Sports betting – Moneyball or instinct?

stacks of 100 bills

If you love your sport, the chances are that you also enjoy the odd wager here and there; this adds a little excitement to games you may not otherwise hugely care about.

Interestingly, the chances are also that you’ve generally lost money in this endeavor over the years, despite having the odd big win here and there. This is the pattern most sports fans see across different sports over the history of their gambling activity over a number of years. The bookies aren’t in business to give away free cash and their careful mark-up of the odds is generally designed to put you in a slightly disadvantageous position, statistically speaking, before the game or race etc., gets underway.

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Testing out the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire in Baja, Mexico

BFGoodrich Tires, the company that created the first all-terrain tire back in 1976, is set to launch its most capable light truck tire ever this fall: the all-new BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A KO2.

Engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports racing technology, the KO2 promises to deliver exceptional toughness, durability and traction for traversing harsh conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow.

To prove just how capable these new tires are, BFGoodrich invited us down to Northern Baja a few weeks ago to test out the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires in some of the toughest conditions imaginable. Over the course of two days, we tackled everything from rocks, dirt, sand and mud as we drove on parts of previous and current SCORE Baja 500 and 1000 courses.

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Successful Launch: A Primer for the First-Time Boat Owner

boating in Ft Lauderdale

If you do your research before spending your money on a boat for the first time, simply talk to almost any long term boat owner beforehand and they will invariably advise you that boat owning can be an expensive but enduring love affair.

Cost is one of the primary considerations but there are a number of other upfront and ongoing considerations that you need to factor into your finances, before you take the plunge and set sail off into the sunset.

Affordability

It can quickly become far less enjoyable to own a boat if it becomes a drain on your financial resources.

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Ronaldo v Rafa: Let Battle Commence

What happens when two giants of sport collide? They play poker of course.

Between them they’ve won the world’s biggest competitions, earned millions of dollars, and have earned hero status amongst fans across the globe, but they’ve left their respective sports aside for Rafael Nadal takes on soccer legend Ronaldo on the green velvet.

It’s not the first time the pair have met on the poker table, with them meeting just under a year ago in Prague with the tennis star serving up a few aces to defeat not only the Brazilian but Dutch hockey player Farima Moreira de Melo and six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu.

This time the venue is London. But how will they fair in the capital?

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Why eat, sleep, train, repeat is not enough

running at sunrise

Eat, sleep, train, repeat.

Sound familiar? It’s the mantra of the modern sportsman and it’s one that any serious athlete will instantly recognise. The tales of men with modest talents who have raised their game through sheer force of will are legion. Whichever sport you follow, there’ll be a dogged grinder’s tale to tell of solitary hours working at the game, long after everyone else has quit the gym or the practice ground and headed for the comforts of home.

There is something noble about those tales: John Riggins, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, Jimmy Connors… Everyone will have their own favorites, and it’s no more than fitting that the names that come to mind arrive with a misty sense of sentiment about them. These are the guys who were not born to greatness or who had greatness thrust upon them; these guys dug success out of the sporting bedrock with their own blood and sweat.

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