Posted Monday, August 27, 2012 11:07 AM
Back from a successful Wimbledon as I backed Roger Federer to win at another location, but missed with Sharapova. Now tennis has returned to New York and all is right with the world. I'll be making my way down a few times from New England, chillaxin' at the folks City apartment and toasting my good picks and counting my money at the end of each late night, late August evening. Grunts will punctuate the hot days and cool nights at the site of the old World's Fair.
In the long run, though, we can thank master builder and planner Robert Moses for giving us 20th Century man's modern marvels, Jones beach and you can't swing a dead cat in NYC and not hit a bridge or park with Bob Moses' touch.
While Bob Moses was a lot of things, he wasn't a gambler. He left that to Damon Runyon's crew, all of whom would go out and enjoy the spaces Bob Moses created for the Denizens of NYC and environs.
Course, these days it still is David Dinkins who gets the credit for the Tennis Center but long before D-Squared Moses had all of it planned out. Not that he held any regard for going to the sports.....but he always knew how to leverage and float a bond to get his money for his thousands of parks and recreation projects.
So we're gonna take a page out of Moses' book and put Tammany Hall's money on:
Phau -152Pella +190Isotomin -310Falla +100Mahut -120Berdych -610Rogowksa -110Oprandi +190Erakovic -300Rus -112U. Radwanska +190
All lines from 5 Dimes.
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Posted Saturday, August 25, 2012 07:47 AM
Double-J did his best Kyle Busch impression as his engine expired while leading the pack with five laps remaining at MIS last week. Tough loss JJ, but you'll recover with the company of your five Sprint Cup titles! RFR bitch Biffle was the eventual winner and while I picked the team I missed out with the driver as I backed Kenseth last week.
This week we are back to some short-track racing and if last night's race was any indication, the new surface will produce a lot of bump-n-run and congrats to Logano for bringing home the victory last night. What a great kid he is. Love his attitude, love his youth and love his smile. Keep bringing the thunder JL! Saddler wasn't too thrilled with his shove by Stenhouse jr. but that is how it is at Bristol-even if Stenhouse did apologize immediately to ES.
Can JL win B2B? Not business to business but back to back? Not sure if he'll take it again but he is sure fun to watch.
And remember folks, drivers who show up in this column end up leading the race and/or winning. That said, let's get down to my favorite double-stacker-BK. Yep Brad Keselowski (+600) is the defending race winner and led last week at Michigan.
Don't forget that of the last six races at Bristol three drivers have won back to back. If Keselowski wins then he'll be the fourth consecutive back-to-back winner at Bristol.
Another driver that has been dubbed "Mr. Bristol" is Kyle Busch who has the favorite spot, bet down from 9/2 to 4/1, the main conce... [More]
Posted Sunday, August 19, 2012 08:37 AM
Well they said it couldn't be done, but the Old Man just keeps on ticking as Mark Martin will start today's race from the pole while he'll be accompanied by Cousin' Carl (99) on the outside. Double-J and Junior had troubles and find themselves at the back of the pack due to a blown engine for JJ and and a back-up car for Junior. As Chad Knaus said this only means JJ has to pass 42 cars to win. Nice positive spin on things for the HMS Crew Chief.
More to the point when was the last time you say the 99 with the Checkers? It won't be today either. As for Brad Keselowski, he has already three checkers this year, but will start the race outside the Top-10.
I think this is the day we RFR pops the cherry at MIS-it has been forever since they have had a driver win.
XFACTOR - Repave
MIS got repaved this year so it will be interesting to see how the drivers' set-ups go and how they are able to adapt to the new surface.
RFR headquarters and association with Ford make this a special race for RFR and their drivers. While it is tempting to throw your ducats on Biffle at 10/1 I am backing Matt Kenseth at 15/1.
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2012 01:59 PM
Not a ton of value on this bet to win today, but good luck if you are playing....
Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012 01:22 PM
Kind Bud, KB, and Kyle Busch are all the same and should be the winner at the end of the rain delayed race! Good luck to all-
Staying off Hamlin for the same reason as last week, and while most are riding the bumper of Double-J, but just because the public likes something it doesn't mean you have to....
GLTA have fun and stay safe!
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:28 AM
Tweeted this earlier, however get ready to pounce if this deal goes through. Red Sox supposedly want to make room for younger, but with this ornery pitching crew, this could sink the Red Sox and make money for you.
dealing today? awful move for Sox if they actually go through with this, BUT! HUGE Betting opportunity for sharps!
Posted Sunday, July 29, 2012 12:46 PM
Double-J. Despite being the top speedster, something will happen and Hamlin will lose position and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. There is less time in the 400 and as the drivers hit the bricks I am backing the No. 16 and No. 48 to win outright.
