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It's really insulting to our intelligence to think they could pull it off. They can't make adjustments on defense. People have figured out how to play them.

Paying tribute to the legendary Al Davis

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Dunham and Miller WE E K DAYS, 5:30-10 A.M. NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi talked with Dunham and Miller recently. Here's some of how it went. George: Let's start with the passing of Al Davis. He's someone who you worked for with the Oakland Raiders. He certainly had a huge impact on professional football and the AFL, and the NFL. I know it probably always wasn't a picnic working for him, but talk about some of the emotions you went through when you heard about the news over the weekend. Lombardi: If anybody was going to l iv e f o r ev e r, I r e a l l y t h o u g h t A l would. He was determined to beat anything that was cast upon him in terms of illness and he would fight through everything. Obviously there was a lot of time to reflect on the good times especially. When somebody's gone, the bad times will subside, and I thought it was time for me to reflect on the good times. Craig: What is his legacy? What do you think he'll be most remembered for? Lombardi: I think he really should be most remembered for branding. Really before the term branding c a m e i n t o e ff e c t , h e b r a n d e d t h e Raiders. Everything with Al Davis, you can trace back to him learning something from another sport and bringing it over to football.

George: I don't know how good the Giants are, but we figured they could beat the Seahawks at home… Lombardi: I think the Giants took the game a little lightly. The Giants have such a bad secondary right now. They can't cover anyone, and Seattle did a great job of taking away their running game. Put the ball in Eli's hands, and they'll turn the ball over for you. I don't think the Giants are going to be there at the end. I think it's going to be the Cowboys and the Redskins at the end. If the Eagles turn it around, I still think at the end of the day they'll make enough mistakes that it will cost them in a big game. Craig: The Cowboys next opponent is the New England Patriots. They beat the Jets this past weekend, how tough a match-up is this for Dallas? Lombardi: I think this Dallas team is the best team so far the Patriots have played. I think the Cowboys come in with the most complete team offensively and defensively. New England's team speed on defense is suspect. They'll have a hard time covering the Dallas receivers, and they'll have a hard time handling the explosive plays they bring to the table. On the other hand, the Cowboys will have a hard time handling the Patriots offense. This is the best passing offense they will play. They haven't seen a great passing game yet, and this week they're going to get that. It's going to come down to who plays the best in the red zone.



Craig: On the field this weekend, the NFC East took a bit of a beating. The Cowboys were idle, a nd gained some ground on the Giants and Eagles. Let's start with Philadelphia at 1-4, what is going on with Philadelphia?

L o m b a r d i : T h e E a g l e s h av e t w o problems. In football there's either a production or a design problem. The design of the Eagles is completely flawed. They are trying to do something that nobody could p o s s i b l y d o . I d o n ' t k n ow o f a n o t h e r coach who could one day show up to the office and coach the offensive line, and then on the next day show u p t o t h e o ffi c e a n d b e c o m e t h e d e f e n s iv e c o o r d i n a t o r c a l l i n g t h e defensive plays.

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HOW WILL THE ALCS TURN OUT? *FROM 10/4/11

RANGERS IN 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10% RANGERS IN 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30% TIGERS IN 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10% TIGERS IN 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50%

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Quick Hits Tebow named starter By Vance Gonzales/Correspondent/gonzales.v@gmail.com BRONCOS NAME TEBOW STARTER, SPREAD THE WORD Breaking news came out of Denver Tuesday when all signs pointed to the fact the Lord Almighty had to be riding higher than usual in the Mile High City on this fateful day. Indeed, it seems the Second Coming finally arrived, or so Tim Tebow probably decried, as the favored son swiftly excommunicated quarterback Kyle Orton from the starting spot on the Broncos' depth chart. So what does Tebow stand to accomplish the rest of this NFL season? Great heights, that's what. October: Kyle Orton is banished from all Fantasy depth charts. Tebow merchandise soars. On a wing and a prayer, Fantasy owners opt for the Tebow sleeper pick - despite the fact that he only heaved seven TDs in three starts last year because maybe, just maybe, the Messiah's rushing stats at quarterback will fly high off the charts. In fact, they do. On the field, Tebow is a winner! Winner over the 0-5 Dolphins! Does it get any better? Yes, of course, The Man Upstairs is watching. God and the chosen son of Denver upset the unbeaten Detroit Lions. Righteous! November: The heavens open and shine falls all over Denver. Tebow is cov-

