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For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player.

The two inspectors spotted an item that a complainant said had not been returned. And that is a very powerful problem,” Dowd said. On Monday morning, MLB officials declined to comment about the notebook.

“I got a call at the place where I was working at the time from my brother, and he says, ‘You should come home.’ He said, ‘There’s a bunch of government people here, and they’re here for you.’ At the time, I think it was Mary Flynn of the postal inspector’s office who got on the phone and said, ‘We’re here,’ and she told me why and so forth. Dowd recently met with MLB CIO and executive vice president of administration John McHale Jr., who is leading Manfred’s review of Rose’s reinstatement request, to walk McHale through his investigation. It looked to them as if Bertolini had been signing memorabilia with the forged names of some of the most famous baseball players in history: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Duke Snider, Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose. To be sure, I’m eager to sit down with [MLB commissioner Rob] Manfred to address my entire history — the good and the bad — and my long personal journey since baseball. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose’s banishment and provide the first written record that Rose bet while he was still on the field.

The documents obtained by Outside the Lines, which reflect betting records from March through July 1986, show no evidence that Rose, who was a player-manager in 1986, bet against his team. “It was such a mess. That came during his worst week of the four-month span, when he lost $25,500.

To Dowd, one of the most compelling elements of the newly uncovered evidence is that it supports the charge that Rose was betting with mob-connected bookies through Bertolini. The largest single bet was $5,500 on the Boston Celtics, a bet he lost.

“He wasn’t forthcoming with much information,” she said, “but he did acknowledge to me it was records of bets he made for Pete Rose.”

Barney sent an agent to drive by the address. So Barney and Flynn, posing as a couple looking for a home, called a real estate agent and were given a guided tour of Bertolini’s house. And, of course, [Rose] betting while he was a player.”

“The rule says, if you bet, it doesn’t say for or against. Attorney’s Office internal memorandum from 2000 that requested the spiral notebook’s transfer said Bertolini’s closed file has “sufficient historical or other value to warrant its continued preservation by the United States Government.” The memorandum listed among its attachments a copy of the notebook, but a copy of the memorandum provided by the National Archives had no attachments and had a section redacted.

“We knew that [Bertolini] recorded the bets, and that he bet himself, but we never had his records. Attorney’s Office seeking access to the book. “[Ohio bookie] Ron Peters is a golf pro, so he’s got other occupations. Dowd’s investigation had established that Rose was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt at the time he was banished from the game.

When the case began, it didn’t look particularly enticing, Barney said. [The mob] had a mortgage on Pete while he was a player and manager.”

If the accusation was true, it would constitute mail fraud, but the agents had no probable cause to search Bertolini’s house.

Dowd said he wished he’d had the Bertolini notebook in 1989, but he didn’t need it to justify Rose’s banishment. “I was taken aback.”

In April, Rose repeated his denial, this time on Michael Kay’s ESPN New York 98.7 FM radio show, that he bet on baseball while he was a player. All were denied on the grounds that the notebook had been introduced as a grand jury exhibit and contained information “concerning third parties who were not of investigative interest.”

“This does it. There was a for sale sign out front, the agent told him. This closes the door,” said John Dowd, the former federal prosecutor who led MLB’s investigation.

In April, Outside the Lines examined the Bertolini memorabilia kept in the National Archives’ New York office, but the betting book — held apart from everything else — was off-limits. “It reeked of fraud,” Barney said.

Rose, through his lawyer, Raymond Genco, issued a statement: “Since we submitted the application earlier this year, we committed to MLB that we would not comment on specific matters relating to reinstatement. But one item stood out: In a box of papers in the basement, Barney said, was a spiral notebook filled with handwritten entries.

Last year, Outside the Lines again applied unsuccessfully for access to the notebook but learned it had been transferred to the National Archives under a civil action titled “United States v. It’s another device by Pete to try to excuse what he did,” Dowd said. The man’s name was Michael Bertolini, and the business he ran out of his home was called Hit King Marketing Inc.

Outside the Lines tracked down two of the postal inspectors who conducted the raid on Bertolini’s home in 1989 and asked them to review the documents.

Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager.

“Bertolini nails down the connection to organized crime on Long Island and New York. For 26 years, the notebook has remained under court-ordered seal and is currently stored in the National Archives’ New York office, where officials have declined requests to release it publicly.

o Most bets, regardless of sport, were about $2,000. “This is the final piece of the puzzle on a New York betting operation with organized crime. In March of this year, he applied to Manfred for reinstatement. “But when he bet, he was gone. One Executive Tools Spiral Notebook.” Two small boxes of other items confiscated in the postal raid on Bertolini’s house went too, including autographed baseballs and baseball cards.

“There were numbers and dates and — it was a book for sports betting,” Barney said. He refused to give them to us,” Dowd said. But Dowd never had the kind of documents that could cement that part of his case, especially in the eyes of fans who wanted to see Rose returned to Major League Baseball.. They provide a vivid snapshot of how extensive Rose’s betting life was in 1986:

Bats, balls, books and papers were scattered all over. 13, a few days after the undercover house tour and after obtaining a search warrant, they searched Bertolini’s home and found evidence that would lead to numerous convictions. Dowd also had testimony and a recorded phone conversation between Bertolini and another Rose associate, Paul Janszen, that established that Bertolini had placed bets for Rose. Therefore at this point, it’s not appropriate to comment on any specifics.” Bertolini’s lawyer, Nicholas De Feis, said his client is “not interested in speaking to anyone about these issues.”

The documents are copies of pages from a notebook seized from the home of former Rose associate Michael Bertolini during a raid by the U.S. Dowd and his team had sworn testimony from bookie Ron Peters that Rose bet on the Reds from 1984 through 1986, but not written documentation. Postal Inspection Service in October 1989, nearly two months after Rose was declared permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball. It’s impossible to count the exact number of times he bet on baseball games because not every day’s entries are legible.

