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Get Ready – NFL Season 2015 Odds.


Let’s be honest, we all miss football.

It’s been a while since I wrote something about football, but there is a lot going on around the sports world. As the season is on hold; something that we hate is to wait for the season to start again, I know, there is plenty of others sports, but to tell you the truth, there is nothing like football. Continue reading

Super Bowl XLIX – Patriots – Seahawks Comparison.


While everyone is talking about some deflated balls, or who did it or if they did it or not, if is was Brady or Belichick, or even the referees who holds the balls 2 hours before the game starts, what we need to be asking is, who is going to be the best NFL team to win the Super Bowl XLIX, Patriots or Seahawks, who will make history this year, Brady or Wilson, who has the Continue reading

NFL Prospects 2014 – Top Performers of the Scouting Combine.


With all the action from the drill and testing events over already, there are many things to consider about the best prospects and top performers of the different positions Continue reading

Browns suspend disgruntled Winslow one game

Tue 21st, October 2008

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Browns handed Kellen Winslow a one-game suspension on Tuesday as a result of the tight end’s negative comments toward the organization and, specifically, team vice president and general manager Phil Savage.

“Kellen has expressed his desire to be a productive member of the Cleveland Browns,” said Savage through a released statement on Tuesday. “His comments and behavior on Sunday evening, however, were unwarranted, inappropriate, and unnecessarily disparaging to our organization. His statements brought unjustified negative attention to our organization, and violated the team- first concept of our football squad.

“Therefore, disciplinary action will be taken in the form of a one-game suspension without pay for conduct detrimental to the club.”

Winslow was hospitalized for three days and was treated at home for another three days because of a staph infection that kept him out of Cleveland’s 35-14 win over the New York Giants on October 13.

The team did not reveal the nature of his illness, however the Pro Bowl tight end was clearly unhappy with how the situation was handled.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Winslow specifically said he feels he’s been treated like a “piece of meat” and is unhappy that Savage didn’t call him while he was hospitalized. It was the second staph infection suffered by Winslow since 2005.

The 25-year-old Winslow played Sunday in Cleveland’s 14-11 loss at Washington. He finished with two receptions for 17 yards.

Winslow has collected 21 receptions for 187 yards and a touchdown this season for the 2-4 Browns. Cleveland is scheduled to visit Jacksonville on Sunday.

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Betting on the NFL Draft

Betting on the NFL Draft

doc’s sports | Robert Ferringo ( Wed 23rd, April 2008 )

In my initial mock draft projections I had the Miami Dolphins selecting former Virginia defensive end Chris Long

Looks like we backed the wrong Long.

In my initial mock draft projections I had the Miami Dolphins selecting former Virginia defensive end Chris Long with the No. 1 overall selection. However, on Monday the Dolphins announced that they had reached a five-year, $58 million agreement with former Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long as the top pick of the 2008 NFL Draft. In my mocks, I did preface my selections by saying that either Long made perfect sense for a team trying to rebuild. And I think this is a very solid selection for the Dolphins, who really needed to rebuild their house from the ground up.

Miami did manage to take a little bit of the fun out of this weekend’s event, from a betting perspective, by taking one of the most popular 2008 NFL Draft prop bets off the board at the online books that take wagers on the draft. “Who will be the No. 1 overall selection” is usually one of the marquee betting situations for NFL betting junkies, but even with that question answered there are still several potentially lucrative prop bets on the board.

Our good friends over at Bodog currently have 30 NFL Draft prop bets available on their board. So, being the gambling addict that I am, I have decided to toss out a few wild and baseless predictions for betting on the NFL Draft that I believe to hold the most value. Of course, Bodog has a $100 max bet on any of these props so we can’t go buck wild. But hey, a dollar is a dollar, right?

Here’s what Daddy likes so far:

Who will the St. Louis Rams take with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft?
My pick: Glenn Dorsey (10/11)

The Smart Money is on Chris Long as the better player, but I think the Rams have more of a need on the interior of their line. The Rams are shelling out solid dollars on James Hall’s contract at one end and have stalwart Leonard Little on the other. With the amount of money that they would have to shell out in this No. 2 slot they can’t reasonably draft a player that won’t start this upcoming season. The Rams have 13-year veteran LaRoi Glover paired with last year’s No. 1, Adam Carriker, on the inside. With a shot to add Dorsey to the mix I think the Rams bite, which would also give them the flex to move Carriker to the outside. Also, I think the odds here are a tip. If Long was more of a “lock” to go No. 2 he wouldn’t have the same odds (he is 10/11 as well) as Dorsey. I really like this play.

Will Malcolm Kelly be drafted in Round 1?
My pick: Yes ( 150)

I don’t think that Kelly should be taken in Round 1, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t. There are simply too many teams picking from 17 to 32 that have wide receiver needs. And that’s not even counting Arizona, which could be looking to deal Anquan Boldin. The Eagles (No. 19), Bucs (No. 20), Redskins (No. 21), Cowboys (No. 22 and No. 28), Steelers (No. 23), Titans (No. 24), Seahawks (No. 25) and 49ers (No. 29) all have legitimate needs at wideout. And even after a subpar workout and subsequent whining afterwards can’t eliminate the supply-and-demand of it. There will be at least four wideouts taken in the first round, and Devin Thomas and DeSean Jackson will be among them. I think Kelly is stride-for-stride with James Hardy and Limas Sweed, and if there are five wideouts that go (which I predict there will be) then Kelly will be taken. I’m looking for him to go to either Washington or Pittsburgh.

