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Jan
26
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 26-01-2015

Poker Face Feist LEFT by Jim Feist

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The great Patriots offense against the dominant Seahawks defense! Where have we heard this tune before? It’s another Super Bowl clash of styles, one that went Seattle’s way last season in a 43-8 laugher….as an underdog. This is the second straight season that the top seeds in each conference have met in the big game, but that hasn’t been the norm, either.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
19
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 19-01-2015

Jim Feist at vegas Sports Book  by Jim Feist

In the world of eleven to ten, there’s nothing quite like Super Bowl week. In this case, it’s two weeks, as the teams have two weeks to prepare for the Big Game. It’s also one of the most creative weeks of the sports betting season. While there’s only one game left on the football calendar, there are still ample opportunities for betting with hundreds of creative props by various oddsmakers.  Read the rest of this entry »

By Razor Sharp Sports

Back in Mid-August myself,along with a group of handicappers here on Freeplays.com made our predictions for the upcoming NFL and College Football season. I am happy to report that my prediction for the Super Bowl was better than last year, but then again it couldn’t have gotten much worse. This year at least I had one of my teams that I predicted in the Super Bowl make the playoffs. As for College Football I had two of the four teams in the College Final Four. I would have had three if Braxton Miller wounld have gotten hurt a week later. I had Ohio St in the Final Four originally, but took them out when Miller got hurt. So again I was off. Still some of our handicappers have done much better. Lets look at back at the predictions and see who did the best.

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Jan
12

Jim Feist at Ohio State stadium  by Jim Feist

This is it, the final weekend of games before the Super Bowl. The last month we’ve been hearing about playoff seedings, bye weeks and home field advantage. Are all those things really important? Historically it has been during the second round of the playoffs. Teams with the bye have home field advantage and two weeks to prepare, both of which are usually important edges this time of year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
05
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 05-01-2015

Poker Face Feist LEFT by Jim Feist

As the playoffs begin, those who earned the top two seeds in each conference have a key edge, as they get a bye the first week while watching the others duke it out. Sitting at home this past weekend were the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and Packers. Why is that significant? A year ago the 4 bye teams were the Broncos, Patriots, Seahawks and Panthers. The top AFC teams met in the title game, while the Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
30

Poker Face Feist LEFTHappy New Year! After recovering from the weekend’s New Year festivities, we glide through the end of the bowl season. A few more bowls are appetizers for the tune-up that is first Final Four for all the marbles.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
16
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 16-12-2014

Poker Face Feist LEFT  by Jim Feist

NFL parity is alive and well in 2014!  The Chiefs had a terrific run, storming into first place….until the 0-10 Raiders stunned them, 24-20.  Jacksonville has had another miserable season, but the lone victory during a terrible start was in mid-season against Cleveland, 24-6 — the same Browns team that has been contention for a division title all year.  Even the laughable Jets found a way to thump the Steelers, 20-13, and nearly pulled off a win at the Patriots as a big dog, a 27-25 defeat, missing a last second field goal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
10
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 10-12-2014

Jim at USC by Jim Feist

Preseason prognosticators and handicapping analysis focuses in on what they expect to happen, based on the draft and offseason moves, but there are always surprises at the start of each season. Here’s a look at some of the early NBA teams off to impressive starts.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
01
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 01-12-2014

Poker Face Feist LEFT  by Jim Feist

Depth is such an essential element of success in pro and college football, and one that is easily overlooked. Big college programs have this as a huge advantage over smaller programs. Alabama got off to a strong start despite injuries on the offensive line and to star RB T.J. Yeldon, while Michigan State was able to rest QB Connor Cook (18 total passes in 2 straight September games) against lesser competition.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
26

Poker Face Feist LEFTby Jim Feist

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the middle of the NFL campaign while winding down the college football regular season. Late season college football means heated races for conference titles and bowl berths, plus rivalries that span decades. These games can have far more importance for players than September/October clashes. Oklahoma/Ok-State, USC/UCLA, Florida/Florida State, Georgia/Georgia Tech, Michigan/Ohio State and Auburn/Alabama bring out extra intensity and emotion.  Read the rest of this entry »