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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Opening Weekend

  I’ll take odds on anything. The Super Bowl, the Oscars, a presidential election.  Anything. But no odds are quite as sweet as the first at Saratoga – when you’re still just glad to be back, standing in your suit next to the jean-shorted best friend you just met, hunched over a garbage can trying

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Shoe Money Podcast - NFL in July

  With the NFL season quickly approaching, Joseph White and Ryan Paulsen check in with some thoughts on the NFL, the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and some tips for gambling on horse racing.

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Preakness Preview

  If you hit on 20, you’re an idiot.  Even if you pull a miracle ace out of the deck, you’re still an idiot. Because even if it works out in the end, the wrong decision is still the wrong decision. And sometimes, on the flip side, even when it doesn’t work out in the

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Kentucky Derby Preview

  Picking the Kentucky Derby isn’t supposed to be easy.  It’s not a Thursday afternoon at Belmont, with a six horse field and only one that’s fast enough to beat its show pony to the wire. It’s the Kentucky Derby.  It’s 20 of the world’s best 3-year-olds in a cluttered, scattered scramble that’s impossible to predict.

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NoTicketSports Podcast - Oscars 2017 Preview

  In a special edition of the NoTicketSports Podcast, Joe Bianchino and Jeffrey Simpson Day preview this year’s Oscars – talking through each of the year’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees, picking their personal winners in the big categories, and giving out some off-beat awards, too. Click the link to download or check out iTunes.

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Shoe Money Podcast - Super Bowl Edition

  In the season one finale of the Shoe Money Podcast, Joe Bianchino and Ryan Paulsen dig into the Super Bowl – picking out their favorite prop bets and betting the game.  They also add in some thoughts on the WWE’s Royal Rumble because, well, why not?

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NFL Takeaways - Championship Weekend

I hate the Patriots. I hate how curt and dismissive their coach is.  I hate how their quarterback throws temper tantrums.  I hate that they cheat. I hate them. But god dammit are they good. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are about to coach and play in their seventh Super Bowls.  When the game kicks

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NFL Takeaways - Divisional Weekend

  Often, I like to start my columns with a sense of “…huh?”  Anyone who has read them before knows this.  But even for those familiar with my style, I think it’s important that in this case, I take a second to promise that the coming round-about metaphor will connect to football.  It will. The funniest