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Posted Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:27 AM

The Phil Steele thread

His website reports he will not be publishing his FCS and NFL guides this year.  And the newsstand date for the FBS guide is June 18.  If you pre-order he says it'll ship a week earlier, but it'll cost an extra five bucks.  I distinctly remember buying last year's guide around Memorial Day at B&N. 

Posted Thursday, May 09, 2013 08:33 AM

Ridiculous scheduling

So, the teams that played last night will play game 3's tomorrow, but the teams that played Tuesday don't play until Saturday.  And no games at all today?  WTF?


Posted Friday, May 03, 2013 05:31 PM

Celts +110

At this point, it's all about motivation.  Boston's had a lot more playoff experience than the Knicks lately.  They've got huge motivation to win what's probably the last home game of the season.  Boston in a squeaker.  The NBA and the networks would Loooove a game seven between these two huge markets...


Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:25 PM

Celtics/Pacers season O/U's voided

I don't know if this has been posted here, but another site is reporting that all of these bets, winners and losers, are being voided by Vegas because of the canceled game.  They didn't play no action. 

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 09:52 PM

Reggie Theus to Cal State Northridge

I'm thrilled...even if he does a shitty job (which I doubt) he's immediately bringing attention to my alma mater's program.  A day for all fellow Matadors to be optimistic.


Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 01:03 PM

Cal Neva...errrrr...William Hill Teaser special

Bears +2.5

Rams +13.5

Pats -1.5


BOL to all

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:47 AM

Cal Neva...errr...William Hill teaser special



Bills +17.5

Ravens -1.5

Saints +8.5

Panthers +9.5


BOL to all

Posted Monday, June 18, 2012 07:32 PM

Sullinger's draft status questionable

Sources: Jared Sullinger red flagged Updated: June 18, 2012, 7:25 PM ETBy Chad Ford | Recommend98 Tweet287 Comments345 Email Print

Ohio State Buckeyes big man Jared Sullinger has been medically red flagged by NBA doctors, multiple league sources told on Monday.

Sullinger, who is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2012 NBA draft, underwent a series of medical tests at the NBA draft combine a week ago. According to sources, the doctors who looked at Sullinger were concerned with Sullinger's back.

Sullinger's agent, David Falk, when reached via phone by said that he was not in a position to comment on the story.

Sullinger's father, Satch Sullinger, said he believes the issue isn't that serious.

"He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring and quads being so tight," Satch Sullinger told senior college basketball writer Andy Katz in a phone call Monday afternoon. "It pulled on his hip flexor and he's been taking care of it to loosen it. You can call it a red flag if you want. But it's tight hamstring and tight quads. He's been to doctors, he's doing yoga and deep tissue massage. The flexibility is helping take the pressure off the area.

"We've got nothing to hide. At this stage it's all about what they can't do. Jared is a skilled player. A two-time All-American. He can play."

A number of NBA team doctors have reviewed th... [More]

Posted Monday, April 09, 2012 05:59 PM

Predatory Picks 4/9

YTD 2-2-1 +.02 units

This game's been talked to death by better minds than mine...

Blue Jays -115 Bet 2.3 units to win 2 units

BOL to all

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2012 10:54 AM

Predatory Picks 4/8

YTD 2-1-1 + 1.02 Units

Dicey betting on a road sweep, but the Puds look completely lost.  Harang had a solid spring, Richard not so much.  Harang is from SD, and has thrown a lot of pitches at the Litter Box.  Riding the hot hand

Dodgers +108 Bet 1 unit to win 1.08

BOL to all...

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2012 07:18 PM

Predatory Picks 4/7

YTD 1-1-1 +0.00 Units

I didn't deserve the push on the Dodgers/Puds over last night, since I completely mishandicapped the game, but I'll take it.  One for tonight:

Dodgers +102 Bet 1 unit to win 1.02 units

I've been looking toward this game for weeks.  Capuano looks ready, and his litany of TJ-relieved injuries looks to be in the past.  The Puds haven't shown any ability to score runs, and I've got no reason to believe that changes tonight.  Uribe is sitting for the Dodgers, replaced by a "couldn't possibly be any worse" option Adam Kennedy.  Dodger fans may well outnumber Pud fans again tonight.  The Boys in Blue start 3-0.


