Nover’s View: In remembrance of Lem Banker

On November 23, 2020, in Sports, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover It wasn’t just another era. It was an entirely different world. That’s what sports betting was like in Las Vegas during the Precambrian times of the 1960’s, until the the late ’80’s when the town began going corporate. Legal sports books weren’t in hotels. They were in stand alone buildings with sawdust floors […]

Remembering a great handicapper and person

On April 30, 2019, in Sports, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover It was a little more than a year ago that one of my closest friends of the past 30 years died in a hiking accident. Dave Malinsky was more than a friend, though, he also was my sports handicapping mentor. Many may remember Dave from his Point Blank column and from his […]

Hope Solo has a right to her opinion

On August 26, 2016, in Sports, by Stephen

So political correctness in America has reached the point where Hope Solo gets suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer for calling the Sweden soccer team a bunch of cowards after they upset the U.S in the Olympics. Look, I don’t agree with Solo’s comments. She’s an ungracious loser and totally classless. But she has […]

Remembering and Ranking Ali

On June 4, 2016, in Sports, by Stephen

Some of us lucky ones such as myself are old enough to remember when you could watch heavyweight boxing title matches on regular TV for free. Because of that, I got to see a number of Ali fights. I can’t say he’s the greatest heavyweight of all-time, but his power, quickness, jab and ability to […]

Seeking Medical Help for Bad Beats

On September 14, 2015, in Sports, by Stephen

So I’m at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this Saturday helping out in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) high end drafts. In between events, I race to the Bellagio sports book to check on the day games. One of the games I have involvement with is the over in the UMass-Colorado matchup. Not […]

Welcome to the Nover Report

On August 26, 2013, in Sports, by Stephen

Welcome to my blog, this is where I’ll be posting game analysis and general thoughts on different sports and giving out free picks. For my premium plays, click “Picks” above.