Sat, 29 March 2014
With Wrestlemania 30 right around the corner, the boys are ready to bring you all the latest "gambling on wrestling" news available. The Dude shares his thoughts on the WWE Network, breaks down the lines for the big show, and makes up a few of his own for the independent promotions. If you're a fan of gambling on wrestling (and who isn't?), then you can't afford to miss this episode of The Doctor and Dude Show!
Mon, 17 March 2014
Ready to fill out your bracket, Doctor and Dude Nation? Well the boys are back for this yearly rite of passage and ready to help. Sure, they've been wrong before (why, New Mexcio???) but that won't stop them from trying again. Plus, the Dude explores a tradition like no other...
Wed, 8 January 2014
As winter freezes my sorry self in Chicago, with mixed emotions I'm announcing an indifinite hiatus for the Doctor and Dude Show. Life's busy as you all know, and it's been a challenge lately to get a show up for you, the Doctor and Dude Nation, that is up to the standards we hold. Our little show has been going for almost three years with well over one hundred episodes, but for now we're going to take a break. Maybe we'll be back, maybe sooner, maybe later. Who knows. Keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and here and don't be a stranger. I hope you take many trips to the pay window very soon!
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Wed, 18 December 2013
The Dude's mind is blown with all the football going on in this action packed edition of the Doctor and Dude Show. He talks every single bowl game, despite not knowing the name of a single one. Check it out and get the inside scoop on the Slim Jim Bowl only at www.doctoranddude.com!
Wed, 11 December 2013
The Dude is running fast and dirty this week with a quick breakdown of NFL week 15 and promises of bowl specials to come!
Wed, 4 December 2013
The Dude is flying solo this week and he's breaking down the all the college action including the college conference championships. He breaks down the NFL and does the People's Choice Awards one better and gives his Dude's Choice Awards! Check it out now!
Wed, 27 November 2013
The Dude is flying solo this week and feeling in the festive holiday spirit. He's counting down what he's thankful for and touches on football, Slim Jims, the ladies, beheading turkeys with karate chops, and of course his beloved Steelers. Be thankful and check it out!
Wed, 20 November 2013
The Dude is back and gabbering on for a while about all the news of the day. He talks the Steelers not being losers, Big Ten football, how to avoid pesky children, and fisticuffs! Check it out now for all this and more only at www.doctoranddude.com!
Wed, 6 November 2013
Your old pal the Dude is all by his lonesome tonight as Joe C. has truly found something far more important than taking a trip to the pay window, and that's saying something! The Dude rambles on about the week that was in football, the debacle that is Florida professional football, the wonder that is Florida State football, reality tv betting odds, and unleashes a diatribe on the state of wrestling today. It's more Dude than any one show should be forced to handle, but check it out now only at the Doctor and Dude Show!
Thu, 31 October 2013
Has the Dude forsaken the Steelers? Joe has some hot tips about a Pirate themed sports team, and no, it's not the Bucs OR the Buccos. Hockey is happening. Sports writers puts words in Dez Bryant's mouth, and that's just lazy writing. Which era of wrestling was the best era? Mega-teasers, smart sports bets. Also, how to use the Jerky Boys to rattle a QB. And more possibly fake sponsors than can be listed here.
Thu, 24 October 2013
The Dude's hope for the Steelers burns bright as they rack up yet another win. Joe tells you the exact date he sees Schiano packing bags and leaving Tampa for good. FSU vs. Clemson: What the big win for FSU means, and what it means for each team going forward. Also, Cowboys, Rams, Packers, Falcons vs. Cardinals, Can Bobby's presence at Doak shake off NC State's historic edge over FSU? Will Joe ever get a bet right involving the Redhawks? Would you pay good money to see a LIVE ACTION VOLTRON MOVIE? If TNA Wrestling went backrupt today, what would be the impact? Plus, Dude's Lines!
Thu, 17 October 2013
NFL picks, NCAA picks, MRSA at One Buc Place, Josh "Mr. Monday Night" Freeman, Is Brady the King of Comebacks? The Doc wieghs in on the NFL, Can anyone find Miami (OH) on a map?!? The Dude tells you about sports in Korea. North or South Korea, you ask? Well, why not listen in and find out, jerky!
Thu, 10 October 2013
The Dude is not used to the sort of insanity that post season MLB action can bring upon an unwary individual. He fights for sanity while hoping the Buccos keep the good times flowing. Also, a look back at Broncos/Cowboys. Northwestern's deathspiral against Ohio State. Eliminansta Fueds are a BIG DEAL and none other than The Doctor is here to break it down for you. Also, Josh Freeman, Minnesota Viking. FSU vs. Clemson: a look forward. Iron Sky wins the Golden Clapboard Award. Favortie Gimmick Matches in Pro Wrestling. Who'll die in the Simpsons and how you should bet. And of course, NFL and NCAA sports bets. I mean, that is the point of the show, right?
Thu, 3 October 2013
The Dude goes crazy for Bucco Baseball. Joe C. comments on the craziness afoot in Buccaneer Football. The Broncos threaten to bankrupt Vegas. Robocop celebrates Oktoberfest. Also, wrestling, movies and wrestlers IN MOVIES. All this, plus Dude Lines.
Thu, 26 September 2013
The Good Men of the Doctor and Dude show present a well rounded investing formula including, stocks, football bets, mega teasers and some advanced tips on investing in the growth market of professional wrestling. More realistically, get ready for Broncos, Steelers, West Virginia, Ball State and more more more. Also, how much does Manning love Papa Johns. And why Necro Butcher is a wrestler you need to know! A show so jam packed, the closing music plays The Dude out before he is even done talking. You can only get excitement like this from the Doctor and Dude Show!
Thu, 19 September 2013
The No Fun League Strikes Again! Bizzarre new helmet laws make throwback games difficult or impossible in the NFL. Joe C. is angry and the Dude is none too pleased. Plus, the Dude says it is make it or break it time for the Steelers. Joe bets against Air Force, or was it Army? Is that even American?!? Listen in and hear every word. Also, NCAA, MMA, and a little WCW, ECW and WWE for good measure.
Thu, 12 September 2013
The first week of NFL is over, and the Dude and Joe C. pick up the pieces and look forward to week two. Are the Raiders for real? What is going on in New England? ANd why oh why do the Tampa Bay Bucs hate winning so much? All this, college picks, mega teasers and more. Heat up some flavored butter and download now!
Thu, 5 September 2013
Actual NFL football WILL BE PLAYED so soon it's making us dizzy. The Dude jumps in with picks for College Football Week 2 and NFL WEEK ONE! Joe is more than a little upset about how his picks last week turned out. NFL picks, Dude's Lines, Squared Circle, Robocop Butter. And a twitter contest?!? Listen in and found out how YOU can get involved and HIT THE PAYWINDOW!
Fri, 30 August 2013
With Football being played again, The Dude and Joe C. jump in and throw some betting advice your way ON ACTUAL FOOTBALL GAMES!!! Will UF, Notre Dame, FSU and Nebraska find a way to cover those giant spreads? Dude talks Northwestern, Clemson and more. Wait, Rutgers? The Dude told you which way to bet correctly, but it didn't get posted until it was too late. Heads rolled. The Doctor and Dude Show marches on. Also, Squared Circle talks Dude's favorite wrestlers then Movie Corner and where in the world will Dude's Lines find The Dude this week?