NBA LOCKOUT'S BIGGEST LOSERS No resolution seems in sight for the NBA labor agreement after the cancellation of the first two weeks of the regular season. While this is unfortunate, it is staggering to consider how the wallets of current league players stand to be affected if the two parties don't reach an agreement soon. In fact, there are 10 big name players who will miss out on a TON of money if the lockout stays the course. One of the first notable among these players is Joe Johnson, who signed a $119 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Hawks late in 2010. Yet despite the fact that Johnson will lose $1,387,582.54 per paycheck this season, it turns out that he'll be just fine. Even with his contract paying a little over $18 million in 2011, it only increases from there through 2015 when Johnson will gain a meager $24.9 million. Amar'e Stoudemire will lose about the same. No big deal, only $1,401,361.92 per paycheck. Dallas' own, Dirk Nowitzki, will be singing the lockout blues. Losing $1,468,682.54 per paycheck, the reigning

eted by fans, by America. We are not worthy! But even the Chosen One has to face adversity sometimes. Satan's soldiers Oakland, Kansas City, New York Jets, San Diego - are fierce adversaries. The NFL's soul, however, remains intact. Denver breaks even, improving the mighty Broncos' record to 5-6 (2-3 in the division). December: Celestial Fantasy numbers peak with a courageous 300-yard game by The Favored One against the Vikings. Life is grand until Jay Cutler and the rest of his Bears upset the Broncos. Despite all odds, however, Tebow responds and takes down Tom Brady and the Patriots by a count of 10-3 at home after NBC catapults the game to “Sunday Night Football.” Flying high, Tebow moves on to crush Buffalo's playoff hopes in the snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium, leading up to the last game of the season. Only a win and a higher power can help the Broncos at this point. Yet with some help, Tebow's Broncos blow out the Chiefs, but fall short of the playoffs with the Jets sneaking in at the last minute. Still. The good guys finish the season 9-7, Tebow at 8-3. April: Hello Madden '13. Hello new cover boy. Tebow has arrived.

NBA Finals MVP could take a loss of $19,092,873 this season. And the Dirk man won't be able to compete for another championship. But the biggest lockout loser is none other than Kobe Bryant. Widely regarded as the best player in the league, the Lakers are paying him accordingly, shelling out $1,941,846.15 to Bryant every paycheck. Then again, it's hard to feel that sorry for any of these players. At least they have a few million stowed away. Meanwhile, the rest of us will continue our struggle, with no millions to speak of.

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THE FISH

SPORTS TALK WITH MIKE FISHER

Seeking out any signs of NBA optimism The two sides don't seem that far apart, but‌

evening. Oh, and then came a previously unscheduled Monday meeting, too.

By Mike Fisher FISH fish@dallasbasketball.com At press time, it was Monday, October 10 - Deadline Day for the NBA. The word from Commissioner David Stern was that the league would have to start canceling regular-season games if the players and owners could not strike a deal by then. We entered day with optimism ‌ and, with help from DallasBasketball.com analyst David Lord, here's why: After the NBA players and owners broke off talks last week, our analysis of the situation was that - despite strident rhetoric from both sides - they were far closer to a deal than it seemed. We wrote then that the "next meeting," most likely one that would beat the Monday deadline imposed by Stern, would bring a handshake deal and have the two sides start the extended process of working together to define the fine points and get the pact in writing. Our reading of the tea leaves then was that what we were seeing was posturing by each side, partly to get their members willing to compromise a bit, as well as to push for every last nickel left in dispute. But since then, there have been several developments. First a recitation, then our updated analysis: ITEM: In response to our article, we received word originating from multiple non-Mav NBA front office types that they did NOT expect to see the league have any games in early November. Their feeling was that the plan would be to move the season back a couple weeks, but tack on the missed games to the end of the season and still have a full schedule. But this expectation was in place before we had arrived at the deadline, while the public stance was that once we pass Monday, the NBA season will be abbreviated. Hmmmm, we thought. ITEM: With the deadline of "games will be cancelled!!" looming, David Stern began pushing publicly for a meeting to be held on Sunday and/or Monday and the union was

