The Viral Roundup – Call Of The Wild Edition
Did You Hear?
Houston has given New York the heave-ho from the postseason. Dallas Keuchel pitched a strong six innings as the Astros blanked the Yanks 3-0 in The Bronx. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez both went yard in the win and now the ‘Stros advance to play the Kansas City Royals. The Yankees were only able to register three hits off Houston arms over nine frames and that could be scary news for KC fans. Game 1 of their American League Division Series tilt will go down tomorrow night at Kauffman Stadium.
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Look, we know that the “s*** ____ say” trend has been milked dry, but we’d be absolute monsters if we didn’t share this clip focusing on “Things SEC Fans Say.” The hilarious video features Scooter Magruder letting loose with a flurry of complaints schools in the SEC have. Moaning, pondering and braggadicio pepper the entire 1:15 running time and you need to check it out. Speaking of the SEC, #11 Florida is currently favoured by three-and-a-half points versus Missouri this weekend.
Did You Know?
- Mets fans were temporarily horrified to learn that one of their star pitchers was missing during a team function. Ace Matt Harvey was absent from a mandatory workout and has apologized to his teammates for missing the appointment. Harvey says his lateness was tied to a traffic issue and he will still be starting in Game 3 of their series against the Dodgers. New York’s National League club is considered a +700 shot to win the 2015 World Series, while Los Angeles is saddled with +600 odds.
- After an agonizing wait, hockey season has returned. The National Hockey League begins its 99th season in operation tonight with Montreal versus Toronto kicking things off at 7PM local time. (The Babcock led Leafs are a +125 moneyline home underdog.) Curious who’s been pegged on the Futures board as the most likely Cup hoisers in the summer of 2016? Chicago’s currently the favourite at 13/2 odds that they’ll repeat as titleholders. Oddsmakers also see Anaheim (9/1), Tampa Bay (9/1) and Los Angeles (11/1) as potential contenders. The biggest longshot? That’d be Arizona at 250/1.
- Speaking of looking into the NHL’s future, odds have also been released on who’s considered most likely to pick up some individual hardware. Sidney Crosby enters the season as the favourite at +150 to win the Art Ross Trophy for most regular season points scored. He’s trailed in the odds rundown by Alex Ovechkin (+500) and John Tavares (+500) Last year’s Art Ross winner Jamie Benn faces relatively long odds at +1500 and heavily hyped rookie Connor McDavid is considered as likely to win the prize as Evgeni Malkin with both considered a +2000 shot to win. Crosby’s also considered the Hart frontrunner as a +350 wager.
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