I tried to get cute yesterday with my picks. It paid off in the Hungarian League Cup as Videoton could not overcome an early deficit against Vasas and managed just a draw. Daddy Yankee would not have approved. I did not approve of the play of my second pick, Milos Raonic. The lost Bond villain didn't put up much of a fight against Andy Murray, losing me both my streak and my incredibly improbable tennis parlay over on Sportsplays in straight sets. His gagging away the second set was made more troubling by his complete lack of giving a shit afterwards. I guess when you are a Montenegrin who moved to Canada and now lives in Monaco, you no longer care about other people. Prick. However, I am back in the green heading into today as Oregon was ranked higher than Alabama in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings. Not only were the Ducks higher than the Crimson Tide, they surpassed unbeaten Florida State as well. Seems like the BCS being gone hasn't really done much to the head scratching nature of college rankings.
Today I am not taking any chances. I am going as low risk as possible with just two selections on my Streak agenda. This afternoon, Brazil takes on Turkey in an international friendly. The prop is that Brazil will or will not put at least one in the back of the net against the Turks in the first half. Even if they don't trot out the Neymars and Oscars of their selection pool, the Selecao should be able to get a goal in the first half of a showcase. At least that is what me and 99.1 percent of Streakers are telling ourselves.
My second pick of the day has even more of a consensus. At 10:10 this evening I am taking the Houston Rockets to win STRAIGHT UP versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota hasn't looked the same since Ricky Rubio went down. They've lost to both Orlando and Miami and while the games weren't exactly blowouts, they never looked a threat. I expect them to look even more impotent against a Rockets team who is firing on all cylinders even after losing their first game last time out against Golden State. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
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