NCAA Tournament Selection Cold Take Log

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Happy Selection Sunday! Now that the NCAA Tournament field of 68 is officially set, here’s a running log of unprophetic tweets and quotes about teams and their tournament selection and seeding prospects. I’ll update throughout the night and tomorrow as I continue to find and tomorrow as folks continue to send me more. SEEDING DANCING… Read more »

NCAA Tournament Opening Gambling Lines

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Okay, boys and girls, here we go, let’s get rich. Here are the opening lines in the NCAA Tourney games. You can win thousands of dollars by playing our SportsBook Review Outkick game, which is free to enter. Click here to register: Play in Games: Radford -4 vs. Long Island UCLA -3.5 vs. Saint Bonaventure… Read more »

This Week in Sports Betting: Champ Week

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Has it already been a year? It seems like yesterday we were watching Lonzo Ball and the UCLA Bruins do their thing at the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Arizona Wildcats ended up winning the title after beating UCLA in the semifinals, but it was already obvious that Ball was a special player. Now… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and I’m headed up to St. Louis for the SEC men’s basketball tournament so I’m cranking on the mailbag late at night on Thursday. Hope to see several of you guys in St. Louis. I’ll be in The Home Loan Expert suite for all four games on Friday and then both games on… Read more »

This Week In Funny Wikipedia Edits

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Besides being a tremendous instant resource for quick consumption of facts and information, one of the best features of Wikipedia is that anybody can edit the pages.  Of course, sometimes people take advantage of the site’s open policy by editing certain pages with the sole intention to ridicule a person, place, or thing.  While these… Read more »

WWE Makes More Sense Than UFC For FOX

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Multiple outlets reported yesterday that FOX is in negotiations, or at least serious discussions, about acquiring the television rights to Vince McMahon’s WWE. This would include the promotion’s flagship program, Monday Night RAW, as well as the Tuesday night SmackDown Live! broadcast. This isn’t new information, although many didn’t know about it outside the pro… Read more »

The Freezing Cold Take Report

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It’s that time of the week again. Every Wednesday, I post this comprehensive guide highlighting some of the notable unprophetic and wrong predictions and other observations that are relevant to the previous week’s sports news. Let’s begin. BEST OF THE WEEK PACERS EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS The Indiana Pacers are having themselves a nice season.  Currently 37-27… Read more »

SportsBook Review’s College Basketball Top Five

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Special to Outkick from SBR: There is no longer a dispute as to which team is tops in the nation. The Virginia Cavaliers continued their season-long assault with a thrilling win over Louisville followed by a victory over Notre Dame. Let’s check out our Fab Five in college hoops for the week of March 5th.… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to arrive and sweep away all of your work productivity. As always, send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by the find folks at The Home Loan Expert. I’ll be hanging out with this crew on Friday and Saturday… Read more »

Kobe Bryant Wins #metoo Oscars Despite Rape Charge

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Hollywood is full of hypocrites. This isn’t a particular surprise because most people involved in public politics, if they stay involved in public politics long enough, end up loaded down with hypocrisy. That’s how Hollywood could defend Bill Clinton’s sexual misfeasance with women while losing their mind over Donald Trump’s. And it’s also how Harvey… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: ESPN vs. Sean Miller

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Most of the time we don’t get a story like ESPN vs. Sean Miller in the world of sports, one in which one side of this story will be proven 100% right and the other side will be proven 100% wrong. That’s going to happen in this case because eventually we’ll find out what the… Read more »

Sean Miller and Arizona vs. ESPN In Epic Lawsuit Battle?

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Wow, this is setting up to be a major legal battle before all is said and done. Sean Miller denied all allegations against him, accusing ESPN of defamation, and now is back to coaching. What a turn of events in a week. Here’s my legal breakdown of a potential case between Miller and ESPN. Arizona/Sean… Read more »

This Week in Sports Betting: Here Comes the Madness

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We’re almost there, folks. March has arrived, which means March Madness is just around the corner; alas, it’ll be another couple of weeks before we get to the NCAA Division I men’s basketball Tournament. There’s one regular-season game left for many teams, then it’s Champ Week, then the Big Dance – the biggest event on… Read more »

The Freezing Cold Take Report

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It’s that time of the week again. Every Wednesday, I post this comprehensive guide highlighting some of the notable unprophetic and wrong predictions, and other observations that are relevant to the previous week’s sports news. Let’s begin. BEST OF THE WEEK KANSAS WINS BIG 12. WATER IS WET After beating Texas Tech 74-72 in basketball on… Read more »

SBR’s Fab Five in College Hoops: Virginia Dominates Polls

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Michigan State and Virginia have been battling as the top teams in the nation but the Cavaliers have emerged, at least for this week, as the gold standard in college hoops. Let’s check out SBR’s Fab Five for the week of February 26th.  Virginia (26-2 SU, 18-7 ATS) – I’ve been one of the few lone holdouts in giving Virginia their… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. (Apologies for not doing the anonymous mailbag last Tuesday, but when I’m on vacation I’m going to start taking off the Tuesday mailbag because I’m working all the time otherwise and this way my wife is more likely to sleep with me because I’m spending more time with… Read more »

How to Fix the College Basketball Scandal

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Black markets exist when free markets don’t. Right now — and for decades — there has been a black market in college athletics when it comes to men’s college basketball and football players. That’s because top men’s college basketball and football players have a market value that far exceeds the value of a scholarship, room… Read more »

This Week in Sports Betting: Going for the Gold

Things are about to get superheated again in the sports betting world. March Madness is just around the corner; so is baseball season. And it won’t be long before both the NBA and NHL are in the playoffs. But for the moment, things are relatively quiet on the odds board, as we shake off the… Read more »

The Freezing Cold Take Report

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It’s that time of the week again. Every Wednesday, I post this comprehensive guide highlighting some of the notable unprophetic and wrong predictions, and other observations that are relevant to the previous week’s sports news. Let’s begin. BEST OF THE WEEK CFB CONFERENCE SUPREMACY CONFUSION Shout out to my guy T.J. Pittinger of the Big… Read more »

SBR’s Top Five: Spartans Sizzle Atop College Basketball Rankings

Once again it’s a toss-up between Michigan State and Virginia as the top team in the nation. We will stay the course and maintain that the Spartans are the fairest in the land as we check out this week’s Fab Five. Trust Sportsbook Review to help you find your next online betting site. Michigan State… Read more »