October 24, 2008

Penn State at Ohio State Pick and Preview

College Football Betting Preview
Penn State (8-0) at Ohio State (7-1)
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC

SBG Global Opening Line: Penn State  -  1  ,  Total  45.5

 

First place in the Big-10 is on the line Saturday night as #10 Ohio State hosts #3 Penn State.  This game could have national title implications as the Nittany Lions don’t have anyone on their remaining schedule that stacks up to Ohio State.  The problem for Penn State is that they haven’t won at Columbus in 30 years. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Penn State on the Road.

 

The Nittany Lions have the talent this season to compete with Ohio State as quarterback Daryll Clark is the Big Ten’s second-highest rated passer.  Penn State has the seventh best scoring offense in the country, averaging 45.4 points per game and the Nittany Lions also has Evan Royster who leads the Big 10 in yards per carry.

 

On the other side, Ohio State has started to look like a national title contender since Terrelle Pryor took over at quarterback. “When Terrelle is clicking, he can do a little bit of everything,” said receiver Brian Robiskie, “He’s scary in the open field.” It also helps Ohio State that Chris “Beanie” Wells is fully healthy.  He has run for 508 yards in four games since his return from injury.

 

Penn State has lost 10 straight games on the road to teams ranked in the Top 25.  On the other side, Ohio State has won 12 of its last 13 conference home games against ranked opponents.  Here are more College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game.  The Nittany Lions are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Nittany Lions are 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 games in October. The Nittany Lions are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Nittany Lions are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings at Ohio State.

 

SBG Global Current Line: Penn State  -  1  ,  Total  45.5

 

The Buckeyes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Buckeyes are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 conference games. The Buckeyes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

 

The Over is 4-1 in the Nittany Lions last 5 conference games. The Over is 5-2 in the Nittany Lions last 7 games overall. The Under is 8-3 in the Buckeyes last 11 games in October. The Under is 5-2 in the Buckeyes last 7 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings at Ohio State between the two teams.

 

Pick: Penn State 3 out of 5 units

(The new) Kindle eReader

The Irish Times August 14, 2010 | TOM KELLY Go Gadgets: Ah, the smell of competition! The launch of Apple’s iPad, with its powerful ebooks app, has prompted a swift reaction from Amazon, with the imminent release of a new Kindle, its own popular electronic book reader.

In case you missed the arrival of the Kindle’s predecessors and its e-cousins, this is a hand-held device that lets you read digital versions of books downloaded from Amazon. It’s one of several similar non-paper readers which, while not delivering the tactile pleasure of turning the printed page, do allow you tote around a virtual bookshelf with hundreds of publications as easily as you would a well-thumbed paperback.

In the case of this new, third generation Kindle, that’s a veritable Dr Johnson-esque library of 3,500 books, double its previous page count. Moreover, it bookends these into a smaller, lighter body reflecting that hoary old cheese puff about the electronics business that was so successful, they’d had to move to smaller premises.

The body has had a once-over too, with a new buffed, graphite finish and a claimed longer battery life. This Kindle still mimics the printed word with its black and white e-ink rather than iPad’s full colour offering. This certainly gives the Kindle the edge when holiday reading in sweltering sunlight, but that may not be enough to make it an iPad ekiller. bobblewaterbottlenow.com bobble water bottle

Of course, they do get another bite of the ebook cherry as their own app for the iPad lets punters eread Amazon downloads there too. And they are obviously not ones to worry about killing off their babies, with this simply being called a Kindle, with no sequel- suggestive numerals or a Ludlum-esque Kindle Librarium, for example. here bobble water bottle

As admirable as all their technical nips and tucks are, it’s at the pricing end where Amazon has sharpened up, with the WiFi-only Kindle just $139 (Irish customers are still being sent to the US site to buy).

Cost WiFi model $139 ([euro]106), WiFi 3G $189 ([euro]144), amazon.com Pod a Porter Neckband Perhaps the only inelegant note struck by this otherwise beautifully executed piece of product design is the pretension of its rather puntastic name. Almost as pompous as that opening line. Anyway, this is a very cool accessory, even jewellery, for an iPod Shuffle – the stamp-sized MP3 player from Apple. It’s an ultralight neckband to hold your Shuffle and neatly channel the headphones around so they don’t get twisted and tangled up in your clothes. These are crucial, because the player’s extreme buttonism means the headphone cables have the Shuffle’s controls built-in to them. Bust them and it’s not so much Shuffle as muffle.

At the same time, the PaP holds the Shuffle itself of course, for when you’re togged down to your exquisite basics for the beach or poolside. You can hardly tuck it in your thong after all: two wrongs won’t make a right.

Designer Michiel Cornelissen has one more twist: each Pod a Porter is individually produced by a 3D printer in polyamide when you order online. In black, white and a range of iPodista colours.

Cost [euro]25, shapeways.com Water Bobble Not a typo, but a smart, eco-positive solution to getting filtered water on the move. So the travelling middle classes everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. See, the good-looking Bobble Water Bottle has an active carbon filter that’s good for 300 dechlorinated, decontaminated fill-ups. So it helps neutralise the environmental WMD that is bottled water. Plus, the Bobble itself is BPA-free, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable, for an all-round feelgood factor. Of course, there is the small matter of shipping it over here.

Cost $10 ([euro]7.50), filters $7 ([euro]5.50), waterbobble.com.betweenideas@gmail.com and betweenideas.blogspot.com TOM KELLY

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