The Worst Call In Super Bowl History

By: Marc Lawrence / Feb 4, 2015

It was there for the taking: Seattle football, 2nd-and-goal at the New England 1-yard line with less than a minute remaining in Super Bowl XLIX. On the previous play, RB Marshawn Lynch had dragged Patriots tacklers for a 4-yard gain. But then, instead of pounding away once more with Lynch in full Beast Mode, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll and OC Darrell Bevell opted for a slant pass instead.

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NFL 2014 – The Year In Review

By: Marc Lawrence / Feb 3, 2015

With Super Bowl XLIX now in the rear view mirror, let’s take a brief look at what we’ve learned this campaign in hopes that we will be better prepared for next season. Because, as Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you can see.”

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NFL Championship Games

By: Marc Lawrence / Jan 14, 2015

The NFL’s version of the ‘Final Four’ kicks off with Sunday’s Championship Games where surprises aplenty have certainly been the buzzword. 

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NBA Christmas

By: Marc Lawrence / Dec 24, 2014

Here is a breakdown of the 10 teams playing on Christmas Day this season and how they've performed in games played on Dec. 25 since 1990:

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2014 College Bowl Conference Call

By: Marc Lawrence / Dec 20, 2014

With more games on tap than ever before this postseason, let's examine the success and failures of bowl seasons past of each conference from a Vegas perspective.  Listed below is an overview of teams from the Power Five Conferences, concluding with the five conferences representing the ‘Group of Five".

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NFL December Team Trends

By: Marc Lawrence / Dec 3, 2014

As famed horse race announcer Dave Johnson was known to say, “And down the stretch they come.”

That familiar phrase can mean only one thing when it comes to the NFL – December is here.  And with it our tireless database goes to work ferreting out the very best and the very worst team trends compiled by NFL teams during December since 1990.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Dec 2, 2014

Next Tuesday evening we’ll final learn the identity of the final four teams named to compete in the first-ever FBS playoffs.  Rest assured there will be plenty of politicking taking place this weekend.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 25, 2014

With the Alabama Tide high and rolling atop the playoff committee poll, and the final full week of college football games on tap this week, it’s crunch time for many tams looking to earn the best bowl bid possible.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 18, 2014

With Mississippi State knocked off its perch, the frenzy continues in the drive to stay alive in this year’s college football playoff poll.  And with it the question begs: Will a 2-loss team somehow make the playoffs?  We’ll know more in a few weeks.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 11, 2014

The college football playoff poll continues to be shuffled like a deck of cards with each passing week.  All that really matters, though, is which teams will make the ‘New Year’s Six’ and which four teams will make the playoffs?  We’ll know in a month.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 4, 2014

The college football playoff has released its second poll of the season and with it the debate continues.  Which teams will make the ‘New Year’s Six’ and which four teams will enter the playoffs?  Stay tuned. From now until then we continue to review teams and their season-to-date performances from a statistical perspective while also analyzing last week’s football games.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 28, 2014

The first poll from the playoff committee was released Tuesday evening and with it the controversy starts.  While the debate continues we’ll continue to pour through the stats as we review teams’ season-to-date performances from a statistical perspective while also analyzing last week’s football games.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 21, 2014

Holding down four of the top five spots in the current AP Poll, the SEC has immortalized itself as the premier conference in college football today.  Most surprising is that Mississippi State and Ole Miss have lapped past Georgia and LSU in this year’s race to the top.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 14, 2014

There’s a new team atop the college football leaderboard and strangely its name does not start with an ‘A’ or an ‘F’.  It’s the upstart Mississippi State Bulldogs, winners of three straight games over Top 10 ranked opponents.

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Inside the Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 7, 2014

A wild and wooly week of college football action saw six of the top eight ranked teams lose in the same week for the first time ever in AP poll history.

That sets the table for this week’s treatise as we prepare to go ‘inside the stats’ on last week’s football games.

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NFL October Team Trends

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 1, 2014

Thanks to our all-knowing, well-oiled sports database, listed below as some of the good, bad and flat out ugly team trends in five situational categories – home, away, favorite, dog and division, compiled by various teams in games played throughout the month of October.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Sep 30, 2014

Week Five of the 2014 NFL season is here and with it only two teams remain undefeated – Arizona and Cincinnati, both of whom avoided the grim reaper with Bye Weeks.

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Inside the Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Sep 24, 2014

It’s 3-for-3 in the NFL this 2014 season with no less than three undefeated teams still standing after the first three weeks of play.  And at least two of the three teams – Arizona, Cincinnati and Philadelphia – will remain unscathed next week as the annual NFL Bye Week is now in effect with the Cardinals and Bengals sidelined this weekend.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Sep 17, 2014

The dust has settled on Week Two of the NFL season and with we find no less than three unbeaten teams that failed to make the playoffs last season – Arizona, Buffalo and Houston - along with three winless teams who participated in the postseason last year - Indianapolis, Kansas City and New Orleans.

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September Good Month Bad Month Pitchers

By: Marc Lawrence / Aug 31, 2014

As College Football and the NFL crash onto the scene, MLB pitchers take the final spotlight in hopes of leading their teams on to the playoff trail.  Which ones can we count on and which ones figure to crash-test dummies? Check it out.

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2014 NFC Preview

By: Marc Lawrence / Aug 24, 2014

Okay, before we begin here's another of our famous bar bets guaranteed to have your designated-driver working overtime:  name the only two teams in the NFL that ran more plays than they passed last year. If you guessed San Francisco and… Seattle… you're a winner! 

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2014 AFC Preview

By: Marc Lawrence / Aug 19, 2014

The AFC stands 87-108 SU and 91-97-8 ATS in non-conference clashes against the NFC the past three seasons.  They have gone 115-78-2 ‘Over’ in those games.

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2014 Sun Belt Conference Football Preview

By: Marc Lawrence / Aug 10, 2014

The ‘Fun in the Sun’ guys currently owns a winning bowl record in games played since 2007, going 10-7 SU (2-0 SUATS last year), including 5-0-1 ATS as dogs.

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2014 SEC Football Preview

By: Marc Lawrence / Aug 4, 2014

If ever an argument of who the best football conference in the country is begins to get out of hand, the case quickly closes shut with this staggering fact: At least one SEC player has been selected in each of the past 153 rounds of the NFL draft, dating back to 1993, with a whopping 55 picks chosen in the first three rounds of the last two drafts.

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August Good Month Pitchers

By: Marc Lawrence / Jul 31, 2014

With the MLB trade deadline at having closed and the NFL preseason whetting our pigskin appetite, the month of August sets the table for the stretch run of the baseball season.  Which pitchers can we count on to satisfy our tastes, and which ones figure to turn our stomach? Take a look below.

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