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OT Pike named Towson football MVP at annual awards banquet

Posted on 27 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Tiger Football Honors NCAA FCS Runners-Up

TOWSON, Md. – 
Offensive tackle Eric Pike (DuVal H.S./Landover, Md.) was named as the winner of the Doc Minnegan Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player at the annual Towson University football awards ceremony on Saturday, April 26.
Pike, who set a school record by starting all 50 games of his college career, is only the third offensive lineman to win the award which was started in 1969. He joins Mike Gunthrop (1992) and Joe Ripple (2005) as the only linemen to be honored with the award which was named in honor of former Towson Director of Athletics Doc Minnegan.
A two-year captain, Pike was a consensus first team All-American selection as a senior. He earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors three times, including first team notice as a junior and senior. During his career, he helped the Tigers win two CAA championships and make two appearances in the NCAA FCS playoffs. As a senior, he helped the Tigers post a 13-3 record and reach the national championship game.
Record-setting running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.) was named as the Tigers’ Offensive Player of the Year while linebacker Monte Gaddis (Central Catholic H.S./Cleveland, Ohio) was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award winner.
The CAA Offensive Player of the Year, West set NCAA FCS records with 2,509 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. Gaddis made 124 tackles as a senior while earning second team All-CAA notice.
In addition, offensive guard Gavin Class (St. Paul’s School/Monkton, Md.), defensive tackle Arnold Farmer(Baltimore Poly H.S./Baltimore, Md.) and offensive center Doug Shaw (Loyola Blakefield H.S./Woodbine, Md.) shared the Tiger Award, presented to the player who best exemplifies the characteristics of a Tiger football player.
Freshman punter Jake Ryder (Sherwood H.S./Olney, Md.) was the winner of the Tiger Scholar-Athlete Award.
Quarterback Ryan Egolf (Bishop Shanahan H.S./Phoenixville, Md.) was the winner of the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year award while linebacker James Simms (Reservoir H.S./Laurel, Md.) earned the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year award. The Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year award was presented to defensive back Al Augustine (George Washington H.S./Wyncote, Pa.).
All of the members of the 2013 Tigers were presented with rings commemorating their historic march to the NCAA FCS championship game which included wins over Fordham, No. 2 Eastern Illinois and No. 3 Eastern Washington.
The Tigers’ 14 All-CAA selections were also presented with their awards while the 14 Tigers who were selected to the CAA Academic All-Conference also received their awards.

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Blast players, coach Kelly named finalists for MISL Awards

Posted on 10 March 2014 by WNST Staff

2013-14 MISL Awards Finalists Announced

The Blast: Mike Lookingland, William Vanzela, and Danny Kelly

Baltimore, MD. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced the finalists for its 2013-14 awards honoring the Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year from the 2013-14 season.

The winners will be announced at the MISL Championship Series media luncheon/awards ceremony prior to Game 1 of the 2013-14 MISL Championship Series. The 2013-14 All-MISL First and Second teams and the MISL All-Rookie Team will be announced on Tuesday.

The Baltimore Blast has 3 player/coach nominations for 4 MISL Award categories. Captain and 2012-13 MISL Defender of the Year, Mike Lookingland is nominated for the Most Valuable Player and Defender of the Year award. Lookingland ended the regular season leading his team in points (56), assists (18), while also leading the league in blocks (33). Goalkeeper and the 2013-14 MISL Points Against Average winner, William Vanzela, is in the running for Goalkeeper of the Year. Vanzela recorded a 5.57 points against average and with the help of his stellar defense, only let in 101 points this season. Head Coach Danny Kelly and the 2012-13 Coach of the Year, has been nominated again for the Coach of the Year Award. Kelly has coached his team to a 17-3 regular season record.


2013-14 MISL Award Finalists

Most Valuable Player

Kenardo Forbes, Syracuse Silver Knights

Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast


Rookie of the Year

Judson McKinney, Milwaukee Wave

Odaine Sinclair, St. Louis Ambush

Max Touloute, Missouri Comets


Defender of the Year

Brian Harris, Missouri Comets

Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast

Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights


  Coach of the Year

Vlatko Andonovski, Missouri Comets

Danny Kelly, Baltimore Blast

Tommy Tanner, Syracuse Silver Knights


Goalkeeper of the Year

Marcel Feenstra, Milwaukee Wave

William Vanzela, Baltimore Blast

Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets

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QB Reynolds named MVP at Navy football banquet

Posted on 08 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Naval Academy Honors Football Team At Annual Banquet

ANNAPOLIS, Md.-The annual Naval Academy football banquet was held Friday evening at Alumni Hall where several prestigious awards were handed out.

Navy finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year.

This year’s team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game.  The 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 teams also achieved that feat.

