Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Small Sports Blog's Soccer Picks - 2/7/16

Here are The Small Sports Blog's soccer picks for today. The money lines are according to Sportsbook at the time of this post.

Barclays Premier League                                      Pick

AFC Bournemouth vs Arsenal                                Arsenal          +105
Chelsea vs Manchester United                               Chelsea         +110


Saturday, February 06, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Party Drinks

Bull Rush
  • 1 oz. Crown Royal Black® Whisky
  • 0.5 oz. Triple Sec Liqueur
  • 1 splash(es) grenadine
  • 3 oz. club soda

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a punch glass. Add ice and stir well to blend. Garnish with a mixture of orange wheels, apple slices or pomegranate ice cubes.

The Small Sports Blog's Super Bowl 50 Pick - 2/7/16

Here is The Small Sports Blogs Super Bowl 50 pick. The line is according to Sportsbook at the time of this post. 

            Super Bowl 50                                           Pick

Panthers vs Broncos                                              Broncos         +5.5

Taking the team that had the best defense in the NFL this season.

Flyers - Rangers Recap Quickie

It was a Saturday matinee between the Flyers and Rangers and unfortunately for the Flyers they let one get away. The Flyers were up 2-1 late in the third period when the Rangers tied it 2-2 with just 12.9 seconds left in regulation. After a scoreless OT period the game wen to the shootout and that's where the Flyers lost the game 3-2.  The Rangers improve to 29-18-5 (29-23), and the Flyers drop to 23-18-9 (23-27). the season series is tied 2-2 with one game left on the 14th of February.

Goal Scorers:


Chris Kreider (11), Keith Yandle (4)


Shane Gostisbehere (9), Ryan White (6)

Three Stars of the Game:

1. M Zuccarelo RW, Rangers: 0 G. 1 A, 1 Pt. +1
2. S. Gostisbehere D, Flyers: 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts.
3. R. White C, Flyers: 1 G, 0 A, 1 Pt. +1   

The Small Sports Blog's NBA Picks - 2/6/16

Here are The Small Sports Blog's NBA picks for today. the lines are according to Sportsbook at the time of this post.

                Game                                                Pick

Trailblazers (24-27) vs Rockets (27-25)           Rockets           -5.5
Wizards (22-26) vs Hornets (24-26)                 Hornets           -4.5
Pistons (27-24) vs Pacers (26-24)                    Pacers            -3.5
Nets (13-38) vs 76ers (7-43)                            76ers               -1.5
Lakers (11-41) vs Spurs (42-8)                         Spurs               -16

Last Night: 2-3

Season: 227-234-6

Super Bowl Party Drinks

Bulleit Rye Manhattan
•             1 oz. Bulleit Rye Whiskey
•             .25 oz. Dry Vermouth
•             .5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
•             1 dash blood orange bitters
•             Maraschino cherry

Glass: Can be served on the rocks (rocks glass) or up (martini glass).
1.      Add the rye and both vermouths to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
2.      Stir and strain, either into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice or into a martini glass (no ice).
3.      Top with the bitters and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Super Bowl Party Recipe

Crown Royal Wings


  • ⅓ cup Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
  • 1 packet (0.75-ounce) stir-fry seasoning, Sun Bird
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic, Gourmet Garden
  • 4 pounds chicken wing drumettes
  • 3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts, (optional)

Preparation: In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).