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apathetic. Then the union offered a meeting, but Stern made a precondition that he would only meet if the union agreed in advance to a 50-50 split of revenues. The union refused, saying their members would never accept 50-50 because they are dead set on getting 53 percent. Stern replied that the owners are in the 47-48 percent range, the 50-50 is a compromise, but the players have to say they are open to moving if they want the owners to move. Both sides dug in their heels. ITEM: Then Sunday evening the two sides met after all, with no preconditions beforehand. And no press conferences afterward, as we were writing this late Sunday

So where are we? Let's review the numbers to show how irrational a non-deal would've always been. They emerged from the previous week's meeting only 2 percent apart on the one issue that is holding up a deal, the split of revenues. All the other sticking points had been accepted by one side or the other, and a deal merely awaited a compromise on that last issue. The owners labeled their offer a 50-50 compromise, but reports say that label reflected an offer of 49 percent guaranteed (with triggers to increase that number to 51 percent), and the players asked for 51 percent (with the same triggers to push it to 53 percent). Breaking it down further, for the players, there is a deal available that they want, except for that final 2-3 percent. If they compromise now, they may be able to get a bit more. Or they can hold out and try to get it all (with no assurance of success, of course), and if they get everything they want they will gain between $80 million and $120 million this season. However, every week they lose will cost them $80 million (they are guaranteed at least $2 billion for the full season, and there are 25 weeks in the typical season), and the ones who swallow the entire loss will be those playing this season. In a protracted holdout, they will soon have lost more than they could have ever hoped to gain in a best-case scenario. Is it really worth continuing the fight, at that cost? The alternative to sealing a deal? Egos get in the way of good business sense, and the two sides let their pride rule in trying to get the last scrap left on the table that's keeping them from a deal. Unfortunately, that sort of stupidity can certainly happen. Rest assured that if games are permanently cancelled, both sides were to get what they deserve no matter what - both sides will start losing lots of real money. Follow the Fish on twitter at FishSports and at www.DallasBasketball.com.

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The best game this writer has ever seen We're going to call it an “instant classic”l By Dic Humphrey C O R R E S P O N D E NT dic.humphrey@yahoo.com Monday afternoon's Ti gers/Rangers game is at a minimum an instant classic and is certainly in the conversation as the b e s t g a m e ev e r p l a y e d a t t h e Ballpark in Arlington. This was a game that had it all - great pitching, timely hitting, great fielding plays, and questionable strategy. There is the pressure of a short series, where one play, even one pitch can turn the tide and make t h e d i ff e r e n c e b e t w e e n p l a y i n g g o l f o r p l a y i n g i n t h e Wo r l d Series. The ga me had so many e m o t i o n a l u p s a n d d ow n s t h a t Nolan Ryan later compared it to the “Texas Giant” roller coaster. It was a marvelous game to attend, and I am forever indebted t o m y f r i e n d w h o ex t e n d e d a n i nv i t a t i o n M o n d a y m o r n i n g t o join him in seats near the Rangers' dugout. Derek Holland started for Texas. Holland received the best run support of any starting pitcher in baseball this year. It looked like business as usual in the bottom of the first, as three batters i n t o t h e g a m e , Tex a s t o o k t h e lead. Ian Kinsler opened with a pop out, but Elvis Andrus singled and scored on Josh Hamilton's double. Adrian Beltre later doubled Hamilton home for a second r u n b e f o r e M i ke N a p o l i s t r u c k out to end the inning. But Holland struggled through the first and second innings. His