Navy has won at least nine games five times in the last 10 years.  Before the current streak, Navy had won nine or more games just five times in the previous 77 seasons.

Navy’s senior class finished with a 31-20 (.627) record over four seasons in Annapolis, qualified for three bowl games, won a bowl game and won three Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies.

Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds (Antioch, Tenn.) was named the winner of the E.E. “Rip” Miller Award, which is presented to the season’s most valuable player as voted on by his teammates.  This is the second-consecutive year that Reynolds has won the award after becoming the first freshman to win the award last year.    Reynolds was also named the winner of the Roger Staubach Award, which is presented to the varsity football player who demonstrated consistent, outstanding leadership and an “Expect to Win” attitude in contributing to the team’s success during the season and embodied honor, courage and commitment on and off the playing field.

Reynolds had one of the greatest seasons by a Navy football player in history, rushing for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns.  His 31 rushing touchdowns not only was a school record, but an NCAA record for a quarterback.  He is just the fourth player in NCAA history (any position) to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.  He finished the 2013 campaign No. 1 in the country in scoring per game (14.7 points per contest), tied for first in touchdowns (31) and tied for 11th in points responsible for per game (18.2).  His 1,3446 rushing yards are the 14th most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the third most in school history by any player.  His seven rushing touchdowns against San Jose State set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in any game and tied the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by any player against an FBS opponent.  His 188 points this season eclipsed the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram back in 1917.  His 236 points responsible for (31 rushing touchdowns, eight passing touchdowns, one two-point conversion) shattered the previous school record of 198 set by Ricky Dobbs in 2009.

Senior linebacker Cody Peterson (Olympia, Wash.) took home the Jeffrey R. Korn Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given annually to the first classman on the team who has demonstrated excellence both in the classroom and on the football field. He was also the recipient of the First Lieutenant Ron Winchester Unsung Hero Award, which is presented to an unheralded senior recognized as an overachiever and role model as selected by a vote of his teammates.

Peterson, a co-captain this past fall, had a standout senior campaign where he led the Navy defense with 142 tackles, including 94 solo stops.  He also recorded 5.5 tackles for a loss.  Peterson finished tied for second in the country in solo tackles per game (7.2 per contest) and finished tied for seventh in total tackles per game (10.9 per game). His 142 tackles this year were the most by a Navy player since Javier Zuluaga had 146 in 1992.

Senior Justin Haan (Byron City, Mich.) was named the winner of the Cmdr. Ralph Sentmann Award, which honors the member of the graduating class from the varsity football team who has achieved the highest ranking in academic order of merit.  Haan, who is majoring in International Relations, carries a 3.78-grade point average.

Senior linebacker DJ Sargenti (Ridgefield, N.J.) was the recipient of the Joe Bellino Award, which is presented to the varsity football player whose inspiring on-the-field performance made a significant impact on the team and contributed to its overall success during the season.

Sargenti, who had never recorded a tackle prior to this season and wasn’t moved to inside linebacker until the beginning of fall practice, recorded 110 tackles on the year, including 71 solo stops.  He finished 25th in the country in solo tackles per game, averaging 5.5 per contest, and 62nd in total tackles, averaging 8.5 per game.   Sargenti and Peterson are the first duo to reach 100 tackles in a season since 2005 when Rob Caldwell recorded 140 tackles and Jake Biles had 109.

Senior slot back and kick returner Marcus Thomas (Baton Rouge, La.) was named the winner of the the Napoleon McCallum Award, which is presented to the Navy varsity football player of the graduating class who has gained the most all-purpose yards in his career.

Thomas finished his career with 2,768 all-purpose yards, including a school-record 2,338 yards on kickoff returns.  Thomas had a sensational senior campaign rushing for 263 yards on 26 carries (10.1 yards per rush), catching five passes for 94 yards (18.8 yards per catch) and returning 24 kickoffs for 564 yards (23.5 yards per return).

Senior nose guard Travis Bridges (Hollywood, Fla.) was awarded the George Fritzinger Memorial Award, presented annually to a member of the graduating class who as a football interior lineman has excelled as a student-athlete and contributed to the overall team leadership and spirit.

Bridges came to Navy as an offensive lineman, but moved to nose guard last year and had a breakout campaign as a senior playing in all 13 games, making four starts, and recording 25 tackles and forcing a fumble.  Bridges was part of Navy’s goal-line stand against Middle Tennessee State in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, teaming with George Jamison to stop the Blue Raiders on fourth and one.

Freshman slot back Calvin Cass Jr. (Sicklerville, N.J.) was awarded the Collins/Roos Class of 1949 Junior Varsity MVP Award, presented annually to the most valuable player on the junior varsity football team as chosen by a vote of his teammates.

