You do not have to pick everyday, but you must pick once every six days to keep your streak alive.
The ultimate goal is to build a streak of 24 correct picks for the overall grand prize of $100,000. Basketball and football include picking ATS (against the spread), which makes Covers.com the closest thing to actually betting on sports on this list.. Other prizes are available for smaller streaks. If you get it wrong, your streak resets to zero. If you get your pick correct, your streak goes up. See the table to the right for a breakdown of the prizes.
Many of the picks are not just picking which team will win. Each day you can make one pick from a list of games that Covers.com chooses.
Only having the option of picking one game a day makes this contest one of my favorites. My longest streak was seven in a row and my girlfriend had 11 in a row during basketball season. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it is a contest that a smart sports fan has a reasonable shot at winning. We have found that during basketball season it was much easier to find a good pick than it has been during baseball season.
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Nothing I say here will assuage the pain of being a Nebraska Cornhusker football fan right now. The play that changed everything for Fisher and his FSU program was made on a punt against an unranked team.
By Brandon Ferris, Rider University ’18
There are about 70 days and counting until college football starts again.
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The final College Football Playoff Game is tonight, and the No. 1, Clemson Tigers. But all the state is doing is making it less likely its teams will ever win a championship.
We are proud to create as many avenues as possible for our students to learn, grow and succeed. It’s imminent. Unreasonable expectations, high turnovers, entitlement, participation trophies. Tures
Everyone is talking about the College Football Playoff, but what about the games leading up to it? Make your predictions on Sage and tune in to see if you were right.
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Like the mortgage industry implosion of 2008, the college football business is an impending disaster. Without the athletes, there is no college sports. GM, AOL Alpha/Director of Product, AOL Mobile. Should they do so?
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Suffering from “Florida Envy,” Georgia schools and teams think they’re serving their fans with a “win a championship or bust approach,” desperate to keep pace with their Southern neighbors. Focus in this area demonstrates the strong commitment our Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and coaches have to our core belief in educating the whole child.
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In this week’s Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.
At a time when lunch counter sit-ins were met with insults and abuse, peaceful protest marches provoked fire hoses and snarling police dogs, Eddie Robinson urged Grambling athletes and students to go to class, get an education, and be ready for change.
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. As much as we are different, we have much in common. It’s inside each and every one of us. Alabama is heavily favored in its fourth championship game since 2009 with Coach Nick Saban, despite having lost one game this season.
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A number of schools are considering firing their longtime successful coaches, in the hopes of getting a more successful one. There are no huge sponsorships from big companies like Nike. We are all broken… This is especially true after our hugely disappointing loss to the no-nonsense, mistake-free, steady-as-she goes Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday at 90,000-strong Memorial Stadium in Lincoln (Nebraska’s 347th consecutive sellout).
Is it worth it for underclassmen, i.e. The coaches with their million dollar contracts have no one to coach. 2, Alabama Crimson Tide is taking on the No Read the rest
Squares usually bet later in the day (or week, for football) and they tend to pick the favorites. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.
As a bettor, you have the advantage of streamlining your research, which is something the sports books are not at liberty to do. Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. They must keep on top of EVERY sport and EVERY game. The first key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.
Some sports books have better odds on parlays and teasers. The best way to win money betting sports is to develop a niche and follow it closely.
The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early. Slim underdogs regularly win outright.. There will be more discrepancy in the numbers on different sports at different sports books.
Below you will find a short list of basic sports betting tips and advice.
Sports betting tip #2 – Shopping for Numbers
This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting sports and possibly the most neglected. When you are betting big bucks the difference in odds translate into a huge difference in your payout. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites.
Sports betting tip #7 – Bet at the Right Time
Sports betting tip #1 – Money Management
There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home. Sports betting tip #6 – Play Home Dogs
The second most important aspect of betting on sports is shopping for the best number. Teams play inspired ball at home. All it takes is a little research of the sports books you usually bet at.
Sports betting tip #4 – Do your Homework
Sports betting tip #3 – Never Gamble While under the Influence
Sports betting tip #5 – Check the Odds
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For example, an online site might have a sports betting name but be very involved in poker as well. You don’t have to go to a local cardroom to play poker. You can deposit or withdraw your money from these sites at anytime. Another plus is that these sites give you bonuses and perks for gambling with them. The ability to make wagers and play poker from the comfort of your own home is a huge plus for gamblers around the globe.
