Thursday- October 16, 2008

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If you won the million dollars wouldn't you re-create this scene from the movie, "Blow"? I know I would.

4:24 PM ET: Where Are They Now? Streak Leader Special
Five Streakers have had streaks of 19 or more, but nobody has seen them on the leaderboard since. I went the extra-mile to find out how they have been doing since their well documented "Drive for 25." Here's what I found:

josevilla30: Best streak - 19. Lost his streak on a soccer match and has not been the same since, only achieving a streak of three since.

calvinurso: Best streak - 19. Lost two-in-a-row after his highest streak ended, and has only had streaks of three since.

Fargonauts: Best streak - 19. Lost three-in-a-row after his highest streak ended. Has had a streak of seven since, but, can't buy a win lately.

cmp25: Best streak - 20. Has been 1-3-1 since his run ended at 20. The leaderboard curse continues.

bobb1982: Best streak - 21. StreakMaster's favorite dad has been treading water around the .500 mark since his run ended last Saturday.

The StreakMaster: Best streak - 6. A lousy 15 wins this month to go along with an awful .543 winning percentage. But, 4-1 in locks and still the game's best hair.

Today's Preview
Justin Timberlake hosts the Shriners Hospitals Open in Las Vegas, Nev. Our matchup features Joe Ogilvie facing Charley Hoffman in a lower first nine-holes battle at 10:57 a.m. ET. The Blue Square Premier League at 2:45 p.m. ET features Cambridge at Forest Green with Forest Green receiving the draw. Also, on ESPN at 7:45 p.m. ET, North Carolina State hosts Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles. With Florida State favored heavily, I decided to put a total points prop on the board with the over/under currently at 48.5. NHL favorites for the night: Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the St.Louis Blues.

ALCS Game 5: Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
The Rays look to make their first World Series appearance with one more victory over the Red Sox.

Rays manager Joe Maddon switched his rotation to start Scott Kazmir and he will face Daisuke Matsuzaka. Las Vegas has given the Red Sox the edge with a -150 line. The defending World Champions won't go down without a fight -- just ask the 2007 Indians or the 2004 Yankees.

Yesterday's Results:
Thanks to the United States losing to Trinidad and Tobago, 2-1, the overall winning percentage was a subpar 47.9 percent. Our current leader is at 16 wins and our leaders of the month are at an impressive 27 wins. I know the Dodgers are out of the playoffs but I guess I can't be right all the time. Even the best fall sometimes. Don't worry -- you all can make fun of me in my weekly chat at 1 p.m. ET Friday.