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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — You’ve got to break on through to the other side: It’s CBS Sports’ contention that it’s hard to win a national championship in college football. If it wasn’t, everybody would do it. All you have to do is look at the relatively short list of schools to accomplish the feat in modern era to realize that a national championship is far from a birthright – and there’s a limited number of teams who even enter an individual season with a legitimate opportunity to win one. Since 1992, there have been 28 national champions. Those 28 titles are split amongst only 14 schools, with Alabama leading the way with 6 National Championships. So, at least by 1992 standards, 13.1% of teams have won a national title. How long do you think a coach would last if they won only 13.1% of their games? Tom Fornelli broke down five schools that are most likely to break through and crack the list of 14 schools. At the top of the list is the Georgia Bulldogs, a team that has already reached the College Football Playoff in recent years and nearly won a national title. Kirby Smart has also proven to be one of the best recruiters in the nation. FYI: The last national title for Georgia was in 1980. To read more on each of the five leading candidates click here.

Trending Today

David Purdum of ESPN reports that in March, before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the start of the baseball season, the Los Angles Dodgers had the highest season win total at Caesars Sportsbook at 102.5. Three months later, the Dodgers still have the highest win total; it’s just a little lower. Caesars reposted season win totals for baseball’s condensed season Thursday. The Dodgers, at 37, and the New York Yankees at 36.5, are the only teams with win totals to open higher than 35. Major League Baseball has announced plans to play a 60-game regular season that is expected to begin July 23 or July 24 and last until late September. The Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros each opened at 34.5 wins, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays who opened at 34 at Caesars. Teams must play a minimum of 59 games for season win-total bets to be valid, according to Caesars Sportsbook’s rules.

Grinding Out The Profits

2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: Continuing with our ‘Coaches On The Hot Seat’ study, Joe Lisi of calls out the fact that TCU’s Gary Patterson may be 63-40 (.611) overall since 2012, but it disguises the fact that he is just 18-19 (.486) within the Big 12 since 2016. More importantly, the Horned Frogs have lost their last five meetings against Oklahoma by a total score of 211-134, or 15.4 PPG.

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