Posted Friday, July 13, 2012 02:00 PM
So congrats once again to the Fatman of Motorsports. For those looking to improve on his or her autosport portfolio you might want to avoid taking a position on Tony Stewart at +600. Granted it has been hotter than Hades in the Northeast (as yours truly has just returned from my stash in the Truro Woods of Cape Cod, MA for some glorious T and A watch at the beach) but now it is back to business and there is no better business and no worse track layout than Loudon - but we can get to that later)
The one thing you gotta remember about Loudon is that generally when NASCAR visits - no matter how nice the weather is leading up to the event-it rains! So expect a thundershower or two so for the Lenox 301 a mid-race lead is a great place to be. This is why I like Kurt Busch at 10/1, Clint Bowyer at 12/1 and Brad Keselowski at 12/1.
GLTA. Have fun if you are going to the race and watch out for the cops leaving the venue since they'll be looking for those cold set-ups leaking from your cup holders.
Odds to win the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (Courtesy of SBG Global)
Jimmie Johnson 5-1
Tony Stewart 6-1
Denny Hamlin 8-1
Jeff Gordon 8-1
Kurt Busch 10-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10-1
Kyle Busch 10-1
Brad Keselowski 12-1
Kasey Kahne 12-1
Kevin Harvick 12-1
Clint Bowyer 15-1
Ryan Newman 15-1
Carl Edwards 15-1
Martin Truex Jr. 15-1
Greg Biffle 25-1
Matt Kenseth 25-1
Joey Lagano 30-1
Jeff Burton 50-1[More]
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:32 AM
Could he be mounting a comeback? Up to second in the rankings, about 300 more than No.3 Rafa. He made it to the finals last year at Roland Garros..
From Tennis magazine...In fact, he's won 33 of his last 35 matches since he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and that was a match in which he was twice one swing away from advancing to meet Rafael Nadal in the final. The only matches Federer has lost since then were to Nadal in the semis of the Australian Open, and John Isner of the USA in a Davis Cup tie. The title he won in Dubai (d. Andy Murray, 7-5, 6-4) is his fifth during that run.
Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 12:50 PM
So a lot of people banking on Johnson from the four hole, and sure PIR is Johnson's bitch, but hold on you might be witnessing the decline of the #48 team.
I think there are a lot of drivers ready to unseat Johnson in the Duel in the desert, but I am backing No. 11 Denny Hamlin today. I think I am going to hedge backing Kyle Busch to finish in the top 3.
Posted Sunday, January 01, 2012 10:19 AM
Two games have me scratching my head and looking for an angle, but I can see title downside potential on backing the Resurgent Colts and Orlovsky driven offense making Wayne and Garçon viable fantasy Wide-outs...too bad you are out of the playoffs, eh?
Problem is that the Jags don't have a secondary and they're giving 3 to 3.5points depending where you shop.
Other game is the Dolphins who have been covering machines in their last eight genes. I am not sur why everyone is so convinced the Jets will win?? In fact almost ninety-five percent of the money line is backing the Jets, but Dolphins would love to play fast and loose in South Florida and win to prevent the Jts a third straight trip to the playoffs.
Play on Dolphins -3 , Colts +3.5 for a handful of units each. Gotta.
Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 08:33 PM
Missed with Kyle Busch last week (but Rowdy came in 2nd) but looks like a good one if you are HMS fan...
We got you covered over at Doc's Sports
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 01:19 PM
the line: Cardinals ( -1.19) O/U 7.5.
Been a long time since I posted and got away from NASCAR but tonight is the first game of the Fall Classic and it's gonna be windy, rainy, and 45 degrees. Pick a few graphs below
The crew is led by Jerry Lane, who will be behind home plate for Game 1. Listed below are the total results (O/U) for each umpire.
Jerry Lane: 13-17
Greg Gibson: 9-21
Alfonso Marquez: 14-19
Ron Kulpa: 15-18
Ted Barrett: 17-14
Gary Cederstrom: 12-21
After Lane, Gibson should go behind the plate in Game 2 since he's listed at 1B for Game 1. If the pattern continues, then the following umpire would be behind the plate as the series continues.
C.J. Wilson takes the mound in the series opener for the Rangers, seeking his first win in the postseason. The Texas southpaw has put together an ERA of 8.04 in three playoff outings, while allowing six earned runs in two separate starts against Tampa Bay and Detroit. The Rangers own a 2-4 record in Wilson's six road underdog outings this season, including the Game 5 loss in the ALCS at Detroit.