Dealing with an online betting offshore site can be like dealing with a bank. The money is put into your offshore online gambling account and bets can be made on a wide variety of things including sports, horse racing, poker and casino games.
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. You would then have access to their poker site with the same money you used for sports betting. The ability to make wagers quickly, securely and easily makes offshore betting very popular.
From sports betting and horse racing to poker and casino play, offshore betting is how many gamblers bet their money.
Most offshore wagering sites have all of this in one site or they are linked to their sister site that handles a particular interest. This can be done in various ways from money orders and bank wires to credit cards and online money services. The easy of betting offshore is a huge appeal to most gamblers. Normally you can get deposit bonuses that you can turn into real money.
There is no question that gamblers are flocking to online gambling sites in record numbers. You can do everything at one gambling offshore site. No longer do you have to go to a local casino to place wagers on sports. You can place wagers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The same thing applies to horse racing and casino wagering as you would be linked to those options through the one site.
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The masses fall for this being-in-the-news and end up imitating celebrities without much thought. It influences their behavior both positively and negatively. The craze for models or actors and actresses, makes teenagers want bodies and facial features like theirs. Don’t take media portrayals by their word. Media is exposing the masses to fast food products, canned food, fad diets, and energy drinks. Sometimes, little things are blown out of proportion thus changing the way they are perceived by the audience. In a survey done on fifth graders by the National Institute on Media and the Family, it was found that kids had become dissatisfied with their bodies after watching a video of a certain very popular artiste and a certain scene from a popular TV show (names omitted on purpose).. The ‘awakening’ does not reach everyone or it reaches the masses in the wrong way. Children should invest more time reading good books, studying, playing outdoors and exercising. Parents and teachers have a big role to play in selecting what the young should see and what they should not.
Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts – where did they come from? Fairies, superheroes, angels – where did they come from? It’s not only media to be blamed, as these characters belong to folklore. The media does play a role in portraying thin as beautiful and fat as ugly. With a ‘world’ of information and entertainment waiting on the other side of a computer or TV screen, it’s not unnatural for anyone to spend hours exploring it; it’s addictive. Sometimes, small incidents or events in the lives of celebrities and politicians are hyped, in order to make them more sensational. Here, we will try to understand how media influences us negatively.
You want to imitate an action sequence just because your favorite action hero looked ‘cool’ doing it. There is no denying their amusement value or entertainment quotient. The reel entertains only till its difference from the real is understood. The impact of media is such that the wrong, the controversial, and the bad is more talked about. But unfortunately sometimes, the message is misconstrued. Lack of physical activity leads to obesity problems. If children are bombarded with fight sequences, stunt work, sex and rape scenes, suicides and murders through books or movies, they are bound to leave a scar on these impressionable minds. The media has, in its own way, changed people’s outlook towards life. We don’t judge, we get influenced. Those at a vulnerable age, especially children and teenagers, are highly influenced by anything that is put before them in a jazzy way. Media sources are so many in number and all of them so convincingly make their point, that it is hard to distinguish between right and wrong. When this thought grips the minds of youngsters, they take to fad diets or turn to cosmetic surgeries to get that so-called perfect body. It has led to a general opinion that size-zero is the in thing and fat and chubby are out. It’s not possible to insulate yourself completely from the effects of media, even if you limit the exposure. Don’t believe in them without thinking. Watching TV or browsing the web late night is spoiling the sleeping habits of many.
The negative effects of media on children are manifested in terms of their changing mental setup and the declining quality of their lifestyle. An inferiority complex and lowered confidence in people with not-so-perfect bodies can lead to eating disorders. As a responsible adult (parent or teacher), exercise control on the media exposure that kids and teenagers get. It’s not just media to be blamed in this case. Newspapers, television and the Internet are used to convey social messages. This leads to a notion that thin is sexy and fat is not. You want to sport your favorite actors’ hairstyles and you want to walk like those ramp models do. You want to wear the LBD just because you are a fan of Coco Chanel. This can, and has led to increasing cases of anorexia. You want to wear the shade of nail polish Lady Gaga wears for that frantic gaga look. The only way to shield yourself from them, is to not allow them to influence you. And there are so many things you see around you, without choosing to watch them. Any publicity is good publicity, you begin to feel.
