)

8. Buffalo Bills- Chance Warmack, OG, Roll Tide

I hate that I have this pick. The Bills are so dumb that they could do anything. If they take Nassib, I don't even know. This is one of those picks that could be/should be traded. I think a team looking for Tavon Austin could move up into this range. Instead, I will say that the Bills will grab Chance Warmack with the pick. He was a key reason why the Alabama running game was so good. With Kevin Kolb, the Bills will be looking to run the ball with their pair of backs. Warmack will fill a void left by Andy Levitre, who has left for the Tennessee Titans. (Wilson)

9. Jew York Jets- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS! Would love to have grabbed Warmack if he were available, but he's not so they go with the next best thing in Cooper. The last time they were rebuilding in the draft they took Mangold and D'Brick in the 1st round and they are the staples of their offense (so sad). The addition of Willie Colon shoud be good for the O-line if he can stay healthy but somehow Vlad Ducasse still projects as their starter on the right side and he might be the worst ever 2nd Rd pick in the history of the NFL and the worst OG ever. Barkevious Mingo at DE would be the other option at this pick as he would give the Jets a tremendous pass rusher on the edges. I don't want any of the QBs at this spot as I think they will be there in the 2nd rd if they want or if Revis is dealt they'll have another 1st rd pick (hopefully). I don't think the Jets need to do anything crazy here because I don't think they plan on trying to win this year or next, which is why Cooper is the right pick to strengthen up their O-line and build around their protection. It won't matter who is at QB if Vlad Ducasse is a starter. (Jeremy)

10. Tennessee Titans- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

The Titans are probably going with an offensive lineman or CB with this pick. I think they may take a gamble on the corner, plus they need more help on the defensive side of the ball. They DO need better QB play from Locker to compete, but they should address that later in the draft and go for Rhodes with this pick. (James)

11. San Diego Chargers- Star Latulelei, DT Utah

Latulelei has been mocked pretty close to the top of some drafts before, but injury concerns may allow him to fall. If this mock falls into place, Latulelei falls into the laps of the Chargers who could really use a big nose tackle to help stop the run. Some will debate whether he or Shariff Floyd should be the first DT off the board, but Latulelei's slightly bigger build makes him a fit in the 3-4 scheme of San Diego. The Chargers would really like one of the offensive lineman to fall to them, but that doesn't happen here. I think it would be reaching to see DJ Fluker go with this pick. (Wilson)

12. Miami Dolphins- D.J. Fluker, OT Roll Tide

I think they would have been a candidate to take Rhodes in this spot but with him off the board they reach slightly with Fluker. They need to replace Jake Long on their line. They are going to need him to step in right away, fill Long's big shoes, and protect 2nd year QB Tannehill if this team is going to improve. (Jeremy)

13. Jew York Jets- Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

Well Revis is now officially gone from NY and shipped off to Tampa. The Jets get this pick and a conditional 4th round pick next season. I think this deal had to be done at this point. They could have gone with Mingo with the 9th overall pick so this makes sense here. He is a dominant pass rusher which is exactly what the Jets defense needs. He fits in perfectly to Rex Ryan's defensive schemes (for this season atleast, farewell Rex). Let's hope he doesn't turn out like Vernon Gholston and maybe the Jets will have one of the better defensive lines in football in the foreseeable future with Mingo, Wilkerson, and Coples. (Jeremy)

14. Carolina Panthers- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Now that the Jets have traded for the 13th pick, one of the main threats to steal Richardson from the Panthers (the Bucs) has been removed. I personally think that the Panthers should be looking to grab Tavon Austin to complement Steve Smith, but that does not seem to be the direction the Panthers are headed in. They can use a big body to help stop the run and way too many people say the Panthers love this guy, so lock it in...even though they should go Austin instead. (Wilson)

15. New Orleans Saints- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

I was tempted to have the Saints take Tavon Austin here just because that would be fun to watch. Their defense is so bad though and they need to start strengthening it. Vaccaro can guard the deep ball as well as come in and attack the QB. In a division with Matt Ryan and Cam Newton that will be much needed. (Jeremy)

