The Toughest Competitor in Sports Today by Vegas Sports Informer - 11/06/2006
You are probably thinking the toughest competitor today is a boxer, hockey player, football player, or heck, maybe a professional wrestler. But he's none of the above. This competitor is in a league of his own. He strikes fear into his opponents' hearts, his name alone causes all others in his field to give up hope for their own glory. The toughest competitor today that I know is Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, The International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) star among stars, the champion of Competitive Eating.
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Dancing with the Stars 3 Odds and Picks by Vegas Sports Informer - 09/13/2006
Move over football bettors, the reality TV gambling hit started yesterday. ABC's mega TV hit "Dancing with the Stars" airs on Tuesday nights. Oddsmakers over at Pinnacle Sportsbook have posted odds on who will win the competition. Here are the odds for the celebrity dancers and my quick overview of Dancing with the Stars season 3.
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Las Vegas Mayor: Pro Team in Southern Nevada a 'Guarantee' by Robert Ferringo - 09/01/2006
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to attend a Monday Night Football game live in Las Vegas? What would the NBA or NHL playoff experience bring to 'Sin City'? Or how about an Opening Day MLB start in the desert?
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Athletes Betting Big Bucks - Not A Microcosm of Betting Public by Robert Ferringo - 09/01/2006
In my Heaven there is one room in which I have a seat at a poker table across from Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and John Daly. A young, scantily clad Janet Gretzky is tending bar and handling the chips. Some Laker Girls are dancing in cages above the room while a group of Cowboys cheerleaders rip body shots off one another on velvet couches.
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Betting On Emmy Award Winning Shows and Actors by Robert Ferringo - 08/25/2006
Here's Doc's Sports look at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. The Emmy Award winning shows and actors are selected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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'Big Brother: All-Stars' Betting Odds and Advice by Jeremy Martin - 07/18/2006
Gambling, Goodlatte and Governmental Authoritarianism by Robert Ferringo - 07/13/2006
This week legislation passed in the House of Representatives that would cripple online casinos and criminalize Internet gambling. The Republican sponsored bill is an obvious ploy by members of Congress during an election year, but it still poses a threat to the entire industry. Now, you can either sit on the sidelines complaining about what may happen or you can get in the fight and make some moves to ensure Internet freedom.
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Enjoy the Annual Hot Dog Contest Without the Heartburn by Jeremy Martin - 07/03/2006
If bowlers and golfers can be considered 'athletes,' then these guys deserve their kudos as well. What other sport requires you to spend two hours on the toilet after a competition?
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Oddsmakers Tag Hicks as the Next American Idol by Mike Hayes - 05/24/2006
If Simon Cowell and the oddsmakers have this one right it's a foregone conclusion that Taylor Hicks will be crowned the next American Idol. If they are proven wrong, however, bettors can still get a nice price on Katharine McPhee.
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Survivor 'Mole' Reveals Himself by Robert Ferringo - 05/13/2006
There is no honor among thieves. Keep that in mind when you watch the final episode of Survivor Panama: Exile Island at 8 p.m. this Sunday on CBS. It is one of the guiding principles and underlying themes in the reality show, which pits 20 greedy, house-broken strangers against one another in a cutthroat test of physical and mental stamina. The winner receives $1 million.
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American Idol - Betting the Final Three by Mike Hayes - 05/12/2006
The shocking elimination of long-time American Idol favorite Chris Daughtry this week has propelled the increasingly popular Taylor Hicks into the role of favorite with the field of Idol hopefuls down to the final three.
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Say what? NO STARDUST by Ron Endres - 4/27/2006
In this, the most modern of American cities, another casino implosion is just months away. Yes, the Stardust is next on the hit list. It's now on borrowed time.
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Bodog Takes Down Survivor Odds After Info Leak by Robert Ferringo - 04/12/2006
Spoiler Warning: If you don't want to know who is going to win this season of Survivor don't read on.
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American Idol Wagering Update by Mike Hayes - 04/11/2006
With the field of contestants down to just eight, wagering on American Idol has become the fastest growing proposition available to bettors, with a handle equaling that of some prime sports events.
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Sopranos Betting Can Add To The Excitement Of The New Season by Mike Hayes - 03/10/2006
After a break of nearly two years, fans of the Sopranos don't need much incentive to tune in when the program resumes Sunday but there is another reason to watch this season and it might even add a little more juice to the viewing experience. Sopranos betting is getting very popular and is offered at some of the best online sportsbooks.