The media in itself is so addictive that once glued to it, you tend to forget everything else. Depiction of the bad has a negative impact on kids not mature enough to interpret what they are being shown. But there are advertisements of expensive exercise equipment, and weight and fat loss programs. When the two worlds mix, life becomes difficult.
Your role models are people that the media exposes you to. No one’s propagating the importance of exercising to keep fit. What is shown with an intent to ‘spread a message’ ends up becoming a bombardment of the bad, the ugly. They will only make the negative influence of media more obvious.
The solution to avoiding the negative influence of media lies in limiting media exposure and choosing what to watch. And that’s how impactive media is.
Women with petite bodies and girls with a barbie figure are always shown to be more popular or attractive while the overweight are portrayed as less popular, having less friends and being bullied. An early exposure to bold or violent films, books publishing adult content and news portraying ugly social practices has a deep impact on young minds. Aren’t there ghost and vampire stories that media claims as real? These characters enter our world through books and movies. The benefits of following a balanced diet are not being hyped anywhere. Due to the oh-so-alluring media, most of their time is spent glued to the television, reading celebrity gossip, listening to something sensational or wandering aimlessly on the Read the rest
“… ‘There’s no females in this industry or this world, but I’m gonna do it anyway.’”
“When I was 16 I was like, I understand a lot about, you know, companies,” the “Desperate Housewives” actress told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach. In her very first year of day-trading, Fox’s returns beat the S&P 500.
“… how they IPO on the stock exchange. If you’re curious about something, just let that drive you and just go with it,” Fox said. I had this understanding and know-how. I had the skill of managing money….”
Fox writes about all that she’s learned on her blog, “Fox on Stocks,” with the hope of helping others improve their financial literacy.
When Rachel Fox is not appearing on TV and in movies, the 19-year-old is keeping busy as a stock day trader at her computer — a skill that’s earned her a spot on Seventeen magazine’s Power Teens list.. “Just let the enthusiasm take you ’cause that’s what I did and I was like … With other investments, I will definitely pay attention to what’s going on in pop culture a lot … “And … So, being a young investor, actually, has huge advantages and nobody even knows about that because pop culture and, you know, all the things that influences certain companies to do very well, is right at your fingertips.”
So Fox began trading with her own money that she made from acting.
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The players’ current bets on “Survivor: Amazon” have been canceled and their money refunded, Bradley said. Asked if BoDog might consider legal action, he replied: “It’s not something we’d want to pursue, as a matter of precedent.”
“Throughout the history of ‘Survivor,’ many have believed they knew the outcome of the show,” Ender said. The players in question opened accounts with BoDog before “Survivor: Marquesas,” the fourth show, and bet only on the show and no other events.
The show narrows the field to two finalists in filmed competitions. The suspicion is they had insider knowledge, he said.
For the current “Survivor,” the bets in question affected the odds for contestants Jenna Morasca of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Matthew Von Ertfelda of Washington, D.C.
Callers to the Bodog.com offices were told that wagers were no longer being accepted on “Survivor.”
BoDog requires that bettors must not have knowledge of an event’s outcome. Bradley said that bets taken from those alleged to be with CBS skewed the odds significantly on “Survivor” contestants.. Most offshore sportsbooks accept such alternative bets, said BoDog’s Bradley.
At least two players have been identified as CBS employees and other names may be connected to the network or may be aliases, Bradley said.
By Lynn Elber
They wagered correctly on who would be the final two contestants in both the fourth and fifth editions of “Survivor,” Bradley said. One person was said by BoDog to work in a “production role” for CBS.
An online sportsbook said it has dropped betting on CBS’ “Survivor” after allegedly finding that network employees were wagering – and winning – on the hit reality show.
The Costa Rica-based BoDog.com found at least two CBS employees betting on the show’s outcome, said BoDog spokesman Lance Bradley. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The biggest payoff, $8,000, came on a $1,000 bet placed on the fifth “Survivor” at 8-to-1 odds.
Betting on events other than sports or racing is banned in Las Vegas sportsbooks, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday. All Rights Reserved. He declined further comment on the allegations, or on any action CBS might take.
Odds will be offered on the seventh “Survivor” but all bettors will be carefully monitored, BoDog President Rob Gillespie said in a statement.
“We’re pretty sure this is the case,” Bradley said. The winner is unknown until he or she is chosen in a vote by other contestants during a live broadcast.
He wasn’t aware of any other possible legal sanctions.
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