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Legalized Sports Betting: One-Year Year After PASPA Decision

May 17, 2019 9:00am by Barry Ritholtz Sports betting is now legal in 11 states (including Nevada).Source: Variety Its been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that banned sports-betting nationwide. Prior, it was somehow limiting it to just Nevada (?!), as if that could be remotely constitutional. Sidebar: US History is filled with all manner of...

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Baseball Giants Are Born This Day

Today In 1883: The New York Gothams play their 1st game in franchise history (nice uniforms!) They were renamed the more familiar New York Giants in 1885, and became the San Francisco Giants in 1958. #MLB #SFGiants — Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) May 2, 2019 Share this:Like this:Like Loading...

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One Of Our Best Trades Ever – Mike Trout

The first time we ever saw Mike Trout play baseball it was like watching the real-life version of The Natural,  and thought someday people will say, There goes [Mike Trout] the best there ever was in this game – Roy Hobbes, The Natural Moreover, the dude is such a nice and decent guy. “What’s nice about it is Mike is such a good person,” Jim Quinn, the former mayor of Millville [Trout’s hometown], told NBC Sports. “You get some of these superstar athletes that have attitudes and...

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BFTP: Masters Week: “This Guy Is Pretty Good”

BFTP:  Blast From The Past Wow, can’t believe it’s been 14 years since one of the greatest golf shots of all-time and the best branding sports moment ever for Nike.  Watch how the ball hangs on the edge of the cup with the Nike logo. Tiger takes home his fifth Green Jacket tomorrow.   You heard it here first. Posted on April 4, 2012 “He’s picked out a landing spot which is a good 25 feet above the hole……..Well, here it comes…… Oh my goodness!… Oh wow!… In your life have you seen...

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Rory It Is…

The Irishman, Rory McIlroy wins the Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass in Florida on St. Patrick’s Day with a score of 16 under par.  How cool is that? I think our “Unleash the Leprechauns!” chant and blessing helped him along today.  You should have bet along with us.  See here. In the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2019, Rory McIlroy made some clutch shots down the stretch, carding a 2-under 70 to finish the tournament at 16-under and one stroke clear of the field for...

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Today In Baseball History

Miss #7.  The original “Natural.” 50 Years Ago Today: New York #Yankees legend Mickey Mantle officially announces his retirement from baseball. ~ "I can’t play anymore. I don’t hit the ball when I need to, I can’t steal when I need to. I can’t score from second when I need to.” (March 1, 1969) #MLB #History — Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) March 1, 2019

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