GET READY TO RUMBLE

By Marc Lawrence — According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the NCAA and the Power Five are officially adversaries. A showdown is now out in the open. What was hinted at as a possibility in the past is formally a conflict that could have reverberations in the future. Actually, it’s worse than a conflict. A story Sports Illustrated first reported about the willingness of the Power Five to stage its own championships in fall sports (other than football) if the NCAA Board of Governors cancels them this week. By cancelling those other fall championships, the board knows it would be painting the FBS into a corner. It may only be a matter of time. The Power Five has the money, leverage and – as we now know – willingness to break away. “If I were Mark Emmert (NCAA President), I’d really be worried about it. He’s got to keep the Power Five together,” said one athletic director. Read more on this breaking story here.
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When the Brooklyn Nets toppled the Milwaukee Bucks straight up as 19-point underdogs on Tuesday, NBA favorites of -18 or more points were 91-1 SU since 1992, while winning the last 70 times in a row. The Nets rewarded money backers $1500 for a $100 bet. FYI: the biggest underdog to win a game in the league the last 30 years was Orlando when they surprised Chicago as a 21-point dog in 1992.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE for August – Free to all Coffee Club members at Playbook.com: New Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady has been at his best in his NFL career during the month of October, going 60-14 SU and 50-23 ATS, including a jaw-dropping 24-1 SU and 22-3 ATS versus losing foes. Just sayin’.
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