The long wait is almost over. We're less than a week away from the start of the college football season. With that in mind, we thought it'd be a perfect time to check into the futures market and see who the favorites are to win the 2012 BCS Championship. Landry Jones and the Sooners are run-away faves Oklahoma always seems to disappoint under coach Bob Stoops.
The Crimson Tide lost their starting QB, RB and top wideout to the NFL Draft. But coach Nick Saban's might have the best defense in college football. Alabama's schedule isn't nearly as tough as it was last season but winning at Gainesville against the Gators won't be easy. These odds are from bet365.com but a lot of books have the Tide in the +400 to +500 range.
Florida State: +1100
An ACC team winning the BCS National Championship Game sounds kind of farfetched but there's a lot of talent on this year's Seminoles. Florida State lost its starting QB but E.J. Manuel has played well in some of FSU's biggest games in recent seasons.
Boise State: +1200
As we've seen in the past, sometimes an undefeated season isn't enough to score the Broncos a ticket to the national championship game. Boise State opens the season with its toughest game, at Georgia, and plays in a tougher conference after making the switch from the WAC to the MWC. They'll still be favored in each of their games this year.
Urban Meyer's left the building but the five-star recruits are still in place. New offensive coordinator Charlie Weis should make better use of playmakers Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps while running an offense better suited for QB John Brantley.
The Ducks came up short in last year's title game but bring back starting QB Darron Thomas and RB LaMichael James. Oregon plays at LSU on the first Saturday of the season and at Stanford in November.
The Tigers won't have their starting QB Jordan Jefferson for their Week 1 tilt against Oregon but is there really much difference between Jefferson and backup QB Jarrett Lee? Either way, LSU wins most games because of its defense, not its offense.
5/21/2014 10:25:00 AM
Hottest WAGS Of World Cup 2014: Part I
The World Cup is not only a chance to bring together the top soccer nations in the world every four years but it's also a perfect opportunity to reinforce the fact that footballers have - hands down - the hottest wives and girlfriends in all of sports. Here's Part I of our Hottest WAGS Of World Cup 2014.
5/27/2014 11:26:00 AM
Hottest WAGS Of World Cup 2014: Part II
We continue to highlight some of the hottest wives and girlfriends that will be watching their men compete in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Check out Part II of our World Cup WAGS.
5/5/2014 4:03:00 PM
Monday Night Football: NFL Odds & Cheerleaders
It may be only spring time but sportsbooks are already posting odds on the biggest games of the 2014 NFL schedule. And no games are bigger than those played on Monday nights. We look at the odds for all of the Monday Night Football matchups and the cheerleading squads for the teams involved.
5/8/2014 11:43:00 AM
FHM Sexiest Woman In The World 2015 Prop Odds
FHM just named actress Jennifer Lawrence the "Sexiest Woman in the World" for 2014 and already the good folks at PaddyPower.com have odds out on 2015's SWIW field. We look at the odds on which beauty will beat them all next year.
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Ben Burns is on a near UNPRECEDENTED run and it just won't stop. Since August 1st, he is a JAW-DROPPING 108-57-2! Lately, he hasn't let up as he's 18-8 since last Wednesday and is coming off a 3-1 Monday!
Having finished "in the black" eight of the past nine months, there's NO end in sight. Join in as Ben continues to "re-write the record books."
I'm playing on CLEVELAND. With Corey Kluber pitching, the Indians should handle the Astros. They did lose to them Monday, but this is their ace in a 'must-win' spot. Expect a different result today.
Kluber should have been an All-Star. He has a 15-9 record, 2.58 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. Coming off two very impressive outings, his chances of dominating again are strong. He threw a complete game against the White Sox on Sept 6th then was two outs shy of doing the same thing again Thursday vs. Minnesota. He's allowed only 3 runs and 13 hits in the two starts.
Houston goes with the relatively unknown commodity Nick Tropeano. He did win his first start as a big +215 underdog against Hisashi Iwakuma last week, but the odds are against history repeating itself here. The Astros have only had six win streaks all season of at least three games.
Over 15 starts, Kluber has a 1.65 ERA with 116 strikeouts. The team is 14-5 when he's coming off a quality outing.
Houston is only 17-46 if their opponent scored two runs or less in the last game. They are also 37-92 vs. a starter with a WHIP below 1.15. 1* free play
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