With another NFL season ready to begin, the boys return for their annual NFL special. The Doctor and Dude go through the entire NFL looking for profitable season win totals. Plus, the Dude makes his playoff predictions!

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Spring is here and the boys have baseball fever! The Doctor and Dude break down every division in baseball and make some predictions about which teams will contend and which will disappoint. Plus, the Dude delves into the underground world of gambling on video games!

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With the year's biggest gambling event on the horizon, the boys couldn't resist breaking down the 2016 bracket.  From the top seeds to the hopeful Cinderella teams, the Doctor and Dude break down every matchup in the field.  Plus, Wrestlemania is coming soon, and the Dude has some thoughts about the premier event in the wrestling calendar!

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It's another special edition of the Doctor and Dude show! With the football postseason upon us, the boys talk about the upcoming NFL playoffs, break down the Super Bowl odds on every contender, and even spare a little time to make predictions for the college championship. If you like football, don't miss this episode!

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Category:2015 -- posted at: 3:09am CST

The boys had so much fun recording their NFL special that they decided to do a college football special for 2015 as well.  Download now and find out which season total bets they like throughout the NCAA, and hear their way-too-early picks for the playoff.

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The Doctor and Dude are back for an NFL special. They break down the predicted total for every team and examine which teams might have surprising seasons.

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The boys can never resist discussing one of the biggest gambling events of the year. Break out your bracket because the Doctor and the Dude are examining every matchup available to help you win your office pool. Can anyone stop Kentucky? Will the Dude have anything good to say about Duke? And can the boys resist wagering on six figure underdogs? All will be revealed in the latest episode!

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Category:2015 -- posted at: 4:05am CST

The boys are back after another long hiatus, but they hit the ground running! Is something rotten in the NFL? Who will win the Super Bowl? And which crazy prop bets offer the best value? These questions and more will be discussed (though not necessarily answered) on the show!

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Category:2015 -- posted at: 7:25pm CST

The boys are back for their annual NFL preview!  The Doctor and Dude take a stroll through the world of NFL Win Totals and identify some of their favorite bets going into the 2014 season.  You may not be surprised that the Dude likes the Steelers, but you WILL be surprised by some of his other bold predictions!

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Category:2014 -- posted at: 2:58am CST

The boys are visiting the happiest place in the world: Las Vegas!  After days of betting NBA and MLB action, they've been inspired to talk football futures for the NFL and NCAA.  Plus, the Dude takes things north of the border with some discussion of the CFL!

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Category:2014 -- posted at: 6:52pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

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...

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am CST

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!

The Dude

Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

The Dude is running fast and dirty this week with a quick breakdown of NFL week 15 and promises of bowl specials to come!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm CST

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?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

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?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am CST

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!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CST

The Dude Presents...AAC and ACC Football Preview

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?!?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm CST

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!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am CST

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

Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

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:

Saturday:

Midwest Region:
No. 3 Michigan State -6 vs. No. 6 Memphis
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 8 Colorado State +11
No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 12 Oregon +4

South Region:
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 5 VCU +4

West Region:
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 14 Harvard +10.5
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Wichita State +7

East Region:
No. 3 Marquette -1.5 vs. No. 6 Butler
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 12 California +7

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. 11 Minnesota +8.5  vs. No. 3 Florida

No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast +7.5 vs. No. 7 San Diego State 

No. 13 La Salle +3  vs. No. 12 Ole Miss

No. 7 Illinois +6.5 vs. No. 2 Miami (FL)

No. 7 Creighton +5 vs. No. 2 Duke

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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

Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am CST

Technical difficulties for the Dude force the Doctor to fly solo as he discusses the first round of the NCAA Tournament and some potential prop bets. Plus, the Doc ends with a sad announcement about his future with the show.

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 12:38am CST

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:

Tuesday

North Carolina A&T -3 vs Liberty

Middle Tennessee St +3 vs St Mary's

Wednesday

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!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am CST

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:

http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=26917

Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am CST

As America prepares for the annual tradition of filling out brackets and office pools, the boys try to read the tea leaves and determine which teams will surprise in 2013.

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

March is here and the Dude is giving in to the Madness!  He and the Doc talk early conference tournament action, discuss some potential winners for the big tournament, and even find a little time for combat sports!

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 1:01am CST

The NFL season is over, but the Doctor and Dude's love of football never ends.  The boys break down some recent news stories (spoiler: the Dude is still not a fan of Tom Brady) and predict whether a few bubble teams will make the Tournament or not.  Plus, gambling on the Pope!

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

Awards season is here and we aren't talking sports! In this episode, the boys predict who will be recognized by Hollywood as the best (and WORST) of their profession!

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

The Doctor and Dude are kicking it live in Northern California and that can only mean one thing - BONUS EPISODE! And with March Madness just a couple short weeks away, the boys can't resist a chance to look at some potential tournament teams (courtesy of Andy Glockner's excellent Bubble Watch feature on sportsillustrated.cnn.com) and assess their chances.

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 4:02pm CST

The sport of football (non-U.S. flavor) suffered a major black eye with the recent revelation that widespread match fixing had affected hundreds of games on multiple continents.  The boys take a little time out of their regular schedule of wacky fun to discuss what this means for the future of soccer, sports betting in the United States, and whether a similar scandal could ever hit American sports. Plus, under the radar basketball teams that could make an impact in the NCAA Tournament.

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

The Super Bowl is over and we have a new champion, but it isn't the one that the boys were expecting.  They break down the game, talk about how a few of the props turned out, and project what might happen with both teams next season.  Plus, what's going on in the world of ACC Basketball?

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

The Super Bowl is here, and with it come all kinds of crazy prop bets for your betting enjoyment.  How many touchdown passes will Joe Flacco throw? What will be the first turnover of the game?  What color of Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach?  The boys answer all these questions (and even give predictions about which team will win the game) in this week's show.

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Category:2013 -- posted at: 12:40am CST

One of the world's biggest sporting events is only two weeks away, and the Doctor and Dude have it covered from every angle. The boys take a look at some of the early line movement for the Super Bowl, reflect on the championship games from last weekend, and even peruse the odds for MVP candidates. Plus, bloodsports with the Dude!

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_1_23_13.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

Only four teams remain, so the boys have plenty of time to break down the conference championship games in the NFL from every angle. Plus, the Dude dusts off his German to examine some upcoming soccer lines.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_1_16_13.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

After all they hype, Alabama won the BCS Championship in a rout over the hapless Irish.  The Dude takes some time to gloat about Notre Dame's big loss, then the boys try to pick some winners in the NFL playoffs.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_1_9_13.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

2013 is here, and with it came a slew of pink slips for NFL head coaches.  The boys discuss recent firings in the NFL and point spreads for the divisional round.  Plus, who will take home the BCS national championship?

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_1_2_13.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

With 2012 coming to a close, the Doctor and Dude look back on the most surprising football teams of the year - for good AND for ill.  Plus, the boys disagree about a critical NFC North showdown and make more bowl picks to ring in the New Year.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_12_26_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 4:10pm CST

The boys haven't talked about the already overexposed Jets much this season, but with their latest meltdown wrecking any chance at the playoffs, the Doctor and Dude discuss where New York can go from here.  Plus, the Dude responds to a little Steelers/Bengals trash talk fresh from the mailbag!

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_12_19_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Atlanta -4 at Detroit

50.5

Atlanta

Tennessee at Green Bay -13

46

Green Bay

Oakland at Carolina -8.5

46

Carolina

Buffalo at Miami -4.5

41.5

Miami

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh -4

43

Pittsburgh

New England -14.5 at Jacksonville

48.5

New England

Indianapolis -6.5 at Kansas City

42

Indianapolis

New Orleans at Dallas -3

51.5

Dallas

Washington -5.5 at Philadelphia

44.5

Washington

St. Louis at Tampa Bay -3

43.5

St Louis

NY Giants -2 at Baltimore

47.5

NY Giants

Minnesota at Houston -7.5

43.5

Minnesota

Cleveland at Denver -13.5

44.5

Denver

Chicago -5.5 at Arizona

36.5

Chicago

San Francisco -1 at Seattle

39

Seattle

San Diego at NY Jets -2.5

40.5

NY Jets

Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

With a mere three weeks of NFL action to go, the boys discuss which teams will punch their playoff tickets the rest of the way.  Plus the Dude give strategies for betting on bowls and mocks the NFL commisioner's rough weekend.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_12_12_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Cincinnati -3 at Philly

46

Cincinnati

NY Giants at Atlanta -1.5

51

Atlanta

Green Bay -3 at Chicago

42

Green Bay

Washington at Cleveland -7

37.5

Washington

Minnesota at St. Louis -3

38

Minnesota

Jacksonville at Miami -7

37

Miami

Tampa Bay at New Orleans -3.5

54

Tampa Bay

Denver -2.5 at Baltimore

48

Baltimore

Indianapolis at Houston -7.5

47.5

Houston

Seattle -5 at Buffalo

42.5

Seattle

Detroit -6 at Arizona

43.5

Detroit

Carolina at San Diego -3

45.5

Carolina

Pittsburgh -1.5 at Dallas

44

Pittsburgh

Kansas City at Oakland -3

42.5

Oakland

San Francisco at New England -6

48

San Francisco

NY Jets at Tennessee -1

42

Tennessee

Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

There's a lot of consensus on who will win the Heisman Race (hint: his last name is Football), but that won't stop the boys from gambling on it.  Plus, the Dude tries to get rich making predictions about English royalty.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_12_5_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Match Up

O/U

Dude

Denver -10 at Oakland

48

Oakland

Baltimore at Washington -2.5

47

Baltimore

Kansas City at Cleveland -5.5

37.5

Kansas City

San Diego at Pittsburgh OFF

OFF

Pittsburgh!

Tennessee at Indianapolis -5.5

48

Indianapolis

NY Jets -2.5 at Jacksonville

38.5

Jacksonville

Chicago -3 at Minnesota

39.5

Chicago

Atlanta -3.5 at Carolina

47

Atlanta

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay -7

47

Philadelphia

St. Louis at Buffalo -3

42

St. Louis

Dallas at Cincinnati -3

45.5

Cincinnati

Miami at San Francisco -10

39

Miami

New Orleans at NY Giants -5

53

NY Giants

Arizona at Seattle -10.5

Detroit at Green Bay -6.5

Houston at New England -3.5

34.5

51.5

51.5

Arizona

Green Bay

New England

Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

Match Up

O/U

Dude

New Orleans at Atlanta (-3.5)

56

New Orleans

Seattle at Chicago (-4.5)

37.5

Chicago

Minnesota at Green Bay (-9)

46.5

Green Bay

San Francisco (-7) at St. Louis

40

St Louis

Arizona at NY Jets (-4.5)

36.5

Arizona

Carolina (-3) at Kansas City

40.5

Carolina

Indianapolis at Detroit (-4.5)

51

Detroit

Jacksonville at Buffalo (-6)

45

Jacksonville

New England (-7.5) at Miami

51

New England

Houston (-5.5) at Tennessee

47

Houston

Tampa Bay at Denver (-7)

50.5

Denver

Pittsburgh at Baltimore OFF

OFF

Pittsburgh, of course

Cleveland at Oakland (-1.5)

45

Oakland

Cincinnati (-1.5) at San Diego

Philadelphia at Dallas (-9)

NY Giants (-2.5) at Washington

46.5

43

51

Cincinnati

Dallas

Washington

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

In the last week of college football's regular season, the boys talk Big 10, SEC, and even MAC football. Plus, who will earn the final wild card berth in the NFC?

