1st & 10 – Episode 30: 2020 NFL Conference Championships Preview

Adam & Mitch are back! In this episode they wrap-up their thoughts on the Divisional Round matchups before diving into their predictions for the 2020 NFL Conference Championships. It’s Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers in the NFC. Patrick Mahomes looks to get back to the Super Bowl but one last obstacle is in the way, the Buffalo Bills. Tune in now to see who Adam and Mitch select to go to Tampa Bay for another final showdown.

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NFL 2020 Playoffs – Conference Championships Expert Picks

NFL 2020 Playoffs Conference Championships expert picks are in from the Baseline Times Experts are in! Follow along with Tallysight.com as our expert picks are compared to many industry experts. Need some help making that final bet?

  • Our Baseline Times experts ranked 8th place in last week’s Divisional Round games in straight-up picks! This score reflects that our expert John Glowatz went 4-0 in last week’s games.
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2020 NFL – Playoff Schedule & Results

The 2020 NFL Playoffs are here! We’ve got you covered for the latest NFL 2020 Playoff schedule!

Conference Championships – January 24, Sunday

Buccaneers @ Packers

3:05 PM EST (FOX)

Bills @ Chiefs

6:40 PM EST (CBS)

2020 — DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF

Rams 1832 Packers

Buccaneers 30 @ 20 Saints

Browns 17 @ 22 Chiefs


Ravens 3 @ 17 Bills


2020 — WILD CARD

First Round Bye

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Bears 9 @ 21 Saints

Rams  30 @ 20 Seahawks

Buccaneers 31 @ 23 Football Team


First Round Bye

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Colts 24 @ 27 Bills

Ravens 20 @ 13 Titans

Browns 48 @ 37 Steelers



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NFL 2020 Playoffs – Divisional Round Expert Picks

NFL 2020 Playoffs Divisional Round expert picks are in from the Baseline Times Experts are in! Follow along with Tallysight.com as our expert picks are compared to many industry experts. Need some help making that final bet?

  • Baseline Times as an organization ranks 2nd place for Over/Under rankings picks through Week 17
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  • Our expert Milli Mentions ranked 5th place in last week’s Wild Card games. Milli Mentions score reflects his accuracy in selecting the overall winner, spread, and over/under correctly.

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NFL 2020 Playoffs – Wild Card Picks

NFL 2020 Playoffs Wild Card picks are in from the Baseline Times Experts are in! Follow along with Tallysight.com as our expert picks are compared to many industry experts. Need some help making that final bet?

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Episode 28: CFP Reactions & NFL 2020 Playoffs Preview

Chevy is joined by a line-up of Baseline Times finest experts when it comes to all things football. At the top of the episode, John Glowatz aka the “Straight-Up Pick King”, joins Chevy to discuss his overall thoughts on the College Football season, his thoughts on if Ohio State deserves a shot in the CFP, and John gives you his CFP pick for the Championship game. Adam & Mitch of the 1st & 10 Podcast from Baseline Times joins Chevy to discuss the 2020 NFL Season. Adam & Mitch share their thoughts on the success of the season, surprises, and disappointments, and also share their picks for Wild Card Weekend for the opening week of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Also, find out who they think is the MVP this season!

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NFL 2020 – Week 17 Expert Picks

NFL 2020 Expert Picks Week 17 from the Baseline Times Experts are in! Follow along with Tallysight.com as our expert picks are compared to many industry experts. Need some help making that final bet?

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Sports Leagues Should Bubble Up or Shut Down

Talking to you NBA, NFL, and NCAA

Under normal circumstances, this would be my favorite time of the sports calendar. College football is in its bowl season and the CFP is coming shortly. College basketball has started up and made it to league play. The NFL is about to start its own playoffs. The NBA has started its season with key Christmas matchups and has several compelling storylines. (I’m also told the NHL season is starting up though I don’t know much about it as I’m admittedly not a big hockey fan – don’t hold that against me hockey stans).

For obvious reasons, this is not a normal year. To make matters worse, most models predict the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths to increase over the next few months. This from an already astronomical case count occurring right now in the USA!

The Real Toll

Many athletes, coaches and staff have already contracted the virus even with all of the precautions that have been put in place. Fortunately, reactions and long-term effects have not been severe for most athletes as they are largely young and in good physical shape.

Abstractly, it may be easy to put this out of America’s collective conscience with just statistics and a lot of fake news stating that this virus is no big deal. Less so when we’re talking about real people, young men in the prime of their lives who have suffered grave effects.

Jamain Stephens Jr. (Cal U FB) and Michael Ojo (FSU MBB & Serbian Pro) sadly lost their lives due to complications from COVID. Xavier Thomas (Clemson FB) had a severe case and could not breathe fully for months. Keyontae Johnson (Florida MBB) and Tommy Sweeney (BC FB & Buffalo Bills) developed heart inflammation called myocarditis that could kill them if they don’t abstain from strenuous activity for several months. Johnson famously collapsed in game after a dunk against FSU and had to be put into a medically induced coma.

A host of high school coaches and athletes have also met with equally tragic results albeit to less fanfare. This is to say nothing of the perpetuation of the virus via spread to friends and family.

Watching sports has now turned into a moral quandary. Especially with light at the end of the tunnel so close.

