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5 Bold 2016 NFL Season Predictions

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

All-in-all, it's been a very exciting offseason. Now the question is whether or not the offseason developments will translate into an incredible regular season. As always, the answer is a resounding "yes."

NFL Week 16 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Can the resurgent Miami Dolphins edge out the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens? Can the Cincinnati Bengals hang on to a season that should have seen them as undisputed divisional champions?

Week 14 Game of the Week: Alabama at Auburn (The Iron Bowl)

Paul Bessire | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Alabama will put its hopes of three straight national championships (the winner of this game has actually already won four straight national championships) on the line on the road against a surprising, yet talented Auburn team.

NFL Week 9 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Dolphins' D may be showing some grit, but sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill has had some rough sledding recently with 10 turnovers in his team's four-game losing streak.

NFL Week 8 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts.

NFL Week 3 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Will perennial "winners" start to establish their territories while recent dismal "losers" begin to fall apart? Aside from the absolute top and the absolute bottom of the National Football League, the answer is "no."

NFL Week 2 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Fans will feel sorry for the Jets this week as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick take out all of their tweaked pride from the near-loss in Buffalo on a rookie QB.

Week 1 Game of the Week Pick: Georgia at Clemson

Paul Bessire | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

College football kicks off Week 1 of the regular season with one clear marquee Game of the Week as the Georgia Bulldogs head to Clemson to face the Tigers in a big non-conference matchup that features at least four legitimate Heisman Trophy contenders and two high-profile offenses.

Week 14 NFL Pick: Dallas at Cincinnati

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Cincinnati is the better team, is playing at home and, ultimately has more riding on this game. According to 50,000 games played (simulated) by the Predictalator, the Bengals win over the Cowboys 64.2 percent of the time and by an average score of 28-22.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 14 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

After successfully predicting multiple underdog wins in Week 13, what were the two teams that ruined my otherwise stellar week? The favored Jets and Bears. Who knew that Rex Ryan would have the nerve to bench Mark Sanchez and sidestep the Tim Tebow quagmire?

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 8 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.25.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

From the young guns on Thursday to the masters of quarterbacking on Sunday night, from Arrowhead to Lambeau to London -- Week 8 of the NFL season guarantees a few upsets fueled by desperation, injuries or misplaced complacence.

NFL's Monday Night Football: Predictions for the Detroit Lions at the Chicago Bears

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Detroit Lions hope that they won't need fourth quarter heroics to win two in a row and narrow the gap between themselves and the division-leading Chicago Bears. They could be hoping in vain.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 3 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Entering NFL Week 3, the many rookie QBs have survived their professional intros, but a couple of teams (yes, you Dallas and New Orleans) are mysteriously inept -- making game predictions a dart-throwing endeavor.

NFL Game Picks: Predictions for Every Week 2 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Game Predictions for Week 2 of the NFL season promise to disappoint those whose teams soared to unexpected heights and to uplift fans of clubs that laid an opening weekend egg.

When Hope Trumps Reason: The Science Of Irrational Optimism

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in irrational optimism because it shapes our decisions in consequential realms like finance, romance and health care.