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_11_28_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everyone in the Doctor and Dude Nation that makes this show possible.  It's also time to eat lots of food and gamble on sports!  The boys examine upcoming lines for football, basketball, and the sweet science of boxing.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_11_21_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:59pm CST

Quarterback injuries ran rampant through the NFL in week 10.  While the Dude hopes for a quick recovery for Big Ben, the boys look at the future prospects of several teams.  Plus, the Dude reaches out to fans in northern Europe with some gambling advice for Swedish hockey!

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_11_14_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Match Up

O/U

Dude

Miami at Buffalo -1.5

45.5

Buffalo

Philadelphia at Washington -3.5

44

Philadelphia

Green Bay -3.5 at Detroit

51.5

Detroit

Arizona at Atlanta -10

44

Atlanta

Tampa Bay -1.5 at Carolina

48.5

Tampa Bay

Cleveland at Dallas -7.5

43.5

Dallas

NY Jets at St. Louis -3

38.5

St Louis

Indianapolis at New England -9

53.5

New England

Jacksonville at Houston -15.5

40.5

Houston

Cincinnati -3.5 at Kansas City

43.5

Cincinnati

New Orleans -4.5 at Oakland

54.5

New Orleans

San Diego at Denver -7.5

48.5

San Diego

Baltimore -3 at Pittsburgh

41

Pittsburgh

Chicago at San Francisco -5

39

Chicago

Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm CST

Match Up

O/U

Dude

Indianapolis -3 at Jacksonville

42.5

Indianapolis

Buffalo at New England -11

51

New England

NY Giants -4 at Cincinnati

48.5

Giants

San Diego at Tampa Bay -3

47.5

Tampa Bay

Denver -3.5 at Carolina

47.5

Denver

Tennessee at Miami -6

44

Tennessee

Oakland at Baltimore -7.5

46

Baltimore

Atlanta -2.5 at New Orleans

53.5

New Orleans

Detroit -2 at Minnesota

47

Minnesota

NY Jets at Seattle -6.5

38.5

Seattle

Dallas -1 at Philadelphia

44.5

Philadelphia

St Louis at San Francisco -11.5

38.5

St Louis

Houston at Chicago -1

41.5

Houston

Kansas City at Pittsburgh -12.5

42.5

Pittsburgh

Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am CST

With an ugly matchup looming between the Cowboys and Eagles this week, the boys discuss the future of several NFL coaches.  Have the players quit on the season?  Also, the Doc turns heel in college football while the Dude dreams of gambling on U.S. Presidency futures!

Direct download: D_and_D_11_7_12.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 9:17pm CST

With the Doc finally back from his international travels, the boys are reunited to talk gambling on the NFL, college football, and even the start of the NBA season. Plus, a big congratulations to the San Francisco Giants!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_31.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:30pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Kansas City at San Diego -8

42.5

Kansas City

Denver -3.5 at Cincinnati

47.5

Denver

Arizona at Green Bay -11

44

Green Bay

Miami -2.5 at Indianapolis

43

Indianapolis

Baltimore -3.5 at Cleveland

42.5

Baltimore

Buffalo at Houston -10

47.5

Houston

Carolina at Washington -3

46.5

Washington

Detroit -3.5 at Jacksonville

44

Detroit

Chicago -3.5 at Tennessee

43.5

Tennessee

Minnesota at Seattle -5

39.5

Seattle

Tampa Bay at Oakland -1.5

46

Oakland

Pittsburgh at NY Giants -3

47.5

Pittsburgh

Dallas at Atlanta -4

47.5

Dallas

Philadelphia at New Orleans -3.5

52.5

New Orleans

Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm CST

The Doctor and the Dude Show - A Dude, Alone in the World

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines for 10/15/12

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Recovering from Vegas

After a hard weekend of debauchery in Las Vegas, the boys are dragging a bit heading into the show. Fortunately they have plenty left in the tank to discuss football, the MLB playoffs, and Swedish hockey!

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_10.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Pittsburgh -6 at Tennessee

43

Pittsburgh

Cincinnati -1 at Cleveland

44

Cincinnati

Indianapolis at NY Jets -3

42.5

Indianapolis

Kansas City at Tampa Bay -4

40

Kansas City

Oakland at Atlanta -9

48.5

Oakland

Dallas at Baltimore -3.5

44.5 (o)

Baltimore

Detroit at Philadelphia -3.5

47.5

Detroit

St. Louis at Miami -3.5

37.5

Miami

New England -3.5 at Seattle

44.5

Seattle

Buffalo at Arizona -4.5

43

Arizona

Minnesota at Washington -1.5

Off

Washington

NY Giants at San Francisco -6.5

45

San Francisco

Green Bay at Houston -3.5

48

Houston

Denver at San Diego -1.5

49.5

Denver

Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Vegas Special

The boys celebrate their annual pilgrimage to Vegas by inducting friend of the show Joe C into the Doctor and Dude Hall of Fame.

Direct download: joeHOFepisode.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:17am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Las Vegas Bound!

On the eve of the annual Doctor and Dude pilgrimage to Las Vegas, the boys talk NFL and NCAA football, baseball playoffs, and even a little German soccer.  Will they go to the pay window this weekend?  Stay tuned! 

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_3.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

Game

O/U

Dude

Arizona -1.5 at St. Louis

38.5

St. Louis

Atlanta -3 at Washington

50.5

Atlanta

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh -3.5

44

Pittsburgh

Green Bay -7 at Indianapolis

48

Green Bay

Cleveland at NY Giants -9.5

44

Giants

Tennessee at Minnesota -5.5

44

Minnesota

Miami at Cincinnati -4

45

Cincinnati

Baltimore -5 at Kansas City

46.5

Baltimore

Seattle at Carolina -3

43.5

Carolina

Chicago -5.5 at Jacksonville

40

Chicago

Denver at New England -7

51.5

New England

Buffalo at San Francisco -9.5

44.5

San Francisco

San Diego at New Orleans -3.5

54

New Orleans

Houston -7.5 at NY Jets

41

Houston

Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines for 10/1/12

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm CST

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

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!

Game

O/U

Doc

Dude

Dallas at NY Giants (-4)

45

Under!

Giants

Indianapolis at Chicago (-9.5)

43

Indianapolis

Chicago

Philly (-8) at Cleveland

41.5

Philly

Philly

Buffalo at NY Jets (-3)

40.5

Buffalo

Buffalo

Washington at N. Orleans (-9)

50

Washington

Washington

New England (-6) at Tenn.

47

New England

New England

Jacksonville at Minnesota (-4)

38

Minnesota

Minnesota

Miami at Houston (-12)  

43

Houston

Houston

St. Louis at Detroit (-8.5)

47

St. Louis

Detroit

Atlanta (-3) at Kansas City

42

Atlanta

Kansas City

San Fran at Green Bay (-5)

45

Green Bay

San Francisco

Carolina (-2.5) at Tampa Bay

47

Tampa Bay

Carolina

Seattle (-2.5) at Arizona

40.5

Seattle

Seattle

Pittsburgh at Denver (-1)

44.5

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh (over)

Cincinnati at Baltimore (-6)

40.5

Baltimore

Baltimore

San Diego (-1) at Oakland

47.5

San Diego

Oakland

Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week One

The NFL season has begun, and the Doctor and Dude cover it top to bottom with their favorite bets against the spread, points totals, survivor picks, and more. Plus there's plenty of time left to cover college football, and the Dude covers one of his favorite topics: combat sports!

Direct download: DoctorandDude9_5.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - College Football is Back!

Actual games. Actual lines. Football is finally here and the boys couldn't be more happy about it. In this episode, they cover Alabama v. Michingan, Clemson v. Auburn, and many more games from the week 1 slate.

Direct download: DoctorandDude8_29.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:04pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Preview Special

The NFL is finally back, and the Doctor and Dude provide an exhaustive preview to meet your gambling needs as the season approaches. The boys cover every win totals for every team, and the Dude gives his picks for which teams will make the playoffs.

Direct download: DoctorandDudeNFLspecial.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:53pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Big East Football Preview

Our final week of college football previews features the Big East, as well as several notable teams from non-BCS conferences. Also, the Doctor is dubious of rookie QBs in the NFL while the Dude breaks down a new season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

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!  

Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Big 10 Football Preview

Football is so close, the boys can practically taste it. This week the Doctor and Dude break down the Big 10 conference, discuss the predictive value of the preseason, and even get a dose of football from our neighbor to the North!

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

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.

6.  Remind me to never pass out a Phillie’s game. 

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!  

4.  Tiger doesn't win and this sums it all up.  

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Big 12 Football Preview

The 2012 college football preview rolls on with a look at the Big 12. Will Oklahoma contend for the title? Will Texas get back to their dominant form? And how will the newcomers West Virginia and TCU do? The boys explore these questions and more this week.

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:09pm CST

Dude's Top Ten for August 6th

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - SEC football preview

The Doctor and Dude welcome special guest SEC Rachel to break down - what else? - the SEC football futures. Also, the boys dig into the mailbag and forecast the coming season for the San Francisco 49ers. Not surprisingly, they disagree about how the Niners will fare in 2012.

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:31pm CST

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 CST

The college football preview continues with the Pac12. Is it a two team race or will another team rise to challenge Oregon and USC? Plus, the Dude celebrates the opening of the Olympic Games the only way he knows how: crazy prop bets!

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:13pm CST

The Dude's Top Ten for July 23, 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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - ACC Football Preview

With football only a couple short months away, the boys start their college football preview with the ACC. Is Florida State a title contender? Can Virginia Tech get to double digit wins? How much does the Dude hate Duke? All these questions and more will be covered this week.

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Baseball Divisional Futures

With the All Star break come and gone, the boys break down MLB second half divisional futures and try to sort through NBA trade rumors. Plus, the Dude prognosticates about Justin Bieber's future love life.

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:13pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Midseason Baseball with Buckeye Bryan

On America's birthday, baseball guru Buckeye Bryan joins the boys to discuss his preseason totals picks and prognosticate about the second half.  Plus, the Dude discusses his patriotic spirit and gives a shout out to our neighbor's to the north in honor of Canada Day!

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 2:24pm CST

The Dude's Top Ten for July 2, 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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - AL Central Baseball Edition

With the White Sox making a big move to shore up their offense, the boys take the opportunity to break down potential second half action in the AL Central. Plus, a college football sneak peek, Tour de France, and betting on hot dog consumption...delicious!

