Thursday, July 22, 2010

Let's Begin Our Fantasy...

We promise our Fantasy Football predictions are on the way, but allow us to buy some more time by posting a picture of a different football fantasy.

Today, we are all Cowboys fans.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fantasy Football Fever is Here!

Finally, fantasy football is coming to Stock Lemon. And no, not the kind of football fantasies depicted above.

With the usual downtime for our picks in July and August, fantasy football will provide a perfect source of entertainment and content for you to enjoy.

We will have rankings for every position (QB, RB, WR, TE, K, D) and give our sleepers and our busts (or lemons).

Make Stock Lemon your home for 2010 Fantasy Football Rankings and Analysis as we begin our extensive NFL coverage a little early this year.

Stay tuned, this is all coming soon!

Did Nostradamus Predict the Winner of the 2010 World Cup?

We've been getting quite a few inquiries about whether Nostradamus predicted the outcome of tomorrow's 2010 World Cup soccer finale between Spain and Netherlands, so let's put those to rest right now.

In 2006, there were reports that Nostradamus predicted Spain to win the World Cup, based on this vague passage:

"At the end of the sixth month of 2006, the King of Spain will cross the Pyrenees with his army. The legions of Beelzebub await the battle on the central European plains. Destruction and defeat will fall on the evil-doers. The Holy Grail will be returned to Spain by the triumphant King."

Clearly, Nostradamus was throwing crap against the wall and hoping it would stick, referencing a future war he foresaw. Obviously, there was no war, and the idea that the World Cup trophy is the holy grail is a little far-fetched. Of course, there is some accuracy with the month of June as well as the "battles" in central Europe, with Germany being the host country.

Regardless, this was in 2006, remember. So it's all null and void. There's been some confusion now that Spain is in the World Cup finals that they have been predicted to win it. That is simply not the case.

So what did Nostradamus predict? Well, if his proclamations carry any weight in your collective minds, you really ought to enjoy this World Cup final tomorrow. Nostradamus has been famous for predicting the end of the world, again in vague terms, making the 2010 World Cup the last such contest in human history.

On that note, enjoy the game!

Friday, July 9, 2010

2010 World Cup: Championship Game Pick

Here we are. After all of the excitement, the 2010 World Cup is down to a final game. The Netherlands and Spain will play for all the marbles (or at least, the one marble held by one or two people in the trophy design).

We picked Argentina to win it all--oops--but our second pick was Netherlands. And even as we begin to think Spain might have an advantage in some areas, we are sticking with our gut on this one. The Netherlands, undefeated in the tournament, appear to be a team of destiny. And we don't bet against destiny.

So Dutch, Holland, Netherlands, whatever. The orange team is our pick to win the 2010 World Cup. Either way, it's been a great journey, both to watch and to bet. Now let's cap it off by winning some green on the orange.

Will the Heat Win the 2011 NBA Finals?

Alright, Alright. So LeBron James didn't sign with the Knicks, instead opting to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. But the question now is, will the Heat win it all in 2010-11, even with, basically, three players?

Well, if the odds tell us anything, they have a chance. More like, the best chance. Check out the top four teams according to their odds to take home the NBA crown next year:

Miami Heat... 7/4

LA Lakers... 11/4

Orlando Magic... 10/1

Boston Celtics... 12/1

Of these, the Heat just don't quite belong yet. They will be able to build around the big three eventually, but the Lakers are the clear cut favorites in our minds, to win the NBA Finals by way of a three-peat. So take this opportunity, with the public pounding the Heat due to the recent buzz, to pound the Lakers for yourself.

View the latest point spreads and get ahead by signing up for the NBA picks at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's Twitter Official: LeBron James is Going to New York

The NBA's most coveted Free Agent is going to be a New York Knickerbocker... according to Jared Dudley, who came up with the greatest way to get twitter followers since @thebuckychannel decided to join the fad.

So there you have it, LeBron James to the New York Knicks. You heard it here second.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Where Will LeBron James Land in Free Agency?

The biggest free agent period in the history of the NBA is underway, so what are the odds that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh or one of the other big free agent names lands with your favorite team?

Well, as a matter of fact, if LeBron James is your target, here are the odds that he lands in Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, New York or New Jersey:

+300 (or 3 to 1)

-200 (or 1 to 2)

+450 (or 9 to 2)

+500 (or 5 to 1)

+700 (or 7 to 1)

Our guess? We like those +700 odds for New Jersey (soon to be Newark soon to be Brooklyn). It's close enough to the big city of New York and the life that comes with it, but more importantly, billionaire Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov offers LeBron his best shot at becoming a global icon. That, and it's +700! Considering that nobody really knows what LBJ is thinking, why not go big or go home on this one?

One thing is for sure, it should be an interesting weekend!