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Unlike 2012, the 2013 NFL Draft lacked the starpower of Andrew Luck, RG III, Trent Richardson, Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne. Instead of dynamic skill positions, this year’s crop of prospects was dominated by lineman on both sides of the ball. While the significance of each team’s selections won’t be known for at least a couple more years, it’s always fun to assess how certain teams approached the three-day process. Here are some initial observations.
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A disastrous season marred by one of the NBA’s biggest bungled trades is enough for Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins to step down, according to reports. Collins guided the team to two consecutive playoff appearances, highlighted by an opening
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Ten seconds into the second half of Super Bowl XLVII, it looked as if the Ravens would run away with a blowout victory. Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return gave the AFC champs a commanding 28-6 lead. The 49ers looked beaten.
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The 49ers last appearance in a Super Bowl was in January 1995 when Steve Young and Rick Watters destroyed San Diego 49-26. The Ravens sole trip to the Big Game came following the 2000 season and resulted in a 34-7
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Regardless of whether Colin Kaepernick leads the 49ers to victory on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII, he’s the future of the franchise. So, former starter Alex Smith’s days by the Bay are numbered. At some point in the offseason, Smith
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If you prefer wagering on things other than who will win the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII or which team will score first, then prop bets are for you. And as luck would have it, there is no shortage of
Overview of NFL
NFL football betting is the undisputed king of US sportsbooks and is rivaled internationally only by soccer. The current National Football League dates back to the early 1920s but really came into its own with the advent of television. It began to ascend to its current place at the top of the American sporting hierarchy during the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. Today it is a multi-billion dollar industry, with 32 teams throughout the United States. The NFL season begins in early September and runs through late December or early January. Six teams from each conference make the playoffs for the right to compete in the Super Bowl championship game.
Betting on football constitutes the largest percentage of action at Nevada sportsbooks, and NFL betting is the single biggest contributor to their bottom line. The Super Bowl, in particular, is a huge moneymaker for bookmakers as taking Super Bowl bets is the most popular wagering event of the year. During the 1970′s, the entire nation learned to bet on NFL football from Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder, who once ran the Vegas Turf and Sports Club sportsbook in downtown Las Vegas. ‘The Greek’ became a nationwide celebrity and helped further fuel the boom in sports betting, teaching the country about pro football pointspreads. With the advent of offshore betting, the football betting action once available only in Las Vegas is now a mouse click away!
In addition to being the most popular sports betting event in the United States, it is also America’s most popular sport among fans. While baseball has traditionally been known as “The National Pastime”, it long ago ceded its position as the most popular sport in the country to NFL football. In fact, most recent studies suggest that American’s identify NFL football over baseball as their favorite sport by more than a two –to-one margin. The primary reasons for its awesome popularity among US sports fans is the fast paced action of the NFL game, its symbiotic relationship with television and its appeal as a gambling and betting opportunity for everyone from casual fans playing pools and parlay cards to professional sports bettors wagering thousands of dollars per game.