I don't know what others do but my routine is research sober, write down matchups. Have about 4 shots of Fireball and 2 beers. The re-research with a buzz, have 2 more shots then circle winners. I was 5-3 last week in NFL and my picks are monitored. I had 2 extra shots before this weekend's picks which are in now. Feeling good about them. Running out in morning to get more Fireball!