Flynn, who said her first reaction was “Holy mackerel,” said they asked Bertolini about the notebook.

Dowd, who reviewed the documents at Outside the Lines’ request, said his investigators had tried but failed to obtain Bertolini’s records, believing they would be the final piece in their case that Rose was betting with mob-connected bookmakers in New York. There was stuff everywhere,” Barney said.

o In the time covered in the notebook, from March through July, Rose bet on at least one MLB team on 30 different days. Under MLB Rule 21, “Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.”

Although the 1989 raid on Bertolini’s house received immediate news coverage, nothing about a betting book became public for five years. “We didn’t know anything about Bertolini or his connection [to Rose].”

o But on 21 of the days it’s clear he bet on baseball, he gambled on the Reds, including on games in which he played.

o Rose bet heavily on college and professional basketball, losing $15,400 on one day in March. “He’s a liar.”

But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball — and on the  Cincinnati Reds — as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The U.S. We tried to get them. That gave them probable cause to seek a search warrant.

On Oct. That meeting likely will come sometime after the All-Star break. Their authenticity has been verified by two people who took part in the raid, which was part of a mail fraud investigation and unrelated to gambling. The postal inspector’s office in Brooklyn, New York, had received a complaint that a man in Staten Island had failed to return goods to paying customers that he was supposed to have autographed. “Never bet as a player: That’s a fact,” he said.

Bertolini offered his take on the raid during his sentencing hearing in U.S.

“It was a mere ‘failure to render [services]’ complaint,” said Barney, who is now retired. Both agents, former supervisor Craig Barney and former inspector Mary Flynn, said the records were indeed copies of the notebook they seized.

“The implications for baseball are terrible. They took any records I had whatsoever, and they took different personal belongings and memorabilia from my home.”

But Rose’s supporters have based part of their case for his reinstatement on his claim that he never bet while he was a player or against his team, saying that sins he committed as a manager shouldn’t diminish what he did as a player.

Freelance researcher Liam Quinn contributed to this report. I need to maintain that. After Bertolini pleaded guilty and received a federal prison sentence, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, ESPN and other news organizations filed freedom of information requests with the U.S. He placed his financial interest ahead of the Reds, period.”

“I wish I had been able to use it [the book] all those years he was denying he bet on baseball,” said Flynn, the former postal inspector. District Court in Brooklyn six years later (he served 14 months for tax fraud and a concurrent assault sentence):

It was immediately clear that the many notations of “PETE” in the pages represented Pete Rose.

The timing for Rose, who played in 72 games in 1986, isn’t great

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The Jets were 10-6 last year and had the No. Note the Cardinals struggled in both their red zone offense and defense last season, as this team is far too talented for those trends not to turn around. We saw how they looked in their 5-0 start last season, when Matt Ryan and Julio Jones looked unstoppable and Devonta Freeman emerged as a scoring machine — and they were the only team to beat Carolina in the regular season. However, this team peaked early, and eventually the preseason loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson reared its ugly head along with subpar offensive line play. Besides, the encouraging number is the 12 games that the Bengals are expected to be favored in this year. Forever the extreme eternal optimist, Ryan’s Bills generally failed to deliver last season, especially on the defensive side of the football. Yes, the schedule lightens up after that, but Ryan might have one foot out the door.

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Atlanta Falcons over 7 (-130)

I had a lean on the Jets under 8 back in April, but that was when Ryan Fitzpatrick was holding out, and I expected the number to go higher if he signed. After Philadelphia traded away Sam Bradford, this number has been raised to 8.5, and I believe that’s an over-adjustment — so I now like the under 8.5 (and ESPN’s Football Power Index and our Money Line Estimate agree as they’re still right around 8 wins). The market hasn’t agreed, as the Falcons drifted all the way up to 100-1 before dipping back to 80-1 over Labor Day weekend. The Bears and Lions continue to erode, while the Vikings obviously lose some luster with the loss of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. A potential Super Bowl game was promising last season before their collapse in Carolina to end the year after an impeccable 13-3 regular season. Before last season, Harbaugh owned a 72-38 regular-season NFL record as head coach, plus 10-5 in the postseason. They’ve fortified their defensive line with the additions of Chandler Jones and top draft choice Robert Nkemdiche to aid in the all-important NFL pressuring of the quarterback. However, we’ve clearly seen the high end of this Packers team over the previous two seasons as an offensive machine and a capable defense. The schedule is tough and front-weighted. If Prescott can keep Dallas in contention and Romo returns healthy, the 25-1 price could be an overlay — as long as Romo can stay healthy the rest of the way, which is asking a lot.

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Arizona’s brilliant head coach Bruce Arians continues to preach it’s all about getting that ring on your finger, and his team is as well-rounded as any to deliver the title this season. with trips to Baltimore, New England, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Cincinnati, while garnering the Jets, Arizona and New England at home. They added defensive leader Eric Weddle to their defensive backfield, and were able to add the No. They don’t need to win them all to get over the total and, even if they don’t win them all, I give them a decent shot to win some of the rare games where they’ll be underdogs or pick ‘em.

If only the Las Vegas oddsmakers would buy into the promises of Bills coach Rex Ryan. I don’t believe the Jets can catch the Patriots, but for this bet they just need to finish over .500 again.

Denver Broncos (25-1)

You have to believe that Sam Bradford puts them back on track, and you have to not worry about not pulling the trigger when you could have had 30-1 when Shaun Hill was expected to be the starter.

New Orleans Saints under 7 (-140)

Dallas Cowboys (25-1)

Vital when handicapping over/under season wins is the schedule, and the Packers’ slate is relatively smooth sailing. Basically, it comes down to believing we’re much more likely to see 6 wins (and a winning ticket) as opposed to 8.