fastball command was a problem. He threw his breaking ball for strikes, but not a lot of them. THE LUCK RUNS OUT His luck ran out in the third. A one-out double didn't immediately look problematic, but he hit Victor Martinez on an 0-2 count. T h a t b r o u g h t u p R y a n R a bu r n , who homered to give the Ti gers a 3-2 lead, their first of the series. A double and a ground out later Holland was out of the game, a nd for the second time in two games, the Rangers' starting pitcher failed to last five innings. From that point, the pitching for both teams was magnificent. Scott Feldman replaced Holland and matched Scherzer literally pitch for pitch. He retired the first five Ti gers he faced. He didn't allow a hit until a lead-off single in the sixth, after which he r e t i r e d t h e n e x t s i x . H i s fi n a l pitching line was 4.1 innings pitched, no runs, one hit, no walks and four strikeouts. It was a p e r f o r m a n c e t h a t wo u l d h ave made him the star of the game if it weren't for Cruz' later heroics. Scherzer started the bottom of t h e s ev e n t h b y s u r r e n d e r i n g a game tying home run to Cruz that ended his day. He was out of the game with a no decision and a pitching performance that was far better than his final numbers. A FRUSTRATING NINTH Both teams had scoring opportunities in the ninth. In the top half, Santiago singled with two o u t s a n d a d va n c e d t o t h i r d o n Don Kelly's double to the right field corner. The adage for coaching third base is that if the play is

going to be close, send the runner with two outs. It's going to take another hit to score the runner from third, so make the defense make a play. Ti gers' third base coach Gene Lamont certainly knows the routine but he inexplicably held Santiago at third, putting up the stop sign early. Rangers' manager Ron Wa s h i n g t o n t h e n r e p l a c e d M i ke Gonzalez with Neftali Feliz. The n e x t Ti g e r b a t t e r w a s M i g u e l Cabrera, this year's American L e a g u e b a t t i n g c h a m p i o n . Wi t h runners on second and third, the logical strategic move was to intentionally walk Cabrera. The preference is usually for the outgoing pitcher to issue the intentional walk. H ow ev e r, Washington admitted later that he jumped out of the dugout without thinking about forcing Feliz to issue the intentional walk after entering the game for Gonzalez. Washington and the Rangers were bailed out of their bad strategy by a shaky catch by Elvis Andrus in short center field, an out that he fi n a l l y s e c u r e d b y h u g g i n g t h e ball to his chest after fumbling it in his glove. Texas then appeared to have the game in hand in the bottom of the ninth. Beltre opened with a double. It at first appeared to be a walk-off home run, but it hit off the fence in left center field. A foot or so to the right and the ball f l i e s i n t o t h e Ti g e r s ' bu l l p e n . Va l v e r d e i n t e n t i o n a l l y w a l k e d Napoli, and then unintentionally hit Cruz to load the bases with no outs. He escaped scoreboard damage though starting with a fly to left from David Murphy in short left, too short for Beltre to score.

Mitch Moreland then grounded to first to start a 3-2-3 double play that ended the inning. “Obviously, that was the low p o i n t o f t h e g a m e f o r m e ,” Rangers' president Nolan Ryan said on the MLB Network a day later. EXHILARATION IN EXTRAS Detroit had a base runner in each of the 10th and 11th innings, but didn't score. Valverde breezed t h r o u g h Tex a s i n t h e 1 0 t h , h i s first outing this year of more than one inning. The Rangers' 11th worked out much better as Texas loaded the bases again with three singles off Ryan Perry to start the inning. That set the stage for Cruz. He titillated the crowd by knocking a long foul ball into the left field stands, followed by his third hit and second home run of the game, a high majestic fly down the left field line that kept everyone waiting to see if it would be fair or f o u l . I t wa s t h e fi r s t wa l k o ff grand slam home run in postseas o n b a s e b a l l h i s t o r y, a n d t h e crowd of more than 50,000 erupted into bedlam. The game took 4:25 to play. Personally, I never left my seat. No trips to the concession stands or bathroom. We stood for most of the final four to five innings. It was an exhilarating experience that left me exhausted, mentally a n d p h y s i c a l l y, a n d o n e I ' l l always remember. See more of Dic Humphrey's Texas Ranger notes at www.rangerrap.com.

