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NFL Week 15: Jets-Ravens Get it All Goin’ on Thursday Night Football

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S NFL WEEK 15 AND WEKICK THINGS OFF WITH A JETS-RAVENSTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEWPLUS, A WHOLE LOT MORE! …TIME TO HAND OUT OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALLYEAR-END AWARDS Go ahead and raise your hand if you thought at the very start of this 2019 NFL season the Baltimore Ravens were gonna be the #1 seed in the upcoming AFC Playoffs.C’mon, nobody saw this 11-and-2 SU (straight-up) start coming and – get this – the AFC North-leading Ravens could wind up regular-season play riding a 12-game winning streak when you consider these final three weeks includes games against the woeful New York Jets, at…

NFL Down-The-Stretch Goodies Plus Bowl Talk Too

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL REPORT –A LOOK AHEAD AT THE FINAL THREEWEEKS OF THE REGULAR SEASON …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:EARLY BOWL THOUGHTS / OBSERVATIONS The clock is tickin’ down fast on this here-and-now NFL Regular Season and here’s a few things you might not have known:The Philadelphia Eagles – 23-17 non-cover winners in overtime against the 9-point underdog New York Giants in this past Monday Night Football’s game – remain in the proverbial driver’s seat when it comes to winning the NFC East despite that shabby 6-7 SU (straight-up) mark … to say nothing about Philly’s shoddy 4-9 ATS (against the spread) record and…

Here’s the Win-It-All Prices for College Football’s Playoff Teams

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS ARE SET –AND WE DIVE IN FOR SOME KEY ANALYSES …PLUS, NFL WEEK 14:THE RAVENS, NINERS & CHIEFS ALL WINKEY ROAD GAMES AND A QUICK-HITTERGAME PREVIEW OF TONIGHT’S GIANTS-EAGLES CLASH Go ahead and debate it till the proverbial “cows come home” but the College Football Playoff committee got it right -- #1 LSU, #2 Ohio State, #3 Clemson and #4 Oklahoma are slotted right where they should be no matter what Buckeye Nation says and perhaps you didn’t see the “Win It All” odds just yet … so here goes: TEAM                     ODDS TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPLSU                                                 -…

Let’s Get it On With NFL Week 14 Blockbusters

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 14 REPORT –HERE’S OUR QUICK-HITTERPREVIEWS FROM BUFFALO,N’ORLEANS, FOXBORO & LA As we like to say in the business … the fun has just begun!Yes, it’s NFL Week 14 and there’s blockbuster games all ‘round the league and so let’s get right to ‘em following this important reminder: Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are gonna absolutely slam the books these final four weeks of NFL regular-season play and we’ll have all the College Football Championship Game Winners too plus there’s NBA and College B-Ball – so, just call us every day at our toll-free telephone #…

It’s Championship Weekend for the College Kids

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S CONFERENCE GAMES ARE HERE!!!QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS / SPREAD STATS GALORE …PLUS, NFL WEEK 14 KICKS OFF WITHBEARS BEATING THE ‘BOYS 31-24 Talk about a slam-bang Football Weekend!The college kids are playing their conference championship games and so that means 14 of the 20 teams in action here this Friday / Saturday are part of the CFP Rankings including #1 Ohio State, #2 LSU and #3 Clemson plus there’s a batch of monster NFL Week 14 games on the Sunday docket featuring San Francisco (10-2) at New Orleans (10-2), Baltimore (10-2) at Buffalo (9-3) and a rematch of last year’s AFC…

NFL Week 14 -- ’Boys at Bears Gets it All Cranked Up

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  OUR JIM SEZ MID-WEEK REPORT –NFL WEEK 14 KICKS OFF WITH ‘BOYS-BEARS BASHON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …PLUS, IT’S OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LISTAS LSU’S BURROW IS THE RUNAWAY LEADERHEADING INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WEEKEND Here’s a not-so-gentle reminder to the football fans of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears:Both your teams were supposed to be a whole heckuva lot better than 6-and-6 at this stage of the 2019 NFL season.In fact, we looked it up and the Cowboys entered the current campaign at 18-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl 54 while the Bears were priced at 14-to-1 and both sides were…

Gearin’ Up for the College Football Conference Championship Games

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK –HERE ARE POWER CONFERENCE POINTSPREADSTATS TO WHET YOUR GRIDIRON APPETITE …NFL NEWS & NOTES:SEATTLE’S 37-30 WIN / COVER AGAINST MINNESOTAON MNF HAS THE SEAHAWKS THINKING HARD ABOUT THE NFC’S #1 SEED Ten games.That’s all that is on this week / weekend’s College Football menu as we zoom in on the various conference championship games and so let’s lay some power conference pointspread stats on ‘ya, okay? On Friday, it’s …PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME -- UTAH vs. OREGON (at Santa Clara, CA)Utah’s an electric 9-3 ATS (against the spread) overall this season and that includes an 8-1 spread mark…

Jim Hurley’s Turkey Shoot Wraps Up Tonight!

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA –IT’S THE FINAL NIGHT OF THEANNUAL JIM HURLEY TURKEY SHOOTAS WE’VE GOT THE SIDE & TOTALS WINNERSOF THE VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS CLASH …MORE NFL WEEK 13 NEWS & NOTES …PLUS, TAKING AN EARLY-BIRD PEEKAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S UPCOMINGCHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND ACTION Okay, so let’s play a little NFL version of the long-running TV show Jeopardy and give our answer in the form of a question:The answer: Who are the Dallas Cowboys, the Carolina Panthers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots?The question: They are the seven NFL teams that lost the…

Niners-Ravens Steal Center Stage in NFL Week 13

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S NFL WEEK 13 GOODIESAS JIM HURLEY’S TURKEY SHOOT ROLLS ON! We’re zoomin’ into the final few weeks of this here-and-now 2019 NFL campaign and one thing’s clear: The underdog sides have shined brightly.Heck, exiting the Thanksgiving Day / Night action where two-of-three pups covered the price tag (that’s the Detroit Lions at + 5.5 against the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills + 6.5 winning outright at the Dallas Cowboys), NFL Betting Favorites are a rotten 77-95-4 ATS (against the spread) with 3 Pick ‘Em games tossed into the mix.If you’re wondering, that means NFL Favs are covering at a…

Key College Tilts on this Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THERE’S MORE TURKEY SHOOT WINNERSAS JIM HURLEY’S NETWORK SETTO ROAR ALL WEEKEND LONG!!! Hope you gobbled up plenty of turkey this Thanksgiving Day – what, no leftovers? – and let’s take a few moments to recap the NFL Week 13 Turkey Day games:The big newsmakers on T-Day were, of course, the Dallas Cowboys who dropped a 26-15 verdict versus the 6.5-point underdog Buffalo Bills … a Jim Hurley Turkey Shoot winner!The ‘Boys – now losers in six of their last nine games SU (straight-up) – not only allowed Bills’ QB Josh Allen to register a haughty 120.7 QB Rating but they…

More Winners with Jim Hurley’s Turkey Shoot

Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ONE AND ALL!!!JIM HURLEY’S TURKEY SHOOT ISREADY TO ROCK-N-ROLL WITH AMONSTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON TAP,AND SO, LET’S GET IT KICK-STARTED ALREADY! Hear ‘ye, hear ‘ye!The 34th Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is back and we’re serving up Five (5) full days /nights of NFL, College Football, NBA and College Basketball winners and all you have to do is sign up right now at our toll-free # of 1-800-323-4453 or go online right here at www.jimhurley.com and we’ll make your holiday a whole lotta fun with a whole lotta profits!Last year Jim won big on this Turkey Shoot weekend…

It’s The 34th Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S THE 34thANNUAL JIM HURLEYTHANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT –AND WE’RE LINING UP A BATCH OF WINNERSTHIS HOLIDAY WEEK / WEEKEND! Step right up and get a plate full of winners – courtesy of Jim Hurley, America’s #1 Handicapper, of course!That’s right, the Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is back and we’re serving up Five (5) full days /nights of NFL, College Football, NBA and College Basketball winners and all you have to do is sign up right now at our toll-free # of 1-800-323-4453 or online right here at www.jimhurley.com and we’ll make your holiday a whole lotta fun!Last year Jim…

MNF: Are Ravens the NFL’s Only Super-Power Team?

Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 12 REPORT –WILL WE ALL BE WATCHING THELEAGUE’S TOP SUPER-POWER TONIGHT?(AND WE MEAN THE RAVENS, NOT THE RAMS!) …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S DOG-CENTRIC WEEKEND IN REVIEW Sorry to be so blunt, but are there really any “superpower” teams out there in this 2019 NFL season?It could well be that we’ll be eyeballing the league’s top team this evening – the Baltimore Ravens are 8-2 SU (straight-up) as John Harbaugh’s squad rides a six-game SU winning streak into this evening’s game at the 3-point underdog Los Angeles Rams. Okay, the Ravens also have covered their last four games in a row…

NFL Week 12: Cowboys-Pats, Packers-49ers in Monster Matchups

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 12 – THE “LATE GAMES”AND POINTSPREAD STREAKERS It’s the final weekend of NFL “byes” – enjoy the time off Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota – but here’s a quick-hitter spread stat for ‘ya:NFL teams off their bye week enter Sunday’s action at 9-15 ATS (against the spread) for a shabby .375 winning rate and we’ll remind you that Green Bay, the New York Giants, Seattle and Tennessee are the teams coming off Week 11 byes … okay?Meanwhile, we’re gonna get you a pair of “late game” previews in just a moment here in today’s Jim Sez…

More College Football High-Quality Games: We’re Checking Out #9 Oklahoma and More

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT –THERE’S MORE KEY GAMESBESIDES THE TOP SIX TEAMS IN THE LAND …NFL WEEK 12 QUICK-HITTERS:HERE’S SOME OF THE “EARLY” GAMESON THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SPREAD STATS TOO Hope you caught yesterday’s edition of Jim Sez when we dissected the Saturday games being played by the country’s top six teams in the current College Football Playoff rankings … but you’d be cuckoo to think those are the only key games on this late November docket that matter!Yes, ladies and gents, there’s more meaningful tilts besides Arkansas at #1 LSU, #8 Penn State at #2 Ohio State, Texas A&M…

Checkin’ in On #9 Oklahoma and #10 Minnesota This Weekend

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Jim Hurley 5-1 In Football This Week, Won Thursday with Colts (+4) over Texans 17-20 and UNDER 45! Won Monday with Chiefs/Chargers UNDER, Tuesday with Eastern Michigan, and Wednesday with Buffalo!THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT - THERE'S MORE KEY GAMES BESIDES THE TOP SIX TEAMS IN THE LANDNFL WEEK 12 QUICK-HITTERS: HERE'S SOME OF THE "EARLY" GAMES ON THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SPREAD STATS TOOHope you caught yesterday's edition of Jim Sez when we dissected the Saturday games being played by the country's top six teams in the current College Football Playoff rankings ... but you'd be cuckoo to think those…

College Football Playoff Goodies

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS –THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME(JUST AS WE TOLD YOU IT WOULD!)WITH TOP SIX SQUADS RUNNIN’ IN PLACEAS WE EXAMINE WHAT’S AHEAD THIS WEEKEND …OUR JIM SEZ HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST …NFL WEEK 12 GREETS US WITH A COLTS-TEXANSPRIME-TIME TILT ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Here’s what is straight ahead this coming weekend-before-Thanksgiving for the country’s top-ranked squads: ARKANSAS (2-8, 0-6) at #1 LSU (10-0, 6-0) —7 p.m. ET, ESPNHere’s a glorious factoid regarding the top-ranked (for the second week in a row) LSU Tigers:They’ve scored 42-or-more points in eight of their first 10 games this year and that snazzy…

The College Football Playoff Report: Never Say Never for Minny, Baylor

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF REPORT –IS THERE A LATE-SEASON CHARGE COMINGFROM SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE TOP 6? …THE NFL UPDATE:LOOK AT ALL OF LAST YEAR’S PLAYOFF TEAMSNOW ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION(SEE THE LA CHARGERS AT THE HEAD OF THE PACK!) Okay, so we are getting this Jim Sez column out to y’all before tonight’s release of the College Football Playoff Rankings but let’s state the obvious:Unless the brain trust that calls the shots are gonna “penalize” #5 Alabama for losing superstar QB Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending injury then the top six from last week’s rankings are gonna stay exactly the…

NFL Week 11 Wraps Up With Chiefs-Chargers in Mexico

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE:TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTOTHE CURRENT CHASE FORPLAYOFF BERTHS FOR A COUPLE OF TEAMS …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK:TUA’S INJURY, A SOONERS’ COMEBACK & MORE Okay, so go ahead and tell us:Are you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty type of person when it comes to the NFL and its teams with post-season hopes?For example, how do you see the Chicago Bears – a 17-7 loser at the 5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams last night – these days after dropping to 4-6 SU (straight-up) overall with that latest prime-time flopperoo … feel better about their post-season dreams after that…

NFL Week 11 -- Texans, Eagles & Bears Out For the Upsets

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE:SOME OF WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAYIN THE LEAGUE WHERE THEY PLAY FOR PAY Here’s hoping that Sunday’s NFL Week 11 action can steer clear of helmet-swinging mad men … hey, there’s far too much importance on these games to go crazy, right?Okay, so we won’t be seeing Cleveland Browns’ DE Myles Garrett till 2020 (or maybe later) but the fact of the matter is defense figures to take center stage in a few tilts on this third Sunday in November. We’ll get ‘ya hot-shot quickie previews in a sec, but first this important reminder: Jim Hurley and…

Breaking News: Meltdown By the Lake; College Football Key Previews

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA:BROWNS’ GARRETT “LOSES IT”AT END OF 21-7 WIN AGAINST STEELERS …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT –WE’RE CHECKIN’ IN ON THE TOP 6 TEAMSIN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS We interrupt what was going to be a College Football-dominated Jim Sez column to bring you this:The Cleveland Browns were the “bad boys” of this here-and-now NFL season even before it ever got started but now you can toss some other descriptions into the mix when talking about Browns’ DE Myles Garrett … how does dirtbag sound for starters?Garrett’s now seen-‘round-the-world helmet-bashing hit to the head of Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph had…

Steelers-Browns Crack Open the NFL Week 11 Card

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 11 IS HERE –IT’S STEELERS AT BROWNSIN PRIME-TIME BASH BY THE LAKE …PLUS, OUR UP-TO-THE-MINUTENFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS …COLLEGE FOOTBALL INFO:TONS OF KEY TEAM SPREAD STATS AHEAD Gotta admit that we don’t often “buy into” these odds to make the playoffs on a week-to-week basis but we just saw a stat that said the 5-and-4 Pittsburgh Steelers now sport a 67.5 percent chance of making it to the post-season.Hey, can someone tell us what those playoff odds were for the Steelers following that dreadful 0-and-3 SU (straight-up) start? Egads!The bottom line is the Steelers roll into Cleveland for the NFL…

Seahawks Nab OT Win but Winning NFC West Won’t be Easy

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL REPORT –DID SEAHAWKS’ 27-24 O.T. WIN INSAN FRAN SET ‘EM UP TO GETTHE NFC’S #1 PLAYOFF SEED?THE ANSWER: NOT NECESSARILY! …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:THE LATEST HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LISTAND SUDDENLY IT’S A RUNAWAY If you are a San Francisco 49ers’ fan than Monday Night’s 27-24 overtime loss to 6.5-point underdog Seattle was a real “Bay Area bummer”.On the flip side, the victorious Seahawks were uber-jubilant with the road divisional win but, then, wait a second:Seattle folks started to wonder aloud about catching the NFC West-leading Niners as – after all — the Seahawks moved to 8-2 SU (straight-up) in the…

NFC West Major Hoedown Tonite in SF

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S SEAHAWKS AT THE 8-0 NINERS TONITETO WRAP UP A WILD/WACKY NFL WEEK 10 …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK –LSU BEATS ‘BAMA BEHIND QB BURROW’S MAGIC TOUCH …PLUS, WE SALUTE THE HOTTEST SPREAD SIDESFROM THE POWER CONFERENCES Want to know who really “took a bath” in NFL Week 10 action yesterday?Of course, it was all the guys / gals who included the New Orleans Saints and / or the Indianapolis Colts in their silly three-team teasers on Sunday and anyone else that used the aforementioned Saints or Colts in their office “knockout” pools.Ka-boom!As it turned out, there were six outright upset winners…

