Blogging the Bloggers: Saturday, 12/20

Yi Jianlian– The apparent evidence is in: Yi Jianlian is actually 24, not 21. That lying bastard… (AOL FanHouse)

– Bills fans are weird. Case in point, one male Bills fan told another male Jets fan that he was going to make him pregnant. Seriously. (SPORTSbyBROOKS.com)

– For ESPN’s First Take and Skip Bayless, it’s come down to ranking the top five best looking quarterbacks in the NFL to fill segments. Just ridiculous. (Deadspin)

– Here’s a top 10 list of shocking realizations for gamblers of the NFL. (Epic Carnival)

– Here’s an article to help ensure you get something nice for your girlfriend this holiday season. Just kidding, it’s actually a guide to help you better tailgate this college football bowl season. (The Love of Sports)

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Week 6 provides plenty of examples of why you shouldn’t gamble on the NFL

Jason ElamFar be it for me to tell someone how to live their life. But as I sat on my couch watching Week 6 unfold in the NFL, one question kept popping up in my head: Why would anyone gamble on pro football?

For the record, this isn’t about bashing gamblers because, to be brutally honest, I am one. In fact, anyone that shells out a little coin in office pools or even fantasy football is a gambler to some degree. So as it stands, I’m referring to myself when I write this.

This article is about shinning even more light on how unpredictable the NFL is, and how quickly a football game can turn on its head. It has to be easier to predict winning lotto numbers than it is to predict which teams will cover the spread on a consistent basis.

Below are just three examples from Week 6 of how snake-bitten you can be as a gambler of the NFL. And remember, I’m using just three examples from one week of the season. Think about how many times a gambler could get screwed over the course of an entire NFL season and it’s enough to lose your lunch.


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