Sun, 25 August 2013
It's ALL NFL, ALL THE TIME! Get ready!!! This is the show that will send your football fever into overdirve. Every team, every conference is discussed in this supersized special. Which teams are Super Bowl Bound? What team imay already be playing for the coveted first round draft pick? And who the heck is the coach of Jaguars anyway? No team is left out. And a very special guest returns to make sure every pick is right and the paywindow is always in sight: THE DOCTOR!!!
Fri, 23 August 2013
More top schools than you can wrap your mind around, and they are all crammed into the SEC! The Dude and Joe C., dissect this mess of football powerhouses and try not to get hurt. Will Alabama have a perfect season? Is it wrong to be a Gator? What will come of Johnny Football? Also, Summerslam leaves The Dude in disgust. Joe takes a trip to a historic dog track. Dude's Lines takes a look to the land downunder. All this, plus and more await you on this week's edition of The Doctor and Dude Show!
Thu, 15 August 2013
Big 10 means Big Things and The Dude and Joe C., tear into all of them. Joe goes crazy for Nebraska. The Dude is fired up for Northwestern. Which team is best poised to ruin Ohio State's back to back perfect season dreams? Which offensive line should be called "The Wall of Roses"? FAMU's Marching 100 is back! The Dude sees "We're the Millers", while Joe buys a ticket to a similiarly titled film. Squared Circle asks the immortal question: "Whatchagonnado Brother!" Also, the show can never get enough Punisher and Dolph Lundgren. All this, plus Dudes Lines!
Thu, 8 August 2013
Which Big 12 team can be called THE BIGGEST? What is going on in the MAC? How about the Sun Belt? Will Army and Navy combine forces to take on BYU? The Dude has some choice words for Notre Dame. Joe C., is jumping on some bandwagons that you might not expect. And... The Dude grew up in an orphanage?!? Normally, Squared Circle is kept under careful wraps, but who can be quiet when talking about D! D! P! BANG!
Thu, 1 August 2013
Wait, what happened to the Big East? Who is the bigger ACC threat: FSU or Clemson? Is there any hope for the Temple Owls? The Dude and Joe C break down every team in both the AAC and ACC and tell you where the smart money should go. Also, UFC heads to exotic locales and forgets to pack original nicknames. The Dude sees a film, while Joe reads a comic, plus... Robocop?!?
Wed, 24 July 2013
Football is on the horizon and the Dude is all-fired up. Put on your cowboy hat, jump in the Conestoga wagon and get ready to head west and strike it rich! Also, Monsters vs. Robots: The Grand Finale, a look back at Money in the Bank, can the world survive Lesnar/Punk and if that's not enough: Dude's Lines.
Thu, 11 July 2013
The Dude talks baseball. Joe talks baseball's troubles in Florida. Both wonder if the UF Gators should be outlawed. Shine's own Solo Darling is interviewed and tells you why the Shine 11 ippv should not be missed! Plus, your humble hosts find yet another way to talk about Monsters vs. Robots, RVD and MITB and... video games?!? All this and more, don't miss a second!
Fri, 28 June 2013
The Dude and Joe C. discuss the new champions for both the NBA and NHL. The Dude witnesses the weaponization of an ambulance. Joe sees a film starring a man known only as "The Dude". Football fever is getting cranked up. Don't miss a minute!
Thu, 13 June 2013
Your humble hosts both lament Tebow joining the Patriots, while simultaneously predicting he will throw a pass or three in the regular season. How do they navigate this mental tightrope? The Dude enjoys some baseball, while Joe wishes he'd ended his hockey lockout sooner. The Dude will witness a Three Stages of Hell match. Joe has no idea what that means. Cut the F'n music: It's the Doctor and Dude Show!
Thu, 6 June 2013
The Dude shares the NBA prop bet that is driving him crazy. Joe continues his personal NHL lockout. The Dude discovers a new world that is both Fast and Furious. A gentlemanly discussion concerning the future of Tim Tebow is had by all. The Dude reports on the strange goings on in Chikara. Listen now and Feel the Madness!
Thu, 30 May 2013
The Dude ends his well earned sabatical and takes a hard look at NFL Season Over/Unders, the NFL playoffs, the NBA playoffs and lets you know where the smart money should go! He also introduces some new segments, and a new semi-permanent guest host, to the show. Drop whatever you are doing and listen NOW!
Wed, 24 April 2013
The Dude is back breaking down the baseball season so far, the end of the NHL regular season, and the first round of the NBA playoffs. He talks the NFL draft to and how to bet it. The big announcement comes at the end though as the Dude lays out the future of the show and gets ready for his summer vacation. Check out the show to learn about what's coming up in the future for the Doctor and Dude Show!
Wed, 10 April 2013
The Final Four is final and Wrestlemania has been pinned, so the Dude, going it alone, is moving his sights to baseball, with stops in the NBA, NHL, and recapping the NCAA tournament, including his final record against the spread and the winner of our bracket challenge. Hats off to the winners and scorn on the losers (including one Dude). Check it out now!
Tue, 2 April 2013
The Dude is going it alone this week to tackle the big events of the weekend, the Final Four and Wrestlemania! He talks a little NBA and NHL, discusses proper rioting technique, and makes promises about talking baseball that he may or may not keep. He's a little quick on the trigger (sorry ladies), but he'll be on the road for Wrestlemania so this one goes up early. Check it out now!
Sun, 31 March 2013
The Dude is all worked up to talk about Wrestlemania and all other shows surrounding it in this special edition of the Doctor and Dude Show. He's even more excited to be joined by Gabe Sapolsky of Evolve and Dragon Gate USA to talk about those great shows and Wrestlecon, which is taking place all Wrestlemania weekend. He and the Dude discuss the great action and then the Dude breaks down all of the Wrestlemania betting odds to have you ready for the big show. Check out this big special episode!
Sat, 30 March 2013
I'm 31-24-1 after the Sweet Sixteen, so I'm going to keep this going with Elite Eight picks:
Marquette +5 vs. Syracuse
Wichita St +4.5 vs Ohio State
Louisville -3.5 vs Duke
Michigan +2.5 vs Florida
Winners all around and let's go to the pay window!
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Wed, 27 March 2013
I'm 27-20-1 heading into the Sweet Sixteen, so let's keep it rolling!
Marquette +5 vs. Miami
Ohio St -3.5 vs Arizona
Syracuse +5.5 vs Indiana
Wichita St -4 vs La Salle
Louisville -10 vs Oregon
Kansas -2 vs Michigan
Michigan St +2 vs Duke (and not just on principle, even though picking Duke is against everything I believe in)
Florida Gulf Coast +13 vs No Good Florida Gators
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Wed, 27 March 2013
The Dude is going it alone but feeling frisky as the NCAA tournament heats up! He rides his solid first weekend with complete picks for the sweet sixteen and he'll get the rest of picks up right here over the weekend when the match ups are set. He also tackles the NBA, NHL, international basketball, and teases an exciting Wrestlemania special on the horizon. Check it all out now!
Sat, 23 March 2013
We saw some ups and we saw some downs in round 1. On Thursday, I was two games under at 7-9, but Friday was a good rally with a 10-5-1 record. With one round in the books (I've disavowed the play in games), I stand at a solid 17-14-1.