NFL Week 10’s Top Tilts

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 10 – SUNDAY’S SKED Here’s an NFL Week 10 factoid just for you:There are only two games on the Sunday schedule that pit teams with winning records against one another – that’s Carolina (5-3) at Green Bay (7-2) and the Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota (6-3) at Dallas (5-3) – though we know everyone’s waiting to see what happens in this year’s “Stupor Bowl” between the 2-and-7 New York Giants “at” the 1-and-7 New York Jets … egads! Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are all geared up for a great weekend on the gridiron: Get…

Pump Up The Volume: It’s #2 LSU at #3 Alabama

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S #2 LSU AT #3 ‘BAMAIN THE “GAME OF THE CENTURY”AND WE HAVE THE PREVIEWPLUS, KEY SPREAD STATS TOO …THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT:RAIDERS ROAR, BEAT CHARGERS 26-24 Never mind that the #2 LSU Tigers haven’t beaten the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide in their past eight head-to-head meetings.This LSU team plays with a take-no-prisoners approach with an offense that ranks second nationally in passing (averaging 377.6 yards per game) and fourth in overall offense … heck, when has it been in our lifetime that a Bayou Bengals bunch averaged nearly 47 ppg?Ahh, but ‘Bama is the 6.5-point betting favorite in this…

What’s Ahead with the CFP? Plus NFL Week 10 is Off and Runnin’

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT:WE KICK THINGS OFF WITHCHARGERS VS. RAIDERS ONTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …PLUS, COLLEGE GRIDIRON GOODIESINCLUDES – WHAT ELSE — MORELSU VS. ‘BAMA STUFF, THE LATESTHEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST ANDOUR TAKE ON THE FIRST COLLEGEFOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS THIS YEAR Okay, so don’t know if you’ve eyeballed the latest Super Bowl Win-It-All Odds, so here goes as we head into NFL Week 10 action:No surprise that the New England Patriots remain the heavy-duty betting favorites at + 150 – please note the Pats opened this 2019 season at + 550 – but other teams out there at shorter than 10-to-1…

College Football Update: Gearing Up for LSU-’Bama

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COUNTDOWNTO #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA –HERE’S A HANDFUL OF SPREAD STATSPLUS, WHAT ELSE IS LOOMING THIS WEEKEND …THE NFL REPORT –COWBOYS LASSO THE GIANTS 37-18 AS A ROADTEAM FINALLY WINS IN WEEK 9 PLAY …COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW –HERE’S OUR SHOOT-FROM-THE-HIP FINAL FOUR C’mon, it’s always great when the College Football world gets us a #1 versus #2 matchup but this Saturday’s LSU (#1) at Alabama (#2) showdown in the SEC should be really saucy stuff (and did you notice that we had LSU ranked numero uno long before the “experts” out there?):Consider that ‘Bama has won…

NFL Week 9: Ravens Rock-N-Roll, Cowboys-Giants Tonite

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 9 UPDATE –PATRIOTS’ PERFECT SEASONGOES PFFFFT AS RAVENS ROAR 37-20 …OUR MNF PREVIEW: ‘BOYS-GIANTSSQUARE OFF IN THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY …COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT –LET’S BEGIN THE HYPE FOR #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA Until we meet again?Ahh, no doubt both the New England Patriots (8-1) and the victorious Baltimore Ravens (6-2) exited the field at M&T Bank Stadium late last night with that very thought … we presume.You might have heard Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson subtly mention that the teams could see each other again this year but what really was left unsaid following Baltimore’s dominant 37-20 win against…

The NFL Week 9 Report

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 9 SUNDAY GOODIES Let’s get right down to it:More or less, we’re at the halfway point of this here-and-now 2019 NFL season and there’s a batch of teams that have been major pointspread flops … can they wind up turning a profit the second half of this season? We’ll see: The Chicago Bears are 2-5 ATS (against the spread) and that includes five-of-six spread losses when in the favorite’s role;The Cleveland Browns also own a 2-5 ATS mark at this stage and did you know this AFC North crew is 1-5 vig-wise playing outside the division;The Los Angeles Chargers are…

Niners Roll; College Football Will Rock Saturday

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 9 GETS HUMMIN’WITH 49ERS HANGING ON FOR 28-25 NON-COVERWIN AGAINST THOSE UP-AND-COMIN’ CARDINALS …OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGEFOOTBALL SATURDAY PREVIEWS  This just in:You better believe the best division in the NFL this year is the NFC West … we thought that prior to last night’s San Francisco 49ers’ 28-25 non-cover win at Arizona and we think it even more so now.The Niners – yes, one of just two unbeatens in the league where they play for pay (we think you know the other team!) – needed every fiber of their team strength to convert three late-game plays into critical first…

World Series Game 7 Wrap-up Plus 49ers-Cards Tonight

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 HERE’S THE FINAL WORLD SERIES REPORT –ALL HAIL THE NATIONALS FORTHEIR GAME 7 WIN (IN YET ANOTHER COME-BACK JOB!) …LISTEN UP ON THIS HALLOWEEN DAY / NITE –NFL WEEK 9 KICKS OFFWITH 49ERS-CARDINALS TILTIN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLPLUS, WE DISSECT LIFE IN THE NFC WEST …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOKINCLUDES OUR LATEST TOP 10PLUS, THIS WEEK’S HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST Now, wasn’t that month-long journey a whole lot of fun, Washington Nationals’ fans?It all started on the first night of October with Washington’s comeback 4-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers and it ended – gloriously enough – with the 6-2 win against the Houston…

World Series Game 7 -- It’s Nats-’Stros For All The Marbles

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  WORLD SERIES REPORT –IT’S A GAME 7 TONITE AS THE NATIONALSFORCE A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SHOWDOWNVERSUS THE FAVORED ‘STROS …PLUS, PATRIOT TALK TOO Well, what do you know?The 2019 World Series – one that’s going the distance tonight even though five of the first six games in this Fall Classic have been rather lopsided affairs (decided by 3-or-more runs) – will crown a champion this evening in Houston, Texas but what a long, strange trip it’s been just to get to this Game 7.The Nationals overcame a horrendous umpiring call last night and wound up swamping the host Astros 7-2 behind yet another…

It’s Do-or-Die for the Nats Tonight in H-Town

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE WORLD SERIES GAME 6 PREVIEW –CAN NATS WIN ANOTHER ONE ON THE ROADAND KEEP THIS W.S. GOING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT? …NFL NOTEBOOK: SIZING UP THEPATRIOTS’ POINTSPREAD “DYNASTY” Here’s something to keep in mind while heading into this evening’s Game 6 of the World Series:The host Houston Astros – now up three games-to-two -- finished the 2019 regular season with a 60-21 home mark and that was the best in all of Major-League Baseball. And then the first two rounds of this year’s playoffs produced a 5-1 won/loss home record for the ‘Stros against the Tampa Bay Rays and the New…

Brees is Back, But Bears and Browns Flop Head-First in Week 8

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

   THE NFL WEEK 8 ROUND-UP –BREES IS BACK (AND SAINTS DON’T SKIP A BEAT)WHILE BEARS, BROWNS GO BUST ONE MO’ TIME …COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:OKLAHOMA GETS STUNNED IN “L’IL MANHATTAN”WHILE “NAME TEAMS” NEBRASKA AND TEXAS ALSO GET THE BOOT …WORLD SERIES ODDS & ENDS Hey, let’s all show some “love” for the AFC South:The Indianapolis Colts (5-2), Houston Texans (5-3), Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) and Tennessee Titans (4-4) each won SU (straight-up) in Sunday’s NFL Week 8 action – okay, so the Colts and Texans failed to cover the almighty pointspread – and right here / right now this is the only division…

NFL Week 8 Key Showdowns

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 8 –HERE ARE SUNDAY’S KEY PREVIEWS The New England Patriots are making an absolute bee-line to a 16-and-oh season … this Week 8 matchup against 12-point underdog Cleveland figures to offer more of a challenge to the Pats than that 33-0 MNF win against the hapless New York Jets but if you’re wondering where Bill Belichick’s crew might get picked off it could be next week in Baltimore or possibly in Week 14 at home against a Kansas City team that ought to have QB Patrick Mahomes back long before then.Otherwise, the march to perfection powers on, wouldn’t you…

