The increasing success of sports betting

Sports betting has always been a popular form of gambling – as the number of bookmakers’ shops that used to be a feature of the British high street proves – but unlike so many other formerly popular pastimes, sports betting has thrived during the internet era. Most of the major bookmakers have set up online versions of their services, and this has led to greater numbers of...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Information about football betting

Gambling in general is one of the most favoured ways of spending leisure time for many people in the UK, with one of the forms of gambling that has proven to be consistently popular being football betting. While betting on all different kinds of sports has thrived throughout the digital era, as the major companies have set up websites to allow people to place their bets online, there is little
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is LaRon Landry Too Big?

Is LaRon Landry too big?  I couldn't believe it when I saw these pictures on Redskins Talk.  The guy looks more like a body builder than a football player.  He only played 8 games last year and I don't think that will change.  Guys this big just tend to be less flexible and get injured more.  Let's hope that is not the case though. Make sure you check out the
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Talking Clinton Portis On 106.7 The Fan

Scott Jackson and Mike Prada had me on to talk Clinton Portis this morning on 106.7 the Fan in DC. With Portis recently released it's the end of an era for the Redskins, but it's up for debate as to what his legacy meant to the team. As I wrote earlier, I think Portis made the Redskins relevant again, but he never displayed the skills of the elite back he was in Denver...
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March 06, 2011  |  Discuss

With Clinton Portis On His Way Out, What Is His Legacy In Washington?

A column for SB Nation DC. The DC sports landscape is often devoid of star power, but in 2004 the Washington Redskins landed one of the premier running backs of the past decade from the Denver Broncos. Seven years later, the Clinton Portis era has come to an end as the Redskins have cut ties with the high profile running back in an effort to jumpstart a youth movement...
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February 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Weekend Roundup: Combine 2011

It's that time of year again. We're already starved for football, so we tune into a weekend of guys sprinting 40 yards at a time and throwing up an inhuman amount of repetitions on bench press. And for some reason, it's entertaining. Here's what I'm reading to keep up to date with all the latest comings and goings from Indianapolis. Mike Jones has been doing...
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February 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Redskins Roundtable: Offseason Musings Part Two

Here's round two. Part one can be read here. 3. Out of all the Redskins set to hit the free agent market, which one does Bruce Allen have to re-sign? Pappas: Santana Moss (Editor's note: I was hoping for some elaboration, but seeing as I agree with Pappas and have argued this point ad naseum, I think you guys get it). Murf: Jammal Brown, Santana Moss and Carlos Rogers...
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February 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Redskins Roundtable: Offseason Musings Part One

Coverage of the Redskins is in no short supply on the Internet. Various media outlets and blogs do a fantastic job breaking down all the comings and goings involving this team and without them I honestly wouldn't be able to keep in the loop. I've been writing this blog for a a few years and this offseason, I felt it would be a good idea to bring in some fresh perspectives...
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February 23, 2011  |  Discuss

What's the Deal With St. Patrick's Day Merchandise?

I like holidays. I'm a huge fan of gifts and eating and drinking. But what I don't like is the marketing done by sports franchises on St. Patrick's Day. The Redskins sent out an email today, advertising their St. Patty's Day apparel. Funny but the Redskins don't have green in their color scheme and Washington DC isn't Boston, Buffalo, or Chicago. The...
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February 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Have The Redskins Learned How To Be Smart In Free Agency?

It was only a matter of time before the Redskins figured out free agency. After all, they've had since 1993 to master the art. If the developing OJ Atogwe story is an indication of how savvy Bruce Allen can be, then I'm sold. Allen wasn't aware Atogwe would be cut a year after signing another contract with the Rams, but the simple fact that he passed on the free safety...
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February 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Terrence Austin on Santana Moss: "I Would Love To See Him Back"

Terrence Austin happens to be a favorite on this blog and I was able to catch up with him last week for a great chat as he talked about his rookie year, life on the practice squad, his first catch, and the offseason. However, he also touched on Santana Moss and the latter's potential departure from the Redskins. Moss is a free agent this offseason and Austin made no bones...
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February 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Albert Haynesworth Is At It Again

This is just getting comical. Hours after turning himself in for a misdemeanor assault charge on Saturday, Albert Haynesworth was accused of sexually abusing a waitress early Sunday morning. Controversy is his forte and over the weekend he managed to stir up two breaking news stories in record time even by his lofty standards. Haynesworth allegedly got a bit carried away after slipping his
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February 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Character Counts In Redskins Rebuild Effort

A column for SB Nation DC. It has been said that drama finds the Washington Redskins. Dan Snyder is suing a newspaper, Albert Haynesworth is suffering from the ill effects of road rage, and even in an offseason devoid of free agency, the Redskins have taken center stage. Without a doubt, drama is the key word-but let's be honest-they bring it upon themselves. The Redskins...
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February 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Redskins Would Be Wise To Re-Sign Santana Moss

