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jlewin
jlewin

New Orleans really got the shaft.  This story from ESPN

In the latest twist to the still-simmering controversy from last Sunday's NFC Championship Game, there is some concern in league circles about the NFL's judgment in allowing four game officials who live in Southern California to work the game between the  and , league sources told ESPN.

Those same four officials -- all with long ties to Southern California -- were the ones most responsible for the non-call on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman's early, helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints wide receiver that was widely viewed as pass interference. The league admitted to the Saints that it "f---ed up the call," according to sources.

SexyGreenMnM
SexyGreenMnM

The Army players are dumb as a stick and their coach and the play calling has been just horrendous, I lost count of how many times they have just run the ball right into the middle of the line for no gain or 2 yards.

bpspillerz
bpspillerz

Great pick, if you boxed these in High five you would have won it all, there where no winners!  Still won, take it to the bank my friend..

tapnitruc
tapnitruc

Congratulations job well done!  Picking winners this time of year with mostly baseball games I find extremely difficult.   You made a pick every day during the month and hung in there.

blue_print
blue_print

Maybe the Bears should have given their starters a little more playing time during preseason!  The last Bears coach with a pair was Mike Dika, where or where do they find these so called head coaches.  This Turbinski plays like a boy in a mans game.  After suffering with Cutler all those years this is what we have to deal with.  Did Nagy ever look up from the play card he was studying the whole game?

jlewin
jlewin

Yes have been on Covers Site a long time.  ESPN has become garbage and I really like Covers as my go to sports site.  We all have are own opinions.  Like many in the Streak Survivor Contest I like to follow the leaders and look forward to see how far they can manage their streaks and root for them to take down some cash.  Guess I just lose interest in waiting for someones pick to play a month in advance.  When Jackson had his streak going it was great, especially since he picked every day.  Good luck to everyone!

jlewin
jlewin
Covers please change the rule on your popular Streak Survivor Contest that players need to make a pick that is at least within a week of time.  To allow players to make a pick that doesn't go off for a month or so is just bad.  Let someone else crack the leaderboard and see their name up there instead of allowing some to extend their streak for weeks or months at a time.  Very disappointed you haven't fixed this.
nature1970
nature1970

Great job!  Good luck on your way to 13, get that sweatshirt....

RyanB22
RyanB22

A little added information:  Wonder Gadot is getting blinkers on for this race.  Both Telekinesis and Wonder Gadot have the same trainor.  Patrick Husbands rode Wonder Gadot in her last race, this time he rides Telekinesis and Johnny V. comes in to ride Wonder Gadot.  Also, in the Oaks the jockey on Wonder Gadot lodged a claim of foul on the winner but was not allowed.  Not sure what this all means, just more handicapping information.  With so many horses in this race, if other speed presses Telekinesis, Wonder Gadot has a great chance to win or place.

josbran
josbran

I guess this ruling is a beginning, but very unhappy about the "exceptions" see below.  These folks in Washington DC are nothing but corrupt.

The court ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.

jlewin
jlewin

I had no money on the game.  The last .5 seconds of that game changed under and Milwaukee bettors from winners to losers.  I didn't think it was possible to get a shot off in that short of time unless it was a tip on the throw in, this guy caught the ball and shot the 3 pointer, they showed the red light going off after it left his hands but I don't think the clock started exactly when he caught the inbound pass.  Also, many of the Boston defenders where not even near the three point line to defend even though that was the only score that could have hurt them? 

vip
vip
So glad I don't money of this crap anymore.  When you watch this it makes you wonder about the players and the fact that they know exactly what the point spreads are.
bomber0104
bomber0104
The Bears have the worst owners, the worst coach (by far) and are the worst team in football right now.  They will lose to Cleveland in a few weeks.
Midnight1
Midnight1
This is just my own personal opinion but he is not the same horse that looked invincible over the last year or so.  They put him on lasix for his last two races, I just think he has health problems they are not disclosing to the public.  The horse has nothing more to prove on the racetrack.  I think they will retire him soon and send him to the breeding shed.  At least that is my hope. 
jlewin
jlewin
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Ran out of the money in a five horse race!  I think they just used this race like a work out, especially after the #2 went to his knees at the start and the jockey lost the irons.  Shocked the show prices where not much higher.  Goes to show no such thing as a sure thing, lots of folks got killed in the show pool.
mikeyp1
mikeyp1
Enjoy reading your write ups, good luck to you.  This is a fun race to bet.  Both Looking At Lee and Irish War Cry have very good reasons to bet or throw out, I will throw both out just to try and get a bit of better payout.  I will also throw out both the "Hawthorne" horses" Multiplier and Hollywood Handsome, not a big fan of Illinois racing (but I do really miss Sportmans Park).  That leaves the other seven which I will fool around with in trifecta boxes.  To me, both the Pletcher horses are very dangerous.  Good luck folks.
mikeyp1
mikeyp1
Looking forward to your final write up, always fun to read.  For what it is worth some of my thoughts on this years race.  I don't like the following:  
Looking At Lee (think he should have sat out the Preakness, too many races in a short period of time)
Irish War Cry (very inconsistent, what happened in the Fountain of Youth?  what happened in the Kentucky Derby he almost went off as the favorite and stopped badly)
Epicharis (physical problem, has not raced since March, no lasix)
I see added blinkers for Multiplier maybe will not fall to far behind the pace.  The Pletcher horses (Tapwrit and Patch) look very dangerous to me, Velazquez gave Patch the best ride in his only win, threw out his derby performance.



jlewin
jlewin

In addition to Epicharis' mild injury, the Belmont Stakes vet records for Wednesday showed that Gormley was treated with five liters of fluid for "mild dehydration," and that Senior Investment was treated with acupuncture and B-12 vitamin for a "slight muscle spasm."

All other Belmont runners were listed as having "no treatment."

smoothd20
smoothd20
He would be going for number 22 in a row if not for the game he lost by 1/2 point on an over.  He has been red hot.  Good luck today.
jlewin
jlewin
I had no action on this game but  the Penn St. Players deserved to win this game.  When the coach tried to burn time off the clock and sit on their lead it was the kiss of death.  How many times do we need to see this repeated over and over again.  Coach you let your time down.
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