After Super Bowl 50, I made the Falcons my best value bet for Super Bowl LI at 40-1.

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Again, we don’t need the Bengals to erase their playoff demons to cash this bet. Ryan is known for his defensive prowess, but the Bills dropped from fourth in yards allowed in 2014 to 19th in 2015. I still like them, but the “value” part isn’t quite there anymore at 14-1. The first 10 games will test the mettle of Ryan & Co. If you don’t mind giving up the insurance of a push on 7, there are some books that have over 7.5 at plus-money, and even if they don’t live up to my lofty expectations, I don’t think they’ll be worse than a .500 team and get at least the 8 wins needed to cash this bet.

Atlanta Falcons (80-1)

Buffalo Bills under 8 (-150)

After the schedules came out in April, I made the Saints’ under 6.5 ( 115) one of my best bets, so I like under 7 even better, though the juice is heavy at -140. Importantly, the Cardinals can move forward from last year. Tony Romo got hurt again and the Cowboys’ odds were raised, but there is hope, as he’s projected to miss six to 10 weeks, and rookie Dak Prescott stepped up in the preseason. In proper Ryan-like fashion, the Bills also led the NFL in penalties last year. However, after ranking 12th in points per game and sixth in yards per play, expect the league to adjust and regression to occur. They did lose defensive tackle Kyle Williams early in the season, but a defensive mastermind like Ryan should be capable of working around a key injury.

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It’s not often you get 25-1 on the defending champions. However, it’s easy to flush last season down the drain and move forward with this rock-solid organization.

Green Bay Packers over 10.5 (-170)

Baltimore Ravens (15-1 to win AFC)

Cincinnati Bengals (20-1)

Under the leadership of John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens have been a threat every season to reach the Super Bowl. The better play now is Cincinnati at 20-1, as the Bengals have one of the best all-around teams with a balanced offense and a solid bend-but-don’t-break defense. Note that this offense actually led the league last year in three-and-outs at 28 percent.

If I like the Falcons to go to the playoffs (and especially to make a Super Bowl run), then I must love the over 7 at -130. They’re still the best value bet on the board in my opinion.

New York Giants under 8.5 (-120)

I originally had a lean on the Chiefs under 9 back in the spring, so I really like it now that it has been bet up to 9.5 (and 120 to boot!). The FPI at 9.3 and MLE at 9.4 slightly agree, though it is a little concerning that they’re only clear underdogs in just four games (how they fare in the four pick ‘em games will tell the tale). 4 defense with Fitzpatrick leading an already-balanced offense that adds running back Matt Forte. Well, the oddsmakers obviously felt all along that he would return to the fold as the odds didn’t budge. Unfortunately, they’ve lost the services of difference-maker Marcell Dareus for the first four games. The Cardinals are poised and motivated for the NFL title.

Kansas City Chiefs under 9.5 ( 120)

Minnesota Vikings (20-1)

Cincinnati Bengals over 9.5 (EVEN)

The question lingers as to whether Rex and his brother Rob Ryan turn this defense around. Secondly, and ultimately the biggest hurdle, is they have to win three playoff games in a row (four if they don’t get a first-round bye), and head coach Marvin Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs and 0-4 with Andy Dalton as the starting QB. Head coach Dan Quinn, who built the Seattle Seahawks’ defense before taking this job, obviously still has a lot of work to do with the defense, but that’s why we’re getting such a great price. Importantly, the key injured cogs from last year are back. ESPN Chalk’s NFL Vegas experts, Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning, combine to bring you the ultimate betting guide for 2016. Look for the Ravens to return to their physical ways with a chance to match any AFC contender. They just need to keep doing what they’re doing in the regular season, and I don’t see too much of a falloff from the team that finished 12-4 a year ago. The W/L/T that we used in our betting previews for each team and used CG Technology’s Week 1-16 lines to see how many times a team is expected to be favored has the Giants favored in only 8 games, so they would almost have to win all of those (plus any upsets) to get over 8.5.

Yes, there’s a trend here with finding value on teams with QB issues. In addition, their top draft choice, Shaq Lawson, might be back from injury in November and second-rounder Reggie Ragland is already done for the season. Yes, this is a tall win projection, but the Packers are a heavy hitter and the schedule is as soft as a pillow.

The season is finally upon us. Nelson is back this season, while the signing of Jared Cook gives Rodgers another weapon.

Note: I still like the Houston Texans over 8.5 (-120), but not as much as I did when I got over 8 over the summer (though it still takes 9 wins to cash), so that’s why it didn’t make my list of top “over” bets. Of course, there are two big obstacles for the Bengals: First, they really need to hold off the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North and secure a first-round bye. And finally, their road schedule is void of high-caliber competition in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Tennessee, Washington, Philadelphia and their division rivals. Peyton Manning is gone, of course, but if Trevor Siemian can run the offense — which relied more on the running game last year anyway — the defense can carry this team far.

Erin Rynning. And while defenses can still win championships, like we saw last year with Denver, it’s not a necessity in today’s NFL.

New York Jets over 8 ( 150)

The Giants’ over/under was at 8 with added juice most of the summer, and it was a pass for me. They jumped to 6-0 record before their bye week, outscoring the opposition 164-101. The loss of Tyrann Mathieu was devastating for this group late last season, as he works himself to 100 percent by this season’s end.

After Super Bowl 50, the Houston Texans were my choice for best value play out of the AFC at 40-1. 6 overall draft choice, left tackle Ronnie Stanley. Note that with the top AFC teams expected down compared to the Cardinals, Packers, Panthers and Seahawks, the key is to bet the Ravens to win their conference.

