Chicago Bears teach a valuable gambling lesson

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

"Never bet against your own team" is one of those adages you always hear, somewhere along the lines of "Never play in traffic," "never stick a knife down your toaster" and "never get involved in a land war in Asia." And yet...I just couldn't help myself. In my lifetime of watching the ...

Varez Ward: Former Auburn player indicted for point shaving

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Former Auburn basketball player Kyievarez "Varez" Ward has been charged with conspiring with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 college basketball season. Ward was suspended midway through the 2012 season as the FBI investigated him for point-shaving. Ward faces two bribery-related counts for "commerce to influence, in any way, by ...

New Jersey move another NCAA miscue

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

From our waistlines to our politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and I have very little in common, although a mutual love for The Boss is a nice thing to fall back on. I bet he likes farting, too. But one thing Christie and I definitely see eye-to-eye on, besides bacon's ...

Alistair Overeem v. Brock Lesnar: Analysis & Prediction

Friday, December 30th, 2011

UFC 141 is finally here! Tonight on Pay-Per-View, MMA fans finally get to watch (or if you're too cheap to order the PPV you can follow the live blog we're doing for FoxSports.com right here on R&R later this evening) two of the best heavyweights on the planet duke it out in this long-awaited clash ...

Don’t Ask Michael Chopra To Pick A Winner

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Well-traveled English soccer player Michael Chopra claims $3 million in gambling debts. I know, peanuts. Charles Barkley lost $10 million gambling. But since you've never heard of Michael Chopra (that is unless you're a Newcastle fan), he can't afford that much red ink. Per BBC News: "Your first bet's your worst bet. As ...

WiseGuyAction’s Early NCAA Leans

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Every year on Selection Sunday, the only thing more entertaining than filling out a bracket and incessantly staring at it is incessantly staring at the lines which get posted at some books as early as just a few hours after the Selection Show. Needless to say, this year was no different in WiseGuyAction's humble bungalow. My ...

There’s a Desert Storm Brewing in the Mitten

Monday, January 24th, 2011

At the Pontiac Silverdome this Saturday one of my favorite fighters, Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, squares off in a battle against up and comer Devon Alexander "The Great." On the line will be the WBO and WBC light welterweight titles, and perhaps more importantly, pride. Both fighters are undefeated and looking to ...

Playoff Betting: Don’t Fall Victim to Perception

Friday, January 7th, 2011

On Saturday afternoon, perhaps the worst NFL team ever to make the playoffs in the modern era will take the field against the defending Super Bowl champs.  Are the Seahawks bad?  Yes.  Utterly god awful?  Check.  Lack star power and dynamic playmakers?  Touche.  So why on earth would any sane ...