GILLETTE FUSION PROGLIDE 500 ODDS

Is there a chink in the king’s armor? I have been losing fake money on this column for several months now (Editor’s Note: He’s down $350 after picking the wrong Busch brother in Charlotte but omitted this from his column. Hmmm), but have decided to offer some educational content to go with the entertainment value I have to use as  disclaimer every time I write this.This week’s odds are showing a few trends I’ve never seen before.  And if you like Lowe&rsqu ...

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COCA COLA 600 ODDS

Hello drawing board. I’ve been missing you. And like that stupid song on the radio, I need you now.After making fun of people who bet on all-star races, I bet on the Sprint Cup All Star-Race, stunningly lost (Jimmie Johnson got hosed, and I’m bitter) and now sit down a fake $350 as I bet every Sprint Cup race this year.This is why I sit back in front of the drawing board. Or more of a spreadsheet.   When the season began, we all made predictions about what we thought would ...

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ALL-STAR RACE ODDS

Somewhere Nicolas Cage’s character in Leaving Las Vegas is saying, “You’re really going to do this.”All-star games suck. They’re rarely competitive. They’re often full of lame cross-promotional stunts sure to go wrong. I don’t care if the Puma mascot is here. I just want to watch my favorite starts of women’s professional soccer.What I do care about is not going back on my word. In February, I wrote  the following:This season, I’m going ...

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AUTISM SPEAKS 400 ODDS

I have finally figured out a way to make NASCAR more competitive. When I pick Jimmie Johnson to win, he loses. When I pick Jimmie Johnson to lose, he wins. Sure I can credit the tight points race to one really major JJ funk since the new rear spoiler, three Denny Hamlin wins or a gaggle of green and white finishes. But I'm a narcissist who believes in ramdon karma. So you're welcome for the open points race with multiple contenders. I’m pumped for Dover. Two picks. Two wins in a row. I& ...

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SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500 ODDS

Winston Churchill never saw a NASCAR race. But this leader’s advice helped me get off the schnide with Kyle Busch’s big win Saturday night. His quote of genius."The best way to take a look forward is to take a look back."Good stuff from a great man. I may still be down $320 of fake coin in my entertainment bonanza of picks this year, but I smell a comeback. And grilled meat. $15 on Jeff Gordon at 6/1: In the last eight races, Gordon has either finished or started in a to ...

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HEATH CALHOUN 400 ODDS

It is the worst feeling in the world that doesn’t involve pain.It’s the feeling you get waiting in line at the Las Vegas airport after you got absolutely clobbered at the tables. Will it bankrupt you? I hope not. Is the loss only financial? You hope so. But you arrived to the city hours earlier with a plan that you knew would work. Confidence and optimism. You’re ready to go. Then the best laid plans start to sputter. Your stomach gets a bit queasy. You go to a different casino ...

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AARON’S 499 ODDS

Only at Talladega.Only at Talladega can “Field” have better odds than Mark Martin. Only at Talladega can Dale Earnhardt Jr. be a favorite. Only in Talladega do things get so bunched together  that it makes no good sense to bet fake money on the race.I’m down a fake $300 after Denny Hamlin’s ACL and some dopey decisions from otherwise smart drivers hosed me out of a Samsung 500 win. Desperate times call for desperate moves, even if that means putting fake money on the ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 ODDS

Math is my frenemy.On one hand, math has me down a fake $200 in my quest to predict who will win races this season. On the other hand, math has me making bold predictions that could earn me gobs of fake cash. On the other hand, none of those bold predictions have worked. On the other hand, I’m optimistic.You know what…math probably sucks, but I’m sticking with it for this week’s picks at Phoenix, site of the Subway Fresh Fit 600. Trust me, you’ll be entertained. ...

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FOOD CITY 500 ODDS

As a kid, I loved Mike Singletary. A linebacker for the Chicago Bears, the Hall of Famer had a stare that made men wet themselves. Singletary also hit harder than Carl Edwards when he sees anything that rhymes with Keselowski.Singletary currently coaches the San Francisco 49’ers, where he had one of the greatest coaching rants of all time in his very first game on the job. It is that mantra that will dig me out of my winless hole at the Food City 500 this weekend. Why? Paging Mr. Singletar ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

Now I know what it’s like to be Paul Menard. Well, pre-2010 Paul Menard.Four race predictions. Four losses. Even though this is only for fun, it’s not fun losing all the time. So with no race this week, I’ve decided to try my hat at making the odds. Here are some NASCAR-related prop bets I would like to see at my favorite Vegas sports book. For those wondering, prop bets aren’t as much about who wins or loses, rather how they win or lose. Odds of Brad Keselowski punchi ...

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