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  • Blog Post: DECLINE OF RACING AND A PIMLICO WINNER

    It's Preakness Day, and the decline of racing is evident. We've all heard about the racetracks needing to turn to slot machines to stay afloat. The slot machines provide much-needed revenue, but they don't provide quality horses and quality racing. It is not just the tracks themselves that...
  • Blog Post: OFFSHORE ACCT - THURS 8/27 LATE MLB PLAY IN REPLIES

    Once upon a time, a long time ago, in the land of Las Vegas, far far away, when Pregame was just a fantasy in RJ's head (when you are surrounded by show girls all day, you fantasize about sports websites), there was something called the PLUS10 Club. Rumor has it the Plus10 still exists. Check it...
  • Blog Post: GRAND DAY FOR THE IRISH

    It was a wonderful day for the O'Shea's, O'Lucks and even Bill O'Reillys of the world yesterday, as one of their own, Barry O'Bama beat the Scotsman and was elected President. For those of you who are sad that Sarah the PILF (P for Politician) won't be winking at them from the...
  • Blog Post: HANDICAPPING LESSON - TRENDS

    As you park you car in the lot a guy walks up to you with a large mallet.. He points to a few scratches on your bumper and says, "I'll fix those for you while you're in the store. I work cheap, but I'm an expert body man." He has no sander, no paint, no paint sprayer, no filler...
  • Blog Post: ROB CROWNE INDEPENDENCE DAY RANT

    What follows has nothing to do with sports, but, there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are contained in the nightly scoreboard, and it is the 4th of July afterall. I was recently reminded of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra and Neal Diamond, among others, called “The House I Live...
  • Blog Post: ANSWERS TO YOUR TEASER QUESTIONS

    Here are the answers to some of the questions asked in the Comments to my article, " Teaser of the Year? What's That? " Question 1 : posted by jonpistone2 on 12/07/2009 3:01 AM i noticed u talked lots about 6 and 7 point teasers...clearly in a 13 point teasers you must get FOUR games right...
  • Blog Post: TEASER OF THE YEAR? WHAT'S THAT?

    Last Saturday, a pay-after-you-win internet sports handicapper promoted a "Teaser of the Year." His recommended teaser was a 7-point beauty on Rutgers/Oregon. Both teams were favored by 5.5 points, and were teased to +1 1/2. Rutgers took a bath, making the teaser a hideous loser at odds of...
  • Blog Post: Gambling Math - Part 1: RETURN ON INVESTMENT

    When you bet $100 flat on a single game you get back $91. When you bet $100 flat on a 2-team parlay, you get back $260. Do you know which has the higher return on investment (ROI)? The answer is not as easy as it looks. ROI is calculated by dividing your total win by your total amount invested...
  • Blog Post: SYNDICATE FAQ's

    Since I decided, about two weeks ago, to start releasing Syndicate Selections in my pick packages , I've been getting questions about them. Here are the answers all in one place. Question 1: How often do you release syndicate selections? The Wall Street Bankers group bets every day, and I release...
  • Blog Post: TOP 10 SIGNS THE ECONOMY IS IN TROUBLE

    10 SIGNS THE ECONOMY IS IN TROUBLE 1. Your bank has stopped giving away toasters, and is now selling them. 2. When you move, your house sells for less than your dining room set. 3. Your mortgage company is offering you free gifts if you will just make your mortgage payment. 4. You bought $200 of your...
  • Blog Post: CAN YOU BE FOOLED? Part 2: Signs and Tells

    In the first article in this series, we discussed the fact that the standard ways you make judgments about people cannot be used to spot con artists. The good con man is a person that most people trust implicitly, and who can charm the pants off you. Con games don't only exist in the financial industry...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO STOP CHICKENS FROM HATCHING

    Question : How do you stop a chicken from hatching? Answer: Call Rob Crowne You know the saying: "Don't count your chickens before they hatch." Well, when it comes to hatching chickens, I'm a champ at stopping them. Last night my Crowne Jewel was on Minnesota. I predicted Minnesota...
  • Blog Post: I-I-I-I-I-I'M B-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-CK (Plus UCLA/Tennessee)

