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November Nerves

November Nerves It’s not uncommon in the world of sports to see a “must-win” team lay a humongous egg when pressure gets to them late in a season. They take an inferior opponent too lightly. Suddenly they’re in a dogfight against a dog that wasn’t supposed to be live. The new Final Four format in college football put a couple of highly regarded teams under pressure last week…leading to embarrassing results. #4 TCU (-29)...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

Here is The Saturday Edge’s week # 13 College Football handicapping podcast. SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discuss several of this week’s key match-ups, including several big conference games this week between Minnesota and Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa, Arizona and Utah and the big one out in LA between USC and UCLA.   You can subscribe to TSE Podcast on iTunes. If you have any questions or comments please leave...

Did the Scores Tell the Story in Saturday’s Showca...

Did the Scores Tell the Story in Saturday’s Showcases?  This past Saturday was called “Survival Saturday” in the media, with six games matching teams who were rated in the top 17 of the tournament selection committee’s poll entering the weekend. The losers would have no shot to reach the Final Four. Not with a prominent November blemish added to resume’s that already had at least one loss each. The winners were still in the...

Put “Out of the Limelight” Into Your Spotlight

Put “Out of the Limelight” Into Your Spotlight  We’ve come to the point in the season where the bulk of media coverage is focused on the National Championship chase and various conference races. Because the legal betting markets are strongly influenced by public interest (the big TV games generate the most action), a sports bettor’s biggest advantage can come from recognizing what’s been happening in “out of the limelight”...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

Here is The Saturday Edge’s week # 11 College Football handicapping podcast. SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discuss several of this week’s key match-ups, including several big conference games this week between Kansas State and TCU, Alabama and LSU, Ohio State and Michigan State and Notre Dame at Arizona State.     You can subscribe to TSE Podcast on iTunes. If you have any questions or comments please leave us a...

Can College Football’s “Final FourR...

Can College Football’s “Final Four” Be Selected Based on Stats? You can already tell after Tuesday night’s formal announcement of the initial rankings of the playoff selection committee that the evaluation process of college football teams is going to be front and center from this point forward in the 2014 season. Parts of the country which are happy with the rankings are going to make their case. Parts...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

Here is The Saturday Edge’s week # 10 College Football handicapping podcast. SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discuss several of this week’s key match-ups, including several big conference games this week between, FSU and Louisville, Auburn and Ole Miss, TCU and West Virginia, Utah and ASU and Stanford at Oregon.    You can subscribe to TSE Podcast on iTunes. If you have any questions or comments please leave us a...

The Most Misleading College Football Score EVER!

The Most Misleading College Football Score EVER! If you were paying close attention to college football this past Saturday, you probably know which game I’m talking about. The Missouri Tigers beat Florida 42-13 despite gaining only 119 yards of total offense! It was one for the history books to be sure. But, it’s also a potential stumbling block for handicappers who let final scores overshadow the true sum of events in a...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

Here is The Saturday Edge’s week # 9 College Football handicapping podcast. SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discuss several of this week’s key match-ups, including several big conference games this week between, Ole Miss and LSU, USC and Utah, and West Virginia at Oklahoma State.   You can subscribe to TSE Podcast on iTunes. If you have any questions or comments please leave us a message below. Thanks.  ...

College Football Reality Has an SEC Bias

College Football Reality Has an SEC Bias There’s been some complaining across the national landscape that there’s a “media bias” which favors Southeastern Conference teams amongst pollsters. Mississippi State stunned the world with its jaunt to #1 in the country (45 of 60 first place votes). Ole Miss isn’t far off their heels at #3 (with three first place votes). The best “one-loss” teams are both from the SEC, with Auburn...