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Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 05:32 PM

Let's Go, Darelle!

Let's go Darrelle, get your greedy ass to camp! I know the thought of having to play for $13 million is terribly insulting, but in case he hasn't noticed, his TEAM actually has a chance to win something. I understood the holdout & the demand for a raise, 'cause he's the man, but let me get this straight. The Jets are offering to make him the 2nd highest paid player at his position, even though his first 2 were front-loaded & he still has 3 years left on his current deal, and he's so insulted he's willing to sit out the year? Sorry. That's where he lost me. He needs to stop insisting on beating Asomhuga's ridiculous contract, and stop being a me-first, selfish diva. Be happy with your $12 million raise, and be happy you're on a team that goes out and adds other pieces to try to win.

I'm squarely behind the team on this one. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if the Jets give him this ridiculous contract, it would most certainly mean they wouldn't be able to re-sign some of their core players. They won't be able to re-sign Mangold AND Harris. What happens when Sanchez gets his 2nd deal? Is there going to be anything left for Shonn Greene? Maybe 1 of the receivers get cut next year. There's no way they can give him & Sanchez that kind of money, and still be able to put enough pieces around them. Obviously, Revis doesn't care as long as he gets his, and that's when I get turned off.

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Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:57 AM

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are going BACK to the Super Bowl! For many reasons, I had this overwhelming thought this weekend. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me.  They actually have a running game now that Beanie Wells has gotten going, and they have a nice 3rd down back in Hightower.  Steve Breaston is a much more polished receiver now, giving them 3 legitimate options now in the passing game, 4 with Hightower on the field.  Boldin's getting healthy, which he wasn't during last year's run. They have one of the best run defenses in football next to maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Ok. Cincy, SF, & Minny are all in the debate, but you get the idea.)  Their defense in general is better than it was last year. They now have big-game experience thanks to last year's run. Their QB has already won a Super Bowl & played in 2 others. They're gaining momentum as the year goes on, and seem poised to peak at the perfect time. They're a perfect 4-0 on the road this year, with winnable trips to St. Louis, Tennessee, SF, and Detroit the rest of the way. 

IMO, the Vikings & Saints are both flawed. The Saints give up way too many yards on defense. Sharper's been awesome, but they're too reliant on turnovers. Favre's been great, but we've already heard reports that he's hurting, and he's shown a tendency to fade late in seasons for several years now.  Raise your hand if you think Favre will be a... [More]

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:10 AM

World Series Game 2 approach

Bravo, Cliff Lee. Wow. Dude was straight nasty last night.  I actually had 2 futures on Cliff Lee & Chase Utley to win the MVP all set up to play. No b.s. Then the genius in me decided to hit cancel. Smart move D. Smart move.  Oh, well. Let's see if we can make some more money off this series.

I have more faith in Pedro Martinez than most.  When I discussed this series with a friend last week, we both felt the best thing Manuel could do would be to start Martinez in game 2.  He won't be in awe of the situation or the setting.  I'm not completely sure of what to expect from him tonight, but I like his chances to come up big & turn in a solid outing. For starters, Pedro's not the same pitcher he was in his previous meetings with the Yanks. He's gone from overpowering to crafty & efficient. Second, I love the way he was deployed this year. He was very well rested. By missing half the season, and receiving plenty of extra days of rest here down the stretch, Pedro's arm is in a good place. He can still be very effective when his fastball is touching 90-92, which it is right now. I also think he's in a good spot mentally. I think he's relaxed & confident right now. He seems to have been humbled by the last few years, and right now is a man who just feels blessed to be back in this situation, which allows him to come into this game pressure-free. (The 1-0 series lead does wonders for that also)

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Posted Thursday, May 07, 2009 11:20 AM

MLB - Thursday

2-2  yday  +1.7units
69-58 overall  + 19.76units
What's up guys?  How good is Johan Santana? Man, I feel like he just gets better every start.  Where you at, Philly?
Hit with the Indians & Jays yday. Missed with the Pirates & Marlins. Plus money...no complaints here.  I'm considering adding the Blue Jays or Brewers later, but for now I'm going with 3 early.
  • KANSAS CITY  -126  2units
  • PITTSBURGH  +171  2units
  • FLORIDA  +105  2units
 Good Luck Today!