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Led by Aaron Rodgers, the Packers loomed especially large the first six weeks of last season. They’ll most likely catch the Cowboys without Tony Romo. They eventually placed 20 players on injured reserve, including eight projected starters — Suggs, Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett and Steve Smith included. So, I actually think now that the value is on the over 8, especially at the current 150 price.

Offensively, the Cardinals continue to be sound at all levels. Importantly, the huge emergence of running back David Johnson is the catalyst to take the pressure off the deep passing game. ESPN’s Football Power Index has this total pushing with exactly 7 wins, but I like that the Saints are only projected to be favored in six games at CG Technology, plus the Money Line Estimate only adds up to 6.4 wins. Best future bets, season win total bets, teams to bet on and against — it’s all here in Chalk’s 2016 pro football betting guide. In addition, they were minus-15 in turnovers and nine of their 11 losses were within eight points as seemingly nothing went right. But the talent is there to take a flier.

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Opening week last year, the Ravens lost defensive force and team leader? Terrell Suggs — and quite simply, it was all downhill from there. Their offensive line, receivers and quarterback certainly rank in the upper echelon of the NFL. Obviously we can’t have the Chiefs going on another 10-game winning streak, but that was a bit of a fluke, and no one’s going to be looking past them this year.

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Arizona Cardinals (8-1)

The Bills did thrive on the offensive side last season, as offensive coordinator Greg Roman did an incredible job with quarterback Tyrod Taylor & Co

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Tim Tebow (Florida): The Florida Gators star quarterback has amazing statistics. Grange had 2,071 rushing yards and over 900 yards from punt and kick off returns. Jim Thorpe (Carlisle Indian): In 1911 and 1912 he was an All American and he led his team to a National Championship in 1912. He was a corner back, kick returner and a wide receiver.

6. Walker had over 2,000 rushing and receiving total yards, 14 passing touchdowns and over 1,600 total pass yards.

Please feel free to leave comments in the comments box at the bottom of this page because I love reading others’ opinions. I really enjoyed watching Woodson go on to play for the Oakland Raiders. Red passed for 575 yards and tossed three touch downs.. Bo Jackson (Auburn): Bo Jackson won the Heisman trophy in 1985 and he was the consensus All American in 1983 and again in 1985. Barry Sanders went on to play for the Detroit Lions as a running back and although he never won a Superbowl, he is widely considered one of the top running backs in Detroit Lions history.

9. Also, tell me who you think the number 1 player in college football history is.

8. Thorpe had over three thousand yards on the ground, 330 passing yards and over 700 yards in kick off and punt returns.

7. Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State): He easily won the Heisman trophy in 1986 while rushing for 2,628 yards. He was a corner back and knocked downed lots of football passes and made lots of interceptions as well.

3. He led his team to National Championships in 2006 and 2008. When he touched the ball you knew great things were going to happen.

5. Red Grange (Illinois): Grange won All American honors three years in a row. He is the only Two time Heisman trophy recipient and had some nice stats including 25 rushing scores and over five thousand career rushing yards.

10. He won the Heisman trophy in 1982 and he helped to defeat Notre Dame to win the Sugar Bowl. 88 passing touchdowns, 57 rushing touchdowns and 9, 285 passing yards to go along with 2,947 rushing yards. Herschel Walker (Georgia): Walker had statistics that can not be denied when he was the half back for the Georgia Bulldogs. He could run, jump, slide and score like no other quarterback could.

2. That is to say he played offense and defense. In the 80s John Elway was a household name. Bo knows best.

1. He won the Holiday Bowl and had nice stats including: 3,556 rushing yards, 47 TD’s and over 1,400 yards from punt and kick returns. In 1923, he won, The Helms Athletic Foundation Championship. John Elway (Stanford): He was an All American in 1982, and finished second in the running for The Heisman Trophy voting that same year. Doak Walker (Southern Methodist University): In 1948, as a Junior he won the Heisman trophy and was a three time All America which is outstanding. You must have respect because Bo knows multiple sport success. Walker was a legend in his own time, he was another great and entertaining player. He won the Maxwell Award and he played lots of positions which is amazing. Look at these numbers. He was a half back, defensive back, kicker and punter. Charles Woodson (Michigan): In 1997 Woodson won the Heisman trophy playing Iron man for the Wolverines. He also had 49 rushing touchdowns. Jackson had 43 rushing touchdowns and 4,303 total rushing yards in his four year college stint. He has played all over the field including running back, punt returner and even quarterback. He passed the football for a very high 77 touchdowns and his yards for his four year career were outstanding with 9,349 passing yards. What a player he was nominated three times for the Heisman winning it once in 2007. He played wide receiver and quarterback on occasion. Bo Jackson was fortunate to be a part of the winning Auburn Tigers for the Sugar Bowl and the Liberty Bowl and was the MVP of both football contests. He could do amazing thing when he touched a football.

4. Archie Griffin (Ohio State): Griffin had a banner Junior year rushing for 1,695 yards and scored a total of 12 touch downs in 1974. He helped Michigan go undefeated and win the National Championship He was a true defensive talent that helped him get 18 interceptions, 395 yards receiving and even two rushing scores. Tim Tebow was one of my favorite college players to watch play. He rushed for 5, 259 yards in his three year NCAA playing days

Using Reverse Line Movement To Win

Keep in mind that NCAAB was the most liquid sport in terms of top-five sportbooks however, with not a single sportsbook making the top five both years.

. Another important recommendation is to use a slow moving (but reliable) sportsbook. This would make Miami +6 the RLM play.

So what causes RLM when the aim of most sportsbooks is to get as close to balanced action on both sides as possible? The answer to this is quite simple: the sharp bettors; the one’s who give sports betting advice. Furthermore, they list the RLM records for many individual sportsbook, making it easy to spot which books this system is working at and which books it may be best to ignore.