College Gridiron Saturday Six-Pack

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  HEADS UP!THIS WEEKEND’S COLLEGE FOOTBALLMENU IS CHOCK FULL O’GOODIESAND HERE’S OUR SATURDAY SIX-PACK …NFL WEEK 8 BEGINS –VIKES DON’T COVER BLOATED 16.5-POINTPRICE TAG IN 19-9 SLUGFEST WIN VS. THE ‘SKINS There’s a whole bunch of meaningful games on this weekend’s College Football card -- we’ve listed our Saturday “Six-Pack” games just below but remember it all gets jump-started tonight with a Pac-12 clash in Colorado between 4-and-3 USC at the 3-4 CU Buffaloes – and some of Saturday’s other high-quality tilts includes #5 Oklahoma at Kansas State, Arkansas at #1 Alabama and Boston College at #4 Clemson. And know this …Jim Hurley…

NFL Week 8: ’Skins at Vikes; Heisman Trophy Watch List

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 8 SWINGS INTO ACTION –IT’S WASHINGTON AT TWO-TD PLUS FAV MINNESOTAPLUS, THERE’S MORE LEAGUE NEWS /NOTES …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:WE BEGIN OUR JIM SEZ HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST It’s official.National Football League Home Teams are doomed this year. Just check out the numbers …We’ll head into NFL Week 8 play – it all begins Thursday Night with the hapless Washington Redskins at the born-again Minnesota Vikings – with NFL Home Teams at just 37-67-2 ATS (against the spread) for a dire .356 winning rate. Egads!Last week’s mark of Home Teams going 4-9-1 versus the vig was pretty much “par-for-the-course”…

Play Ball! It’s Game 1 of the 2019 World Series and We’ve Got Winners

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 GO AHEAD AND SAY WOW!!!WHAT A SPORTS WEEK ASTHE WORLD SERIES STARTSTONIGHT IN HOUSTON AS NATS-ASTROS COLLIDE,THERE’S THE “GRAND OPENING” OFTHE NBA 2019-2020 SEASONAND THERE’S LOADS OF FOOTBALL TOO! Pick a sport, any sport.There’s great action here in the month of October – wall-to-wall Football plus tonight it’s both Game 1 of the Word Series and Day One of this 2019-2020 NBA season – and so there’s plenty of winnin’ that will be going on here all week / all month long. Don’t be on the sidelines, climb aboard and let us bang out a bunch of winners for you today! And…

NFL Week 7 -- The Bears Are a Bust But They’re Not Alone

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 7 REPORT –THE BAD NEWS BEARS, THE ‘BOYSAND THE LATEST QB INJURY NEWS …COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:MEMO TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTORS:NOTE THAT 30.5-POINT FAV WISCONSINNOT THE ONLY MAJOR CHALK-EATERTO GO DOWN THIS PAST WEEKEND Here’s the scoop, NFL fans:We’re not yet at the midway point of this 2019 season and supposed Super Bowl contenders the Los Angeles Chargers (they were 10-to-1 to win it all back in early September), Chicago (14-to-1) and Atlanta (20-to-1) all look like garbage.Sorry to be so brutally blunt if you so happen to be holding a “laundry ticket” on the Chargers, Bears or Falcons…

Eagles-Cowboys "Must-Have" Game Headlines NFL Week 7

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE JIM SEZ SUNDAY REPORT –KEY NFL WEEK 7 GAMESPLUS, SPREAD DITTIES TOO The NFL Week 7 schedule has a little of this, a little of that on the Sunday menu:There’s divisional games in Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit and Dallas plus there’s a couple of S.O.S. – as in Save Our Season – games in New Jersey and Tennessee.We’ll go right ahead and zip through a few quickie NFL Week 7 previews with key pointspread stats in just one moment but first this key reminder … Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have all the College Football, NFL Week 7,…

Are College Football’s Top 5 Teams Gonna Romp This Weekend? Plus KC’s Mahomes is Down and Out

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S KEY WEEKEND PREVIEWS –WE EXAMINE THE FIVE TOP-RANKED TEAMS(AND ALL OF ‘EM ARE MONSTER FAVORITES) …NFL WEEK 7 UPDATE –CHIEFS BEAT BRONCOS 30-6BUT QB MAHOMES’ INJURY IS ALL ANYONE’SREALLY TALKING ABOUT Say it ain’t so!We’re at the halfway point of this here-and-now NCAA Football season – note that each of the top seven teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll are 6-and-oh SU (straight-up) and dreaming all about playoff berths this winter – but did you realize there are actually an even dozen teams that are still undefeated and that includes: Alabama, Appalachian State, Baylor, Boise State,…

Chiefs at Broncos Kick Off NFL Week 7

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 7 GETS OFF AND FLYIN’WITH CHIEFS VS. BRONCOS BASHON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON REPORT –CHECKING OUT THREE DISAPPOINTING TEAMS Go ahead and check it out:Three of the AFC’s four divisions sport a first-place team that’s already lost two-or-more games and that includes the wild, wild AFC West:Sure, reigning champ Kansas City (4-2) – for the moment – still resides in first place in this AFC West but back-to-back home losses have brought Andy Reid’s crew back to the proverbial pack. On the flip side, Denver (2-4) has climbed back into the fray these days after losing its…

NFL Hot-Hot-Hot Spread Sides

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL REPORT –EYEBALLING THE HOT-HOT-HOT SIDESVERSUS THE MIGHTY SPREAD PLUS,A QUICKIE LOOK AT LAST NIGHT’SCONTROVERSIAL LIONS-PACKERS CLASH …OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10PLUS LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY STUFF Okay, so it’s onto NFL Week 7 action – the New England Patriots (6-0) and the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) remain the lone unbeatens in the league where they play for pay -- but have you been paying extra-close attention to the truly hot-hot-hot spread sides?Let’s run ‘em down for you: CAROLINA – Don’t look but the Panthers (4-2) have rattled off four consecutive pointspread wins (vs. Arizona, Houston, Jacksonville and Tampa…

NFL Home Fields:No Advantage Anymore

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 6 REPORT –WHO SAID ANYTHING ‘BOUTANY “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE” ASHOST SQUADS LOSE $$$ ONCE AGAIN …MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW:LIONS-PACKERS CLASH AT LAMBEAU …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK —GEORGIA’S STUNNING LOSS HAS FOLKS TALKIN’ Memo to the betting public:NFL Home Teams have been an absolutely rotten investment this season and we’ve got the numbers to prove it:Following last night’s action – see the Pittsburgh Steelers 24, the non-competitive 6.5-point home favorite Los Angeles Chargers 17 – NFL Home Teams stood at 34 pointspread covers, 56 spread losses and one measly push … folks, that’s a .378 winning percentage for all NFL…

The NFL Week 6 Menu -- Eagles-Vikings on Center Stage

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 6 SUNDAY LINEUP …PLUS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUECHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IF OFF N’ ROLLIN Lots doing on the NFL Week 6 gridiron:The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the year; the Dallas Cowboys are looking to snap a mini two-game losing streak; and the Cleveland Browns are hoping to steady their shaky ship.Fun stuff!We’ll get into a few of Sunday’s NFL Week 6 previews but first this message … Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be pounding out plenty of winners this weekend beginning with the college kids and then…

Pats Keep on Humming Along; Our College FB Previews

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S NFL WEEK 6 –PATS GO TO 6-0 WITH 35-14 WIN / COVERAGAINST THE SHORT-HANDED GIANTS …PLUS, HERE’S OUR TOP 5SATURDAY COLLEGE MATCHUPSWITH POINTSPREAD NEWS/NOTES TOO …THE BASEBALL REPORT:NLCS REVS IT UP STARTING TONIGHT IN ST. LOO The New England Patriots don’t really care about “style points”.Nope, head coach Bill Belichick’s crew likes to get in and then get out with wins … they’ve won all six of its games so far in this here-and-now 2019 season and last night the Pats managed to cover their fourth game in six tries with a not-so-dominant 35-14 win / cover against the 17-point…

NFL Week 6 Gets Rollin’ with Monster Fav Pats vs. Giants

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 6 IS HERE –IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AS THETWO-TD PLUS UNDERDOG NY GIANTSHEAD INTO FOXBORO AND (GULP!)WILL PLAY AGAIN WITHOUT STUD RB BARKLEY …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10PLUS, THERE’S QUICK-HITTER COMMENTSREGARDING THURSDAY / FRIDAY ACTION TOO! Ready, set … now let’s kick off NFL Week 6 with a blast-from-the-past game:Sure, we’re not gonna step out on a proverbial limb and declare this New York Giants at New England Patriots tussle to be a “possible Super Bowl preview” even though these clubs have famously played one another in a pair of past Super Bowl games … both…