Posted Friday, April 06, 2012 05:27 PM

Predatory Picks 4/6

YTD 1-1 +0.00 Units

Won with the Dodgers yesterday, lost with the Cubbies.  Thanks a lot Kerry Wood

One for today:

Dodgers/Puds Over 6 Bet 1.2 units to win 1

I'm really hoping for a bounceback year for Billingsley, but at this point he's got a lot to prove.  He had an atrocious spring coming off of a down year.  He's usually money against the Puds, but I expect he'll give up 3-4 runs tonight.  The Dodger bullpen's gotta be a little tired after last night.  No weather issues to keep the score down.  I think we'll see at least 7 runs scored tonight.

BOL to all



Posted Thursday, April 05, 2012 02:10 PM

Predatory Picks 4/5


Let's get it started in here!

Cubbies +138 (1 unit to win 1.38)

Dodgers -150 (1.5 units to win 1)

BOL to all...

Posted Friday, March 16, 2012 07:02 PM

So...what the f**k is a Billiken?

That section of the university's website is down.  It looks a lot like the old St. Louis Browns "brownie," which is some kind of sprite or something.  WTF?

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:29 AM

CS Bakersfield +11

This is, make no mistake, a bet for fun.  This will be the Roadrunners' first D1 post-season game.  These are a bunch of kids who suffer through the challenge of being an independent, yet they played with a ton of heart and showed plenty of ability.


They went on the road and won at Fullerton, Cal Poly, Pacific and Northridge.  They swept those first three schools this season.  Bakersfield only lost to Colorado on the road by 6, and came within one point of upsetting NMSU at home. 


These kids will be motivated through the roof.  Utah State's not great this year...I suspect the Roadrunners can keep it within the number.


The Big West won't let Bakersfield into their conference.  That's bullshit.  They were 7-1 against Big West teams this season.  Project that out, and they would have likely been a high seed in the conference tournament.  As a Northridge alum I hope the Big West conference will relent and finally allow these talented kids the chance they've proven they deserve.


Rant over...


Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 06:17 PM

UVA ML -125 vs. -1.5 -110

Technical question for the intelligentia:
So I like the Hoos tonight, and I found the above-referenced line at Harrah's Reno.  I'm expecting a close game, so I consider buying the half point.  That would make the bet UVA -1 at -120.  Then I realized that by betting the ML at -125, I was buying an extra full point for half of what it would have cost me to buy the first half point.
It seems to me that this is implicit value.   Am I missing something here?  Appreciate any input...

Posted Monday, January 16, 2012 02:46 PM

Giants ML +125

Grabbed it this morning for what I expect to be its maximum value.  The Giants' D-Line will give Alex Smith nightmares.

Posted Monday, January 09, 2012 06:56 PM

Crazy Ass Props on tonight's game

Courtesy of Caesar's/Harrah's

UConn total points (men's hoops tonight) -15.5 -115

Marquis Maze Total rec. Yards -115


Derek Rose points tonight -2.5 -125

Alabama total points -105


Posted Sunday, December 04, 2011 08:19 PM

Nevada vs. So. Miss in Hawaii Bowl

From the Reno Gazette Journal:

Wolf Pack to play Southern Miss in Hawaii Bowl Posted by ChrisMurray at 12/4/2011 4:24 PM PST on

On Sunday night, the Wolf Pack football team said aloha to the Hawaii Bowl for the third time since coach Chris Ault returned to the sidelines in 2004.

Nevada accepted a bowl to the Christmas Eve bowl, where it will face a nationally ranked Southern Miss team that is coming off one of the biggest wins in program history.

The Golden Eagles beat previously unbeaten Houston, 49-28, in the Conference USA title game on Saturday. The victory prevented Houston from automatically reaching a BCS bowl.

It will be a game of teams that have thwarted BCS busters the past two seasons after Nevada sprung a similar upset over Boise State last year to prevent the Broncos from going to a BCS bowl.

“The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl is a class bowl and playing a nationally ranked Southern Miss team presents us with a great opportunity,” Wolf Pack coach Chris Ault said in a release.

The Golden Eagles, ranked 21st in the USA Today Coaches Poll and 22nd in the AP poll, finished 11-2 overall and won Conference USA’s east division with a 6-1 mark.

The Golden Eagles’ top wins came over Houston, Virginia, Southern Methodist, Navy and Louisiana Tech, which beat Nevada and won the WAC title. The team’s only losses came to Marshall and UAB.

“I am extremely excited for this... [More]

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:50 AM

Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel arrested


Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to Boone County Sheriff's Office records.

Pinkel was pulled over for moving violations at about 10:15 p.m. local time by Boone County Sheriff's deputies, who established probable cause that Pinkel was driving while intoxicated and took him into custody, according to the records.

He posted $500 bond for a first offense DWI, the sheriff's department said, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

In a statement issued Thursday morning, Pinkel acknowledged he had been stopped and cited for impaired driving and apologized to the university, the football team and its fans.

