"EXTRA, EXTRA" CAPECE SPORTS ON AN "NHL" ROLL

by misterd 12. December 2009 03:38

Attention all "playahs"!  CAPECE SPORTS is on a nice little "Holiday Roll" with the NHL going 11-4 in the last 15.  With the NHL, it can take a little time for stats to really tell the necessary story for the strongest of plays, but now at this point in the season even game stats within the divisional games are bearing "fruit".  Take a look at our home and view the link to 2008/2009 and you will how this played out last year just the same.  Remember, it is a "marathon, not a sprint" when it comes to the "play".  All this in time for the upcoming OUTDOOR January 1st "Winter Classic" game for 2010 that will feature the Philadelphia Flyers against the Boston Bruins at HISTORIC Fenway Park.  The NHL has put this game on the last few years to recruit new fans to the game, kick start their national television schedule and from my perspective to bring a little of the old time flavor to the present day game that is so special and unique to the history of the NHL.  Look for some special NHL packages to start up right after the New Year, but for now, sit back, relax and let CAPECE SPORTS do the "grunt work" for you and reap the benefits.

Seasons Greetings from Capece Sports

by Capece 9. December 2009 08:14

Season's greetings my friends! Everyone here at Capece Sports wishes every one of you a happy and prosperous holiday season. You gotta love this time of year when the NFL, NBA, NHL, Horse Racing and college football bowls are all in full swing. Stay tuned for all Capece Sports bowl picks. Our analysts currently are working overtime to ensure you will get the best insight and advantage this bowl season. This being Christmas time, it is also time for Ol' Santa Zeke to check his list of who has been naughty and who has been nice. Topping the list of who has been naughty is, who else, Tiger Woods. Who would've ever thought Tiger had a wild side! I'm glad Capece Sports doesn't do a lot of golf handicapping because the sport is in for a long down period if Tiger decides to avoid the spotlight, and therefore the tour, for an extended period of time. Next on the naughty list is Charlie Weiss and Notre Dame. It wasn't that long ago that the prognosticators were predicting an undefeated season for the Golden Domers. What a difference twelve weeks makes! Also on the list are the Florida Gators. Florida was the odds on favorite to repeat as national champions. I think it just shows how much Percy Harvin meant to this team.

 

At the top of the nice list is Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton is looking more and more like the NFL MVP and he has his team in position for an undefeated season. Same for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. You must admit, in the preseason there was not much talk of the Saints being title contenders. Who is the better quarterback today, between Peyton and Drew, can fuel a lot of debate. Also on the nice list are the New York Yankees. Congrats to them on number twenty-seven. Sure their payroll is huge, but a huge payroll does not guarantee a championship. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

 

And speaking of giving credit where credit is due, let's talk about Florida State coach Bobby Bowden. In recent seasons Florida State has floundered and Bowden has taken a lot of criticism. But as he enters his final game on New Year's day, let's not forget what a great coach he has been. The younger folks probably don't remember Bobby B. when he was known as the Road Warrior and the Riverboat Gambler. Bobby took his teams on the road as huge underdogs to play the top teams of the day so Florida State could pick up a paycheck. Those top teams would not reciprocate with games in Tallahassee but that did not stop Bowden. Back then college football was a game of "three yards and a cloud of dust." But Bowden, who does not get enough credit for this, emphasized the forward pass and defeated the likes of Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma on the road by going over the top and pulling out all the stops. Pro football noticed and the West Coast offense followed. Bowden also was criticized for relying too much on trick plays but it was what he had to do get Florida State where he wanted them--on top. And the on-top lasted for 14 seasons of top five finishes, two national championships, and an NCAA anointed "dynasty." Coach Bowden has earned his place next to the greats in college football history. Thanks for everything Coach, you will be missed.   

 

Happy Holidays everyone and remember, keep it real, stay within your limits and have a prosperous holiday season with Capece Sports.

Come Get Some!

 

Zeke   

NHL trends beginning to emerge

by misterd 14. November 2009 03:56

Well, we are finally deep enough into the NHL season that certain statistical trends are beginning to make it much easier to recommend plays to "playahs" looking to get into some NHL ACTION at Capece Sports.  So today, as Capece's NHL specialist I have made Saturday, November 14th "FREE PICK TO ALL" Saturday with 6 plays in the NHL that I hope will wet some appetites for "action on the ice" heading into the main portion of the NHL campaign.  Things such as divisional game stats, home and road scoring differences, goalie home and roads stats, team home and road scoring are all beginning to show strong patterns that I analyze hoping to give Capece members an advantage over their "man".  I will always include key statistical evidence to support plays and since I finished both of the last two years (entire 2008/2009 posted on home page) at 64% or above you can do the math and see for yourself that treating the entire season like a marathon, not a sprint can bear nice results.  Good Luck