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Jim Sez 9/26/2016 by Jim Hurley

Hmmm, what debate???


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It’s Falcons-Saints on Monday Night Football Following a Wild Weekend Where the Eagles, Vikings & Cowboys Were Biggest Noise-Makers…

The College Football Report: What Life’s Gonna Be Like In The Post-Les Miles Era At LSU

Here’s a little memo to Mrs. Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump … now you’re treading on our turf (a/k/a, Monday Night Football). The two political heavyweights will square off at Hofstra University on Long Island this final Monday in September but don’t they realize there’s a big game to wrap up the NFL Week 3 menu?

Plenty to say about the Atlanta Falcons…

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 9/27/2016

Falcons' offensive explosion sends Saints to 0-3

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints did their best to channel the 10th anniversary of their emotional, post-Katrina return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but the Atlanta Falcons decided to turn a poignant history lesson into a teachable moment Monday 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.