Niners Nab Easy Win; NFL Spread Standings Too

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL REPORT:NINERS BLOW AWAY THE BROWNS 31-3PLUS, NFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS(THRU THE COMPLETION OF WEEK 5) …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BURNING QUESTION:WHAT TEAMS ARE OFFERING THE “BEST VALUE” IN 2019? Get the feeling that all of America just discovered on Monday Night Football that these San Francisco 49ers are indeed “for real”?The Niners walloped the up-and-down 5-point underdog Cleveland Browns 31-3 on the left coast – hey, the result was in the bag by the time you had touched your second adult beverage – and now we’ll head into NFL Week 6 with the knowledge that only the 5-and-0 New England Patriots and…

Niners On the Lookout for Another "W"

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 5 UPDATE –CAN THE 3-AND-OH NINERS STAY UNBEATENTHIS EVENING VS. THE BROWNS? …PLUS, CHIEFS AND COWBOYS FALL FLATON THEIR FACEMASKS IN WEEK 5 HOME LOSSES …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK –HERE’S A TIP OF THE CAP TO THE ONLYPERFECT POINTSPREAD SQUAD IN THE LAND(AND A WORD OR TWO ABOUT THE OTHER 3TEAMS THAT AIN’T POINTSPREAD PERFECT ANYMORE!) Okay, so it only seems as if the New England Patriots get to chase after perfection on an annual basis but noooo …In fact, go back the past 10 years and you’ll find that the Patriots started out a season at 10-0 SU…

NFL Week 5 -- Packers v. Cowboys Headlines the Action

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 5 KEY SUNDAY SHOWDOWNSBelieve it or not, the Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1) showdown at “Jerry’s World” is the one-and-only NFL Week 5 game on this Sunday pitting two teams with winning records against one another … but there’s a whole lot of great action ahead on this first Sunday in October: Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of winners: Get all the College Football, NFL Week 5 and Major-League Baseball playoff winners all weekend long. Call us at our toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453 or else get the…

Seahawks Snag Key Divisional Win Plus NCAA Football Goodies

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 5 KICKS OFFWITH SEAHAWKS HANGIN’ ONFOR 30-29 WIN AGAINST THE RIVAL RAMS …PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIG-BIG-BIGSATURDAY SHOWDOWNS FROMCOLUMBUS, GAINESVILLE & ANN ARBOR The fact of the matter is that when both the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams awoke here on this first Friday in October, they in fact were both staring up at the San Francisco 49ers (3-0) in the current NFC West standings.Forgot about them, didn’t you?Problem is for the defending NFC champion Rams – now 3-2 SU (straight-up) – is they are a little further away from the top spot than they were to start…

Rams-Seahawks Kicks off NFL Week 5 Plus MLB Playoffs

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 5 –RAMS-SEAHAWKS SQUARE OFFIN UBER-KEY NFC WEST HOEDOWN …BASEBALL’S DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SERIESGET REVVED UP WITH A PAIR OF NL GAMES You might recall a while back here in one of these Jim Sez columns, we pointed out a real oddity:There have been 10 different NFC teams to have played in the last 11 Super Bowls while dating back to the 2008 season … that’s Arizona, New Orleans, Green Bay, New York Giants, San Francisco, Seattle (twice), Carolina, Atlanta, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams.Amazing, really.Well, the NFC teams that have participated in half of the last six Super Bowls…

Steelers Snag Week 4 Win /Cover ... and Lots More

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL NEWS & NOTES –STEELERS BLAST LIFELESS BENGALS 27-3TO FINALLY NAIL DOWN FIRST “W”THIS YEAR BUT GETTING BACKINTO AFC NORTH RACE AIN’T GONNA BE EASY …COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:IT’S OUR JIM SEZ UP-TO-DATE TOP 10PLUS, SOME SATURDAY STORYLINES …THE BASEBALL POST-SEASON REPORT:HERE’S YOUR WIN-IT-ALL ODDSAS NL & AL WILD CARD GAMESTAKE CENTER STAGE THESE NEXT TWO NITES Three cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers … they’ve finally cracked the seal with the team’s first win of this 2019 season, thanks to last night’s rollicking 27-3 win / cover against the 3.5-point underdog Cincinnati Bengals (so much for that Las Vegas line move during…

NFL Dogs Tearing It Up in Week 4

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NFL WEEK 4 UNDERDOG SIDESGO SCORCHIN’ HOT WITHA 10-3 SPREAD MARK ASRAIDERS, TITANS, PANTHERS,BROWNS, BUCS, JAGS & SAINTSEACH SNAG OUTRIGHT “W’S” …PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK …BASEBALL’S “OVER /UNDER” REGULAR-SEASONWINS TOTALS ARE IN THE BOOKS(AND WHAT AN ENDING AT CITI FIELD!) Guess no one out there in NFL-land has been able to say “call off the dogs”!The league’s Week 4 menu featured wagering pups going 10-3-0 ATS (against the spread) with a Pick ‘Em game (see Chicago 16, Minnesota 6) tossed into the proverbial mix while heading into tonight’s tilt between the winless Cincinnati Bengals at the winless Pittsburgh Steelers.It all…

Pats-Bills Headlines a Great NFL Week 4 Card

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT –TRACKING THE 3-AND-OH SQUADSAND SHOWCASING PATS-BILLS SHOWDOWNPLUS, THE SUNDAY NIGHT TILT BETWEEN ‘BOYS-SAINTS The 1972 Miami Dolphins are not quaking in their high tops just yet … but that all change a few months down the line.There’s plenty of chit-chat making the rounds that this here-and-new New England Patriots’ squad could be “perfect” at year’s end (promise we won’t say one word about 2007!) but let’s not sleep on the fact that heading into Sunday’s action there are a grand total of six NFL teams with 3-and-oh SU (straight-up) records and we’re gonna take a few…

Eagles Cop Road Win -- Jim Hurley Cashes -- Plus College Football Previews Too

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  EXTRA, EXTRA –COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S ELITES ARE ON CENTER STAGETHIS WEEKEND AS #1 CLEMSON AND #5 OHIO STATEARE HEAVY-DUTY BETTING FAVORITES (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW!) …PLUS, NFL WEEK 4 NEWS / NOTES:EAGLES WIN “S.O.S.” GAME OVER PACKERS 34-27AS THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK WINS AGAIN! In yesterday’s edition of Jim Sez, we talked about how this was an early-in-the-year S.O.S. (Save Our Season) game for the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay … mission accomplished!The Eagles rescued this here-and-now season with a gritty 34-27 win against 3.5-point home favorite Green Bay as Philly QB Carson Wentz aired three scoring strikes and the oft-overmatched…

Eagles-Packers Kick Off NFL Week 4 Action

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE JIM SEZ REPORT –THERE’S THURSDAY NITEPREVIEWS FROM THE NFL(THAT’S EAGLES-PACKERS)AND THE COLLEGE KIDS TOO Here’s a fact:It’s never too early in the NFL for an S.O.S. (as in Save Our Season) game.Just ask the New York Giants who avoided an ugly 0-3 SU (straight-up) start last weekend with that wildly-entertaining 32-31 come-from-way-behind win in Tampa Bay (down 28-10 at halftime) and what about back in Week 2 when the Chicago Bears nailed that last-second field goal in the 16-14 win at Denver? Think Da Bears wouldn’t have been feeling the heat if they had exited that road tilt at 0-and-2?Okay,…

NFL’s Sorry 0-and-3 Teams; Jim Sez College Football Top 10

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL REPORT –TRACKING THOSE HALF-DOZEN0-AND-3 STRAIGHT-UP SQUADS(AND LETTING YOU KNOW JUST WHERETHEY STAND AGAINST THE SPREAD!) …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:OUR UP-TO-MINUTE JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUSA SALUTE TO THE SERVICE ACADEMY SQUADS Okay, so after watching the woe-be-gone Washington Redskins (0-3) get blow-torched by the 4.5-point favored Chicago Bears 31-15 in the latest edition of Monday Night Football, we toyed with the idea that we’d bury the ‘Skins in print here … but why kick a dead horse any more than you have to, right?So, instead we’re calling out all six NFL teams that have started off their 2019 seasons…

