Aug 21, 2016

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The National Football League

The National Football League

Football is known throughout the world as American Football, so as to distinguish it from football (soccer). Like sports with the name of a country associated with them, like Australian Rules Football or English Riding, it’s hard to think of a sport that more defines a nation or country. Football as been a part of American culture for all of the 20th century and its predecessors sports reach back even farther. One of the challenges of sports in the United States in the late 1800s was bringing together people from all over such a large country to compete in sporting events. One of the reasons games like baseball and football were so successful in that endeavor was because they were more organised than other sports, like soccer for example, at that time. And the organisation that made that possible for football was the National Football League. The NFL wasn’t always has monolithic as it is now and has gone through a great many changes.

It started off as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1920, but was renamed just two years later as the NFL. As was the case with ice hockey and baseball and almost any other organised sports in America at that time, there was more than one organisation arranging competitions. The American Football League coexisted with the NFL, organising their own games and tournaments, until 1966 when the two leagues merged. That was when the first Superbowl was played. It took the two leagues a full four years to complete the merger and then in 1970, when the merger had been successfully carried out, they reorganised the teams in the American and National conferences, which more or less maintained their old affiliations, although the teams now played one another regularly.

For nearly thirty years, from 1960 to 1989, the NHL was led by commissioner Pete Rozelle. Under his tenure the status of the NHL expanded dramatically and wildly. He took the sport that had an average audience of about three million people in 1960 to nearly 400 million at the time of his retirement in 1989. His leadership was part of what made the NFL so successful and turned like tailgate parties and sportsbook betting into party of every day life in America. At least, every day life in autumn and winter. It was during these years that the NFL became a business as much as a sporting federation and the NFL even established its own holding companies that managed the vast amounts of wealth that were being generated by the audiences and marketing.

Although one can never really point to a period in the history of the NFL in which it was struggling, its humble origins could in no way predict its rapid and vast expansion that have turned it into America’s Game.

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Jun 20, 2016

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Turning your love or sport into some extra cash

UK-Sports-BettingLet’s face it, if you have a great day job and you’re earning enough and you’re happy then it’s probably not the best idea to quit and start earning money on the web with betting, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fun and exciting time placing the odd bet. But because no one wants to lose money it’s important to know what you are doing before you throw all your life savings at the latest sure thing at that casino down the corner. Here are a couple of things to consider before your start your hobby.
Bet on what you know. Just because there’s a lot of talk about the latest big tournament or that competition that is coming up in the next few days, it doesn’t mean that you have to run out and place a big bet on the big game. If you’re not someone who follows a sports team closely then you probably shouldn’t be betting. People dedicate their lives to betting and still find it difficult to make a profit. If you’re going to bet then you need to spend your time and money on the sporting events that you know well and are going to want to follow closely.
If you’re getting into betting then you’re also going to want to set aside a specific about of money that you’re willing to lose. Of course the whole point of the activity is not to lose that money, but and to turn it into more money, but one needs to be realistic and you never know if the hand of God will suddenly strike down a player and cause your team to lose, even if it was a ‘sure thing’. There’s always the possibility that you might lose your bet, so set a budget that you won’t break so you don’t get into trouble further down the road.
Don’t get set in your ways and in ‘mainstream’ interests. If you’re interested in something, chances are that other people are too. Don’t worry too much about not being interested in the sports that catch all the mainstream headlines. If you’re big thing is elephant polo then check all those online betting sites and chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for. And who knows you might even find some new friends who share your passion for cock-fighting or ice hockey or trans-Atlantic balloon races or whatever it is that you so ardently love!
Learn from your mistakes. Simple enough advice but advice that bears repeating. If you’ve tried betting a couple of times and it hasn’t paid off then perhaps it’s time to throw in the towel. Maybe it’s not for you and maybe you’ll have to find your fun elsewhere.
Bear in mind that at the end of the day, that it’s a hobby. Regardless of how much or little you earn, remind yourself that this is just a hobby and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Have fun with it and enjoy it, but you should never think of this as a reliable source of income. You can of course make money with it and the longer you do it the more likely that is to be the case, but nevertheless, it’s healthiest to see it as a casual past-time.

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Sep 30, 2015

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Ole Miss Rebels vs Florida Gators

The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0 2-0) travel to play the No. 25 Florida Gators (4-0, 2-0) this week in a matchup between two undefeated SEC teams. The SEC’s top passer, Chad Kelly (1,219 yards, 10 TDs), will be key to the outcome of this contest. It will begin Saturday, Oct 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN.