"Last night after practice, I met some friends for dinner. After dinner, I was stopped by a Boone County officer and received a citation for impaired driving," Pinkel said. "First and foremost, I am very disappointed in myself for my lack of judgment in this instance. Nobody should drink and drive, including me.

"My staff and I constantly reinforce with each of our players the importance of not putting yourself into a position such as this. I did not follow that here and for that, I sincerely apologize," Pinkel said.

"I have already met with our staff and communicated with our players and have apologized to them. I accept full responsibility for my actions and will abide by whatever course of action our leadership deems appropriate.... [More]

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 03:11 PM

Predatory Picks posted YTD 5-1

Tulsa/UCF Over 48.5

Air Force -13.5 (grabbed this the minute it hit the board at Harrah's Reno Monday afternoon)

Kansas +14.5


Hawai'i -3.5


Cal Neva Parlay special:

Kansas +14.5

Rice +1.5

Hawai'i -3.5


Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:52 AM

Predatory Picks Week 9

UNC -6.5

Illy +5.5

Syr/Ville UNDER 44

Arky/Vandy OVER 52

UGA -2.5


5 Team teaser

Miss St -4.5

UNC -1.5

Illy +11.5

Arky -4.5

UGA +3.5

Win or go home...

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 08:57 PM

Mike Stoops fired at Arizona

E-mail from AD Greg Byrne:

Today I write to you to announce that Mike Stoops has been relieved of his duties and will no longer be the head coach of the Arizona football program. Coach Stoops did many things to improve our program and we are appreciative of his efforts.
This decision is the result of an ongoing evaluation of our program since my arrival a year and a half ago. While Coach Stoops did an admirable job and was able to re-establish Arizona as a football contender, it is a critical time for our football program, and I feel we need a change in leadership. Defensive coordinator Tim Kish will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of this season.
I recently met with the team  to notify the players of my decision. I  also have spoken with the football staff. Our immediate focus is the team. The support service areas that take care of our team – such as academics and medical services – will continue to provide our student-athletes with first-rate support.
We have nearly two dozen seniors on our football team and we want them to finish their Arizona career by playing in a bowl game. We need you to continue to show the seniors and the entire team your support. I look forward to seeing you next Thursday against UCLA.

Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2011 11:26 PM

Free ticket for Nevada-UNLV Saturday

So, I won a local furniture store's "Best Seats in the House" Contest.  Mrs. Croc & I will be sitting on the field in recliners for Saturday's game!  Pretty cool...

I only moved to Reno in June, and one of the first things I did was buy a season football ticket.  It's not bad, Section B Row 22 Seat 28.  As I recall it's around the 20 or 25 yard line on the west side of Mackay.  Just one seat.  I can't find anyone in my neighborhood who wants it, so it's yours for free.  I'm enjoying the hell out of this message board, so I figured I'd offer the ticket up to a fellow degen.

All I ask is that you behave yourself, since I've got to sit there the rest of the season.  And it'd be easiest for me to meet you downtown some time Thursday or Friday and I'll give you the ticket.  Cal Neva, anyone? 

That's it.  If you want the ticket PM me, and I'll get back to you tomorrow. other thing...NO REBEL FANS!

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 07:25 PM

Somebody talk me out of New Mexico Sat.

Obviously, the coaching change scrambles things, but it's probably a positive.  Locksley's off-field issues were a distraction.  Everything I've read in the ABQ papers suggests his players liked him, which should give them incentive to finally give a shit.  One senior said they'd try to win it for the ex-coach.  Cliched, for sure, but I see the change as more of a positive than a negative.  The DC is taking over, and at least early in the week he's keeping the team on its usual routine.  He couldn't do any worse!

The crowd in ABQ booed last week when Locksley appeared on the video screen.  Attendance is always higher when NMSU comes to town.  The curiousity factor with the new coach should lead to a bigger, more raucous crowd than they've seen the last few years.

It's a rivalry game.  Again, cliched, but this is UNM's Super Bowl.

It's also a revenge game.  UNM outgained and out first-downed NMSU in Las Cruces last year.  They had 5 TO's to NMSU's 2, but only lost by two when NMSU scored w/less than a minute left.

NMSU is fielding it's second string QB, who was so-so against SJSU last weekend.  Their top RB is also out.

NMSU doesn't travel well, fan-wise  Hell, I lived in Las Cruces in '08, and people hardly turn out for the home games.  The enthusiasm after the win at Minnesota has faded after the last two losses, and at this point that win doesn't look all that im... [More]

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