NBA’s “Second Season”

By: Larry Ness / Apr 18, 2014

 
On the eve of the 2014 playoffs, should we expect any surprises?

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CFB 2013: A 2003/2004 replay?

By: Larry Ness / Oct 9, 2013

The latest AP poll (Oct 6) saw the top-5 teams unchanged for the fourth consecutive week...

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NFL 2013 (Winners W-I-N / Losers L-O-S-E)

By: Larry Ness / Oct 3, 2013

Home teams are 40-22 SU (.645) and 34-25-3 ATS (57.6%) after four weeks of NFL 2013...

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Streaking into CFB 2013

By: Larry Ness / Aug 26, 2013

SEC teams won just two of the first eight BCS titles (Tennessee that first year and LSU in 2003) but beginning with Florida’s 41-14 rout of Ohio State in 2006...

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NFL 2013 (A First Look-Part 4)

By: Larry Ness / Aug 21, 2013

Since the Pats won back-to-back Super Bowls following the 2003 & 2004 seasons, this division has produced THREE of the last eight Super bowl winners...

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NFL 2013 (A First Look-Part 3)

By: Larry Ness / Aug 18, 2013

Since he NFL went to four, four-team divisions (one in each conference), the NFC South is the ONLY division to not have a repeat division-winner...

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NFL 2013 (A First Look-Part 2)

By: Larry Ness / Aug 14, 2013

 The defending champion Baltimore Ravens own the longest active playoff streak, having made the postseason in FIVE consecutive years...

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NFL 2013 (A First Look-Part 1)

By: Larry Ness / Aug 8, 2013

Things have had a tendency to change quickly in the NFL since the league expanded to its current format of 32 teams...

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CFB 2013 (Beware the Polls)

By: Larry Ness / Aug 5, 2013

The 2013 college football season opens August 29 and sports bettors everywhere are chomping at the bit...

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Home Field Edge Matters

By: Larry Ness / Jul 17, 2013

The AL won last night’s game 3-0, ending a three-year NL winning streak. That means the AL representative...

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2013 NBA Playoffs in the Rearview Mirror

By: Larry Ness / Jun 23, 2013

Has there ever been an NBA Finals in which a team has won Game 1, 3 and 5, yet NOT won the title?

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NBA Playoff Journal (Game 7)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 20, 2013

Check the history books and you’ll find that this is just the 18th Game 7 in NBA Finals history. The home team has won 14 of the previous 17 (82.4%)...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Tuesday, June 11)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 11, 2013

Home teams have opened the NBA Finals 1-1 SU and ATS with both games going under...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Monday, June 10)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 10, 2013

The Heat broke open a tight game with a spectacular 33-5 run...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Finals Preview)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 5, 2013

ABC covers the NBA Finals and Game 1 is set for 9:00 ET on Thursday...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Monday, June 3)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 3, 2013

Miami won Game 5 on the strength of a huge third quarter (30-13) and Indiana returned the favor in Game 6...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Saturday, June 1)

By: Larry Ness / Jun 1, 2013

LBJ just refused to let his team lose in Game 5. The Heat trailed the Pacers 44-40 at the half...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Thursday, May 30)

By: Larry Ness / May 30, 2013

The Spurs are home resting, awaiting the start of the NBA Finals (Game 1 is June 6)...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Tuesday, May 28)

By: Larry Ness / May 28, 2013

The Spurs beat the Grizzlies last night 93-86 and San Antonio is off to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning its fourth title back in 2007...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Monday, May 27)

By: Larry Ness / May 27, 2013

The Pacers proved they could play with the defending champs in Game 1 (an OT loss) and then shocked the defending champs by winning Game 2 in Miami, 97-93...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Saturday, May 25)

By: Larry Ness / May 25, 2013

The Pacers proved they could play with the defending champs in Game 1 but missed a great opportunity to ‘steal’ a win...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Friday, May 24)

By: Larry Ness / May 24, 2013

The first round (45 games in all) saw just two contests go into OT, while in the second round (22 in all), three games needed...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Wednesday, May 22)

By: Larry Ness / May 22, 2013

The West Finals began Sunday, with the Spurs blowing out the Grizzlies in Game 1, 105-83...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Tuesday, May 21)

By: Larry Ness / May 21, 2013

The West Finals began Sunday, as the Grizzlies were in San Antonio to take on the Spurs...

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NBA Playoff Journal (Sunday, May 19)

By: Larry Ness / May 19, 2013

The Knicks/Pacers series was lagging a little behind the others, as it was the last to wrap up in the second round...

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