Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 5
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Review of Cob’s Football Picks for GameWeek 23
The gods weren’t kind to our Premier League specialist again this week. His record falls to 1 from 12 after all three picks let him down again this weekend
Saturday 23rd January
15.00 Watford v Newcastle Utd: Ended with a Watford win where our hero picked a Newcastle win
13.30 Everton v Swansea: Our here had a draw here, but despite lots of pressure, Everton couldn’t come back and Swansea won.
16.00 Arsenal v Chelsea: He forecasted an Arsenal win in this one but Chelsea got the job done against a 10-man team after Mertesacker got sent off early.
We talk a little bit about the poor timing of games in Spain, Valencia fail to win again, Barcelona scrape over the line, and Sevilla grind out a cynical draw against Atletico Madrid.
We revisit the match fixing allegations from last week, and wonder if the whole thing is fizzling out for now. In the Aussie Open, Djokovic and Federer are safely through to the quarterfinals, and Djok gets some coaching from the crowd
HSBC and Career Builder Challenge Golf
We mention Rickie Fowler’s win in Abu Dhabi and his muted celebration after holing an incredible bunker shot on the 8th in the final round.
Contrast that with Tiger in his prime (any excuse to post this):
We also talk a little bit about the Career Builder Challenge and the approach of Bryson DeChambeau.
NFL Playoffs and White Quarterbacks
Why are quarterbacks historically white, while running backs and wide receivers typically black in the NFL. It’s probably been analysed to death in America, but not by us!
We propose a few off the cuff theories.
With 1155 players, the black population of the NFL runs away with a 68% majority. In a distant second are the 470 white players who make up 28% of the league. The following three racial categories, Other, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic, make up a combined 4.36% of the league.
The Betting Challenge
As mentioned above, all three of Cob’s picks fell short this week.
Rob had the following picks:
Malaga/Draw at 2/1 against Barcelona…1 unit……2-1 win for Barcelona there but only barely
McIlroy to beat Spieth at 10/11 at ladbrokes….2 units…..winner!
Colsaerts top 10 in Abu Dhabi at 11/1…..1 unit……missed cut
In America Zac Johnson for the top 5 at 5/1……1 unit……missed cut
Carl didn’t have any picks this weekend.
That leaves the standings as follows: