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Last year, I caused a bit of a controversy with the attention I gave to the "prop bet" about how long it would take Billy Joel to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. took the over--1 minute and 44 seconds--after a breaking it down very seriously. Then Billy raced through it in 1 minute and 30 seconds (not counting the intro).
Say you're the National Lacrosse League, you get 8,000 fans a night and you're looking for more people to sample your product. You can't just tell people it's free: The way society works, no one will want to go. So they have a plan...
Thursday night, Holiday Bowl referees ruled that a person on the Texas sideline touched a ball in play. After ESPN showed the offender's face more than 25 times in five minutes, his name was confirmed -- and "Chris Jessie" now has over 2,000 Google hits. Also: CBS fans overturn Pats-Giants poll.
Today, I posted the weirdest poll ever: Given the choice to watch the exact same game, same announcers, same graphics, on a variety of networks, which net would you choose? (E.g., this Saturday night's Patriots-Giants game.) So far, NBC is leading by 7 percent over CBS. Readers, tell me why.
Now that we know that the Patriots-Giants game is going to be on CBS, NBC and the NFL Network, I have a suggestion for a different contest: Let's make history by letting each network broadcast the game -- and not just take the NFL Network feed.
But this season's holiday gift of the year -- and a gift that will be popular throughout 2008 -- is Jason Weisenthal's WallMonkeys. Nobody invents things these days; they take an idea and modify it. That's Jason's story...
The three largest Internet companies have agreed to pay a combined $31.5 million to settle federal civil allegations they took ads for illegal gambling, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Missouri said.
The European Commission, in a blow to European online gaming companies, on Monday struck a deal for compensation from the United States over a U.S. decision to close its gambling markets to foreign operators.
I thought that Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Apolo Anton Ohno would all get a business boost from their role on "Dancing With The Stars." I was very wrong. While I did notice that Rice had more women than usual on line at an autograph signing soon after his appearance on the show, he's really not relevant today.
Both the "can't miss" betting favorites went down this weekend. First, Kansas -- which closed as a one-point favorite against Missouri -- lost by eight points. Up until Saturday night's loss, Kansas had covered 10 straight games (their Sept. 8 game against SE Louisiana did not have a spread). According to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com, the odds of a team doing that were 1,024-to-1.
When the NBA referee gambling scandal broke this summer, there was only one sure thing ahead. That Vegas was never going to get an NBA team. Forget about it. No chance. The gambling scandal combined with the highly publicized--though not necessarily accurate-- portrayal of mayhem in town surrounding the All-Star Game meant that it was time to cross the NBA off the Sin City list.
Casino operator MGM Mirage posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit Tuesday amid slower condominium sales and weaker profits in Las Vegas.
Singapore, only about three and a half times the size of Washington, DC, has been positioned as southeast Asia's financial hub. Singapore enjoys a per-capita GDP equal to that of the four largest countries in Western Europe. Its economy is heavily dependent on exports, particularly consumer electronics and information technology products.
The chief executive of online gaming company Unibet Group has been arrested in the Netherlands on a French warrant, the company said Tuesday.
Just when you thought that all the advertising space was occupied on the field, here comes the folks from EyeBlack.com. The company will sell millions of pairs of EyeBlack--yes, the stuff that's supposedly used to cut down on glare--with college and high school logos on it this year.
Dubai World, the investment holding firm of the Dubai government, will acquire a 9.5 percent stake in MGM Mirage and 50 percent of the casino operator's CityCenter development project for $5 billion, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
Wynn Resorts on Monday reported strong quarterly earnings, fueled by growth in Las Vegas and Macau, China's gambling haven. The company created by casino mogul Steve Wynn posted second-quarter income 82 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier net loss of $20.1 million, or 20 cents per share.
As many of you know, I started boycotting my watching of the Tour de France this year because of all the drug scandals. Of course, the scandals have continued. German cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz tested positive for testosterone and was suspended, Alexandre Vinokourov and his team withdrew after he tested positive for blood doping and we're waiting for the suspension one more rider that tested positive.
Now that the NBA hasn't told us anything about whether former NBA ref Tim Donaghy bet on games or not, it's time to take a look back at my over/under analysis. I believed that Donaghy was clearly betting the over throughout the last two years because of the fact that his games his the over 57 percent of the time compared to 44 percent in the two years before.
NBA commissioner David Stern addressed the media today to discuss what the league knows about former NBA referee Tim Donaghy betting on games. This is my live commentary as it happened.