Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bowl Picks...a lot of games today

Alright so JUSTIN BLACKMON blew up last night and we went 2-1 with Maryland and OK State winning and Baylor taking the L. 2ndnShort stands at 7-4.

Let's get the betting going

12PM - Army vs Southern Methodist - The reason this game is so early is because nobody cares. SMU's QB Kyle Pardon is having a pretty good year and he should help the Mustangs take this one home.

SMU 21 Army 13

320PM - Kansas State vs Syracuse - This game will be played at Yankee stadium and should be a good one. Both teams had decent years and are evenly matched. I am taking Kansas State because they have Daniel Thomas at RB, and he is a stub. K State pounds the ball to victory in this one.

Kansas State 24 Syracuse 18

640PM - North Carolina vs Tennessee - Down year for Tennessee and decent year for the heels. I think that TJ Yates leads UNC to victory tonight. UNC does have some goes suspended but no big parts. Look for UNC to pull out a close one.

UNC 27 Tennessee 23

10PM - Nebraska vs Washington - Nebraska had a good year and Jake Locker was a huge disappointed. Hopefully Locker can play well tonight and make this one close but I doubt it. Nebraska wins this one big.

Nebraska 34 Washington 18

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bowl Picks: Three Game Scramble

Iowa big win last night

Tonight we have three games...let's make some money

ECU vs Maryland - Gotta take Maryland here, ECU lost it's last two games to Rice and Southern Methodist. Not good.

Maryland 38 ECU 28

Baylor vs Illinois - Taking Baylor here, why...Robert Griffin III

Baylor 32 Illinois 27

Oklahoma State vs Arizona - Two solid teams here and this should be the game of the night. Both teams throw A LOT...but Zona does not have JUSTIN BLACKMON

OK State 41 Arizona 33

2 years ago

Forgot to pick some of the games but we are 5-3...SWAG

Monday, December 27, 2010

Air Force vs Georgia Tech

This could be a surprisingly good contest tonight. Air Force comes in at 8-3 and GT is 6-6. GT is down this year but still running the ball better then any team in the country.

Air Force also runs the ball extremely well. This will be a battle on the ground and I think that Air Force comes out on top in a tight one.

Air Force 28 Georgia Tech 24

2ndnShort 4-3

Monday Night NFL Lock

Here is DG with his MNF lock...swag


2-Team 6-Point Teaser

New Orleans +8.5 and over 43.5

New Orleans is still fighting for a playoff bid, a win would solidify them a spot.  A win would also keep them in contention to win the division.  Brees is a big game QB.  While the Falcons have been quietly one of the best teams in the league, I actually think they lose this game tonight.  If not, it will be a very close game.  This game should also go over the 49.5 it is set at, so tease that down and take over 43.5. 


Friday, December 24, 2010

Hawaii vs Tulsa

Points points points...this game has an over under of 75 and we think it will get there. Not a whole lot of defense from either team but no shortage of offense.

Hawaii throws the ball all over the field and will be lead by QB Bryant Moniz. Tulsa's leader is QB G.J. Kinne and he is also a gunslinger.

I think that Hawaii will be able to expose Tulsa's defense and come out with the win in this one.

Hawaii 41 Tulsa 29

Navy did not show up last night record is now 4-2

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Navy vs San Diego State

Another day and another bowl game. Last night we won as Boise State crushed Utah. 2ndnShort is currently 4-1 and looking to RUN our record to 5-1.

BAM taking Navy and Ricky Dobbs. Statistically this game is very even and these teams are very close to each other talent wise. This is a home game for San Diego but apparently there is a huge Naval base there as well so the game should be closer to 50-50 then expected.

his should be a great game because these teams play exact opposite styles of football. Navy of course runs the ball all day long with Dobbs and company, and Ryan Lindley airs it out for the Aztecs.

Players to watch for the Aztecs are WR's Vincent Brown, DeMarco Sampson and RB Ronnie Hillman.

