Fun With Super Rugby Handicapping – Round 18

Friday Update, Adding some totals commentary.  Got off to a good start to the week last night. Last Week - 2-2; Overall (Since Round 15):  7-5 As a wise man once said, we're back to attack and sharp like barbed wire.  Round 18 is something of a demarcation point where the top 2/3 or so … Continue reading Fun With Super Rugby Handicapping – Round 18

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Fun With Rugby Internationals Handicapping – Week 4

Last week:  2-0.  Overall:  2-1.  Also, really want to credit myself for the RSA/Eng total, which I proclaimed everywhere I would take again, but couldn't actually find a line on it.  Dammit. The final week of the June Internationals is largely about motivation.  For the teams playing in already-decided series (New Zealand, France, South Africa, … Continue reading Fun With Rugby Internationals Handicapping – Week 4

Fun With June Rugby Internationals Handicapping, Week 2

Last week:  No record, didn't take a strong position on the Wales/RSA match.  Did, however, go 3-1 in Super Rugby, including the ol' "take the rubber band off" call. Week 2 of this year's June Internationals is where things really get rolling, with pretty much all of the world's major rugby-playing nations in action.  In … Continue reading Fun With June Rugby Internationals Handicapping, Week 2

What’d We Learn Last Weekend – The Demise of the Premiership Edition

The European Clubs spent last weekend determining who would make it through to the knockout stages of the Champions and Challenge Cup competitions.  In the Champions Cup, once the dust settled, just one English side had made it through, defending champs Saracens (and even they probably shouldn't have). While it was kind of fun last … Continue reading What’d We Learn Last Weekend – The Demise of the Premiership Edition

What’d We Learn Last Weekend? – The Dereliction Edition

As a smart man once said, "back to attack and sharp like barbed wire," this blog makes its return and 2018 debut after a bout of late-year laziness. More importantly, there is the matter of recapping the weekend's action in Europe, followed by a fully-justified bit of hatred. Hey, Didn't You Used to be the … Continue reading What’d We Learn Last Weekend? – The Dereliction Edition

What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Temperature Taking Edition

With the November internationals now over (save for the random remaining South Africa-Wales match this weekend, which I choose to ignore for now), we offer this capsule review of the status of the world's preeminent sides (and the Eagles). Eagles more distinguished than their telecasts With supposed new US head coach Gary Gold apparently somehow … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Temperature Taking Edition