THE STAT THAT PICKS THE SIDE - The Rangers have dominated right-handed starting pitching in the playoffs with a 7-2 record, while the Cardinals are just 1-2 against southpaw starters. Texas will not have home-field advantage in this series due to the National League winning the All-Star Game, but the Ra... [More]
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 06:21 PM
Let's get rolling on the right tire at Loudon on Sunday.
Kurt Busch to win
Clint Bowyer Top 3 finish
Posted Friday, January 21, 2011 06:34 PM
Couldn't have Venus waited until the third round to retire? Ugh. Had the winner over at http://degeneratedad.tumblr.com
Anyway, to pull a Buffalo Springfield,
(For what its worth).....
here are this evening's winners....
Kvitova +150 (not a huge upset, but see ya' Stosur)
Cilic -160 (You need more than a serve to win Down-Under!)
Solid Gold Dancers
Posted Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:05 AM
Edwards and JJ to come in 1 and 2???
Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 08:21 PM
Back from Australia where I absolutely obliterated the card. My only two errors were futures bets, but heck, I'll take daily units over longterm failures any day of the week. In case you are interested I'll be capping all season long over at Docs, here are a few snippets to whet your appetite....
Good Luck to all....
Posted Friday, January 23, 2009 04:54 PM
I'll total the tally at the end of today, but without looking I am 12-3, +2240 over this first week down under, how you all doing???
Here are a few plays but nothing grand and no really huge upsets in my book. All Odds Courtesy of Sportsbook.com, the best sportsbook on the planet....
Down In OZ
And I am going 2 units on Stepanak +125
Garrigues +155 (call it a hunch)
Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009 06:23 AM
A note about Venus, when she takes a mental vacation boy does she take a mental vacation. Glad I am staying away from huge favorites in this Open...
Australian Open - Third Round Match
Australian Open - Third Round Match
Australian Open - Third Round Match
Australian Open - Third Round Match
Australian Open - Third Round Match
2009 OZ Open
Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009 04:59 PM
Avoiding the large favorites today since most aren't worth the cash I'd put on them. These are the plays for Wednesday down under. Get em in soon though since play resumes shortly. GLTA......Impaler
Men's Second Round
Women's Second Round
Marion Bartolli -225
2009 Aussie Open
Posted Sunday, January 18, 2009 09:53 AM
Nailed the winner last year with Djokovic paying 8/1 on the futures. This year I have another pick I really like for the men's and women's. As usual I'll be here everyday with daily match-ups and winners. I can already tell this is going to be a great Open!!!!
Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 03:42 PM
One of the most under-rated races of the year at the Monstah Mile. Some great dog match-ups this Sunday and we got em at Doc's. Should be a fun race for the Chase part two.
GL link below.
Posted Friday, September 05, 2008 06:12 PM
Yeah nothing quite like Richmond Setting the Chase. All some guys got to do is show up and they're in the Chase while others got some drivin' to do. A few with their Chase life in their hands are Bowyer and Kahne. In fact something about Richmond lends itself to season sweeps. JJ did it last year can Clint do it this year and get 5020 points to start the Chase? After all is it about winning, maintaining or just a fist full of bonus points?
Let's ask Kyle....
Article over at Doc's Sports if you are interested.
Posted Friday, September 05, 2008 09:19 AM
I think Roddick will think twice before calling out an opponent like the irascible Serb Djokovic next time. Boy he couldn't contain how pissed off he was during the post-match last night. And you know despite losing a ton on Roddick last night he got what he deserved. Kudos to Aussieguy on a great pick as he correctly backed the winner of the match.
I still have my Jankovic pending pick as you can still back the No. 2 seed at +135 at sportsbook.com as I have. On the otherside of the bracket, as much as I'd like my futures pick of Safina to win she has been WAAAAAY to eratic this Open and I see her losing in 2 sets unless she avoids the double-faults that have been plaguing her game. Serena is too focused to lose this one.
Pick! Serena -300 in two sets.
Tomorrow we have Mr. Congenial a slight dog to Federer who he has a 2-6 record against and as he said last night, Federer has the hard work to be No.1. I actually don't like Djokovic at all in this match. DJ is coming off an emotional win (too emotional?) against Roddick and a let down could be in his future. Besides, like bookends to the Open season; DJ won the Aussie semi-final and beat Federer, now it is Federer's turn to beat the smiling Serb.
Pick! Federer -1.35 in four sets
Murray - Nadal will be one of the best matches of the Open. There I said it. Make sure you watch this one. Murray's intensity has been amazing this open. While you can go broke b... [More]
Posted Thursday, September 04, 2008 08:02 AM
2-1 yesterday. Del Potro had his opportunities but was a bit tired as they say.
go BIGGGG on Roddick against an ailing Djokovic and Federer will get by Mulls and his 37 Aces to move on.
Jankovic will win as well. GLTA.