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Published: February 21, 2015 7:17am


Every year at this time I step away from picking sports and enter a world I know very little about. Nineteen years ago two friends challenged me to pick the five or six main categories for the Academy Awards and be correct 60% of the time. Well I have gone 67-26 which is 72% and I gladly accept their challenge for the nineteenth year. I have to say that this year the best movie and director selections are two of the most difficult I can remember in recent years. I admit to seeing Boyhood but not Birdman which means nothing since all my picks just like in sports are based on statistics. Below are my 2015 Oscar picks:

  • Best Picture- Birdman
  • Best Director- Richard Linkater (Boyhood)
  • Best Actor- Eddie Redmayne
  • Best Actress- Julianne Moore
  • Best Supporting Actor- J. K. Simmons
  • Best Supporting Actress- Patricia Arquette

Good Luck and enjoy the show.


It Still Pays To Shop In Las Vegas

Published: October 27, 2014 7:06am

I just returned from Las Vegas where I placed this year’s NFL and NHL future wagers and as always it STILL pays to shop in Sin City. Let’s start with the NHL… Read more »