For Navy you should look out for Ricky Dobbs and FB Alexander Teich.
I think this game comes down to experience and consistency. Navy has the edge in both of these and I think they come out on top of this one. Should be a great game and I expect it to be close the entire way.

Navy 28 San Diego 24

Wake Up With...well look at that

He made one...congrats. He was visibly nervous and did drop a pass on a trick play but he made a FG. Always gotta show the special team guys love so big ups.

Last night's game started very slowly, Utah was sticking with BSU and both teams were making a lot of mistakes. But as time went on Boise State started to show their true colors and pulled away from Utah. Final score 26-3.

Boise covered the spread and got the win for us pushing our record to 4-1.

and your hit

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bowl Picks Vol III: Utah vs Boise State

Neither team really thought that they would be playing in this game. Utah's season ended the minute that they took the field against TCU. They were completely embarrassed and beaten badly. The next week they failed to show up and lost to Notre Dame.

Boise State played terrific all year long and looked like they were going undefeated, and then they lost to Nevada after missing two chip shot FG's. Boise State had been gunning for the National Championship game all year long and due to their strength of schedule fell way out of the picture after losing to Nevada.

If you think about it these two teams might of played each other anyway if they had both gone undefeated because neither of them would of jumped Oregon or Auburn and Utah would of had to beat TCU.

Now looking at this match up, it is clear that Boise State is the better team here. They are 17 point favorites and were better then Utah all year long. For me it is impossible to take Utah here, you can take talent, coaching, experience and everything else and throw it out the window. I am taking Boise State because I watched Utah GIVE UP against Notre Dame. Yes, they were coming off a horrible loss to TCU at home, and yes they had ruined their perfect season but as a competitive athlete you can never take the field and give up.

I can not bet on Utah because I do not trust that they will show up tonight. Even if they do they will not be the better team on the field. Boise State will show up because that's what they do in big games (minus their kicker). Hopefully both teams show up and it's a good game to watch, but I will not be putting my money on Utah in this one.

Also, Boise State is probably a pretty pissed off team right now. They have a lot of seniors that wish they were playing in the last bowl game this year, not one of the first. Could Boise State lay an egg tonight as well, maybe, but I have never seen them do it and I would think they show up tonight.

Boise State 38 Utah 20

Also, Utah and Boise State have some pretty swaggy uniforms up their sleeves so hopefully they both bring their A game in that regard.

Golden Eagles came up just short last night and 2ndnShort is now 3-1

Wake Up With Hits...RB Swagger

Big hit here by the RB, DB did a good job but got run over a little bit.

More bowl picks to come later today. Utah vs Boise State, should be a good one.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ridiculous HS Football Finishes

We say it almost everyday here at 2ndnShort. Anything can and will happen in HS football. Today we bring you the first and last games of a D3 Cali school's season.

First game of the year, 5 seconds left, 80 yards away...losing

State Championship Game, 80 yards to go...losing


Southern Miss vs Louisville

Couple reasons why I will be taking the Golden Eagles tonight. Louisville may play as many as three QB's tonight and that is never a good idea. The Big East is good at basketball this year, but not so much at football (I like UConn as a school but they will be in big trouble against Oklahoma). I say that because Louisville still only went 3-4 in the Big East after playing some poor teams. Another reason to take the Golden Eagles is because there is no way a Cardinal could beat up an Eagle, sorry.

2ndnShort 2010 Bowl Picks: 3-0

Wake Up With Hits...FOOTBALL!!!

Props to both players here, Tolbert get his helmet knocked off and still chases after the ball carrier. He get leveled, and pops right back up. This is football...

Bowl game tonight so picks to follow...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Trick Play Monday...really

This one cant wait until Friday. This is the Texas 5A State Championship game at Cowboys Stadium and the trick played worked. The CB didn't fall asleep like the rest of the guys but still pretty horrible that nobody paid attention.

Again....anything can and will happen in HS football.

Wake Up With Hits

Great hit here by the Colts D but even better job by Lewis to hold on and even continue to run.

