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Updated: Oct 20, 2020

I had a good week on picks in Week 5 going 10-3 for the week.

Here are my picks for this week.

Texans at Titans ✅ 42-36 Titans

Ravens at Eagles ✅ 30-28 Ravens

Falcons at Vikings ❌ 40-23 Falcons

Browns at Steelers ✅ 30-7 Steelers

Bengals at Colts ✅ 31-27 Colts

Lions at Jaguars ❌ 34-16 Lions

Bears at Panthers ✅ 23-16 Bears

Washington at Giants ❌ 20-19 Giants

Broncos at Patriots ❌ 18-12 Broncos

Jets at Dolphins ✅ 24-0 Dolphins

Packers at Buccaneers ❌ 38-10 Bucs

Rams at 49ers ❌24-16 49ers

Chiefs at Bills (Monday) ✅ 26-17 Chiefs

Cardinals at Cowboys (Monday) ✅ 38-10 Cardinals

Updated 10/20/20

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Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Here it is 11:45 on Sunday and I realized I hadn't posted my picks for the week. So, short and sweet, here are my picks.

Jaguars at Texans ✅ 30-14 Texans

Bengals at Ravens ✅ 27-3 Ravens

Panthers at Falcons ✅ 23-16 Panthers

Raiders at Chiefs ❌ 40-32 Raiders

Cardinals at Jets ✅ 30-10 Cardinals

Eagles at Steelers ✅ 38-29 Steelers

Rams at Washington ✅ 30-10 Rams

Dolphins at 49ers ❌ 43-17 Dolphins

Giants at Cowboys ✅ 37-34 Cowboys

Colts at Browns ✅ 32-23 Browns

Vikings at Seahawks ✅ 27-26 Seahawks

Chargers at Saints30-27 Saints

Bills at Titans ❌ 42-16 Titans

Updated 10/13

Not a bad week this week going 10-3. Really enjoyed having a special Tuesday night game. I could get used to that.

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Injuries are a part of any sport, as anyone that participates in my opinion are warriors. Todays injury to Dak Prescott especially so. Good luck Dak with the recovery.

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Updated: Oct 12, 2020

NFL Games - Week 4

Here are my picks for week four. I won’t count the Thursday night game as the Broncos beat the Jets 37-28 since I’m posting this after the game was played.

Saints at Lions ✅ Saints 35-29

Chargers at Buccaneers ✅ Bucs 38-31

Jaguars at Bengals ✅ Bengals 33-25

Vikings at Texans ❌ Vikings 31-23

Seahawks at Dolphins ✅ Seahawks 31-23

Browns at Cowboys ❌ Browns 49-38

Cardinals at Panthers ❌ Panthers 31-21

Colts at Bears ❌ Colts 19-11

Ravens at Washington ✅ Ravens 31-17

Giants at Rams ✅ Rams 17-9

Patriots at Chiefs ✅ Chiefs 26-10

Bills at Raiders ❌ Bills 30-23

Eagles at 49ers ❌ Eagles 25-20

Falcons at Packers ✅ Packers 30-16

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  • Began his radio career in radio at WXAN (Ava, IL) in 1985

  • Has worked at several radio stations in the Southern Illinois area including, WDQN (DuQuoin, IL),  WQRL (Benton, IL), WDDD (Marion, IL).

  • Currently works for Max Media in Carterville, IL.  Dave has worked on each of the five station in that group including WOOZ (New Country Z100), WCIL-FM (Today's Hit Music 101.5CIL-FM), WUEZ (Magic 95.1), WJPF-WCIL-AM (NewsRadio WJPF), WXLT (103.5 ESPN).

  • On-Air Talent on New Country Z100 since 2004 and host/producer of the Saturday Morning Oldies Show.

  • Host of "Riding the Pine", on 103.5 ESPN, a weekly sports talk show covering the Southern Illinois Miners, Southern Illinois' minor league baseball team in Marion, IL.

  • Program Director for 1035 ESPN

  • Play-by-play announcer for Carterville High School sports including football and basketball on NewsRadio WJPF.

  • Fill-in host for the Morning Newswatch with Tom Miller, heard Monday-Friday on NewsRadio WJPF.

  • Emcee/host for Music & Motion Marching Band field competition held each October at Saluki Stadium hosted by the SIU School of Music (2011-2016).

  • Emcee/host for the Walk for a Cure for Arthritis held every May at the University Mall in Carbondale, IL.

  • Main stage Emcee for the first Bluegill Music Festival held July 4th, 2015 at the Rend Lake Dam.  Over 20 music acts performed throughout the day.

  • Herrinfesta Italiana stage host for various music acts

  • Commercial voice-over work

  • Live remote broadcasts at various businesses and events throughout Southern Illinois.

  • Event Coordinator for five station group

  • Experienced HR/Safety/Environmental Manager for manufacturing and transportation companies.

  • Public Address Announcer for the Southern Illinois Miners Minor League Baseball team (2016).

  • 2016 Illinois Broadcasters Association "Silver Dome Award" 2nd place for Best Sportscaster in Medium Market radio.

  • 2017 Illinois Broadcasters Associations "Silver Dome Award" 2nd place for "Best Radio Play-by-Play for Medium Market Stations".

  • 2017 Southern Illinois Miners On-Field Host

  • Two-time segment host of the "show that made country music famous", the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN (February 7, 2010 and May 6, 2017)

  • 2017/2018 Emcee - Barry Apple Festival Pageant (Barry, IL)

  • On-Field Host for the Southern Illinois Miners Minor Leagues Baseball team (2017-2021)

  • 2018 & 2019 Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award Winner for Best Play-by-play in Illinois.

  • 2018/2019/2021/2022 PONY Baseball International Colt World Series Play-by-play

  • 2019 Play-by-play Broadcaster for National Pro Fastpitch TV (Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois)

  • 2022 - Play-by-play Broadcaster of John A. Logan College Men and Womens Basketball

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