My fellow gamblers, good evening. Not a good week, going 2-3 and losing out of the survivor pools week 2 is nowhere close to what I wanted. The big swing game was Detroit giving up that late touchdown to lose to Tennessee. If you told me ahead of time though that the game would come down to a 4th and 5 in which Mariota would have to complete a pass under pressure into double coverage, I'd still take the bet. Such is gambling.
I mentioned I'd go over a few good guidelines for teaser bets, and since I'm planning on doing another teaser bet today, now seems like a good time.
My fellow gamblers, good evening. I was in such a rush to introduce myself last time I totally skipped exactly what sports gambling is. Some of you may have some experience in the area, but I want everyone to be able to read, discuss, and even question what I write here and it's tough to do that without at least knowing some basic terms. That means I won't put quite the same level of detail into my reasoning on my picks for tomorrow, but we've got all season for that.
My fellow gamblers, good evening. Estimates say that up to $90 billion dollars will be wagered on football during its season. That's including the NFL, the NCAAF, fantasy football, survivor pools, and side bets between friends in bars. Even if you're not betting money, we all watch sports, so we're gambling with our emotions just by being fans. I'm here to help guide you through a portion of that.
To introduce myself a little further: I'm a semi-professional poker player with a background in statistics, I helped found and still moderate a sports betting forum with over 20,000 subscribers (https://www.reddit.com/r/sportsbook), and I've known Spooner for over ten years now, so I'm happy to take a role as this blog's gambler-in-residence.
When I started this blog back in 2013, I was so terribly excited to finally have a forum to put my thoughts about the NFL and other sports out there. It was amazing to be able to talk about sports in a setting that wasn’t just me ranting to friends who don’t follow sports and watching their eyes glaze over.
The fact that people who I’ve never met, never had any face-to-face interaction with found this blog and enjoyed what I had to say blew me away. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the continued support throughout the years.
Anyone who follows me on Facebook knows that I’ve been teasing a fairly big announcement for a few days now, and without further ado, that announcement is this: As of today, I’m a writer for NFL Spin Zone. For the foreseeable future, I will be suspending my NFL writing on this site, and instead, all of my thoughts about the Miami Dolphins, and the rest of the league can be found at www.nflspinzone.com. I will still be posting on here if I have an article pertaining to the other sports, and if Shane, or anyone else for that matter, approaches me with an NFL story, I’ll be more than happy to post it, but my time ranting about it on here has come to an end, for now.
For those of you who would like to continue to support me in this exciting new endeavor, be sure to like the “A Spoonful of Sports” page on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter to keep yourself informed of the latest posts.
Again, I would like to thank each and every one of you for all the support you’ve given me throughout the years. If it weren’t for all of you, I wouldn’t have the opportunity I have today. Thank you all so much, and I hope you continue to enjoy what I have to say now that I’m with NFL Spin Zone.
Until I return, thank you for enjoying A Spoonful of Sports, and head over to NFL Spin Zone now to read my first article for them, another look at the Miami Dolphins options for the NFL Draft!
Spring is a time of revival. The snow melts away. The unrelenting cold and grey gives way to warmer, brighter days. The trees bud and the grass springs back to life. Birds make their way back and everything has a fresh, new look. Spring is, at heart, a new beginning.
That sense of revival and a new beginning is especially true in the NFL world. The previous season has ended. Fans have recovered from the post-Super Bowl hangover, and fans of every team have begun to forget about the trials and tribulations that last season brought them, and instead are looking towards the new season with a renewed sense of hope and excitement.
Spring brings to the NFL the start of a new year, which begins with the annual free agency period. With the idea of revival and hope in mind, I would like to give you my top-5 targets for the Miami Dolphins during the 2016 free agent frenzy:
Welcome! My name is Chris Spooner. I am an overly-passionate Dolphins fan who has many opinions about his team, and the sports landscape as a whole. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy voicing them.