In which round will the Atlanta Falcons draft a quarterback?
My pick: Round 2 (5/6)

Who will the Baltimore Ravens take with the No. 8 pick in the NFL Draft
My pick: Matt Ryan (17/10)

I don’t think that the Falcons are going to bite on Ryan. There are practical reasons. Like they just got burned by a “franchise quarterback” and probably aren’t real willing to jump back in that pool. Or because their new head coach came from a team (Jacksonville) that won behind a physical defense and brutish running game. Or because they have such attrition across the defensive line that they were starting practice squad guys at the end of last year. But it’s also a bit subtler than that. Matt Ryan is perceived as a Northerner. And I don’t know if the locals will embrace a B.C. guy. Especially when they could grab Brian Brohm, from nearby Louisville, at the top of Round 2. If the Falcons don’t take Ryan then I doubt that any of the other teams between Atlanta and Kansas City likely will. I think he slides to Baltimore and they finally get a decent arm under center.

Who will the Kansas City Chiefs take with the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft?
My pick: Matt Ryan (4/1)

I know, I know – this totally contradicts everything I just said. But it really doesn’t. If you place $50 on this wager and $100 on Ryan to the Ravens at No. 8 then I think you’re set to make money (either a $100 profit if he goes to K.C. or a $120 profit if he goes to Baltimore) as long as the Falcons don’t take him. I think that’s a safe bet. The Chiefs can come back and get a quality offensive lineman at No. 17 and a defensive end with their second rounder. They can give Ryan a year to learn behind Brodie Croyle and then slide Ryan in as the QB Of The Future. It makes sense, right? Regardless, banking on him going to either K.C. or Baltimore gives you two of the three teams in the Top 10 that would likely grab him.

Who will have more players drafted in the first round?
My pick: Offensive players ( 1.5, -120)

We already have a 2.5-player lead! Todd McShay has 16 defensive players taken in Round 1, which would be a win for us with our cushion. Mel Kiper Jr. has 15 defensive players taken in Round 1, which would be an outright win. I really don’t think that 17 of the next 30 picks (New England forfeited the No. 31 overall pick) will be defensive players.

Will Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys draft a player from the University of Arkansas?
My pick: Yes (-130)

If you haven’t heard, Jerry Jones is an alum of Arkansas. We also have several different ways to make this wager pay. If the Boys trade up to get Darren McFadden, who Jones is clearly wet for, then we cash. But I think the more likely scenario has Dallas picking up Felix Jones, McFadden’s running mate with the Hogs, with one of its first round selections. I think once Dallas traded Julius Jones to Seattle that opened up a slot for either McFadden or Jones as either a person to spell Marion Barber or to offer a change of pace. And even if they don’t get one of the Arkansas RBs in the first round I could see Jones throwing a bone to some Razorback in the later rounds. Of all the props out there, this may be my favorite.

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Odds on Patriots Undefeated

Doc`s Sports | Jason Shimberg ( Doc’s Sports | Thursday, November 1st, 2007 )

BetUS has released some props for winless and undefeated teams this season and many of them will hinge on this week’s mega-matchup between New England and Indianapolis. The most intriguing of these bets has to do with the odds on the Patriots going undefeated.

They Pats are currently listed at +185 to go undefeated for the regular season. If you think they will win this week you should grab that bet now because the odds will be worse for the bettor next week if they get a road win at Indy on Sunday.

The Patriots are five-point favorites this weekend and the 1972 Dolphins will be cracking one bottle of champagne because one of these teams will come out of this battle with one blemish on their record. These are obviously the two best teams in the league and as much as I would like to ride the fence and predict a tie, I don’t think either team is going to shut down the other team’s Hall of Fame quarterback in fifteen minutes of overtime. Recent history suggests the game will be close. In last year’s AFC Championship Game, the final score was 38-34. The Colts routinely have started fast out of the gate (winning their first seven games each of the last three years) and stumbled in weeks leading up to the playoffs. If you are looking to bet on the overall record for either team, now is the time to do it, as this week’s outcome will affect the odds in a myriad of ways. It could build momentum for one team, and hinder the other.

Here are some of the other props BetUS has released for undefeated and winless seasons:

New England to go 16-0, +185: The odds will be worse if they win this weekend. If you like them to beat Indy and want to bet this, take it now while you have a number that will let you almost triple your initial investment. These odds have already dropped from +200 early in the week.

Miami to go 0-16, +350: Stranger things have happened, and they would hold both ends of single-season records, as they also hold the record for the only team to go an entire season undefeated at 14-0. In all seriousness, don’t consider this play, out of their eight games, half of them were decided by 3 points. I think it is harder for a team to go winless than it is for a team to go undefeated. These are professional athletes and pride alone will get them at least one win.

NE win Super Bowl, Even: About 50/50. What haven’t you been impressed with? They are winning, and winning at a rate more impressive than any other team in history. This one is worth considering although the odds are low. However, it will be much better than the money line odds that will be offered if the Pats do make the big game. I equate this bet to Tiger Woods vs. the field.

NE to miss the playoffs, +250000: The Patriots have murdered the lesser competition winning by an average of 25.5 points. There have been other collapses of epic proportions (reference the 2007 New York Mets) but this one has “sucker bet” written all over it. However, if there were a few key injuries any team could struggle so at these odds it might warrant a 10-spot, especially if you love to hate the Patriots.

Miami makes the playoffs, +250000: I look for them to go 2-14. The Miami basketball team should make the playoffs, but the football sharks better wait for the return of Ricky Williams. This one would take a miracle.

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