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:01pm CST

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!

5.  The Mets new mascot is Little Jerry Seinfeld.  Of course he is, because this is the Mets we’re talking about.

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Euro Cup Edition

With the NBA playoffs winding down, the boys turn their attention to new gambling opportunities across the pond in the Euro Cup. Plus a pair of Red hot baseball teams in "buying and selling" and Dude's Lines takes a look at upcoming AAW Pro Wrestling!

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Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

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 CST

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.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NBA Conference Finals

As the Kings continue to dominate the Stanley Cup playoffs, the boys take some time to congratulate them on their amazing run. Also on the agenda is plenty of discussion about the NBA Conference Finals - are we looking at a Celtics/Thunder Finals? Plus the Dude takes a look at two beloved sports of yesteryear: horse racing and boxing!

Direct download: DoctorandDude6_6.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

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 CST

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.

Direct download: D_and_D_5_30_F.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm CST

Dude's Top Ten:  Memorial Day Edition!

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - LA Basketball Season in Review

With the NBA season finished for the Lakers and Clippers, the boys take at look at what the future holds for both teams.  Plus a preview of the San Antonio/Oklahoma City matchup.

Direct download: DoctorandDude5_23.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 1:37am CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Miami Heat Drama

There's a lot of drama surrounding the Miami/Indiana series, and the boys are covering it from every angle. Who does the Dude like in Game 3? The answer may surprise you. Plus, the Doc talks about his Boston trip and the Dude discusses the finer points of gambling on the business world.

Direct download: DoctorandDude5_16.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Hail the LA Kings Edition!

Plenty of surprises in the sports world to dissect this week, including the Bulls' lethargic performance against Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Kings becoming the new powerhouse of the NHL.  Plus, the boys check in on the Dude's season long baseball wager with his attorney...how have the Pirates and Indians looked so far?

Direct download: DoctorandDude5_9.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

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 CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Rose Injury and Chicago Bulls Fallout

The Bulls are down a point guard and Chicago's title hopes suddenly look bleak.  This week the Dude gives a report after watching them live (while not busy drinking in his luxury box) and breaks down the rest of the NBA playoff picture.  Plus, grown men fighting and grown horses racing...what a time of year!

Direct download: DoctorandDude5_2.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:36pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Buying and Selling Los Angeles Baseball

Lots of talk about the LA this week, as the boys give some deserved respect to the Kings, look at the playoff chances for the Lakers, and decide whether they're buying or selling on a pair of LA baseball teams.  Plus, the Dude teaches us all how to gamble on the NFL Draft!

Direct download: DoctorandDude4_25.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:06pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NHL First Round Update

As the NHL playoffs continue, the boys check in on their series wagers, the Dude acknowledges some Penguins-related taunts from the D&D nation, and there have been some big shifts in the Stanley Cup futures market.  Plus, some first hand baseball scouting from the Dude: is he buying or selling on the White Sox and Orioles?

Direct download: DoctorandDude4_18.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NHL First Round

The NHL always delivers in the postseason, and so do the Doctor and Dude!  They predict the outcome of each series, hit on some of the Dude's favorite NHL playoff prop bets, and cover a host of other sports as well.  Plus, Ozzie Guillen loves Castro...what???

Direct download: DoctorandDude4_11.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:27pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Wrestlemania Wrapup

The Dude recaps his journey to Miami for Wrestlemania, Ring of Honor, and Dragon's Gate action and the boys give some deserved credit to the winners of the "Fans of the Doctor and Dude Show" basketball pool.  And don't worry, they found time for some picks too!

Direct download: DoctorandDude4_4.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:18pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Final Four College Basketball

It's down to the Final Four teams left standing in March Madness.  Who will cut down the nets in New Orleans?  The Doctor and Dude make their predictions.  Plus the Doc interviews Buckeye Bryan about his National League MLB predictions and the Dude talks more wrestling on the eve of his big Wrestlemania trip!

Direct download: DoctorandDude3_28.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:50pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Wrestlemania Special 2012

Betting on professional wrestling? Yes it's a real thing, and the Doctor and Dude have you covered for all the action at Wrestlemania XXVIII. Plus, in a nod to his love of the Independent Circuit, the Dude makes up lines for Ring of Honor and Dragon's Gate events scheduled for the same weekend.  Wrestling and gambling...together at last!

Direct download: wrestlemaniaspecial2012.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

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!

Friday:

Ring of Honor

The ICON vs The PRODIGY

Lance Storm (+130) vs "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis (-120)

ROH World TV Championship Match

World TV Champion Jay Lethal (-130) defends against Kyle O'Reilly (+140)

LA REVANCHA!!

"Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevin Steen (-130) vs El Generico (+150)

Dual Duel Night #1

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (+120) vs The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) (-110)

Proving Ground Match

ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe (-200) vs TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) (+250)

ROH World Championship Triple Threat Match

ROH World Champion Davey Richards (-150) defends against "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards (+120) and Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini (+120)

Dragon Gate

Stable Shootout Match - Street Fight
Sabu & Jon Davis (+130) vs. Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez (DUF) (-120)

Stable Shootout Match - Fox Picks Callihan's Opponent
Sami Callihan (-110) vs. BxB Hulk (-110)

Stable Shootout Match - Callihan Picks Fox's Opponent
AR Fox (+120) vs. Uhaa Nation (-110)

Main Event #1 - Open The United Gate Title Match

CIMA & Ricochet (-130) defend vs. Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann (+150)

Main Event #2
PAC (+120) vs. Low Ki (-110)

Main Event #3
Masaaki Mochizuki (-120) vs. Akira Tozawa (+130)

Saturday:

Ring of Honor

Dual Duel Night #2

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (+120) vs The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) (-110)

Former Partners Collide

Kyle O'Reilly (-120) vs Adam Cole (+130)

Special Attraction : Chikara vs Ring of Honor

"Technical Lightning" TJ Perkins (-130) vs Chikara's Fire Ant (+140)

Blind Destiny - One of these matches will be for the ROH World Championship

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)

ROH World Tag Team Championship Match

The Briscoes (-140) defend against Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) (+130)

Dragon Gate

PAC Invitational Aerial Elimination Match
PAC (-140) vs. Rich Swann (+110) vs. Lince Dorado (+150) vs. Mystery Luchador! (+200)

No Rules Fight
Sami Callihan (-120) vs. Sabu (+130)

Grudge Match
AR Fox (-110) vs. Arik Cannon (+110)

Special Challenge Match
Jon Davis (-140) vs. Bobby Fish (+130)

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)
vs.
Low Ki, Akira Tozawa, & BxB Hulk (+110)

Wrestlemania!

Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly (-195) vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres (+210)

Team Teddy (+170) (Santino Marella (captain), R-TruthKofi KingstonZack RyderThe Great Khali, TBA) vs. Team Johnny (-230) (David Otunga(captain), Mark HenryChristianJack SwaggerDolph 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 CST

Time to get back to my winning ways!

 

Wisconsin Badgers at Syracuse Orange -3.5

Louisville Cardinals at Michigan State Spartans -5

Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio State Buckeyes -7.5

Florida Gators at Marquette Golden Eagles -2

Xavier Musketeers at Baylor Bears -6



Ohio Bobcats at North Carolina Tar Heels -10.5

 

Indiana Hoosiers at Kentucky Wildcats -9

North Carolina State Wolfpack at Kansas Jayhawks -8.5

Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Sweet Sixteen Edition

The NFL has gone crazy, and now the Doctor and Dude are here to put things back in perspective. How will Denver do with Peyton? What's the plan in New York? And is Seattle a playoff team? Plus, sweet sixteen basketball action takes center stage!

Direct download: DoctorandDude3_21.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

Dude's Sunday Picks

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 CST

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 CST

EAST

NO. 1 Syracuse -20.5
NO. 16 UNC-Asheville

NO. 8 Kansas State -5
NO. 9 Southern Miss

NO. 5 Vanderbilt -5
NO. 12 Harvard

NO. 4 Wisconsin -9
NO. 13 Montana

NO. 6 Cincinnati -2
NO. 11 Texas

NO. 3 Florida State -6.5

NO. 14 St. Bonaventure

NO. 7 Gonzaga -1
NO. 10 West Virginia

NO. 2 Ohio State -17.5
NO. 15 Loyola (MD)

WEST

NO. 1 Michigan State -20
NO. 16 LIU Brooklyn

NO. 8 Memphis -3.5
NO. 9 Saint Louis

NO. 5 New Mexico -4
NO. 12 Long Beach State

NO. 4 Louisville -7.5
NO. 13 Davidson

NO. 6 Murray State -4
NO. 11 Colorado State

NO. 3 Marquette -6
NO. 14 BYU

NO. 7 Florida -3.5
NO. 10 Virginia

NO. 2 Missouri -21.5
NO. 15 Norfolk State

SOUTH

NO. 1 Kentucky -25
NO. 16 Western Kentucky

NO. 8 Iowa State
NO. 9 Connecticut -1.5

NO. 5 Wichita State -6.5
NO. 12 VCU

NO. 4 Indiana -6
NO. 13 New Mexico State

NO. 6 UNLV -5.5
NO. 11 Colorado

NO. 3 Baylor -7.5
NO. 14 South Dakota State

NO. 7 Notre Dame -2.5
NO. 10 Xavier

NO. 2 Duke -12.5
NO. 15 Lehigh

MIDWEST

NO. 1 North Carolina (Giving 20 or so)
NO. 16 Vermont

NO. 8 Creighton +1.5
NO. 9 Alabama

NO. 5 Temple
NO. 12 South Florida (assuming getting a couple)

NO. 4 Michigan -6
NO. 13 Ohio

NO. 6 San Diego State -2
NO. 11 NC State

NO. 3 Georgetown -4
NO. 14 Belmont

NO. 7 Saint Mary’s -1.5
NO. 10 Purdue

NO. 2 Kansas -14
NO. 15 Detroit

Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Betting on First Round NCAA Tournament Games

The boys are going fast and furious as they zip through all of the opening round games in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.  Who do they like against the spread?  Download now and find out!  Plus, Dude's Lines Around the World covers the spectrum from politics to reality television.

Direct download: DoctorandDude3_14.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - 2012 NCAA Bracket Special

Ready to win your office pool? The boys run through the whole bracket, dispensing picks and advice in advance of America's favorite gambling event.

Direct download: DoctorandDude2012NCAAtourney.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:46pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Major Conference Tournaments

With March Madness going full steam, the boys cover more conference tournament action, football "bounties", and the future of the Colts without Peyton Manning.  Plus, gambling on future pop stars with the Dude!

Direct download: DoctorandDude3_7mp3.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - March Madness Begins!

On a special Leap Year episode of the show, the boys break down several mid-major college basketball tournaments, debates the merits of major vs. mid-major bubble teams, and try to get off on the right foot for the second half of the NBA season. Plus, the Dude is not pleased with recent roster moves in Pittsburgh.

