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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

History is cruel. Throughout all 96 NFL seasons only 5 teams have ever made the playoffs after a 0-3 start. This Sunday eight teams with the 0-2 record will do everything they can to make it to the history books and among them are four who were in the playoffs last year – Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and the Super Bowl runners-up Seattle Seahawks.

Both Seahawks and Colts were mentioned among the Super Bowl contenders prior to the season so they must rise now if they’re still up for a title race. However, the main week 3 game will take place in Texas. It will be the only one featuring two teams with a 2-0 record.
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Heading into Week 2 of the NFL season, we’ve got your FanDuel and Yahoo DF biggest bargains and best bets.  If you want to cash in your Daily Fantasy Sports NFL leagues this weekend, you might want to consider putting these guys in your lineup:

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Predicting the future—that’s what this comes down to, or at least what The Machine Picks seems to attempt to do. Whether it’s a gut feeling, or you have compiled all the data necessary to make an educated guess, wagering on the outcome of a sports game is basically predicting the future. Before you dive in and start laying your hard-earned money down on your favorite team let’s look at the rules surrounding sports betting stats and the spread line.
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The Cleveland Browns are a horrific football team, and they will NOT win a single game during the 2015 NFL season. That’s a pretty bold statement to make considering that only one team, the 2008 Detroit Lions, has “accomplished” that feat.
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The 2015 NFL Season kicks off tonight with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs last year’s cheaters Champion New England Patriots.  Before the game, NBC showed an interview with arguably the best WR in the league, Antonio Brown.  Brown’s haircut was, um, interesting to say the least.  Check out his new ‘do after the jump Read the rest of this entry »


The long wait is over. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night and it feels like Christmas morning all over again. There is a lot of buzz about the Millionaire Maker event for Week 1, but there are a ton of cash games to take advantage of this week as well. There are so many new users on DraftKings that fielding a winning lineup in cash games should be a fairly easy feat if you know what you are doing.

The strategy in cash games is all about maximizing your lineup’s floor. As long as we can score above the mean consistently, we are going to cash in double-ups and head-to-head contests more often than not. In order to maximize our floor, we want to pay up for consistency at the quarterback and running back position and find the best values on the board. Here are my favorite picks for Week 1. Read the rest of this entry »


VA Tech Senior RB JC Coleman took the field vs #1 Ohio State sporting what can only be described as a “bling bling” era timepiece.  Seriously.  I think I saw Ma$e wearing the same watch in the Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems video.  The only question I have is what type of watch is it? Rolex? Cartier? Swatch? Is it the same watch Jesus Shuttlesworth turned down in He Got Game? Anyone who knows anything about watches please identify this thing in the comments section.

UPDATE: The watch has potentially been identified. Read the rest of this entry »


If you’re searching for and edge to NFL Week 1 Daily Fantasy Sports, you’ve come to the right place.  I’ve analyzed the player prices on both FanDuel and Yahoo Daily Fantasy and found the bargain players and best bets so you can put together a winning team.  Here are the biggest bargains for Week 1: Read the rest of this entry »


“Hey Ricky, costume design fucked up. You think anyone will catch it?”

NOTE: This may contain spoilers if you have yet to watch the season finale of Ballers

I have mixed reviews about HBO’s latest Sunday night series “Ballers”.  I’ve watched every episode and have thoroughly enjoyed myself while doing so, but it’s not exactly ground-breaking TV programming.  Dwayne Johnson’s lines come out as if he’s doing his Barack Obama impression, but overall he does a good job as a former NFL player turned financial manager.  The story lines are decent, but no one has blown their fingers off or shot themselves yet, making the NFL depicted in Ballers a little unrealistic.  It’s pretty much Entourage meets Hard Knocks, two other shows I like, so if you like those also you might as well tune if in you haven’t already.

The season finale was on this past Sunday and I noticed something that irked me.  I’m not sure who was in charge of this decision, but they definitely made a blunder when Read the rest of this entry »


Madden NFL 16 was released today, and to promote the game last Friday they released Madden: The Movie on YouTube.  The 5 minute video features Dave Franco and McLovin Christopher Mintz-Plasse along with several NFL stars in an action flick mock-up.  There are special effects, explosions, Julio Jones karate chopping a guy for about 20 seconds straight, and many more awesome scenes featuring faces every NFL fan would recognize.  You can watch the full “movie” after the jump.

While the Madden Curse (I wrote Curse with a capital C because it’s fucking real) usually affects the cover athlete of the game at some point in the season, I noticed a scene in the move that foreshadowed a big-name NFL player’s demise.  Take a look for yourself: Read the rest of this entry »