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Posted On January 16, 2014By Oliver RistowIn Sports, Sports Takes

NFL Championship Weekend Preview

It’s weekends like this upcoming one that make being a sports fan wonderful. In one game, you’ve got two of, if not THE two greatest quarterbacks of all time fighting for a chance at one more ring to help finish cementing their legacies. In the other, you’ve got two of most exciting and dynamic young quarterbacks in the game, eager to begin creating theirs. It’s also worth noting that the four remaining teams were by most accounts, the favorites to make it this far at the beginning of the season,Read More

Posted On January 11, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports

NFL Divisional Playoff ATS Picks

NFL Divisional Weekend is upon us, and as we inch closer to the Super Bowl, the teams get better and the stakes get higher. Here are my predictions for a Divisional Playoff weekend full of regular season rematches. Just to be clear, these are not predictions on who will WIN the games this weekend, but rather who will cover the spread. Here are my against the spread picks for the NFL Divisional Round games. HOME TEAM is in CAPS, and lines reflect Saturday, January 10th. (Wild Card Weekend Picks: 2-1-1 ATS)  SATURDAY,Read More
The final installment of the BCS National Championship Game could shape up to be one of the best, largely because it’s got everything you want in a great sports setting: two schools with championship pedigrees. Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles were ranked 11th in the preseason before climbing into the top-5 in week eight and eventually overtaking Alabama (thanks to Auburn) for the top spot in week 15. The Auburn Tigers, coached by Coach of the Year Winner Gus Malzahn, could theoretically be viewed as the underdog, if it weren’tRead More
At the time I’m writing this, Florida State is currently a consensus -10 favorite, and the O/U is at 68. This post will reflect those numbers. -Florida State Seminoles vs. Auburn Tigers- Well, here we are. The final chapter of the 2013-14 college football season and the final chapter of the much maligned BCS system. Let’s just take a second and thank whatever deities we believe in that we don’t have to watch Florida State take on Ohio State, after seeing them fall to Clemson…cause we all remember how thatRead More

Posted On January 5, 2014By John O'NeillIn Sports, Sports Takes

Listen to the Champ

Muhammad Ali is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He fought 61 bouts in 21 years, winning 56 times, 37 times by KO. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist in 1960 and was the heavyweight champion of the world 1964-1967, 1974-1978, 1978-1979. He was also the most controversial athlete of his time.   He knew he was the greatest, saying: “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was” He could talk down any opponent, saying things like: “I’m so fast that last night IRead More