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  1. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: NFC We...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    In the NFL's strongest division (according to Vegas), Seattle looks like it'll remain dominant, Sal likes the 49ers but Bill thinks they're due for a bad season, and Bill does some Tom Cruise-esque investig...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Cousin Sal's Divisional Round Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: -67,500 jermajesties Season Total: -202,000 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. Cousin Sal's NFL Wild-Card Weekend Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: +60,000 jermajesties Season total: -134,500 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    Now that the NFL doesn't make sense, the Sports Guy has altered his manifesto to include a few recommendations to guide you.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  5. How Do the Cowboys Make Gamblers Feel?

    RJ Bell

    What word best describes how Cowboys bettors are feeling? The strongest adjectives — "devastated," "crushed" — still fall short. The typical sports bettor is adamant that he is on the wrong side of a disproportionate share of bad beats. M...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  6. Cousin Sal Week 15 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 14: -51,000 jermajesties Season Total: -51,0000 jermajesties Yep, another five-digit jermajesty forfeiture for me. Let's face it, when it comes to NFL prop wagering I'm a total fraud. I'm really no better than the guy pretending to do sign ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  7. Vegas Weekend Recap: Sharp vs. Square

    RJ Bell

    When the first sportsbook report hit my inbox Monday, the question "How did your book fare in the NFL?" was answered with "great." The same question, in the next email, was answered with "horrible." These extremes alternated throughout the day, and a...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Cousin Sal's Week 12 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 11: -30,500 jermajesties Season Total: -21,500 jermajesties On to Week 12 ... (*Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jerm...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  9. Vegas Weekend Recap: Why Do So Many Sports Bettors Lose?

    RJ Bell

    "The house always wins" is an often-used phrased, and when it comes to sports betting — over the long run, in aggregate — it's true. Bettors must risk $11 to win $10, and though that equates to a seemingly surmountable 52.4 percent win pe...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  10. Vegas Weekend Recap: Alabama Comes Through Again

    RJ Bell

    Perhaps the most impressive current Las Vegas stat is that Alabama has been favored in 51 straight games. Wow. The last time the Crimson Tide were underdogs in a college football game was in 2009. Not only has Bama been favored in every game since, b...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Cousin Sal's Week 10 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 9: -61,000 jermajesties( Season: +34,500 jermajesties My sincerest apologies for Week 9. Let this be a lesson to everyone to never, ever underestimate Tampa Bay Bucs sixth-string running back Mike James again. James outran Chris Johnson by ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  12. Cousin Sal's Week 9 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 8: +135,000 jermajesties Season: +95,500 jermajesties Warning: This blog is being written by a grown adult male who has overdosed on Nerds and tropical Starbursts and is completely full of false bravado after sweeping the board with his Week...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  13. Vegas Weekend Recap: How Times Have Changed

    RJ Bell

    The sports world was buzzing on Sunday after the Lions' last-second comeback win against the Cowboys. The final touchdown didn't affect the point spread, since Dallas was a 3-point underdog and lost by only one. A decade ago, that would have meant th...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  14. Cousin Sal's Week 8 Prop Bets

    Sal Iocono

    Week 7: -45,000 jermajesties( Season: -39,500 jermajesties (*Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.) At...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. NFL Run & Shootaround: All Part of the Plan

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. Come As You Are...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  16. Cousin Sal's Week 7 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 6: -52,500 jermajesties Season: +5,500 jermajesties Week 6 was a disaster. I split my four picks, got screwed over by Denver in the first half and — of course — by the Texans, who I was foolish enough to put in a three-team tease...

    Blog | October 18, 2013