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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    06/26/2021......2-2-0.....50.00%......-1.00
    06/25/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......6-0-0...100.00%....+30.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/22/2021......4-2-0.....66.67%.....+9.00
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%...+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.67%....+9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.......0.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......5-4-1 .....55.55%....+3.00
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%.....-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0 .....16.67%....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-5-0 .....37.50%....-12.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0 .....75.00%.....+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%.....-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0..... 50.00%...... -1.00
    06/05/2021 .....5-1-0 .....83.33% ...+19.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%...... -1.00
    06/01/2021..... 5-3-0 .....62.50%..... +8.50




    Totals:..........55-40-0 .....57.89%.....+ 52.00




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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    06/26/2021......2-2-0......50.00%....- 1.00
    06/25/2021......1-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......4-0-0....100.00%....+ 40.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+ 10.00
    06/22/2021......3-2-0......60.00%....+ 4.50
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.66%....+ 9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.....100.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......3-3-0......50.00%.....- 1.50
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%......-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0......16.66%.....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-3-0......30.00%.......-1.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0......75.00%......+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%.......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%.......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%......-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/05/2021 .....3-1-0..... 75.00% .....+9.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/01/2021......5-3-0 ......62.50%....+ 8.50


    Totals:..........49-33-0.......59.75%......+ 58.50
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    Sunday’s 6-pack
    Major league leaders in RBI:

    64— Vladimir Guerrero, Tor
    60— Rafael Devers, Bos
    56— Shohei Ohtani, LAA
    54— Adolis Garcia, Austin Meadows, Fernando Tatis
    53— Matt Olson, Jose Abreu, Adam Duvall
    50— Randal Grichuk, Yuli Gurriel, Trey Mancini, Jared Walsh

    Quote of the Day
    “You have to be odd to be number one.”
    Dr. Seuss

    Sunday’s quiz
    UCLA hasn’t won a bowl game since 2014; who was coaching the Bruins back then?

    Saturday’s quiz
    Don Mattingly was the Dodgers’ manager, last time they missed the playoffs.

    Friday’s quiz
    Terry Collins managed the Mets the last time they played in a World Series, in 2015.

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    Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Saturday

    13) Pro wrestler/actor John Cena has granted more than 650 wishes to sick children thru the Make-a-Wish foundation, by far the most by any celebrity.

    We need to hear more stories like this one, about people who do good things and don’t necessarily get paid for it.

    12) Suns 84, Clippers 80:
    — Phoenix leads series 3-1.
    — Phoenix won despite scoring 34 points in second half.
    — Suns’ 84 points are least amount scored by any winning team in any NBA game this season.

    11) Former big league pitcher Rick Sutcliffe told a funny story on the Cub-Dodger game this week.

    When he was a young pitcher for the Dodgers, Sutcliffe was having a Dodger Dog in the bullpen as a home game started, but LA’s starting pitcher got hurt in the first inning. The bullpen phone rang; Sutcliffe was summoned in to be the reliever.

    Sutcliffe gets to the mound, and is surprised when Tommy Lasorda starts chewing him out. Turns out Sutcliffe spilled some mustard on his jersey while he was having his Dodger Dog. Not good.

    10) Going into Saturday’s game, Red Sox hitters batting in the leadoff slot had a .275 on-base %age, which would be the 4th-worst on-base %age in the American League since 1969. Red Sox are 46-31 right now; here are the other three teams whose leadoff hitters struggled:

    1978 A’s 69-93
    1981 Blue Jays 37-69
    1994 Mariners 49-63

    9) Thursday was first day in over 100 years where two starting pitchers were taken out of games on the same day, when both had no-hitters in the 7th inning or later.

    Red Sox took Nick Pivetta out after 6.2 no-hit innings; Red Sox wound up losing 1-0 to the Rays in St Pete. Zach Davies threw six no-hit innings for the Cubs, who used three other relievers to close out the Dodgers 4-0.

    8) This week in Minnesota, Twins’ Miguel Sano did all this in one game:
    — He pinch ran
    — He had 2+ hits
    — He had 2+ RBI
    — He hit a walk-off homer

    He is the only American League player EVER to do all those things in the same game.