The proper way to make a sports bet using reverse line movement is to place your bet as soon as there is an RLM of one full point (or 10 cents in MLB and NHL) off of the opening line. We tracked the top five books for each of the pointspread sports for the last two years, as as you can see, this strategy has been profitable in every sport. The highest two-year winning percentage using RLM from the top five books belongs to College Football, which went 480-341-10, 58.5 percent, +95.10 units. The huge problem with this is that the nfl line, ncaaf line or nhl line may have moved too much by that time, and all of the value has been sucked out of the unpopular side.

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So what we recommend is to only use the top five each season for each individual sport (in terms of units won). All of this will be fun to follow (not to mention profitable) when every sport except baseball are going on simultaneously during the winter months.

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Thus, following reverse line movements is the same thing a following the smart money. This may enable you to get the stale more favorable sports betting line at the time the reverse line movement hits at the triggering Sportsbook. Keep an eyes on the top five sportsbooks at Sports Insights though, as NCAAF sports betting has been very liquid in that regard, with only one sportsbook (believe it or not, Bodog) finishing in the top five both years.

NBA sports betting has the lowest two-year five-book RLM winning percentage among the 11/10 sports, but then again, every gambler in the world would kill to go 382-301-9, 55.9 percent, +48.90 units, and the 57.5 percent win rate this past season is nothing to sneeze at. Last year was a good RLM season for NFL sports betting (45-29, 60.8 percent, +11.91), but two sportsbooks that were in the top five in NFL RLM in both seasons.

To back this up, our friends over at Prosportsonline.net have tracked the records for games where over 60 percent of the public has been on one side, yet there was reverse line movement of at least one full point from the opening number at the top sportsbooks in NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NCAAB. Sure, using this approach leaves open the possibility of the line turning around and moving back against you, but as you will see in bit, betting as soon as an RLM qualifies has been profitable in every major North American sport such as the last two seasons, so if one line turns around, so be it. Keep a close eye on Canbet here, as that Australian sportsbook cracked the top five both years.

Now do the sharps win every single time? Absolutely not! However, they are right more often than they are wrong, so being on the same side as the sharps is a prudent strategy over the long run, and again, the best thing is that there in absolutely no conventional sports handicapping necessary..

College Basketball sports betting was not too shabby either, with a two-year mark of 492-356-22, 58.0 percent, +91.96 units. The records quoted below are based on the bets being made at the triggering books, so beating the move by a half-point or a few cents now and then would actually make your record even better.

So what exactly is reverse line movement? RLM takes place when a large majority of bets are on one team, yet the line moves in the opposite direction. Quite a few RLM followers watch the moves until almost game time, and then bet accordingly. However, instead of the line rising as you might expect, it instead drops to Chargers -6. RLM takes place when more money/ sportsbook picks are bet by the small percentage of bettors that are on the unpopular side (the sharps) than is bet by the huge majority of players betting the popular side (the squares). Note that these records are for sides only and do not include totals.

The NFL sports betting is generally considered the toughest sport to beat, yet blindly following this method produced an exceptional 59.2 percent win rate last season, improving the two year record to 328-249-12, 56.8 percent, +59.06 units. To illustrate, let us say that San Diego Chargers open at -7 over the Miami Dolohins, and over 70 percent of the sports bets placed on the game are on San Diego. It should be noted that many fewer MLB games have qualified so far this season (is the whole world using RLM now?), but smaller profits is still profit.Again, these records are for Money Lines only and do not include totals.Finally, NHL sports betting has picked up 148.49 units in two years, and unlike MLB, NHL had four sportsbooks out of the top five gain double-digit units this past season. This is where an important word of caution is in order though. Carib ruled the roost season at 93-66-9, 58.5 percent, +18.55 units after ABC held the penthouse spot in the 2007-08 season.

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Also, games where over 60 percent of the public are on one side, yet there is reverse line movement of at least 10 cents on the Money Line from the opening number at the top five sportsbooks in MLB and NHL sports betting has also been profitable

Sports & Recreations :: Safety Tips for Pontoon Boats

It’s very important before even starting the boat that you have this clip in place, so that if your key becomes dislodged or you have to pull it out for an emergency, the motor will shut down automatically.

On board the pontoon boat it’s essential to have a flotation device. Then the people on the dock safely board as the pontoon boat motor has been switched on.. Safety tips for driving the boat are better learned via a safe boating course, so these will be general safety tips for storing your boat and what to do before taking it out.

While out on the water, there are several safety rules to keep in mind. This article will outline several safety precautions to keep in mind while you’re using your pontoon boat. Otherwise, if it is loose or becomes unattached, your boat may float away and hit something! When leaving for an outing on the boat, we always make sure one person is on board while one or more passengers are on the dock to untie the ropes from the cleats. It is essential that you properly cleat the lines and that the pontoon boat is fastened securely near the dock. While I could cover them here, it is generally advised that you have completed a boating or boater’s safety course for your area. When taking trips out on the pontoon boats fun may be your goal, but safety should always be a priority. Different states have different laws or regulations regarding who is required to have passed a boater safety course before being allowed to even drive a boat on the water. We’ve found the pontoon boat to be a lot of fun to take out on the lake for journeys to explore different areas and enjoy the relaxation of being on the water.

If your pontoon boat is stored at a dock, it is necessary for it to be tied up to the dock. You can find out more about your particular state’s laws and regulations at the appropriate Game and Inland Fisheries website for your state, or your state’s gov site.

With many new and used pontoon boats, the key also includes a special clip for the “killswitch” or “dead man’s switch” attached by a cord on the keyring. This is in case of a sudden crash or impact, or if the boat flipped. The last thing you want is your partying to get in the way of safety and cause a hazard to other boaters or even worse an accident on the dock or water. You never know when they will be needed, or if certain passengers are unable to swim.

