Tuesday, Dec. 30

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Streak returns in 2009! at 2:24 p.m. ET
By popular demand, the Streak is back! We'll begin with a bang on New Year's Day (think there might be a little college football involved...?) - make sure to log in early to start your year off right. There's another million bucks (that's right, $1,000,000.00) for the Grand Prize winner and we'll continue to have monthly prizes as well. If your aim is off early on, don't despair - remember that Big Sam started off his Streak career with 5 consecutive losses, yet persevered to win his million!

Runner-Up Prize Update at 2:07 p.m. ET
With only two days left, two users are tied for the longest historical streak (Grand Prize winner excluded) at 24 in a row. The first tie-breaker is overall winning percentage. Will this come down to the last matchup of the year?

"Beat The StreakMaster" Pigskin Pick'em Winner at 11:09 a.m. ET
Our Pigskin Pick'em group winner is J.Gary also knows as "Sad Lions Fan." At least you won something, unlike your Lions! He finished with a total score of 138, three ahead of our second place finisher.

"Beat The StreakMaster" Gridiron Challenge Winner at 10:54 a.m. ET
Congratulations to t.rogers on his 2106 total points in The StreakMaster Gridiron Challenge group. As for The StreakMaster, he finished in the 82nd percentile. Not bad, but not good enough!

Today's Preview
Two afternoon matchups start our day, first with an English Premier League matchup between Aston Villa and Hull City. The road team is not only favored in the Vegas books but in Streakers' eyes as well. Our other matchup features Maryland against Nevada (-2) in the Humanitarian Bowl on ESPN.

In NBA action, we have the Hawks at the Pacers (-1) and the Clippers at the Kings (-2). We also have a phenomenal player prop between superstars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. LBJ gets points + rebounds while D.Wade gets points + assists. Watch out for a 35-35 tally here.

For College Basketball action, Illinois is at Purdue (-8) in their first Big Ten action of the year (Streaker trap?) Clemson (-3) at South Carolina and New Mexico is playing down the street at New Mexico State (-1.5).

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA): Who will WIN the game?
Oklahoma State versus Oregon should be one of the most entertaining bowl games of the year. One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of points on the scoreboard when this one is over. The Cowboys are favored by three against the Ducks, and The StreakMaster likes the favorites in this one as well, by six or seven points.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers finished the day with an overall winning percentage of 56.3 percent. The biggest winner was Rutgers who squeaked by NC State in the Papajohns.com bowl. The top streak breaker was the Connecticut Huskies who were run out of the building by the Georgetown Hoyas.