16. St. Louis Rams- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virgina

If Austin is available at pick #16 you gotta believe the Rams will grab him. He fills a major need for St Louis- an offensive playmaker that can really, REALLY help Sam Bradford. Austin will play out of the slot mostly, and be heavily involved in both the short passing game as well as the running game. Basically the Rams will be making this pick hoping he can be the next version or Percy Harvin/ Randall Cobb. (Both property of Blunts & Punts, inquire within) (James)

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

With James Harrison old and signing in Cleveland, the Steelers have an opening at outside linebacker. The Steelers have had good linebackers since I can remember and I can't imagine them leaving this as a whole. My boy Greg Cosell, who I trust more than just about any football analyst, believes Jarvis Jones is the best pass rusher available in the draft. He's not the athlete that Jordan or Ansah can be, but he is still a genetic freak. He's a little bit of a character concern, which could allow him to fall to the Bengals, but the Steelers defense wouldn't miss a beat with this guy. It's really a case of the perfect player falling to the perfect team that might have us saying "how did 16 teams let him get to Pittsburgh?" in a few years. (Wilson)

18. Dallas Cowboys- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

Monte Kiffin is the new D-Coordinator in Dallas and his system calls for a big guy in the middle. This fits. (Jeremy)

19. Jew York Giants- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

The Giants need help on defense. Linebacker, defensive end, and corner all need to be upgraded. They could address any of these needs at the 19th pick, but I selected Trufant for them under the assumption that they will wait on the other two positions. Trufant is the younger brother of Marcus, who was a 1st round pick in 2003. The Desmond Trufant hype train has picked up major steam since the conclusion of the NCAA season, and for good reason.  This still may be a bit too early for him... but the gamble is probably worth the risk. I love Trufant and I could see Coughlin liking him as well, specifically cuz this kid Desmond is a hard worker, excellent in the run-stopping game, and again, hes the younger brother of an All Pro. That means something. (James)

20. Chicago Bears- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

The Bears have had a clusterfuck at Tight End over the past few years. Greg Olsen was a decent option, but he was part of a Mike Martz offense that has never been able to utilize TEs. Kellen Davis was a disaster. We know Jay Cutler likes throwing to Tight Ends based on his days with Tony Scheffler, but he just has not had that option. While they signed the Black Unicorn, my guess is that the Bears will understand that TE is the biggest mismatch position in football. Get one that's a good receiver with size and you have something potentially devastating - Eifert fits that bill. I don't remember him being as good in college as Kyle Rudolph was, but he is an upgrade on the crap in Chicago. It's crazy that DJ Hayden hasn't gone yet, but the Eifert pick is just too much of a fit. The other direction they could go is DeAndre Hopkins to work alongside Brandon Marshall.(Wilson)

21. Cincinnati Bengals- D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

Funny you mention that Wilson, as he is next off the board. I think the Bengals have missed Jonathan Joseph since he skipped town for Houston. DJ Hayden fits the bill here. Very good value with this pick. They could go with Lacy to complement the Law Firm, but I think Lacy slides a bit further than this. (Jeremy)

22. St. Louis Rams- Eddie Lacy, RB, Roll Tide

Funny you mention that Jeremy, as he is next off the board. The Rams need a lot of help in a lot of places, including OLB and an interior offensive lineman, but they lost Steven Jackson in the off season (to the Falcons) and I'm guessing/hoping they go with Lacy here for a couple reasons. First off, there's no one left on the board who is a sure-fire tier 1 NFL prospect. This year has 12-15 1st tier players, so the back half of the first round is going to be ALLLLLL over the place. It's still kind of a reach to grab Lacy at 22, so there's a good chance they trade down if they actually decide they want him. I'm not a believer in Isaiah Pead or Daryl Richardson and Jeff Fischer has successfully drafted 1st round RB's in the past (Eddie George, Chris Johnson.) A first round take of Lacy/Austin would be pretty electric. (James)