Posted Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:06 AM

Celtics/Magic Game 2

What's up guys?  Well, I was on Boston for game 1, and it proved to be the wrong side.  Allen once again disappeared for the first game, and this time Rondo decided to join him.  All situational angles would lead us to Boston tonight, but I'm not so sure.  They definately showed some flaws.  They were too concerned with helping on Howard, and just kept abandoning the perimeter. The C's also weren't able to get anything in the paint, so they were completely reliant on jumpers.  Pierce's post-game press conference kind of reminded me of Chris Paul's against the Nuggets, where he was being defiant & confident. It's sort of like he was trying to reassure himself that everything's fine when he really knows that there is definately cause for concern.   I'm thinking the best option here is the Under. These 2 have played Under 4 straight now.  Game 1 would've been an easy Under. The only reason it came close to the number was because Boston was running every chance it could in the 2nd Half in a furious attempt to come back.  I expect Boston to defend Howard more 1 on 1, and stick with the shooters, which will lead to more points inside, but less 3's.  I also expect Boston to be more competitive tonight, which should lead to more halfcourt offense.   I'd appreciate any thoughts or opinions you guys have.     BOSTON/ORLANDO  Under 188


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Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009 03:32 PM

Just a squirrel trying to get a nut...

What's up guys? I haven't posted in a while. I always felt like posting was a distraction to trying to pick winners. Every time I start losing, I stop posting. I'd like to change that, though. lol. I had to stop gambling because I moved and I couldn't afford a bankroll. However, I've been back in the game, and covers is always where I go for my information on matchups. I always find the forums useful, and if my two cents can help, so be it.

I've been gambling for about 3 or 4 years. I am an AMATEUR who is always trying to get better. I'm constantly trying to make this addiction and my love for sports a consistent positive in my life. I've learned many hard lessons along the way, and I do my best to learn from them. For a while, I settled on flat betting as my strategy, and while it really helped my discipline, I don't feel it necessarily maximized my profits. I managed to consistently get positive weeks, or hover around breaking even, but the really bad weeks seemed to outweigh the really good weeks. That being said, I like to vary my bets slightly now depending on the strength of my lean. I like to hit the gas a little more when I'm up, and pump the brakes more often when I'm cold.

My favorite sport to bet is Nascar. Last year, I won a fortune betting races. I hit a few weeks ago with Kyle Busch in Vegas at 6-1, which has me up a couple units for the season. You just cant beat the odds. Besides that, I would ... [More]

Posted Monday, July 07, 2008 06:07 PM

MLB - Monday

49-35 overall  +27 units   13-13  last week  +3 units    4-1  yesterday  +4.5 units       Well, last week started off bad but really picked up.  I was fortunate enough to pick up another 10 units from Nascar. I won 15 units 2 weeks ago in a race, so if I include my race bets, I'm actually up 47 UNITS since I started posting.   I don't know about you guys, but I'm not too crazy about today's card.   At first, I thought I'd definately play the Rockies tonight. Ubaldo's been really good lately & the Rox bats abused Florida's staff, but then I realized the Rockies are 0-9 in his starts away from Coors. I'm not sure, but I would think McClung's got to be the odd man out now that CC's here.  He's been serviceable, but he hasn't been anything special.  I'm considering the Over here.   I'm definately playing the Twins tonight. I would've felt so much better about this play had Francona not decided to give everyone the night off last night, but they are still coming off an always stressful Yanks' series that ended late last night.  Daisuke may have the worst control in the Major Leagues, and you just can't keep winning games like that. You keep playing with fire, you will get burned.  I expect the Japanese phenom to be perfect fade material a lot more in the 2nd half.  A very hot Twins team is the perfect spot to start   ... [More]

Posted Saturday, June 21, 2008 08:01 AM


Good morning people. What's good? I'm up early, so I just burned 1, and my head is buried in the newspaper & covers matchups as usual. Just wanted to throw some leans out there & pick everyone's brain. Yesterday was another good night. Misfired bad with the Phillies. They officially seem to be slumping. (This is music to my ears as a Mets fan). Volquez was lights out & a pleasure to watch. The Giants finally scored for Cain, and the Mets seem to be heating up. Teams always seem to do that as soon as doubt creeps in. Look no further than the Yanks the last 2 weeks. Like I said yesterday, I hate betting against streaks, but I really liked those matchups.   Quick Recap:  3-1 yesterday  +3.5 units. +14.5 units on the week   PHI  -115  2 units  CIN  +135 2 units  SF   +117 1 unit  NYM +110 2 units    Well, so far, I'm leaning towards a few even money games. The Angels look good in Philly today. Saunders has been head & shoulders above Myers all year. Anytime I decide to fade the Phillies, I prefer to have a lefty in my pocket, The Angels are one of, if not the best road time in baseball. I underestimated them yesterday, but I do like them today.  The Twins are streaking right now, and I can see them hitting 5 today. I normally like Micah Owings, but he's been awful lately. He also loses a lot of his value playing in an AL park. His bat gives hi... [More]


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