    7) Mets-Phillies split a twinbill Friday; Philly became the first team this season to blow a save in both ends of a doubleheader. Phillies have blown six saves in their last four games.

    6) Marv Albert is retiring this summer; he has been one of the best play-by-play guys in NBA history, and he’s been great for a long time. Was pretty cool this week when he was presented with an actual Larry O’Brien trophy by the league, in recognition of his great career.

    5) Was surprised to read that Oklahoma’s football opener this fall is at Tulane; big-time teams like the Sooners aren’t usually eager to play road games.

    Tulane isn’t terrible; they’re 20-18 the last three years, playing in bowls all three years. Green Wave covered its last six games as a home underdog, by the way.

    4) NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights will have an AHL farm team playing in suburban Henderson this fall, in a new 6,000-seat arena that is almost finished. Big West conference basketball tournament is going to be played there next spring- they played at Mandalay Bay last year.

    3) Montreal Canadiens are in the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1993; five of their last six home game have gone to overtime.

    2) Atlanta Hawks have won three Game 1 playoff series on the road this year, only the 4th team ever to do that. The other three:

    1981 Rockets
    1989 Bulls
    1999 Knicks

    1) If the playoffs started today (they don’t):
    NL: Mets, Brewers, Giants. Wild Card: Padres @ Dodgers
    AL: Rays, White Sox, Astros. Wild Card: A’s @ Red Sox
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    Sunday, June 27


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    Trend Report
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    Chicago @ Connecticut
    Chicago
    Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Connecticut
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Connecticut's last 8 games when playing Chicago
    Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

    Seattle @ Las Vegas
    Seattle
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
    Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Las Vegas's last 6 games when playing Seattle

    Los Angeles @ Phoenix
    Los Angeles
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games on the road
    Los Angeles is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Phoenix
    Phoenix
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games at home


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    CHI at CONN 02:00 PM
    CHI -5.0
    U 157.5

    +500 +500


    SEA at LV 04:00 PM
    SEA +2.5
    O 170.0

    +500 +500


    LA at PHO 06:00 PM
    PHO -6.5
    U 156.0

    +500 +500
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    06/27/2021......3-3-0.....50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0.....50.00%......-1.00
    06/25/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......6-0-0...100.00%....+30.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/22/2021......4-2-0.....66.67%.....+9.00
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%...+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.67%....+9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.......0.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......5-4-1 .....55.55%....+3.00
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%.....-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0 .....16.67%....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-5-0 .....37.50%....-12.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0 .....75.00%.....+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%.....-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0..... 50.00%...... -1.00
    06/05/2021 .....5-1-0 .....83.33% ...+19.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%...... -1.00
    06/01/2021..... 5-3-0 .....62.50%..... +8.50




    Totals:..........55-40-0 .....57.89%.....+ 52.00




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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    06/27/2021......3-3-0......50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0......50.00%.....- 1.00
    06/25/2021......1-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......4-0-0....100.00%....+ 40.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+ 10.00
    06/22/2021......3-2-0......60.00%....+ 4.50
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.66%....+ 9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.....100.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......3-3-0......50.00%.....- 1.50
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%......-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0......16.66%.....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-3-0......30.00%.......-1.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0......75.00%......+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%.......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%.......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%......-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/05/2021 .....3-1-0..... 75.00% .....+9.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/01/2021......5-3-0 ......62.50%....+ 8.50


    Totals:..........52-36-0.......59.09%......+ 57.00
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    Monday’s 6-pack
    Six interesting college football spreads on Labor Day weekend:

    — North Carolina (-6) @ Virginia Tech
    — Michigan State @ Northwestern (-7.5)
    — Western Michigan @ Michigan (-17.5)
    — Penn State @ Wisconsin (-4)
    — Indiana @ Iowa (-6)
    — Alabama (-18.5) vs Miami (@ Atlanta)

    Quote of the Day
    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
    Wayne Gretzky

    Monday’s quiz
    Who was the football coach at Alabama before Nick Saban?

    Sunday’s quiz
    UCLA hasn’t won a bowl game since 2014; Jim Mora Jr was coaching the Bruins back then.

