2 Arena Picks for Friday 17th

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gettysburg35 PM gettysburg35
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Posted: 6/17/2011 5:56:26 PM
1.  Tampa Bay +7
There games are just always close.  Even though the records show some differentiation, for those that do not follow arena, this is like Yankees Red Sox in terms of rivalry--the War of I-4.  Tampa QB Brian Zbydniewski has been great since he became a starter winning three out of four.  I expect this to be close

2.  I do not feel as good about, but still putting some money on PHL -5
I bet PHL against Spokane last week and was correct.  PHL at home here looks like a good winner as a bounce back game---they are still in the playoff hunt barely...I think they know they need a win and pull it out at home.

Good luck

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Posted: 6/17/2011 6:35:39 PM
PHL - Is starting Kirsch tonight, not Vena.  Hasn't thrown a pass this year...not sure if that will help/hurt Philly.  But if the 81pt Tulsa team shows up from last week it wont matter who's at QB for Philly.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 6:45:22 PM
@KBRICK84

Agreed--I put a very small wager on that one.  Do you think that vaunted Tulsa offense shows up though?
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:06:26 PM
I like a team that just dropped 81pts, more than a team with a QB making his first start.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:08:00 PM
All it takes in AFL is 1 or 2 turnovers and a lead can reach 14-21 with ease...I don't like either team a whole lot...but would lean road team
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:30:42 PM
Gettys, consider that TB/ORL over too buddy
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:36:39 PM
@bevaoustintx

I wish I could--my local book does not give totals for AFL
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:45:13 PM
Perfect example of the crazy AFL...Tulsa has 2 fumbles near the goal line of Philly.  Last coming on the 1yd line.  What should be a 20-7 Tulsa lead is, 7-6 Philly.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:49:12 PM
Then, Philly drives to the Tulsa 5yd line and throws a Pick-6...haha.

13-7 Tulsa.

2 turnovers for each team now.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 7:58:10 PM
Philly turnover on downs leads to another quick Tulsa strike.

20-7 and in reality should be 34-7
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Posted: 6/17/2011 8:17:20 PM
27-14  Tulsa @ Halftime and they get ball to start the 2nd half.

Observations:

Tulsa has 2 fumbles both deep in Philly side, last at the 1yd line...really should be 34-14 at worst.

Philly has 3 INT's, the first 2 coming from first start mistakes as I expected...last on a hailmarry...so that shouldn't count.

Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Vena play for Philly sometime 2nd half.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 8:48:54 PM
My Tampa play looks good so far

PHL a bust for sure
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Posted: 6/17/2011 8:56:27 PM
As I expected, Vena opens the 2nd at QB for Philly...and all the sudden it's a game.  34-28 Tulsa with 1min left in the 3rd.
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Posted: 6/17/2011 9:34:17 PM
Great stop by TB---and they get the ball!!!
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Posted: 6/17/2011 11:10:50 PM
The officiating was horrible at the end there for ORL/TB

would have won either way even if they let ORL get one more shot as I was at +7, but still...
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