Welcome Back

Fall is in the air once I start seeing that pigskin flying around. Hope everyone had a great summer. Im happy to be back writing articles and plan to be here doing it through March and into April until sports gets slow again. Look for a couple articles coming in the next couple days as well as Week 1 of College Football.

The Saxton

It will overshadow the Kentucky Derby. It will overshadow the NBA Playoffs. It will overshadow the NHL Playoffs. The Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow and John Daly’s Champions Tour debut will be minor blips in the golf world. If you haven’t seen live coverage or newspaper articles about it yet, get out from under your rock. Its Saxton Week.

The 6th Annual Saxton begins Thursday live from Ocean City Maryland. Ninety holes of intense high quality edge of your seat golf action. Sides have been changed and lines have been drawn. Old foes must put differences aside and now become partners as new rivalries will be formed. Its a tradition with no equal….. Its The Saxton

Odds courtesy of Paddypower, 5dimes, and the Wynn.
Format is 90 holes (1 point for front nine win, 1 point for back 9 win, 1 point for overall win- each match 3 points at stake.)
36 total points to be had. 18.5 needed to win the cup

The North -130
The South +117

North -1.5 South

Thursday Morning Session Odds (bet is for the conclusion of the both matches point total)
North -.5 South
(Match 1 = North- Davey Trump/Tundra Dan vs South – Coach/Billz)
(Match 2 = North- Deuce/The Bear vs South – Mechanic/ JD)

Prop Bets
Number of times The Bear threatens to drive home
Over/Under 4.5

Number of hybrids hit by Coach in 90 holes
Over/Under 80.5

Will there be a Hole in 1
No -1800 Yes +1200

Total number of eagles combined
Over/Under 3.5

Total number of birdies combined
Over/Under 40.5

Total number of cart girls phone numbers received
Over/Under 1.5

Total number of cart girls married to someone who works with his hands
Over/Under 3.5

Can Davey Trump score a take down on The Bear
No -2500 Yes +5001
(Leicester City was +5000 to win the Premier League to put into context)

Total number of bets placed on official sporting events
Over/Under 3.5

Does the Saxton start a round on #10
No -160 Yes +115

Total number of rangers we quarrel with
Over/Under 1.5

Does a repeat happen where a high school party gets disrupted
No -190 Yes +210

The Mighty Bucs have become the Saxton defacto team, are they replaced with a new squad after the weekend
No -180 Yes +200

Total number of times Davey Trump asks any random person who the best looking in group is
Over/Under 6.5

Total numbers of times the random responds that Davey Trump is best looking
Over/Under .5

Total number of times Davey Trump convinces the random to say he is the best looking
Over/Under 2.5

Can the Bear afford to make the drive home
Yes -130 No +110

Molinari team comes away with 0 points when paired together
No -240 Yes +310

Total number of bars we are asked to leave
Over/Under .5

Total number of rounds even par or better
Over/Under 1

4 total nights stayed, The Bear total number of hours sleep
Over/Under 13.5

Will there be a morning vomit due to hangover
No -140 Yes +115

Total number of fights the Bear gets in over Donald Trump
Over/Under 2.5

Will Johnny Football be seen at Seacrets watching the Derby Saturday
No -170 Yes +155

The hour in which Coach and Deuce debate about Lebron James
Over/Under 7:30 Thursday night

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Mom and Dad I Now Know How You Feel

Growing up, I spent hours upon hours in my parents basement playing basketball on a small hoop. I couldn’t wait to get home from school to get down there and play. I hated to have to come up for dinner or to go to bed. I loved being down there playing with a basketball game on the TV in the background.

Not many opposing teams wanted to come in and play at my gym. The hysteria about the Golden State Warriors being undefeated at home is nothing compared to the streak I accomplished. For the better part of 5 years I never lost a game at home. I went an amazing 2,376-0. There were a few times I missed a shot at the buzzer but amazingly the clock didn’t start or timeout was called before the inbounds allowing me a second chance. And when you give me a second chance, I always made the opponent pay. (more…)

“Football Guy”

Howie Roseman is back on the other side of the Nova Care complex where the Philadelphia Eagles offices are located. Almost a year and half ago he was moved to the “non football” side by Chip Kelly.

In January of 2015, Chip Kelly petulantly stomped into Owner Jeffrey Lurie’s office and demanded control of the team. Many reports said Chip stated its me or Howie. This was on the heels of two straight 10 win seasons. Lurie thought he had struck gold with the hiring of Chip Kelly. He had compiled a 20-12 record in his first two years and many thought he did that with a below average defense.

Howie Roseman had been with the Eagles for 15 years at that point. He began his tenure with the Eagles as part of the salary cap counsel after interning with the New York Jets. From there, he became the director of football administration for three years. He was promoted to VP of football administration for two years. In 2008 he was named VP of player personnel. Finally in 2010, he reached his dream of becoming the general manager. Along the way, he was chosen for promotions over others and these decisions saw some leave the Eagles organization. Jeffrey Lurie even chose Howie over childhood friend Joe Banner who had led the team for many years, and led the team to success including its second Super Bowl appearance in team history. (more…)