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Using Weather to Handicap NFL Games

November 11th, 2015 at 7:19 AM
By Sports Media 101

As winter approaches, it's time to start making a plan to handicap NFL games that will be played in really lousy weather.

Wind, rain and snow can have a huge impact on the outcome of an NFL game.

With that here are a few things for sports bettors to keep in mind when considering the weather in their NFL handicapping. Each week the oddsmakers create data driven nfl odds with the direct intention of evening out the outcome of the game with a handicap. Every little detail is included in this especially the affects of the weather.

The first thing handicappers need to determine is how comfortable the teams playing are with the weather at game time. And while it seems obvious that the Packers are probably much more used to playing in frigid temperatures than the Dolphins, handicappers need to be cautious here, as the betting public will lock onto to this and bet accordingly. In turn the oddsmakers will adjust the lines, creating little value in these situations.

That's when smart handicappers may want to wait to see if there are any line movements, as there is nothing more frustrating than making a bet based assumptions, which may change by game time. And weather is something that is constantly changing.

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Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 22nd, 2014 at 11:33 AM
By Dan Benton

Every NFL fan dreams of seeing their team in the Super Bowl and now you can check that off your bucket list with the help of They have a system in place to get you to the biggest games for a fixed weekly buy-in price; and when your team goes to the Super Bowl, you will be there to root them on at an extreme discount.

Typically, TicketScore can get you to the Super Bowl with savings between 70% and 90% off the market price. That means you can score tickets to the biggest games (not just the Super Bowl) for a fraction of the cost and be a part of your favorite team’s history.

TicketScore works in three easy ways. First, you will pick your favorite team and the championship game you want to go to. Next, you will buy-in at a low weekly price over the course of the full season. Lastly, you can go to the Super Bowl when your team makes it at no additional ticket cost.

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Rookie Mistake? Miami Dolphin Defensive End Dion Jordan Tests Postive for Banned Substance, Will Miss Four Games

July 3rd, 2014 at 5:40 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

The curse of Jeff Ireland.

The number one pick for the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft, Dion Jordan from Oregon, has been banned for the first four games of the upcoming season for using performance enhancing drugs. The second year player was the first pick by former GM Jeff Ireland who traded up from number 12 to the number 3 slot. The Dolphins were in dire need of offensive lineman and to top it off, Jordan came to camp with an injured shoulder that he was rehabbing.

The following is a statement from the Miami Dolphins:

Miami Dolphins Defensive End Dion Jordan Suspended Four Games by NFL 


Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

NFL Spokesperson

“Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. 

Jordan will be eligible to return to the Dolphins’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Miami Dolphin Draft Class of 2014

May 17th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
By Mark H. Stowers

Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey finished his draft selection for the 2014 NFL Draft by adding seven players to the team. Five of the seven were focused on the offensive side of things with two of those being offensive lineman taken in the first three rounds. Three of the pics are from SEC schools. Here's how Hickey used the picks.


The Dolphins worked deals with San Diego and Denver through San Francisco to get Landry Jarvis the wide receiver from LSU while the Billy Turner pick came from Oakland. Initial grading of Miami's draft by NFL pundits has ranged from average to good.

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Twitter the Enemy of Miami Dolphins Players? Mike Pouncey and Don Jones Stick Virtual Foot in Mouth with Draft Tweets

May 11th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

You only get 140 character spaces on Twitter to say what you have to say. Miami Dolphin defensive back Don Jones only needed three. The rookie who was drafted just last season in the seventh round out of Arkansas State sent out a Tweet after openly gay defensive lineman Michael Sam was drafted and kissed his boyfriend on national TV.


Jones Tweeted, OMG and then Horrible in seperate Tweets after the kiss. Not a smart thing to do after all the locker room problems in South Florida last season. Center Mike Pouncy was called on the virtual carpet earier in the draft after the Dolphins first round pick was made. The lineman Tweeted, "Great pic! I can't wait for our gifts he's giving us! lol"

On Sunday night the Dolphins released the following email suspending Jones and fining him.


Miami Dolphins Safety Don Jones Fined, Excused from Team Activities


Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount and excused from all team activities until such time that he undergoes and completes educational training for his recent comments made on social media during the NFL Draft.


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