Tony George

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Tony George

  • Big 12 Power Ratings / News and Notes

    By Tony George The Big 12 is shaping up to be Kansas, and basically everyone else folks. The Jayhawks have been tested on the road and survived a scare at Colorado, beat K State on the road in a big game, dominated Texas on Big Monday this past week...
  • Big 12 Report / Updated Power Ratings

    By Tony George Last week was interesting week for the Big 12. Kansas dominated Mizzou in the border war on Big Monday on ESPN, winning by 18 points as the nation’s longest home court winning streak is extended to 54 games. We found out Mizzou has NO rebounding...
  • Big 12 Hoops Power Ratings

    By Tony George The Big 12 has more than just Texas and Kansas this year. There are 8 teams in this conference that have 5 losses or less, 2 of them have only 1 loss, and 3 teams are ranked in the Top 10. As a matter of fact, the home teams combined...
  • November Big 12 Power Ratings

    By Tony George The Big 12 has provided some major upsets, tough to figure lines, and hard to figure out teams so far in 2009. The race in the South is clearly all Texas, although the north division is up for grabs and Bill Snyder has silenced all critics...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Big 12 Report - Texas Struggles - OU Soars

    By Tony George Last week we learned more about the Big 12, and as each season rolls along, teams develop chemistry, stories emerge, and sleeping giants awake while others fall by the wayside. OU nation took a deep breath as QB Bradfords replacement...
  • The Big 12 Report

    By Tony George My first Big 12 report of the season, and I look forward to posting weekly recaps and updates from my specialty conference. My first feature play of the season was last week, a Winner on Nebraska -22 who wiped the board with Arkansas...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NFL Camp Report - The Kansas City Chiefs

    AP By Tony George The AFC West is clearly dominated by 1 team this year, the San Deigo Chargers are a clear cut favorite to win the division. Last year this division winner only had to play .500 ball, 8-8 to reach the playoffs, and there is no...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2009 Football Season Outlook and Challenges

    By Tony George As football season fast approaches, I have made it my mission this to repeat my 2003 season prowess where I won the Ultimate Handicapping Challenge with a 69% ATS NFL record, and finished the College season at 68% ATS... I finished...
  • Tony George's Top 10 MLB Power Rankings for June

    With the All Star break nearing it is time to take stock of some of the better teams in MLB. Here is a look with some notes on my Top 10 teams in MLB as of June 15 th . 1. LA Dodgers � With 42 wins, the Dodgers have done it without the services...
  • Once again the NFL Brass at the height of Hipocrisy with Gambling

    By Tony George The NFL continues to show its 2 emotions, greed and more greed once again. While the NFL frowns upon any point spread or gambling related activities, they once again show their hunger for dollars by being total hypocrites. It has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MLB Betting 101 for the 2009 Season

    By Tony George <P> The 2009 spring training games in MLB are well underway, and while March madness is in the air, it has not gone unnoticed by myself the scores rolling across the bottom of the screen on ESPN of the baseball games currently ongoing...
  • March Madness - Less is More

    By Tony George <P> The fever is at a high pitch. People who never bet, come out of the woodwork to wager on the March madness offerings, NIT and NCAA. Deep down inside, everyone is an action junkie to some extent. Whether it is playing blackjack...
  • 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...
  • 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...