Ask not for whom the seat’s hot… it’s hot for three

hot seat

We’ve talked on end about how fickle the sports world is and how quickly things can change. Whether you’re talking pro sports or collegiate, fans, alumni, boosters and owners all want to know what you have done for them lately.  Continue reading

When murky unmurks: College football’s long and winding road and a contest to end the season

Bracket cf 2016

Saturday surprises continue to fill in the blanks of this college football season.  But before we get into all that, and our fabulous contest, I thought we’d check in with our Big Ten correspondent, Robbie aka Croshere, who was gracious Continue reading

Debunking fantasy football’s ‘skill game’ defense: A follow-up to wagering the war on waging

Mike McD

“It’s a skill game, Jo.” -Matt Damon in Rounders I’ve been hearing this word a lot lately when it comes to shutting down online fantasy football gambling. Skill. When I think of skill, I think of an athlete who does Continue reading

The agony of the winning wager never placed

Rousey Holm

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading

Waging the war on wagering

NFL QB roulette

“Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir.” -Judge Smails   I’ve been puzzled by this whole online, fantasy football gambling, Draft Kings, Fan Duel thing for quite some time. Something just seemed odd about it. For example, if it is illegal Continue reading

JPP’s return points Giants in right direction… and other horrifically, tasteless jokes at a half a hand’s expense

JPP hand cast

As to be expected, the New York Giants visited Raymond James Stadium this Sunday and covered the three-point spread against the hometown Buccaneers.  Shortly thereafter, the G-Men traveled home with a much-needed victory and almost all of their fingers intact.  Continue reading