3-0 so far with the bowl pick so right now would be a great time to hop on the bandwagon...

Friday, December 17, 2010


(Chad Spann aka the swag tsunami)

You better believe we are picking every single one of these Bowl games, and they start tomorrow.

Last year we were one game over .500 and BEAT VEGAS by a game. So if you put a million on every game last year you were up 1 MILLION DOLLARS. That's swaggy.

Here we go.
-----------------December 18th----------------

New Mexico Bowl

BYU vs. UTEP - Gotta go with BYU here as much as I hate to pick them. UTEP stinks.

Humanitarian Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State - On the blue turf i'm going with Northern Illinois. Very evenly matched game and could turn out to be a barn burner. Northern Illinois runs the ball very well, and will win by 5.

New Orleans Bowl

Ohio vs. Troy - This could also turn out to be a really good game. I'm gonna go with Troy for the simple fact that they played very well against a good Oklahoma State earlier in the year, and have faced better competition this year.

Trick Play Friday...PUNTER SWAG

BAM!!!!!! Punter swaggg....and it's Friday!!!!!

Got some bowl games coming up stay tuned for picks

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wake Up With Hits ...blocking

WR lays out a dude chasing the QB...great heads up block


get excited!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cam Newton Rap at Blinn

Cam Newton is a beast and a monster. He is also this years Heisman winner. Maybe he is not very good at freestyle rap, but I would never tell him that to his face, look how much bigger he is then the other dudes and he is the QB.

Wake Up With Hits

Great hit here on the WR coming across the middle...on 3rd down

Bowl games are coming soon so expect some bets/posts on those

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wake Up With Hits...welcome to the NFL young fella

Javier Arenas is statistically* the best return man/special teams player in the history of the NCAA.

He got lit up...

*played for a while at Bama, but still ultra swaggy

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Night Football Special

(so tell me why they can't play here...)

DG is back to his winning ways and I suggest you ride this guy while he is hot.


Hopefully you guys bet my Thursday Special, EASY W. Now for my Monday Night Special...

2-Team 6-Point Teaser

Baltimore +3
NY Giants +2

First off, the Texans are not who we thought they were. They have shown to be a mediocre team, with a very mediocre defense. Baltimore will win this game, even on the road.

Secondly, the Giants are catching a break, having this game played at Ford Field should take home field advantage completely away. Giants D-line should punish the Vikings. Giants win this game.
Bet it hard.



Gotta give credit where it is due. Cam Newton had a ridiculous year and definitely deserved this award.

Here are some highlights from Mr. Newton in JR College. Absolute BEAST.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trick Play Friday

It is finally Friday so we have got a little trick play for you...Army vs Navy this weekend but who honestly cares.

Bowl games start up next weekend and we will have bets, coverage, and highlights from all of them.

Oh and DG CASHED IN LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR WELCOME

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Night Special

A very short, but swaggy bet from DG today. Get your betting feet wet and start off the football week with this gem.


2-Team 6-Point Teaser


Tennessee Sucks
Colts Defense Sucks
Colts Offense > Tennessee's Offense

Simple Math. Bet this hard.


Wake Up With Hits...clean hit, legal hit, please don't take college football too

This happened a couple weeks ago, and is clearly a legal hit. I don't even know what the refs are watching here.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wake Up With I'm just way late on this one my bad

Ok, so I have been horribly late with the vid the last two days and I have no one to blame but myself. To make up for it I have a sick video of Georgia WR AJ Green in high school making a ridiculous one handed catch.

Also UVM plays BYU tonight in college basketball. This is one of the only times I will mention basketball here...but GO UVM!!! #VT #Catamounts #Rally #swaggy #802

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wake Up With Hits...Is it really already 1pm? This is just not a wake up at all

Well, got a swaggy hit for you here to get you through your lunch break.

DG has been studying all day for his Thursday pick so worries about another letdown. #stillabove.500

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Night Football Special...Lock it Up

We are again graced with a pick from DG on this lovely Monday. I suggest you listen to him because he has been giving away money lately.