Now my picks for the second round (or whatever they call it now), hangover edition:
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 2 Ohio State -7
No. 9 Temple +11.5 vs. No. 1 Indiana
No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Kansas -6
No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast +7.5 vs. No. 7 San Diego State
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Thu, 21 March 2013
No. 1 Kansas -20 vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky
No. 1 Gonzaga -22 vs. No. 16 Southern
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 North Carolina AT +26.5
No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 16 James Madison +21
No. 2 Duke -185 vs. No. 15 Albany
No. 2 Georgetown vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast +13.5
No. 2 Ohio State -14 vs. No. 15 Iona
No. 2 Miami -12 vs. No. 15 Pacific
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Valparaiso +10.5
No. 3 Marquette -3.5 vs. No. 14 Davidson
No. 3 New Mexico -11 vs. No. 14 Harvard
No. 3 Florida -20.5 vs. No. 14 Northwestern State
No. 4 St. Louis -9.5 vs. No. 13 New Mexico State
No. 4 Michigan -11 vs. No. 13 South Dakota
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana +12.5
No. 4 Kansas St -6 vs. No. 13 LaSalle
No. 5 Oklahoma State -2 vs. No. 12 Oregon
No. 5 VCU -7.5 vs. No. 12 Akron
No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Ole Miss +6
No. 5 UNLV -3 vs. No. 12 California
No. 6 Butler -4 vs. No. 11 Bucknell
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont +4.5
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Minnesota -3
No. 6 Memphis -1 vs. No. 11 St Mary's
No. 7 Creighton -3.5 vs. No. 10 Cincinnati
No. 7 Illinois -1.5 vs. No. 10 Colorado
No. 7 San Diego State -3 vs. No. 10 Oklahoma
No. 7 Notre Dame -1.5 vs. No. 10 Iowa State
No. 8 Colorado State +3 vs. No. 9 Missouri
No. 8 Temple +4 vs. No. 9 NC State
No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State +4
No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Villanova +4
No. 8 UNC vs. No. 9 Villanova: UNC -3.5
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Tue, 19 March 2013
With the tourney upon us, I'm ready to start my picks for the play-in games. Yes, I know that it's called the first four or the first round or some such ridiculousness, but it's still really a play-in game. I'll be picking every game in the tournament again this year, so in a few weeks I'll look smart, dumb, or just tired. That's why they play the games! So without further ado, my play-in picks:
North Carolina A&T -3 vs Liberty
Middle Tennessee St +3 vs St Mary's
LIU Brooklyn -1.5 vs James Madison
Boise St -1.5 vs LaSalle
Let's hope these bad boys start off the tourney with a bang! Make sure to check here throughout the tournament for my full slate of picks (and the humility it brings) and definitely check out the tourney special that is up now. We'll be back Wednesday breaking down the gambling action on the first round and I'm taking Friday afternoon off from the D and D Empire LLC mail room to watch games and tweet like a drunken madman. You don't want to miss that! Sign up for the Doctor and Dude bracket group over at ESPN and join in for the glory. Good times!
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Mon, 18 March 2013
Check it out now and sign up for the official Doctor and Dude Show bracket challenge. If you win, you'll get the admiration of the entire Doctor and Dude Nation, and what prize could beat that! It should be a great tournament and the guys can't wait to see who you like. Sign up now and share with your friends, family, and coworkers. The more the merrier! Click here and get on it:
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am CDT
Wed, 13 March 2013
Conference championships roll on as the Big Six tournments commence. The boys discuss teams from the Big East, Big 12, and Pac-12 amongst others. Plus, the Dude says goodbye to Mike Wallace and breaks down a couple big trades for wide receivers in the NFL.
Wed, 19 December 2012
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Wed, 12 December 2012
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Wed, 5 December 2012
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Wed, 28 November 2012
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Wed, 14 November 2012
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Thu, 8 November 2012
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Wed, 31 October 2012
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Wed, 24 October 2012
The Dude is sad and lonesome with the Doc off exploring the far reaches of the Earth, but it can't stop him from talking plenty of football and picking a plethora of NFL and college games. Check it out and get 100% of your weekly Dude intake!
Wed, 17 October 2012
It's not the Dude Presents, but the Dude is all by his lonesome while the Doctor recoups from a bout of the dreaded aardvark flu. With plenty of time to ruminate, he talks the complete NFL slate for week 7, lots of great college answer, touches on the World Series, and breaks down Euroleague basketball. Download it now and be ready for all the action!
Mon, 15 October 2012
The Dude is back presenting, taking a look at the good (Green Bay), the bad (Pittsburgh), and the just plain ugly (looking at you Mountaineers!) of the past week and all the sweet, sweet action coming up this week. Tune in and be ready for a great weekend of football!
Wed, 10 October 2012
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Wed, 3 October 2012
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Mon, 1 October 2012
The Dude has full blown Vegas fever as he breaks down the action for the upcoming week. He talks WVU/Baylor and video game stats, how the Steelers won in the bye week, and what the big college games for the upcoming week are. Check out this week's Dude Presents and get all the goodness!
Thu, 27 September 2012
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!
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CDT
Tue, 25 September 2012
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 CDT
Mon, 24 September 2012
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!
Thu, 20 September 2012
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Mon, 17 September 2012
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!
Wed, 12 September 2012
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Mon, 10 September 2012
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!
Thu, 6 September 2012
Here are our complete picks for NFL week 1. I left in my twitter pick of the Giants and the over. Truth and honesty and all that. I hate picking the NFC East inter division match ups, but no where to go but up. So anyways, on with football!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am CDT
Mon, 3 September 2012
The Dude is back and he's running down all the weekend's action and taking a peak and what is too come. Listen up and be ready for the games this weekend!
Mon, 27 August 2012
10. The Pirates have been stinking it up in the last week or so. At this point, .500 is my goal. I don’t ask for much in life! And by the way, you’re welcome Cards.
9. Football is almost here and I’m looking forward to Northwestern games this fall. Ok, mostly the tailgate, but the football is good too!
8. The Seahawks have decided to name the rookie Russell Wilson the starter, cut TO, and trade Tavaris Jackson to Buffalo. Quite a busy week in Seattle. Now they just need Marshawn Lynch to get a DUI and everything will be complete.
7. So Tavaris Jackson goes to the Bills. That’s just what they need to break their string of losing seasons. Was Tyler Palko unavailable?
6. Roger Clemens is coming back! This just goes to show you what clean living will get you, or something like that.
5. I’m heading to Milwaukee this weekend to see the poor old Buccos take on the Brew Crew. If Milwaukee had nothing else going for it, it would still be great in my book just thanks to their beer battered fried cheese curds!
4. So Lance Armstrong finally gets busted, or something like that. I wonder if he’d give his left nut to clear his name. Too soon?
3. Japan wins the LLWS, beating Tennessee in the final. The last time a Japanese athlete beat someone from Tennessee this bad, it was Togo Yamamoto beating up Jerry Lawler.
2. On Friday night, I went to see AAW Wrestling. Wrestling, cheap beer, and even some boobs. It was quite a successful night!
1. The Doctor and Dude’s NFL special is up now at www.doctoranddude.com or iTunes. Get it now and you’ll be all set for the season to start. We break down every team and make our picks for who’s going to come out on top. Here’s a spoiler: I like the Steelers to win it all!