    Saturday’s quiz
    Don Mattingly was the Dodgers’ manager, last time they missed the playoffs.

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    Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports weekend

    13) Few years ago, maybe 10 years ago, I’m at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, which is good stuff. You pay $30 or so for the day, sit in air conditioning all day when it is 110 outside, watch really good basketball and the concession stand is pretty good.

    I’m sitting there with a buddy watching games and this very large human sits in front of us; the guy is probably a bodybuilder, and he launches into a spiel how he bet on this game and he was going to win, because “……..they posted a bad spread” at the sportsbook.

    Uh-oh.

    “Team A is an underdog here; they won by 20 yesterday; they’re going to kill Team B!!!”

    One small problem; teams don’t always play the same guys in every summer league game- they have to see all the prospects play. The guys who won by 20 for Team A yesterday were sitting at the end of the bench, watching the other guys get blown out of the gym by Team B.

    The bodybuilder didn’t catch on; I considered telling him, but they often kill the messenger, so we just moved to another seat at halftime. Moral of the story: they don’t post bad spreads.

    12) May 12, 2001, AJ Burnett threw a no-hitter for the Marlins in San Diego, a strange game.

    — Burnett threw a no-hitter while walking 9 guys, striking out 7.
    — Game was only 3-0, so having that many men on base had to be dicey.
    — Read where he threw 129 pitches, facing 36 hitters.

    Guys on the Padres that day included Rickey Henderson and current major league coaches Dave Magadan, Phil Nevin, Mark Kotsay. San Diego stole three bases that day, but didn’t score.

    11) Pirates 7, Cardinals 2— Young man named Max Kranick made his MLB debut in this game, a game he will never forget. Kranick retired all 15 batters he faced, and on only 50 pitches. His minor league record isn’t that great, but this performance sure was.

    Pirates led 7-0 when they took him out. A great day for Sam Kranick.

    10) San Francisco Giants are 10-2 after a day off this year, best in the major leagues.

    9) So far in June, other than Adam Wainwright, St Louis starting pitchers are 0-12 with an ERA of over 7.00.

    8) Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their 24-game road losing skid Saturday night, but then blew a 4-2 lead in 7th inning Sunday, and lost 5-4 in San Diego. Arizona is having a terrible season.

    7) June 27, 2003 the Red Sox scored 14 runs in the first inning against the Marlins- they scored 10 runs before they made an out. Marlins threw 91 pitches, just in the first inning. Long night for the Marlins, but they got over it and wound up winning the World Series that year.

    6) Jesse Chavez pitches for the Braves these days; he’s been traded 8 times in his career:
    July 31, 2006— Traded from Texas to Pittsburgh for Kip Wells.
    November 3, 2009— Pirates traded him to Tampa Bay for Akinori Iwamura.
    December 11, 2009— 38 days later, Rays traded him to Atlanta for Rafael Soriano
    July 31, 2010— Braves traded him to Kansas City in a 5-player deal.
    October 21, 2011— Blue Jays acquired him on waivers from the Royals.
    August 24, 2012— A’s purchased his contract from Toronto.
    November 20, 2015— A’s traded him back to Toronto for Liam Hendriks.
    August 1, 2016— Toronto traded him to the Dodgers for Mike Bolsinger.
    July 19, 2018— Texas traded him to the Cubs for Tyler Thomas.

    He’s also signed as a free agent five different times; he must pack really well.

    5) Boston is 47-31, Bronx is 40-37, 6.5 games behind. Red Sox are 6-0 against Bronx this year, so they’re pretty much equal against everyone else.

    4) Bucks 113, Hawks 102:
    — Milwaukee grabs a 2-1 series lead.
    — Middleton scored 38 points, was +16 for the game.
    — Trae Young left with a sprained ankle, came back, scored 35 points.

    3) Peyton Manning is going to be hosting a gameshow on NBC on Tuesday nights; College Bowl, pitting teams of college students against each other. This was a TV show from 1959-70, back when Archie Manning was in college.

    Guess it will interesting to see Peyton Manning as a quizmaster; Aaron Rodgers did pretty well as a guest host on Jeopardy!