23. Minnesota Vikings- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

It wasn't that long ago that the Williams Wall was fantasy death for running backs. Then Kevin Williams got old and Pat Williams got really old. It's time to bring it back, though. A big body like Sylvester Williams should free up Jared Allen on the pass rush (as if he needs more room) and will help stuff the run. If any of the corners that have already gone thus far slip, I think the Vikings will go that direction first, but Williams still fits a need. (Wilson)

24. Indianapolis Colts- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

I feel like Jones could be a sneaky surprise pick in the top 15 or 20. With Freeney gone (still on FA market) and Mathis getting older this pick makes sense. He's a very versatile linemen who could get in the backfield on the outside or inside. They could also opt for a WR and give Luck another weapon such as Keenan Allen or Cordarelle Patterson. (Jeremy)

25. Minnesota Vikings- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

The Vikings are in desperate need of an offensive play-maker now that Percy has departed. As good as AP is, he cant take on 10 guys in the box. The Vikings will almost assuredly grab one of the top 3 WR's in this draft- and with two selections in the first round I fully expect them to grab one here or at pick #23. Assuming Tavon Austin is off the board, the choice will be between Patterson and DeAndre Hopkins. Patterson and Tennessee teammate Justin Hunter are both athletic freaks, but Patterson is more pro-ready and hes the choice here. (James)

26. Green Bay Packers- Bejoern Werner, DE, Florida State

They won't do what I want them to do; that much I know. First option is trading down. Unless someone slips, they could let someone itching for Nassib move up, and add depth while only dropping back a few picks. The offensive linemen I really like are off the board, Ted Thompson does not believe in spending on running backs (rightfully so), and the receiving corps isn't exactly a weakness. I think they kept Jermichael Finley because they knew Eifert would be gone. So based on this mock, it leaves me hoping they will draft Alec Ogletree. Unfortunately, they took Nick Perry last year so it probably won't happen. They also won't reach for Robert Woods as they are more apt to hope Keenan Allen falls. That leaves us with Werner - a DE with decent enough size that he might be able to play the 3-4. I just hope they don't take Justin Pugh (so they will). (Wilson)

27. Houston Texans- Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

Everything I have read points to Watson going in the first round. I think the Texans could go WR here for a complement to Andre but there are still a number of WRs on the board that I think they can wait. This would upgrade them at RT and shore up their offensive line. Help protect Schaub and block for Foster are the keys to the Texans taking their next step. (Jeremy)

28. Denver Broncos- Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

I wanted him to go to the Packers, but the Broncos would be thrilled if Ogletree falls into their laps. They lost Dumervil to Baltimore, but Ogletree could easily fill that void. Ogletree can rush the passer, cover the pass, and even stop the run. He might not be the explosive pass rusher that Dumervil was, but he could be a more complete player. With Champ Bailey getting older, Jamar Taylor could be an option here as well. (Wilson)

29. New England Patriots- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State 

BBBBBBBB BOISE STATE. For the second year in a row it looks like a Broncos play maker will be drafted before the end of Round 1. The knock on Taylor, like Doug Martin last year, is that he may not have faced the best competition in college, so the questions of his game translating his game at the next level are there. Listen, I get it. Boise State plays high school teams... makes it hard to judge their talent. BUT,  like Martin last year, teams can take advantage when these guys fall. Taylor has blazing speed and possesses the character makeup that is required in the Patriots locker room  He is a weight room and film room freak. He tracks the ball well and can lay a big hit offensive ball carriers  His weakness is press coverage... although like most guys like this you don't really know how he will fare in the NFL with more practice. Overall, Taylor is a good prospect and with the need at the position, its ALMOST a sure thing that he will be picked in the first round. If not, he will be gone within the first couple picks of the 2nd round. Bottom line is I myself and the Patriots would both love to see this guy in Foxboro next year. Below are his career highlights. Also, it's worth noting that I like Taylor significantly more than I liked Kyle Wilson coming out of Boise State. Last year, Taylor was making plays all over the field. The Patriots need a lot of help in the secondary and would be wise to grab one of the top 5 corners at this spot. (James)

