So last week went pretty well as far as these picks are concerned, as we finished at 10-4 against the spread despite picking Kyle Orton on the road on Thursday night. This week I'm hoping for more of the same, despite picking Alex Smith's terrible ass on Thursday night.
Sports leagues bring in ungodly sums of money, and are still allowed to extort money from taxpayers like you and me on a whim. They are, apparently, also able to stop people from exercising free will by blocking the legalization of sports betting as they have in New Jersey. Sports leagues have become more powerful…
Friend of the blog and former Deadspin commenter sweatingmullets is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Well, not really, but he's a big Alex Smith fan, that's for sure. I think it's because he's living in Utah, Smith's college home, or something. But, yeah, he's a big fan of Smitty.
Nobody is reading this garbage anyway, so here's a quick rundown of this week's picks.
Adam Silver's op-ed in the New York Times in support of legalized sports gambling reversed the long history of professional sports outwardly demonizing gambling while stage whispering all the information with which gamblers can make their decisions. If we bring gambling out of the shadows and, you know, get it some…
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has broken ranks with his sports executive brethren, and announced his support for an expansion of legalized sports gambling in the United States in a New York Times op-ed. Silver points out that, despite its widespread illegality, sports gambling is a massive, and growing, business:
My birthday was on Wednesday, and I just drank my first 40 oz. ever. It wasn't bad, even though it's no Four Loko. Here's a quick NFL pick.
Swede Martin Jacobson took poker's biggest prize with his first World Series of Poker bracelet in this year's Main Event, dispatching Norway's Felix Stephensen on the final table's 328th hand with trips 10s, a fitting hand to match his $10,000,000 prize.
Since placing small bets on sporting events and blogging about picking sporting events for betting purposes isn't a very lucrative career, I have a pretty normal 9-to-5 job. Every Monday, while listening to sports radio on the way home, an obnoxious ad runs telling me to call a toll free number for a lock against the…
A mantra among a certain type of sports bettor is that Vegas always wins. While they may not be wrong about that most of the time, sports books actually suffered losses on the NFL's week 11 action.
There are only eight more weeks of NFL regular season games, which means that there are only eight more truly great Sundays left in the entire year. That's a huge bummer. You know what's not a huge bummer? Picking NFL games. Let's do it.
When we last left LeBron James doubter and Mike Golic cage match opponent Bill Simmons, he was putting his picks in a sidebar. They didn't turn out terribly, as his 7-6 record in Week Nine was equal to mine. Let's see what he's got for us this week.
The NFL season is just a shade past the halfway point, which means that each team has had at least eight chances to win. More importantly, though, each team has had at least eight chances to make each and every one of us some guap. But which teams have been the most reliable to invest in so far?
When I saw that NASCAR drivers were punching each other in the face with increasing frequency, only one question crossed my mind. How can I, being fat, slow, and dainty, get in on this hot NASCAR-punching action? Well now bookies are placing odds on the fights, so you can put your money where your dreams are.
Thursday Night Football's effort in Week Ten of the NFL is the Battle of Ohio between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. Just typing the phrase Battle of Ohio fills me with irreparable sadness.
There is no worse feeling than losing a standalone NFL game against the spread. As opposed to losing one of the 1 p.m. games, when there are about 19 other games to distract you from that loss, losing the Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games force you to sit there and think about how dumb and bad you are. It…
UPDATE: Of course Derrick Rose got hurt in this game, leaving Kirk Hinrich to manage the offense in the fourth quarter and overtime. 0-1 on the NBA season for me!
When we last left Grantland Basketball Hour star and 30 For 30 honcho Bill Simmons, he had a gambling epiphany. Instead of just looking at win/loss records, he was going to get it together and make good NFL picks. This epiphany didn't appear to help him in Week Eight, where he went 5-10 against the spread.
This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make…
I'm busy. Let's get this over with.