Monday, October 27, 2014

NBA Season Predictions

Atlantic Division -
1. Toronto Raptors
2. New York Knicks
3. Brooklyn Nets
4. Boston Celtics
5. Philadelphia 76ers

Central Division -
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Chicago Bulls
3. Detroit Pistons
4. Indiana Pacers
5. Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast Division -
1. Washington Wizards
2. Miami Heat
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Orlando Magic

Southwest Division -
1. San Antonio Spurs
2. Houston Rockets
3. Memphis Grizzlies
4. Dallas Mavericks
5. New Orleans Pelicans

Northwest Division -
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Portland Trail Blazers
3. Denver Nuggets
4. Utah Jazz
5. Minnesota Timberwolves

Pacific Division -
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Golden State Warriors
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Sacramento Kings

Eastern Conference Playoffs -
Quarterfinals:
Cavaliers over Knicks
Bulls over Pistons
Wizards over Hawks
Heat over Raptors

Semifinals:
Cavaliers over Heat
Wizards over Bulls

Finals: Cavaliers over Wizards

Western Conference Playoffs -
Quarterfinals:
Spurs over Lakers
Clippers over Grizzlies
Thunder over Trail Blazers
Warriors over Rockets

Semifinals:
Warriors over Spurs
Clippers over Thunder

Finals: Clippers over Warriors

NBA Finals: Cavaliers over Clippers

Awards Picks -
MVP: LeBron James
Rookie of the Year: Jabari Parker
Coach of the Year: Erik Spoelstra
Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis
Sixth Man of the Year: Isaiah Thomas
Most Improved Player: Reggie Jackson
Executive of the Year: David Griffin

Sunday, October 5, 2014

NHL Season Predictions

Atlantic Division -
1. Boston Bruins
2. Montreal Canadiens
3. Tampa Bay Lightning
4. Detroit Red Wings
5. Toronto Maple Leafs
6. Ottawa Senators
7. Florida Panthers
8. Buffalo Sabres

Metropolitan Division -
1. Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. New York Islanders
4. New York Rangers
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. Washington Capitals
7. New Jersey Devils
8. Carolina Hurricanes

Central Division -
1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Dallas Stars
3. St. Louis Blues
4. Colorado Avalanche
5. Minnesota Wild
6. Winnipeg Jets
7. Nashville Predators

Pacific Division -
1. Anaheim Ducks
2. Los Angeles Kings
3. San Jose Sharks
4. Arizona Coyotes
5. Vancouver Canucks
6. Edmonton Oilers
7. Calgary Flames

Eastern Conference Playoff -
Quarterfinal:
Bruins over Flyers
Penguins over Rangers
Canadiens over Lightning
Blue Jackets over Islanders

Semifinal:
Canadiens over Bruins
Penguins over Blue Jackets

Final: Penguins over Canadiens

Western Conference Playoff -
Quarterfinal:
Ducks over Wild
Blackhawks over Avalanche
Stars over Blues
Kings over Sharks

Semifinal:
Ducks over Kings
Blackhawks over Stars

Final: Ducks over Blackhawks

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins over Ducks

Awards Picks -
Hart: Sidney Crosby
Ross: Sidney Crosby
Norris: Shea Weber
Vezina: Tuukka Rask
Calder: John Gibson
Adams: Lindy Ruff

Sunday, September 28, 2014

MLB Postseason Predictions

American League Wild Card: Kansas City over Oakland
National League Wild Card: Pittsburgh over San Francisco

American League Division Series:
Detroit over Baltimore
L.A. Angels over Kansas City

National League Division Series:
L.A. Dodgers over St. Louis
Washington over Pittsburgh

American League Championship Series: Detroit over L.A. Angels
National League Championship Series: L.A. Dodgers over Washington

World Series: Detroit over L.A. Dodgers

Pedro Favre's Preseason World Series was Washington over the L.A. Angels.  That said, Pedro Favre would prefer to see Pittsburgh over St. Louis in the NLCS, Kansas City over Baltimore in the ALCS and Pittsburgh over Kansas City in the World Series.