Cass helped lead the JV team to a 2-1 record and is expected to compete for playing time on the varsity next fall.  A 2013 graduate of St. Augustine Prep School, Cass was a three-sport athlete who earned letters in basketball, football and track & field (sprints). He earned First-Team All-Cape Athletic League honors, as well as First-Team All-South Jersey recognition in football as he led the state of New Jersey and set high school records for rushing yards (2,001) and touchdowns (37) as a senior (on 257 carries). His father, Calvin Sr., was a star running back at West Point.

Senior linebacker Michael Tuimavave (Daly City, Calif.) was named the winner of the Cooke Award, which is given to the player who has done the most to promote team spirit.

Despite not seeing much action his final two years, Tuimavave was one of the inspirational leaders of the team.  He possessed a great attitude and was an integral part of the great chemistry that permeated throughout the 2013 squad.

Also recognized were the following who earned postseason honors.

Junior guard Jake Zuzek (Brookhaven, Pa.) was named to the USA Today All-Bowl Team, while junior safety George Jamison (Cordova, Tenn.) was named to the ESPN.Com All-Bowl Team.

Reynolds was named the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Most Valuable Player for Navy, the Male Athlete of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio, the MVP of the Army-Navy Game presented by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association, the recipient of the Tony Rubino Silver Helmet Award presented by the Annapolis Touchdown Club and for being named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated.

Reynolds, Zuzek, junior tackle Bradyn Heap (South Jordan, Utah), Peterson, freshman corner Brendon Clements (Miami, Fla.) and Thomas were named All-East by the ECAC.

Reynolds and Peterson were selected First-Team All-Independent by Phil Steele.

SB Nation tabbed Reynolds its Independent Offensive Player of the Year and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo the Independent Coach of the Year.

Peterson was selected to the East-West Shrine All-Star game in St. Petersburg, Fla. He did not play in the game due to surgery on his shoulders.

Nine Navy football players were named to the 2013 FBS All-Independent Team. Reynolds was named the 2013 FBS All-Independent Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Reynolds on the All-Independent First Team were Heap, Peterson and junior safety/cornerback Parrish Gaines (Smyrna, Tenn.).  Honorable mention selections for the Midshipmen included junior punter Pablo Beltran (Humble, Texas), Clements, junior outside linebacker Chris Johnson (Cape Coral, Fla.), Thomas and Zuzek.

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QB Brown named Team MVP at Maryland football banquet

Posted on 15 December 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland football team announced its 2013 season awards during the annual awards banquet on Sunday. Head coach Randy Edsall and his staff handed out 11 total awards, including the Ray Krouse Memorial Award, sponsored by Capital One Bank, for the team’s Most Valuable Player which was presented to C.J. Brown.

After missing last season, Brown returned in 2013 and became the first Maryland player to throw for over 2,000 yards and rush for over 500 yards in the same season. The senior signal caller threw for 2,045 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 538 yards and 12 touchdowns. Brown had four 100-yard rushing games this season including a season-high 138 yards in the regular-season finale at NC State, which is the third-highest single-game total for a quarterback in school history. For his efforts, Brown was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week. His 23 touchdowns responsible for this season is the third most in school history.

In one of the more emotional moments of the banquet, Edsall presented Dexter McDougle with the inaugural Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Player Award to close the event. Before suffering a season-ending injury at Connecticut on Sept. 14, McDougle had registered three interceptions in the Terps first three games. Despite the injury, McDougle remained a constant presence at Gossett Football Team House. He attended meetings, traveled to away games, sat in the coaches’ booth during games, and mentored and assisted other members of the team throughout the remainder of the season.

The complete list of award-winners is below:

Tony Perry: The George C. Cook Memorial Award for the senior with the highest academic average.

P.J. Gallo: The George Boutselis Memorial Award for the player who both lettered in football while attaining the highest GPA on the team and has adhered to the goals of the student-athlete ideal.

Sal Conaboy: The Public Service Award for the student athlete that has committed to serving and having a positive influence in the community.

Tony Perry: The Dr. John E. Faber Award for Iron Man, which is named after Dr. John E. Faber, who coached men’s lacrosse for 35 years and finished his coaching career with a record of 249 wins and only 57 losses, including national championship teams.

Matt Robinson: The A.V. Williams Award for Outstanding & Conspicuous Sportsmanship Award for the student athlete that best displays outstanding & conspicuous sportsmanship during the course of the year.

Greg Parcher: The Alvin L. Aubinoe Unsung Hero Trophy for the student athlete that best displays the true meaning of teamwork without regard for his personal goals.

Andre Monroe: The James M. Tatum Memorial Award for Lineman of the Year.

William Likely: Special Teams Player of the Year Award.