NFL Week 3: Browns A Bust Last Nite Plus MNF Preview

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –BROWNS BLUNDER AWAYTHE SUNDAY NITE GAMEPLUS, WE’VE GOT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLBEARS-REDSKINS GAME PREVIEW STRAIGHT AHEAD …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:OKAY, SO ALABAMA IS #2, GEORGIA’S #3 BUT IS#4 LSU REALLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE SEC(AND MAYBE THE SECOND-BEST TEAM IN THE LAND)? Hey, Cleveland Browns, this is no way to go about things if you expect to be playing in Super Bowl LIV the first Sunday in February!Last night’s painful 20-13 home loss to the 4.5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams – the second Browns’ home loss of the year already – featured some real shoddy play-calling…

NFL Week 3 Sked: Rams-Browns Preview

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –SUNDAY PREVIEWS PLUSPOINTSPREAD STREAKERS FYI, there are currently nine NFL teams that are 2-and-oh ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2019 campaign but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover the following factoids … The Buffalo Bills have covered their last four consecutive games while dating back to late last season …The Los Angeles Rams have covered six of their last seven games overall – the one failed spread verdict came in Super Bowl 53 …And the New England Patriots have notched six spread wins in a row since late last year and…

#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia Steals Saturday Night Spotlight

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE:#7 NOTRE DAME AT #3 GEORGIA ISMARQUEE MATCHUP DELUXEHERE ON A GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND …NFL WEEK 3 GETS KICKED OFFWITH JACKSONVILLE’S 20-7 SLEEPY WIN VS. TENNESSEE Let’s be truthful, folks:The first three weeks of this here-and-now NCAA Football season has been rather light on great head-to-head matchups as we’ve witnessed way too many “cupcakes” on the respective schedules of the nation’s top-ranked teams.So, how does #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia “between the hedges” grab ‘ya on Saturday night?It’s a really tall task for the “wake up the echoes” gang from South Bend – right now…

It’s Titans vs. Jags Tonite Plus College Top 10

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –IT’S TITANS AT THE JAGSON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLPLUS, WHY “OVER” PLAYERSHAVE BEEN BATTERED AND BRUISED SO FAR …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 AND MORE! The NFL 2019 season is two weeks old – and yet “over” players have been beaten down pretty good already.Okay, so maybe everyone should have “seen this coming” … after all, hardly any offensive stars played in the preseason and yet most of the early-year betting lines had totals prices in the mid-to-high 40s. Truthfully, it’s not all because of the many quarterback injuries thus far, but that has…

NFL Home Teams Getting Crushed So Far

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL REPORT –WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE”AS THE LEAGUE’S ROAD TEAMSROAR FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:EXAMINING THE 0-3 SPREAD SQUADS Home field advantage, my foot!The National Football League’s put two weeks away into the history books and – among all the many, many storylines is the fact that home teams now have gone 5-11-0 ATS (against the spread) in back-to-back weekends.That’s right, NFL home teams are a collective 10-22-0 versus the vig so far – that’s a sickly .313 winning rate, folks – and take note that the following NFL squads are each 0-and-2 against the odds…

NFL Week 2 -- Brees and Ben Go Boom; Browns-Jets Tonight

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE –BREES & BIG BEN AMONG KEY QB INJURIESPLUS, A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEWAS BROWNS-JETS CLASH IN NEW JERSEY …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST WEEKEND BUSTS Let’s be real …If you’re a big fan of the National Football League – and more specifically, a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and / or the Philadelphia Eagles -- then you really didn’t want to hear the names of Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), Mason Rudolph (Steelers) and Josh McCown (Eagles) this past weekend … but you did!No offense to those three fine gentlemen, but they are the second-stringers…

NFL Week 2 -- Will Saints-Rams Have a Hollywood Ending?

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS –EXAMINING ALL THE KEY NUMBERS Okay, so a whole heckuva lot has been made of the fact that the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are 18.5-point betting favorites for their Week 2 tilt in Miami here on this third Sunday in September …But did you realize the Patriots – fresh off last Sunday Night’s 33-3 pound-it-out win against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers – are now a collective 37-17-1 ATS (against the spread) as betting favorites since the start of the 2016 campaign?In other words, if there’s anyone out there in NFL-land that can…

College Football’s Elite Are Laying Monster Road Prices on Saturday

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND SHOWDOWNS - WE'RE CHECKING OUT #1 CLEMSON, #5 OKLAHOMA AND #6 OHIO STATE AS TRUE HEAVY-DUTY ROAD FAVORITES AND THE "CY-HAWK" RIVALRY GAME IS HERE ...THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE: BUCS BOUNCE PANTHERS 20-14 PLUS, WILL FIRST-YEAR COACHES BOUNCE BACK FROM A CRUMMY WEEK 1?No doubt there's some good under-the-radar non-Top 25 games on this weekend's College Football docket - how about this evening's North Carolina at Wake Forest bash at 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN along with tomorrow's tilts between Kansas State at Miss State, Air Force at Colorado and TCU at Purdue. All…

NFL Week 2 Kicks Off: It’s Bucs-Panthers in NFC South Scuffle

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL UPDATE -BUCS-PANTHERS GET WEEK 2 KICK-STARTED TONIGHT PLUS, WE DELVE INTO SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN COWBOYS VS. 'SKINS & CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS ...THERE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS TOOYou might have noticed: The NFL Week 2 menu is heavy on divisional games - there's seven of 'em in all including this here-and-now Thursday Night Football game between NFC South rivals Tampa Bay at Carolina - and if you hadn't noticed last week divisional dogs snagged four-of-five covers ... so there!The one-and-only divisional home favorite that won /covered its Week 1 game was the Dallas Cowboys who blow-torched the 7-point underdog…

NFL Dogs Pound Out 10-6 Mark in Week 1 Play

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL UPDATE: DOGS CASH ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TWIN-BILL PLUS WE WONDER IF THERE ARE "MUST WINS" IN WEEK 2 ... OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 PLUS, EARLY-SEASON SPREAD FLOPSThe NFL Week 1 update that really matters to all of us folks ... Betting Favorites went a crummy 6-10 ATS (against the spread) and that figure included the pair of pointspread wins for underdogs Houston (+ 6.5) and Oakland (+ 3) on that Monday Night Football doubleheader that featured some real eye-opening action. Are the Raiders better than advertised (keep in mind their "over" wins total entering…

College & NFL Notebook

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM

So Sorry If You Were Sucked In On All The Media Hype About The Reborn Cleveland Browns That In Fact Like Those Of Past…Now 1-19-1 In Last 20 Openers Miami Dolphins Worst NFL Team And Proved It In Record 59-10 Loss To Ravens And Have So Little Talent They May Go 0-16 This Season Seminoles' Taggart, Vols' Pruitt, UCLA's Kelly And UNLV's Sanchez Should Be Fired Now And Probably Will Be This Month Astros (94-50), Dodgers (93-52) Now 5-2 Co-Favorites To Win World Series…Yankees (94-50) Are 7-2 While Braves (89-55) and Twins (88-55) Are 9-1By Kelso SturgeonThere was no National…

It’s Texans-Saints to Start off MNF Twin-Bill

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL WEEK 1 REPORT -BROWNS GO BUST, PATRIOTS LOOK SUPER PLUS, THERE'S PREVIEWS FOR TONIGHT'S TEXANS VS. SAINTS, BRONCOS VS. RAIDERS TILTS …COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND HITS & MISSESIt's a small "sample size" - okay, it's just NFL Week 1 - but it sure looks as if the Cleveland Browns were "overhyped" while coming into this here-and-now campaign while the defending champion New England Patriots were "not hyped enough".As it turned out, the Patriots - a resounding 33-3 winner against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers last night in Foxboro - very much looked like the best team in football right…

Steelers-Pats Headline Sunday’s NFL Week 1 Action

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 1 –LET’S CATCH UP WITHSUNDAY’S MONSTER CARD The beat goes on here in NFL Week 1 play … and, don’t worry, not every game out there is gonna be 10-3 (see Green Bay over Chicago this past Thursday night)!In fact, there’s a plethora of great games / great storylines on tap for Sunday’s NFL Week 1 action and we’ll dig into ‘em in a moment but first this key reminder: Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers plan on piling up loads of profits this NFL 2019 season and so make sure you get wall-to-wall NFL Week 1…

