Seahawks-Falcons Free Sunday NFL Play

On October 27, 2019, in Free Picks, NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover Seahawks at Falcons Under 50 1/2  This high total would be justified if Matt Ryan were playing and Russell Wilson was turned loose. But Ryan is out and I doubt the Seahawks change their conservative strategy of running the ball far more than normal in today’s NFL. A sprained ankle and the […]

NFL Week 4 Observations and Vents

On September 30, 2019, in NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover Observations, frustrations and vents from Week 4 of the NFL season: Mark down this Week 6 matchup – Redskins at Dolphins. It’s a golden chance for the Dolphins to get their first and probably only victory of the season. The Dolphins are worse than an expansion team. But the Redskins could be […]

Bill Belichick vs. Vince Lombardi

On September 16, 2019, in NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover As far as poker rooms in Las Vegas, let’s just say the one at Sam’s Town isn’t the Bellagio. It was at Sam’s Town that I caught a bizarre argument during a poker tournament. A middle-aged guy was screaming at another poker player that Vince Lombardi was a far better coach than […]

Chargers-Lions Free Sunday Play

On September 15, 2019, in Free Picks, NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover Chargers minus $1.25 (money line) at Lions Don’t overthink this game. The Chargers are at least two levels higher than the Lions. They were the best road spread team last season, too. The Chargers are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS as road chalk the last two years since Anthony Lynn became head […]

Greatest running back dealing with dementia

On June 6, 2019, in NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover It was with tremendous sadness that I read Gale Sayers has severe dementia. The 6-footer is down to 130 pounds, hardly talks and can’t write anymore. How good of a football player was Gale Sayers? “His like will never be seen again,” George Halas said of Sayers. That’s true. But I will […]

RIP Bart Starr

On May 26, 2019, in NFL, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover Bart Starr was Joe Montana before Joe Montana. Starr was that good. Outstanding leader, tremendous accuracy, exellent play-caller, clutch performer. Starr, 85, had been in ill health and died today. These were Starr’s postseason numbers: 9-1 record, 15-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio, 8.2 yards per pass. Mind you this was in the 1960’s when […]