The Golden Nugget Football Showdown got underway yesterday from the sports book and the ESPN studios. The opening week matchup featured Chuck Edel and Ken Thompson from Pregame against our friends Erin Rynning and Ted Sevransky.
The contest is a 7 game NFL & NCAA handicapping showdown with the Top 8 records advancing from the 16 participants. Entry fee was reduced to $1500 because of the last minute decision to pick up where Cantor left off.
Our own Fezzik will be participating next week and I will be on October 25th in the final first round matchup.
Best of luck to the guys this week and let's bring home the crown to Pregame this year as I'm getting tired of being a bridesmaid.
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You can listen to their picks on these 3 short audio segments recorded by ESPN LV's Sportsline with Dave Cokin and Matt Youmans:
Or go to
and click on the September 6 links under The Las Vegas Sportsline
This is copied from the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Listen to the short podcasts in the post above to hear their analysis.
FRIDAY FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN
Presented by the Golden Nugget sports book and Las Vegas Review-Journal
Each Friday throughout the football season, two handicappers go head to head in a bracket contest. Sixteen contestants were invited to enter for $1,500 each. The Golden Nugget added $1,000 to the prize pool for a total of $25,000.
Each handicapper makes seven selections against the spread, from all college and NFL sides and totals posted on the Golden Nugget board at noon Friday. The seventh selection is designated as the Best Bet for tiebreaking purposes.
Week 1 picks, Sept 6.
Chuck Edel/Ken Thomson (Pregame.com)
1) Texans -4.5
2) Rams -4.5
3) New Mexico State +16.5
4) Packers +5
5) Falcons-Saints over 54.5
6) Toledo-Missouri over 66
Best Bet) New Mexico +6.5
Erin Rynning/Ted Sevransky (Sportsmemo.com)
1) Bengals +3
2) Western Kentucky +13.5
3) Raiders-Colts under 47
4) Oregon State -27.5
5) Giants +3.5
6) San Diego State +28.5
Best Bet) Patriots-Bills over 51
Best of luck to all the Pregame guys. Thanks for posting these links Scotty
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