Marcus Whitfield: Defensive Player of the Year Award in memory of Herman Grabenstein.

C.J. Brown: Offensive Player of the Year Award in honor of Larry Grabenstein.

C.J. Brown: Ray Krouse Memorial Award for Team’s Most Valuable Player.

Dexter McDougle: The Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Player Award

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Bovada gives Flacco 50/1 odds to win NFL MVP

Posted on 20 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).


2013 NFL MVP – Odds to Win    

Peyton Manning (DEN) QB                    5/1

Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB                        13/2

Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB                      10/1

Drew Brees (NO) QB                              10/1

Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB                      12/1

Tom Brady (NE) QB                               12/1

Matt Ryan (ATL) QB                               15/1

Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB                    18/1

Russell Wilson (SEA) QB                       18/1

Andrew Luck (IND) QB                           25/1

Calvin Johnson (DET) WR                      25/1

Eli Manning (NYG) QB                           25/1

Arian Foster (HOU) RB                           33/1

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB                  33/1

Cam Newton (CAR) QB                          33/1

Matthew Stafford (DET) QB                   33/1

Michael Vick (PHI) QB                           33/1

Tony Romo (DAL) QB                            33/1

Matt Schaub (HOU) QB                          40/1

J.J. Watt (HOU) DE                               40/1

Chris Johnson (TEN) RB                        50/1

Joe Flacco (BAL) QB                             50/1

Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB                    50/1

Philip Rivers (SD) QB                            50/1

Jay Cutler (CHI) QB                               66/1

Ray Rice (BAL) RB                                66/1

Alfred Morris (WAS) RB                         66/1

Jamaal Charles (KC) RB                         66/1

Matt Forte (CHI) RB                               66/1

Steven Jackson (ATL) RB                      66/1

Doug Martin (TB) RB                             66/1

Andy Dalton (CIN) QB                            75/1

Alex Smith (KC) QB                               75/1

Josh Freeman (TB) QB                          75/1

Sam Bradford (STL) QB                         75/1

A.J. Green (CIN) WR                              100/1

Andre Johnson (HOU) WR                     100/1

Brandon Marshall (CHI) WR                    100/1

Reggie Bush (DET) RB                          150/1


Who will record the most Passing Yards in the 2013 Regular Season?      

Drew Brees (NO) QB                              4/1

Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB                        6/1

Matthew Stafford (DET) QB                   13/2

Peyton Manning (DEN) QB                    7/1

Matt Ryan (ATL) QB                               10/1

Tom Brady (NE) QB                               12/1

Tony Romo (DAL) QB                            15/1

Andrew Luck (IND) QB                           15/1

Eli Manning (NYG) QB                           20/1

Jay Cutler (CHI) QB                               28/1

Philip Rivers (SD) QB                            33/1

Matt Schaub (HOU) QB                          33/1

Cam Newton (CAR) QB                          33/1

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB                  33/1

Sam Bradford (STL) QB                         40/1

Carson Palmer (ARI) QB                        40/1

Josh Freeman (TB) QB                          40/1

Andy Dalton (CIN) QB                            40/1

Joe Flacco (BAL) QB                             40/1

Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB                      40/1

Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB                    50/1

Ryan Tannehill (MIA) QB                        50/1

Alex Smith (KC) QB                               50/1

Russell Wilson (SEA) QB                       66/1

Michael Vick (PHI) QB                           66/1

Mark Sanchez (NYJ) QB                        200/1


Who will record the most Rushing Yards in the 2013 Regular Season?      

Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB                      11/4

Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB                    7/1

Doug Martin (TB) RB                             10/1

Arian Foster (HOU) RB                           10/1

Alfred Morris (WAS) RB                         12/1

Jamaal Charles (KC) RB                         14/1

C.J. Spiller (BUF) RB                             14/1

Trent Richardson (CLE) RB                    16/1

Chris Johnson (TEN) RB                        18/1

Ray Rice (BAL) RB                                18/1

LeSean McCoy (PHI) RB                        20/1

Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC) RB               20/1

Stevan Ridley (NE) RB                           25/1

Matt Forte (CHI) RB                               28/1

Steven Jackson (ATL) RB                      28/1

Frank Gore (SF) RB                               33/1

DeMarco Murray (DAL) RB                     33/1

Darren McFadden (OAK) RB                  33/1

Reggie Bush (DET) RB                          40/1

Lamar Miller (MIA) RB                            40/1

Montee Ball (DEN) RB                           40/1

Ryan Mathews (SD) RB                         50/1

Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) RB                50/1

Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) RB                    50/1


Who will record the most Receiving Yards in the 2013 Regular Season?    

