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2014 Heisman Futures

When you look at laying a future bet on the Heisman winner, past history is an important guideline to follow. So what does history tell us? Since 2000, there have been 2 non-QBs to win the award. Both were Running Backs (Reggie Bush and Mark Ingram). Both players were on teams that played in the national championship game. So, if you are going to go out on a limb and pick a non-QB, you better look to pick players on teams...

Super Bowl XLVII Preview

Super Bowl XLVIII Preview Super Bowl XLVII is shaping up on paper to be one of the best Super Bowls of recent memory. Vegas seems to think so as well, with a consensus line of Denver -2.5 currently widely available at multiple major sports books. The small point spread is tied with Super Bowl XLVI that featured the New England Patriots and New York Giants as the smallest point spread in the last 31 years, which we can recall...

Jimmyshivers ACC Bowl Game Selections

For those of us who did not have the seasons that we would have liked to have had, bowl season offers an opportunity to restore some handicapping confidence going into the offseason.  It is a poor time to chase losses due to the inability to handicap motivation of most of these teams, but it is a great chance to get back to some fundimental handicapping and attempt to put some positive units back into the ledger. For the...

Jimmyshivers ACC Championship Game Selection

Disclaimer:  I’ve had an awful season this year, and just had my worst week of the season.  In no way, shape or form should I tell you much less tell anyone where to bet their money this weekend.  And yes, my posted plays here really did go 0-10 last week  You’ve been warned:   YTD: 19-35 (35.2%) -45.48 units Wins Loses Units NCAAF Week 1 1 3 -4.50 NCAAF Week 2 0 3 -6.66 NCAAF Week 3 4 1 9.70 NCAAF Week 4 0...

Championship Week – Leans & Thoughts

Below is a quick email exchange between GoSooners and I discussing a few of this weeks games. Please let us know what you guys think about each game and who you are looking at. Thanks.     Bowling Green +4.5 Pez:  I actually hit NIU -3 early in the week thinking the number was too low and would go up. Kind of like Bowling Green …. Better D getting points …… I got NIU +2 on a neutral field  GoSooners: This could be...

Jimmyshivers Week #14 College Football Picks

It was another Saturday of solid results last week, as Week 13 saw us finally put together back-to-back winning weeks.  It has been a season of tough breaks and we were dealt another one last week when Maryland melted down late and allowed Boston to come back and pull out a victory.  It was still a winning week, but it was a tough break as we look to get both over .500 and into the black as the season draws to a close....

Jimmyshivers Week 13 NCAA Football Picks

Due to a pair of deaths in my family, I refrained from posting last weeks plays.  I still wound up playing a few games and had an OK week, but my head wasn’t in any kind of place to put together write-ups.  It’s been a really weird year for me this year, in that I’ve had multiple major life events occur that have prevented me from being able to get a thread posted.  I’m looking forward to continuing...

For your consideration: Week # 13

Oregon State vs. Washington When betting college football in mid to late November it can get pretty tricky.  By this time, teams can smell bowl berths and know exactly what they need to get done.  Sometimes we forget, that 6 wins only qualifies you for a bowl, it does not guarantee you one. That being said, I believe Oregon State is in big trouble of not receiving an invitation, even though they have 6 wins.  If the Beavers...

College Football Week 13 Quick Hitters: Betting Nu...

After taking a “bye” last week, the Quick Hitters segment is refreshed and ready to go, much like several of the teams mentioned in the following stanzas. Here is the overall record for each portion of the Quick Hitters situational filters: Look-ahead alert: Overall 9-8, Recommended (last week) 0-0, Recommended YTD 3-0 Sharp Picks: Overall 13-16-1, Recommended (last week) 0-1, Recommended YTD 4-5-1 Off a bye:...

For your consideration: Week # 12

Okay…call me crazy, even a little naive, but I have a sneaky suspicion about Washington State this weekend.  I know the Cougs are ranked 103rd in total defense and 85th in rushing defense.  And I know they are going up against Ka’Deem Carey, one of the best running backs in the country, making the Wildcats 12th in the country in rushing yards. But if you’ve been reading my articles this season, you should...