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  • Blog Post: Arturo Gatti - Boxing Warrior found Dead at 37

    As a HUGE Boxing fan, and big fan of Gatti, I was shocked to learn of his death, in a hotel room in Brazil late Saturday. Police say we has with his wife, whom he was having some trouble with according to a friend, along with his 1 year old son, at a seaside resort. There was blood on the floor and issues...
  • Blog Post: Updated Big 12 Power Ratings - Oct. 23 Weekend

    Wow, what a BAD weekend for the Big 12 North powers Nebraska, who fell at home to Texas Tech, laying 11 points (Your Forum and podcast free play here last week), Kansas falling to hapless Colorado on the road, and Missouri getting smacked at Okie State, blowing it in the fourth qurater again, just like...
  • Blog Post: Big 12 Weekly Report - Horn Hunting in Lincoln!

    By Tony George A KEY week in the Big 12 in terms of setting the stage for a season ending showdown, the last of it's kind for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as they move to the Big 10 next year. I honestly feel if NU can get over on Texas in Lincoln, they will end up seeing Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship...
  • Blog Post: September MLB Power Ratings

    By Tony George Penneant races are heating up, and teams are bringing their A game every night, as well as some teams that are not so good and out of the playoff races, not throwing in the towel yet either This is also the time of year that opportunity knocks for sharp players to make large profits...
  • Blog Post: NFL Rants - Favre and The Super Bowl

    By Tony George Every now and then I notice things that just make me wonder...here is a qu ote from Fox Sports.com today "A source told FOXSports.com to expect the NFL to consider playing Super Bowl LI (51) in London. Super Bowls XLIV through XLVII are already committed state-side and there's...
  • Blog Post: NCAA / NIT Tourney Primer

    By Tony George THE SUPER BOWL OF BETTING IS HERE . Bear in mind with March Madness already showing that underdogs rule this time of year and nothing comes easy, it is good food for thought in the NIT and NCAA Tourneys. MANAGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS . I went 63% overall in the Big Dance last year. I...
  • Blog Post: The Big 12 Report - Battle Lines Drawn

    By Tony George The Big 12 now has 5 ranked teams in the Top 25, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers crawled back into the driver’s seat last week with a beat down of the Mizzou Tigers in Lincoln, where Roy Hulu Jr. ran wild and set a single game rushing records for the Huskers, and that is saying something...
  • Blog Post: Brett Favre stayed a year too long

    The way he should be remembered, as a Packer! By Tony George News today out of New York Jets camp is that Brett Favre has officially retired. As a huge Brett Favre fan over the years, not necessarily a Packers fan, the last 5 or 6 games of last season was painful to watch. Brett painted himself into...
  • Blog Post: Do you buy Hype or Winners?

    By Tony George Recently I read some forums posts around the internet that had me doing some self examination. I have thought about it more than once over a 19 year span of being a Professional Capper, or a full time sports handicapper, term it as you must. Do I sell hype, or do I sell sports picks...
  • Blog Post: NBA Primer - Get off to a profitable start

    By Tony George Another NBA season is set to start, seems like the last season just got over! I love capping the NBA, year in and year out one of my strongest sports. If any season other than MLB is a marathon, it is the NBA. My low volume approach is one I have adopted over the years for good reason...
  • Blog Post: Football Wagering 101- What to Avoid

    By Tony George As football approaches next week in full swing, I am getting emails from past clients of my own service asking me about certian handicappers, what level of club they should join at Score to compliment my subscription, and all kinds of crazy notions of parley odds they want and ect....
  • Blog Post: October Big 12 Power Ratings

    By Tony George www.pregamepros.com There has been enough football under our belt in this conference to weigh out my power ratings. I use these as overlays against the spread. Much like many novice cappers do with the Sargin ratings in USA Today against the Las Vegas Line. It is not broken down...
  • Blog Post: NFL Super Bowl proves parity remains present