Direct download: DoctorandDude2_29.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - The One Year Anniversary Edition

Has it been a whole year already? The Doctor and Dude celebrate one year of podcasts by reflecting on the past, sending a few thank yous out to the D&D nation, and planning more wacky hijinks in the year to come. Oh, and they even found time to talk about some sports bets they like this week!

Direct download: DoctorandDude2_22.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - The Dude's Mailbag Special!

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.

Direct download: D_and_D_2_15_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Super Bowl Reactions

The NFL season is done, but the boys still find time to talk about the Super Bowl, the Doc's hot week for prop bets, and potential champs in 2013. Plus, the Dude tries out his Dutch accent while talking about soccer in the Netherlands!

Direct download: DoctorandDude2_8.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Super Bowl Prop Bets

It's all the Super Bowl action the boys can cram into one episode. Sides. Totals. Props. Gatorade. Madonna. The Doctor and Dude have this game covered from every angle!

Direct download: DoctorandDude2_1.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 11:30pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Early Super Bowl Lines

The boys take this week off from the NFL (no, the Pro Bowl doesn't count) to recount the exciting weekend that was and look at some early Super Bowl lines. Plus college basketball mid-majors, NBA, NHL, and the Dude handicaps the Royal Rumble.

Direct download: DoctorandDude1_25.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Conference Championships

A precious spot in the Super Bowl is on the line as we hit Conference Championship weekend!  The boys are riding a hot streak after an amazing weekend of picks, and they're determined to keep it going with NFL, NBA, and NHL picks aplenty.  Plus, the Dude gives a little love to his fans south of the border!

Direct download: DoctorandDude1_18.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:34pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Divisional Playoffs

With a heavy heart, the Dude must try to soldier on after the Steelers loss.  But if there's one thing that can improve his mood, it's going to the pay window with winning tickets!  The boys break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, SEC basketball, and much more.

Direct download: DoctorandDude1_11.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL playoffs

Football fans rejoice!  The boys look at first round NFL playoff action, give their picks for the BCS National Championship game, and predict who will be coaching the Bucs and Rams next year.  Plus, the Doctor and Dude show some love for Big 12 basketball!

Direct download: DoctorandDude1_4.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 1:07am CST

Doctor and Dude Show 1-2-2012: The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_1_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Bowl Mania!

It's bowl season on the Doctor and Dude Show.  The boys break down a number of college football matchups, try to squeeze a few more bets on the NFL's regular season, and peruse the Super Bowl futures.  Plus, there's only one way for 2011 to go out - fighting, UFC style!

Direct download: DoctorandDude12_28.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Washington at Philadelphia -9

Philadelphia

Washington

San Francisco at St. Louis +11.5

San Francisco

San Francisco

Chicago at Minnesota +1

Chicago

Minnesota

Detroit at Green Bay +1

Green Bay

Detroit

Carolina at New Orleans -7

New Orleans

New Orleans

Tennessee at Houston +3

Houston

Tennessee

Indianapolis at Jacksonville -4

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

NY Jets at Miami -1.5

Miami

NY Jets

Buffalo at New England -11.5

Buffalo

New England

San Diego at Oakland -3

San Diego

Oakland

Kansas City at Denver -3

Denver

Denver

Seattle at Arizona -3

Arizona

Seattle

Pittsburgh at Cleveland +7

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Baltimore at Cincinnati +2.5

Baltimore

Cincinnati

Tampa Bay at Atlanta -13.5

Tampa Bay

Atlanta

Dallas at NY Giants -3

Dallas

NY Giants

Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show 12-26-2011: The Dude Presents....The Dude's Weekend Recap and Early Lines

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_12_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Houston at Indianapolis +6

Houston

Houston

Oakland at Kansas City -1

Kansas City

Oakland

Denver at Buffalo +3

Buffalo

Denver

Jacksonville at Tennessee -7.5

Jacksonville

Tennessee

Arizona at Cincinnati -4

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Miami at New England -9.5

New England

New England

Cleveland at Baltimore -13

Baltimore

Baltimore

NY Giants at NY Jets -3

NY Jets

NY Giants

Minnesota at Washington -6.5

Minnesota

Minnesota

Tampa Bay at Carolina -7.5

Carolina

Carolina

St. Louis at Pittsburgh -16

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

San Diego at Detroit -2.5

Detroit

Detroit

San Francisco at Seattle +3

San Francisco

Seattle

Philadelphia at Dallas -2

Dallas

Philadelphia

Chicago at Green Bay -12

Green Bay

Green Bay

Atlanta at New Orleans -6.5

New Orleans

Atlanta

Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - ACC and Pac-12 Basketball

Is it east vs. west, or man against man?  In this holiday edition of the Doctor and Dude Show, the boys break down ACC and Pac-12 basketball, the Doctor rants about NFL teams that laid week 15 eggs, and the Dude explores the seedy underbelly of professional darts.  Happy holidays to the Doctor and Dude nation!

Direct download: DoctorandDude12_21.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_12_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Big 10 Basketball Edition

Continuing with their college basketball analysis, the boys tackle Big 10 basketball and try to determine if the Hoosiers are for real.  Also, Steelers vs. Niners and Patriots vs. Broncos highlights week 15 of the NFL.

Direct download: DoctorandDude12_14.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 9:43pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Jacksonville at Atlanta (-11)

Jacksonville

Atlanta

Dallas at Tampa Bay (+6.5)

Tampa Bay

Dallas

Washington at NY Giants (-7)

NY Giants

NY Giants

Green Bay at Kansas City (+13.5)

Green Bay

Green Bay

New Orleans at Minnesota (-7)

New Orleans

New Orleans

Seattle at Chicago (-4)

Seattle

Seattle

Miami at Buffalo (-1)

Miami

Miami

Carolina at Houston (-6.5)

Houston

Carolina

Tennessee at Indianapolis (+6.5)

Tennessee

Tennessee

Cincinnati at St. Louis (+6)

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Detroit at Oakland (+1)

Detroit

Detroit

New England at Denver (+6)

Denver

New England

NY Jets at Philadelphia (-2.5)

Philadelphia

NY Jets

Cleveland at Arizona (-6.5)

Arizona

Arizona

Baltimore at San Diego (+2.5)

Baltimore

Baltimore

Pittsburgh at San Francisco (-1)

San Francisco

Pittsburgh

Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_12_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Big East Basketball

The Dude has love for the Big East and none for Tim Tebow.  He and the Doctor talk NFL lines, Army vs. Navy, and which teams from one of college basketball's toughest conference will be dancing in March.

Direct download: DoctorandDude12_7.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:37am CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-14)

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Indianapolis at Baltimore (-16.5)

Baltimore

Baltimore

Houston at Cincinnati (-3)

Houston

Cincinnati

Oakland at Green Bay (-11)

Green Bay

Oakland

Kansas City at NY Jets (-9)

NY Jets

NY Jets

Minnesota at Detroit (-7)

Detroit

Detroit

New Orleans at Tennessee (+4)

Tennessee

New Orleans

Philadelphia at Miami (-3)

Miami

Philadelphia

New England at Washington (+8)

New England

New England

Atlanta at Carolina (+2.5)

Atlanta

Atlanta

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (+1)

Jacksonville

Tampa Bay

San Francisco at Arizona (+3.5)

San Francisco

San Francisco

Chicago at Denver (-3.5)

Denver

Chicago

Buffalo at San Diego (-6.5)

Buffalo

San Diego

NY Giants at Dallas (-3.5)

Dallas

NY Giants

St. Louis at Seattle (-6.5)

Seattle

Seattle

Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_12_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - College Football Championship Week

In the final week of college football, the Doctor and Dude break down championship game action and an LSU/Alabama rematch.  Plus, gambling on the Republican nominee for President...does anyone want to win this thing?

Direct download: DoctorandDude11_30.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 9:44pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Philadelphia at Seattle +3

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Tennessee at Buffalo -1.5

Tennessee

Tennessee

Kansas City at Chicago -8

Chicago

Kansas City

Oakland at Miami -3

Miaimi

Oakland

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh -7

Cincinnati

Pittsburgh

Baltimore at Cleveland +6.5

Baltimore

Baltimore

NY Jets at Washington +3

NY Jets

NY Jets

Atlanta at Houston +2.5

Houston

Houston

Carolina at Tampa Bay -3

Tampa Bay

Carolina

Detroit at New Orleans -7.5

Detroit

New Orleans

Denver at Minnesota -1

Denver

Minnesota

St. Louis at San Francisco -13.5

San Francisco

San Francisco

Dallas at Arizona +4.5

Dallas

Dallas

Green Bay at NY Giants +6.5

Green Bay

NY Giants

Indianapolis at New England -21

New England

New England

San Diego at Jacksonville +2.5

San Diego

San Diego

Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm CST

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!

Direct download: D_and_D_11_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - College Football Rivalry Week

As college football winds to a close, the boys dissect rivalry week, more NFL injuries, and Clemson's woeful play of late.  Plus, which Canadian football team will rule them all - Winnipeg or British Columbia?

Direct download: DoctorandDude11_23.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 8:20pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Green Bay at Detroit +6.5

Detroit

Detroit

Miami at Dallas -7

Dallas

Miami

San Francisco at Baltimore -3

San Francisco

San Francisco

Arizona at St. Louis -3

Arizona

St. Louis

Buffalo at NY Jets -8

NY Jets

NY Jets

Cleveland at Cincinnati -7.5

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Houston at Jacksonville +3

Houston

Houston

Carolina at Indianapolis +3.5

Carolina

Carolina

Tampa Bay at Tennessee -3

Tennessee

Tennessee

Minnesota at Atlanta -9.5

Atlanta

Minnesota

Chicago at Oakland -4.5

Chicago

Oakland

Washington at Seattle -4

Seattle

Seattle

New England at Philadelphia +3

New England

New England

Denver at San Diego -6.5

Denver

San Diego

Pittsburgh at Kansas City +10

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

NY Giants at New Orleans -7

New Orleans

NY Giants

Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm CST

The Dude is back and feeling strong as he looks at the past week's football action and previews all the Thanksgiving and weekend excitement.  Throw in a dash of old school kung fu flicks, hatred for the Harbaughs and John Elway, and medicinal whiskey and you've got the Dude Presents!

Direct download: D_and_D_11_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Quarterback Injuries Edition

With several NFL passers limping into Week 10, the boys break down how their teams will respond.  Plus two sports that last longer than a UFC match: ice skating and professional wrestling!