30. Atlanta Falcons- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon

CB is a huge need for them but with Taylor just coming off the board they will look elsewhere. They could also get their TE of the future here with a guy like Ertz. Rather then focus on the future, they need to focus now. Long can play all over the line at Guard and Tackle. They will probably start him at Guard right away and potentially build him into a future starting tackle down the line. This team runs through their offense and getting better protection for Matt Ryan will certainly help. (Jeremy)

31. San Francisco 49ers- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

This is the hardest team to mock for because they have 13 draft picks this year. 13. That's insane. They have a ton of room to make risky moves, so they may move as far up as the top 10. Who knows. They need a Defensive End and a Safety. If Datone drops to this spot he is a no brainer.... The reason I selected Hopkins here in the lock is because there is no way he falls this far. There is no doubt that a team will trade into the 20's to grab Hopkins. The Patriots could grab him at 29. Also, the 49ers could decide to draft the best player avail even though he may not fill a need, which would be Hopkins. Hopkins is a stud. Hes good at everything. He's not blazing fast, or he would be a top 5 pick, but he has good speed, great athleticism, he plays well in the spotlight, tenacious... From watching a few highlights he reminds me of a lot of my boy Roddy White. (James)

32. Baltimore Ravens- Matt Elam, S, Florida

The Bernard Pollard and Ed Reed era has ended in Baltimore. It's not often that a Super Bowl Champion does a complete overhaul of a position, but that's what is happening this year with the Ravens. They could benefit from a young playmaker and that's exactly what Elam is. There is a chance that Elam is long gone at this point, which could lead to them selecting Jonathan Cyprian. Either way, this looks like a quick rebuilding job by Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore. (Wilson)

PS- Fuck Manti Te'o. Just like his girlfriend... nowhere to be found. (in this mock)

April 15, 2013

Final Standings for Masters fantasy pool

1. Abe

Westwood -3
Snedeker -4
Fowler +4
Stricker +1
Garcia -3
Cabrera -9
Total:  -14

Abe wins a chipotle burrito + drink from each of the people below:

2. Paul

Choi +5
D Johnson -1
Donald +2
McDowell +5 MC
Day -7
Thompson +2
Total: +6

3. Dan

McIlroy +2
Scott -9
Scharwtzel +2
Harrington +9 MC
Z Johnson +3
Immelman +7
Total: +14

4. James

Woods -5
Oosthuizen +6 MC
Poulter +7 MC
Watson +7
Stenson E
Jacobson +2
Total: +17

5. Adam

Bradley +9
Rose +2
Furyk +2
Els -1
Couples -1
Hanson +7
Total +18

6. Bill

Mikelson +9
Kuchar -3
Dufner +1
Mahan +14 MC
Watney -1
Simpson +5 MC
Total: +25

April 14, 2013

Live from The Masters Round 4

(Scroll Down for latest updates)

Well, I'm not at Augusta, but I am going to update this blog as the day wears on. Here are some interesting facts and tidbits from the first 3 days of the tournament:

-14 Year old kid named Guan from China made the cut, had a tough day yesterday, but sank a 60 foot putt on 18 to end his round. Kids a beast!

-Tiger is lurking... he currently sits T7 at -3

-Dropgate... has to be mentioned. Everyone knows Tiger was assessed a 2 stroke penalty after round 2 for a bad drop on 18. He should be at -5.

Here is the current leaderboard going into today:

Snedeker -7
Cabrera -7
Scott -6
Leishman -5
Day -5
Kuchar -4
Clark -3
Woods -3
Fowler -2
Stricker -2
Langer -2
Westwood -2
Furyk -2

-My official prediction is Adam Scott will win, and Australia will have their first Masters Champion. Greg Norman never won here.



