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ASTROS WERE -550….AND THEY LOST!

ASTROS WERE -550….AND THEY LOST! They were the longest odds ever offered on a major league baseball game in the past 15 years. Articles were written about it.  It was a major subject of conversation on sports talk shows the day of the game.  Little did they know. Bettors all across the land rushed to make themselves an easy hundred …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 22nd, 2019 Leave a comment »

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NFL PRE SEASON QB ROUND UP

NFL PRE SEASON QB ROUND UP After two weeks of preseason games by NFL teams one theme seems to dominate; DON’T GET HURT!  Everyone seems to be on the same page with that, and why not?  Why risk a senseless injury during preseason play when which team wins or loses the game doesn’t even matter when all is said and …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 20th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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THE FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLAR GOLF TOURNEY

THE FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLAR GOLF TOURNEY It’s all come down to one more 72 hole PGA golf tournament known as the TOUR Championship to determine who will walk away with a cool $15,000,000 for winning the FedEx Cup Championship for 2019. The East Lake Golf Club located just outside of Atlanta was established way back in 1904 and was the …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 19th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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NASCAR RUNS BACK TO BACK SHORT TRACKS

NASCAR RUNS BACK TO BACK SHORT TRACKS Short track racing is where NASCAR was born and bred.  They were dirt tracks back in those days and no one ever even dreamed that one day stock car racing would be run on mile and a half concrete tracks in front of hundreds of thousands of screaming race fans. It was just …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 15th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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JUICED BASEBALLS?

JUICED BASEBALLS? Gimme a break!  If they were actually juiced, someone would have figured it out by now.  MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred probably had it close to right with the simple explanation that the manufactures of the baseballs down in Costa Rica at the Rawling’s factory had come up with a better way to center the hard rubber core of …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 13th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS MOVE TO CHICAGO

FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS MOVE TO CHICAGO Round two of the 2019 FedEx Cup Championship will take place this weekend at the Medinah Country Club just outside of Chicago when the BMW Championship tees off featuring the 70 surviving golfers from the Northern Trust Tournament, just won by Patrick Reed last week. 2,000 FedEx Cup points are at stake in the …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 12th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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THE RAMS & THE CHARGERS ARE MOVING TO HOLLYWOOD PARK

THE RAMS & THE CHARGERS ARE MOVING TO HOLLYWOOD PARK Hollywood Park was once one of the most famous racetracks in America dating back to 1938.  Many a classic movie about life in southern California includes references to the popular thoroughbred track and some even feature actual footage from actual races at Hollywood Park. Everyone from Clark Gabe to Betty …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 10th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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TIGER’S ON THE PROWL AGAIN IN NEW JERSEY

TIGER’S ON THE PROWL AGAIN IN NEW JERSEY Contrary to earlier reports that had Tiger Woods down for the count after a disappointing showing in the British Open at Royal Portrush, the Big Cat is coming back strong with a double commitment to play both the Northern Trust this week at the Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 6th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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THE INFIELD FLY RULE

THE INFIELD FLY RULE The sport of Baseball is a sport like no others.  For starters, it’s been around longer than most other sports and has had time to develop some pretty outrageous traditions and convoluted rules. Take the infield fly rule for instance. As it turns out, the infield fly rule is solely called at the discretion of one …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 5th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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WHO WON THE MLB TRADE WARS?

WHO WON THE MLB TRADE WARS? At first glance, it looks like the Houston Astros pulled off the biggest blockbuster trade this year by grabbing Zack Grinke from the Diamondbacks. That gives them about the most awesome starting rotation in all of baseball with Justin Verlander, Garrit Cole and now Grinke. Additionally Houston made a deal with Toronto and acquired …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on August 3rd, 2019 Leave a comment »