Soccer. It is a terribly silly and stupid "sport". Can't use your hands? That goes against nature. It is a human's ability to reason and his free will, as well as his hands with the opposable thumbs that separates him from the animals. Obviously, whoever devised the game of soccer had no appreciation for his station in life, and he wasn't using that valuable gift of that aforementioned ability to reason. The reality, then, is that with enough training, any animal could be taught to play this game as effectively as it's human counterpart.
Yes, I see Satan's hand in this vile and detestable game. Who else would want to reduce God's greatest creation to the same level as the animals who weren't given the gift of hands and the opposable thumb? And there's the undeniable truth. I'm not the only one. God certainly doesn't like soccer either!
THE SHOW (2-1 yesterday and 16-8 so far for the week)
BUTTA (no play yesterday and 5-3 so far for the week)
BREWERS (LOHSE -200) over Rockies (Matzek) - Rox pitching against the Crew's offense is going to give Milwaukee the edge every time, and with Kyle Lohse's 6-3 lifetime record against Colorado, and the Crew's 12-4 mark when Lohse takes the bump this season, the small payout is definitely worth the risk.
ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
1. BLUE JAYS (DICKEY -165) over White Sox (Danks) - The Sox aren't playing well at all right now, and Danks is only 1-4 lifetime against the Jays. He's also 0-14 in road games when the Pale Hose are coming off a loss over the last 2 seasons. There's not enough compelling evidence, other than this, to make me want to jump the Jays though, and as you know by now, we just don't move based solely on the shortcomings of one team. We must have something positive on the other side to bank on.
2. DODGERS (RYU -145) over Cardinals (Martinez) - The Redbirds may have let their chance of coming out of this series with a split get away from them after last night's loss.
RUN LINES (6-4 ATS/7-3 SU/3-7 TOTALS yesterday and 33-32/35-29/27-38 so far for the week)
|AMERICAN LEAGUE||NATIONAL LEAGUE|
|JAYS (-1 1/2, O9)||CUBS (+1 1/2, U7 1/2)|
|YANKEES (+1 1/2, U9)||PHILLIES (+1 1/2, U7 1/2)|
|Rays (+1 1/2, U8 1/2)||Mets (+1 1/2, U8)|
|Twins (+1 1/2, U9 1/2)||Rockies|
|RANGERS||BREWERS (-1 1/2, U9)|
|Tigers (-1 1/2, U8 1/2)||D-Backs (+1 1/2, U6 1/2)|
|ROYALS (+1 1/2, U8 1/2)||DODGERS (-1 1/2, U7)|
|Indians||Reds (+1 1/2, U6)|
|MARINERS (-1 1/2, U8)||GIANTS|
|A's (-1 1/2, U8)|
---A day/night doubleheader will make up for a rain out from earlier in the season, but I don't see anything interesting about either game. You'll be on your own for Game 2 tonight.
---Verlander starts tonight for the Tigers. I'll be watching closely to see if he's "fixed" himself.
Another weekend is here! Have a great day. Be careful out there tonight, and I'll see you tomorrow.