Nover’s View: Calling out an NBA Referee

On March 4, 2019, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover If Larry Bird were playing in today’s NBA he probably would get ejected in every game based on what happened to the Hawks’ Trae Young on Sunday against the Bulls. Young and Bulls point guard Kris Dunn had been battling for a second straight game. This is the way it should be […]

My take on Packers hiring LaFleur

On January 9, 2019, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover You would have though the Packers hired the second coming of Vince Lombardi with how fast they moved on naming Matt LaFleur as their new head coach.    The hiring leaves me with two questions:    What was the big rush? As far as I can determine, no other NFL team was […]

RIP Royce Feour

On December 27, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

RIP Royce Feour. Had the honor of working with Royce for 13 years at the R-J. A consummate professional with a unique laugh and gift for finding funny things. A true gentleman. One of the most knowledgeable boxing writers ever. Well respected and liked by everyone. I’ll never forget our dinners at Poppa Gar’s. Out […]

Remembering a Las Vegas Sports Gaming Icon

On July 21, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover If there were a Hall of Fame for Nevada bookmakers, Russ Culver would be in it. Not only was Culver the sports book manager at high-end hotels such as Bally’s, MIrage and Golden Nugget, but he was a Hall of Fame-caliber bettor, too, before and after he left bookmaking. Culver not only […]

Projecting Buffalo Bills to Win Fewer Than 6 Games

On July 19, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover A strange thing happened to the Buffalo Bills last season on their attempt to to miss the playoffs for an 18th straight year. They made it. They gave it their best not to make it tanking by trading down from 10th to 27th in the draft, dealing Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby […]

Stephen Nover Free Monday MLB Play

On April 30, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

Rays minus $1.15 at Tigers I liked Jordan Zimmerman a lot when he pitched for the Nationals. I hate him from a handicapping perspective since he’s been with the Tigers. It is going on three years now that Zimmerman has been with Detroit and he keeps worse and worse. Zimmerman had a 4.87 ERA in […]