Right now Im watching the final round via stream, as the TV coverage does not start until 2pm. (Ridiculous)

-They are focusing on Guan, who is playing well. He looks good. I believe they just said he hasnt had a 3 putt yet this week... very impressive. Who else in the field can say that I wonder? Ill look that up. He is the low amateur this year, as he is the only of the 6 amateurs to make the cut. 

-They just showed Phil par the 11th, and its necessary to point how disappointing he has been this week. He has 3 wins here in 04, 06, and 10. He has 14 top 10 finishes, and 8 top 3 finishes in 20 appearances. Just owns this place, but not so much this year. 

- I just looked up 3 putt stats thus far. Only Guan, Westwood, and Olazabel have yet to 3 putt thus far. Guan is also leading the field in putting. Wow.

They just showed this graphic on "Live from the Masters" on the Golf Channel:

By the way, I root for Tiger in every tournament. I want him to win the Masters. I think he has an outside shot... but he obviously needs to play  the back nine better!

Heres a sweet video I took at the Deutchebank last year here in the Boston area... I almost got kicked out for this. Worth it


Tiger open with a par. It's important to note, of his 18 majors, he has never com from behind to win in the 4th round.

Me: This is the best day in sports
Ms. Nobodywinsontheblue: Thats stupid. this is the best napping day in sports. Isn't the Super Bowl the best day in sports?

Kuchar is in trouble already, but Id love to see him win

CROUCHING TIGER (on hole 2):

-Brandt Snedeker also has a great chance of winning the Masters today. He's the worlds #5 player and playing great with no signs of hindrance from his injury in March

-Seems like sloppy play from most of the leaders. Cabrera is all over the place. So was Tiger. Scott had a bogey on #1.

-Rain is expected to fall lightly in patches the rest of the afternoon.

JASON DAY with the chip in on #2. He sunk a long putt for par on #1 as well. This is after bogeying #17 and #18 last night. Thats a Birdie-Eagle start for J Day, and he takes the lead at -8

-Snedeker with a birdie on #1 ties for the lead. Usually the winner of this tournament plays the last 3 holes at -2, so this course i  all about birdies early and late, and holding on in the middle.

-Tiger missed a short part for birdie on #3... doesn't seem like he has "it" today. He's 5 shots behind the leaders

-19/22 past Masters champions have come from the final group. Todays final group: Cabrera and Snedeker

Bubba with a 10 on the par 3 12th haha


Check out how the leaderboard changed throughout the afternoon. The last picture is of the current standings:

As you can See Angel has a 2 stroke lead, playing very solid golf and cool under pressure. Adam Scott needs to dominate the back nine and he's very capable. Stay tuned...

Also, after Round 1, The Godfather and I made a bet. I bet him Tiger would finished better than his boy, tricky Ricky Fowler. It was close up until now, and it's not over yet, but currently the score are:

Tiger -2 overall, +1 today through 9
Ricky +4 overall, +6 today through 10

Updated Leaderboard at 4:36:

Cabrera -9 through 8
Snedeker -7 through 8
Scott -6 through 8
Day -6 through 9

last 4 Masters winners:

2009: Angel Cabrera -3
2010: Phil Mickelson -4
2011:Charl Schwartzel -4
2012: Bubba Watson -3

5:30 Update-

Snedeker had back to back bogeys on 10 & 11 and is playing too inconsistently right now

-Tiger is going for it every shot, and playing pretty well. He's too far back but likely to finish top 5 w/ the way he;s playing.

-J day has some magic in him today I think

-Angel Cabrera is still playing solid, not intimidated as the leader


Both Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera hit it in the water on #13!! This is after Scott made birdie. Things are tightening up!

Meanwhile Jason Day goes Birdie-Birdie on 13 & 14 to get to -8. Maybe it's THIS Australian's day:

6:00 pm

Updated Leaderboard with a handful of holes to go. J Day w 3 consecutive birds takes a lead:

-Adam Scott and Jason Day are now tied at -8. It seems Australia has a good chance to finally produce a Masters winner. Cabrera still hanging. Tiger w/ out that 2 stroke penalty would be at -7 and possibly even better.