    2) Of all the college basketball teams in the top five conferences, Purdue/Stanford are the only two teams that haven’t poached a transfer for this coming season.

    1) Happy birthday to the great comedian Mel Brooks, who turns 95 today; this guy is a comic genius. Remember the old TV show Get Smart? It was back when I was a little kid, in the 60’s, about bumbling spies. Funny show.

    Agent Maxwell Smart had a phone inside his shoe; he would talk into the heel. We laughed about it then, but it was the first cellphone!!! Mel Brooks is a genius; happy birthday!!!
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    Tuesday’s 6-pack
    Six interesting NFL Week 1 spreads:

    — Dallas @ Tampa Bay (-6.5, 52)
    — Pittsburgh @ Buffalo (-6, 50.5)
    — NJ Jets @ Carolina (-4, 43.5)
    — Jacksonville (-2.5, 45.5) @ Houston
    — Arizona @ Tennessee (-3, 52)
    — LA Chargers (-1.5, 44.5) @ Washington

    Quote of the Day
    “We were so nave, and we don’t know the building well enough to know that more than half the building collapsed. The lights were out, and we were just trying to get out of there as fast as possible.”
    UConn pitcher Justin Willis, who escaped the building that collapsed in Miami last week

    Tuesday’s quiz
    Milwaukee Brewers came to be in 1970, after spending their first season in existence in another city. Where did the Brewers call home for one year, in 1969?

    Monday’s quiz
    Mike Shula was the football coach at Alabama before Nick Saban.

    Sunday’s quiz
    UCLA hasn’t won a bowl game since 2014; Jim Mora Jr was coaching the Bruins back then.

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    Tuesday’s Den: Some thoughts about movies…….

    It is 3am, I don’t feel like going to bed, so I’m going to rattle on about movies for a while.

    These are my opinions, so they’re neither right/wrong, just what I think. Make your own lists, it was fun to clear out the cobwebs in my mind and think of some old stuff.

    13) Movies I think I’ve seen the most (wish I had an official count)

    — Moneyball- Hey, I’m an A’s fam
    — Rounders- Great movie.
    — A Star is Born- First hour is great, second hour very sad.
    — Last Vegas- An epic cast.
    — Blue Chips- My all-time favorite basketball movie.

    Guys who played basketball in Blue Chips who later became coaches:
    — Anfernee Hardaway
    — Bobby Hurley
    — Rex Walters
    — Matt Painter

    I am unusual (you call it odd, I say unusual) in that I see movies I like dozens of times, maybe more, but I’ve never seen Star Wars and I only saw the Godfather for first time couple years ago.

    12) Other movies I’ve seen an awful lot
    — Major League- Bob Uecker should’ve won an Oscar for his role.
    — Molly’s Game- True story about a woman who ran underground poker games.
    — Begin Again- If you like music, this is a good one to see.
    — Dave- Kevin Kline becomes a stand-in for the US President.
    — For Love of the Game- A 40-year pitcher makes his last game his best one.

    As soon as these lists get posted, I’m going to think of 3-4 movies I forgot, and I’m going to be so annoyed at myself.

    11) This all started when someone on Twitter posted a thing: “Name the five movies you’ve seen the most” which started my mind running and also a lot of other people. The thread is fun to go through; people like so many different things, it is what makes our country so interesting, we live in the same place but like totally different things.

    10) When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of stand-up comics and my favorite was Steve Martin. I have one of his comedy albums (Let’s Get Small) but he also became a really good actor. My three favorite Steve Martin movies:
    — Leap of Faith
    — Shopgirl
    — Roxanne

    The scene in Roxanne where he makes up 20 jokes about his nose (actually 26, count them!!!) makes my list of favorite movie scenes ever.

    9) The first time I saw Caddyshack was with friends from college; it was the first time I realized that some people watch the same movies over and over, and drink when certain key words are spoken. My friends were avid golfers; they freakin’ loved Caddyshack.

    8) Good movies that wound up being pretty sad:
    — Less than Zero- Three high school friends have very different experiences after they graduate from high school.
    — A Star is Born- Movie has been made four different times, dating back to the 1930’s.
    — Beaches- When I saw this movie in the theater with my future ex-wife, when it ended, you could hear dozens and dozens of people openly sobbing. The right sleeve of my short sleeve shirt was soaked from her crying and wiping her eyes with my shirt. Oy.

