The Daily Sports Beat 1-26-2013
The Beantown Blues Part II
I mentioned on Wednesday that the Celtics were unbettable until they start to move in the right direction. On Friday, they were able to do just that as they built a 27-point lead through a quarter and a half and the seemingly endless corner had been turned. Or so they thought. That lead vanished 12 minutes later but a nine-point lead with under four minutes left had them back in control. Or so they thought.
Overtime came and with a chance to build another lead in the first extra session, Boston folded again. Eventually the Celtics ran out of gas and were run out of Atlanta in the second overtime, getting outscored 16-4. For those bettors that took Boston, the roller coaster ride ended as bad as it could have as it failed to cover and by a wide margin at that.
What's next for this team? Fire Doc Rivers? Trade Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo or Kevin Garnett? Changes need to come and quickly. For you Lakers fans thinking you have it bad, just be thankful you aren't a Celtics fan.
Props to Kaepernicking
The "Har-Bowl" is certainly getting a lot of press leading up the Super Bowl but one player is getting a lot of attention and no, it isn't Ray Lewis. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making headlines and not because of his recent play on the field in leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship victory.
He has picked, or at least his agents have, this week to go out and trademark "Kaepernicking", the move where one flexes a tattooed arm and kisses the bicep. Something says this fad will take hold more than "Tebowing" did last season. His popularity is being seen in the Las Vegas sportsbooks as well as his prop bets are being played at a record pace.
Jimmy Vaccaro of William Hill said, "We put 10 props on him last week and generated more than $100,000 in bets. To put that in perspective, a good prop is when you can draw $2,500 to $5,000 in bets." He expects Kaepernick prop bets to exceed $300,000 when it's all said and done. Let's Te-Bow to that.
Questions of the Day
Are the Capitals and Kings done already? Neither team has a win yet but it's not time to panic yet. In the last shortened season where 48 games were played, 1995, the Devils did not win their first game until five games in and they went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Will the Jets really trade Darrelle Revis? They are concerned they will not be able to resign him next year so a trade may make sense as some teams will be interested. However, new GM John Idzik should have talked to Revis before letting it out to the media that anything is possible.
Is Toronto making a move as a major sports city? The Blue Jays overhauled the roster and are now American League favorites. The Leafs have looked decent in the early part of the season and the Raptors are playing much better after a slow start. Oh, and the Argos are reigning Grey Cup Champions. If this keeps up, Poutine may become an American delicacy.
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- May 28, 2015 - 10:05 PM
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- 5dimes @ 105 Oakland
1* Oakland (10:05 ET): It's been a while since I've seen anything quite like the poor luck the A's have experienced this season. Two more one-run losses the L2 days have them at 2-15 in games decided by that margin. That's why a team that has the run differential of essentially a .500 team is currently 15 games below .500.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are coming off an impressive three-game sweep of the Royals, a series that saw them allow just four runs total. So they're back in first place in the AL East with their stock back up after previously dropping six in a row. But now they're back on the road and I think tonight is an excellent "sell high" opportunity on the Pinstripes as they start CC Sabathia, whose results no longer match his reputation. The Yanks have lost six of Sabathia's nine starts this year, including the last one where he allowed six runs in just 2 1/3 IP.
For Oakland, Kendall Graveman was outstanding his last time out when I took him against Tampa Bay & the end result was a 5-0 A's victory. He delivered six scoreless innings and allowed just three hits. Here, he benefits from the fact that the Yankees have dropped nine of 10 here at the O.co Coliseum. 1* Oakland
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