Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Now that we are about to head into the New Year, how about an informal prediction from everyone to see what their prediction for the outcome of the 2018 mid-term elections will be when all is said and done after November in terms of how many Republicans seats the party will hold in each house (with 218 being a majority in the House and 50 being enough for a majority in the US Senate). My prediction:

US House: 211 Republicans
US Senate: 50 Republicans

Final 2017 NFL picks one post down….

2017 Week 17 NFL Picks

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Before we get to the final week of picks, a quick look at how I did in Week 16.

WEEK 16 WINNING PICKS
Baltimore beat Indianapolis
Minnesota beat Green Bay
New Orleans beat Atlanta
New England beat Buffalo
Chicago beat Cleveland
Washington beat Denver
L.A. Chargers beat N.Y. Jets
L.A. Rams beat Tennessee
Kansas City beat Miami
Carolina beat Tampa Bay
San Francisco beat Jacksonville
Arizona beat N.Y. Giants
Pittsburgh beat Houston
Philadelphia beat Oakland

WEEK 16 LOSING PICKS
Detroit lost to Cincinnati
Dallas lost to Seattle

A 14-2 week brings my season-long record up to 158-82 and puts me in a third-place tie among the so-called experts at ESPN.

SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
Mike Clay 165-75
Louis Riddick 161-79
ME 158-82
Lisa Kerney 158-82
Kevin Seifert 157-83
Mina Kimes 156-84
Mike Golic 155-85
Matt Bowen 154-86
Dan Graziano 151-89
Seth Wickersham 149-91

Without further ado, The Hedgehog Report picks for Week 17 of the 2017 NFL season.

2017 WEEK 17 NFL PICKS
Chicago at Minnesota
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Dallas at Philadelphia
Green Bay at Detroit
Houston at Indianapolis
N.Y. Jets at New England
Washington at N.Y. Giants
Arizona at Seattle
Kansas City at Denver
Oakland at L.A. Chargers
San Francisco at L.A. Rams
Buffalo at Miami
Carolina at Atlanta
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Jacksonville at Tennessee
New Orleans at Tampa Bay

For the first time in a while, the NFL moved all the games with playoff implications to the 4:25 time period, a la the way they do things in Europe on the final weekend of Soccer.

Nelson Leads Scott By 5% in FL

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

This week, Gravis Marketing has released new numbers on the races in Florida for the US Senate and Governor.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (Gravis)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 44%
Rick Scott (R) 39%

GOVERNOR – FLORIDA (Gravis)
Adam Putnam (R) 31%
Andrew Gillum (D) 32%

Adam Putnam (R) 26%
Andrew Gillum (D) 22%
John Morgan (I) 18%

Adam Putnam (R) 31%
Gwen Graham (D) 32%

Adam Putnam (R) 27%
Gwen Graham (D) 23%
John Morgan (I) 17%

Andrew Gillum (D) 33%
Richard Corcoran (R) 22%

Andrew Gillum (D) 23%
Richard Corcoran (R) 20%
John Morgan (I) 19%

Gwen Graham (D) 33%
Richard Corcoran (R) 24%

Gwen Graham (D) 24%
Richard Corcoran (R) 20%
John Morgan (I) 18%

GOVERNOR – FLORIDA – DEM PRIMARY (Gravis)
Gwen Graham 18%
Andrew Gillum 12%
Philip Levine 6%
Chris King 3%
Jeff Greene 2%

GOVERNOR – FLORIDA – GOP PRIMARY (Gravis)
Andrew Putnam 23%
Ron Desantis 12%
Jack Latvala 2%
Richard Corcoran 2%
Bob White 1%

This poll was done December 19-24 among 5778 registered voters.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

A little early, but here is another clean thread as we play out the year. Merry Christmas and hopefully I will be back with some actual new material starting on Tuesday.

2017 Week 16 NFL Picks

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Before we get to the Christmas Weekend’s games, a quick look at how did last week.

