Here's my full slate for this week.  Despite the fact that the real refs are back, I'm sitting out betting this weekend while they get a game under their belts.  No matter how much studying you do, coming in cold without a preseason is going to be tough.  This whole slate is a stay away for me because of this.  But if you're feeling brave, here you go!

Game

O/U

Dude

Cleveland at Baltimore -13

43.5

Baltimore

New England -4 at Buffalo

51.5

New England

Minnesota at Detroit -4.5

Off

Detroit

Carolina at Atlanta -7

48.5

Atlanta

San Francisco -4 at NY Jets

40

Jets

San Diego -1 at Kansas City

44.5

Kansas City

Tennessee at Houston -12

45

Tennessee

Seattle -2.5 at St. Louis

38.5

St. Louis

Miami at Arizona -6.5

39

Arizona

Oakland at Denver -6.5

48

Denver

Cincinnati -2 at Jacksonville

43

Cincinnati

New Orleans at Green Bay -7.5

54

Green Bay

Washington at Tampa Bay -3

48

Washington

NY Giants at Philadelphia -2

46

Philadelphia

Chicago at Dallas -3.5

41.5

Chicago

Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week 4

Another week, another series of bad calls in the NFL...it has the Dude pretty down on professional football right now. But the boys rally to give NFL and college football picks, while the Dude entertains us all with his vast knowledge on the WNBA. Go Spacers!

Direct download: DoctorandDude9_26.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

I like wrestling.  There was a time that I watched Monday Night Raw live every week.  I would flip over to the game, but wrestling was my main focus.  But then something happened.  WWE decided to treat their fans like idiots.  This didn’t happen once or twice, but over and over.  After a while, I decided that I didn’t like to be treated like an idiot, so I stopped watching every Monday.  Instead, I put Raw on the DVR.  Now, I only watch if I hear something good is on the show or nothing else is going on.  Most episodes get deleted before I ever watch them. I'm a fan, but not like I once was.

I like football too.  Growing up, I would go to the high school games with my dad, who still attends to this day.  We always watched or listened to the Mountaineers and the Steelers.  I attended all the home games when I was in college.  I have a season ticket for Northwestern, a team I have no allegiance to other than fandom of football (and a good tailgate).  In the last decade, I’ve become an addict of the NFL like so many other people.  I have to watch the Steelers and I usually watch at least a few other games a week.  I watch on Sunday and Monday night and Thursday was becoming part of my routine.  But something has happened along the way, starting a few years ago and increasing with some regularity.  The NFL treats me like an idiot.  They think I can’t see through their focus on “player safety.”  They want me to believe a line of garbage about locking out the players.  And now, they’ve thrown away the integrity of the game by locking out the men who already struggle to make order out of chaos in the officials.  Over what?  Pocket change for the NFL in terms of money.  So what for then really?  How about ego.  Because they can.  Because they know I’ll still tune in next week.

And they’re right.  I’m not going to stop watching.  Calling for a boycott is stupid because we can’t do it.  We’re addicts and we’ll need our fix.  We can’t stay away.  But there is something I can do.  I can watch my Steelers and then turn off the television.  I can stay away from a night game that doesn’t feature any teams I care about.  I can get a new hobby, do those chores around the house, or maybe just cut down on my bar tabs.  I’m not going cold turkey, but I can cut back.  I don’t want to be played for a chump anymore, so I can do something about it.  Will it hurt the NFL?  Of course not, but maybe if enough people go from three games a week to one, they may notice.  Maybe Coors won’t be so eager to pour in the money for ads.  Maybe ESPN, NBC, Fox, and CBS won’t be so afraid to anger their almighty boss in Roger Goodell.  Maybe I’ll have a better life for it.  College football is great and it’s on all the time.  The Steelers games will still be fun to watch, but maybe some moderation is the key.  Then I won’t feel like a fool for giving so much to a league that doesn’t care about me or any of its fans.  Then I won’t feel like such a chump for letting the NFL call me an idiot over and over and me doing nothing about it.  I think I’ll start this week.  No betting on a league that isn’t on the level.  No spending my whole day on Sunday watching football and drinking beer.  I think it’s time for NFL fans like me to reclaim our self respect.  Roger Goodell and the NFL owners, you’re not going to call me a fool anymore.   Even an idiot like me can smarten up after a while.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am CST

The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines for 9/24/12

The Dude is back to take a look at a crazy weekend of football and some good action coming up this weekend.  He manages to not talk officiating too much while breaking down the early lines of a colorful slate for the coming week.  Check out the Dude Presents and let the fun begin!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

NY Giants -1.5 at Carolina

52

Carolina

St. Louis at Chicago -7.5

44.5

Chicago

Tampa Bay at Dallas -7

46.5

Dallas

San Francisco -7 at Minnesota

43.5

San Francisco

Detroit -3 at Tennessee

47

Detroit

Cincinnati at Washington -4

48.5

Washington

NY Jets -3 at Miami

40

NY Jets

Kansas City at New Orleans -9

54

Kansas City

Buffalo -3 at Cleveland

43.5

Cleveland

Jacksonville at Indianapolis -2.5

42.5

Indianapolis

Philadelphia -4 at Arizona

43.5

Philadelphia

Atlanta at San Diego -3

47

Atlanta

Houston at Denver pk

46.5

Houston

Pittsburgh -5 at Oakland

44

Pittsburgh

New England at Baltimore -3

49

Baltimore

Green Bay -3.5 at Seattle

47

Seattle

Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week Three

After an incredible week of picks, the Doctor and Dude contend with a much tougher card in week three of the NFL. The boys also discuss USC's fall from grace and the big Michigan/Notre Dame matchup - SPOILER ALERT: The Dude is not a fan of the Fighting Irish.

Direct download: DoctorandDude9_19.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:35pm CST

The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines for 9/17/12

The Dude is still riding high from watching the Steelers beat up on the Jets this week as he recaps his weekend and the NFL and NCAA action.  He takes a look at all the action to come this week and gets you set for the weekend that seems way too far away right now.  Check it out now!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week Two

While the Dude tries to recover from a crazy weekend of sports, the boys review last weekend's action and look forward to potential plays in the NFL and college football ranks. Plus, the Dude tries to find value in the Champion's Tour: Golf for the Older Gentleman.

Direct download: DoctorandDude9_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Chicago at Green Bay -6

51

Green Bay

Tampa Bay at New York Giants -7.5

43.5

Giants

Arizona at New England -13.5

48

New England

Minnesota -1.5 at Indianapolis

44.5

Indianapolis

New Orleans -2.5 at Carolina

51

New Orleans

Kansas City at Buffalo -3

45

Kansas City

Baltimore at Philadelphia -2.5

46

Baltimore

Oakland -2.5 at Miami

37.5

Oakland

Cleveland at Cincinnati -7

38.5

Cincinnati

Houston -7.5 at Jacksonville

41.5

Houston

Dallas -3 at Seattle

41.5

Dallas

Washington -3 at St Louis

45.5

St Louis

NY Jets at Pittsburgh -6

41.5

Pittsburgh

Tennesse at San Diego -6

43

Tennessee

Detroit at San Francisco -6.5

46

Detroit

Denver at Atlanta -3

51

Atlanta

Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm CST

The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines for 9/10/12

The Dude is rasping his way through a recap of a crazy week in football and taking a peek at what is to come.  Can his voice hold out?  Can he pick some winners?  Will his liver survive?  Tune in this week to find out the answers to these and other burning questions as the Dude Presents!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CST