Calvin Johnson (DET) WR                      11/4

Dez Bryant (DAL) WR                            8/1

A.J. Green (CIN) WR                              9/1

Brandon Marshall (CHI) WR                    9/1

Julio Jones (ATL) WR                            14/1

Demaryius Thomas (DEN) WR               14/1

Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) WR                       18/1

Andre Johnson (HOU) WR                     18/1

Roddy White (ATL) WR                          20/1

Randall Cobb (GB) WR                          20/1

Vincent Jackson (TB) WR                      20/1

Victor Cruz (NYG) WR                            20/1

Wes Welker (DEN) WR                          22/1

Danny Amendola (NE) WR                     22/1

Dwayne Bowe (KC) WR                         33/1

Marques Colston (NO) WR                     33/1

Reggie Wayne (IND) WR                        33/1

Steve Smith (CAR) WR                          33/1

Antonio Brown (PIT) WR                        40/1

Hakeem Nicks (NYG) WR                       40/1

Mike Wallace (MIA) WR                          40/1

Eric Decker (DEN) WR                           40/1

DeSean Jackson (PHI) WR                    40/1

Pierre Garcon (WAS) WR                       50/1

Jordy Nelson (GB) WR                          50/1

Kenny Britt (TEN) WR                            50/1

Tavon Austin (STL) WR                          50/1

Miles Austin (DAL) WR                          50/1

Anquan Boldin (SF) WR                         50/1

Jimmy Graham (NO) TE                         50/1

Cecil Shorts (JAC) WR                           66/1

Torrey Smith (BAL) WR                          66/1

Steve Johnson (BUF) WR                      75/1

Greg Jennings (MIN) WR                        100/1


Who will win the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year?        

Tavon Austin (STL) WR                          5/1

Montee Ball (DEN) RB                           11/2

Eddie Lacy (GB) RB                              7/1

EJ Manuel (BUF) QB                             10/1

Geno Smith (NYJ) QB                            10/1

Deandre Hopkins (HOU) WR                  10/1

Le’Veon Bell (PIT) RB                            12/1

Robert Woods (BUF) WR                       14/1

Tyler Eifert (CIN) TE                               14/1

Aaron Dobson (NE) WR                         16/1

Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) WR              16/1

Justin Hunter (TEN) WR                         20/1

Keenan Allen (SD) WR                           20/1

Denard Robinson (RB) JAC                   25/1

Zach Ertz (PHI) TE                                 25/1

Matt Barkley (PHI) QB                            33/1

Joseph Randle (RB) DAL                       33/1

Mike Gillislee (RB) MIA                          33/1


Who will win the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year?       

Ezekiel Ansah                                       6/1

Arthur Brown                                         15/2

Jarvis Jones                                         8/1

Manti Teo                                              14/1

Star Lotulelei                                         14/1

Tyran Mathieu                                        14/1

Barkevious Mingo                                 16/1

Dee Milliner                                           16/1

Matt Elam                                             16/1

Sharrif Floyd                                         16/1

DJ Hayden                                            18/1

Datone Jones                                       18/1

Dion Jordan                                          18/1

Alec Ogletree                                        20/1

Desmond Trufant                                  20/1

John Jenkins                                         20/1

Kenny Vaccaro                                      20/1

Bjoern Werner                                       25/1

Eric Reid                                               25/1

Jonathan Cyprien                                  25/1

Kevin Minter                                          25/1

Sheldon Richardson                              25/1

Sylvester Williams                                 25/1

Xavier Rhodes                                      25/1

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Bovada gives Chris Davis 5/1 odds to win AL MVP

Posted on 06 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).


SPECIALS – Will Alex Rodriguez play for the Yankees in the 2015 Regular Season?       

Yes                  EVEN   (1/1)

No                    -140      (5/7)


SPECIALS – Will Alex Rodriguez have his 211 game suspension reduced upon appeal?     

Yes                   -200     (1/2)

No                    +150     (3/2)