WEEK 15 WINNING PICKS
Detroit beat Chicago
Kansas City beat L.A. Chargers
Washington beat Arizona
Baltimore beat Cleveland
Minnesota beat Cincinnati
Carolina beat Green Bay
Jacksonville beat Houston
Buffalo beat Miami
New Orleans beat N.Y. Jets
Philadelphia beat N.Y. Giants
San Francisco beat Tennessee

WEEK 15 LOSING PICKS
Indianapolis lost to Denver
Seattle lost to L.A. Rams
Pittsburgh lost to New England
Oakland lost to Dallas
Tampa Bay lost to Atlanta

An 11-5 week brings my season-long record to 144-80. Since we have a couple Saturday games today including my beloved Ravens, without further ado, The Hedgehog Report picks for Week 16 of the 2017 NFL season.

2017 WEEK 16 NFL PICKS
Indianapolis at Baltimore
Minnesota at Green Bay
Atlanta at New Orleans
Buffalo at New England
Cleveland at Chicago
Denver at Washington
Detroit at Cincinnati
L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Jets
L.A. Rams at Tennessee
Miami at Kansas City
Tampa Bay at Carolina
Jacksonville at San Francisco
N.Y. Giants at Arizona
Seattle at Dallas
Pittsburgh at Houston
Oakland at Philadelphia

The Ravens can’t clinch this weekend, but they still are in control of their own fate.

Open Thread Sunday

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Yup….

2017 Week 15 NFL Picks

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Before we get to this week’s picks, a quick look at how I did last week.

2017 WEEK 14 WINNING PICKS
Atlanta beat New Orleans
Green Bay beat Cleveland
Buffalo beat Indianapolis
Kansas City beat Oakland
Dallas beat N.Y. Giants
Arizona beat Tennessee
L.A. Chargers beat Washington
Jacksonville beat Seattle

2017 WEEK 14 LOSNG PICKS
Cincinnati lost to Chicago
Minnesota lost to Carolina
Tampa Bay lost to Detroit
Houston lost to San Francisco
N.Y. Jets lost to Denver
L.A. Rams lot to Philadelphia
Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh
New England lost to Miami

A not very good 8-8 week brings my season record to 133-75, but keeps me in third place among the so-called experts at ESPN.

SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
Mike Clay 139-69
Louis Riddick 138-70
ME 133-75
Kevin Seifert 132-76
Lisa Kerney 132-76
Matt Bowen 131-77
Mike Golic 131-77
Mina Kimes 131-77
Dan Graziano 125-83
Seth Wickersham 125-83

Now without further ado, The Hedgehog Report picks for Week 15 of the NFL season.

017 WEEK 15 NFL PICKS
Denver at Indianapolis
Chicago at Detroit
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City
Arizona at Washington
Baltimore at Cleveland
Cincinnati at Minnesota
Green Bay at Carolina
Houston at Jacksonville
Miami at Buffalo
N.Y. Jets at New Orleans
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants
L.A. Rams at Seattle
New England at Pittsburgh
Tennessee at San Francisco
Dallas at Oakland
Atlanta at Tampa Bay

It is nice that have some meaningful Ravens game to watch this late in the season.

Bredesen Leads Blackburn in Tennessee

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Now that Republicans have managed to lose one seemingly no-lose US Senate seat in Alabama, Gravis Marketing has released a new poll showing that Tennessee might be the next seat to fall.

US SENATE – TENNESSEE (Gravis)
Phil Bredesen (D) 42%
Marsha Blackburn (R) 40%

Phil Bredesen (D) 42%
Stephen Fincher (R) 38%

Peyton Manning (R) 44%
Phil Bredesen (R) 39%

This poll was done December 11-12th among likely voters.

Election Night in AL

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

It is 8pm and the polls have closed in Alabama….

Moore Leads Jones By 6% in AL…or It’s Tied

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Two more polls came out late yesterday, one from Change Research and one from Monmouth University that once again gave us conflicting numbers in the state of Alabama.

US SENATE – ALABAMA (Change Research)
Roy Moore (R) 51%
Doug Jones (D) 45%

US SENATE – ALABAMA (Monmouth)
Doug Jones (D) 46%
Roy Moore (R) 46%

The Change Research poll was done December 9-11 while the Monmouth poll was done December 6-9, both among likely voters. Polls will be closing at 8pm tonight.