The End in Sight

It seems likely that the average American should be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine by April or May 2021. Wild speculation but I’d wager the NFL, NBA, and NCAA could get doses of the vaccine for players, coaches, and key staff by March. (Side note: this would probably require NCAA athletes to be classified as essential workers, which should effectively end their amateur status and usher in at least NIL payments. For a lot of reasons, this is the way but that is another entire separate article). Thus, we are looking at a 3 month risk window. Maybe 4 or 5 months if these leagues are not able to secure vaccines early.

Many players don’t want to participate in this high risk window. Even if they make it through physically unscathed they undergo a tremendous psychological toll as well. Duke WBB; almost all of the FCS, D2, and D3 schools; and the Ivy League decided to cancel their seasons due to COVID. You may be aware that many NFL players and high profile 2021 draft prospects also decided to opt out. Similarly, 11 NCAA bowl games have been cancelled and 17 eligible teams have decided to opt out of bowls entirely due to COVID.

Bubble Up or Shut Down

Let’s make it simple. Leagues for which it still makes financial sense to operate in a bubble and continue their season should do so. Leagues for which it doesn’t make financial sense should not play until after widespread vaccination in 2021. If you can’t afford to protect your players you can’t afford to have a season.

High income leagues like the NFL, NBA, and P5/6 NCAA revenue sports can surely afford bubbles. Some others probably cannot.

The NFL didn’t institute a bubble for their regular season due to the number of people and length of time that would be involved. The playoffs kick off on Jan 9 and the Super Bowl is on Feb 7. So, the longest period of time a team would be in their bubble is roughly a month. With the top seeds from each conference on bye for round 1 it is likely the eventual Super Bowl participants will be in bubble for less time.

Several bowl games have instituted bubbles themselves. Kudos to them, the rest should follow suit. At this point, everyone would be in their respective bubbles for a matter of weeks or even days.

The NBA and TBT proved that a bubble can be a viable thing over a longer time period in 2020. 2021 can be just as successful for them and college basketball as well.

The NCAA already announced that March Madness will take place in a bubble in Indianapolis. However, a lot of damage can be done between now and then. Short term mini-bubbles don’t seem to be the answer either as the biggest risk is not playing against other athletes who have all been frequently tested. Rather the risk that comes along with living and interacting with others in close proximity. There has been talk about each conference doing their own bubble for league play but it doesn’t seem like much traction has been made there.

Legends Coach K and Rick Pitino have publically expressed their reservations at playing a season in the height of a pandemic. The latter called for delaying the season and potentially holding May Madness. You know when Slick Rick Pitino is the voice of reason you are in uncharted territory.

It would behoove the NBA to return to the bubble model that they pioneered on such a grand scale. For 2021, the NBA and the NBAPA have agreed on COVID restrictions such as not participating in social gatherings with more than 15 people and only going to approved restaurants. But that doesn’t do a lot of good when a large portion of the COVID surge is coming from small indoor gatherings. Even if the rules are followed, they are not sufficient. And we all know how good star athletes are at following rules. Especially when women are involved.

COVID-19 has already cost us so much and the end is within our grasp. Lets not put these young men and women at further risk at the peak of this thing for mere entertainment.


The views expressed in this article are solely those of John Glowatz.

NFL 2020 – Week 16 Expert Picks

NFL 2020 Expert Picks Week 16 from the Baseline Times Experts are in! Follow along with Tallysight.com as our expert picks are compared to many industry experts. Need some help making that final bet?

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NFL 2021 Draft: More Than Just The “Trevor Lawrence Draft”

With the Jets win on Sunday, many New York fans have been up in arms about the fact that as of now, they are no longer the team projected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fear not, Jets fans as this is not a one-player draft.

While there’s no doubt Trevor Lawrence is the top prospect in the draft and will go with the top pick, the so-called “consolation” prize options aren’t bad.

If you must have a quarterback, New York would still have two highly touted options to choose from in Justin Fields of Ohio State and Zach Wilson of BYU.

Both Fields and Wilson have more question mark than Lawrence, but both also have high ceilings to become stars in the NFL.

There’s potential to trade down to acquire Trey Lance of North Dakota State, but I expect as we get closer to the draft, Lance to quickly fly up draft boards and become a top ten pick.

Lance is built like an NFL quarterback and appears to be more NFL-ready today even more so than Lawrence, Fields, and Wilson.

Again, I’m not saying any of those options are better now or will ever be as good as what Lawrence could become in the NFL, but there are options at quarterback in the 2021 draft field.

Not to mention other positions that are worth a top five pick such as receiver Ja’Marr Chase who, pre-pandemic, was projected to be a top three pick in this year’s draft.

Three other names to remember is Penei Sewell of Oregon, Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech, and Micah Parsons of Penn State.

Sewell is the top offensive line prospect in the 2021 draft field and is as talented as any O-lineman that has been draft eligible the last five years.

Farley is a cover corner who will likely become a number one corner for a team in his first year in the league. With the majority of teams moving away from the run, having a star cover corner becomes more important each year and Farley is just that.

Parsons may be the top overall defensive prospect in the 2021 draft and will be a great addition to a team that already has a QB such as Cincinnati or Miami.

With all this said, Trevor Lawrence is the ultimate prize no doubt, but let’s not confuse this draft as a “one-hit wonder-style” group. There are some great options in the top ten outside of the Clemson superstar in the NFL 2021 Draft.



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