Rob Crowne

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
Videos are just the START of the conversation. Each show has a dedicated blog post with show notes, links, and pics. Plus, the host and guests continue the conversation in the comments section!

Rob Crowne

  • HOW TO BET PRE-PLAYOFF GAMES

    HOW TO BET THE FINAL WEEKS BEFORE THE PLAYOFFS By Rob Crowne © Rob Crowne Assoc. December 23, 2012 NFL Playoff time is almost here again. Sports bettors always seem surprised by some of the results in the final 2-3 weeks before the playoffs...
  • THE WISEGUYS & THE 2012 HALL OF FAME GAME

    The Wiseguys & the 2012 Hall of Fame Game C. Robert Crowne Assoc. August,2012 You can’t follow the wiseguys by relying on after-the-fact betting action statements from the bookmakers. If the bookmakers are correct in their assessment...
  • A REAL ALL STAR GAME

    Enough of meaningless all star games that look more like Harlem Globetrotter exhibitions than actual games. Enough of the showboating and pretending to play. Why even call what goes on in the NBA and NHL All Star silliness a game? At last, we once...
  • Martingale System Betting

    Martingale System Betting © Robert Crowne & Assoc., March 29, 2012 A Martingale system is a money management system that increases the amount wagered after a loss. The classic Martingale System involves doubling your bet after every loss....
  • NY GIANTS ARE UNDOCUMENTED "FOREIGNERS"

    NY GIANTS ARE UNDOCUMENTED "FOREIGNERS" by Rob Crowne © Rob Crowne Assoc., February 7, 2012 New Jersey has never had a good reputation, and the Super Bowl Champ Giants are out to prove it. The Giants deserted New York in...
  • A TALE OF TWO SUGAR BOWL TEAMS

    "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." -- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities It was the best of games, it was the worst of games. If you're watching it should be a good game. For bettors, it's the worst of games...
  • WHAT'S A BEEF 'O' BRADY'S?

    What’s a Beef ‘O’Brady’s? No sooner did I finally figure out what a Chic-Fil-A is, then along comes the Beef O’Brady Bowl. I figure if all Beef ‘O’ Brady’s could sponsor was a minor bowl, they must be...
  • BIG PLAYS & THE HANDICAPPER'S JOB

    BIG PLAYS AND THE JOB OF THE HANDICAPPER © Robert Crowne & Associates, December, 2011 "A one year record is totally irrelevant to me. Give me someone’s five-year record or lifetime record that’s what’s really significant...
  • NFL HALF-TIME RANT

    NFL HALF TIME RANT In the NFL, there are exactly 13 minutes from the time the teams start to walk off the field to the time they kick the ball for the second half. I suspect the timing of the break at the half is regulated by the NFL since every game...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NEW NFL PRESEASON FACTOR

    Information about team and coach intentions, rotations, and readiness is the only thing the handicapper has to work with in the Preseason. This year, a new dimension has been added in the early games that has made obtaining information even more important...
  • THERE'S MORE TO BASEBALL THAN PITCHING AND STREAKS

    Normal 0 THERE'S MORE TO BASEBALL THAN PITCHING AND STREAKS Normal 0 © Robert Crowne & Assoc., July 9, 2011 I am forever amazed at how many baseball bettors rely solely on pitching statistics to make their...
  • BELMONT STAKES: Does the Post Matter? + (Added Comment)

    Normal 0 Normal 0 BELMONT STAKES: Does the Post Matter? Copyright Robert Crowne Assoc, June 10, 2011 The post position draw for this Saturday's Belmont Stakes took place Wednesday, and final jockey...
  • WORLD ENDING BET OF ALL TIME IN PREAKNESS

    “ A 10-hour party to celebrate a two-minute race.” -- Kegasus, Lord of the Pimlico Infield. The race may only be about two minutes long, but everything from 2:30 PM on is televised on VS. and then on NBC. Nothing is more exciting than watching your horse...
  • Super Bowl XLV Post Game Analysis

    The best team lost the Super Bowl. The manner in which Super Bowl XLV played itself out provided a perfect demonstration of the problems facing football handicappers. Those problems prevent even the best handicappers from winning at better than a 60%...
  • SUPER BOWL POLITICAL PICKS

    The Pack are back. The team that played in, and won, the very first Super Bowl, and repeated in Super Bowl II, brings their socialist, share-the-wealth act back to the Championship game. Comedian Bill Mahr, in a recent monologue on his HBO weekly TV...
  • HANDICAPPING THE PRO BOWL

    As with all meaningless games, no edge can be gained by attempting to handicap the winning side in the Pro Bowl using fundamental statistics. The use of won-lost trends between the AFC and NFC to predict results is also precluded due to the NFL's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HANDICAPPING THE COLLEGE BOWLS - Stats to Use

    There are three sets of statistics from which to choose for the purpose of handicapping a Bowl game being played on a truly neutral field: 1. Neutral field statistics when they are available. 2. Away statistics for both teams 3. Overall statistics...
  • WUSSBALL

    There’s no crying in baseball, and there are no wussies in football. At least, there didn’t used to be any wussies in football. Football players are supposed to be super tough guys, and their fans are supposed to be super- tough-guy wannabes. Football...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HILTON NFL CONTEST AND ROB CROWNE

    Normal 0 HILTON NFL CONTEST - A BAD BET © Robert Crowne & Assoc., Sept. 10, 2010 Note: The Las Vegas Hilton Supercontest is a trademark of the Las Vegas Hilton. The Hilton Supercontest has been peopled...