The Redskins are the Worst Franchise in American Professional Sports – Trent Williams Edition

The Nationals have won the World Series. The Caps won the Stanley Cup. The Redskins have a racist name. Oh, Also, they have a one point win against a winless team that is trying to lose.

I am not going to get into Dan Snyder. Here is a solid article by Martin Fennelly of the Tamba Bay Times that sums it up. Williams says this situation below wasn’t Snyder’s fault..

This Trent Williams stuff has pissed me off as a human. Williams was in the hospital for an extended period of time and no member of the Washington organization visited him. DeAngelo Hall did. A former player. The Redskins told him the cancerous tumor on his skull was “minor” in 2013. Williams failed his physical because he had discomfort with his helmet this week. My mans is talking about cancer and Forrest Gump and the Redskins are just hitting ping pong balls and laughing in the background. What kind of locker room is this? Where is the camaraderie? Everyone is blaming Bruce Allen, and rightfully so..

Question: Can the relationship between you and Bruce Allen be repaired? Trent Williams: (pause) “Next question.”

At a certain point, players should just pull an Eli Manning and say they are not going to play for this organization. I understand a paycheck to play in the NFL is a dream, but if you are talented enough.. other teams will sign you. Williams had cancer and the Redskins failed to test for it for 6 years. A minute part of the blame falls on Williams for not getting a second opinion in 2013, but Washington should have some of the best doctors.

Bottom Line: There is more to life than football. Get Healthy Trent.

Thursday Night Football

69-58-5 on the NFL last season (2018/19) up 26.36 units

28-38 on the NFL this season down 13.86 units

I’ve been hot across all other sports, so leaning into my favorite sport tonight. They say don’t bet a lot on Thursday games.. I laugh at them. If I go down big I can just chase all my losses all weekend. Full proof plan.

Jimmy Garoppolo longest completion over 36.5 yards at -110 for 4 units. Cardinals have been giving up 300 passing yards a game over their last 3. Drew Brees had 6 catchers of balls average over 10 yards a catch last week. Sanders plays for San Fran now. Deebo is healthy. Kittle is going to eat tonight…

Cardinals +4.5 at +185 for 2 units. Hand up, this is hedge against my survivor pick. Survivor pick is the 49ers this week. Go listen to “Locks and Thoughts” Podcast for more info on that. 5 star. subscribe. download. unsubscribe. then subscribe again. Thank you. Also, I have 49ers ML in all my parlays below. Here’s a stat that means literally nothing.. Cardinals have won 8 in a row against the 49ers.

Kittle will score 2 or more touchdowns at +700 for 4 units. Cardinals are one of the worst teams in the NFL against Tight Ends. Kittle is one of the best TEs. Kittle has 1 touchdown on the season. Kyle Shanahan will help him out tonight.

Total Turnovers 2-3 at +125 for 3 units. Total Turnovers 4-5 at +190 for 3 units. Jimmy G is averaging over a turnover a game. Kenyan Drake in a new offense or whoever else runs the ball for the Cardinals will have a fumble. Bosa and San Francisco’s bevy of first round d-linemen could force a fumble against rookie Murray. I like these turnover plays.

 

Halloween NBA

61-53-2 on NBA in 2017/18 up 9.28 units

30-28-2 on NBA in 2018/19 up 4.16 units 

3-3 on NBA in 2019/20 down 1.16 units

Clippers -5 at -105 for 4 units. Kawhi vs his oldest NBA team. Strasburg went to San Diego State and won the World Series MVP. Kawhi went to San Diego State and won the Finals MVP. Coincidence? Spurs are 3-0, but it hasn’t been a super impressive 3-0. LAC’s bench and Kawhi get them the win.

Nuggets -4.5 at -105 for 3 units. Pelicans don’t have the shooting. Gary Harris has quietly been one of the best defenders in the league in this young season. Jokic has struggled a little so far, but he picked it up in the 4th Q against the Suns. Nuggets keep winning and move to 4-1.

