Explaining, losing to, and finally beating… the hook

If you’re a seasoned gambler, you can probably move along at this point. Nothing to see here. But in our never-ending quest to explain the basics of sports gambling to those who have no clue, and perhaps even make you Continue reading

Book Review: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson II

Kevin Durant is a fascinating, NBA character study.  His story is not entirely unique, unless you consider the fact that everything that happened to him happened to arguably the best basketball player on the planet.  His life’s story, like so Continue reading

Coaching carousel takes turn for the worse: College Football’s least shocking surprise

My good buddy J-Dub just wrote a post where he used the plot of “A Fish Called Wanda” to explain to us that professional sports are a nasty business. I’m not quite sure why he spent his holiday weekend telling Continue reading

Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering Continue reading

This week in As The Coaching Carousel Turns…

What a bizarre few days this has been for football coaches, more so than normal even.  If neck braces, nepotism, runway dismissals and billionaire babblings don’t scream made-for-television drama, I don’t know what does.

Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading

Giving it the old college try

All I want for Christmas is a slightly above average football coach. That’s probably the sentiment of most college football fans in America, for if it’s one thing we’ve learned lately, having a coach who is too successful can be Continue reading

December Chumpservations, Vol. 1: Congress vs. the BCS, running the option in the NFL, comparing fanhood and Kentucky’s John Wall

Separation of sports and state Guess what! We’re not having a national championship game this year.

What to watch this weekend: Turkey not included

Turkey, family and five days full of football.Now THAT’S something to be thankful for (And sure; a steal on a big screen TV!)!