Adam Scott has not birdied any Par 3 this week. And he's looking good to win!

Scott -8 with  2 to play
Day -8 with 3 to play
Cabrera -7 with 3 to play

I'm liking Scott right now. He seems ready to breakthrough for his first Major win. He's been here before and never closed. out.

DAMNIT. Cabrera drops in a long birdie putt on 16 to make this a 3 way tie. at -8. I really dont want him to win.


Uh oh. Day bogeys.17 and falls to -7

Tiger just saved par to finished up a 70 (-2) in the final round so he ends up at -5 for the tourney. Clubhouse leader.  Ricky Fowler, to update my bet, finished at +4 overall after shooting a 78 today. Easiest $20 I've made in a long time, thanks Abe.


Cabrera just BARELY missed a birdie on #17. He saved Par.


Scott -8 on the last hole
Cabrera -8 on the last hole
Day in the clubhouse at -7  (Day missed a birdie put on 18 by 1 inch. Final round 70) another top 3 finish for Day.

I like Scott! Lets do it!

Scott smokes his 2nd shot on 18 to a reasonable distance form the cup. It will be a long birdie but he is guaranteed not to bogey. Cabrera had a nice long tee shot though too.

6:49 pm

-Adam Scott with the most important putt of his career coming up. He uses a long putter.

HE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCOTT MOVES TO -9 on 18. Unreal putt.

-Cabrera NEEDS to go up and down from his spot on the fairway. AND HE NAILS IT. stuck it 2 feet away. wow. Playoff likely for a second year in a row!

-Man, what a shot by Cabrera under the pressure. Easily his best shot of the tournament. Same with Scott and that putt. It's going to be a hell of a playoff!

-Snedeker with a tough final round. He finishes with a 75 and -4 for the tourney. Still maybe the best putter on tour

And its official. Cabrera knocks down the 15 incher (something I have trouble with) to send this thing to a playoff.

Angel Cabrera vs  Adam Scott

2013 Masters Playoff


I'm sticking with my pick Scott. He wants it more. Cabrera is solid though so hopefully Scott doesn't make a stupid mistake. 

-The players will make their way back to the 18th Tee for the first hole in Sudden Death Playoff for the Green Jacket. If they tie here, they will go to the 10th where Bubba won it last year.

-Scott teed off first and ripped it down the fairway. Great drive.

-Cabrera and Scott are both 1-0 in Playoffs. Cabrera won the Masters in 09 in a playoff

-Cabrera rips a drive equal to Scott's. Not sure whose up first. I know from watching Big Break Challenge, most golfers like to go first in hopes of sticking a great shot, and putting a ton of pressure on the other player to try and match

-Scott went first, kinda dufner'd it, and wound up just short of the green.

-Cabrera kinda screwed up too, and their balls land right next to each others. Chip-Off for the Green Jacket!!!

-Cabrera chips first, and comes within 1 inch of holing out! Wow another close one. Scott has nearly the same chip and cannot take more than 2 shots to get down.

-Scott goes close, 2 feet away. Would be a nightmare-ish miss

-Scott sinks the straight putt and Cabrera taps in. We are going to #10 and the rain seems to be picking up

I was actually wondering how many players watched the end of this, but my feelings were confirmed that nearly all of the do, and care. Dufner, Mahan, Simpson, McDowell all of the are tweeting about this playoff. Its actually very interesting to get their take on each shot these guys are about to take. Dufner especially is going into detail about these shots. Pretty awesome.

-Scott with another great drive on the 2nd playoff hole.

-Cabrera hits a nice one as well. I swear he is taking no longer than 15 seconds to hit his ball. Playing so fast.

-Both players hit their approach shots at about 20 feet. Cabrera is below the hole and has the tougher putt. Both makeable.

Wow. Cabrera put his put right on the edge it it somehow DIDNT fall. tough luck for AC down the stretch here. Scott with a putt for the win.