Florida won in a tight one over Tennessee 28-27 last week. Antonio Callaway had a big game in the win, totaling five receptions for 112 yards and one TD. Brandon Powell finished with 64 receiving yards and a TD on five receptions. Mississippi managed to get the win as well, beating Vanderbilt 27-16. Jaylen Walton had an outstanding performance on the ground for the Rebels, gaining 133 yards and one TD on 21 carries. Laquon Treadwell also had a big game with 135 receiving yards on eight receptions.

Mississippi is a six-point favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable.

The Gators enter the game with records of 4-0 Straight Up (SU) and 3-1 Against The Spread (ATS) this season. A vital part of the game will be whether the Rebels can protect their quarterback from Florida’s hungry defense. It averages the sixth-most sacks in the nation with 3.8 per game. The Gators could have little trouble winning the time of possession battle this week. Mississippi averages a time of only 25:37 per game, ranking them 119th in Division I.

On the other side, the Rebels have a record of 3-1 ATS and 4-0 SU. The Rebels pass defense makes opponents earn every yard, allowing just 9.4 yards per pass. If the Gators aren’t careful throwing the ball against Mississippi’s defense, they are going to be in some trouble. That defense has picked off the 10th-most throws on the season with 1.8 per game.

Predictions: SU Winner – Ole Miss, ATS Winner – Ole Miss

Mississippi is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Mississippi’s last 11 games on the road.

Florida is 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games at home.

Mississippi is 4-0 SU when leading at the half this season. Florida is 3-0 SU when taking a lead into halftime.

Since the beginning of last year, both teams have identical 6-3 SU records when facing SEC opponents.

When comparing just conference ratings, Mississippi seems to have an advantage in the passing game. Its offensive passing game (ranked first in the SEC) will face the seventh-ranked pass defense of Florida, while its first-ranked pass defense will look to control the seventh-ranked aerial attack of the Gators.

When looking into conference ranks, Mississippi seems to have the overall advantage in the running game. Its sixth-ranked rushing attack will face the 11th-ranked run defense of Florida, while its sixth-ranked run defense will look to contain the 11th-ranked rushing game of the Gators.

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Jul 7, 2015

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NFL betting

NFL betting

In case you’re simply beginning with NFL betting, an essential thing you have to do is figure out how the lines work. However, this is less demanding said than done on the grounds that NFL lines can appear like learning Dutch to new bettors. Luckily, learning football wagering lines won’t take you almost as long to ace as the Dutch dialect. Actually, you ought to have a decent comprehension of the matter just by taking a gander at the accompanying data on how NFL betting lines work.nfl_01

There are a few approaches to wager on the NFL, extending from easy to complex.  The best sportsbooks offer vanilla point spreads and aggregates, cash lines, live wagering, props, and future wagers. While these choices are offered on most other significant games, for football there is a greatly profound and fluid market because of the high volume of wagering activity every last week. One could undoubtedly contend that all NFL choices are construct at any rate halfway in light of betting.

Case in point, the alliance as of late has included more Thursday night amusements. Why would that be? Doubtlessly, the NFL realizes that individuals will occupy consideration from different exercises and pay consideration on their activity on a weeknight, just as a result of betting activity to keep them intrigued. There has been an ascent in abroad amusements, and talk of groups moving outside the USA, to assemble prevalence and include more potential bettors. The NFL will never come right out and say it, however betting genuinely drives the association and its development.

There is a developing business for live wagering, particularly in the National Football League. Most broadly broadcast amusements have live wagering at this point. Typically it is only the spread, Moneyline, and all out, yet some imaginative books have been putting forth props and other “yes or no” sort wagers amid live play. Live wagering spreads can change uncontrollably, particularly after a major play, for example, a “pick 6″ or bungle return for touchdown. This high instability in spreads includes heaps of danger yet can be very compensating too.


There are various sorts of props offered too. Most books have been in the propensity for offering props for each consistent season amusement, and notwithstanding for preseason and the Pro Bowl, throughout recent years. It used to be just the Super Bowl that had bunches of props, yet now that has all changed because of the Internet.
Prominent props incorporate “will either group score 3 times in succession?” and “which group will score first?” There are handfuls more and it appears like every season includes more props, which is obviously useful for the bettor as he has a greater determination to look over. More often than not props are either a “yes/no” wager or an “over/under” wager. Making a wager on an amusement is a no problem. There is activity all around and most books take any wager up to $1000. A few books obviously take much higher wagers, and amid the Super Bowl wagers as high as $100,000 were effectively put, with some prominent players wagering a million in Vegas.

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