Odds to win the 2013 AL MVP   

Miguel Cabrera (DET)                1/5

Chris Davis (BAL)                      5/1

Mike Trout (LAA)                        5/1


Odds to win the 2013 NL MVP   

Andrew McCutchen (PIT)            5/7

Joey Votto (CIN)                       3/2

Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)             5/1

Carlos Gomez (MIL)                   15/1


Odds to win the 2013 AL Cy Young        

Max Scherzer (DET)                   4/7

Felix Hernandez (SEA)               2/1

Yu Darvish (TEX)                       9/1

Bartolo Colon (OAK)                  15/1

Justin Masterson (CLE)              20/1

Matt Moore (TB)                        25/1

Hiwashi Iwakuma (SEA)             25/1

Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)                  33/1

Joe Nathan (TEX)                      33/1

Mariano Rivera (NYY)                33/1


Odds to win the 2013 NL Cy Young        

Clayton Kershaw (LAD)              2/3

Adam Wainwright (STL)              4/1

Matt Harvey (NYM)                    7/1

Patrick Corbin (ARI)                   10/1

Craig Kimbrel (ATL)                   10/1

Francisco Liriano (PIT)               12/1

Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)         20/1

Jeff Locke (PIT)                        20/1

Madison Bumgarner (SF)           25/1

Mike Minor (ATL)                       33/1


Odds to Win the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year       

Wil Myers                                  1/3

Any Other Player                       2/1


Odds to Win the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year       

Yasiel Puig (LAD)                      4/7

Jose Fernandez (MIA)                3/1

Shelby Miller (STL)                    3/1

Julio Teheran (ATL)                    12/1

Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)                   20/1


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Your Monday Reality Check: “I hope his pants get caught and a bloodbath ensues!”

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Glenn Clark

Coming off what I’m sure you all will agree was a well-earned week of vacation, I thought quite a bit about writing a lengthy piece about Jim Johnson and the Orioles’ closer situation. Despite Johnson’s 1-2-3 ninth inning in Baltimore’s 2-1 win Sunday over the New York Yankees, the situation remains quite fluid and will be followed closely in the coming weeks.

Although I will point this out from an appearance I made Sunday morning on the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports channel…

That happened at 8am Sunday. Call me “Glennstradamus”?

But I’m NOT writing about that. No…because while I was sitting at Chase Field in Phoenix Friday night watching the Arizona Diamondbacks play the Colorado Rockies I had a thought cross my mind. The thought was furthered during that appearance I made on the SXM Fantasy Channel Sunday morning.

That thought has everything in the world to do with the movie Mallrats. Or at least kinda.

Stick with me.

If you listen to “The Reality Check” (and since I’ve seen the ratings-I KNOW you do), you’ve probably heard me discuss the fact that in a previous life, I was obsessed with director Kevin Smith and his films. I embarrassingly admitted just a few weeks ago to Allen McCallum that I went to see the movie “Jersey Girl” in theaters THRICE with different young ladies. I’m not even remotely proud.

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Mallrats” (and if not, go ahead and take the rest of the day off to view it. In fact, I’m broadcasting at Ryleigh’s in Federal Hill Monday afternoon courtesy of Pinnacle Vodka. Just bring your laptop and I’ll bring a copy of the flick you can watch before you head over to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.), you’ll probably remember Jason Lee’s character Brodie and his sincere respect for all things related to his local shopping mall. One particular issue he has is with a small child who sits down on the escalator, ignoring the dangers of getting caught.

A few escalator rides in, Brodie’s fears play out as the child gets caught and is hurt. If you don’t mind a tiny bit of foul language, here’s a clip…

The take away phrase in that clip would be “that kid is back on the escalator again!”

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Flacco says the confetti is pretty cool

Posted on 04 February 2013 by Nestor Aparicio

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Flacco named MVP after record setting performance in Super Bowl

Posted on 04 February 2013 by WNST Staff



Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player.


The award is chosen by a panel of 16 members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com. Flacco collected 14 votes of the possible 20 cast in the MVP voting process.


Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of 124.2. Flacco led the Ravens to a fast start by becoming the sixth player in NFL history to throw three or more touchdown passes in the first half of a Super Bowl game.


Flacco, in his fifth season, led the Ravens to a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the game when he orchestrated a six-play, 51-yard drive that culminated with a 13-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Anquan Boldin.


His second and third touchdown passes of the first half came in the second quarter. On Baltimore’s first scoring drive of the second quarter, Flacco completed all four of his passes for 45 yards, including a one-yard scoring pass to tight end Dennis Pitta.


Flacco’s third and final touchdown pass was a game-long 56-yard pass to wide receiver Jacoby Jones to put the Ravens ahead, 21-3. In the first half, Flacco completed 13 of 20 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns.


Flacco finished the 2012 playoffs with 11 touchdown passes, tying Joe Montana (1989) and Kurt Warner (2008) for the most by any player in a single postseason.

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Kaepernick, Flacco favorites to win Super Bowl MVP

Posted on 24 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV).Included below are the more fun props that are mostly entertainment and television based. Plus some of the more interesting player, team, historical, and cross-sport props. This is by far the most creative list of props yet. If you’d like to see the full list of close to 500 props, please let me know and I’ll email them to you in a word document.


Also, if you’d like to speak to Bovada Head Oddsmaker Pat Morrow about the multitude of prop bets and the book’s perspective on the Super Bowl, he’ll be available all next week for interviews.


Entertainment Odds and Ends

SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the US National Anthem?

Over/Under                    2 minutes 15seconds   


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem?           

Yes                  5/1       


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem?           