    Big Ben hoists his second Lombardi thropy as a starting QB in the Big Game By Tony George What a Super Bowl it was this past weekend. As I cashed in my Top Premium Play on the Cards, taking me to 15-3 ATS in Super Bowl Sides in my now 18 year career as a capper, I was more caught up in the game...
  • Blog Post: HOW SWEET IT IS - THE FINAL 16

    By Tony George Here we go gents. After all the heart attacks, cussing in public bars, and violent tossing of remote controls, and throwing up of excess beer and chicken wings after Thursday through Sunday games in March Madness, it boils down to the Sweet 16. Yes, many improbable results and teams...
  • Blog Post: The 2010 Big 12 North Preseason Report

    By Tony George Well it has been a hell of an off season for the Big 12, soon to be the Big 12 minus 2. Rumors and speculation surrounded the Big 12 early in the Spring and came to a head with Colorado leaving for the PAC 10 and Nebraska bolting to the Big 10, to give them 12 teams and a conference...
  • Blog Post: IS KANSAS CITY FOR REAL? ANSWER ME!

    Is Kansas City for Real? By Tony George As a hometown boy, I have followed the Chiefs all year both as a fan and a professional handicapper. After last year’s assistant coach acquisitions, I thought they could break the 6 win barrier based on schedule alone, but a 10-6 record and a division title shocked...
  • Blog Post: Thie Big 12 North Preview

    The Big 12 North Season Preview By Tony George The balance has shifted in the North from the old days of Nebraska and then everyone else, to the rise of Kansas State in late 90's and then a myriad of teams rising and falling like Colorado. The power the past few years has centered on the border...
  • Blog Post: From Expert to Specialist: Big 12 to Big 10

    By Tony George As the dominos continue to fall in the wake of Colorado leaving for the PAC 10, and Nebraska to the Big 10, both official moves now departing the Big 12, I have a dilemma. I have spent the better part of my career as a sports handicapper spending a great deal of time and effort learning...
  • Blog Post: The Big 12 Report - Red River Showdown Week

    By Tony George The Big 12 Powers struggled last week, specifically Nebraska who scraped by at home against South Dakota State, Oklahoma getting all they wanted from a tough Cincy team on the road, and Texas was beaten badly in all aspects of the game by UCLA, who really is not all that good. Chalk...
  • Blog Post: Sports Gambling , Online Gambling getting Government Support

    By Tony George We all know how the Internet Gambling Ban has affected our industry as a whole, including the handicapping business over the past 3 years. Your deposits and withdrawals have become a game of cat and mouse with various offshore books because of it. Illegal gambling of sports, according...
  • Blog Post: The Big 12 Report - After the Carnage

    Kansas State..REALLY? By Tony George What a week in the Big 12 last week as numerous giants fell, and so did my bankroll because of it. College football this year is more of a flip flop from week to week than I have seen in quite some time, not just the Big 12 but in general. Look like a rock star...
  • Blog Post: My Pregame Visit to Vegas

    By Tony George I was in Las Vegas last week and had the opportunity to visit the Pregame offices and spend some quality time with RJ Bell and Marco DeAngelo last Friday. It was not my first trip here by any means, but my most memorable one. How far this operation has advanced and refined itself is...
  • Blog Post: Interdivisonal Opportunities in the NFL

    By Tony George Interdivisional contests offer great value to professional handicappers for a number of reasons. The most obvious being the fact that the handicapper can analyze the first meeting for insights into potential personnel mismatches on the field the second time around. However, after...
  • Blog Post: Week 1 NFL Thoughts and Takes

    By Tony George Week one of the NFL regular season is upon us and I have some stats and numbers to consider this week. REMEMBER Week 1 is sometimes not what it seems on paper, and there is MUCH PARITY in the NFL. The starters have not played basically in 2 weeks in anything meaningful, and there is always...
  • Blog Post: Why bet baseball? It is simplicity

    By Tony George Each year I write something that pertains to this subject. Let me preface by saying that baseball is my least favorite spectator sport as a fan of the game, straight up or with action on it. I am a huge College Football fan, being from Nebraska I have no choice, as well as NFL...