Direct download: DoctorandDude11_16.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:53pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

NY Jets at Denver +4.5

Denver

Jets

Tennessee at Atlanta -6

Tennessee

Tennessee

Buffalo at Miami -2.5

Buffalo

Buffalo

Cincinnati at Baltimore -7

Cincinnati

Baltimore

Jacksonville at Cleveland +1

Cleveland

Cleveland

Oakland at Minnesota +1.5

Minnesota

Oakland

Carolina at Detroit -7

Detroit

Detroit

Tampa Bay at Green Bay -14.5

Green Bay

Green Bay

Dallas at Washington +7.5

Dallas

Dallas

Arizona at San Francisco -9.5

San Francisco

San Francisco

Seattle at St. Louis -2

Seattle

St. Louis

San Diego at Chicago -3.5

Chicago

Chicago

Philadelphia at NY Giants -4

Philadelphia

NY Giants

Kansas City at New England -14.5

New England

New England

Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm CST

The Dude is to talk the fights from this weekend, why pro wrestling is the best combat sport going, and all the football that fits.  Check the show out now to get a leg up on your weekend of betting action!

Direct download: D_and_D_11_14F.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Boxing + UFC = Fight Night!

With the Steelers off the table for discussion, the boys focus on LSU's big win, the out of control Jay Cutler hate, and who might have a good shot at winning the NCAA tournament (hint: the Dude wasn't high on Duke).  Plus, Saturday night is Fight Night!

Direct download: DoctorandDude11_9.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:48pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Oakland at San Diego -7

San Diego

Oakland

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati +3

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Denver at Kansas City -3

Denver

Kansas City

Jacksonville at Indianapolis +3

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Buffalo at Dallas -5.5

Buffalo

Dallas

Houston at Tampa Bay +3

Houston

Tampa Bay

Tennessee at Carolina -3

Tennessee

Tennessee

Washington at Miami -3.5

Miami

Miami

New Orleans at Atlanta +1

Atlanta

Atlanta

Detroit at Chicago -3

Detroit

Detroit

St. Louis at Cleveland -3

Cleveland

Cleveland

Arizona at Philadelphia -14

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Baltimore at Seattle +7

Baltimore

Baltimore

NY Giants at San Francisco -3

San Francisco

NY Giants

New England at NY Jets -1.5

NY Jets

NY Jets

Minnesota at Green Bay -14

Minnesota

Green Bay

Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

All is back to normal and right in the world as the Dude takes a look at the good, bad, and ugly of the last week and previews what should be an interesting slate of action for the weekend.  Download now and learn all you need to know about the NCAA and NFL for the week!

Direct download: D_and_D_11_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Vegas Fallout

Can the Steelers get two big home wins in a row?  Will Texas A&M ever win a big matchup again?  Did the Dude shave off his 'stache?  The answers to these and other questions are answered this week on the Doctor and Dude Show!

Direct download: DoctorandDude11_2.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

The Dude, Mustached...

Before...

Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

The Dude, Shaved

I'm nothing if not a man of my word!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Atlanta at Indianapolis +7

Atlanta

Atlanta

Tampa Bay at New Orleans -8

New Orleans

Tampa Bay

Cleveland at Houston -11

Houston

Houston

NY Jets at Buffalo -1.5

NY Jets

Buffalo

Miami at Kansas City -4.5

Kansas City

Kansas City

San Francisco at Washington +3.5

Washington

San Francisco

Seattle at Dallas -11.5

Dallas

Dallas

Denver at Oakland -8

Oakland

Oakland

Cincinnati at Tennessee -3

Tennessee

Cincinnati

St. Louis at Arizona -4

St. Louis

St. Louis

NY Giants at New England -8.5

New England

Giants

Green Bay at San Diego +5.5

Green Bay

Green Bay

Baltimore at Pittsburgh -3

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Chicago at Philadelphia -8

Chicago

Chicago

Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

Doctor and Dude Best of Vegas Show

Live from Vegas, the boys record their Best of Vegas Show, jam packed with tips and recommendations to make your Vegas trip memorable.  Plus, bonus tips from our special Vegas correspondent, Joe!

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_31.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 1:56am CST

Game

Doc

Dude

Indianapolis at Tennessee -9

Tennessee

Tennessee

Jacksonville at Houston -9.5

Houston

Houston

Minnesota at Carolina -3.5

Carolina

Minnesota

New Orleans at St. Louis +15.5

St. Louis

New Orleans

Arizona at Baltimore -13

Baltimore

Baltimore

Miami at NY Giants -10

NY Giants

NY Giants

Washington at Buffalo -6

Washington

Buffalo

Detroit at Denver +3.5

Detroit

Detroit

New England at Pittsburgh +3

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Cleveland at San Francisco -9.5

Cleveland

San Francisco

Cincinnati at Seattle +3

Seattle

Cincinnati

Dallas at Philadelphia -3.5

Dallas

Philadelphia

San Diego at Kansas City +3.5

San Diego

San Diego

Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Vegas Mania

With only a couple days separating the boys from their latest Vegas adventure, the Doctor and Dude try to focus long enough to give some NFL and NCAA picks.  Plus, the Dude makes a guarantee about his teasers this weekend, and there's a lot more than cash on the line!

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_26.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:53pm CST

The Dude is back on Mondays and all is back to normal.  He takes a look back at a rough week in picks, breaks down the early action for this coming weekend, and wallows in a full blown case of Vegas fever as he gets ready for the Doctor and Dude's big Vegas blow out this weekend.  Check it out!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_24R.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm CST

The Dude is all by his lonesome taking a look at all the NFL action for week 7, the best in college, the World Series, and golf!  Hear where the Doctor is hiding, about Vegas fever, and why the Steelers should always be the lock of the week.  Only at www.doctorandddude.com!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm CST

Game

Doctor

Dude

Chicago at Tampa Bay +1

Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

Washington at Carolina -2.5

Carolina

Washington

San Diego at NY Jets -1.5

NY Jets

San Diego

Seattle at Cleveland -3

Cleveland

Cleveland

Houston at Tennessee -3

Tennessee

Tennessee

Denver at Miami -3

Miami

Denver

Atlanta at Detroit -3.5

Detroit

Detroit

Kansas City at Oakland -3.5

Oakland

Oakland

Pittsburgh at Arizona +3.5

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

St. Louis at Dallas -11 to -13.5

Dallas

Dallas

Green Bay at Minnesota +8

Green Bay

Green Bay

Indianapolis at New Orleans -14

Indianapolis

New Orleans

Baltimore at Jacksonville +7.5

Jacksonville

Baltimore

Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm CST

The Dude is sleeping it off and the Doctor is stepping in to take a look at the early lines and the week that was.  Get ready for the coming weekend with the Doctor taking a look at the NFL and NCAA football.  Check it out now!

Direct download: DudePresents10_17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm CST

Week 6 NFL Doctor and the Dude Show

It's another crazy week of sprots betting fun, as the boys cover football, baseball, hockey, cricket, and...wait, what?  CRICKET?!  Who bets on cricket?  The Doctor and Dude, that's who!

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_12.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:04pm CST

Game

Doc

Dude

St. Louis at Green Bay -15

Green Bay

Green Bay

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh -12

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia at Washington +1.5 to Pick

Washington

Washington

San Francisco at Detroit -4.5

San Francisco

Detroit

Carolina at Atlanta -4

Carolina

Atlanta

Indianapolis at Cincinnati -7

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Buffalo at NY Giants -3.5

Buffalo

Buffalo

Houston at Baltimore -7.5

Baltimore

Baltimore

Cleveland at Oakland -6

Cleveland

Oakland

Dallas at New England -7

Dallas

New England

New Orleans at Tampa Bay +4.5

New Orleans

New Orleans

Minnesota at Chicago -3

Minnesota

Chicago

Miami at NY Jets -7

NY Jets

Jets

Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

The Dude is rasping and raving this week about the Steelers finding their mojo, Buffalo getting no respect, and people waking up to Philly being a nightmare team. He breaks down the early NFL and college lines and all the gambling goodness that is coming up.  Check it out now as the Dude Presents!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_10_F.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

Let’s keep the baseball picks rolling into the League Championship round!

Detroit (+120) vs. Texas (-140)

Hitters: Both of these teams feature stacked lineups that are hitting the ball well right now.  For that to continue in the ALCS, each side will have to step up their game against very tough starting pitching.  The Tigers would love to see Miggy Cabrera warm up and Delmon “Yankee Killer” Young stay hot in the second round.  And speaking of hot, Adrian Beltre was scorching against the Rays.  EDGE: EVEN

Starting Pitching:  Again, both sides have very strong rotations (it’s no coincidence these teams are playing deep into October), so we need to look at the matchups.  C.J. Wilson is a solid ace at the top of the Rangers rotation, and he’ll be followed by capable starters in Derek Holland and Colby Lewis.  But the matchups seem to favor the Tigers in this series.  It starts at the top with the best pitcher in the AL, Justin Verlander.  Then comes Doug Fister, who followed his breakout regular season with a Game 5 gem against the Yankees.  The Tigers are also solid at the back of the rotation with Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello, though this is where the advantage may swing in the Rangers’ favor.  Still, Detroit is so tough at the top that I have to give them the nod.    EDGE: TIGERS

Bullpen: Tigers closer Jose Valverde made good on his guarantee and shut down the Yankees for the series win.  That said, Detroit’s bullpen just can’t stack up against their counterparts from Texas top to bottom.  Feliz is the hard-throwing closer that gets all the attention, but Uehara and Adams bridge the late innings as well as any setup men in the business. EDGE: RANGERS

Other Factors: Ron Washington is a by-the-books guy, but at this point you have to give him some credit for getting his team to back-to-back ALCS appearances.  As for Jim Leyland, he’s cut out of the Tony La Russa mold with his constant lineup tinkering.  Neither guy is likely to make a big difference in this series.  The Rangers have home field advantage, though that’s at least partially mitigated by the fact that they’ll be facing Verlander in the first game.

The Pick: There are a lot of potential heroes in each of these lineups, but for me it comes down to the starting pitching matchups.  With a big pitching edge in Game One, Detroit has a great chance of taking this series home with at least one win, which would flip home field advantage in their favor.  While I do think the Rangers will ride their potent offense and dominant bullpen to a couple wins, the starting matchups line up perfectly for a Tigers upset.  The positive overlay on your wager is just the icing on the cake.  DETROIT +120

St. Louis (+125) vs. Milwaukee (-145)

Hitters: St. Louis led the NL in runs scored in 2011, so there’s no doubt they bring great bats into this series.  Pujols and Berkman were big for the Cardinals in their divisional matchup with Philly, while newly acquired Rafael Furcal had some big hits to fuel the upset.  The big question surrounding St. Louis is the status of Matt Holliday and his injured finger.  Holliday was basically a non-contributor against the Phillies. The Brewers are no slouches on the offensive side, with two of the best in the game in Braun and Fielder.  As we’ve mentioned before, the Brewers have a gaping hole in their lineup at the shortstop position, but otherwise are fairly solid.  If Holliday is healthy, the Cardinals have a pretty clear edge.  If not, things get a lot murkier. The current reports out of St. Louis are that Holliday is back to regular batting practice, so we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. EDGE: CARDINALS.

