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| Behind the Lines Vol 2
by T.B and courtesy of SportsInsights.com
9/10/2004 11:25AM EST
YES! YES! YES! Its finally here! After asummer worth of waiting, endless teases and previews the momentis finally here. Thats right its the seriespremiere of Joey starring that lovable goof, MattLeblanc! Yeah right, just checking to see if youre payingattention. Anybody happen to catch that? I was too busy watchingthe NFL pregame show before Colts-Patriots to see if Jessica Simpsonsuffered a wardrobe malfunction. I wish someone had told me therewas a 10 second tape delay. Theres ten minutes of my lifeI aint getting back.
The big announcement from the NFL for the weekendis the game between Tennessee and Miami has been moved to a Saturdayat 1 PM start time due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Ivan.I love it how people always talk about moving to Florida becausethe weather is so nice. Tell that to the people who are bracingfor their third monster in about a month.
This storm may also have an impact on the offshorecasino world as well. It just narrowly missed the island of Curacao,home to Sports Insights partners Oasis and Gameday. Thiswas quite a scare for the folks down there as historically theisland is outside of the hurricane belt. The path turned northwhich was great news for Curacao but not so good for Jamaica.Ivan is on a direct course for the island which is also a havenfor a couple of sportsbooks. Heres hoping for another turnout to sea, but its not looking good.
Well the weather is something thats outof our control so lets turn our attention to something youdo have a say in: where to put your money down this weekend. Thereis a full slate of college ball Saturday but since its openingweekend of the NFL our focus is going there. One college note:looking at our bet graph on Sports Insights for the FSU-Miamigame we see the parlay/teaser count for Miami has dropped from74% down to 61%. What does that tell us? That people know thatsince 1983 there have been seven games in this series decidedby 3 points or less.
Do they also know that Miami has one EVERY single one of thosegames! What is the reason for such an outstanding stat? Not abig secret: FSUs kickers perform as if they have 2 handswrapped around their throat. Choke, choke, choke. How else canyou explain someone like Janikowski, who has the leg to make itfrom 60 + yards, not coming through in a situation like that?Me thinks a moneyline bet on the Canes is in order
Alright, lets take a look at some gameson the NFL slate:
Tennessee @ Miami Sat. 1 PM
Seattle @ New Orleans Sun. 1 PM
Dallas @ Minnesota Sun. 4:15 PM