An Introduction to College Football

 Last updated Nov 15, 12:09pm     undertherobe on American Football    4 Comments    1281 Views

In just a few weeks, the 2017 College Football season will get underway with five games taking place on Saturday August 26th (including Stanford vs Rice in Sydney) before the first full weekend of action a week later. As in recent seasons, I'll be doing a series of blogs for OLBG, looking at providing some winning bets throughout the season and plenty of insight into the National Championship contenders and those players who'll be lighting up your television screens on... [ Read More ]

College Football Week Six: Riding the Tennessee bandwagon

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    1 Comment    657 Views

It's been a while since this blog went 0-3 but it wasn't my day last week as all three recommended bets fell short. TCU had an early 21-7 lead but being outscored 42-3 in the middle two quarters effectively ended the bet although it was an Oklahoma field goal inside the last two minutes that gave the Sooners a 52-46 win that helped them cover the -3.5. Louisville led 36-28 with less than eight minutes left but two unanswered touchdowns... [ Read More ]

College Football week Seven: Can Houston bounce back and rescue their season?

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    0 Comments    881 Views

Another poor week for the blog last week after going0-2 with one push last week. Tennessee almost pulled off yet another comeback, falling 45-38 in overtime, leaving the +7 as a void bet. Miami missed a PAT with less than two minutes left that would have taken their game with Florida State into overtime whilst Western Michigan won again to move to 6-0 but a 45-30 win wasn't enough to cover the -20. The games get bigger and bigger as... [ Read More ]

College Football Week Eight: Top ten watch

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    0 Comments    557 Views

Oh dear. Another egg was laid last week on the blog and it's now 8 losers and a push over the last three weeks. Last week wasn't as bad as an 0-3 week sounds though as despite Houston getting pushed all the way by Tulsa and coming nowhere near covering the -21 spread, a late field goal pushed Indiana to a 5 point defeat and outside the +3 spread whilst Ole Miss and Arkansas fell just 3 points short of... [ Read More ]

Four things to watch at the US Open

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on Tennis    0 Comments    809 Views

We've reached the end of August which means only one thing on the tennis calendar, the final Grand Slam of the season. Monday August 29th sees the start of the US Open at Flushing Meadow. Here's my four things to watch over the next fortnight.... The British Charge As ever, Andy Murray leads the British charge but he has a decent supporting cast behind him who are more than capable of making some headway in the draw. Dan Evans loves... [ Read More ]

NFL - Offensive Rookie of the year 2016

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    1 Comment    746 Views

Todd Gurley won the offensive rookie of the year award last season and in doing so, gave me a 14/1 winner and also became the 12th first round pick over the last 13 seasons to win the award. Only Eddie Lacy in 2013 has bucked that trend and the first round is where I'll be focusing my attentions again in 2016. Unfortunately for offensive linemen and tight ends, this award seems to be out of reach with neither position producing... [ Read More ]

MLB - Kyle Hendricks pitching like a Cy Young contender

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on Baseball    0 Comments    873 Views

It's been a few weeks since I wrote my last baseball column and what a few weeks it's been. We're now into the business end of the season and have just four weeks until the regular season is brought to its conclusion. This week, I take a look back at how some of my recommendations through the season are doing and there are another three pitchers to watch over the next week with the Chicago Cubs featuring heavily..... Season Blog... [ Read More ]

College Football: what we learnt in week one

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    0 Comments    596 Views

Week one is almost over (just Ole Miss and Florida State to come on Monday night) so it's time to take a look back through the action and see if there is anything we can learn to help us going forward..... Fournette looks anything but a Heisman candidate LEONARD FOURNETTE opened his sophomore season with seven straight 150 yard games, 15 touchdowns and averaging 7.68 yards per carry. Then came the Alabama game where he was held to a measly... [ Read More ]

College Football Week Two: Football at a racetrack?

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    0 Comments    477 Views

A solid opening week for the blog, going 2-1 with Kansas State's defense keeping Stanford in check and Alabama destroying USC. Unfortunately, the points fest between Houston and Oklahoma didn't materialise which prevented a perfect week. For three things we learnt from week one, please check out my blog here Underdog of the Week I may well be setting myself up to look like a fool here but a week after backing ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE to cover a 12.5 point... [ Read More ]

College Football - what we learnt in week two

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     undertherobe on American Football    0 Comments    459 Views

Another week down in college football and whilst we're still a good few weeks away from finding out what the playoff committee are thinking, plenty of teams are already putting forward a good case that they can challenge the top four in 2016 whilst there are some which are proving that 2016 won't be their year.... Clemson may not even be a top two team in their own division The CLEMSON TIGERS started the season ranked no.2 in the AP... [ Read More ]