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This year's Royal Rumble was kind of, for lack of a better term, underwhelming as shit. But it definitely happened, and there were definitely a bunch of people eliminated. Here's a breakdown of who did the aforementioned eliminatin'.
There isn't a worse NBA team than the New York Knicks this season. Their 5-35 record and 15 straight losses have them in the pole position to earn (?) the highest probability of winning the top pick in the NBA Draft and the Jahlil Okafor that comes with that honor. One would assume that betting against the Knicks…
The holidays are upon us, and by that I mean that they're pretty much over already and we are all just mere days away from returning to our dull, meaningless lives without any excuses to drink and be merry around others. So let's dull the pain in our hearts with some gifts for the rest of our Sidespin pals, using this…
You know what feels shitty? Spending years working at something only to have it not pay off in the least. I know, we've all been there or some other useless fucking platitude, but save that shit for a motivational cat poster. There's no worse feeling than trying your best and failing.
With their season in shambles, and wholesale changes seeming inevitable, the New York Jets could have rolled over today against the Minnesota Vikings. They didn't do that, and took the Vikings to overtime. Then they went and pulled a Jets, losing the game and against the spread in one play.
Dear lord, last week was a bad week of picking football games. Let's hope this week is less bad. Let's get into it.
It's December. Tony Romo is playing football. Those things don't mix.
Better late than never, here are this week's NFL picks.
Thanksgiving is the best day of the entire year in America, and that is an objective fact. This is the case because it combines the four best non-sexual things on the planet. In no particular order (okay, maybe in particular order), those things are large quantities of food, all the booze you can drink, loved ones,…
So last week went pretty well as far as these picks are concerned, as we finished at 10-4 against the spread despite picking Kyle Orton on the road on Thursday night. This week I'm hoping for more of the same, despite picking Alex Smith's terrible ass on Thursday night.
Sports leagues bring in ungodly sums of money, and are still allowed to extort money from taxpayers like you and me on a whim. They are, apparently, also able to stop people from exercising free will by blocking the legalization of sports betting as they have in New Jersey. Sports leagues have become more powerful…
Friend of the blog and former Deadspin commenter sweatingmullets is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Well, not really, but he's a big Alex Smith fan, that's for sure. I think it's because he's living in Utah, Smith's college home, or something. But, yeah, he's a big fan of Smitty.
Nobody is reading this garbage anyway, so here's a quick rundown of this week's picks.
My birthday was on Wednesday, and I just drank my first 40 oz. ever. It wasn't bad, even though it's no Four Loko. Here's a quick NFL pick.
Since placing small bets on sporting events and blogging about picking sporting events for betting purposes isn't a very lucrative career, I have a pretty normal 9-to-5 job. Every Monday, while listening to sports radio on the way home, an obnoxious ad runs telling me to call a toll free number for a lock against the…
A mantra among a certain type of sports bettor is that Vegas always wins. While they may not be wrong about that most of the time, sports books actually suffered losses on the NFL's week 11 action.
There are only eight more weeks of NFL regular season games, which means that there are only eight more truly great Sundays left in the entire year. That's a huge bummer. You know what's not a huge bummer? Picking NFL games. Let's do it.
When we last left LeBron James doubter and Mike Golic cage match opponent Bill Simmons, he was putting his picks in a sidebar. They didn't turn out terribly, as his 7-6 record in Week Nine was equal to mine. Let's see what he's got for us this week.
The NFL season is just a shade past the halfway point, which means that each team has had at least eight chances to win. More importantly, though, each team has had at least eight chances to make each and every one of us some guap. But which teams have been the most reliable to invest in so far?