JULY 20TH, 2011
CFL Week 4 Preview
The Edmonton Eskimos only managed to win seven games last year, but are a perfect 3-0 this season after pasting British Columbia 33-17 this past Saturday night as a 2.5-point home favorite. Montreal is the only other undefeated team in the league after a 40-17 rout over Toronto as a 10.5-point home favorite last Friday night moved it to 3-0 as well. In other.....
JULY 16TH, 2011
News and Notes from the NFL- July 16th
The ongoing labor negotiations between the NFL owners and the Players Association to try and hammer out a new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) continue to move along at a snail’s pace, which is starting to get the natives restless. Some heavy hitters such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees have publically gone on record as saying “it is ti.....
JULY 12TH, 2011
CFL Week 3 Betting Preview
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos combined for a total of 11 wins in 2010, but both teams are off to a 2-0 start after the Bombers beat Toronto 22-16 on Friday night as a one-point home favorite and the Eskimos took care of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-10 as a 1.5 home favorite on Saturday. In the two other games, Calgary pulled off the mild u.....
JULY 10TH, 2011
NFL News and Notes July 7th
The clock is ticking for the NFL league owners and its players to come up with a new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) over the next few days to avoid any disruption to the 2011 season. The owner-imposed lock-out of the players has entered its fourth month and unless a new agreement is reached by the middle of this month, there is a good chance that the .....
JULY 6TH, 2011
CFL Week 2 Betting Preview
The 2011 CFL regular season got under way last week with all eight teams playing their season opener. It was a week of upsets as all four favorites lost against the spread and three lost their games straight-up. The defending Grey Cup Champion Montreal Alouettes kicked things off last Thursday with a 30-26 victory over British Columbia, but failed to cover a.....
JULY 1ST, 2011
News and Notes from the NFL – July 1st
The buzz coming out of the NFL these past few days is that while both sides of the current labor dispute continue to meet on a regular basis, there is no news on when (or if) an agreement between the league’s owners and their players will actually be reached. All signs remain positive that the two sides will be able to come together on a new collective bar.....
JUNE 24TH, 2011
News and Notes from the NFL – June 24
While nothing concrete has been decided, both the NFL owners and players offered a glimmer of hope that a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement between the two sides can reach reached within the next few weeks. Both sides finally appear to have the necessary sense of urgency to get this whole mess resolved. If they can iron out a deal by mid-July, th.....
JUNE 17TH, 2011
News and Notes from the NFL
An easy way to sum up the current labor situation in the NFL between the league owners and the players is “two steps forward and one step back”. The two sides continued to meet this week in an effort to come to some kind of level of understanding on the major issues involved in the dispute. Both sides will readily agree that some progress has been made, .....
JUNE 9TH, 2011
2011 CFL Grey Cup Odds Preview
If you are like millions of other football fans that are fed up with the antics of the owners and the players in the NFL, it may be time to turn your attention north to the Canadian Football League, which gets underway next week with a full slate of preseason games. The CFL’s equivalent of the Vince Lombardi Trophy that is presented to the winning team .....
MAY 2ND, 2011
2011 NFL Draft Report Cards: 2011 NFL Draft Grades
Here at Bang the Book, we're analyzing all of the best and worst teams from the 2011 NFL Draft, and we're starting by issuing our top grades and bottom grades for our NFL Draft Report Cards! Honors Students It's fairly clear that the teams that are sitting at the top of the charts this draft are the two teams from Ohio, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleve.....