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PGA Champiomship 2010: Fantasy Golf Picks and Predictions

August 9th, 2010

Steve Stricker is my A-player in Yahoo Fantasy Golf this week as the Tour professionals try out a Pete Dye course open to the public in a beautiful setting, with dunes, wind swept fairways and fast immense greens.

Steve Stricker is expected to play well in his home state of Wisconsin, and I have full confidence he will play well enough to not be replaced by his back-up this week, Tiger Woods.

My B-players starting this week will be Retief Goosen, who also has the majors mentality for a test of this measure, and Hunter Mahan winning last week at Firestone and playing very well.

The back up B players will be Sean O Hair also playing well of late and Jeff Overton with a million top tens this year.

In the C position will be the very steady Matt Kuchar who is the statistcal leader of the PGA Tour this season.

This means on an average he is number one with all the categories considered, greens hit in regulation, putting, sand saves, fairways, etc, etc,etc. 

If I need a replacement for Kuchar it will be Louis Oosthuizen who after the win at the British Open, grabbed a fourth in Sweden, plus played well at Firestone.

That's the fantasy line up this coming week for the PGA Championship held at Whistling Straits, in Kohler Wisconson.

Currently in Yahoo Fantasy Golf I am gaining ground on the last expert I am trying to pass for the season. 

Last week at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone I once again gained ground picking up 33 points on Matt Romig.

I am currently waiting for more points from the last round at Firestone to pick a bit more ground heading into the PGA Championship this week.

Good luck to home state favorite Steve Stricker as he tries to bring home his first major victory on thre PGA Tour.

Thomas[ NFL Mikee] Moreland

Cleveland Cavaliers Agree To Two-Year Deal With Joey Graham

August 1st, 2010

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent forward Joey Graham, according to reports from Yahoo!’s Marc Spears and Graham’s agent, Byron Irvin.

Graham is entering his sixth season out of Oklahoma State, and averaged 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12.0 minutes off the bench for Denver last season. His highlight was Game Six of the Utah series, where he exploded for 21 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes while filling in for an injured Nene.

A bit of a tweener between the three and four spot, Graham joins a crowded forward position in Cleveland with Anderson Varejao, J.J. Hickson, Antawn Jamison, Jamario Moon, Leon Powe, and Jawad Williams (if he’s re-signed, and all indications are that he will be).

This move will more than likely allow the Cavs to send Christian Eyenga to the D-League to start the season, where he can get more reps and playing time while developing his still raw offensive game.

The deal is worth $2.1 million over two seasons.

Greenbrier Open: Friday Results—Fantasy Pick Jeff Overton Leads with -14

July 31st, 2010

I've noticed players with blue shirts have been playing very well lately. This may be a new trend, as Jeff Overton leads the Greenbrier Open after two days of play with a nice score of 14 under par.

I mentioned in the previous article that Overton or DeJonge would win soon, and this could be Overton's turn.

In second at 10 under is Boo Weekley, also playing very well so far this week.

My Yahoo! fantasy team of Ames, Overton, Furyk, and Petterssen are doing well at tied for 27th, first, tied for ninth, and tied for 27th.

They gained a little ground on Thursday and Friday in the Yahoo! points standings.

I still trail one remaining Yahoo! expert and it seems like I will never catch him.

Jeff Overton has the game to increase this lead on Saturday, and if he can get it to a seven- or eight-shot lead tomorrow, I am sure he can bring this home.

Good luck on trying to get that first big win. Just a quick update, and I'll see you tomorrow.


Thomas [NFL Mikee] Moreland

NBA Offseason: Eddie’s Back in the House

July 29th, 2010

According to Yahoo! Sports, Eddie House is now a member of the Miami Heat, again. Mark Bartelstein (Eddie's agent) told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday that the 32-year-old guard and Miami agreed on a two-year contract for $2.8 million.

House was originally drafted by Miami and played his first three NBA seasons with the Heat.