    7) My favorite basketball movies:
    — Blue Chips— The scene with Bob Cousy/Nick Nolte shooting foul shots in an empty gym is my all-time favorite movie scene.
    — The Way Back— Relatively new movie has Ben Affleck playing a high school coach with a drinking problem. The basketball scenes are really well done.
    — Fast Break— Gabe Kaplan quits his job running a deli in New York City to become a college basketball coach in Nevada.
    — Hoosiers— Gene Hackman was a terrible coach, but Jimmy Chitwood played, so they always won. I mean, even the drunk assistant coach knew Jimmy should shoot just about all the time.
    — He Got Game— Underrated movie about a hot-shot high school recruit and what people will do to get the kid to play for their college. Jim Brown, Denzel Washington, Ned Beatty, a really good cast, plus Ray Allen/Rick Fox have big rules.
    — One on One— Robby Benson is a hotshot basketball recruit who falls out of favor with his new coach.

    Guy who was only in one scene was John Turturro, who played Joey Knish in Rounders; he plays the coach at Big State, a college recruiting Ray Allen’s character (Jesus Shuttlesworth)

    6) On my bucket list of life is to watch the movie Let It Ride with my cousin KL Wheat, who likes to wager on the ponies. Richard Dreyfuss plays a degenerate gambler who has one really great day at the racetrack. Very funny movie.

    Jennifer Tilly is in this movie; she wound up being a big-time poker player; her boyfriend is/was Phil Laak, a pro poker player known as the Unabomber.

    5) My favorite football movies:
    — Any Given Sunday— Al Pacino delivers two great speeches
    —The Replacements— Daniel Snyder should rename his NFL team the Sentinels.
    — Brian’s Song— True story about two friends who played for the Bears.
    — Necessary Roughness— Movie about the Texas State Armadillos; tremendous!!!
    — Heaven Can Wait— Not really a football film, but the Rams win the Super Bowl in the movie, and it is possible I still have a movie poster from the theater here in my house.

    4) I’ve spent way too much time trying to decide which movie I like better; Major League or Bull Durham? Both really good, but for different reasons. Ask me on Monday, I’ll give you an answer, but ask me three days later, and I’ve probably changed my mind.

    3) If you like music……..
    — Begin Again— A down on his luck music exec finds a young talent in a Manhattan bar.
    — A Star Is Born— The new version with Lady Gaga is lot different than the 1976 one with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
    — The Bodyguard— Whitney Houston was a great talent; didn’t realize she was only 48 when she passed away.

    2) Gambling related movies:
    — Rounders— Matt Damon has to decide between law school and playing poker.
    — Lucky You— Lot of real-life poker stars in this one, which is set in Las Vegas. Robert Duvall plays the Doyle Brunson-type character.
    — Let It Ride— We’ve already talked about this one.
    — Molly’s Game— This movie is actually a continuation of the book Molly Bloom wrote.

    1) Favorite baseball movies:
    — Moneyball— I’m an A’s fan, what did you expect?
    — The Rookie— Dennis Quaid was in this and Any Given Sunday
    — Major League/Bull Durham
    — For Love of the Game
    — Bad News Bears— Walter Matthau as a Little League coach was classic.
    — Little Big League— The mom in this movie? In real life, her son was the Mets’ first round draft pick last summer.
    — The Natural— When a guy on the Texas Rangers hits a home run, they play the song from the end of this movie, when Roy Hobbs sends everyone home happy.