Yes                  +150     (3/2)

No                    -200     (1/2)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Alicia Keys add at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem?   

Yes                  +200     (2/1)

No                    -300     (1/3)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Beyonce be joined by Jay Z on Stage during the Super Bowl Half Time Show?           

Yes                  +110     (11/10)

No                    -150     (2/3)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Beyonce’s hair be Curly/Crimped OR Straight at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?           

Straight             -140      (5/7)

Curly/Crimped    EVEN   (1/1)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – What predominant color will Beyonce’s top be at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?           

Black                9/4

Gold (Yellow)     11/4

Silver (Grey)      7/2

White                5/1

Red                  13/2

Pink                  15/2

Orange              12/1

Blue                  15/1

Green               15/1


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will either Jack or Jackie Harbaugh be shown on TV wearing any clothing that has either a SF or BAL logo on it during the game?         

Yes                  +200     (2/1)

No                    -300     (1/3)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How many times will Jack Harbaugh be shown on TV during the game?  

Over                              1.5  (-140)         (5/7)

Under                            1.5 (EVEN)        (1/1)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game?         

Over/Under                    2 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Who will be shown first during the game? 

Jim Harbaugh                            1/1

John Harbaugh                           1/1

Split screen shot of both             4/1       


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh?           

Over/Under                    7.5 seconds


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Who will be mentioned more by full name during the game?       

Jim Harbaugh                -120     

John Harbaugh               -120     


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game?

Over/Under                    20 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How many times will Jay-Z be shown on TV during the game?     

Over/Under                    ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will any Baltimore of San Francisco Player on active roster be arrested before Super Bowl XLVII?    

Yes                              5/1       


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?     

Baltimore Ravens                       -200     (1/2)

San Francisco 49ers                  +150     (3/2)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?  

Clear/Water                   7/4       

Orange                          5/2       

Yellow                           5/2       

Green                           13/2     

Red                              13/2     

Blue                              13/2     


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?     

Teammates                               5/4       

God                                          5/2       

Coach                                       12/1     

Family                                      12/1     

Owner                                       15/1     

Does Not Thank Anyone             9/4       


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room how many times will he mention “God/Lord” 

Over/Under                    3


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – What will the TV Rating be for the Super Bowl?    

Over/Under                    46


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – How many average viewers will the game have?  

Over/Under                    111 million viewers


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Which region will have the higher local TV Rating?          

Baltimore                      -150     (2/3)

San Francisco               +110     (11/10)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?       

Market Up                     -140      (5/7)     

Market Down                 EVEN   (1/1)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – What will be the highest tweet per second during the Super Bowl?          

Over/Under                    15,000 


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will any player get a penalty for excessive celebration in the game?       

Yes                  +225     (9/4)

No                    -350     (2/7)


SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Randy Moss Retire before Game 1 of the 2014 Regular Season?        

Yes                  -300     (1/3)

No                    +200     (2/1)


MVP and First to Score a Touchdown Odds

SUPER BOWL XLVII – Odds to Win MVP?         

Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB           7/4

Joe Flacco (BAL) QB                 11/4

Frank Gore (SF) RB                   7/1

Ray Lewis (BAL) LB                   7/1

Ray Rice (BAL) RB                    10/1

Michael Crabtree (SF) WR          14/1

Anquan Boldin (BAL) WR           16/1

Vernon Davis (SF) TE                 18/1

Torrey Smith (BAL) WR              20/1

Ed Reed (BAL) FS                     33/1

Aldon Smith (SF) LB                  40/1

Dennis Pitta (BAL) TE                40/1

Randy Moss (SF) WR                40/1

Patrick Willis (SF) LB                 50/1

Terrell Suggs (BAL) LB               50/1

Dashon Goldson (SF) FS            66/1

David Akers (SF) K                    66/1

LaMichael James (SF) RB          66/1

NaVorro Bowman (SF) LB           66/1

Bernard Pierce (BAL) RB            75/1

Justin Tucker (BAL) K                75/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (SF) WR                 75/1

Alex Smith (SF) QB                   100/1

Delanie Walker (SF) TE              100/1

Field                                         22/1


Player to score the first TD in the game?       

Frank Gore (SF) RB                   13/2

Ray Rice (BAL) RB                    15/2

Michael Crabtree (SF) WR          15/2

Anquan Boldin (BAL) WR           8/1

Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB           8/1

Vernon Davis (SF) TE                 9/1

Torrey Smith (BAL) WR              10/1

Dennis Pitta (BAL) TE                12/1

Randy Moss (SF) WR                12/1

Delanie Walker (SF) TE              18/1

Bernard Pierce (BAL) RB            20/1

Ed Dickson (BAL) TE                 25/1

Jacoby Jones (BAL) WR             25/1

Joe Flacco (BAL) QB                 30/1

Vonta Leach (BAL) FB               33/1

Ed Reed (BAL) FS                     33/1

Anthony Dixon (SF) RB              33/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (SF) WR                 33/1

Ray Lewis (BAL) LB                   50/1

Field                                         17/2

No TD scored in the game          75/1


Team Props

SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?   