This is the last Top 10 for a while. Next week the Dude Presents is back with early lines and a recap of the first weekend of the football season. Check it out and spread the word!
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am CDT
Mon, 20 August 2012
10. This weekend I took a trip to Blacksburg, VA, home of the Hokies, to do a little football scouting (and attend a wedding). It’s definitely beautiful country down there, but it’s a little quiet and out of the way. Maybe one day they can learn how to burn couches and become a real football town.
9. Melky Cabrera isn't helping his cause. He should just be like the Hulkster and train hard, say his prayers, and take his vitamins. Then again, maybe some of the Hulkster’s vitamins might have resulted in the same test results.
8. Last week Expendables 2 opened up to bring the world the ass kicking we so desperately need in these trying times. I’m glad that someone took the time to go out and quantify who is the most bad ass. Sadly, they couldn’t have an eleven way tie for first.
7. Speaking of couch burners earlier, WVU will destroy you!
6. A running back who can't cut? How could that go wrong? Might be a real long year up in Minnesota.
5. With King Felix making it three perfect games this season, you have to wonder what’s going on in the big leagues. Are big time pitchers so good now that they can’t be stopped? Or maybe Phil Humber just played the game of his life? I’m going with the latter. Don’t expect another one for a decade or so.
4. Is Kevin Kolb scared or just a bum? I’m voting for both!
3. Fantasy football draft season is upon us. I’ve got the first pick in my main league this year and I have no idea who to take. The best running backs aren’t as dominate as in the past, quarterbacks are easier to find later, and it’s too early to take Calvin Johnson. I may just take the Steelers’ defense and not have to worry about that part of the game for the rest of the season!
2. Speaking of the NFL, this weekend the Doctor and Dude are recording our big NFL preview! Tell your friends and get excited, because this one is going to be great!
1. So I get on the plane yesterday to come home and the Pirates are tied in St. Louis in the 13th. I land and turn on my phone to find out if they won and it’s now the 18th. I’m glad I wasn’t watching because my heart couldn’t take it! Pedro hits a bomb in the 19th and Cutch brings in the security runs and the Pirates win 6-3 in 19. Last year, we lost this game on a bad call to Atlanta and the season quickly spun out of control. I’m hoping that this year, winning this game will help catapult the Bucs to a strong finish to a great year. It’s a great time to be a Pirates fan, and after two straight decades of losing there aren’t that many of us left!
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Mon, 13 August 2012
10. If you’re looking for a little late summer gambling reading, check out this book about Titanic Thompson. This guy crammed in enough for a couple of lives. Very colorful stuff.
9. Well Andrew Luck, you’ve got nowhere to go but down now!
8. After months of whining and complaining, Dwight Howard finally gets traded. It’s just a matter of days before he starts complaining again and looking for his next trade.
7. Chad Johnson is truly living Hard Knocks. Maybe the Jets are looking for a new washed up wide receiver with a record.
5. So you’re a Heisman Trophy candidate on a national title contender and you manage to get kicked off of the team. I’m not sure what Tyrann Mathieu did, but it must have been really bad for Les Miles to give him the boot!
3. Stephen Strasburg is getting shut down soon. Either this works out and the Nationals are geniuses or this goes down as one of the worst decisions ever.
2. Dream Team wins the gold, but Spain puts up a heck of a fight. If this doesn’t put the comparisons to the real, original Dream Team to bed, I don’t know what it will take.
1. The Olympics are now over, so we can wait another four years to care about all these sports again. See you in Rio, synchronized diving!
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am CDT
Mon, 6 August 2012
10. Usain Bolt wins the 100 at the Olympics and shows he’s still the fastest man in the world. If Al Davis was still alive, he’d be a first round pick!
9. Ryan Lochte went toe to toe with Michael Phelps, but the real story is that he pees in the pool. Good to see that deep down, we’re all the same and that I could contend with an Olympian after an afternoon of drinking beer.
8. The NFL Hall of Fame inducted a class that may have been short on sizzle, but delivered on substance. And of course, it’s always good to see a couple of Steelers going in, especially Dermonti Dawson, a man who truly deserved it.
7. I always enjoy seeing the Buccos beat up on the Cubs at Wrigley, but getting to see a one hitter was even better. I was on the edge of my seat hoping for a no no, but it was still great. AJ Burnett, removed from the New York pressure, has shown that he can be a legit ace. The Pirates are going to need that down the stretch!
6. I’ve heard the one about the one legged man in the ass kicking contest, but now there is a one armed man in the ass kicking contest and he’s looking good. This dude is a legit bad ass.
5. Watch any of the Olympics? If so, you probably hate NBC, since everyone seems to be hating on their coverage. Luckily, I’ve managed to avoid almost all of them so far. I’m holding out to see Mary Lou Retton perform.
4. The Dream Team was supposed to steam roll everyone in the Olympics, but Lithuania sure gave them a scare the other day. Unless Lebron grows another six inches, I suspect they may not be totally out of the woods yet.
3. Love him or hate him, Michael Phelps winning his 18th gold is pretty impressive. Now that his Olympic career is over, I look forward to seeing him cleaning the local pool any day now.
2. The NFL preseason is here! Of course, I don’t care about the preseason as long as no one gets hurt, but at least we know that the real stuff is almost here!
1. The Pirates dropped 2 out of 3 to the Reds this weekend in Cincinnati. The NL Central may be close to decided, but at least we could confirm what a bad ass Andrew McCutchen is!
Have a great week everybody and talk to you Wednesday night!
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT
Mon, 30 July 2012
10. I spent Sunday night watching Dragon Gate USA tear up the Congress Theater. You won’t find much better wrestling out there than DGUSA, even if you did have to pay ball park prices for beer!
9. So if this is going on, why isn't pro wrestling in the Olympics? It’s all rigged! My only question for Olympic pro wrestling would be who the masked guys from Parts Unknown will represent.
8. Training camp has started for the NFL, and not a minute too soon. If these guys were out of camp for another week, half the league would be in the police blotter.
7. The new Dream Team wins, but not by enough to impress America. If we don’t see our boys crushing the world by at least 50 points, it might as well be a loss. Thank god we’ve all forgotten those teams that didn’t even medal a few years back.
6. Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps. I see this one shaping up for a Rocky III ending, and we all know how that ends. It’s just sad that Mickey has to die again.
5. I’m all for women being empowered. Be proud, ladies!
4. Fantasy football is coming up soon. Is it just me, or did this jump the shark about five years ago? I just hope I can get Eddie George in my draft.
3. Zach Greinke heads to the Angels to heat the AL West race up further. With Josh Hamilton’s issues, this may be the most interesting race in baseball down the stretch. Sorry Yankees!
2. Red Sox take 2 out of 3 from the Yankees to hit .500 and still sit in the cellar. The Orioles and Blue Jays must wish that they were in the AL Central every day they look at the standings.
1. Will the Reds ever lose again? With the way they're playing, I’m starting to have my doubts. Maybe Dusty Baker finally figured out how to manage a team that doesn’t choke. Of course, he may just let them choke on a bigger stage this fall.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am CDT
Sun, 22 July 2012
10. Silas Young retains his belt in controversial manner at AAW this weekend. That's all fine and good, but I'm ready for dollar beers again next month!
9. Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France, the first Brit to win in 75 years. He should enjoy for the week or two before he's stripped for doping!
8. The Tigers sweep the White Sox this weekend, right before I go to the game on Monday to see the Sox and Twins. I think that the Sox are lulling the rest of the AL Central into a false sense of security. Or they just suck. I'm hoping it's the former.
7. The NFL off season plows on with more arrests. I suspect that Goddell is ready for these boys to get to camp. Once they're there, he can fine them for being out past curfew as well as DUI!
6. Ron Santo, along with Barry Larkin, were inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. Cubs fans better enjoy it. It's probably the only winning the Cubbies have in them for the next century.
5. We all need goals. Mine is to one day have a Steeler's hair sweater. Until then, this guy wins.
4. Are you ready for some football! I know I am, even if it's Canadian. I can't wait to see that 110 yard touchdown play!
3. The Reds can't lose and the Pirates are keeping pace. Could a wild card come out of the NL Central? Sure, but I bet it's the Cards. If anyone can screw it up, in Dusty we trust!
2. Ernie Els won the British Open after Adam Scott had a melt down for the ages. It's like Scott styled his play after the Ravens. Yeah, he'll find a way to lose. God I'm ready for football.
1. No death penalty for Penn State, but a big bomb either way. This one is going to hurt in Happy Valley and college football won't feel the same again for a while.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT
Mon, 16 July 2012
10. If you’re looking for something to read on the beach this summer, check out Frank Deford’s new memoir, Over Time. Deford is a veteran sports writer and he has stories and nuggets that will entertain any sports fan. His tales of covering the early years of the NBA really give modern sports perspective. Very highly recommended.
9. It’s good to see that after a hundred plus years, the rules of baseball still seem to elude the guys who are in charge of keeping them.
8. Olympic boxing can be a riveting and exciting sport. Olympic foxy boxing could be riveting and exciting as well, but in its own way. I can’t wait for the gold medal match between Tawnie and Dream!
7. Drama and the Knicks? I’m shocked! Between Jeremy Lin’s contract offer, Melo’s opinion on it, and Jason Kidd introducing himself to the New York faithful with a DUI, sounds like a typical week at the Garden. Now they just need to bring Isaiah Thomas back.
6. If you’re like me, you’re ready to never hear about Penn State again. For that reason, I whole heartedly endorse Drew Magary’s five point plan for Penn State football. "Penn Tech: Molester-Free Since 2013."
5. The Pirates started the 2nd half of the baseball season dropping 2 out of 3 in Milwaukee. This isn’t news in the least. In fact, winning a game in Milwaukee is probably a sign that things really are moving in the right direction!
4. Last night, John Cena was the big winner at the WWE’s Money in the Bank show. I think I’ll give MMA another shot once they introduce ladder matches to the octagon.
3. Oh Jay, I would expect nothing less. When it comes to being a NFL heel, you’re up there with the best of them!
2. The NL won the All Star Game last week and headed into the break thinking that they have a chance against the AL once the World Series rolls around. If I was an NL contender, I’d be rooting as hard as possible for the Rangers. Ron Washington can always find a way to lose to the NL when it counts.
1. Dear sweet God, football is almost back! I’m just going to keep counting down the days and you can tune into the Doctor and Dude Show this week as we start our college football preview. We’ll be breaking down one conference this week and I’ll give you a hint. The Doctor and I both have a huge rooting interest in this one. Talk to you Wednesday and have a great week!
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CDT
Mon, 9 July 2012
10. After some concern due a awfully big guy showing up, I was able to successfully defend my big splash title on the 4th of July, keeping my clean sweep of the 21st century going. This is one case where going with the chalk is like taking candy from a baby!
9. Roger Federer won Wimbledon for a record tying seventh time. Some commentators refer to him as the Dude of tennis, but he has some more winning to do to be in my category!
8. It wouldn’t be the off season of the NFL without some players behaving badly, but Adrian Peterson getting arrested has serious implications as fantasy season approaches!
7. The Celtics feel betrayed that Ray Allen took his talents to South Beach. The Nets feel optimistic with Deron Williams signing on and Dwight Howard in their sites. The Knicks are excited about Jason Kidd. And the rest of us are looking forward to football being back so we can go back to ignoring the NBA until the playoffs roll around again!
6. For well over a decade now, my old pal and fellow long suffering Pirates fan Henry and I have joked about young pitching that would come and save us from our ineptitude. Reading this article makes me unsure whether to laugh or cry.
5. A new Dream Team, led by Lebron, to bring the gold home? Is it possible for Americans to root against their own country? Probably not, but Lebron won’t make this easy!
4. Anderson Silva beat Chael Sonnen on Saturday night in the big UFC grudge match. I heard many people talking about the great hype and promos that built up the match. Whether they want to admit it or not, this type of thing already has a name. It’s pro wrestling!
3. Being in the great state of West by god Virginia this past week meant I heard a lot of talk about the Greenbrier Classic. Even Tiger Woods showed up to play golf in WV. The cocktails waitresses of the state hadn’t been this excited since Bill Clinton’s last trip through.
2. I got to see the Pirates in person on Thursday night as they continued their hot streak and beat the Astros on a brutally hot night. The Iron City was on tap though and I was able to power through. If the Bucs can just keep this up for another two and a half months, I’ll be able to celebrate the end of the worst streak in sports and the beer will really flow!
1. As we reach the All Star break, the Yankees and Rangers look like the class of the AL, but the NL is pretty topsy turvy. Could this be the year that we see the Pirates and Nationals both in the playoffs? Will the top of the AL continue to run roughshod? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but I know if I keep picking underdogs in our twitter baseball contest like I have been, I’ll be going to the pay window in the second half and that will put a smile on my face!
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CDT
Mon, 2 July 2012
10. Happy 4th of July to all the American members of the Doctor and Dude Nation! I recommend watching this video on a loop to get ready for the day.
9. And happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends. For you, I recommend watching the greatest event to ever happen on Canadian soil.
8. So the NFL is going to soften their black out policy. That's great news for fans in Cincinnati and Buffalo. I wouldn't want to have to pay to see those teams either.
7. Wednesday is the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest. What is more all American than a celebration of gluttony! Now if it was a beer drinking contest, I might have to throw my hat in the ring.
6. The Pirates took two out of three from the Cardinals this weekend to stay right in the hunt for the NL Central. Of course, at this time last year they were in the same spot and ended up dying at the end. I don't know if my heart can handle that again, so get it done Bucs! Also, make sure you're following our twitter this week (@doctoranddude) to see pictures from my trip to see the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
5. Maria Sharapova was the top seed at Wimbledon but got bounced from the tourney. I hope she knows that my offer to provide a shoulder to cry on is still good. Or a back rub. Or a front rub.
4. Spain stomped Italy to win Euro 2012. Next time I order a pizza, I'm going to have to throw in some taunting about Italy's shortcomings. I'm sure the Latin American gentleman who makes the pizza in the back will be deeply offended.
3. Dwight Howard is asking to get traded again. At this point, I think the Flint Tropics would be a good destination for him.
2. In case you needed another reason to be nervous about the coming robo-pocalypse, now robots are cheating at rock, paper, scissors. Is nothing sacred?