Two Team 6 Point Teaser: Jets @ Patriots

Jets +9.5 & Under 50.5

Alright, if you took my advice again last Monday, you won again. It is as simple as that. Tonight's bet will be no different than last Monday's. Two 9-2 team's will be battling in the cold and windy condition of Foxboro in December. This has under written all over it. Tease it up and take UNDER 50.5.

This game should also be an exciting one to watch, a lot of emotion will be showcased tonight. This game will most likely come down to some sort of final drive to win. Tease the Jets up to getting 9.5 and enjoy a good game. LOCK IT UP.

DG will be back for a special Thursday NFL lock. Stay tuned......DG OUT!

Wake Up With Hits...passing over the middle

Rolando McClain was a monster at Alabama, and from what I have seen he has had some monster plays as a Raider. You don't see a lot of form tackling in the NFL, and you won't here either. McClain rocks Darren Sproles coming across the middle. I would also like to point out that this is a completely clean hit. He leads with his shoulder, and Sproles is not a defenseless player. Also, how do you get lower then Sproles pad level he is like 5'6.

I would also like to thank everyone who took our betting advise this weekend and made some money on the college football teaser...#swag

Friday, December 3, 2010


It has been a while since we posted some picks, but no worries because we are coming back and we are coming back with FREE MONEY!!!

Alright, so after tons of research and multiple calls with my Vegas Connects I have come up with the following teaser...

10 Point 3 Team Teaser

Oregon -6.5 @ Oregon State

This is possibly the biggest game in the history of the Oregon football program. They need this win to secure a spot in the National Championship game. They are clearly the better team in this match up and Oregon State has not been playing well lately. Look for Oregon to take control early as they get their offense going, and beat Jaquizz and friends by a solid margin.

Auburn +4.5 vs South Carolina

Auburn is in the same spot as Oregon, they need this win to get into the National Championship. Auburn and Cam Newton have been spectacular all year long and although South Carolina is a good team I think Auburn comes out on top here. After seeing what Auburn did to Alabama last week coming from behind it is very hard to bet against them. This is going to be a close game throughout but Auburn has been very good late in games this year and I think they pull this out in the second half.

Virginia Tech +6.5 vs Florida State

Virginia Tech has been red hot after dropping their first two games of the season. Florida State has also been playing well but with the ACC on the line I see the Hookies coming up big in this one. These teams are very evenly matched but at the end of the day I think Tyrod Taylor and Darren Evans will be too much for the Seminoles defense to handle. If VT can pound the ball all game long I think that they will come out on top.

So go ahead and call up your bookie because this one is a winner, also all three games are on TV and all at different times so HAVE YOURSELF A DAY YOU EARNED IT!!!!

Trick Play Friday...not how they drew it up

KICKING A FIELD GOAL....WAIT IT'S A FAKE...oh boy touchdown wrong team.

This play could not have gone wrong any quicker, within ten seconds the wrong team had already scored.

Little bonus also, Sav Rocca the holder on this play is one of the most famous kickers is the history of Australian rules football. He turned out to be a very good punter in the NFL, and below you can watch a vid of him getting his clock cleaned. YES this is a dirty hit, legal (although would receive a huge fine today) but Sav is tough and he was fine.

FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (yea I know exactly what song I linked too)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wake Up With Hits...DB Swag Vol. 28

This happened last month. This is one of the best hits I have posted here in a while. Every once in a while a hit comes a long that is just a bit better then the others, this is one of those.

Helmet comes off, ball gets knocked loose, receiver does not pop right back up. Also helps that the victim is not dead, hes moving around just fine...yikes.

Anyway you look at it this is a swaggy hit.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wake Up With Hits

You don't usually see big hits when the RB is running down the sideline, especially that this kid is pretty fast. But a DB had an angle and got there with some serious force.

Good quality video, great hit and it's already Wednesday...were looking pretty good so far