A pontoon or party boat can be a fun and relaxing way to travel out on the water. At our dock there are four cleats, two in front and two in back of the boat. Err on the side of caution by having 8-10 of these just in case you have a lot of passengers. The flotation device should always be kept out in the open when your boating, just in case of an accident. Also, make sure to include a number of lifevests, which can be stored underneath the seat cushions on the boat. The boat can hold up to ten passengers, includes a built-in radio, fish finder, and spacious storage for all sorts of items underneath the seat cushions. These spacious boats hold as many as 15 or so people and can allow for sunbathing, music and partying! Several months ago after searching through various listings of used Pontoon boats for sale, we found a great deal on one for just under $5500. This clip-on switch provides an important safety function to shut off the boat’s motor

High school, College and Professional Football

The major forms of football in the United States are high school football, college football and professional football. Playoffs for NFL is held until January while the Super Bowl is usually played in the first week of February, thus covering a wide range of weather conditions, from the heat and humidity of late summer, to the cold winds and snow in mid-winter. Early professional teams also shared the same field with baseball teams which is the reason why the end of the baseball season marks the start of the football season. Compared to other popular sports in the United States, American football seasons are typically far shorter because of its toll on the human body. This is also the reason why football teams very seldom play more than one game in a week. There is also the United Football League with only 5 teams and several other semi-professional football leagues like women’s semi-professional football, and indoor football leagues are also played all throughout the country. When not busy with football practice at the filed, he would usually spend most of his time playing first person shooting videogames such as call of duty, halo or even battlefield.

One of the players in the NFL is Steven Heyer.

The National Football League comprised of 32 teams is the highest major professional league in the United States. The Division I Bowl Subdivision which is the largest among the aforementioned divisions does not have a structured tournament to be able to determine its national champion; hence the teams are requested to play in numerous post-season bowl games.

Author’s Bio: 

Allie Evans is a left tackle for his junior college team. He considers Steven Heyer of the Raiders as one of his football idols. He has been playing football since high school and college. However in the 1970’s NFL began to schedule one game every Monday and in 2006, games are scheduled on Thursdays and on Saturdays at the end of the season. In 2011, he played for the Oakland Raiders and currently he is a part of the New York Jets team.

Eligible college football players are selected by NFL teams during the NFL Drafts usually held in April. It has been a tradition in the United States to play high school football games, college games and professional games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. In high school football, the teams generally play only with the other teams in the same state.

. Majority of the colleges and universities in the United States have their own football teams and college football is administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Traditionally, football is an autumn sport which typically starts in mid-to-late August until January. Steven Heyer started his professional football career in 2007 as part of Washington Redskins. The said schools play at the NCAA’s divisional system with four divisions: Division I Bowl Subdivision, Division I Championship Subdivision, Division II and Division III

Baseball Hitting Drills – Tips and Drills For Using Hitting Stick Trainers by Nick Dixon

These trainers are some of the most popular baseball batting trainers used today.

2. Check to make sure the batter is using proper grip, stance and stride mechanics.

3. Make sure that the batter is swinging in a direction that is free of persons should the batter lose the grip on the bat.

The http://BaseballCoachingDigest.com has a great selection of BASEBALL COACHING and TRAINING ARTICLES. Every player on the team can take 30 warm-up swings each in less than 10 minutes.

Baseball Hitting Drills – Tips and Drills For Using Hitting Stick Trainers

 by: Nick Dixon

1. The batter should attack the inside strike earlier to keep from getting jammed.

*HitnStik is a registered trademark belong to Easton Sports. Then later came other versions including the Hit2win Trainer^ and the SKLZ Target Trainer. The ball should be positioned at a location inside the batters front foot. The holder will change the location of the ball by moving.

The holder changes location and height and allows the batter to take 6 swings at each location. The first thing to remember is that the holder should always direct the rod and ball toward the hitter’s back foot. Make sure the ball is directed at the batter’s back foot.

8. The purpose of these swings is to make the batter use the hips as the batter turns and hits the ball. The batter swings and drives the ball in a direction that would be to the opposite field. The batter will drive the bat through the box. This location simulates hitting a pitch over the inside 3rd of the plate. All of these are handheld units. Positive reinforcement should be given when the batter makes good solid contact.

The 4X5 Baseball and Softball Pre-game Warm-up Drill . MIDDLE STRIKE CONTACT – The holder will move around a couple more feet. All of these baseball trainers basically work and perform the same. HIP TURNER LOCATION – The holder stands slightly behind the batter directing the ball at the batter’s bat pocket. Check out the Bat Action Hitting Machine baseball pitching simulator at http://BatAction.com. You can learn to hit without having to chase, pick-up or retrieve a single ball. This is what I call “coning out”.

The batter takes 5 swings at 5 different ball locations. AWAY STRIKE LOCATION – The holder will move around a couple more feet to give the batter a ball to hit that is on the outer 3rd of the plate. Make sure the batter does not over stride.

9. This simple rule insures that proper bat-to-ball contact is made. INSIDE STRIKE – The holder moves toward the direction of the pitcher from the batter. This high speed training machine is 100% Guaranteed to raise Batting Averages and has a full year warranty.

Coaching Points:

4. This teaches the batter to allow the ball down the middle to get inside the front foot so that maximum power can be generated during the swing. Make sure that the hitting area is safe with no one within 15 feet of the holder or the batter.

3. The batter does not move. You should not move the ball when using these trainers. They have different names but they all are great trainers to teach and train young players. I sometimes get frustrated because I observe the product being used incorrectly.

The key to proper use of any hand-held batting device is KNOWING AND USING THE CORRECT ANGLE FOR THE DRILL YOU ARE DOING! If you do not direct or point the ball at the proper angle, the batter will always make poor contact. The holder should make sure that the trainer safety strap is used to prevent the holder from losing their grip on the trainer when the batter hits the ball.

