Editor's Note--Well then, when we last saw our handsome handicapping hero, he really was "smuggling money and love, legally", as the title of the post below states. Wasn't he?!? Yes he was. 2 SMASHING victories in the NFL AFC and NFC Championship Games!!! Gave everyone plenty of walkin around money for these 2 weeks, and some of you a LOT more than 2 weeks of money, yes? Yes. Now? Well. Some say it should be a national holiday this Sunday/Monday. As far as I am concerned, EVERYDAY is a holiday with Big D. Which reminds me of a song......"The Velvet Fog" ladies and gentlemen!
What a voice. Mel Torme. Speaking of a great voice, let's get to the voice that's shaking the bookmakers from one end of the earth to the other. Big D baby. You love him? You'd better....you dont want him to stray. That reminds me of another tune....
Richie, we appreciate the fine intro, and your posting of our old departed pal, Mel Torme. But now it's time to get down to the brass tacks. Super Bowl 50! But first, some other treats for Sunday....
In the NBA on Sunday at 1pm eastern, the New York Knicks host the DENVER NUGGETS. GALLINARI, the former Knick, is crushing it for DENVER. NUGGETS are a covering machine on the road. It's gonna be a lot of fun for the DENVER fans today. Take the points.
In the College, lets go with mighty HOFSTRA plus the points at James Madison U at 3PM eastern. They lost a tough one in OT last month, so lets see THE PRIDE of HOFSTRA turn the tables. Takey take.
Now you will have loads of cash for the big game......and away we goooooooooo...
So your pals probably mocked you when you told them BRONCOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 2 weeks ago, no? Quick. How many yards did "old man Peyton" throw for, in his win vs the Pats? 176. Yep. 176. The Pats made it tight at the end. But were they ever leading? Nope. Did Peyton look old? Kinda. Has he looked old all season? Kinda. Was his team the #1 seed in the whole AFC? Yep.
They play Carolina who is a TD away from being undefeated. Impressive. Cam Newton going to be MVP. He's a special player.
HOWEVER, 11 players play on the field. And it just so happens DENVER's defense is #1 in the league. Defensive coach WADE PHILLIPS has had 2 weeks to try and stop the Panthers. Defense wins championships baby.
Carolina is 3-5 vs the spread when laying 4 or more this year. Betcha didn't know that. You also might not know DENVER is 4-0 as an underdog with 3 of those 4 having them win outright. You want to talk about Cam Newton? That's nice. How about you tell Big D who he is throwing it to? Not on the tip of your tongue is it? Cam's gonna get hit like he hasn't all year. And he might still lead them to victory, but it wont be easy......
We welcome the "Peyton is old" and "Peyton doesn't win the big one" chatter. Cause he might throw for 150 yards and act "old" again. That does NOT mean Carolina wins this game. Lots of things can go wrong for offenses, pal. As a wise man once told me, "It's VERY hard to have a bad game on DEFENSE, if everyone is trying." You think the BRONCOS defense is tired of hearing about Cam Newton after what they just did to MUCH MORE FAMOUS Tom Brady? You think they might try? You bet your ascot they will. You want to ask Pats coach Bill Belicheck who HE likes in this game? Riiiiiight.
5.5 points is the line at this second? At this second, and all the seconds after this, we take the DENVER BRONCOS+5.5. You who feel bold try the money line too. At 2-1 odds, it's worth a try. We won't venture to guess a score, but that's too many for the big bad defense of DENVER. Remember when the NY Giants played the "unstoppable" Pats in those 2 Super Bowls? Let's see what happens when DENVER gets a lead in this game. Horsemouth ELWAY and his boys get our money, baby.
The happy recap: DENVER NUGGETS @ NY knicks, (hey it's a DENVER kinda day), HOFSTRA @ james madison (we cant ignore a nice college game gift!), and the DENVER BRONCOS +5.5 vs Carolina. The same way we picked em last time vs New England.
Speaking of the same way.......these cats are from San Francisco near where Super Bowl 50 takes place. Good luck and god bless, and we're all thrilled that Richie will be wearing this exact Steve Perry outfit in the video below on Sunday, with an orange shirt for DENVVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Same pants and hair though. A little different weight too. Happy Super Bowl Sunday to all of you and yours. Enjoy!