Podcast Ep 1:Midweek Premier League, UFC197 and More

January 11, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 1

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Review of COB’s Tips from Last Week

Each week on this very website, COB gives us his unparalleled insight into the goings on in the English Premier League. This week,  the first where he had to stand in front of a microphone and defend his decisions, he got them all wrong. Listen to him squirm! These were his picks:

Swansea win (vs. Man United) in an awful match with BetVictor offering 7/1 for that result…..WRONG! (Man U won 2-1) Martial and Rooney scored

Given the slight upswing in Chelsea’s fortunes and the blunted recent form of Palace, a draw is probably the most likely outcome……Wrong! 0-3 Willian, Oscar and Costa

Spurs to beat Everton at 17/10 from WilliamHill…..Wrong! 1-1 Lennon against his old club and a peach from Deli Alli

UFC197 and The Return of the King

Our MMA guru, Carl ‘The Delerious’ Fitzsimons gives us his early thoughts on Conor McGregor’s move to lightweight to fight Rafael dos Anjos. Has he bitten off more than he can chew? Can he hold two belts at once in the biggest promotion of them all?

We discuss the early betting lines on that fight as well as the Holm vs. Tate fight which is also slated for UFC197.

You can find the article we reference here: http://www.mmamania.com/2016/1/8/10739488/conor-mcgregor-an-underdog-holly-holm-a-big-favorite-in-early-ufc-197

Golf

We have a brief chat about the Hyundai Tournament of Champions which Jordan Spieth won with a ridiculous score of -30. In the next episode we’ll be talking a little bit about the Sony Open in Hawaii next weekend.

From the US: NFL Wildcard, MLB Hacking, and Drugs in the Hall of Fame

It was certainly a wild game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati with an ending that almost has to be seen to be believed. Here are the highlights:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000298989/GameDay-Bengals-vs-Steelers-highlights

The story about Chris Correa hacking the Astros scouting database can be found at the following link. It seems that he’s facing 5 years in prison and not the 20 we said on the show. A slight mistake!

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14531169/christopher-correa-former-st-louis-cardinals-executive-pleads-guilty-hacking-houston-astros-database

Finally here’s the story about Roy Halladay’s comments on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14522532/roger-clemens-roy-halladay-get-social-media-spat-hall-fame-voting.

Midweek Premier League Picks

You can find Cob’s Premier League Preview for the midweek fixtures on January 12th and 13th here. Hopefully he’ll go slightly better than 0-3 this time!