There are many versions of the “ball-on-a-rod” trainer. ^Hit2win is a registered trademark of Nedco Sports Products. +SKLZ Target is a registered trademark of Pro Performance Sports.

6. The batter should keep the head still and the head should stay down with the eyes on the ball throughout the swing.

As the inventor of the HitnStik*, Hit2win Trainer^, and SKLZ Target+ Trainer, I sometimes cringe when I see someone using the product incorrectly. It is welcomed in complexes and parks because it allows safe pre-game warm-up, requires little space, and does not damage fences. The ball will be positioned in a location behind the front foot. The unit is portable and requires no setup. The batter may have to take a slight inward step with the front foot to properly execute this swing.

2. The ball should be at a location just inside the batters back foot. It is important to know the proper angles when using this product.

10. Second, the holder must stand at the proper angle to the batter and direct the ball at the correct angle to the batter. First, the product is to be used as a “still” ball trainer. Remember to direct the ball toward the belly button or back foot of the batter.

5. The height of the ball should be raised and lowered in the strike zone to give the batter swings at both high and low strikes.

4. The popularity come from the benefits they offer the baseball player, baseball coach, and the baseball parent. Allowing the ball to pass inside the front foot allows the batter to use the front foot and leg as a anchor and leverage to generate a more powerful swing.

1. If the angle is wrong, the end of the bat will hit behind the ball and the bat will never actually touch the ball. The first and original version was the HitnStik*. The ball should be positioned slightly in front of the batters front foot. I often see coaches and parents working with players when I visit a park. The batter should take a step and drive the ball.

7. The ball hit is on the middle 3rd of the plate

A few do’s and don’ts when betting on football accumulators

Also it’s good to scour the internet to see what people make of a certain bookmakers customer service help lines. I tend to stick with 4 or 5 teams at the most, even then it’s hard enough. Gambling to me is a form of entertainment, just like going to the cinema is for other people. When there is money at stake you want to know that you can get hold of the company in question and get the help you require.

DON’T ADD TEAMS WHO’S ODDS ARE TOO SHORT

I make a point of never including my beloved Stoke City in any of my accumulators. Go with your initial instinct.

DON’T LISTEN TO THE “EXPERTS”

If you aren’t enjoying betting on sporting events then you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Also if you don’t fancy a team in the first place then don’t change your mind. Looking back on it if i was a neutral then i probably wouldn’t have picked them. Here’s my guide:

BET FOR ENJOYMENT. The reason for this is i have included them before and they have been the only team to let me down on more than one occasion.

It’s easy to get carried away when filling out your betting slip as you watch the odds rise, sometimes you almost convince yourself that you can’t lose. They add very little to your overall winnings and there is always the chance that they can let you down and not even win at all. What this is, is a few tips on what to do and what not to do when betting on football accumulators, no guarantees, no 99.9% accuracy nonsense, just things that in my opinion you NEED to know and realise before even attempting to place your bet. What i pay attention to is their special offers when signing up and what they offer customers on a regular basis. Back your own judgement, nobody elses.

When betting on football i only bet on teams and leagues that i know about. The chances are that if you don’t they will win and the team you chose in their place at the last minute will let you down. If you can’t walkaway then you shouldn’t be betting.

DON’T LET THE HEART RULE THE HEAD

DON’T CHANGE YOUR MIND

Now let me start by telling you that this isn’t some great foolproof betting system that never fails as they simply don’t exist. You can often talk yourself around to the idea of betting on someone else, and in my experience it only leads to disappointment. If you do lose your money then walkaway, it’s as simple as that. It’s not a way to make an extra income (although it does feel great when you win) If the enjoyment has gone then it only spells trouble.

Now most online bookmakers will guarantee the best odds so i don’t pay too much attention when i read that. Just because they used to play the game means nothing. It’s easy to have have a blinkered view when it comes to your team.

Now and again you will see ex footballers giving their advice on who to pick and who to stay clear of. I thank you for reading and i hope you found this hub helpful. I always pick a 4 team accumulator of 4 draws amongst my bets as the odds for a match finishing all square rarely goes below 2/1.

Ok so this is an obvious one but it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment. Don’t get sucked in by this as they are just as likely (or unlikely) as everyone else to pick a winning accumulator. The cold, hard fact is that if you’re betting on accumulators then it’s pretty likely that you’re going to lose, however, if you follow the steps above then i believe you will eliminate some of the most common mistakes made when making your selections. If you feel the need to bet on quite a few teams then i’d suggest a low stake as the chances of winning are incredibly small.

If you look through the paper and fancy a certain team then make sure you pick them. There are my top 10 tips for gambling on football accumulators. A pointless bet in my opinion.

DON’T IGNORE THE DRAW

DON’T ADD TOO MANY TEAMS

BET ON WHAT YOU KNOW

KNOW YOUR LIMITS

When picking your teams it is often easy to just go for a team to win and forget about the other result, a draw. It’s pointless me betting on the Argentinian league or the Brazilian league as i wouldn’t have a clue what i was doing, So i just normally stick to the English leagues, as it’s easier for me to spot a bet that i think is good value.

So there it is. Feel free to leave any comments below.

KNOW YOUR BOOKMAKERS

If a team is 1/7 to win then i don’t even consider it as there is absolutely no value in them. Set yourself a limit before you start betting, a figure that you know you can afford to lose

What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them by Ed Bagley

Georgia Tech was rated No. Instead, it rewards teams that do well against good opponents.

When you know that more than $700 million can be bet on one game–the Super Bowl–in only Las Vegas, then you understand that billions were bet illegally on the Super Bowl last year in the United States and in offshore sports books around the world.