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THE SPORTS PAGE WEEKLY’S PIGSKIN PROGNOSTICATORS Each week, we’ll ask some area media members to put their forecasting skills to the test. This season, TSPW publisher Dan McVicker, Scott Boyter, editor of TSPW, The mysterious Red Root, TSPW columnist Vance Gonzales and Roger Emrich, KRLD-AM Sports and oilman and former Texas Tech wide receiver Travis Price will pick vs. the line.

GAMES - 10/15- 10/17 M i ch i g a n ( - 2 . 5 ) a t M i ch i g a n S t a t e B a y l o r a t Te x a s A & M ( - 9 ) South Carolina (-2.5) at Mississippi State L S U ( - 1 6 . 5 ) a t Te n n e s s e e O k l a h o m a S t a t e ( - 8 ) a t Te x a s Ohio State at Illinois (-4) Al a b a m a ( - 2 6 ) a t O l e M i s s Ar i z o n a S t a t e a t O r e g o n ( - 1 6 ) S a n Fr a n c i s c o a t D e t r o i t ( - 5 ) C a r o l i n a a t At l a n t a ( - 4 ) Buffalo at NY Giants (-3.5) P h i l a d e l p h i a ( - 1 ) a t Wa s h i n g t o n H o u s t o n a t B a l t i m o r e ( - 7. 5 ) Dallas at New England (-7) N e w O r l e a n s ( - 4 . 5 ) a t Ta m p a B a y Miami at NY Jets (-7)

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Arkansas 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 Baylor Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 Florida State BlackFinn 4440 Belt Line Road., Addison 469-374-7667 Iowa St. The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Kansas Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Kansas St. The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Michigan State BlackFinn 4440 Belt Line Road., Addison 469-374-7667 The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 LSU Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 Humperdinks 3820 Beltline Road, Addison 972.484.3051 Humperdinks 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 Humperdinks 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington 817.640.8553

BlackFinn 4440 Belt Line Road., Addison 469-374-7667 Oklahoma Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 Humperdinks 3820 Beltline Road, Addison 972.484.3051 Humperdinks 2208 W. NW Highway, Dallas 214.358.4159 Humperdinks 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 Humperdinks 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington 817.640.8553 Jake’s 5505 Belt Line Rd., Dallas 972.503.5253 www.jakesburger.net Jake’s 2702 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214.754.8001 www.jakesburgers.net

SMU Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 South Florida BlackFinn 4440 Belt Line Road., Addison 469-374-7667 The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Texas Draft Picks Sports Bar & Grill 703 McKinney Avenue Suite 101, Dallas 972.993.3636 Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas, 214.368.6597 Humperdinks 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Reetz Pub & Grub 1411 E Campbell Road, Richardson 972-437-6216 reetzpubandgrub.com St Pete's Dancing Marlin 2730 Commerce Street, Dallas 214.698.1511 Jake’s 5505 Belt Line Rd., Dallas 972.503.5253 www.jakesburger.net Jake’s 2702 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214.754.8001 www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 515 Main Street, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net TCU Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597

The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984

Humperdinks 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 Jake’s 515 Main Street, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net

Oklahoma St. The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984

Jake’s 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net

Penn St. Angry Dog 2726 Commerce St., Dallas 214-741-4406 The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Purdue BlackFinn 4440 Belt Line Road., Addison 469-374-7667