Starting Pitchers: The Cardinals are very solid throughout their rotation, though none of their starters was dominant in the regular season.  Chris Carpenter looked like his former Cy Young self against the Phillies, including a gem for the ages in Game 5.  If that continues, St. Louis may have the ace they need.  I mentioned in the divisional preview that Zach Greinke came alive in the second half, and he’ll be starting Game 1 for the Brewers.  Gallardo and Marcum are very capable starters as well.  EDGE: BREWERS

Bullpen: This was an area of weakness for both teams at the start of the season, but developed into a strength by the end.  The Cardinals ‘pen has the versatility that La Russa enjoys, and that will come in handy against the Braun/Fielder combo.  Milwaukee had a couple late meltdowns in their series against Arizona, but will likely have those issues straightened out coming into this matchup. EDGE: EVEN

Other Factors: The managerial matchup is a huge edge for the Cardinals, as La Russa has been under the bright lights of October many times in the past.  But that advantage is countered by Milwaukee’s home field advantage, which showed up again in the divisional playoffs (3-0 at home, 0-2 in Arizona).  Milwaukee just needs to hold serve at home to take this series.

The Pick: I’ve gone back and forth on this one.  The Brewers are great at home in general, and even tougher when Greinke takes the hill (11-0 at home) as he likely will in Games One and Five.  But the Cardinals are one of the few teams that can get to Milwaukee in Miller Park, as evidenced by their road sweep of the Brewers in August.  This has the potential to be a chippy series, because these teams don’t like each other much.  With an experienced manager, a veteran lineup, and a potential ace in Carpenter that seems to be rounding into form at just the right time, the Cardinals can ride their momentum to a World Series rematch with the Tigers.  ST. LOUIS +125

 

 

Category:2011 -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

Doctor and Dude Show - Week 5 NFL Lines

With a quarter of the NFL season in the books, the Dude tries to keep his Survivor streak going.  Plus teasers, college picks, a baseball update, and some hot German soccer action!

Direct download: DoctorandDude10_5.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

Game

Dude

Doc

Kansas City at Indianapolis -2

Kansas City

Indianapolis

Arizona at Minnesota -2.5

Minnesota

Arizona

Philadelphia at Buffalo +3

Buffalo

Buffalo

Oakland at Houston -6

Oakland

Houston

New Orleans at Carolina +6

New Orleans

New Orleans

Cincinnati at Jacksonville -2.5

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Tennessee at Pittsburgh -3.5

Tennessee

Tennessee

Seattle at NY Giants -10

Giants

Giants

Tampa Bay at San Francisco -3

Tampa Bay

San Francisco

NY Jets at New England -9

Jets

Jets

San Diego at Denver +4

San Diego

Denver

Green Bay at Atlanta +5.5

Green Bay

Green Bay

Chicago at Detroit -6

Chicago

Detroit

Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm CST

The Dude is back at you to recap a great weekend of football, which the Doctor owned.  There's weird rulings for the Giants, Clemson showing consistency, and the Buffalo bandwagon hitting the off ramp.  Add in a rundown of all the NFL lines and the best of the NCAA, and it's pure goodness!  Check it all out now and enjoy the knowledge of the Dude Presents!

Direct download: D_and_D_10_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

We didn’t get a chance to talk about the impending playoff matchups on our last show, since they were still being decided by one of the most exciting nights of baseball in recent memory. So here’s a quick breakdown of each matchup and where we think the smart money will fall.

Tampa Bay (+145) vs. Texas (-165)

Hitters: Despite health issues, Texas holds a big edge here. Beyond Longoria and Zobrist, the Rays have been a light hitting squad all season. Whether you consider Upton or Jennings their third best hitter, either guy would rate only about seventh best for this deep Rangers group. EDGE: RANGERS

Starting Pitching: The Rays have maybe the best 1-2 punch on the AL side in Shields and Price. They will certainly have a pitching advantage in Games 1 (Shields vs. Wilson) and 2 (Price vs. Harrison). After that it gets tricky, because it isn’t entirely clear who will pitch for the Rays. But regardless, the advantage will likely swing to the Rangers with Ogando taking the hill. EDGE: RAYS

Bullpen: Tampa’s bullpen has been an issue all season, but it’s hard to say how they’ll look in the playoffs with Wade Davis moved out of the rotation and the phenom Matt Moore added to the postseason roster. Texas has made great strides since last year in the ‘pen, though it’s worth noting that Neftali Feliz saw a spike in his walk rate and a reduction in his strikeout rate this year…not a great sign. EDGE: RANGERS

Other Factors: Joe Maddon is one of the best managers in the majors. He’s not afraid to think outside the box when it comes to deploying his personnel, which is a big advantage in the playoffs where every at bat counts for so much. Ron Washington is fine…he doesn’t really add or subtract much from his team. The Rangers enjoyed a substantial home field advantage (as most teams do) this year, posting a 52-29 record in Arlington.

The Pick: The Rays are a great story, coming from behind to grab a playoff spot on the last day while eliminating the rival Red Sox. At +145, they’re a tempting pick. But it’s hard not to think that they used up their magic just making the playoffs, and the run differential advantage for Texas (+178 compared to +93 for Tampa) indicates that the Rangers are really the better team here. TEXAS -165

Detroit (+130) vs. NY Yankees (-165)

Hitters: The Yankees are known for big name veteran hitters like Alex Rodriguez and Mark Texeria, but it’s been Robbie Cano and Curtis Granderson leading the way in 2011. New York is definitely blessed with a deep lineup, but the question is whether some of the older hitters will contribute against playoff pitching. Hold on to your drawers, because I’m about to drop a knowledge bomb on you: the Tigers’ top three hitters have been more valuable than the Yankees’ top three this season. Seriously. Look up the season Alex Avila is having...the guy is a stud. Throw in Cabrera and Peralta and you have one of the best middle of the order groups in the playoffs. Where Detroit is lacking is depth, as they get very little production at the bottom of their lineup. EDGE: YANKEES (but not by much).

Starting Pitchers: You may have heard about this Justin Verlander guy. He’s good. Really good. As in maybe AL MVP good. The Yankees sport the second best pitcher (Sabathia) in the AL postseason, but he’s second by a WIDE margin. The Tigers will also start the astonishing Doug Fister and the slightly disappointing Max Scherzer in this series, while the Yankees will counter with Ivan Nova and Bartolo Colon. Translation: Detroit will have the better starter in every game of this series. EDGE: TIGERS

Bullpen: The Yankees bullpen was in shambles earlier this season but has come around of late, and they still have Mariano Rivera, who has attended this little postseason dance once or twice before. Detroit’s bullpen is more of an unknown commodity given manager Jim Leyland’s penchant for using his starters until their arms fall off, though Valverde remains one of the best closers in the business. EDGE: YANKEES

Other Factors: Girardi and Leyland are mostly “by the books” guys, so don’t expect any surprising tactical decisions. Girardi is just hoping his team doesn’t blow this series so he doesn’t get blasted by the New York press, and Leyland is too busy applying Nicotine patches to care what’s happening on the field. Like the Rangers, the Yankees were 52-29 at home, so having the home field advantage will be big.

The Pick: A lot was made of the Red Sox collapse, but this Yankees team is slumping into the postseason as well. The only effective starter in their rotation will be matched up against Verlander twice, and the veteran lineup is looking old and gimpy right now. I have a lot of respect for Cano and Granderson, but they’ll need help against a tough pitching staff and I don’t think they’ll get it. New York was the better team in July, but the Tigers are the better team now (and the worst possible matchup the Yankees could have drawn). DETROIT +130

Arizona (+135) vs. Milwaukee (-155)

Hitters: Arizona features a young nucleus in Upton, Montero, and Parra that should keep the future bright in the desert for quite some time. But for the Milwaukee hitters, their time is now. Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder constitute the best middle of the order of any team in baseball, and yes that includes the Cardinals. Throw in the rest of this deep lineup (minus an even replacement level shortstop…yikes!) and it’s not hard to see which offense is more potent. EDGE: BREWERS

Starting Pitchers: If you’re looking for a reason for the Diamondbacks enormous improvement this season, look no further than their starting rotation. Kennedy, Hudson, and Collmenter all took huge steps forward this year despite pitching in a tough home park. As for the Brewers, Greinke and Gallardo got off to tough starts but have been huge for Milwaukee in the second half, while Marcum and Wolf remain very steady options for Games 3 and 4 of this series. EDGE: DIAMONDBACKS

Bullpen: The Arizona fans are wincing at this point, because they know what’s coming. This has been a major problem area all year for the Diamondbacks, as their main strategy has been to get leads early and then hold on for dear life in the late innings. J.J. Putz is a capable closer though. Bullpen issues hurt the Brewers in the first half of the season as well, though the acquisition of K-Rod to pair with John Axford have solved those to some extent. Regardless, expect some late game heroics in this series. EDGE: BREWERS

Other Factors: Kirk Gibson and Ron Roenicke are the postseason noobs this year, so it’s a bit ironic that they’re matched up against one another. More importantly, the Brewers sport baseball’s biggest home field edge (57-24 in 2011), so Arizona will need to steal one in Milwaukee to win this series.

The Pick: The turnaround in Arizona has been impressive this year, and Gibson gets my vote for Manager of the Year (even despite the second half that Tony La Russa coaxed out of the Cardinals). But the Diamondbacks feel like the “happy to be here” team in the NL, and as impressive as their young pitchers have been in the regular season, they saw a steady diet of terrible lineups from their NL West counterparts. We’ll hear more from Arizona in the future, but with Fielder headed to the free agent market, the Brewers need to win right now before their window of opportunity closes for good. MILWAUKEE -155

St. Louis (+245) vs. Philadelphia (-290)

Hitters: You’ve probably heard of these St. Louis guys – Pujols, Berkman, and Holliday are a productive trio in the middle of the lineup. Not surprisingly, the Cardinals rode their Big Three to the highest run production in the National League. As for Philadelphia, the dirty secret about this team is that their offense has been in decline for years. Shane Victorino posted a career year, but the rest of the team had major issues, including more injuries for Chase Utley and a career worst on base percentage for Ryan Howard. The addition of Hunter Pence is the wild card for Philly. Still they were only 5th in the NL in runs scored, despite playing in one of the best run-scoring parks in the majors. EDGE: CARDINALS

Starting Pitchers: Do I have to do this? Really? Carpenter continues to be a workhorse for St. Louis, while Lohse and Garcia are above average pitchers. But the Phillies counter with Halladay, Lee, and Hamels, who would all be the staff ace of the Cardinals (and many other teams). The Phillies will have the edge in starting pitching against any team they face in the 2011 postseason. EDGE: PHILLIES

Bullpen: The Cardinals have improved their ‘pen markedly in the second half, which is a good thing considering they traded away their best young player to do so. Salas has looked good in the closer role and they’re deep with a variety of arms, so expect plenty of pitching changes as Tony La Russa engages in his textbook over-managing. Like the Tigers, it’s hard to say much about the Philadelphia bullpen since they rarely need it. Expect to see a lot of Charlie Manuel sitting calmly with his arms crossed while his starters pitch deep into games. EDGE: CARDINALS

Other Factors: While we’re not overly enamored with Tony La Russa’s managerial style here in Doctor and Dude land, it’s hard not to admit that he seems to get the most out of his teams. But really, both the Phillies and Cardinals are veteran squads…they know what they need to do, so this series will mostly be decided on the field. The Phillies posted a 52-29 home record, though they also won 50 games on the road so it’s hard to tell whether they have a home field advantage or are just an awesome team no matter where they go.