1. MLB announced the All Star rosters and it looks like quite an event. With each team having 50 guys on the roster, I hope we don't have to worry about running out of pitchers again!
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am CDT
Mon, 25 June 2012
10. Kevin Steen retained his ROH Title against Davey Richards. I suspect that Davey’s match on Friday (see #4) may have made the difference. It’s these kinds of little insights that can give you the edge when you’re betting pro wrestling like me!
9. Red Sox trade Kevin Youkillis to White Sox. With a potential big league bat at third, could this be the charge that the Sox needs? Some Red Sox faithful aren’t happy about losing Youkillis, but they’re going to be really unhappy when they see Brent Lillibridge!
8. 52 marathons in 52 weeks. As an occasional jogger, the idea of running 26.2 miles over the course of weeks wears me out, let alone once a week for a year. I hope her carb loading involves lots of beer like me.
7. UFC on Friday night featured one guy running away from another for the entire five rounds. I think that this sport has officially jumped the shark. They better watch out for pro wrestling, the real sport of true men!
6. A Chinese man tried to watch all of Euro 2012 and ended up dying after 11 straight days of no sleep and too much coffee and nicotine. I’ll have to bring this up to my mother to let her know how far from death I really was a child watching wrestling on the couch for hours and hours. I could have gone for days!
4. AAW put on a heck of a show on Friday night. The main event six man saw mayhem all over the building, especially right in front of us which was awesome, but Sami Callahan vs. Davey Richards really stole the show. This was one of the best matches I’ve seen live this year and that isn’t just the cheap beer talking!
3. The Pirates are five games over .500 and one out of first (and two better than Cleveland). I’m trying to stay calm, but it’s getting harder and harder. Now if we can just be in this spot in September, I’m officially going to lose it!
2. Italy sent England home from Euro 2012 on penalty kicks. My craving for pizza was truly a sign! Score one for science at the pay window.
1. The Heat win. Great. Now we have the Yankees of the NBA and David Stern wins in the end.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am CDT
Mon, 18 June 2012
10. The Yankees are rolling and the odds makers are getting on them, making them favorites with the Rangers to win it all after they sweep the Nationals to make it nine straight. Nine straight is good and all, but have the Nationals really come so far that it’s an accomplishment for the Yankees to sweep them? It’s not like they swept the Bucs!
9. Kirk Gibson also missed the birth of a couple of his kids. As he said, “It’s not like they did anything that somebody else hasn’t already done.”
8. LaDainian Tomlinson retires and fantasy football now officially feels old for me. Ah, the good times we had, LT. As long as Peyton is still throwing to Marvin Harrison, right?
7. Tiger managed to fall apart at the US Open this weekened. I think that he was really disappointed that he missed out on this tournament.
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr has been a big name NASCAR driver for an awfully long time. I bet it makes his sponsors feel a lot better when he wins a race every three or four years though.
5. Silly me, I thought that roughing up the ref was only acceptable in pro wrestling. Seeing blood on the tennis whites might make me actually interested. On second thought, nah.
4. Euro 2012 has certainly been exciting for the soccer watching world, but did you know it helped the host countries become better places too? You too can help the Ukraine with its alcoholic bear problem!
3. Red Sox/Cubs at Wrigley Field on a beautiful weekend. A few years ago, this ticket was going for many times face value. Now they’re both cellar dwellers and most people don’t care. Considering these two teams storied for not being storied histories, isn’t this really more like it should be?
2. The Heat took a 2-1 lead over the Thunder on Sunday night to make game four look like a must win for the Thunder. I wonder if David Stern will have to make a call down to the referee’s locker room to keep this thing fair (and seven games)?
1. The biggest story for me of this past week was the Pirates taking two out of three from the Indians. By taking the regular season series, they won me the tiebreaker in my best regular season record bet with my attorney. That whiskey is going to taste all the better if the Buccos can get to .500 for the season and break the streak. I’ve learned from Cubs fans that being long time losers doesn’t necessarily make you endearing, so I’m ready to win!
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am CDT
Wed, 13 June 2012
This week on the Doctor and Dude Show the Dude is all by his lonesome again and he's taking a look at a potpurri of topics. He starts with Heat and Thunder in the NBA Finals and then ventures from golf to football to baseball to Japanese soccer, with a number of digressions and semi-offensive jokes along the way.
Mon, 11 June 2012
10. The world is in the grip of Euro 2012 fever. America has been able to resist the siren’s call so far, but how long before we’re all entranced by a 1-1 tie. Bet the draw!
9. The Indians are keeping the AL Central close with the Sox and with Detroit lurking, but I think the pressure may be getting to them!
8. The Yankees completed their sweep of the Mets this weekend with a walk off home run on Sunday. But keep your heads up Mets, it’s not like God is rooting against you or anything. Or is he?
7. I made my first trip to the Off Track Betting for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. While I didn’t win anything (damn you Unstoppable U!), I did find a new place to quench my gambling jones legally. I better be careful though, because if I go there too much, I might end up having to clean out the stables for my dinner!
6. Throwing a no-hitter is a tall order for one pitcher, but for six it’s ridiculous. I bet that left handed specialist in the eighth was never so glad in his life to just face one man!
5. Don’t look now, but it’s June and my Buccos are tied for first place in the NL Central and getting a little national attention! I can almost taste the sweet, sweet success that a .500 season would be. A man can dream, can’t he?
4. This weekend I was doing a little reading online about one of the greatest professional wrestling and business rivalries ever and it got me wondering about why there isn’t a book about this? Instead we get more books about pouty vampires and kink for housewives. Why don’t they just read the letters to Penthouse like a young Dude did to learn all he needed to know about sex, kink or otherwise. That’s an education!
3. The Stanley Cup is still up for grabs as the Devils have held off elimination for another game. This begs the question, if a Cup falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
2. So Manny Pacquiao was robbed on Saturday night, I hear. Of course, if you listened to the show last week you knew to get on Bradley (even if my parley missed) since boxing is just about as rigged as wrestling or the NBA (see number 1). I hear that there may or may not be a rematch. Whoever put together this match obviously watched Rocky I and Rocky II before they wrote this out. I just hope that someone gets a robot maid/lover in part IV.
1. So after all of the gnashing of teeth, we finally get the Heat in the Finals to take on the Thunder. The media is now back in love with Lebron after he was able to finish off the Celtics, but the Finals are putting me in serious tin foil hat territory. So what if the Heat win and get coroneted as greatest team ever? How many people are going to want to tune in for the next half decade’s worth of “can anyone beat the Heat?” A much better story line? Can Lebron and Wade win the big one? Who will rise up to beat the Heat this year? Who is going to be America’s new darling by spoiling Lebron’s parade? The NBA wants to milk these finals for all they can and set up the story line for next season, so I’m taking the Thunder in seven.
Have a great week and tune into the Doctor and Dude Show on Wednesday night, when I’ll be presenting solo! Talk to you then.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am CDT
Mon, 4 June 2012
10. Saturday I got to watch a classic American League match up as the White Sox hosted the Mariners and both teams tried to use as many pitchers as humanly possible. Robin Ventura took it upon himself to make me appreciate Ozzie's bullpen management as he wasted his arms in the 6th and they lost in the 12th. Ugly, ugly stuff, but at least this series gave us this.
