30 Results for month: 11/2014

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 11/30/14

I have a question for those who argued for so many years that there was no need for a college football playoff series. The stance consistently taken was that the two best teams would end up in the big game, and that all the conversation was good for the game. So the question is, what the hell could you possibly have been thinking? This is the most ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 11/29/14

Bobby Hauck's run as UNLV head football coach will conclude tonight as the Rebels close things out with the rivalry duel against Nevada. It's a disappointment to me that UNLV will be welcoming yet another new head coach next season. But I'm used to it, as this basically is the same thing that has taken place every five years or so for what is now way too ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 11/28/14

Back to regular blogging tomorrow. This is one of my mini-breaks as far as the daily commentary is concerned. But there are no days off for the free play portion, so here's an opinion on  Friday college basketball game. 11/28 12:00 PM   CBB   (809) IPFW  at  (810) DARTMOUTH Take: (809) IPFW +2 I lost track a long time ago at the number of ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thanksgiving Day, 11/27/14

No blog today, just the free play for the day. Enjoy your holiday! 11/27 03:00 PM   CBB   (539) CAL STATE FULLERTON  vs.  (540) WRIGHT STATE Take: (539) CAL STATE FULLERTON +6.5 If you look at the pre-season projections, Wright State is much more highly thought of than is Cal State Fullerton. The Raiders figure to reside in the upper half of ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 11/26/14

Here's this week's Wise Guy Wednesday Report for the colleges. This will be the final report for season, as it's the last full card of the year. Info gathered from various sources within Nevada, as well as underground shops stateside plus offshore outlets. Comments are not mine, and these are not necessarily plays I'll be on. Hope this report has been ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 11/25/14

New feature starting today, and this will be on what I'll call a mostly daily basis. I'll be running through the previous night's college basketball results, with the idea being to focus on games that might have had misleading scores. Looking at a final score will often not be a true representation of how the game got there. I have always found this ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 11/24/14

Having now lived more than half my life in Las Vegas, I've pretty much shed most of my old New England tendencies. Some reluctantly because I've had no choice (no real steamers, which is a genuine shame), others with glee (no more shoveling snow and walking through slush). In the process, I've become as Las Vegas as it gets. Translated, that means I have no ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 11/22/14

There were statements to be made Saturday on the college gridiron. But the way I see it, opportunity knocked and no one answered for two of the schools on the outside looking in, while another pair of current Top Ten teams in the playoff rankings came up with eye opening performances that could serve them well. I thought #6 Ohio State and #7 Baylor blew ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 11/22/14

Quick takes from the three Friday night football games: UTEP earned its bowl eligibility last week and the Miners weren't especially sharp in their 31-13 loss at Rice. The Owls are now 7-4, so they'll be playing someplace this post-season. Will David Bailiff still be the coach? His name has surfaced as a potential replacement for the full time gig at ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 11/21/14

Quick takes from the college football games already played this week: Massachusetts was a popular betting choice against sliding Akron. But the Minutemen were without their top QB and the backup was not good at all. The Zips finally got their offense cranked up and dominated from start to finish in the easy 30-6 victory. As bad as it's been for Akron, ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 11/20/14

I'm here to sell the NHL today. This is not about buying my plays, it'a about buying the product that's currently being offered by what at times in the not so recent past has been referred to as a "garage league". To be honest, that wasn't an inaccurate tag. But while the league is far from perfect, the same can be said for the bigger three (NFL, NBA, MLB) ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 11/19/14

Here's this week's Wise Guy Wednesday Report. The usual note that the info is gathered from contacts I've got in Nevada as well as via underground books in major cities, plus offshore sources. These aren't to be confused with my plays, and the commentary is from the contacts. Enjoy! There's some wise guy action on 113 North Carolina, but this is not the ... More