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markellESPN the Magazine uncovered the story of Governor Jack Markell and his upcoming sportsbetting proposal.

Jack Markell is the current Governor of the state of Delaware. He previously served as treasurer of Delaware for three consecutive terms. Markell is graduate of Brown University with a degree in Economics and went onto received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Markell is a well established businessman and was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Nextel. He is actually said to be the one credited for coming up with the name “Nextel”.

Next week Markell will introduce a proposal which calls for a statewide sports lottery that only allows parlay bets.

Markell says Delaware already allows horse racing and slots. Markell thinks that the state, which is currently $700M in the hole, can benefit from this proposal. (more…)

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las_vegasOne week from today OWS will have arrived in Las Vegas.

I’d say right about now I’ll be sipping on a cocktail by the pool waiting for the afternoon basketball games to start.

Yep, that’s right Vegas on the second biggest sports betting weekend of the entire year… it’s going to be like a kid in a candy shop bull in a china sportsbookcloset. March Madness, in Vegas, for the entire opening round. Chaos.

I can see it now; somehow I’ll end up wagering the site on a parlay that Robert Morris and Cleveland State win in their openers. The site will then be run by a Las Vegas prostitute.

On on more serious note I did just want to post this as a heads up that posts will obviously be of a ‘different’ variety the week of March 18th to the 24th. I promise they will be of an interesting nature though.

6 days…

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Here are the standings updated for our NFL Picks: Week 14:

STANDINGS Correct Incorrect
Kevin 114 85
Rory 114 85
Mike 100 99

Mike lead the week at 11-5 while both Kevin and Rory picked 10-6.

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Here are the picks for the 2008 NFL Season Week 14.

Game Spread Kevin Rory Mike
Raiders +10 X
Chargers -10 X X
Bengals +14 X
Colts -14 X X
Jaguars +3
Bears -3 X X X
Texans +5.5
Packers -5.5 X X X
Browns +14 X
Titans -14 X X
Vikings -9.5 X
Lions +9.5 X X
Redskins +5.5
Ravens -5.5 X X X
Eagles +9 X X
Giants -9 X
Falcons +3.5 X X
Saints -3.5 X
Jets -3.5 X X
49ers +3.5 X
Dolphins +1 X X X
Bills -1
Chiefs +9.5 X X X
Broncos -9.5
Rams +13.5 X X
Cardinals -13.5 X
Cowboys +3
Steelers -3 X X X
Patriots -4.5 X X X
Seahawks +4.5
Buccaneers +3
Panthers -3 X X X

So far Mike is 10-5 while both Kevin and Rory are 9-6. Good weeks all around once again.

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Here are the standings updated for our NFL Picks: Week 13:

STANDINGS Correct Incorrect
Kevin 104 79
Rory 104 79
Mike 89 94

A very good week all around; Rory went 11-5, Mike 9-7 and Kevin 8-8.

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Here are the picks for the 2008 NFL Season Week 13.

Game Spread Kevin Rory Mike
Titans -11 X
Lions +11 X X
Seahawks +13 X X
Cowboys -13 X
Cardinals +3 X
Eagles -3 X X
Broncos +9 X X
Jets -9 X
49ers +6.5
Bills -6.5 X X X
Saints +4.5 X
Buccaneers -4.5 X X
Panthers +3 X X X
Packers -3
Giants -3.5 X X X
Redskins 3.5
Dolphins -7.5 X X X
Rams +7.5
Ravens -6.5 X X X
Bengals 6.5
Colts -4.5 X X X
Browns +4.5
Falcons +5.5 X X X
Chargers -5.5
Steelers +1 X X X
Patriots -1
Chiefs +3
Raiders -3 X X X
Bears +3.5
Vikings -3.5 X X X
Jaguars +3.5
Texans -3.5 X X X

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Here are the standings updated for our NFL Picks: Week 12:

STANDINGS Correct Incorrect
Kevin 96 71
Rory 93 74
Mike 80 87

A very good week all around; Rory went 12-4, Kevin 11-5 and Mike 10-6.

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