9. The Detroit Grand Prix was cancelled due to pot holes. What else can I even say?
8. I think Floyd Mayweather has this figured out. After three months in jail training, he should be ready to take on Manny Pacquiao. I suspect he may learn some techniques that aren't in the Marquis de Queensbury's rules.
7. Now that the Mets have a no hitter in their history, maybe they can finally become the big thing in Queens again and retake that crown from the Jerky Boys.
6. Despite losing an ugly one on Saturday, the White Sox are continuing to put space between them and the Indians. Combine that with the Pirates continuing to win and it's looking like my attorney may finally have to pay me for once in our bet!
5. Dragon Gate is coming back to Chicago in July! I'm going to go ahead and start getting worked up for that now. I suspect that I'll be handicapping that one in month or so!
4. The Celtics have fought their way back into the series with the Heat after an overtime thriller in game four that even saw Lebron foul out. If that happens again, don’t be surprised if David Stern comes down on the court and decides to officiate the rest of the series himself!
3. Tiger Woods finally won another golf tournament. She may not even know it yet, but I bet some Waffle House waitress is in for the time of her life in the next few days.
2. The Thunder have come thundering back against the Spurs. So much for streaking all the way to the finals. I suspect that the Spurs have some game left in them though, and probably a Werther's Original in their pocket.
1. The Kings keep rolling, taking the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals in New Jersey. Things are starting to look dire for the Devils, and not just because they live in New Jersey.
Have a great week, everyone!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am CDT
Wed, 30 May 2012
This week the Doc has taken off for the great white north and the Dude is all by his lonesome for an episode of the Dude Presents! He's running down the playoffs in the NBA and NHL, baseball, the NFL, and Miss America! Get it all this week on the Doctor and Dude Show.
Mon, 28 May 2012
10. Long time Doctor and Dude favorite, Chris Jericho got himself into a little hot water over the weekend. Note to self, don't desecrate another country's flag in front of its people. Sometimes they don't that that lightly!
9. NFL win totals are out now. It's almost time to start plugging the numbers into the Dude computer and coming up with predicted records. By that, I mean get a pin and some paper, a twelve pack, and start predicting Ravens losses.
8. If you had laid money on the Devils and Kings facing off in the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of months ago, you would have to buy me lots of beers because you'd be the richest person I know.
7. The Cubs traveled to Pittsburgh this weekend, which is great for me. I get to watch them on TV at the bar and antagonize the Cubs fans when they find ways to lose. Like a walk off hit by pitch on Saturday. Yeah, only the Cubs could manage that!
6. James Harrison is cool with Justin Beiber. If you have a problem with that, you can tell him. I'm going to just nod along and slowly back out of the room.
5. Dario Franchitti wins the Indy 500. Ten year old me is appalled that current me didn't bother watch any of this. I just wanted to see how Al Unser Jr. did.
4. The Celtics have a formadible task in taking on the Heat in the Eastern conference finals. However, with Iron Sheik on their side, you can't count them out! Make them humble!
3. Spurs beat the Thunder in game one in the best possible way for me. They take the lead in the series, which I like them in; go just under the total; and give up a meaningless three at the buzzer to not cover. I love it when a plan comes together!
2. Pirates sweep the Cubs. Sox sweep the Tribe. My attorney is getting nervous about our bet since I have the Pirates +6 games!
1. Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the holiday and remember the reason for it as you celebrate today. Thank you to all who have served!
Remember that the Dude is on his own this week, so please send in questions for the show!
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am CDT
Mon, 21 May 2012
10. The Rangers are up 2-1 on the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals for the Stanley Cup. The New York/New Jersey area must be buzzing while the Islanders silently weep into their pillows and write poems of heartbreak in their pink diaries every night.
9. Verlander one hit the Pirates on Friday night after they got a hit in the ninth to break up the no-no. As someone told me this weekend, they can’t even get no hit right. Remarkably though, they haven’t been no hit in over 40 years. At this point in Bucco history, that’s something to brag about, despite the fact that they flirt with it every two weeks or so.
8. The Celtics and 76ers are knotted up at 2 games each. I keep waiting for someone to remind the 76ers that they suck. Maybe someone needs to go a little Celtic Pride on Andre Iguodala.
7. As I suspected, the Heat aren’t going to go down without a fight. For a super team, they sure seem to be missing something, but when Lebron and Wade decide to play, they are nearly impossible to beat. This doesn’t help, but when you need more motivation, there is only one place to go.
6. The White Sox swept the Cubs at Wrigley. Are the Sox for real? Probably not, but the Cubs really do suck. Thank god someone will be there to fight it out with the Buccos for last place in September!
5. Now that Scott Van Slyke hit his first big league homer for the Dodgers, my throwback Andy Van Slyke Pirates jersey is going to confuse even more people at the ball park this summer.
4. I’ll Have Another has a shot at the Triple Crown, which hasn’t been claimed in 34 years. The racing triple crown is up there with the most prestigious triple crowns in sports, baseball, bridge, and most revered of all, the All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship.
3. The Kings finally lose one, but are still up 3-1 on the Coyotes. I fully expect riots one way or the other after the playoffs wrap up in LA. They care as much about hockey there as they do in Vancouver, don’t they?
2. The Spurs just keep performing. The Clippers have a bright future, but Tim Duncan and company shook their fists at the whippersnappers and told them to get off of their lawn in the second round.
1. Folks in West Virginia are awfully excited to head to the Big 12. I was told that WVU’s five year plan is to beat Oklahoma and Texas, win the Big 12, win the national title, and then move to the NFL. That’s what drinking moonshine will do to you!
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am CDT
Mon, 14 May 2012
With spring in the air, let’s jump right into this week’s edition of the Dude’s Top Ten!
10. The Clippers finish off the Grizzlies in game 7. The very idea of the Clippers making the playoffs and winning a series just seems wrong to me. This is the Clippers we’re talking about. Didn’t they disturb a mummy’s tomb or something that put the curse on them to always stink?
9. Will Florida State end up bolting the ACC for greener pastures in the Big 12 or SEC? It seems like only a matter of time to me. Until they have a playoff and a handful of super conferences sucking up all the college football money, these changes aren’t finished. And then you could get away from the stink that is Duke too. That never hurts.
8. Lebron is the MVP again. While he may win a dozen of these, it won’t matter without a ring. Even if he does win it all this year, the refrain will be “who did he beat?” with Rose out. That’s the problem when you want all the superstars on your team. It wouldn’t have been the same if Bird and Magic or Jordan and Isaiah had decided to be on the same team.
7. Sometimes it’s good to know that I’m not the only one wearing a tin foil hat. We all know the NBA is as rigged as pro wrestling!
6. Hats off to Kevin Steen for winning the Ring of Honor title Saturday night. A few years ago, this would have been a really big deal for me, but ROH has managed to lose a lot of my interest in the last few years. After the Briscoes, who am I supposed to care about again?
5. Josh Hamilton is just killing it and Bryce Harper is just killing himself. There’s a lesson to be learned here, Doctor and Dude Nation. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m for it and for anything that can the Great Mutamentioned (and a linked picture) on a major website is a win in my book!
4. The White Sox continue to stagger along like most people expected. When they stink, they don’t do it half way. I’m going to the Cell tonight, so I hope Sunday’s implosion got it out of their system for a day or two. At least the beer will be cold!