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American Idol Betting -- 'Houston, We Have A Problem' by Mike Hayes - 03/09/2006
They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So I'll admit it right here. My name is Mike and I have a problem. No, it's not the alcohol I'm worried about. It's American Idol betting.
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Oscar Awards Betting by Robert Ferringo - 02/20/2006
The way I see it, I spent at least $80 on crappy movies last year - both renting and going to the theatre. I owe it too myself to try to win that back on the Oscars. Even though Oscar Awards betting seems like a whimsically, off-the-cuff thing to do that doesn't mean that there isn't decent value and plenty of money to be made.
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2006 Razzie Awards Odds - Make Money Off Others' Failures by Stal Herz - 02/14/2006
So, the office pool is heating up again with Oscar picks, but if you truly want to get hardcore and have some malicious fun, how about betting on the ultimate shame of the Hollywood elite: The Razzies. Bodog has posted 2006 Razzie Awards odds, and these stinkers are ripe for the picking.
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How the Media Creates Sports History by Stal Herz - 02/09/2006
Perhaps one of the reasons that sports is such a huge part of our social conscious is the fact that each game is recorded, documented and filed away. If you wished to, you could see, on video, six months of each year lived by Barry Bonds. You could watch the video of the skinny kid coming up with the Bucs who was finally going to be the one who set the standard for a 40/40 season. You could watch as time changed and history evolved.
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2006 Golden Globes Odds and Picks by Robert Ferringo - 01/11/2006
It's time once again for the annual Hollywood gathering of sodomites and idol worshipers that marks the coming of the most fabulous season of the year: Awards Season.
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2006 Grammy Awards Odds - Prop Culture Picks From Doc's by Chris, the Impaler - 01/11/2006
When the 48th Annual Grammy Awards are held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the guest list will be extensive as performers, engineers and music industry heavy weights watch Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney, Gwen Stefani, U2 and Kanye West battle for Album of the Year.
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Prop Culture: Survivor Guatemala Betting by Chris, the Impaler - 10/17/2005
Luckily for us gamblers we live in an age of prop culture. These days almost anything is fair game for the "proposition" meisters - especially if it is on TV under the aegis of "reality television programming." You won't have to expend too much effort finding an offshore gambling parlor that offers extensive "proposition" bets on your favorite program. Whether it is the Apprentice, the Bachelor, Survivor, World Series of Poker, Survivor series or the Amazing Race, if you got an angle bet the house.
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Two For the Money - Movie Review of Two for the Money by Doc's Sports - 10/10/2005
Since 1971 Doc's Enterprises (Doc's Sports) has been in the sports handicapping industry so we were excited to finally see a film about our industry. It had some good parts but overall the film needed some work. Below is our take on Two for the Money as well as some information on the realities of sports betting and the sports handicapping industry as well as a trial offer of our service so you can understand how this business really works.
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Not Another Top 10 Sports Movies List by Jonathan Miller - 09/23/2005
Instead, Doc's has come up with a top-10 list that reflects what you care about most: the top 10 wagers placed in movie history. It was a difficult task, more difficult than 500-1 shot Daniel Larusso dominating the entire roster of Cobra Kai on his way to the All-Valley Karate championship in "The Karate Kid". Not even Doc could have handicapped that one.
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Emmy Odds And Picks -- Betting The Emmy Awards Show by Robert Ferringo - 09/09/2005
"Well, it's not the Oscars but it's still important." That should be the slogan of the Emmy's. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at 8 p.m. on September 18th in Hollywood and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. While I won't be watching any of these idol-worshipping drug addicts fawn and guffaw over one another that evening, I will try to earn some money off the results.
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Pop Culture Wagering: Big Brother Odds, Michael Jackson Betting, and Celebrity Sex Tapes by Chris, the Impaler - 07/28/2005
The last time we bet reality TV we hit on both our picks for the winners of Survivor (Tom) and American Idol (Carrie) bringing our reality television record to 2-0. Sports investment firm, Bodog has hung lines for proposition bets on "popular culture" for Big Brother 6, Michael Jackson's proposed Vaterland move and the next celebrity to release a sex tape.
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Labor Issues And The Four Major Sports Leagues by Robert Ferringo - 07/11/2005
Whenever it comes to labor disputes in professional sports, I'm always a little torn on whether to side with the players or the owners. The players are the more visible of the two groups -- thugs and mutants getting paid to play games. The owners are the men behind the scenes, perverts and war mongers worried only about the bottom line. So whose side are you on?
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