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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — The 2020 Heisman Trophy race is heating up and is as exciting as it gets. How compelling, you ask: CBS Sports insists there are multiple teams with more than one candidate. For example, you could make a case at Alabama for quarterback Mac Jones. He’s up to 2,700 yards passing and 23 touchdowns. Those numbers are among the best in the country. But what about WR Devonta Smith, who has an argument as not only the best player on their elite offense, but the best receiver in Alabama history (he’s already No. 1 in receiving TDs and will likely be No. 1 in yards). Florida is similar. Quarterback Kyle Trask is putting up the type of numbers that win hardware … but is he even the best player on his own team? Tight end Kyle Pitts doesn’t control the game like Trask does, but there is no bigger mismatch in college football right now. He has 11 receiving touchdowns in 24 quarters of football. And we haven’t even mentioned Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and his 79.6 pass completion percentage or BYU’s Zach Wilson with his 34 total touchdowns. To read more on this, and what we learned in Week 13 of this college football season click here.

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Ever wonder why it is the Kansas City Chiefs own the most dynamic offense in the NFL, while the Chicago Bears sports the league’s sleepiest unit? Per ESPN Stats & Info: Witness yesterday when Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes had 229 first quarter passing yards, while Bears QB Mitchell Tribusky had 3 first quarter passing years. Chew on that for a while.

Grinding Out The Profits

From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: While the Seattle Seahawks own the top ranked offense and the worst ranked defense in the NFL this season, you’re paying the price by playing them ‘Over’ in the Monday Night game with Philadelphia tonight. In fact, the Seahawks are 1-9 UNDER in their last 10 games versus NFC East foes, while the Eagles are 0-5 UNDER in their last five meetings with Seattle, as well as 1-4 UNDER in their last five Monday Night appearances. Buyer beware.

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