1) Washington, one of the poor to mediocre teams in the country the last several years, was rated No. 40 by Sagarin.

7) A total of 242 teams, 119 A schools and 123 AA schools, make up the Sagarin College Football Ratings. The ratings are updated following each week’s games and published in USA Today on Wednesdays.

The first job for La Salle this year will be to score a touchdown, or any points, including a field goal or touchback. 31 after hammering Syracuse 42-14 in its home opener.

La Salle lost its home opener to Ursinus 28-0. For Sagarin ratings and more detailed information go to: www.usatoday.com

6) Temple (ranked No. The worst-rated AA school is the No. 41 by Sagarin following its 23-3 home victory over Virginia.

2) Michigan State, another short end of the stick team for far too long, was rated No. Following its horrendous loss, Michigan ended up being ranked No. The win was the biggest upset in college football history as no AA team had ever beaten a ranked team.

USA Today, the largest circulation newspaper in the United States, is the nation’s daily newspaper and carries the Sagarin College Football Ratings. Ursinus is not a planet but a real liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.

A hypothetical victory margin is determined by comparing the rating of the two teams after adding 2.93 points to the home team. 143 after its opening loss) and Buffalo (ranked No. 5 by both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll going into the game. La Salle is a Catholic university located in Philadelphia.

3) Appalachian State, a AA school, was rated No. The Irish failed to score a touchdown for the first time ever in their home opener.

You will have to forgive the NCAA for taking titles that have been used for years and are perfectly clear, then renaming them and creating confusion in the process.

A diminishing-returns principle exists to prevent teams from building up ratings by running up large victory margins against weak teams. 242 La Salle Explorers. Both teams are among the 7 worst Division I-A teams in the country, joining Louisiana-Monroe, Rice, Duke, Utah State and Florida International.

The Sagarin College Football Ratings: What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them

 by: Ed Bagley

For those who wager, it may be helpful to put some science on your side when you wager, and one of the best places to do that is with the Sagarin College Football Ratings.

Anyway, the Sagarin rating is a numerical measure of a team’s strength.

5) Notre Dame, beaten badly (33-3) by Georgia Tech, was rated No. Good luck, La Salle, and God speed.

If there is a way for the NCAA to assert its superior power, it does so by making everything more difficult and confusing, similar to your United States government and its IRS tax code which could reduce a sane person to tears just reading it.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

Following the first week of college football action, here are some facts that interested me about Sagarin’s first-week ratings:

Folks in the gaming business know that more than a billion dollars is wagered on every Monday Night Football game during the season. .

Only Division I (both A and AA) are counted for rating and schedule strength during the season.

While betting on sports is only legal in a few places in the United States, such as Las Vegas, millions of office workers are involved in sports pools every week now that the football season has arrived.

The BCS (Bowl Championship Series) does not factor in scoring margin. 57 after the loss. 38 following its upset of mighty Michigan 34-32 on Michigan’s home field. 145 after its opening loss) face off in week two. 36 after steamrolling over UAB 55-18 in its home opener.

Michigan was ranked No. 2. 174 (56 AA teams are rated better), and their play reflects their rating. Now you can better understand why La Salle College is ranked last among 242 Division I schools.

4) Wyoming, a small school and never among the nation’s top teams, was ranked No. The Explorers next job will be to actually win a game. The worst-rated A school is Florida International at No. The home edge will vary during the season.

Created by Jeff Sagarin, a 1970 MIT mathematics graduate, these computer ratings are for Division I-A (what the NCAA now calls the Football Bowl (FB) Subdivision) and Division I-AA (what the NCAA now calls the Football Championship (FC) Subdivision) teams.

Ursinus College is not a Division 1 school (which includes the 242 teams with La Salle), not a Division II team (which includes another 157 teams), but a Division III team

Casino-Gaming :: Why People Like Casinos?

One, you can play online casino games and win money. As children, parents offer us different types of games to help us learn things like social skills and to keep us occupied. It is also about meeting people. They can learn about other cultures, other’s lives, and just have a great time. Players can feel like they do not have to think about their problems, their stresses, when they are playing a game. When we are adults we also get to enjoy the benefits of playing games for money. By playing five cents one could win a hundred dollars. If you are waiting for the bingo call to start you can be playing a slot machine to win a couple of dollars. Roulette is another option of online casino games. This lucky feeling draws gamblers in every day.

There seems to be an inherent sense that games are enjoyable. Enjoyment is always a key to playing online casinos.. You can change games whenever you want to. Craps, baccarat, Texas Hold’em and other games are always available online. Whether you are sitting in a land casino or at home visiting the virtual world of casinos online, there is always that excitement. Our first reason is the atmosphere of fun. The fact is there are many reasons why people like casinos. We have just listed a few.

Some of the gamblers will play online casino slots thinking that luck is on their side; that this once they will hit the button and win the million dollar jackpot. We are able to buy a lottery ticket, take a chance on the spinning of a wheel, or use strategy to earn free cash.

The online casino gambling also gives players a break from reality. Instead they focus on the wins, the strategy it takes to win, and the good times they are having. Many of us grow up still enjoying a game now and then. They are also thinking what they need to do to win. Gamblers can play someone in China while sitting in the UK. The online casino games vary from slot machines and arcade games to variations of table games. You do not just have to play one game.. The music that plays or the flashing lights of the online casino slots draw players in.

The four reasons we have listed above all center on two things. It is also about playing the best poker players in the world at the online tournaments.

It would be impossible to list every reason for why people like casinos, but we do have some of the top reasons that individuals find casinos and most importantly online casinos enjoyable. If someone is playing the online casino poker they are thinking about what they need to bet. If you have always wanted to try craps but could never afford the Vegas tables you can enter into a game online. It is about the free money. In the online casino world meeting people from all over the world is a possibility