Archive for year 2013

Nick Saban

Daylight Saban Time


He did it to himself and to his team. Nick Saban argued vigorously for that one second to be put back on the clock as if he had been cheated out of it.  Well, he got it and the rest is SEC history. Actually not just SEC history. The ending of that game was one of the most remarkable in the history More >

Drew Brees 50K Yards

Drew Brees Passes 50,000 Yard Mark


Brett Farve had 71,838, Peyton Manning has 64,009, Dan Marino had 61,361 and John Elway had 51,475. That’s a pretty heady club to join and admission does not come cheap. Peyton Manning was the only active member until the last edition of Monday Night Football when the membership welcomed Drew Brees More >

Soto Voce Bookie

The ‘Soto Voce’ Bookie


In music, ‘soto voce’ means with a soft voice. Most successful bookmakers who have been in business for any length of time are ‘soto voce’ bookies. It’s that kind of profession. It all ties in with the ‘low profile’, ‘flying under the radar’ image that becomes necessary to maintain for the More >

ESPN College Football

Favorites Win But Don’t Cover


The underdogs did howl last weekend in college football. They didn’t win a lot of football games, but the dogs certainly did make their presence known.

Handicappers seemed either unaware of the intense spirit involved in the big collegiate rivalries around the country or they did not grasp the More >

NCAA Teams

Huge Upsets In College Football


Unranked Arizona (7-4) embarrassed the mighty Ducks of Oregon (9-2) by a final score of 42-16.  The fifth ranked Ducks did not score a touchdown in the entire first half and only managed 7 points in the second. Meanwhile the Wildcats crossed the Oregon goal line in every quarter and controlled the More >

NCAA Recruiting

New NCAA Recruiting Guidelines Take Effect


There is a new interpretation of the standing recruiting procedures issued in October for NCAA athletics and coaches and players alike are taking advantage of it already. The new guidelines allow early enrolling players to secure their scholarships months ahead of National Signing Day in More >

Risk Management

Is Risk Management Included?


Does your PPH Service include expert risk management?  Probably not, unless you are lucky enough or smart enough to already be affiliated with one of the top ranked price per head companies in the industry.

Why do bookmakers enlist the services of a price per head company in the first place if it More >

40 First Downs Game

Forty First Downs In One Football Game?


Are you kidding me here? Well, no, actually, the New Orleans Saints set an NFL record by making 40 first downs in their game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday Night Football.

That’s 10 first downs a quarter! One first down for every 90 seconds of timed More >

Heisman Trophy

Heisman Favorites Shine In Saturday Gridiron Action


The race for the most coveted prize in college football is narrowing down and this year we have some excellent candidates to choose from.

Marcus Mariota and his Oregon Ducks had a bye week last weekend to rest up for their final run at a national championship. Sports fans all over America are More >

BCS Championship Logo

Shifting BCS Standings After Week 9


Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State all won easily as expected and their status as the top four teams in the BCS remains secure for now. The Big 4 racked up 199 points between them to their opponents 55. The formally #12 UCLA Bruins were among their victims this week.

Undefeated Missouri, More >

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