The Pick: This is actually the easiest series to analyze for one specific reason: the lines. -290 is just a stupidly high number for a five game baseball series. Are the Phillies the best team left in the postseason? Yes, definitely. But that line implies that Philadelphia would win this series over 70 percent of the time, and there’s no way that’s right. Strange things happen in a short series...the Cardinals just swept Philly earlier this month. It makes no sense to bet on Philadelphia, so either give this one a pass or make the gutsy move and take St. Louis. ST. LOUIS +245

Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm CST

Game

Dude

Doc

Detroit at Dallas -1

Detroit

Detroit

New Orleans at Jacksonville +7

New Orleans

New Orleans

San Francisco at Philadelphia -7.5

Philadelphia

San Francisco

Washington at St. Louis Pick'em

St. Louis

Washington

Tennessee at Cleveland -1

Tennessee

Tennessee

Buffalo at Cincinnati +3

Buffalo

Stay away

(under 44)

Minnesota at Kansas City +1.5

Kansas City

Minnesota

Carolina at Chicago -6.5

Chicago

Stay away

Pittsburgh at Houston -4

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Atlanta at Seattle +4.5

Atlanta

Seattle

NY Giants at Arizona +1.5

NY Giants

NY Giants

Miami at San Diego -7.5

San Diego

San Diego

Denver at Green Bay -13

Green Bay

Denver

New England at Oakland +4.5

Oakland

New England

NY Jets at Baltimore -3.5

NY Jets

Stay away

Indianapolis at Tampa Bay -10

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am CST

Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week 4

Nearing the quarter pole of the NFL season, the Dude sees a glimmer of hope for the Bears this weekend while the Doctor is disgusted with the Jets' recent performance.  Plus college football picks, the Dude's signature teasers, and a look at who just might be hoisting the World Series trophy in a month.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

The Dude recaps a week that saw winners, losers, and bums fighting it out.  He recaps the Patriots losing, LSU winning, and the Steelers struggling.  He breaks down the early lines for the NFL and college, highlighting some great match ups for the week to come and college lines going wild.  Check out this show and start getting ready for your weekend of action early!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_26_F.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm CST

Doctor and Dude - NFL Week 3 show

The boys look at some road favorites in the NFL for week 3 and dip into the mailbag for the upcoming LSU vs. West Virginia matchup.  Plus dudes who kick ass and have strange nicknames...it must be the UFC!

Direct download: DoctorandDude9_21.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

Game

Doctor

Dude

49’ers at Bengals (-2.5)

49'ers

49’ers

Patriots at Buffalo (+8.5)

Patriots

Patriots

Texans at Saints (-4)

Texans

Saints

Giants at Eagles (-7.5)

Stay Away

Giants

Dolphins at Browns (-2.5)

Dolphins

Dolphins

Broncos at Titans (-7)

Titans

Titans

Lions at Vikings (+3.5)

Vikings

Vikings

Jaguars at Panthers (-3.5)

Jaguars

Jaguars

Chiefs at Chargers (-14.5)

Chargers

Chargers

Jets at Raiders (+3)

Jets – LOCK!

Jets – LOCK!

Ravens at Rams (+3.5)

Ravens

Ravens

Falcons at Bucs (-1.5)

Falcons

Bucs

Cardinals at Seahawks (+3)

Seahawks

Cardinals

Packers at Bears (+3.5)

Packers

Packers

Steelers at Colts (+10.5)

Steelers

Steelers

Redskins at Cowboys (-6.5)

Redskins

Cowboys

Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm CST

The Dude is on his own again, taking a quick run through the highlights of NFL week two and week three of the NCAA.  He then runs down the early lines for all the hottest action, insults Notre Dame and Cris Collinsworth, and takes joy in the Steelers showing some life.  Down load and enjoy your early week D and D action!

Direct download: D_and_D_9_19_F.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm CST

The Doctor and Dude Show - NFL Week 2

The boys try not to overreact to week 1 NFL blowouts, particularly after a tough opener for the Steelers.  Plus college football, baseball, and Grand Prix racing!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:21pm CST

Game

Doctor

Dude

Chicago at New Orleans -7

Chicago

New Orleans

Kansas City at Detroit -8

Stay Away (but love Detroit -7)

Kansas City

Jacksonville at NY Jets -9.5

Jacksonville

Jets

Oakland at Buffalo -4

Buffalo

Oakland

Arizona at Washington -4

Washington

Arizona

Baltimore at Tennessee +6

Baltimore

Baltimore

Seattle at Pittsburgh -14.5

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Green Bay at Carolina +10

Stay Away

Green Bay

Tampa Bay at Minnesota -3

Minnesota

Tampa Bay

Cleveland at Indianapolis +2.5

Browns

Browns

Dallas at San Francisco +3

San Francisco

Dallas

Houston at Miami +3

Stay Away (but Miami if it moves to +3.5)

Houston

San Diego at New England -7

New England

San Diego

Cincinnati at Denver -4.5

Cincinnati

Denver

Philadelphia at Atlanta +2.5

Philadelphia

Atlanta

St. Louis at NY Giants -4.5 (lines vary widely due to injuries)

Stay Away (but you can try to middle it with the widely ranging spreads

NY Giants

Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

The Dude is all by his lonesome, looking at the past week in NCAA and NFL action.  He's hating Notre Dame, lamenting USC blocking kicks, and crying over the Steelers.  He breaks down the most interesting of the early lines and gives an early preview of this weekend's upcoming action.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm CST

Doctor and Dude's Full Slate of NFL Picks!

Feast your eyes on the Doctor and Dude's complete slate of NFL picks!  Shoot us an email if you have a question or comment at doctoranddude@gmail.com!

Game

Doc

Dude

Saints at Packers (-4.5)

Saints

Saints

Bills at Chiefs (-5.5)

Bills

Bills

Lions at Bucs (-1)

Stay Away

Lions

Falcons at Bears (+3)

Bears

Falcons

Eagles at Rams (+4.5)

Eagles

Rams

Colts at Texans (-8.5)

Stay Away

Texans

Bengals at Browns (-7)

Browns

Browns

Steelers at Ravens (-1 to -3)

Steelers

Ravens

Titans at Jags (-3)

Jags

Titans

Panthers at Cards (-7)

Panthers

Cards

Seahawks at 49ers (-5)

49ers

49ers

Giants at Redskins (+3)

Stay Away

Giants

Vikings at Chargers (-9)

Stay Away

Chargers

Cowboys at Jets (-4)

Jets

Cowboys

Patriots at Dolphins (+7)

Stay Away

Patriots

Raiders at Broncos (-3)

Stay Away

Raiders


Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm CST

9/7/2011 - Gambling on the NFL Opening Week

It's football overload for the Doctor and Dude.  NFL week 1 action, survivor pool picks, the Dude's teasers, and a healthy dose of college pigskin...this show is brimming with football goodness.  Plus, the Dude prepares for Dragon's Gate wrestling!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:44pm CST

8/31/11 - College Football Opening Weekend

The guys open the college football's season in style, debating the relative merits of LSU, Oregon, Georgia, Notre Dame, and more.  Plus the Doctor and the Dude are riding an amazing hot streak in baseball...can it last?

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:28am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 2011 NFL Preview

The NFL is almost here, so it's time to do our annual pro football preview.  The Dude gives his opinion on EVERY team in the NFL, and the guys pick early conference champs.  Get all the NFL betting action you can handle from the Doctor and the Dude!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:50pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 8/24/11: Pac 12 and Big 12 football preview

The final college football preview focuses on the Pac 12 and Big 12 conferences, with a cameo from the party crashing Mountain West.  Plus the death penalty, Hurricane style!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:12am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 8/17/11

Special guest and LSU Tigers fan Rachel joins the boys as the college football preview continues.  This week: SEC and ACC conference picks!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:25am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 8/10/11

The boys welcome Joe D. to the show for a Big 10 and Big East college football preview.  Will Ohio State overcome the distractions?  Will Notre Dame make a BCS bowl?  Will any team step up in the Big East?  Find out this week!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 8/3/11

The Doctor and Dude discuss Heisman futures, baseball picks, and the future of Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.  Plus, a little love for NASCAR!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 7/27/11

The NFL is back!  The Dude can't contain his excitement as football draws near.  Get ready for NFL, college, and even Arena League action!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 7/20/11

After some ribbing from Harry Potter fans, the Dude responds in his typically fair and even-measured fashion.  Plus baseball picks and college football futures.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:32pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 7/13/11

The Doctor and Dude cover second half baseball action, the British Open, and Austrian soccer.  Plus...Harry Potter?!?

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:06pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 7/6/11

Buckeye Bryan helps the guys preview baseball's second half action.  This week it's the National League breakdown!  Plus baseball bets and Formula One racing.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 1:53am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 6/29/11

Special Guest Buckeye Bryan helps the Doctor and Dude break down second half baseball action in the American League.  Who do they like to take the AL Pennant?  Plus Dude's lines around the world for both the French and American fans!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 6/22/11

The Doctor and Dude talk all things MLB, except for one team that shall remain nameless (cough Pittsburgh).  Plus football talk, both domestic and abroad, and Ring of Honor wrestling.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:34pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 6/15/11

With the NBA and NHL playoffs finished, the Doctor and Dude give their final impressions.  Hint: Dirk was great, Lebron less so.  And for those who prefer sports betting picks to armchair psychology, baseball rolls on with the Pirates threatening the sunny side of .500.  Plus, more mailbag questions answered, and a Dude's Lines Around the World potpourri!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 6/8/11

Is Lebron choking in the NBA Finals?  Is Boston seizing the momentum in the NHL Finals?  Can the boys rally from their worst baseball week of the season?  Will Congressman Weiner have a job this time next month?  All these questions and more will be covered this week!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:36am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 6/1/11

As the NBA and NHL playoffs come to a close, the boys try to squeeze in a few last bets.  Plus baseball continues to be a hot proposition for the Doctor and Dude.  And betting on...electronics trade shows?  What an age we live in!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:31pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 5/25/11

In a special show dedicated to the late Randy Savage, the Dude discusses his great admiration for the wrestler they called "Macho Man".  Plus NBA and NHL conference final wrapups, baseball picks, and UFC.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:30am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 5/18/11

The Doctor and The Dude cover all the sports gambling action in the NBA and NHL conference finals.  Plus baseball picks and the World Series of Poker!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:51am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 5/11/11

As the second round of the NBA and NHL playoffs come to a close, the Doctor and the Dude look at potential conference final matchups.  Plus, will their hot baseball streak continue?

