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Popdose Sports: That College Football Playoff Solved Everything, Right?

Is college football a championship sport or a technocracy with cheerleaders? In the first year of a four-team playoff that alleges to give...

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Popdose Sports: An Open Letter to Manti Te’o, from Jan Brady

Hi, Manti Te’o. It’s me, Jan Brady! I’m a sophomore at Westdale High School in California. I live with my three brothers,...

Sad Cleveland Browns fans with paper bags on their heads

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Popdose Sports: The Five Stages of Grief for a Tortured Football Fan

It isn't easy being a fan of a lousy football team. But if you can recognize the stages of grief, maybe you can help. Or not....

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Gamblor’s Last Stand: Week 13 NFL Picks

It is with great regret that I must announce Gamblor’s imminent demise.  I simply don’t have time to keep it up anymore....

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 12 NFL Picks

Last week was an awful one for the computer, as it threw its winnings from Week 10 back into the mix and lost most of them.  The models...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 11 NFL Picks

Last week was as close to perfect as I’ve ever seen the computer get. It came at a great time, too, because it had a lot of money on...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 10 NFL Picks

For the second week in a row, the computer came within an eyelash of hitting a two hundred dollar bet as Dallas fell to the Atlanta Falcons...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 9 NFL Picks

Last week was an absolute disaster for the computer.  Although I wasn’t as nervous about it as I usually am, the Eagles continued to...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 8 NFL Picks

Last week featured a disappointing, if unsurprising, performance for the computer.  With its biggest bet coming in on Oakland to cover as...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 7 NFL Picks

After having its worst week of the season two weeks ago, Gamblor fought back admirably and had, statistically, its best week of the season...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 6 NFL Picks

Last week was an absolute disaster for the computer.  It basically took all of the money it had made this season and threw it out the...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 5 NFL Picks

Last week was another solid (albeit rather lucky) week for the computer.  With the gift of a push in the Eagles game, Gamblor went an...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 4 NFL Picks

Last week was a fantastic, if not quite perfect week for the computer.  It nailed its big bet on Buffalo, winning over $1300 in a single...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 3 NFL Picks

Last week was another very fine week for the computer, with both models delivering solid performances.  Gamblor was 7-6 with a weighted...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 2 NFL Picks

Gamblor started out quite well last week, laying out $704 and winning it all back, plus a tidy profit of $255.  Both models had...

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Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 1 NFL Picks

A few months ago in a conversation with Sports Illustrated, “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin compared a few...

Eli Manning at Media Day

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Popdose Sports: Can You Call It Hype If No One Actually Reads It?

A journalist confesses the truth: There's really nothing we can tell you in Super Bowl week that you don't already know....

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Could Tim Tebow Be The Next Eli Manning?

Because there isn't enough discussion about Tim Tebow, Dave Lifton wonders if there's hope for him by looking at the career of Eli Manning....

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 17 NFL Picks

Sorry, folks.  Gamblor actually had a profitable week last week, but I’m on vacation this week so I don’t have access to the...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 16 NFL Picks

Gamblor was actually looking pretty sharp last weekend, having put together a tidy profit of about $200 by the end of the weekend....

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 15 NFL Picks

Last week, Gamblor suffered its worst beat of the year, but still almost managed to break even for the week. This week, it makes a big...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 14 NFL Picks

Away Home Spread Gamblor’s Pick Bet Amount Son of Gamblor’s Pick Bet Amount Overall Pick Overall Bet CLE at PIT -14 CLE $3.46...

A really muddled fictitious college football bracket

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Popdose Sports: BCS Is Unfair, But What Isn’t?

Beau Dure departs from soccer and MMA long enough to skewer college football and the BCS in his first Popdose post....

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 13 NFL Picks

I have to say, at this point the only positive thing I can find to say is that I’m glad I didn’t have much money left to lose...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 12 NFL Picks

I don’t even know what to say anymore.  Gamblor has effectively gone bankrupt.  After hitting a peak of +$1,910 after Week 9 last...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 11 NFL Picks

Gamblor's having a terrible season, but it's not backing down. The computer throws its lot in with the Chargers this week, hoping to claw...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 10 NFL Picks

Two weeks ago, the computer had its best week of the season, winning $264 primarily due to a big win by the Eagles.  Last week, the...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 9 NFL Picks

Last week the computer looked brilliant thanks to only one team: the Philadelphia Eagles.  The computer nailed its second-biggest bet of...

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Gamblor Raids Again: Week 8 NFL Picks

Back in Week 2, Gamblor and Son of Gamblor combined for a $191 bet on the Minnesota Vikings, who were favored by 3 points when hosting the...