I was born in Oakmont, PA – a couple blocks from the world famous Oakmont Country Club, before it became world famous. I attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where I played varsity basketball and was a member of a golf team that won four conference championships. I graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in Economics. Some of my most memorable moments are the times I spent with my Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers. I opened the phone lines of Private Players of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1979. As a pioneer of the still growing sports service industry, I have been involved in virtually every phase of its development. For nearly a decade beginning in the mid-80s, I co-authored “Playbook” with Marc Lawrence of Preferred Picks. Later, I wrote and edited “Power Plays” in conjunction with Steve Turner of Texas Sports Wire. In the mid 80’s, I was among the first to operate a group of highly successful 900 numbers, again pioneering industry change. The 1990’s saw immense change in the area of technology and communication. With nearly two decades of experience, my expertise and advice were sought by numerous off-shore sports books as they looked to gain a foothold in the sports betting industry. I served as consultant to multiple sports books on the Island of Curacao and was a General Managing Partner of Casino of the Americas on the Island of St. Kitts. These years provided outstanding education, as I was able to experience the mentality of the average sports bettor as well as that of the linemaker as well as handicapper. It was also in the decade of the 1990s that I transitioned seamlessly to the opening of my first internet site, “the green gorilla.com.” In recent years, I developed and initiated the Winning Sports Advice App, partnering with Apple to disseminate the information through the ITunes store. Along the way, no one has churned out more net winners since 1979 in football, basketball and baseball. Expertise, hard work and experience, along with a passion for my craft, ensure that will continue. We created Judge Joe here on Pregame a few years ago. The followers at Pregame come into Judge Joe's court room in the Forum and post their Best Bets. Judge Joe takes the bench and renders an opinion on those Best Bets. No life sentences are handed down just opinions that help us all beat the man. Below are some frequently asked questions that I am often asked. FAQS ABOUT JOE (Q) How do you handicap games? (A) I use a blend of fundamental, statistical, situational, and technical handicapping. (Q) What is your record? (A) Since 1979, I have provided my clients with more net profit than any other public handicapper. Second place isn’t even close. My 35 year record is one of 57% accuracy. You can read how good 57% is by reviewing my article entitled “How Good is 57%”. Or you can do a simple analysis for yourself by determining how much profit you would make, at your average bet size, over 100 or 1,000 games. Compare that profit to that which you would have made in any other investment vehicle for a similar period of time. You will quickly see how good 57% is and why I have more repeat clientele than anyone in the industry. (Q) How do you rate your games and how much should I play on each game? (A) Since 1979, I have been unique in the industry in rating my games of % of bankroll. My games are rated 2% (1*) (Strong Opinion), 3% (2*)(Regular Play), 4% (Strong Play), and 5% (3*)(Top Play). To determine your bankroll size and how to use it, read my article on Money Management. It is the first thing I wrote when I opened by phone lines in 1979.