3. The Kings are keeping this hot streak going. It’s hard to pick against a team that is doing everything right, but the Coyotes may have something to say about that. At this point, someone has to cool off, but that is a hard thing to predict.
2. I’m going to stay on the Rangers until someone can finish them off. They’re like Steven Segal, hard to kill!
1. Kobe and the Lakers take on the Thunder. Another interesting matchup in the west. Can Kobe continue to lead the Lakers to victory or will they go ahead and fire everybody now and put them out of their mystery?
Have a great week everybody!
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am CDT
Tue, 8 May 2012
Dude's Note: This is a rough version of a new weekly feature that we'll be rolling out in the coming weeks. Every Monday morning, the Dude will highlight ten things that have caught his eye or are on his radar for the week. Since this is my world, topics may vary, but expect to hear lots about sports, betting, wrestling, shenanigans, and probably some good old fashioned bathroom humor. Nothing but the finest here at the Doctor and Dude Show! And now, the top ten...
10. The Bulls limp towards the finish line. This must be punishment for no one bringing me a brownie sundae when I was watching the game on Sunday.
9. Overtime playoff hockey shows why the Stanley Cup playoffs are among the best in sports. I may just grow a playoff beard forever, ZZ Top style.
8. John Cena beats Brock Lesner. Sometimes I think that pro wrestling is almost as fixed as boxing.
7. The Spurs show why they are champions. They’ll be rested and ready for the second round. Still old, but well rested. Watch out, whippersnappers, and stay off of my lawn!
6. Hey, it’s not like this hasn’t happened in your work place. Usually I blame it on Carl in accounting. That guy reeks.
5. The Ginger Hammer will not stop until people quit questioning his authority!
4. If I was a 23 year old millionaire athlete, I would be doing the exact same thing. I’m not, and I still do very similar things.
3. Big Ben graduates college. Now it’s your turn to watch your backs in the restroom, grad school ladies.
2. Does this make Phoenix a hockey town now?
1. In 2012, I can go see an Accept cover band with Iron Maiden and AC/DC cover bands opening up for them. God bless America!
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm CDT
Sun, 25 March 2012
Since betting on Wrestlemania has become a real thing in the last couple of years, the Doctor and Dude are expanding the betting to include the whole weekend! The odds for Dragon Gate and Ring of Honor are a creation of the Dude, but the Wrestlemania odds are the final odds listed by 5Dimes as of Sunday, March 25th. Listen to our Wrestlemania podcast special to get the guys picks on where to lay your money!
Ring of Honor
Lance Storm (+130) vs "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis (-120)
World TV Champion Jay Lethal (-130) defends against Kyle O'Reilly (+140)
"Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevin Steen (-130) vs El Generico (+150)
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (+120) vs The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) (-110)
ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe (-200) vs TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) (+250)
ROH World Champion Davey Richards (-150) defends against "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards (+120) and Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini (+120)
Stable Shootout Match - Street Fight
Main Event #1 - Open The United Gate Title Match
CIMA & Ricochet (-130) defend vs. Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann (+150)
Ring of Honor
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (+120) vs The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) (-110)
Kyle O'Reilly (-120) vs Adam Cole (+130)
"Technical Lightning" TJ Perkins (-130) vs Chikara's Fire Ant (+140)
ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal (-110) vs Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini (+120)
"Die Hard" Eddie Edwards (+120) vs "Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevin Steen (-110)
Current ROH World Champion Davey Richards (-150) vs "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin (+160)
The Briscoes (-140) defend against Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) (+130)
PAC Invitational Aerial Elimination Match
Open The Freedom Gate Title Match
Johnny Gargano (C) (+120) vs. Masato Yoshino (-110)
The Dragon Gate Six Man Tag Team Match Tradition Continues!!!
CIMA, Ricochet & Masaaki Mochizki (-110)
Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly (-195) vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres (+210)
Team Teddy (+170) (Santino Marella (captain), R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, TBA) vs. Team Johnny (-230) (David Otunga(captain), Mark Henry, Christian, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and TBA)
Randy Orton (-515) vs. Kane (+345)
Cody Rhodes (c) (-125) vs. Big Show (-115)
Daniel Bryan (c) (+180) vs. Sheamus (-260)
CM Punk (c) (+110) vs. Chris Jericho (-150)
Triple H (+500) vs. The Undertaker (-900)
The Rock (+220) vs. John Cena (-300)
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT
Thu, 22 March 2012
Time to get back to my winning ways!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT
Sat, 17 March 2012
After a crazy Friday of games, I'm over .500 for the tourney (16-15-1) and feeling good. Here are my picks for Sunday's 2nd round NCAA tourney action:
Creighton at North Carolina -8.5
Lehigh at Xavier -3.5
NC State at Georgetown -4.5
St. Louis at Michigan St -6
Cincinnati at Florida St -2.5
Ohio at South Florida -3
Norfolk St at Florida -14.5
Purdue at Kansas -8
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm CDT
Fri, 16 March 2012
Whether it's for good or ill, I like these picks!
Kansas State at Syracuse -5
Gonzaga at Ohio St. -7
Murray St at Marquette -4.5
Iowa St at Kentucky -10.5
Vanderbilt at Wisconsin +1
Colorado at Baylor -7.5
New Mexico at Louisville -2
VCU at Indiana -6
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am CDT
Wed, 14 March 2012
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CDT
Wed, 15 February 2012
The Dude is going it alone this week with some help from the old mailbag! Topics include the NBA, NCAA basketball, baseball, politics, and Nascar. It's a whole heaping helping of the Dude for you so check it out now.
Mon, 2 January 2012
The Dude Presents this week with a heavy heart as this is the last Dude Presents for a while. He breaks down the end of the season for every NFL team and takes a quick look at the great bowl action. Download this show now and savor the Dude presenting!
Wed, 28 December 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm CDT
Mon, 26 December 2011
The Dude is presenting this week and he's all worked up with the holiday and NFL spirit! He talks winners (Steelers, Detroit, Green Bay) and losers (Tebows, Bears, and Texans). He's breaking down the last week of the season with the teams playing for playoff position or for pride. Download this show now and feel the holiday spirit!
Wed, 21 December 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT
Mon, 19 December 2011
The Dude has Steeler fever as he tears through this weeks show so he can start drinking Iron City beers quicker! He talks the Tebows and Pack losing, the Colts and Chiefs winning, and all the NFL action on the slate. Download it now for all the Dude Presents goodness!
Wed, 14 December 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm CDT
Mon, 12 December 2011
The Dude Presents is back to take a look at the last week of action and the early lines. He's talking hate for Tebow and Brady, the Doctor and Dude's college basketball contest, and all the week's NFL early lines. Download it now and get ready for all this week's action!
Wed, 7 December 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT
Mon, 5 December 2011
The Dude is presenting his take on the early lines, last week's action, why taking hostages is bad, and how 4 Loko is bad for your health. Wisdom this week on the Dude Presents!
Wed, 30 November 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm CDT
Mon, 28 November 2011
The Dude is presenting with a heavy heart this week as college football wraps up, but there is still lots of great action to check out. He talks his Steelers inability to cover, his irrational hatred of Tim Tebow, and all the great action coming up this week. Get it now and get your week off to a great start!