Weekend Parlay Round 7 – Last Week’s Won!

3-3 on weekend parlay up 13.66 units 

3 Parlays for me this weekend. Feeling lucky after last week’s won.

Appalachian State/Notre Dame/Pittsburgh/Auburn/Tennessee/Boise State Parlay risking 2 units to win 6.61 units. All money-line bets. College Football. Boise State, Pittsburgh, Auburn, and Notre Dame are all coming off of tough losses. I like them all in bounceback games against inferior opponents. App State gets a decent Georgia Southern team at home. The Mountaineers will do enough to get the win.

Finally, Tennessee looked good against South Carolina last weekend. They know they have to beat UAB at home to make a bowl game. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Volunteers win the rest of the season, but it starts against UAB.

49ers/Bills/Tennessee/Notre Dame/Auburn/Boise State/Pittsburgh/App State Parlay risking 2 units to win 4.56 units. Like the college plays so much I am adding the 49ers and Bills. 49ers are unbeaten and going against the Cardinals on a short week. I love betting against rookie head coaches in their first Thursday Night game. The 49ers are faster and stronger in the trenches. Sanders has more time to learn the offense. Bills play the Redskins at home. Bills defense and Josh Allen get the job done.

Sorry for adding NFL plays and the odds getting worse.. I placed the only college football parlay on Monday. Tennessee, Boise State, Auburn, and Notre Dame have all been slightly more favored since then. 

49ers/Bills/Tennessee/Notre Dame/Auburn/Boise State/Pittsburgh/App State/PSG/Real Madrid/Barcelona Parlay risking 2 units to win 12.31 units. Barcelona looked dominant midweek. The line has already moved in Barcelona’s favor. Messi and Suarez are in silly good form. Levante will lose. Real Madrid also looked great. Madrid handled Leganes with ease, 5-0. Real Betis have underperformed this season. Real Madrid lost this fixture last season 2-0. Betis are actually the more injured team with William Carvalho out. As well as, Dani Martin, Juan Miguel Juanmi Lopez, Wilfrid Jaures Kaptoum, and Francis Guerrero doubtful.

Paris Masters Continued

91-44-6 on tennis in 2018 up 42.63 units

47-57-2 on tennis in 2019 down 52.28 units

Tsonga/Monfils Parlay risking 4 units to win 5.55 units. Matteo Berrettini was easy work for Tsonga. Tsonga impressed me in that match and seems to be regaining some of his old #5 in the World form. Surface, H2H, and location all favor Tsonga against Jan-Lennard Struff. Also, Struff has played 2 3-setters here already.

Monfils should beat Radu Albot in their first ever meeting. Monfils should be motivated in this French Masters. Monfils is 12-3 on this surface in 2019. Betting on two guys that have been here before, in Tsonga and Monfils. Albot and Struff have never made a quarter-final at a Masters event.

RIP John Witherspoon – Steroids Are Good!

John Witherspoon was damn funny and he will be missed by many. His comedic timing and improvisation skills were hard to top. The actor had many great roles, but his work in Friday, Boomerang, and The Boondocks stick out the most to me. The Nationals won the World Series last night and Max Scherzer gave up 2 runs over 5 innings after getting a cortisone shot a few days earlier. Cortisone is a steroid. Steroids in baseball make the sport more exciting (for lack of a better word). Nationals covered both the alternate lines 🙂 Here is Witherspoon’s opinion on steroids..

Nationals Win the World Series

Scherzer was down 2-0, but Rendon started the Nationals’ 6-2 win with a homer off of Greinke. Then Soto was walked and Greinke was pulled. Gerrit Cole did not come in and Howie made the Astros pay with a two-run homer. 3-2 Nationals. Corbin throws 3 shut out innings and Eaton adds a two RBI single. Amazing run for the Nationals. First team to win 5 winner-take-all games. No other team had won 4. They were down in all 5 of those games. Strasburg is the first #1 overall pick to win World Series MVP. Amazing!