Pedro Favre's Award Winners -

National League MVP: Clayton Kershaw
American League MVP: Mike Trout

National League Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
American League Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

National League Rookie of the Year: Billy Hamilton
American League Rookie of the Year: Jose Abreu

National League Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle
American League Manager of the Year: Buck Showalter

Pedro Favre would normally say that a pitcher should not win the MVP.  However, Pedro Favre's namesake, Pedro Martinez, brought up a great point today...if the voters decided that Justin Verlander was good enough to be the MVP a few years back, then how can voters tell Clayton Kershaw that he isn't good enough to be the MVP this year (particularly when his season, by all accounts, is superior to the season Verlander had in his MVP campaign)?  Pedro Favre would still prefer to see either Giancarlo Stanton or Andrew McCutchen win the NL MVP, but when Pedro Martinez speaks, Pedro Favre listens!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Justin Verlander Is SO Sweet!


NFL Predictions

AFC East:
1. New England
2. Buffalo
3. Miami
4. N.Y. Jets


AFC North:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Baltimore
3. Cincinnati
4. Cleveland


AFC South:
1. Indianapolis
2. Tennessee
3. Houston
4. Jacksonville


AFC West:
1. Denver
2. Kansas City
3. San Diego
4. Oakland


AFC Wild Card Round:
Tennessee over Indianapolis
Pittsburgh over Baltimore


AFC Divisional Round:
Denver over Tennessee
New England over Pittsburgh


AFC Championship:
Denver over New England


NFC East:
1. Philadelphia
2. N.Y. Giants
3. Dallas
4. Washington


NFC North:
1. Green Bay
2. Detroit
3. Chicago
4. Minnesota


NFC South:
1. New Orleans
2. Atlanta
3. Carolina
4. Tampa Bay


NFC West:
1. Seattle
2. San Francisco
3. Arizona
4. St. Louis


NFC Wild Card Round:
Arizona over Seattle
Green Bay over San Francisco


NFC Divisional Round:
New Orleans over Arizona
Green Bay over Philadelphia


NFC Championship:
New Orleans over Green Bay


Super Bowl:
Denver over New Orleans


Super Bowl MVP: Peyton Manning
Regular Season MVP: Peyton Manning
Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Brees
Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt
Coach of the Year: Ken Whisenhunt
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Bishop Sankey
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Ryan Shazier

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

College Football Predictions

ACC Atlantic Division:
1. Florida State
2. Clemson
3. Louisville
4. Syracuse
5. Boston College
6. N.C. State
7. Wake Forest

ACC Coastal Division:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Miami
3. Virginia Tech
4. North Carolina
5. Duke
6. Georgia Tech
7. Virginia

ACC Championship: Florida State over Pittsburgh

Big Ten East Division:
1. Michigan State
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Indiana
5. Penn State
6. Maryland
7. Rutgers

Big Ten West Division:
1. Wisconsin
2. Iowa
3. Nebraska
4. Northwestern
5. Minnesota
6. Illinois
7. Purdue

Big Ten Championship: Michigan State over Wisconsin

Big 12:
1. Baylor
2. Oklahoma
3. Texas
4. Kansas State
5. Oklahoma State
6. Texas Tech
7. TCU
8. Iowa State
9. West Virginia
10. Kansas

Pac-12 North Division:
1. Stanford
2. Oregon
3. Washington
4. Oregon State
5. Washington State
6. California

Pac-12 South Division:
1. UCLA
2. USC
3. Arizona
4. Arizona State
5. Utah
6. Colorado

Pac-12 Championship: UCLA over Stanford

SEC East Division:
1. Georgia
2. South Carolina
3. Tennessee
4. Florida
5. Missouri
6. Kentucky
7. Vanderbilt

SEC West Division:
1. Alabama
2. Auburn
3. Ole Miss
4. LSU
5. Texas A&M
6. Mississippi State
7. Arkansas

SEC Championship: Georgia over Alabama

College Football Playoff -
Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama over No. 1 Florida State
Rose Bowl: No. 2 Baylor over No. 3 Georgia
Championship Bowl: No. 2 Baylor over No. 4 Alabama

Heisman Trophy:
1. Bryce Petty
2. Marcus Mariota
3. Jameis Winston
4. T.J. Yeldon
5. Tyler Boyd

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014-15 Premier League Predicted Table

There's no point in going into detail...below are Pedro Favre's thoughts with regards to the English Premier League table this season:

1. Arsenal
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester United
4. Manchester City
5. Liverpool
6. Everton
7. Tottenham Hotspur
8. Aston Villa
9. Newcastle United
10. Swansea City
11. Stoke City
12. Crystal Palace
13. West Ham United
14. Queens Park Rangers
15. Southampton
16. Hull City
17. Leicester City
18. Sunderland
19. West Bromwich Albion
20. Burnley

Golden Boot: Robin Van Persie