2016 (Final) NFL Mock Draft

By: David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

Before we get into the last mock for the 2016 class – a look back at how things were before LA and Philadelphia lost their minds. [Read more…]

2016 NFL Draft: Prospect Rankings by Position

2016 NFL DRAFT

Paxton+Lynch

With the NFL Scouting Combine less than a week away, David Parks unveils his top prospects at each position.

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2016 NFL Draft Big Board (2.0)

By David Parks

Sadly, the end of college football is here.

“Trapped in a show hole?”

“Nah… Trapped in a sports hole.”

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Way Too Early Top Ten for the 2016 CFB Season

By: David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

This is the way too early preseason top ten.  Chances are I don’t like your team and obviously have them too low.  SPOILER:  No poll really matters until mid-October (Except this one).

Off we go…

The real reason Nick Saban is smiling? The #1 ranking in this poll obviously

The real reason Nick Saban is smiling? The #1 ranking in this poll obviously

1) Alabama

Yes Derrick Henry is gone. Yes they’re likely losing three defensive linemen to the first round along with their middle linebacker. Yes their defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach is leaving. But we’ve seen this script before, and when has it mattered? The Tide are stocked at every position on the field and until the head coach himself leaves, it won’t matter which of his assistants come and go. [Read more…]

2016 NFL Draft Big Board (1.0)

By David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

As the end of the college football season draws near, players will make their intentions known on whether or not they will chase their NFL dreams or return to school for their senior year(s).  With that, comes the inevitable task of ranking draft prospects.

It’s one of the most exact inexact sciences that exist.  Few teams do it well, and even then, there’s no such thing as a perfect draft.

Even a guy like Joey Bosa isn't a sure bet

Even a guy like Joey Bosa isn’t a sure bet

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Lock It Up – Week 5 College Football Picks

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

Last week: 3-1

Season YTD: 18-11

The college football season marches onto Week 5 which features some sneaky good match-ups that will go along way in determining conference championship participants.

Last week’s slate of games didn’t look great on paper but man, I was glued to the couch from about 4 p.m. pacific till the end of Washington State/Oregon.  Of course the hot-button topic of the weekend and this week has been infamous Jameis and Florida State.  Not going to divulge into it too much as I’m already sick and tired of hearing about it, but IMO, Florida State deserves just as much if not more blame for this idiot’s actions than Jameis himself.  The way in which these universities shield these kids is just embarrassing.  I get they’re still young and immature (who wasn’t at 18/19), but at what point do you make these kids actually accountable for their actions?  And by accountable I mean putting them up there in front of the media to answer the tough questions about what they did.  You better believe if I’m 18 years old and am being grilled by the national media after doing something stupid, I’m gonna learn pretty quick that I don’t want to be in this position again.  And thus, I would actually LEARN from my actions, not be able to hide from them. [rant over]

Talk about someone who just doesn't "get it."

Talk about someone who just doesn’t “get it.”

To recap; 3-1 last week.  Georgia and Texas A&M took care of business like I thought they would, but was way off on the LSU/State game.  I thought State had a good chance to win but I didn’t expect them to take LSU to the woodshed at night in Death Valley.  Dak Prescott?  Baller – and at this point, he’s got as good a value as anyone in the Heisman race. [Read more…]

Lock It Up: Week 4 College Football Picks

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

And just like that, we’re at week four of the college football slate.

Going to make this a weekly thing. Don’t get to write as much as I used to but was itching to do something on college football.

Through the first three weeks we’ve had some good success picking ATS (15-9), but had the best weekend in a long time last week with a record of 7-2. Unfortunately for the betting public, this is about the time where Vegas gets razor sharp with their lines heading into the thick of conference season. [Read more…]

Burning CFB Questions Heading into the 2014 Season

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

Every year I tell myself the summer leading up to football season can’t get any longer and yet here I am every year, wondering how the hell the summer leading up to football season can be so long. In fact, this summer I gave serious consideration to taking a page out of Cartman’s book and trying to freeze myself so I could just skip the dozens of useless midsummer baseball games and wake up for South Carolina/Texas A&M on August 28.

Eric+Cartman [Read more…]

2014 NFL Mock Draft, Version 5.0

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

Finally.

After months of rumors and innuendo, the day is finally here.  Yes I’m talking about draft day, but I’m also talking about the day in which we find out who out there has been feeding us the most BS.

Before we get to the final mock a couple of things…

Without a doubt the hardest position to slot was the quarterbacks.  Nobody, I mean nobody has any clue where any of them are going to go.  And if someone tells you they do, buy a ticket to Vegas and stuff them in your carry-on. [Read more…]

2014 NFL Mock Draft, Version 4.0

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

Could it be? A mere two weeks until draft day!

The draft would ordinarily be taking place right now but because the NFL is king they can do whatever the hell they please. Which is why despite both the NHL and NBA Playoffs going on AND MLB’s season going in full-swing, one story will dominate all others come May 8 – the draft.

Sure the NFL season may only be five months long, but damn it if Commissioner Goodell hasn’t made his league a 12-month sport from a coverage perspective. Think about it – what other sport’s schedule release is as covered as the NFL’s? None. Free agency? Maybe the NBA, but only in a year where there are stars (2011).

Yes, the NFL is king and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. But enough boring talk about a league that has more money than it knows what to do with… Onto the rooks.

Despite not playing a game in months, Teddy Bridgewater is plummeting down draft boards.

Despite not playing a game in months, Teddy Bridgewater is plummeting down draft boards.

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2014 Project Shanks NFL Mock Draft 3.0

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE – South Carolina

We’ve reached the point of the pre-Draft process that is nothing short of annoying speculation.

“The Texans reportedly showed up to _______ workout!!!” – sources

“Houston apparently wants a QB but not first overall.” – more sources

“The Texans have no f**king idea what they’re going to do yet.” – nobody (but more than likely the truth) [Read more…]

2014 MLB Team Preview: Atlanta Braves

By David Parks
PSDC NCAA Sports Editor

Throughout the past two decades, few North American sports franchises have enjoyed more success than the Atlanta Braves. Since division realignment in 1995, the Braves have won their division (NL East) 12 times; the second most over that span trailing only the Yankees (13). For as good as the Braves have been in making it to the playoffs, their shortfalls in the playoffs are well documented. Consider that Atlanta hasn’t won a playoff series since 2001. That’s right, it’s been 13 years since the Braves have won a postseason series. In that time, 20 teams have won at least one playoff series including the entire NL East sans the Nationals.

Atlanta’s reign over the NL East was interrupted in 2006 by the Mets and lasted up until this past season when the Braves claimed their first division title since ’05.

The 2013 edition of the Braves ran away with the division, winning an NL-high 96 games. But, unfortunately for the Braves and their fans, the season once again ended in disappointment as they were bounced in the first round by the Dodgers, 3-1. [Read more…]