The XFL is getting mixed reviews through its first two weeks of action. Personally, I'm finding it somewhat entertaining. I don't know why anyone is expecting it to be high level stuff. It's AAA football to be sure. But as one who's never had a problem viewing minor league sports, be it football, baseball or anything else, I'm enjoying it. Plus, the production values have been outstanding. It's not hurting that I've earned a nice profit thus far in the XFL, so I'll definitely keep watching.
Speaking of the XFL, I made one wager last night for the Week 3 slate. I'm also in action on a pair of NHL games tonight, so here's one of those as today's free play.
Saturday was not good, save for an easy XFL winner on DC. Two weeks into the league's existence, and there's already some turmoil. New York QB Matt McGloin ripped the team's offensive game plan during the game in a sideline interview. He found himself on the bench shortly thereafter. One thing that's quite apparent in the early going is that there's a lack of offense despite the pace that's supposed to produce points. Problem is the overall QB play, which is strictly minor league. I'd expect some improvement as the season progresses, but I don't see this as a league that is going to produce many crazy shootout type games.
Two CBB plays for me today, and here's one of them that will serve as the free play. It's hold your nose material, but I'm on it regardless.
851 DENVER +9.5
Cooled off temporarily on Friday. Marist lost in OT and I got on thew wrong side of a hockey game as well. It's been a terrific run of late so not going to squawk about one off night. Set on a Saturday six pack in college basketball, though I could easily have played at least six more. Here's one of the plays I'm on. If you want all the plays (and the leans as well) purchase one of the available packages on the Cokin's Picks menu and join me for all the action.
Take: KANSAS STATE +3
Another okay result on Wednesday night. Late melt by Villanova cost me the sweep, but Bradley and Long Beach State delivered. Busy card tonight with a five-pack in college basketball. Hockey has not yet been finalized but I'll have at least one play. Here's one of the five I played tonight in CBB.
NC WILMINGTON +13
Good sized slate tonight in college basketball, and I've settled on a trio of plays. I suspect I'll be passing the short NHL card, though that decision is not chiseled in granite just yet. 1-1 last night with the Dallas Stars winning easily, while Colorado State came up just short in hoops.
Here's the free play, and note the best number on this game is long gone, but still feel it's worth a bet.
I ended up passing the entire Monday board, which allowed me to get a good head start on the Tuesday slate. Off a very productive week, I'm on at least a couple games on Tuesday. Here's one of them as the free play. For those looking to get all my plays, gran one of the available packages at the Cokin's Picks menu.
Take: 642 COLORADO STATE +1
Off a positive Saturday that included a winner on my first XFL play as Houston got a nice win and cover. I'm on three plays today, one hoops, one XFL and this free play in the NHL.
Note I'm splitting this play between the first period and the full game, half on each.
Take: BLACKHAWKS +100
My usual insane Saturday, though I managed to trim my basketball card down to five colleges. First XFL wager also goes today. Still working on the pucks for Saturday evening, won't be involved in the two early games. Here's one of the five college hoops I'm on.
746 YALE -13.5
Totally jammed this morning with podcasts and guest spots, so only time for the free play. This is one of five CBB games I'm currently on for this evening.
655 EASTERN KENTUCKY +7.5
Nice bounce back in hoops the last three days following the awful Saturday. Another outright dog winner last night with Western Michigan. Three hoops on tap tonight, one of which I'll include here as the free play. Hockey this evening still to be determined after a pair of first period pushes last night.
Take: WOFFORD -6.5
Really nice result last night on the only play. Double digit dog Idaho goes wire to wire in an easy win at Sacramento State. I'm on three plays tonight, one hoop, two pucks. Here's one of the hockey selections.
COYOTES 1P -120: First period play on Arizona.
I ended up splitting my Sunday action. Lost with the 49ers in the Super Bowl, but won a basketball bet on Marist. For me, the importance of a game is meaningless, and I had the same wager on both games. Tonight's slate is very thin, and I've got just one basketball wager, with a blank on the ice. So no free play today, but lots more to choose from tomorrow.