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NFL Draft and Draft Wagers, by Jim Feist

The NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 23. While this is not going to be the Las Vegas experience first promised, at least we will get to see the first rounds. Following are some of my notes on the draft and draft bets that I have placed. Let’s take a look at some wagers I have already placed for the upcoming draft. The first wager I placed ... More

AFC West Preview by Jim Feist

We have two powerhouse teams in this division. The LA Chargers and the Kansaas City Chiefs are considered legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl as we start the 2019 season. We also have two rebuilding teams in the Denver Broncos and the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. I see both the Chargers and the Chiefs about equal in talent.  It would be difficult ... More

AFC South Preview by Jim Feist

The AFC South consists of the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans. When I look at the head coaches of each of these clubs, I see the Colts as the number one club with Frank Reich leading the way.  I put the Houston Texans last with Bill O’Brien. The Jaguars’ Doug Marrone and Titans’ Mike Vrabel are about ... More

AFC North 2019 Preview by Jim Feist

I will be looking at the AFC North division in this article. And it all starts with the hype surrounding the Cleveland Browns and with good reason. Las Vegas books have the Browns favored to with the AFC North.  I agree, the Browns have a very good chance to win this division.  However, in the end they are not my first choice. I am going to place my ... More

AFC East 2019 Preview by Jim Feist

The New England Patriots are virtually a lock to win the AFC East this season, not because they are exceptionally good but because they play in a division that has been void of quality opposition for almost two decades.  I don’t want to beat up on anyone, but the fact is, it has been a cakewalk most years for the Patriots.  The Jets, Dolphins and ... More

College Hoop Report

THE COLLEGE B-BALL REPORT: HERE'S A FUN PEEK OF HOW THIS YEAR'S NCAA TOURNAMENT COULD LOOK...(YES, VERY MUCH SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)   One thing about these final three weeks of College Basketball action before we get to Selection Sunday on March 17th:  There's gonna be a whole lot of slam-bang hoops straight ahead where a batch of high-profile ... More

NBA REPORT CARDS – THE EASTERN CONFERENCE

NBA REPORT CARDS - THE EASTERN CONFERENCE Grade: A+ MILWAUKEE (43-14) - Here's the unabashed stars of the Eastern Conference thus far and it ain't all just MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo (27.1 points a game / 12.6 rebounds per game / 5.9 assists per game)! Sure, the "Greek Freak" is a wonder to behold but note the Bucks rank second in this ... More

NBA Post All-Star Teams to Watch

Let’s take a few moments to check out some post-All-Star Game break “teams to watch” as the league’s back in action tonight … PHILADELPHIA (37-21) – No doubt the 76ers are heading back to the NBA Playoffs this spring (in back-to-back years for the first time in forever!) but will Philly be money-makers in its final 24 regular-season games? ... More

NFL Draft Report

THE NFL DRAFT REPORT Sure, there’s a lot of time between now and the start of the National Football League Draft on April 25 th but it’s not too early to examine how we see Round I going … for now: 1. ARIZONA – Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky 2. OAKLAND (projected trade with San Francisco) – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State 3. NEW YORK GIANTS ... More

Tournament Time by Jim Feist

My head is spinning, and I’m loving it! It’s time for six weeks of madness…. Many times, over the last four or five decades this has been a very profitable time. Let’s break it down.  There are four post season tournaments. The CBI, CIT, NIT and of course the granddaddy of them all the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Before we ... More