The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Reetz Pub & Grub 1411 E Campbell Road, Richardson 972-437-6216 reetzpubandgrub.com Texas Tech End Zone Sports Bar & Grill 3033 W Parker Road, Plano 972-867-3400 Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 St. Pete's Dancing Marlin 2730 Commerce Street, Dallas 214.698.1511 Jakes 5505 Belt Line Rd., Dallas 972.503.5253 www.jakesburger.net Jake’s 2702 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214.754.8001 www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 515 Main Street, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net Reetz Pub & Grub 1411 E Campbell Road, Richardson 972-437-6216 reetzpubandgrub.com West Virginia The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 NFL ALL NFL GAMES Draft Media Sports Lounge 400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214-777-6524 St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin 2730 Commerce St., Dallas 214-698-1511 White Rock Sports Bar & Grill 718 N. Buckner Blvd. #108, Dallas 214-321-6979 Pokes 14831 Midway Road Addison, Texas 75001 972.385.7653 Uptown Bar and Grill 2523 McKinney Avenue Dallas 75201 214.969.9433

The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984

Back 9 4060 Belt Line Road Addison, Texas 75001

Texas A&M End Zone Sports Bar & Grill 3033 W Parker Road, Plano 972-867-3400

Pour House 1919 Slillman St Dallas 75206 214.824.1170

Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597

Skybox 1003 North Collins St Arlington 76011 817.795.2582

Lakewood 1st and Ten 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane Dallas 75214 214.826.0110 Salt Sports Bar 321 Town Place Fairview, Tx 75069 972.549.4200 Chicago Bears The Pour House 1919 Skillman St., Dallas 214-969-1984 Dallas Cowboys Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 Draft Picks Sports Bar & Grill 703 McKinney Avenue Suite 101, Dallas 972.993.3636 Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214.368.6597 Humperdinks 3820 Beltline Road, Addison 972.484.3051 Humperdinks 2208 W. NW Highway, Dallas 214.358.4159 Humperdinks 1601 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 972.690.4867 Humperdinks 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington 817.640.8553 Jake’s 5505 Belt Line Rd., Dallas 972.503.5253 www.jakesburger.net Jake’s 2702 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214.754.8001 www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 515 Main Street, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net Jake’s 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ft. Worth www.jakesburgers.net St Pete's Dancing Marlin 2730 Commerce Street, Dallas 214.698.1511 Miami Dolphins Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 New Orleans Saints Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern 2822 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214-969-1984 New York Giants Angry Dog 2726 Commerce St., Dallas 214-741-4406 Philadelphia Eagles Angry Dog 2726 Commerce St., Dallas 214-741-4406

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COLLEGE & NFL GAMES OCTOBER - 13-17

THE SPREAD OPEN CLOSE SCORE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 101 SAN DIEGO STATE 7:00PM 102 AIR FORCE 103 USC 8:00PM 104 CALIFORNIA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 105 HAWAII 8:00PM 106 SAN JOSE STATE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 107 MIAMI FLORIDA 11:30AM 108 NORTH CAROLINA 109 PURDUE 11:00AM 110 PENN STATE 111 INDIANA 11:00AM 112 WISCONSIN 113 NAVY 1:00PM 114 RUTGERS 115 FLORIDA STATE 2:00PM 116 DUKE 117 TOLEDO 11:00AM 118 BOWLING GREEN 119 CLEMSON 6:00PM 120 MARYLAND 121 VIRGINIA TECH 5:30PM 122 WAKE FOREST 123 GEORGIA TECH 2:30PM 124 VIRGINIA 125 SOUTH CAROLINA 11:20AM 126 MISSISSIPPI STATE 127 BUFFALO 12:00PM 128 TEMPLE 129 UNLV 1:00PM 130 WYOMING 131 IOWA STATE 1:00PM 132 MISSOURI 133 EASTERN MICHIGAN 2:00PM 134 CENTRAL MICHIGAN

