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Posted by on Jan 14, 2023 in Blog, Las Vegas, Personal, Sports Betting | 0 comments

At the Circa Sportsbook in Wild Card Weekend (Video)



I don’t watch the NFL in sportsbooks very often, but when I do it’s with the winner of $6 million in the richest football handicapping contest in Las Vegas.

Congratulations to my old DC pal Russell Rosenblum on his huge win in this year’s Circa NFL Survival Contest.

Here’s a short interview with some great stories:

(Note:  Click on link below, the video will adjust)


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Posted by on Dec 21, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Sports Betting | 2 comments

2022 NFL Analysis and Picks (Week 16)



For this week’s “Best Seat in the House” we’re going back in time, many years.

The greatest play in NFL history happened on December 23, 1972, which was 50 years ago. The anniversary was to be celebrated this Saturday; coincidentally, the Raiders return to Pittsburgh in NFL Week 16 to play the Steelers. Then, earlier this week, Franco Harris, who was the star of what became known as “the immaculate reception,” suddenly died–at 72.

Oh, the irony.

Marieta (shown above) and I visited the old Three Rivers Stadium back in the 1990s.  I snapped this picture a day before a Steelers’ home game.

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Sports Betting | 2 comments

2022 NFL Analysis and Picks (Week 13)



This week’s “Best Seat in the House” star is Michael Minkoff, from Las Vegas.  What a view!  Minkoff works the Las Vegas Raiders games.  Oh, and he gets paid to sit in the ultimate man cave.  The downside — he’s stuck watching the Raiders.

But in all fairness, Minkoff enjoyed a thrilling last two weeks, both games won on the final play of the game by Las Vegas.  Afterward, I asked Minkoff if the production people in the control room and studio cheer and get excited when the Raiders pull off a big win.  He said, yes.  Now, that’s a helluva’ workday — watching football, getting paid, and enjoying a thrilling victory.

In previous weeks here at my website, many friends including Scott Byron (New York Giants-CLICK HERE), Bruce Kramer (Philadelphia Eagles-CLICK HERE), Noah Carbone (Miami Dolphins-CLICK HERE), Jason March (Las Vegas Raiders-CLICK HERE), Linda Kenney Baden/Dr. Michael Baden (New York Jets-CLICK HERE), Bob Jones (NFL London at Wembley Stadium-CLICK HERE), Judd Greenagel (Minnesota Vikings-CLICK HERE), Chad Halloway (Chicago Bears-CLICK HERE), and Joseph Freda (New England Patriots-CLICK HERE) each shared their seat views.  Photos were posted here in the weekly write-ups.

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