Unlike the last two signings of Shavlik Randolph and Kenny Hasbrouck, House will be expected to make the 15-man roster once training camp is done.

Eddie gives Miami a potent scorer coming off the bench.

He was also Pat Riley's daughter's favorite player during his time on the team. Riley's daughter along with many Heat fans used to chant or bring signs stating "Free Eddie House" in an attempt to get him off the bench and on to the court more often.

While his playing time may be limited with Miami once again, House is a player who has grown accustomed to being a role player that comes off the bench when scoring is needed.

House demonstrated during his time with the Boston Celtics that he could be a solid contributor to three All-Stars. His acquisition will help the Heat spread the court which will enable LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to pick apart defenses even more.

The 2010 Greenbrier Classic Six Pack

July 28th, 2010
Holy units Batman! We cashed in THREE top five finishes last week in the six pack for a nice 50:1 return! If Brenden DeJonge hadn’t double bogeyed the 16th, it would have been a 62:1 payout. We may be missing the winners lately, but betting the top five is the key to successful golf gambling and will always keep you in the game. I have a great feeling things are about to heat off for us going into the fall, so stay tuned. I must send out some kudos to Carl Petterson for his awesome win at the Canadian Open. His 2009 campaign was nothing short of brutal, and 2010 had been a yo-yo like season. Petterson is usually a very reliable fantasy pick and overall solid performer on the PGA tour. This could have been the shot in the arm he needed to get him back on track, so watch for him in the playoffs. Nice work Carl, you’ll always be my favorite Swedish Meatball. This week we head to the inaugural event at Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Probably better known for being a Congressional underground bunker, than a fantastic golf course, Greenbrier will have some very low scores this week. Watch for 20+ under to get it done. This course is short, playing at just over 7,000 yards and has some fairly demanding greens filled with undulations, placing a premium on the short game, especially when it comes to putting. The fairways are very generous, as this is a resort course, so accuracy off the tee is not quite as important. Look for long hitters with respectable scrambling numbers to be in contention as long as they can read and putt these treacherous greens. Okay Yahoo fantasy is getting better. I am slowly moving up in the ranks and am poised to make a big move this week. I now have 4125 points on the year. I am leading two Yahoo experts; Michael Arkush by 141 points and Eric Planer by 40 points. I am catching up to Greg Vara and only trail him by 18 points, while Matt Romig has got me by only 166 points. Here’s who I like to help me out this week: GROUP A Start Kenny Perry Sit Charlie Wi GROUP B Start JB Holmes and Jim Furyk Sit Nick Watney and Kevin Na GROUP C Start Matt Kuchar Sit Brandt Snedeker Before we attack the six pack, let’s look a few honorable mentions this week: Watney 22:1, Matt Jones 50:1, De Jonge 40:1, and Appleby at 66:1.

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Bobcats reach deal with PG Livingston (AP)

July 15th, 2010
The Charlotte Bobcats have addressed their hole at point guard by coming to terms with free agent Shaun Livingston. Agent Henry Thomas on Wednesday confirmed his client was headed to Charlotte but didn't provide financial figures. Yahoo! Sports reported it was a two-year deal worth $7 million. Bobcats coach Larry Brown calls it a "good get." Livingston will help fill the void in the...

Beckham hopes to play in 2012 Olympics (AP)

July 15th, 2010
David Beckham wants to play for Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, but doesn't expect to play for a European club again. The 35-year-old midfielder has put himself through a grueling schedule in recent years playing for AC Milan during the Los Angeles Galaxy offseason, but that took its toll as an injury ruled him out of the World Cup.