    Make your own list of movies, see what you come up with.
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    New York @ Atlanta
    New York
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
    Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against New York

    Connecticut @ Washington
    Connecticut
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games when playing Washington
    Washington
    Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home


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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    06/29/2021......1-3-0....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/27/2021......3-3-0.....50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0.....50.00%......-1.00
    06/25/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......6-0-0...100.00%....+30.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/22/2021......4-2-0.....66.67%.....+9.00
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%...+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.67%....+9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.......0.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......5-4-1 .....55.55%....+3.00
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%.....-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0 .....16.67%....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-5-0 .....37.50%....-12.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0 .....75.00%.....+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%.....-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0..... 50.00%...... -1.00
    06/05/2021 .....5-1-0 .....83.33% ...+19.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%...... -1.00
    06/01/2021..... 5-3-0 .....62.50%..... +8.50




    Totals:..........56-43-0 .....56.56%.....+ 40.50




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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    06/29/2021......1-3-0......25.00%.....-11.50
    06/27/2021......3-3-0......50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0......50.00%.....- 1.00
    06/25/2021......1-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......4-0-0....100.00%....+ 40.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+ 10.00
    06/22/2021......3-2-0......60.00%....+ 4.50
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.66%....+ 9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.....100.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......3-3-0......50.00%.....- 1.50
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%......-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0......16.66%.....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-3-0......30.00%.......-1.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0......75.00%......+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%.......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%.......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%......-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/05/2021 .....3-1-0..... 75.00% .....+9.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/01/2021......5-3-0 ......62.50%....+ 8.50


    Totals:..........53-39-0.......57.60%......+ 45.50
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    Six interesting NFL Week 1 spreads:

    — Philadelphia @ Atlanta (-4, 48)
    — Seattle @ Indianapolis (-2.5, 52)
    — Minnesota (-3, 48) @ Cincinnati
    — San Francisco (-7.5, 46) @ Detroit
    — Cleveland @ Kansas City (-6, 53)
    — Miami @ New England (-2.5, 45.5)

    Quote of the Day
    “I am sick of the sissification of the game!”
    ESPN’s NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy

    Wednesday’s quiz
    Who managed the San Diego Padres, last time they played in a World Series?
    (Hint: He won a World Series managing another team)

    Tuesday’s quiz
    Milwaukee Brewers came to be in 1970, after spending their first season in existence in another city. In 1969, the Brewers were the Seattle Pilots.

    Monday’s quiz
    Mike Shula was the football coach at Alabama before Nick Saban.

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    Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week musings……..

    13) 18 days ago, Kyle Schwarber was batting .218 with 9 HR, 26 RBI and a .716 OPS.

    As I type this, he’s batting .257 with 25 HR, 53 RBI and a .911 OPS.

    He has 16 homers in 18 days, and he is batting leadoff!!!

    18 days ago, the Nationals were in last place, 8 games out; now they’re 39-38, in 2nd place in the NL East, only three games out of first place, 6.5 games out of a Wild Card slot.

    12) Hawks 110, Bucks 88:
    — Trae Young (foot) didn’t play, but Atlanta evens the series 2-2.
    — Giannis Antetokounmpo hyperextended his knee, bad news for the Bucks.

    11) Portland, OR had its hottest day ever over the weekend; it got to 108 degrees in a place where most homes don’t have air conditioning. Not good.

    10) Colorado 8, Pittsburgh 0— Pirates were 6-3 in their last nine games before they went to Denver; then they got shut out two days in a row at Coors Field. German Marquez no-hit them until the 9th inning, when Ka’ai Tom singled leading off the inning.

    9) Starting Tuesday’s action, starting pitchers for San Francisco had their best ERA since 1969, which is why they’re leading the NL West.

    8) Seattle Mariners have used 52 players this season, most of any team in MLB; Milwaukee has used 50 players, 2nd-most in MLB.

    7) NHL expansion draft is Wednesday, July 21; the new team in Seattle will select players, then the amateur draft for the whole league will be two nights later.

    6) Looks as if Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder won a power struggle within the organization; the executive VP of the team was reassigned to an advisory role, another exec was told to take a hike. Jazz went 52-20 in regular season, but their 2nd-round playoff loss to the Clippers left a bitter taste.

    5) When college basketball starts five months from now, UAB Blazers will be an interesting team to follow; coach Andy Kennedy has poached five transfers, figures to have a contender for the top spot in Conference USA. Blazers were 22-7 LY, 13-5 in conference games.

    4) NFL teams are worth an average of $3B, so when an NFL owner dies and there is a dispute over his estate, there will be lawyers.