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 5/4/2011

This week the boys cover second round playoff action in the NBA and NHL, more baseball picks, and the Dude plays the ponies!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:13pm CST

Heading into the second round of the NBA and NHL playoffs, the Doctor and Dude take a look at which teams are crumbling under the pressure.  Plus more scorching hot baseball picks and a little UFC from across the border.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:19am CST

It's time for more playoff picks in the NBA and NHL, plus it's only April but the MLB action is already sizzling!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:38pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 4/13/11

The NHL and NBA playoffs are upon us!  This week the Doctor and the Dude give playoff picks, hit some more MLB highlights, and answer another mailbag question.

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 1:19am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 4/6/11

This week the Doctor and the Dude cover their favorite picks from the NBA, MLB, and NHL.  Plus it's a tradition like no other: debating the merits of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 10:27pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 3/30/11

Down to the Final Four, the Dude celebrates a great week of college weekend betting and gives the scoop on who he likes for the final weekend of the Tourney.  Plus the guys break down baseball futures...will the Phillies, Red Sox, and Giants be as good as advertised?

Direct download: DoctorDude03-30-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am CST

Wrestlemania Contest!

It's here, the very first Doctor and the Dude contest!  The rules are simple, pick your winners, email them to doctoranddude@gmail.com.  We'll tally the points and the winner will get a super awesome Wrestlemania prize.  Here are the matches:

Rey Mysterio (65 points) vs. Cody Rhodes (180 points)

                                      

Randy Orton (85 points) vs. CM Punk (140 points)

                                            

Sheamus (90 points) vs. Daniel Bryan (110 points)

 

Morisson/Stratus/Snooki (120 points) vs. Ziggler/Lay-Cool (90 points)

                                  

The Undertaker (10 points) vs. Triple H (1000 points)

                                      

Jerry Lawler (65 points) vs. Michael Cole (180 points)

 

Will Steve Austin give Cole a stunner? Yes (85 points) or No (140 points)

                                            

The Miz (160 points) vs. John Cena (70 points)

 

Will The Rock give Cena a Rock Bottom? Yes (70 points) or No (130 points)

 

Edge (130 points) vs. Alberto Del Rio (110 points) vs. Christian (140 points)

Tie Breaker:  How long will the main event go in minutes and seconds? 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - Wrestlemania Special 2011

It's the biggest pro wrestling event of the year!  The Dude handicaps every Wrestlemania match and the guys introduce their first contest.  All this plus Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate, and Lucha Libre!

Direct download: DoctorDudeWrestlemania2011.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 2:12am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 3/23/11

With the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in the books, the Doctor and the Dude look at the lines for the Sweet Sixteen.  Also on tap: NBA title futures and the NHL playoff push!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 2:01am CST

It's that special time of year filled with last second shots and bracket busting everywhere.  The Doctor and The Dude break down every line in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  Plus, the guys try to stay hot in the NBA and the Dude gives some love to the ladies.

Direct download: DoctorDude03-16-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - March Madness 2011

It's time to fill out your bracket.  The Doctor and the Dude go game by game through the NCAA Tournament and give their advice about which teams will go deep into March.  If you're thinking about entering an office pool, definitely check this one out!

Direct download: DoctorDudeMarchMadness2011.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:59pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 3/9/11

On the eve of Selection Sunday, the guys tab potential conference winners in the ACC, SEC, and Mountain West.  Meanwhile, as Britain eagerly anticipates an upcoming union, the Dude looks for a way to turn all that romance into profit!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:52pm CST

Get Us on ITunes!

You can now subscribe to The Doctor and the Dude Show on ITunes.  Go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-doctor-and-the-dude-show/id422774526 and sign up today.  It's free and it's awesome, so what are you waiting for!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 3/2/2011

It's conference tourney time in the world of college basketball.  The guys discuss who will be dancing this year...in more ways than one.  Plus, a first for The Doctor and The Dude Show: a mailbag question!

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Category:2011 -- posted at: 12:31am CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 2/23/11

The guys continue their look at over and undervalued college basketball teams by examining the SEC, ACC, and Pac10.  Plus, there's a conference ranking shakeup after Bracket Busters and the Dude handicaps the Academy Awards.

Direct download: DoctorDude02-23-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

The Doctor and The Dude Show - 2/16/11

In their inaugural online show, the Doctor and the Dude discuss over and undervalued college basketball teams from the Big East, Big Ten, and Big Twelve conferences.  Also, the guys make Bracket Busters picks and the Dude makes some bold predictions in the world of competitive darts.

Direct download: DoctorDude02-16-11.mp3
Category:2011 -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

Confused by some of the jargon we use on the show?  Check here for an explanation of some commonly used sports gambling terms.  And don’t forget to let us know if there are any other entries you’d like to see added.

BOOKMAKER:  Someone who works in the field of setting lines and payouts for sports gambling.  Also sometimes used to describe sportsbooks themselves, particularly ones that make their own lines.

MONEY LINE:  If you don’t like betting against a spread, you’ll often have the option of taking the money line instead.  A money line is usually expressed as a plus or minus followed by a three or four digit value (examples +125, -400, +1400).  The number indicates the payout if that side wins, so a team that is listed as +200 will pay two dollars for every dollar you wagered, while a team listed as -200 will pay 50 cents for every dollar you wagered.  The advantage of a money line wager is that you don’t need to concern yourself with the margin of victory – just pick a winner!

POINT SPREAD:  When we talk about a game and mention something like “The line is Cleveland -3 for this game,” we’re talking about the point spread.  In this case, Cleveland is expected to win by three points.  So if you’re betting against the spread and want to take Cleveland to win, then you need them to win by MORE than three points.  If they win by exactly three, it’s a push and you get your money back.  If they win by 2 or less (or lose the game outright), then you lost the bet.  It’s important to note that while the point spread generally reflects the expected final score, other factors come into play when sports books set the spread, including the popularity of the teams involved and the amount of action that the book is expecting.

PROP BET:  Short for “proposition bet”, a prop bet is simply a bet that something will or won’t happen during a game.  This can be anything from a certain player hitting a home run in a baseball game to the singer of the national anthem going over a certain amount of time.  Prop bets often have lower maximum bets so sportsbooks don’t get burned by people with inside information.

 SHARP:  An experienced gambler who makes decisions based on a number of factors, including the teams involved, the spread or line, and the distribution of bets in the contest (to name a few).

SIDE BET:  This is confusing to a lot of people, because most of us think of a side bet like if you’re playing golf with a buddy and bet him or her that you’ll sink a long putt or something.  You know, a little side action.  But in sports gambling a side bet is when you’re PICKING A SIDE.  So if the Steelers play the Ravens and you put 20 bucks on the Steelers, you’re making a side bet.

SPORTSBOOK:  Also known as “books” for short.  A sportsbook is pretty much any institution that accepts wagers on sporting events.  This can include anything from a dedicated area of a casino to a simple website. 

SQUARE:  An inexperienced gambler who places largely uninformed wagers.  Squares are usually strongly influenced by media trends and recent results, and will often wager on well-known popular teams.

THE VIG:  Also known as “juice”.  Casinos like to make money, and this is how they do it in sports gambling.  The Vig (short for vigorish) is like a small “tax” applied to your winnings that goes to the casino.  It assures that even if a bet is a 50-50 proposition, the sportsbook has an advantage.  Typically the Vig is 10 cents on every dollar, which is why most bets pay -110.  Consider a game between two teams in which The Doctor bets 100 dollars on one side and The Dude bets 100 dollars on the other side.  If the Dude wins, the Doctor loses 100 bucks, but the Dude only gets paid about 91 dollars.  The book keeps the other 9 dollars as their take.  Note that this illustrates how advantageous it is for the books to take in a similar amount of money on each side of a contest, as it guarantees that they will make money.

TOTAL BET:  A “total” is a prediction of the total number of points or goals that will be scored in the contest.  Usually you can find these offered for individual teams or for both combined.  When you place a bet on either the “over” (more points will be scored than predicted) or the “under” (less points than predicted), then you are making a total bet.

 

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How to Read a Betting Line

Next to a craps table, the sportsbook can be one of the most confusing places to put down a bet in a casino.  It seems like it should be pretty straightforward – you just need to go in and say, “I want to put 50 bucks on Dallas!” and they hand you a ticket, right?  But that approach isn’t going to get you very far.  What sport?  Money line or against the spread?  Did you want to buy points or just go with whatever the board is offering?

And even more difficult to comprehend is that board displaying available wagers.  What the heck do all those numbers mean?  Well, worry not because this page is meant to help you decode the mystery and understand the basics of placing a wager on a sporting event.

First thing’s first: this is a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.  Since Atlanta is the second team listed, they are the home team for this contest.  The first number on the board identifies which team you want to bet.  That way instead of asking the teller for New Orleans and forcing them to clarify who you want, you can just say that you want your money on #205.

Now, in this game, the Falcons are favored by three points (see Point Spread in the Glossary).  This is indicated by the -3 next to Falcons.  If the Saints were favored, the -3 would be next to them instead.  So if you say to the teller, “I want 206 against the spread,” then you mean that you’re picking Atlanta to win the game by more than three points.  Remember that ten cent lines (-110) are pretty standard in sportsbooks, so you will win ten dollars for every eleven dollars you bet if Atlanta is successful.

OK, that’s the spread, but what about the rest of the numbers?  Well, “45.5” is the Total Bet, meaning the combined score of the two teams at the end of the game is predicted to be 45.5.  You can bet over or under that total and, like bets against the spread, get paid -110.

The last two numbers (+140 and -160) are the Money Lines for the game.  If you want to bet on one team winning the game without messing around with the point spread, you can bet the money line instead.  From the previous example, you could instead say, “I want 206 on the money line.”  In that case, you’d be a winner if Atlanta wins the game by any score.  The advantage is that you don’t need to worry that you’ll push or lose your bet if the Falcons win a close game.  The disadvantage is that you’d only be paid at -160…that’s $6.25 for every $10 you wagered.  On the other hand, if you correctly picked the Saints to win at +140, you would be paid $14.00 for every $10 bet.

One item to note is that if the spread is really high, there may not be a money line available.  Most sports books would rather avoid putting up bets with ridiculously high payouts (+5000, for example) because bettors could invest small amounts and win a lot of money on an upset.

So there you go…everything on the board explained.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us on doctoranddude.com! 

 

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About the Doctor

 Once a promising young scholar and all around math whiz, the Doctor’s life changed forever when he was challenged by friends to come up with a statistical model to predict the outcome of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  His model was an overnight success, resulting in an NCAA pool victory and a sweet cash prize.  They say money changes people - it makes them AWESOME.  Since then, the Doctor has eschewed a life of honest work in favor of the fast paced world of designing algorithms to make sports picks with, at best, sporadic success.  But he’s constantly tinkering and remains convinced that one day he’ll hit on the secret formula to predict games perfectly.  Until then, he’ll be right here tossing out crazy picks and even crazier theories alongside his co-host the Dude on doctoranddude.com!

 

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