It isn't news that Santana Moss' contract expires this offseason. The Redskins top receiver addressed this issue several months ago at the end of the season and made it clear he wants to remain in Washington. "I don't feel like leaving is going to help me win games somewhere else," Moss told Redskins Blogger Matt Terl. "I feel that, you know, somewhere...
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February 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Albert Haynesworth Voted One Of The Most Disliked Figures In Sports

Albert Haynesworth isn't just hated in Washington. Apparently, the negative feelings towards the surly defensive tackle resound around the nation. Fat Albert came to DC amid much fanfare. He'll be lucky if he leaves without being tarred and feathered by a contingent of burgundy and gold clad season ticket holders. In his wake he leaves a legacy of failed wind sprints,...
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February 01, 2011  |  Discuss

2011 Pro Bowl: Hall, Orakpo, Fletcher Shine Bright

A column for SB Nation DC.Glorified flag football game or not, the Washington Redskins ended their season on a positive note. It wasn't the ideal time to shine, but DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo silenced the critics who believed them ill-suited to play in the 2011 Pro Bowl at Honolulu Stadium on Sunday.The voting process may be a farce, and the Redskins may have been
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January 31, 2011  |  Discuss

More On Cam Newton And Drafting A Quarterback In The First Round

I know I've beaten the quarterback situation to death, but Jason Reid of the Washington Post was on 106.7 the Fan with LaVar and Dukes and he had some great insight on the rumors of Cam Newton going to the Redskins in the first round. "As far as Cam Newton; you mention the word project. [He's] clearly a bigtime athlete, but in that offense he runs, it's one read...
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January 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Redskins Roundup: Carson Palmer, Senior Bowl, And More

Grant Paulsen takes a look at the Carson Palmer to the Redskins rumors. I'm of like mind. Palmer is a turnover prone quarterback whose best days left town after Kimo von Oelhoffen ran into his knee. He struggles mightily with his accuracy at times and he hasn't sustained much consistent success in Cincinnati. Obviously all of that can't blamed on him. The Bengals have...
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January 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Crunching Numbers: Season Ending Stats (Defense)

Last week, I had a Crunching Numbers piece focusing on the Redskins offensive performance in 2010. Now for your reading pleasure, I'll take a look at the defensive side of the ball, digging up some nuggets on what was a very disappointing first year in Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense. The Redskins have long had trouble getting to the quarterback, but after last season when they...
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January 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Kevin Barnes Is On The Rise In The Redskins Secondary

Kevin Barnes hasn't had much of a chance to display his talents on a football field since being drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft. The 24-year old defensive back played in four games his rookie year and until week 10 of this past season he had played in just three. However, injuries to a plethora of defensive backs left the door open for the...
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January 20, 2011  |  Discuss

An Interview with Ken Harvey: The 3-4 Defense, Brian Orakpo, Darrell Green And More

If you didn't catch the first part of my interview and subsequent column with former Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey, check them out. Harvey talked with me a few weeks ago about his campaign against teen drinking, his involvement in the community, the state of the Redskins franchise, and gave me his thoughts on Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense after watching it for a full season...
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January 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Ken Harvey Outlines A Defensive Blueprint For The Redskins

A Column for SB Nation DC Surveying the final stats for the Washington Redskins defense this year, it was a struggle to take many positives from the NFL's 31st ranked unit. After finishing in the top 10 in total defense for three consecutive seasons, the Redskins ranked near the bottom of the league in every statistical category, far from a distinguished first effort...
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January 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Crunching Numbers: Season Ending Stats (Offense)

It was tough to dig up many positive numbers for the Redskins offense. Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, and Ryan Torain are guys with some solid production, but overall the unit is a trainwreck. Donovan McNabb threw an interception in 10 straight games. Then when he snapped that streak and led what should have been a game-winning drive against Tampa but for a botched extra point, he was benched. Rex
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January 13, 2011  |  Discuss

2011 Redskins Draft: Quarterbacks Will Be The Focus But Should They Be

A column for SB Nation DC As Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan heads into the offseason, he will have some crucial decisions to make when it comes to remedying the inadequacies of his current roster. A quick fix is always desirable in D.C., but after applying that method for much of the past decade, the team is in need a steady approach which will focus on acquiring the right
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January 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Hanburger Is A Hall Of Fame Finalist

Former Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame elections to be held on Feb. 5, the day before the Super Bowl. Hanburger is a senior finalist along with Les Richter and they join 15 other nominees including Deion Sanders, Tim Brown, Chris Carter, Jerome Bettis, and Marshall Faulk. I have long been a proponent of getting Hanburger into the
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January 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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