Suspension of Cardinals DB Josh Shaw Prompts a Bigger Discussion

The NFL suspension of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw prompts a really big discussion because sports gambling is mainstream now! Talk of spreads, money lines, over-unders, bad beats, and more is ubiquitous. If you want free expert NFL picks for each and every Sunday, you can place a bet legally now in 13 states. 42 of the 50 United States either have legal sports betting, or are currently in the process of working towards it.

Ever since May 14, 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had rendered sports wagering unconstitutional, it’s been a brave new world. 

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2020 NFL Draft #1 Pick: Bengals, Giants Lead Race to the Bottom

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For some NFL teams, the season effectively ended a long time ago. For the worst of the worst, the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants and others down in the dregs with them, it’s time to look ahead to the offseason, and most specifically, the 2020 NFL Draft, which will be in Las Vegas from April 23rd-25th.

For these teams, losing on the field is actually winning in the long run, as December means tanking time. It’s something to consider when betting on NFL Games this time of year- who might be tanking? The ultimate prize here is the #1 overall pick and as it stands right now, the Bengals have the inside track with their record currently 1-11.

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Guide to Betting on the NFL Postseason in 2020

The NFL season is in its home stretch and interest in the league is stronger than ever. There is no denying that football is and always will be a popular sport. With all the hard-hitting action and strategic plays, how could the sport not be beloved by all? Football really does have something to offer for everyone. Whether you are just an avid sports fan or a dedicated punter, there is no getting around the fact that sports betting is having a major impact on sports. This is especially true with football. You cannot watch a game without seeing an ad for an online bookie or casino.

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LSU QB Joe Burrow Odds On Favorite to be #1 Overall NFL Draft Pick

Louisiana State quarterback Joe Burrow has the potential to join some elusive company. He’s the odds on favorite to win both the Heisman Trophy and become the #1 overall NFL Draft pick. Only six players, all QBs, have done it since the turn of the millennium.

The list consists of Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Sam Bradford and Carson Palmer. For half of the players on this list, they claimed the big prize at the Downtown Athletic Club in December, and then got the big money the following April. The other half did one more year of college before entering the draft.

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As Mitch Trubisky Keeps Failing, Seat of Ryan Pace Keeps Warming

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The struggles of Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky are on more people than just him. While his continuously underwhelming play is due to the failures of his teammates, as well as himself, the repercussions will be felt far above and beyond just the individual signal caller.

The Monsters of the Midway rebuild was designed around having patience while Trubisky developed. The fruits of the labor came last season with a division title and a 12-4 record, but that’s all by the wayside now, given the utterly disastrous 4-6 season that has unfolded in Chicago.

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Peanut Tillman Should be Living Face of Bears Franchise, Not Mike Ditka

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The Saturday Night Live Super Fans bit will never die; I am grudgingly resigned to accepting that reality. You would think, as comedy is an extremely time sensitive medium that an early ’90s SNL bit about dysfunctional obsession with sports/deification of sports heroes would eventually become stale, but whatever.

The “DA BEARS!!!!” routine doesn’t seem to ever die, regardless of the countless times it’s re-hashed, re-booted, re-worked, but anyway. The important thing is that each time it is, the mythology around Mike Ditka continues growing. For those with just a cursory knowledge of Iron Mike, and football in general, he’s the greatest football coach of all time, the absolute paradigm of rough, tough manliness.

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Super Bowl Champ Martellus Bennett Very Busy in Retirement

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Former Chicago Bears and New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is was and always has been a multi-layered individual. Before, during and after his pro football career, Martysaurus Rex had been a Renaissance man; interested in many things.

He’s in to drawing, illustrating, fighting for social justice and he’s being doing some promotions too. Bennett was recently at a tailgate in College Station, TX (his alma mater is Texas A&M) working with a beer company on a promotion involving picking who will make the College Football Playoff rankings.

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Chicago Bears Fans Losing Patience with Mitch Trubisky, Team Still Committed

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With every major investment there comes a point where you have to ask yourself a couple important questions. Have we seen enough sample size yet to determine whether we’re getting an effective ROI (return on investment) or not? Is this a sunk cost? Are we continuing to throw good money and time after bad?

With Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the answers to these questions are clear now, at least among much of the fan base. They’ve seen enough, believe it is isn’t working out and that it’s not going to work out. However, the front office is not on the same page, and that’s the opinion that matters.

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Jim Harbaugh, Lovie Smith Haven’t Translated NFL Success to College Ball

This past weekend saw Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini defeat the #6 Wisconsin Badgers, a team that was favored by 30.5 points. And with this glorious victory, Smith matched Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh in victories over a top ten opponent while being a head coach in the Big Ten. 

That total number, is one. Yes, Harbaugh, head coach in Ann Arbor since 2015 is just 1-10 versus top ten opponents. As for Smith, he’s right when he referred to the Wisconsin conquest as “a signature win,” but league his record is an abominable 5-26. He’s 3-25 against Big Ten teams not named Rutgers.

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The World’s Most Popular Sports by Various Metrics

A lot of fans of the world sports are constantly trying to monitor what is happening in the major championships, cups and other events related to their favorite teams or individual athletes. Football confidently holds the leading position in terms of popularity based on all today matches results — the game of millions fascinates the viewers with its high level of entertainment and an abundance of exciting moments.

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L.A. Rams CB Jalen Ramsey Miraculously Heals From “Back Injury”

It’s nothing short of a medical miracle for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Just one day after he arrived in Los Angeles via trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ramsey appeared on the Rams official injury report, stating that he missed the team’s practice session for “not injury related” reasons.

So that back injury which was serious enough to keep him out of three straight games while he was still with Jacksonville has apparently healed. Wow! It’s amazing- the healing powers of a trade!

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Exclusive: Former Eagles, Packers QB Ty Detmer on 2019 NFL Contenders

In 14 NFL seasons, with six different teams, Ty Detmer played in 54 games (with 25 starts), totaling 6,351 yards passing, 34 touchdowns and 35 interceptions; good for a passer rating of 74.1. The former Heisman Trophy winner and BYU offensive coordinator was one of the instructors at the first ever Pacific Pro Scrimmage, an invitation-only camp for free agent players.

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