    I was off in London for a few days for a whirlwind tour. I pressed the flesh with endless cockney floozies in the tube, ate fish and chips, bangers and mash, roast beef with Yorkshire Pudding (which is really some sort of bread and not pudding at all), steak and kidney pie, and English breakfast with...
  • Blog Post: BEST OF BETS, WORST OF BETS

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." -- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities I t was the best of bets, it was the worst of bets -- Rob Crowne, A Tale of Two Bets The Crowne Club lived through a shizophrenic weekend. After winning in the Breeders' Cup 14 out of 16 years, picking...
  • Blog Post: CAN YOU BE FOOLED? Part 1: Con Men

    Do you know how to spot a con man? If you can't, the money he loses may be your own. You cannot tell whether or not someone is a con man by using your great judgment of human nature. If a con man is good, he will have the ability to get most people to like him. The best salesmen sell themselves first...
  • Blog Post: LESSONS FROM THE HILTON CONTEST

    Keeping track of the Hilton NFL Contest can be an excellent lesson in short term vs. long term results. At the end of three weeks of NFL action, the top selector in the Hilton Contest stood at an excellent, and very lucky, 13-2 (87%). You don't expect him to be 69-11 at the end of the Contest, do...
  • Blog Post: SYNDICATE FAQ's #2

    Since I decided, about three weeks ago, to start releasing Syndicate Selections in my pick packages , I've been getting questions about them. In my first article I answered the question " How often do you release Syndicate selections?" In this article we'll discuss: Ques. 2: Why does...
  • Blog Post: BAIL OUT NEWS FLASH

    While all those guys you should never have elected play politics with the economy and $700 Billion on the line, I'm starting a grass roots campaign. Forget about bail outs for Wall Street gamblers. I say, $700 Billon to bail out sports gamblers. In the debate on Friday, neither Obama nor McCain had...
  • Blog Post: GUYS WHO LIVE IN VEGAS SHOULDN'T GET MARRIED

    If you've been to Vegas in the past week you've probably noticed a few of the showgirls in your favorite headress and hooter parade with tears smearing their masquera. Las Vegas' most eligible bachelor since Bugsy Siegel, our fearless leader, RJ "Wedding" Bell, has tolled. There's...
  • Blog Post: HERE COMES THE BREEDERS' CUP

    HERE COMES THE BREEDERS' CUP This year's Breeders' Cup will be run at Santa Anita Racetrack in California. Santa Anita will also host the Breeders' Cup next year, making it the first racetrack to get the coveted honor twice in a row. Last year marked the first time...
  • Blog Post: MORE LESSONS FROM THE HILTON CONTEST

    At the beginning of October, I wrote an article titled, "Lessons from the Hilton Contest." I pointed out that keeping track of the Hiton NFL Contest provides an excellent lesson in short term vs. long term results. There are, however, two more lessons that we can learn from examining the contest...
  • Blog Post: OPPOSITE SIDES

    Recently, there was a discussion in the Pregame forum regarding the suspected release of opposing sides in the same game by a handicapper. It turned out that there was nothing evil going on, but the attitude of some posters left no room for the possibility of a legitimate reason for opposite sides. Most...
  • Blog Post: LOWER THE COST OF YOUR SELECTIONS

    Last night, the Wall Street Bankers Syndicate had their first big play in baseball. Selections given to monthly and season subscribers at Pregame, and to my Crowne Club members, are rated from 1/2 unit to a very top of 2 Units . The Syndicate play last night was big enough for us to rate it a very top...
  • Blog Post: NEW FLASH: Rob Crowne Saves U.S.

    Can Sports Bettors REALLY Be That Stupid? This past weekend, sports tout extraordinaire, mentor of Brandon Lang, and subject of the movie "Two For the Money," Stu Feiner, announced on his compline that Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Stu personally to complain about Stu's failure to...
  • Blog Post: GAME OF THE YEAR OF GAMES OF THE YEAR

    I've examined your complaints about all the Games of the Year, and I think I've finally figured out what you all want. THIS IS IT ! First, what this is NOT! It is NOT a CBI Championship Game of the Year. It is NOT a Final Four Game of the Year It is NOT my Big East Conference Saturday Final Four...