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Odds to Win Super Bowl & My Picks

High end pick - Philadelphia Eagles 8-1 Getting a defending champion at 8-1 is probably unheard of.  Even with the uncertainty of Carson Wentz being ready week one.  Then again it wasn't Wentz who held the Super Bowl MVP trophy in February.  The roster is pretty close to the same as last season.  They even added…

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Odds to Win the College Football Playoff

Obvious call - Alabama 12-5 I can't write this without saying why you can't go against Nick Saban.  Love him or hate him, Saban has to now have a legit argument as the greatest coach of all time.  Until you don't see them as one of the final four it is hard to go against the…

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Post NFL-Free Agency Frenzy & NFL Draft Thoughts

1-  Free agency steals the show in mid March but the draft had a major mover this weekend which made huge news.  The Jets jumped up to the third pick in the first round in a trade with the Colts.  I have found that a lot of questions have been thrown at the Jets side…

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NFL Free Agency Predictions

As we look to where these big name NFL free agents may end up, where would you predict they go? If you were using sports betting usa, which player & team combo would you bet on most? 1- Kirk Cousins- Vikings Staying with Minnesota even though the Jets seem to be coming hard with huge…

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2018 NFL Free Agency: What NFC teams should do

Phildelphia Eagles Cap strapped but having most of their stars locked up long term so not much.  Talk to Foles and see what he wants.  Maybe he is fine being Wentz's backup upon return.  Give Foles what he wants...other than Eagles starting QB if Wentz is healthy. Dallas Cowboys Work Zach Martin extension.  Do what…

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What AFC teams should do in Free Agency

New England Patriots Most important is to convince Gronk to stay.  But also to find a replacement for Malcolm Butler.  If they want to go veteran check in on if Josh Norman or Richard Sherman are available. Miami Dolphins Try and fleece someone on Jarvis Landry after franchising him with trade.  Doesn't seem like they are…

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2018 NFL Free Agency Questions Part 2

1- What should happen with Le'veon Bell? Arguably the NFL's best running back could hit the open market.  If he does we would have to expect that Bell would finally be a back that gets a big deal on the open market.  Only 25 his only concern would be off the field and not in…

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NFL Free Agency – Where Kirk Cousins lands

NFL free agency talk all begins with what will happen with Kirk Cousins.  That's it.  We once saw Peyton Manning enter free agency but he was coming off missing a year with a major neck injury.  And Manning was truly zeroing in on only a couple teams.  Cousins is healthy and he may only have…

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Super Bowl LII Preview & Prediction

First and foremost for the record this game matches up my 31st favorite NFL team versus my 28th favorite NFL team.  I am really not looking forward to this matchup.  The Maryland-Wisconsin basketball game that day interests me more at this point.  I don't want either team to win this game.  Sorry, but I had…

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Super Bowl LII Prop Bets to Make

Here are the bets that I like: Will there be a score in the final two minutes of the 1st Half? Yes      -300     (1/3) No        +240     (12/5) I like the YES even with the bad odds.  Would have to bet a decent amount to win a…

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