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Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews, Sports Betting | 0 comments

2016 Grammy Awards Picks

 

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If you were around last year at this time, you witnessed one of the most impressive instances of special events handicapping in quite some time.

Matt Lessinger, who has appeared here frequently as my guest on this site (usually giving out picks on boxing, Mixed-Martial Arts, Oscars, Grammys), successfully rattled off an astoundingly perfect night at the 2015 Grammy Awards, picking several winners including a 10-1 shot as “Album of the Year.”  That’s as amazing a feat as you will see on a public forum and is far better analysis than anything which appears on the conventional entertainment programs which tout “expert advice.”   This is just one reason Lessinger appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) a few years ago, evaluating all the major categories.

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog, Essays | 3 comments

Final Results (2015 NFL Regular Season and Playoffs)

 

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This marks the fourth straight year that I’ve posted NFL picks on my website.

In three years, I’ve posted winning results — including 2012, 2013, and 2015.  One year, in 2014, I lost my entire bankroll.

In yesterday’s Super Bowl (and Puppy Bowl 2016), I posted 6 winners, 4 losers, and 1 push.  Unfortunately, I suffered losses on my two biggest wagers, so I ended up losing money on the game.  My losses amounted to $500 for the day.

Nonetheless, I end this past NFL season up by about 30 percent ($10,000 starting bankroll ended with $13,015).  That included about $2,500 worth of losses in season-win totals.  It also included nearly $7,000 in vig.  So, the biggest winners were the sportsbooks (big surprise).

Thanks to everyone for following along and cheering with (or against) me.  See you back here again in September 2016.

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, Sports Betting | 3 comments

Busting a Myth: How the 1919 “Black Sox” Gambling Scandal Actually Helped Baseball

 

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In this column, I expose a myth that baseball suffered in popularity after the 1919 Black Sox scandal.  All evidence proves otherwise.

There’s overwhelming evidence that suggests gambling (and all the associated publicity and media fallout) may have significantly increased baseball’s popularity.  

The facts on this appear to prove irrefutable.

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