Packers Snag Upset Win in Chitown --

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL'S 100TH SEASON STARTS OFF WITH A DEFENSIVE GEM AS PACKERS TOP BEARS 10-3 AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK EASILY CASHES THE "UNDER" ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS AHEAD: #1 CLEMSON HOSTS #12 TEXAS A&M PLUS IT'S #6 LSU AT #9 TEXASThe National Football League has been pushing this 100th year anniversary season big-time ... so wasn't it entirely appropriate that the oldest rivalry in the sport's history produced a game with only one touchdown?The Green Bay Packers' 10-3 win at the 3-point favorite Chicago Bears may not have won any awards for great offensive displays - did anyone convert a…

NFL ’19 Season Swings Into Action as Packers-Bears Rivalry is Renewed

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S PACKERS VS. BEARS TOKICK OFF NFL’S 100TH SEASON …BEST & WORST NFL SPREADS FROM LAST YEARPLUS, THE SUPER BOWL 54 ODDS TO WIN IT ALL …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS / NOTES Play it again, guys!Tonight, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears usher in the start of the 2019 season – yes, the beginning of this 100th year of the National Football League – and they’ll be playing one another for an NFL-record 199th time.Still, nobody ever gets tired of this rivalry and so the NFL is putting it up first on this Week 1 card – enjoy and make…

Our NFL Regular-Season Wins Chart -- and More

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL '19 SEASON IS (ALMOST) HERE - PACKERS-BEARS KICK OFF LEAGUE'S 100TH YEAR ON THURSDAY NITE AND WE HAVE REGULAR-SEASON WINS TOTALS AND COMMENTS ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: TAKING A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEADLet us be neither the first nor certainly the last to remind you that the National Football League is embarking on its 100th season:There's gonna be turn-back-the-clock reminders all year long regarding the NFL's centennial season - that's cool - but all we care about is winning and cashing here at the Jim Hurley Network.And we guarantee this ... there will be an ample amount…

#9 Notre Dame Rounds Out Holiday Weekend Action

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S OPENING WEEKEND WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH #9 NOTRE DAME AT LOUISVILLE AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK IS GONNA BANG OUT ANOTHER WINNER ...PLUS, ALL THE HITS-AND-MISSES FROM NCAA FOOTBALL'S WEEK #1 ...Okay, so what did we tell y'all in one of last week's Jim Sez columns?We warned anyone that would listen that there would be a double-digit upset winner or two on this Labor Day Weekend menu and we wound up selling the twin-digit dogs short: There were actually four major upsets of 10-or-more point favorites beginning with last Friday's last-second 34-31 win by 10.5-point home dog Nevada against…

College Football’s Hot Summer Weekend Rolls On: Houston at #4 Oklahoma

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: HOLIDAY WEEKEND HAS KEY  SUNDAY NITE SHOWDOWN AS HOUSTON VS. #4 OKLAHOMA TAKES CENTER STAGE ...NFL NOTEBOOK: HERE'S SOME KEY SPREAD STATS REGARDING SEASON OPENERSThe hits just keep on comin'! College Football's first full weekend of action really heated up on Saturday with a grand total of 57 games ... but you gotta wait till Sunday night to find out about the country's fourth-ranked squad (and the Big 12 Conference favorite) - the Oklahoma Sooners.Sure, the Sooners have banged out back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners the past two years in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray…

College Football’s Big, Big, Big Holiday Weekend is Here

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S MONSTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS HERE - WE CHECK OUT THE TOP MATCHUPS PLUS MORE! ...NFL NEWS & NOTES: NOW THAT THE 2019 PRESEASON'S IN THE BOOKS, WE TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEADReady or not, here comes the College Football Season!Sure, all the talk is about defending national champion Clemson and last year's runner-up Alabama - we get it - but better be sure there's gonna be some shocking results throughout the course of this 2019 season and there's a handful of teams that should be on "upset alert" right here on this Labor Day weekend:It could…

College Football is Off-and-Rollin’

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HELLO, NCAA FOOTBALL!!!THE COLLEGE KIDS ARE BACK AND WE GETCHA A 2019 OVERVIEW PLUS THE KEY TILTS ON THIS THURSDAY NITE CARD TOO ...NFL PRESEASON '19 WRAPS UP Hey, school's in session and that means the 2019 College Football Season finally is here:Okay, so last week's two games played on Saturday night just managed to whet our proverbial appetite - the Jim Hurley Network clients cashed in big with "under" 46 points in Florida's hang-on-for-dear-life 24-20 non-cover win against Miami - but now it gets serious with this Labor Day Weekend menu that features a grand total of 43 on-the-board…

NFL Preseason Week 3 Plus NCAA Conference Previews

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 3 GETS ROLLIN' THURSDAY NITE WITH SIX (6) GAMES PLUS, WE EYEBALL OTHER KEY TILTS ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE UPDATES - WE CHECK OUT C-USA, MID-AM AND SUN BELTHere's a little warning to the wagering world ... No longer is NFL Preseason Week 3 always a "dress rehearsal" as it used to be. Now, many NFL teams won't even suit up their starters for this third exhibition game (or fourth exhibition game if you're Denver or Atlanta) and in many cases you're only gonna see starting players in for a single series before getting yanked.In short, you gotta…

49ers-Broncos Caps Off Preseason Week 2

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH NINERS-BRONCOS BASH ... PLUS, THERE'S WEEKEND RECAPS AND MORE ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTES: WE EXAMINE THE AMERICAN & MOUNTAIN WESTMercifully, we're now halfway through this 2019 NFL Preseason - note that Week 2 wraps up tonight with the San Francisco 49ers at the Denver Broncos - 'cause we're itching for the start of this 100th Anniversary Season of the National Football League ... Let's get to September 5th already (season-opening game between Green Bay at Chicago)!Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have lots more winners on tap in this…

NFL Preseason Week 2 Sunday Game Previews and More

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - HERE'S THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SAINTS-CHARGERS, SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS ON TAP ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK: IT'S THE MIGHTY-MIGHTY SECLet's catch you up-to-date with a few pointspread-related items when it comes to this here-and-now 2019 NFL Preseason:Through the games of Friday, August 16th, NFL Preseason Betting Favorites are a dead-even and vig-losing 11-11-2 ATS (against the spread) with one Pick 'Em game tossed into the mix - and that was Buffalo's easy-as-pie 27-14 win against Carolina, a big-time winner for Jim Hurley's Network this weekend, as were the Giants (-2) over Chicago 32-13 on a perfect 2-0 Friday!…

NFL Preseason Week 2: Thursday ReCaps, Saturday Previews

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HERE'S SOME NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 PREVIEWS - CATCH UP WITH THE SATURDAY MENU PLUS, LAST NIGHT'S EXHIBITION ACTION ...MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE GOODIEES - THE PAC-12 GETS OUR ATTENTIONLet's face it ... There's a slew of NFL teams that utilize these preseason games to fine-tune things but they'd still like to see some results.In last night's handful of NFL Preseason Week 2 tilts, four of the five losing sides - that's Jacksonville, Washington, Green Bay and Atlanta - were held to 13 points or less and, whether they were back-to-back end zone drops by Falcons receivers in their 22-10…

More NFL Preseason Plus a Look at the Big 12

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 REPORT - WE TAP INTO FRIDAY'S THREE (3) GAMES PLUS, A QUICKIE LOOK AT FIRST-YEAR COACHES ... COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE-BY-CONFERENCE REPORTS TODAY EXAMINES THE BIG 12 If you're wondering what veteran NFL head coaches "cash" the most come the preseason, then here's a quick-hitter list just for you (thru games of August 10, 2019):TEAM COACH ATS PRESEASON WIN PCT MinnesotaMike Zimmer15-7-0.682Seattle / N' England / NY JetsPete Carroll34-16-0.680BaltimoreJohn Harbaugh31-15-0.674Oakland / Tampa BayJon Gruden19-12-3.613HoustonBill O'Brien11-8-1.579CarolinaRon Rivera18-14-1.563... And check it out: This six-pack of head coaches registered a heady 5-0-1 ATS (against the spread) mark in their…

