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D.C. Sports Bog Archive: Gambling

The Caps and Super Bowl prop bets

(By Harry How - Getty) I was in Vegas last week for a story about Super Bowl betting, which I'll write at some point, but I happened to get my hands on the 325 or so Super Bowl prop bets offered by the Las Vegas Hilton last year. There...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 1, 2011; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Caps, Gambling, NFL  
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BCS Chaos, Anarchy, Destruction, Plus the Vegas Top 25

Why did I watch the fourth quarter of that Oregon State game, praying for the B's to cease with their bizarre implosion and hold on for the win? Because I wanted to see some BCS chaos, naturally. I used to scoff at those people who went on and on about...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 30, 2006; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Football, Gambling  
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Should Vegas Take Over the BCS?

If you're a careful reader of this blog, you'll recall that earlier this week I suggested oddsmakers might be best-positioned to provide impartial and accurate top 25 polls for college football. Well, today I figured I should call Vegas and see if they'd be willing to play along. Turns out...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 12, 2006; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  College Football, Gambling  
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Fantasy Football: The Movie

Not to obsess over the Mighty MJD and link to the same blog item twice, but he had it exactly right when he discussed Tony K's fantasy football team: To the veteran fantasy football players of the world, there is nothing more interesting than their own fantasy team, and nothing...

By Dan Steinberg  | September 22, 2006; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gambling  
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Sports Betting Advice

So yesterday, via reader Andrew, Techcrunch turned me onto PicksPal, which will hopefully allow me to waste more time at work while pretending to do crucial blog research. If you don't know, it's a free betting site in which you spend real time and fake money amassing a fake fortune,...

By Dan Steinberg  | September 20, 2006; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gambling  
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Austin Kearns Took Peyton No. 2?

Fantasy football notes from a Nats day game.... In the Nationals recent 10-owner fantasy football draft, Austin Kearns threw a huge curve ball by taking Peyton Manning No. 2 overall. This is way out of protocol; Gene Wang would be furious. Ryan Church, who won the league two years ago,...

By Dan Steinberg  | September 6, 2006; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gambling  
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