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Jim Sez 9/23/2016 by Jim Hurley

Patriots Dominate Texans 27-0 To Get NFL Week 3 Off-And-Rollin


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Plus Broncos-Bengals, Jets-Chiefs Previews … More College Football Previews Too, Including #19 Florida At #14 Tennessee

Who needs Tom Brady … or even Jimmy Garoppolo, for that matter!

Folks, we told you in the other day’s Jim Sez column that nobody should be feeling sorry for the New England Patriots just ‘cause they were down to a third-string/rookie quarterback and what do you know:

The Pats’ new-kid-on-the-block QB Jacoby Brissett (103 yards passing, 48 yards rushing including a nifty 27-yard TD scamper) dusted off the Houston Texans to the tune of 27-0 to go 3-and-oh SU (straight-up) and 3-0 ATS (against the spread)…

Sports Betting Notebook 9/21/2016 by Jim Hurley



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It's amazing what a couple of home wins will do for your standing in the betting market. The Houston Texans opened the season as a 60-1 longshot to win the Super Bowl and at a decent 12-5 price to win an awful AFC South. Victories over the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs have drastically changed the betting landscape on the Texans.

Houston is now 18-1 to win the Super Bowl, trailing only New England, Pittsburgh and Denver in the AFC. The Texans are now a decisive 5-8 favorite to win the South. The wins over the Bears and Chiefs were…

Hurley on Horses 9/21/2016 by Jim Hurley

Belmont Early Meet Capsule Quick Thought For The Day Even Small Sample Justifies Questioning Major Turf Assumptions


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Even Small Sample Justifies Questioning Major Turf Assumptions

There is not a horse player alive who doesn’t now and then fall prey to oft-repeated “standards” when it comes to handicapping any given race meet or an individual race based on the conditions of tat race (class, surface, distance, etc.)

If only those perceived standards were universal enough to make the game easier. If anything, they often get in the way of good individualized handicapping because the oft-repetition is so prevalent that bettors seek what they perceive as a safety net.

Those last two paragraphs…

Exclusive Coverage of all NFL 9/23/2016

Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jacoby Brissett wasn't perfect in his first NFL start Thursday night.

Exclusive Coverage of all College Football 9/25/2016

No. 9 Huskies survive Wildcats in overtime

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Washington hadn't been tested through one of the easiest non-conference schedules in the country for a major-conference team. The ninth-ranked Huskies, though, got all they could handle Saturday night.