Here’s Some NFL Preseason Week 2 Notes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - OUR "WHAT-TO-WATCH" ITEMS COME THURSDAY NITE ...PLUS, HERE'S A QUICK-HITTER LOOK AT THE BIG 10Okay, so you might have been a bit surprised to discover that 14 teams - or nearly 44 percent of the National Football League - scored 25-or-more points in their Preseason Week 1 tilts last weekend and so it comes as no great surprise that totals prices have gone up, up and away here this week's Preseason action:Heck, last week the highest total that was posted for a game was 38 points (see both Arizona's 17-13 win against the Los Angeles…

NFL Preseason News /Notes Plus ACC Preview

Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON NEWS & NOTES - WEEK 1 QUICK HITTERS PLUS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD IN "PRE" WEEK 2 ...OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORTS BEGIN - HERE'S THE ACC TO START THINGS OFFThe National Football League's first full week / weekend of preseason play is in the books ... and here's some things we learned:NFL Betting Favorites snagged an 8-6-2 ATS (against the spread) mark in these exhibition games played last week and so - when you add in Denver's Hall of Fame Game 14-10 win / cover as 2.5-point favorites - the chalk guys are overall 9-6-2 against…

NFL Preseason Week 1 Finishes Up

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

CHECKIN' OUT THE NFL PRESEASON WEEKEND SKED AS BENGALS-CHIEFS, RAMS-RAIDERS AND COWBOYS-49ERS WRAP UP THINGS HERE IN WEEK 1 WITH A NIFTY TRIO OF SATURDAY NITE TILTS ...PLUS, MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 TALK Here's a question for 'ya ... Is there a Super Bowl team or teams playing out there on this evening of Saturday, August 10th?There's only three games on the Saturday night card that wraps up NFL Preseason Week 1 proceedings but the Kansas City Chiefs (they're home to Cincinnati), the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams (they are at Oakland) and the Dallas Cowboys (playing in…

NFL’s Young QBs in Preseason Week 1 Action

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THERE’S MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 CHIT-CHAT AHEAD –WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTON ON A FEW OF THURSDAY NIGHT’SGAMES PLUS QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS EVENING’STILTS IN BOTH PITTSBURGH & NEW ORLEANS Here’s a little warning to fans – and bettors – regarding NFL Preseason Week 1 results:Don’t exactly get too caught up in the good stuff or the bad stuff, remember that it’s only one game.Okay, so that being said the full-blown opening night of NFL Preseason games – 11 of ‘em in all – produced some major ups and downs for young quarterbacks and here’s a little rundown: THE GOODKYLER MURRAY,…

Our NFL Preseason Week 1 Quick Hitters!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HERE'S THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 MENUAND JIM HURLEY'S READY TO SMOKE THE VEGAS BOOKS RIGHT HERE FROM THE START!!!Let's get it on! The 2019 NFL Preseason starts up in earnest this evening with a jam-packed schedule - that's 11 games, folks - from coast-to-coast and we'll be weighing in with a "one-liner" for each / every game but let's remind everyone out there this is the start of six-plus months of football ... You know that you don't have to "play" every game on the sked. Got it?Network's Thursday Night Preseason Kickoff Action PlaysPre-Season Lines Squeak... I Roar!     11…

NFL Teams that Want / Need Preseason Wins

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 –WHAT TEAMS / COACHESARE THINKING AS WE REV UPTHE PRESEASON …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:HERE’S THE EARLY-BIRD ODDSTO WIN THIS YEAR’S HEISMAN TROPHY It’s true …Nobody hands out any awards or trophies to National Football League teams that sport perfect records in the Preseason. Note last summer the Baltimore Ravens went 5-and-oh SU (straight-up) in the summertime games and yet they were one-and-done in the playoffs.On the flip side, there were two teams that didn’t win a single preseason game between ‘em and still made it to the post-season as the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys each registered respective…

NFL Preseason Week 1 Facts / Figures

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL'S FIRST FULL WEEK OF PRESEASON GAMES IS HERE -WE EXAMINE WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH KEY LINE MOVES, ETC ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: RIP, RED SOX!The 2019 National Football League Preseason Week 1 swings into action with an uber-busy 11 games on Thursday night followed by a pair of tilts on Friday and then three more games come Sunday and - well, you know the drill by now - most of these exhibition affairs have very short price tags as 14 of the 16 games right now sport betting lines of 3.5 points or less.So, it's our job here at the…

Lookahead To NFL Preseason Week 1 Games

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL PRESEASON –TAKING A QUICKIE PEEK AHEADAT THE THURSDAY, AUG. 8TH SKED There’s a new twist to this year’s NFL Preseason schedule as Week 1 will hold most of its games on Thursday night … yes, 11 of the 16 games get played even before we get to next weekend and so we’re gonna jump right in and get you some quick-hitter thoughts / observations on a handful of games to be played on 8-8-19: THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 – PRESEASON WEEK 1 NEW YORK JETS at NEW YORK GIANTS – 7 p.m. ET, NFL NetworkThe J-E-T-S had an uber-busy offseason as first-year…

Broncos (and Jim Hurley) Bang Out Hall of Fame Game Win!

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL HALL OF FAME GAME WRAPUP –BRONCOS SCORE LATE TD,BEAT FALCONS 14-10 ANDJIM HURLEY NABS EASY “UNDER” WINNER!!! …BASEBALL’S BIG WEEKEND SERIES –IT’S A BLAST IN THE BOOGIETOWNAS RED SOX, YANKEES COLLIDE AGAIN The National Football League is celebrating its 100th year here in 2019 … so, why not get the gridiron party started right?Last night’s 14-10 comeback win in the NFL Hall of Fame Game by the Denver Broncos against the 2.5-point underdog Atlanta Falcons was – unfortunately – chock full of dropped passes, penalties and botched plays made by a slew of backups for both teams but Jim Hurley’s…

NFL Hall of Fame Game is Here Plus MLB Trades Too

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA …THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSESWITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

NFL Hall of Fame Game Plus Baseball Trade Deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA …THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSESWITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

NFL Hall of Fame Game Preview

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the NFL Preseason along with red-hot Major-League Baseball action each and every day. Get all the…

NFL Camp Notes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL CAMPS ARE OPEN - HERE'S A WORD OR TWO ABOUT ALL 32 TEAMSAre you really ready for some football? Training camps are opening up 'round the National Football League all this week and we'll get you quick-hitter one-liners about all 32 teams in just a moment but first this important reminder ...Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep winning big with MLB action each and every day. Get all the winners at 1-800-323-4453 and remember that the NFL Hall of Fame Game is just days away: Thursday, August 1st it's the Denver Broncos versus the Atlanta…

MLB’s Top Series Beginning Tonite

Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MONDAY BASEBALL UPDATE: TRACKING THE BEST START-OF-THE-WEEK SERIES ...NFL NEWS & NOTES: CAMPS ARE POPPING UP ALL AROUND BUT WE FOCUS ON 3 SITES THAT HAVE A WHOLE HECKUVA LOT GOING ONWe have a question for you good Jim Sez readers:What is the crazier won / loss stat following 100 (give-or-take) games played so far ... the fact that the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are each 30-or-more games above .500 or the fact that the Baltimore Orioles (31-67) and the Detroit Tigers (30-65) are each 35-games-or-more below the break-even mark? Yikes!Or, perhaps the fact that National…

American League Weekend Wild Card Talk

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL UPDATE - HERE'S WHAT TO CHECK OUT IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE THIS WEEKEND ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG PART II - GOING 'ROUND THE LAND FOR MORE GOOD & BAD POINTSPREAD DITTIESIn the Friday edition of Jim Sez, we highlighted the wild, wild race for the National League's two Wild Card teams - depending on how deep you wish to count, there are actually 11 teams in all that are chasing those two post-season berths (yes, we're counting both the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds who exited Friday's action some 6.5 games back of the second wild…

NL Wild Card Race Gets Our Attention

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE MLB REPORT –HERE’S WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND …COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG –WE GO ‘ROUND THE LAND FOR SOMEREAL POINTSPREAD GOODIES Hey, just when you thought that most of the divisions in Major-League Baseball were gonna be wrapped up by mid-August (and they might be!) – we present to you the National League wild card picture:If you stayed up through 16 innings of the San Francisco Giants’ dramatic 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Thursday night – a game that consumed 4 hours and 47 minutes – then you know the Giants (now just one game below .500)…

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