-6 -3

-6.5

-3

-12

-40

-4 -13

-7

-8.5

-7

-7.5

-2.5

-21

-11

-14.5

OPEN CLOSE SCORE

135 MIAMI OHIO 2:30PM 136 KENT STATE 137 WESTERN MICHIGAN 2:30PM 138 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 139 UTAH 11:00AM 140 PITTSBURGH 141 BYU 3:00PM 142 OREGON STATE 143 ARIZONA STATE 9:15PM 144 OREGON 145 BAYLOR 11:00AM 146 TEXAS A&M 147 LSU 2:30PM 148 TENNESSEE 149 COLORADO 2:30PM 150 WASHINGTON 151 MICHIGAN 11:00AM 152 MICHIGAN STATE 153 OHIO STATE 2:30PM 154 ILLINOIS 155 FLORIDA 6:00PM 156 AUBURN 157 LOUISVILLE 11:00AM 158 CINCINNATI 159 BALL STATE 2:30PM 160 OHIO 161 UTEP 2:30PM 162 TULANE 163 ALABAMA 5:00PM 164 MISSISSIPPI 165 OKLAHOMA 8:15PM 166 KANSAS 167 NEW MEXICO 3:00PM 168 NEVADA 169 CENTRAL FLORIDA 2:30PM 170 SMU

-3.5

-1.5

-7

-2

-16

-9 -16.5

-14.5 -2.5

-4 -2

-16.5

-14

-1 -26

-34

-30

OPEN CLOSE SCORE

171 BOISE STATE 5:00PM 172 COLORADO STATE 173 STANFORD 6:30PM 174 WASHINGTON STATE 175 GEORGIA 6:00PM 176 VANDERBILT 177 OKLAHOMA STATE 2:30PM 178 TEXAS 179 KANSAS STATE 6:00PM 180 TEXAS TECH 181 SOUTH FLORIDA 2:30PM 182 CONNECTICUT 183 EAST CAROLINA 6:00PM 184 MEMPHIS 185 RICE 2:00PM 186 MARSHALL 187 NORTHWESTERN 6:00PM 188 IOWA 189 IDAHO 7:00PM 190 NEW MEXICO STATE 191 UAB 7:00PM 192 TULSA 193 UTAH STATE 9:00PM 194 FRESNO STATE 195 NORTH TEXAS 4:00PM 196 UL - LAFAYETTE 197 UL - MONROE 6:00PM 198 TROY 199 WESTERN KENTUCKY 3:00PM 200 FLORIDA ATLANTIC

-32

OPEN CLOSE SCORE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 NFL FOOTBALL 201 ST. LOUIS RAMS 12:00PM 48 202 GREEN BAY PACKERS 203 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 12:00PM 40 204 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 205 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 12:00PM 47.5 206 WASHINGTON REDSKINS 207 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 12:00PM 46.5 208 DETROIT LIONS 209 CAROLINA PANTHERS 12:00PM 51 210 ATLANTA FALCONS 211 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 12:00PM 40.5 212 CINCINNATI BENGALS 213 BUFFALO BILLS 12:00PM 50.5 214 NEW YORK GIANTS 215 HOUSTON TEXANS 3:05PM 44.5 216 BALTIMORE RAVENS 217 CLEVELAND BROWNS 3:05PM 44.5 218 OAKLAND RAIDERS 219 DALLAS COWBOYS 3:15PM 55 220 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 221 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 3:15PM 49.5 222 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 223 MINNESOTA VIKINGS 7:30PM 42.5 224 CHICAGO BEARS MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 225 MIAMI DOLPHINS 7:35PM 43 226 NEW YORK JETS

-21

-11

-8

-3 -8

-16

-5

-6

-1.5

-22.5 -3.5

-9

-9

-15

-12 -1

-5

-4

-7

-3.5

-7.5

-6.5

-7 -4.5

-3

-7

-3

Lines as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.

-3

-13.5

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