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  • Blog Post: Preseason Trends & Minnesota/San Francisco

    Preseason football is one of the only places in which trends across several seasons can be meaningfully used. The reason is that the winner of any game in the NFL Preseason is controlled almost entirely by which team is playing to win. Which team wants to depends on just three things: 1. The desire of...
  • Blog Post: PRESEASON ATS VS. STRAIGHT UP

    Unlike the regular season, won-lost records are one of the most important handicapping tools in the preseason. In some cases, SU won-lost trends are the only handicapping tool available for a preseason game. They must, however, be used properly and with the exercise of common sense. The handicapper uses...
  • Blog Post: Hilton Contest Week One Results & Analysis

    Boo hoo! Week One started with a 2-3. The worst part was I was 3-2 at the Crowne Club on late picks. My Contest Points +2. Here are the results of my picks: Detroit Lions +6.5 Won Indianapolis Colts -2 ½ Lost San Francisco 49ers -3 Lost San Diego Chargers -4 ½ Lost Washington Redskins...
  • Blog Post: HALL OF FAME GAME WINNING FACTS

    Tonight, the NFL Preseason starts with the Hall of Fame Game between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills. I got my start in the sports advisory business as the organizer of an information network. At no time, in any sport, is informaiton more important to winning than in the NFL Preseason. Here...
  • 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: WHEN IS A WINNER NOT A WINNER

    Casey Stengel said, "Never make predictions, especially about the future." That's good advice from Casey, but he should have added, " . . .. especially when predictions about the future are based on won/lost records from the past." Most sports bettors and handicappers look at...
  • Blog Post: ROB CROWNE NFL FREEBIE

    I promised a pick package play in the NFL today, but all I had until very late were small plays. When selling individual plays I donn't like to put up anything but stronger plays. I put up on Pregame's free pick page a play on Tennessee -3, and here is the late play from the Wall Street Bankers...
  • Blog Post: CALCULATING the HILTON CONSENSUS AND THE MONDAY TOP PLAY

    The Hilton Consensus “Everything is relative.” -- Albert Einstein This past week Minnesota was selected by 145 contestants. Only 16 contestants picked against Minnesota by selecting Arizona. Despite the 129-contestant differential between those picking Minnesota and those picking Arizona...
  • Blog Post: HALL OF FAME GAME OF THE YEAR

    "A Tony Dungheap by any other name would smell as foul." - Rob "Shakespeare" Crowne, circa today from the play "Tonio and Zorniette." "It was the best of games, it was the worst of games." Charles Dickens Crowne, from a "Tale of Two QB's." Every handicapper...
  • Blog Post: LEON LETT LIVES! -- A Rob Crowne Rant

    LEON LETT LIVES – A Rob Crowne Rant (c) Rob Crowne & Assoc., January 7, 2011 It’s 1993. Super Bowl XXV!!. Leon Lett recovers a fumble and lumbers toward the end zone. Then, about 5 yards before the goal line, Lett, no speed demon in the first place, slows down to a trot and holds the ball precariously...
  • 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: HILTON CONTEST OBSERVATIONS & A FREE PICK

    HILTON CONTEST – MORE OBSERVATIONS Coming into this week, after 50 selections, all of the contestants have fallen under 70%. None of the top 5 contestants could do any better than 3-2 this week, and all are now below 69%. This season is no different from every other season in that regard. Remember...
  • Blog Post: WINNING PROPS FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 24 NFL

    Here are the best props for the Monday, October 24 game between Denver and New England. As I said last week, proposition bets are the most profitable bets available for the small bettor. Unfortunately, you can't bet them big, but you can win an unusually high percentage. TEAM TOTAL: Take N.E. under...
  • Blog Post: ROB'S RANT

    The definition of stupid is someone who can't learn, even from experience. Put a rat in a maze and give it electric shocks when it goes the wrong way and it will quickly learn the maze. Not the KC Cheifs' Chief Coach Herm Edwards. He keeps making the same mistake over and over and over again...
  • 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: 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: BATTLE OF THE BAY & THE PRESEASON ADMONITION

    The Preseason Admonition warns against using Preseason NFL performance to handicap the regular season. As with almost every admonition, however, there are exceptions. One of those exceptions occurs in cases in which a team tries to win in the Preseason, but can't beat an opponent that is simply...
  • Blog Post: INTERPRETING PRESEASON COACH-SPEAK

    Success in selecting Preseason NFL winners requires extensive research each week into news stories and coach interviews to assess player rotations and coaching intentions, as well as to ascertain which positions on each team might be open to competition. . During the NFL Preseason, many coaches will...
  • Blog Post: Observations of a Professional Handicapper

    Observations of a Professional Handicapper Sunday, December 10, 2010 J ets/Pittsburgh total of 36 If you bet the Jets at Pittsburgh to score less than 36 points, here's a lesson for you that will allow you to profit from the folly and misconceptions of the general public. The only...
  • Blog Post: THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT "GAMBLING" + FREE PICK

    We had some terrible luck. If you bought my package for the Monday game, you know I picked Denver, and most of the analysis was based on Jay Cutler vs. Matt Cassel at QB and the comparative strengths of the offensive line. We were completely correct about the weakness of New England's offensive line...
  • Blog Post: CHOOSING A LINE FOR THE VIKINGS/SAINTS

    In tonight's game between New Orleans and Minnesota the most common posted points line is New Orleans favored by 3 laying -120. There are some just plain 3 flats around, and a very few lines of 3 1/2 flat There is also a money line of -160. Normally the points line is preferable no matter which way...
  • Blog Post: SUNDAY NIGHT FREEBEE

    "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" I always say because I love over-used gibberish. So, I've decided to become Irish just like those winners O'Bama, O'Shea, O'Luck. and O'Marco (certain people only need a first name). Here it is, my very first O'Crowne selection...
  • 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: LATE FRIDAY NFL FREEBEE FROM ROB CROWNE

    You'll have to be quick, but if you can still get in play SF +1 in the late game tonight against Oakland. Neither head coach normally puts any emphasis on winning in the preseason, but SF has a new offensive coordinator by the name of Mike Martz. Our information out of SF is that Martz wants to get...
  • Blog Post: THE 3-POINT SOLUTION

    The 3-Point Solution "Anyone who thinks the Preseason is meaningless doesn't understand football." -- Bill Parcells Many bettors believe that NFL Preseason games are meaningless and, therefore, cannot be bet profitably. In fact, the opposite is true. The preseason presents one of the...