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Gambling Sports

The Beauty of Sports Gambling

“Just as I was getting ready to eat something great, it was taken away. Thrown directly in the toilet, because it’s an easier route to the end goal.”

This is a real Yelp review for a restaurant. Well, it’s real in that it was posted on Yelp, but it’s not real in that it was certainly posted by a troll. This review was posted in July 2016 for Kevin Durant’s restaurant in Oklahoma City. Those who follow the NBA understand and are laughing at the review. Let me explain.

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Faith Sports

How to Motivate a Free Agent?


Note:  This is Ed Giese writing.  I am guest blogging for my son Andrew this week, who is on vacation.  He’ll be back with another great post next week.

Most professional sports leagues have some variation of two ways to acquire athletes for their teams:  a draft or free agency.  I recently read a decent article comparing the two systems in the NFL, and why the draft is still so valuable.  Many casual fans are more excited by free agency, since high-publicity players usually change teams this way.  The article reminds us that football truly is a team sport, and for various reasons, the draft is often a great way to build a successful team.

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Faith Sports

Ignorance in Our Hope To Attain Righteousness

The following excerpt is from an interview of Brian Scalabrine after the Celtics beat the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals.

Reporter: “How was it for you, watching from the sideline not able to play even one little second in the Finals. Was that hard?”

Scalabrine: “Why would you think that’s funny? I’ll tell you, it’s not that difficult to do, because guess what, maybe now you can say I didn’t say play a second, but in five years, you guys are going to forget. In ten years, I’ll still be a champ. In twenty years, I’ll tell my kids I probably started, and in thirty years, I’ll probably tell them I got the MVP, so I’m really not too worried about.”