Tag: Sports

Pats, Steelers the heavy favorites this weekend

Tune into the latest Bar Stool Fanatics podcast as the panel of Ray Hamill, Doug Specht and Mitch Snowden break down this weekend’s playoff action. On Saturday, the Falcons and Titans travel to take on the Eagles and Patriots, while on Sunday the Steelers host the Jaguars, followed by the Vikings hosting the Saints.



The force is weak with these Browns

By Ray Hamill

The NFL season might be over for most teams, but that doesn’t mean some of them haven’t left a lasting impression.

Take the Cleveland Browns, for example, who this season became just the second team ever to go 0-16, following in the footsteps of the other most pathetic team ever, the 2008 Detroit Lions.

Of course, this is not the sort of legacy any self-respecting Browns fanatic will take much pride in, but it is a lasting one nonetheless, and their very own slice of history.

It also showcases just how bad the Browns are.

And just how bad they continue to be.

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It’s not getting any better for the Gunners

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles reacts during Sunday’s FA Cup loss to Forest/Fox Sports

By Ray Hamill

A disappointing season for Arsenal got even worse over the weekend when the Gunners were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.

The defending champions fell 4-2 to Nottingham Forest, a below average Championship team, adding more pressure on beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger, who surely is in his final season at the helm.

The Gunners will now turn their attention toward Chelsea and Wednesday’s first leg of the League Cup semifinal.

Wenger’s team has recently also lost ground in the race for a top four spot in the EPL, claiming just six points out of a possible 12 over the busy Christmas period.

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Football’s back, and that means …

NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

By Ray Hamill

Don’t look now, but there are only 251 games remaining in the NFL season. Doesn’t time fly by?

Thus far, though, I have to say it’s been an exciting season, with no team currently sitting more than a game out of first place in their respective division (with the exception of the Bengals, surprise, surprise), and everything still to play for.

Having football back is great for many reasons. After all, football is about far more than just football. It’s about more than just the games. It’s about the tradition. Continue reading “Football’s back, and that means …”

Stanford, Oregon set for big showdown


By Ray Hamill

The new “best rivalry” on the West Coast takes center stage Thursday night when Stanford hosts Oregon in a showdown that is being billed as the biggest college football game ever to be played at Palo Alto, and one that will go a long way toward deciding who plays in this season’s BCS Championship.

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