Scoring after Round 3 of Masters. Really close.

1. Abe

Westwood -2
Snedeker -7
Fowler -2
Stricker -2
Garcia -1
Cabrera -7
Total:  -21

2. Paul

Choi +2
D Johnson +1
Donald +2
McDowell +5 MC
Day -5
Thompson +7
Total: +12

3. Dan

McIlroy +5
Scott -6
Scharwtzel +1
Harrington +9 MC
Z Johnson E
Immelman +5
Total: +14

4. James

Woods -3
Oosthuizen +6 MC
Poulter +7 MC
Watson +2
Stenson +3
Jacobson +1
Total: +16

5. Adam

Bradley +12
Rose E
Furyk -2
Els +2
Couples E
Hanson +7
Total +19

6. Bill

Mikelson +8
Kuchar -4
Dufner E
Mahan +14 MC
Watney -1
Simpson +5
Total: +22

April 12, 2013

Scoring from Masters after Round 1

Round 1 from the Masters yesterday was great. I watched a lot of it from my phone via the Masters App, which made being stuck at work nearly completely bearable. Anyway, I dont have the time to write up an actual blog on what happened yesterday, but below find the results from Round 1 for our fantasy pool.

**I plan on watching Rounds 3 and 4 in their entirety. I will be live updating my blog for these rounds.**

Round 1 Scoring:

1. Abe

Westwood -2
Snedeker -2
Fowler -4
Stricker +1
Garcia -6
Cabrera -1
Total:  -14

2. Adam

Bradley +1
Rose -2
Furyk -3
Els -1
Couples -4
Hanson E
Total -9

3. Paul

Choi -2
D Johnson -5
Donald -1
McDowell +1
Day -2
Thompson +1
Total: -8

4. Dan

McIlroy E
Scott -3
Scharwtzel -1
Harrington +6
Z Johnson -3
Immelman -4
Total: -5

5. Bill

Mikelson -1
Kuchar -4
Dufner E
Mahan +4
Watney +6
Simpson +1
Total: +6

6. James

Woods -2
Oosthuizen +2
Poulter +4
Watson +3
Stenson E
Jacobson E
Total: +7

April 11, 2013

2013 Masters Challenge

Me and some friends decided to do a Masters fantasy game this year. Here are the results of our draft after we randomized the order. Also stay tuned for multiple Masters' posts:

Scoring: The way this game will be scored, is the cumulative +/- to par for each person's golfers, regardless if they miss the cut or not. If your player misses the cut and finishes +10, that's his score (+10.) If your player wins the tournament at -12, that's his score. (-12) Each person in the pool has 6 golfers so the lowest combined +/- will win this pool. What was the wager/entry fee? Well, the winner of this pool is owed 1 Chipotle burrito + drink from everyone else playing.

Round 1

James- Tiger Woods
Dan- Rory McIlroy
Bill- Phil Mikelson
Abe- Lee Westwood
Paul- KJ Choi
Adam- Keegan Bradley

Round 2

Adam- Justin Rose
Paul- Dustin Johnson
Abe- Brandt Snedeker
Bill- Matt Kuchar
Dan- Adam Scott
James- Louis Oosthuizen

Round 3

James- Ian Poulter
Dan- Mr. Charl Schwartzel
Bill- Jason Dufner
Abe- Rickie Fowler
Paul- Luke Donald
Adam- Jim "the bird man" Furyk

Round 4

Adam- Ernie Els
Paul- Grahame McDowell
Abe- Steve Stricker
Bill- Hunter Mahan
Dan- Padraig Harrington
James- Bubba Watson

Round 5

James- Henrik Stenson
Dan- Zach Johnson
Bill- Nick Watney
Abe- Sergio Garcia
Paul- Jason Day
Adam- Fred Couples

Round 6

Adam- Peter Hanson
Paul- Michael Thompson
Abe- Angel Cabrera
Bill- Webb Simpson
Dan- Trevor Immelman
James- Freddie Jacobson