    There was a trial scheduled for July 12 in Denver, pitting the two oldest children of late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and the trustees he appointed to carry out his estate plan- that trial has been cancelled, signaling that maybe the sides came to an agreement.

    With sports gambling now legal in a lot of places, there are smart people speculating that the average value of an NFL team could double over the next few years. Whenever there is major money involved, people get testy, even if they’re related.

    3) Major League Baseball needs to put the DH in for both leagues next year; the other day in Denver, Colorado P Kyle Freeland was throwing a shutout, but pulled his hamstring running the bases and head to leave the game. This happens too much; teams need their pitchers healthy.

    2) Orioles 13, Astros 3— Baltimore pitchers walked 19 batters in the first two games of this series, but they won both games- that doesn’t happen much.

    1) Montreal Canadiens made the Stanley Cup final, but during the regular season, they gave up nine more goals than they scored- that is unusual.

    Only three teams in NHL history won the Stanley Cup with a negative goal differential:
    1938— Blackhawks
    1949— Maple Leafs
    1967— Maple Leafs
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    Chicago @ Dallas
    Chicago
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against Dallas
    Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Dallas
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games

    Minnesota @ Phoenix
    Minnesota
    Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota

    Las Vegas @ Los Angeles
    Las Vegas
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Las Vegas's last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
    Las Vegas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Las Vegas
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 9 games when playing at home against Las Vegas


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    MIN at PHO 10:00 PM
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    LV at LA 10:30 PM
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    06/30/2021......3-3-0 ...50.00% .....-1.50
    06/29/2021......1-3-0....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/27/2021......3-3-0.....50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0.....50.00%......-1.00
    06/25/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......6-0-0...100.00%....+30.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0...100.00%....+10.00
    06/22/2021......4-2-0.....66.67%.....+9.00
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%...+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.67%....+9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.......0.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......5-4-1 .....55.55%....+3.00
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%.....-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0 .....16.67%....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-5-0 .....37.50%....-12.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0 .....75.00%.....+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%.....-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0..... 50.00%...... -1.00
    06/05/2021 .....5-1-0 .....83.33% ...+19.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%...... -1.00
    06/01/2021..... 5-3-0 .....62.50%..... +8.50




    Totals:..........59-46-0 .....56.19%.....+ 39.00




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    06/30/2021......3-3-0......50.00%.....-1.50
    06/29/2021......1-3-0......25.00%.....-11.50
    06/27/2021......3-3-0......50.00%......-1.50
    06/26/2021......2-2-0......50.00%.....- 1.00
    06/25/2021......1-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/24/2021......4-0-0....100.00%....+ 40.00
    06/23/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+ 10.00
    06/22/2021......3-2-0......60.00%....+ 4.50
    06/20/2021......2-0-0....100.00%....+10.00
    06/19/2021......4-2-0......66.66%....+ 9.00
    06/18/2021......2-0-0.....100.00%....+10.00
    06/17/2021......3-3-0......50.00%.....- 1.50
    06/16/2021......1-1-0......50.00%......-0.50
    06/15/2021......1-5-0......16.66%.....-22.50
    06/13/2021......3-3-0......30.00%.......-1.50
    06/12/2021......3-1-0......75.00%......+9.50
    06/11/2021......2-2-0 .....50.00%.......-1.00
    06/10/2021......1-1-0 .....50.00%.......-0.50
    06/09/2021......0-4-0.......0.00%......-22.00
    06/08/2021 .....1-3-0 .....25.00%.....-11.50
    06/06/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/05/2021 .....3-1-0..... 75.00% .....+9.50
    06/04/2021 .....2-2-0 .....50.00%..... - 1.00
    06/01/2021......5-3-0 ......62.50%....+ 8.50


    Totals:..........56-42-0.......57.14%......+ 44.00
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    Top states in sports betting handle in May 2021:

    $814M— New Jersey
    $478M— Nevada
    $447M— Pennsylvania
    $258M— Michigan
    $254M— Indiana
    $249M— Colorado

    Quote of the Day
    “I really feel like I have a new passion for the game. I’ve been the high, I’ve been injured, I’ve been, now, benched, I’ve been traded, I’ve kinda seen a lot in five years, so whatever the game throws at me I’m ready. It’s given me a new level of excitement….It’s reinvigorated my passion for the game.”
    Carson Wentz

    Thursday’s quiz
    Which major league team once hosted “Disco Demolition Night”, where they blew up a vat of disco records in between games of a doubleheader, but right field caught on fire and they had to forfeit the second game of the twinbill?

