Category: Football

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AB’s The Brink : Up the Gut

Today is it my friends!  NFL football returns and here at The Brink, it can not come a moment too soon.  Too many of us have been simulating games on Madden or using pen and paper to put W’s an L’s next to every game during the season.  Round the office, we took a poll […]

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AB’s The Brink 9/9 : To Our Health

An odd week this is for many of us. Labor Day has thrown much of America’s schedule a tad bit off.  My body is fighting my mind on what day it is. Normally the adrenaline that I run on would wipe me out on Wednesday, so I would plan accordingly.  Now however this Wednesday is […]

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AB’s The Brink : Trends

College football as powered through the first week of the regular season. The SEC seems to be a strong as ever at the top as Alabama steamrolled Wisconsin.  UCLA might be ready to take the reigns in the Pac 12.  However this Tuesday morning is dedicated to the champs.  They overcame last years hurdle and […]

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AB’s The Brink : All in a Name Sept 7th

Brand recognition can drive the price in the sports investment market to prohibitive prices.  Imagine all the old money that poured it on the Fighting Irish this weekend.  The books know this and offer inflated prices from the get go.  On your Labor Day Edition of The Brink, we will look at what a name […]

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AB’s The Brink : Twice as Sweet

Fast Eddie Felson could not have imagined our Saturday when he uttered the phrase, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”  Never a truer word has been uttered but even he downplayed the magnitude of what happened on Saturday.  For perspective, go back to Saturday’s piece from The Brink.  We had a high […]

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AB’s The Brink : Star Power Saturday

Woke up on this Saturday and knew it had finally arrived.  A sport’s handicappers version of Christmas.  We had the appetizers on Thursday and Friday night but now the bands are being struck up at schools all over this country.  College football for the masses has arrived.  Star power en masse has come out to […]

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AB’s The Brink : Easy Pick Up

Two items stress out the sports follower more than anything else.  One is rallying a close wager down to the wire.  Second is getting said money when you hit paydirt.  Friday’s edition of The Brink examines both of these issues as they pertain to this week.  We look at how New Jersey workers demand bribes […]

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AB’s The Brink : Les is Not More

For those that have been out of action, jumping back into something you love should be treated with planning.  Take Les Miles the coach of the LSU Tigers.  He had given up something during the offseason but reintroduced it to his diet for the push of the 2015 season.  Find out what it was, and […]

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AB’s The Brink : Redefining the Rules

One of the first times I came across the term the “rules” while watching sports was when I was a little child.  Michael Jordan was trying to get by the Detroit Pistons.  Joe Dumars and company invoked the Jordan Rules to hold him in check for many years.  His greatness finally overcame them but those […]

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AB’s The Brink : Beer Mile and Like Minded People

A closer world is one of the main benefits that the Internet generation is privy to.  Sports handicappers had to almost run into each other at bars or tailgates to exchange ideas on out art.    It was the same for almost any new idea getting off the ground.  In these most modern of times, […]