Andy Reid had never lost coming out of a bye week. This some how gave Vegas the genius idea to make the Eagles a 3-point favorite at home against the Falcons. The Eagles may have been undefeated coming off the bye, but the Falcons are actually undefeated this season.
The Eagles trailed by 17 points coming out of the half. FOX posted a statistic; the Eagles are 3-58 when trailing by 17-points or more at the half.
If anyone could blow this lead, it’s Matt Ryan.
Rajon Rondo has to be suspended for game two of the Celtics first round match-up with the Atlanta Hawks. I have to start there to have any credibility given to what I will later say.
Last night Rondo screamed in the face of official Marc Davis, who then gave him a technical foul. After the technical foul was issued, Rondo kept walking towards Davis and bumped him in the back with his chest. That earned Rondo a second technical, an automatic ejection, and propably a suspension for contact with an official.
Rondo may deserve a suspension, in my opinion. However, it’s hard for me to blame him for what he did.
Taking a step back to the play immediately before the chest-bump incident; official Marc Davis made a terrible call giving the Hawks possession when the ball had clearly gone off an Atlanta player. At this point, doubt began to creep into my head.
FanDuel claims to have made over $10M in payments to its fantasy players. That get your attention?
FanDuel is a daily and weekly fantasy sports game site. The product offering is currently focused on only US-based sports. Wait, isn’t sports betting illegal? Well, not entirely. The 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act has a loop whole which apparently allows for this type of “daily game.” It’s 100% legal.
For FanDuels’ users, it’s quite easy. You pick nine players that fit under the salary cap, and in the end one player in the league walks away with the prize.
In what are some rather widespread advertising campaigns, FanDuel is coordinating multiple free-to-enter baseball pools to kick-off the MLB season. They’re trying to get you hooked. In these leagues players can walk about with a $1,000 first place prize.
Along with this recent publicity, the site has recently raised another $1.3M round of funding from its existing investors. The total capital raised to date is now $7m.