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0 Subject: Daily Blurb - September 5, 2012

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Sep 05, 2012, 11:32

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"Don't worry about [my knee]. Worry about something else. ... You know what the worst thing about yesterday's practice was? My sunburn on my neck that I got because I didn't wear my stinkin' hat." -- Bears LB Brian Urlacher, recovering from knee surgery, commenting that he expects to play in the teamís opener

Daily blurb
The NFL season launches tonight, and that means your Football Pickoff picks for the Cowboys-Giants game will be locked in at 8:30pm ET tonight. As of this morning, the implied odds in the Pickoff game are roughly 70/30 in favor of the Giants. AccuScore has the Giants predicted as a 60/40 favorite, suggesting that the Cowboys are the higher value pick as of this moment. That could shift before gametime, of course.

Then again, you could always wuss out and skip picking this game. Last yearís grand prize winner didnít even start picking until week #5.

If post All-Star game trends continue, the Yankees can share tee times with the Red Sox in early October. Baltimore has now caught the Yankees atop the A.L. East, and Tampa Bay is nipping at their heels after back-to-back wins over the Yankees in Tampa. New York is 2 games under .500 since the ASB, and travels to Baltimore for a critical 4-game series starting tomorrow. If they drop out of the division lead, they become one of five teams with a viable shot at the two wild card slots and a dreaded one-game playoff series.

The BMW Championship tees off tomorrow morning with just 70 golfers, and no 2nd round cut. Make sure you have your foursome set by the opening tee time. And if you are short of funds, donít leave a spot vacant. That will invalidate your team for the tournament. Instead, mosey on over to the complete Price List page and pick up a cheap non-entrant. Richard Zokol or Michelle Wie are always popular placeholder options. Or you could go upscale and take Annika Sorenstam.

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