Yes                                          -115     

No                                            -115     


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Team to Score First Wins Game?        

Yes (Score First wins game)                   -180     (5/9)

No (Score First wins game)                     +150     (3/2)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will Either team score 3 unanswered times in the game?       

Yes (3 Unanswered Scores)                    -180     (5/9)

No (3 Unanswered Scores)                     +150     (3/2)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?     

Yes (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 1st Half)             -280     (5/14)   

No (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 1st Half)              +220     (12/5)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Which Will be the Highest Scoring Quarter?   

1st Quarter                                                        4/1

2nd Quarter                                                       8/5       

3rd Quarter                                                        3/1       

4th Quarter                                                        2/1       


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will there be a scoreless quarter in the game?           

Yes (Scoreless Quarter)                         +300     (3/1)

No (Scoreless Quarter)                           -400     (1/4)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Margin of Victory          

Baltimore Ravens 1 to 6 points                            4/1

Baltimore Ravens 7 to 12 points                          6/1       

Baltimore Ravens 13 to 18 points                        10/1     

Baltimore Ravens 19 to 24 points                        20/1     

Baltimore Ravens 25 to 30 points                        40/1

Baltimore Ravens 31 to 36 points                        80/1     

Baltimore Ravens 37 or more points                     80/1     

San Francisco 49ers 1 to 6 points                       3/1       

San Francisco 49ers 7 to 12 points                     4/1

San Francisco 49ers 13 to 18 points                    6/1

San Francisco 49ers 19 to 24 points                    10/1

San Francisco 49ers 25 to 30 points                    16/1     

San Francisco 49ers 31 to 36 points                    25/1     

San Francisco 49ers 37 or more points                25/1


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Half Time / Full Time   

Baltimore Ravens / Baltimore Ravens                   13/4     

San Francisco 49ers / Baltimore Ravens              13/2

Tie / Baltimore Ravens                                        15/1

Tie / San Francisco 49ers                                   12/1

Baltimore Ravens / San Francisco 49ers              5/1       

San Francisco 49ers / San Francisco 49ers         1/1


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Team to score first and final result       

Baltimore Ravens Score First and Win Game                   3/1       

Baltimore Ravens Score First and Lose Game                  3/1       

San Francisco 49ers Score First and Win Game              1/2       

San Francisco 49ers Score First and Lose Game 17/4


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will the game go to overtime?

Yes (Overtime)                           +600     (6/1)

No (Overtime)                            -1000    (1/10)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – The largest points lead of the game by either team will be     

Over/Under                    13


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will there be a Lead Change in the Second Half?       

Yes (Lead Change in 2nd Half)                +150     (3/2)     

No (Lead Change in 2nd Half)                  -180     (5/9)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Longest Touchdown Scored in the Game (Yardage)    

Over/Under                    46 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Shortest Touchdown Scored in the Game (Yardage)   

Over/Under                    1 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Total Touchdowns in the game

Over/Under                    5 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will there be a Special Teams or Defensive Touchdown scored in the game?           

Yes (Defensive or Special Teams TD)                  +160     (8/5)     

No (Defensive or Special Teams TD)                    -200     (1/2)


SUPER BOWL XLVII –  How many successful 3 point Field Goals will be kicked in the game?          

Over FGs                                  O 3½ (+120)      (6/5)

Under FGs                                U 3½  (-150)      (2/3)     


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Longest Successful Field Goal in the Game    

Over/Under                    44 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Total QB Sacks in the game     

Over/Under                    4 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Total First Downs Made by Both Teams           

Over/Under                    40 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will either team successfully convert a 4th down attempt?     

Yes (4th Down Converted)                       -250     (2/5)     

No (4th Down Converted)                        +200     (2/1)


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Total Number of Penalties Made in the Game by Both Teams 

Over/Under                    13 ½


SUPER BOWL XLVII – Will there be a Successful 2 point Conversion Attempt in the Game? 

Yes (Successful 2pt Conversion Attempt)             +350     (7/2)

No (Successful 2pt Conversion Attempt)              -500     (1/5)




Total Passing Yards  – Joe Flacco (BAL)         

Over/Under                    250


Total TD Passes – Joe Flacco (BAL)    

0                                  3/1       

1                                  7/4       

2                                  5/2       

3                                  9/2       

4 or more                      7/2       


Longest Completion – Joe Flacco (BAL)          

Over/Under                    40 ½

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