    Wednesday’s quiz
    Bruce Bochy managed the San Diego Padres last time they played in a World Series; he later won three World Series managing the Giants.

    Tuesday’s quiz
    Milwaukee Brewers came to be in 1970, after spending their first season in existence in another city. In 1969, the Brewers were the Seattle Pilots.

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    Thursday’s Den: Pac-12 football knowledge:

    Arizona:
    — New coach Fisch has been an assistant to both Bill Belichick, Sean McVay.
    — Arizona hasn’t been to a bowl game since 2017.
    — Since 2013, Wildcats are 7-21 ATS as a road underdog.
    — Pete Carroll’s son Brennan is Arizona’s offensive coordinator.

    Arizona State:
    — ASU is 15-13 SU under Herm Edwards, with a +32 turnover ratio.
    — Under Edwards, Sun Devils are 5-10 ATS as a favorite, 9-4 as an underdog.
    — ASU has a QB with 16 career starts; their OL has four starters back.

    California
    — Coach Wilcox is 18-7 ATS as an underdog.
    — Last three years, Cal is 0-7-1 ATS as a home favorite.
    — Since 2012. Golden Bears are 19-36 ATS coming off a loss.

    Colorado
    — As a head coach, Dorrell is 23-9-2 ATS at home, 13-15 on road.
    — Last four years, Colorado is 6-12-1 ATS coming off a loss.
    — Buffs lost last four bowls, last two by 38-8/55-23 scores.

    Oregon:
    — Since 2016, Ducks are 12-20-1 ATS coming off a win.
    — HC Cristobal is 12-18 ATS as a home favorite, 12-7 as a road favorite.
    — QB Brown started 28 games at Boston College.

    Oregon State
    — Last winning season: they went 7-6 in 2013.
    — HC Smith is 3-9-1 ATS as a home underdog, 11-3 as a road dog.
    — Last two years, 10 of their 22 games were decided by 6 or fewer points.

    USC
    — Trojans were +5 in turnovers LY, after going -10/-10 previous two years.
    — Last four years, USC is 7-12 ATS as a home favorite.
    — Since 2012, they’re 4-12 ATS as a road underdog.
    — Allowed 37.4 ppg in last five bowls, going 2-3 (wins were 45-42/52-49).

    Stanford
    — Since 2016, Stanford is 8-13 ATS as a home favorite, 8-4-1 as road faves.
    — Cardinal started 0-2 LY, won their last four games by total of 10 points.
    — Stanford’s last three bowl games were decided by total of 5 points (2-1)

    UCLA
    — Since 2015, UCLA is 8-16 ATS as a home favorite.
    — Bruins are 4-16-1 ATS in last 21 non-conference games.
    — UCLA’s last bowl was in 2017; in their last three bowls, they allowed 35-37-35 points.

    Utah:
    — Last four years, Utah is 14-5 ATS as home favorites.
    — Utes are 23-9-1 ATS in last 33 games as a favorite.
    — Last three years, Utah is 2-5-1 ATS out of conference.
    — HC Whittingham is 11-3 SU in bowls, but lost his last two.

    Washington:
    — Last five years, Washington is 43-15 SU.
    — Last three years, Huskies are 6-11 ATS at home.
    — Since 2013, Washington is 1-6 ATS as a home underdog.

    Washington State
    — In 2019; Wazzu blew a 49-17 lead to UCLA, losing 67-63; they were 3-0 coming into that game, are 4-10 since that day.
    — Last two years, Coogs are 2-6 ATS as an underdog.
    — Wazzu is 0-4 ATS in its last four bowls.
    — QB Jarrett Guarantano started 30 games at Tennessee.
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    Connecticut @ Indiana
    Connecticut
    Connecticut is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Indiana
    Connecticut is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
    Indiana
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games at home


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