The 2010 British Open Six Pack

July 14th, 2010
Welcome to the British Open, home of wind, rain, whiskey, wind, and rain…and whiskey. Before we get too involved with the Open, let’s send out some congrats to Steve Stricker on his unbelievable victory at last week’s John Deere Classic. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Paul Goydos and his truly majestic 59 he shot on Thursday. This feat has only been accomplished three times previous, and Stricker almost holed out his approach shot on the 18th to match him. Trust me, you won’t be seeing any scores remotely close to that this week. My prediction is seven under will take the prize this year. There is a huge cast of characters to choose from this year, and trust me if you are gambling this week, the values are off the hook. There are many Euros that are heavily favored this week, such as Lee Westwood 18:1, Rory McIlroy 14:1, and Padraig Harrington 20:1. I think McIlroy is a great pick, but he is way off as far as his odds are concerned. I am expressing my disappointment as I really wanted to pick him in the 40:1 area. Before I get more distracted than I already am, let’s go over Yahoo Fantasy real quick. I currently have 3828 points on the season. I gained three points in my FOHM group to get into the 70th percentile. I have also popped up two points overall to the 77th percentile. I currently am leading only one Yahoo expert, Michael Arkush by 83 points. I trail the other three in this manner; Eric Planer by two points, Greg Vara by 49 points, Matt Romig by 195 points. Before we get into the official six pack, let’s give you some very honorable mentions: McDowell 30:1, Goosen 50:1, Cabrera 80:1, Van Pelt 150:1, Singh 100:1, and Kuchar 125:1

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Tyson Chandler to Dallas: Bobcats and Raptors Can’t Get It Done.

July 14th, 2010

Due to second guessing on the part of Michael Jordan it seems that the deal that would have sent Jose Calderon and Reggie Evans to the Bobcats has fallen through.

Jordan it seems was reluctant to give up Tyson Chandler in the deal.

(Jordan took very little time as it has been reported on yahoo sports that Chandler has been traded to Dallas for Eric Dampier, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera)

Chandler confirmed to a Yahoo sports correspondent that he was told he would be traded on Monday.

As it stands now, it seems that the plan has changed.

Bryan Colangelo was eager to push the trade through, but unfortunately, the Raptors might have to look elsewhere to find the Center they desperately need.

The Raptors will still go ahead with the deal that will send Hedo Turkoglu to the Suns for guard Leanrdo Barbosa.

I would expect that if the Bobcats won’t take Calderon and Evans, Colangelo will certainly look for another suitor for the pair.

Read the yahoo sports articles here...

Chandler confirmation

Report of trade fail;_ylt=Ao.RZLUMOMnK4KEvp0SpA5fqbwM6?slug=ys-bobcatsraptorstrade071210

Report of trade to Dallas;_ylt=ApImUnopEhvaFbWqfz9g5nnqbwM6?slug=ys-chandlertrade071310

Winning Fantasy Golf Line-Up For The British Open:Can’t Touch This!

July 12th, 2010

Tiger Woods is my A- player in Yahoo Fantasy Golf this week, and will finish top five this coming week.

Bank on it, like the Sun rises in the East, and the waves endlessly pound the shores of every ocean. 

Tiger Woods will perform on the world golf stage this week starting early Thursday morning in St.Andrews, his self professed favorite golf course on the planet.

In case of abject failure, Steve Stricker will be waiting in reserve, ready to take up the slack of poor putting,or errant tee shots by Mr. Woods.

I believe Tiger will show us some good iron play, and some missing putting that will have to reappear for success.

In the B positions will be Lee Westwood who rises up in Tiger attended events, plus Retief Goosen, who likes this intenational stage as well.

On the bench in reserve for the B-players will be the very capable Geoff Ogilvy and Padraig Harrington.

My C-player will be Justin Rose of course, who is a steal in the C position with my season, having never used Rose previously.

I can use Justin Rose in the next nine events he plays as my C-player. That's sweet!

My back up C-player will be Tim Clarke, fresh off a sixth at the John Deere Classic.

THis is one of the strongest teams I've assembled for Yahoo Fantasy Golf and I will keep you posted on my progress this week at the Open.

 Especially for this tournament, I like this line-up.

I have one Yahoo expert to pass, then I am ahead of them all for the season. 50 points or less seperates Matt Romig and myself .

I am coming for my Yahoo job, Matt, better shape up.

Thomas[ NFL Mikee] Moreland


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