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What a time to be alive! Bowl games, NFL playoffs, and Soccer is rolling. The action is everywhere. This weekend, the objective is to win a big bag of cash. Play smart, find angles and have fun!!

Motivation will start playing a critical factor in the last few weeks in the NFL and the bowl games. Be careful when picking spots and make sure the team you back actually cares.

Last Article Plays
Nets vs. 76ers over 221.5 1U +1
Lyon/ Shak Both teams soccer and over 2.5. 3U -135-2.6

Over 3 +105 1U -1

First half over 1 -170 1U -1.7

Ronaldo -.25

Juventus -1 -154 POD -7

Juventus first half ML -110 1U -1.1
Parlay -1
Parlay 1U Juventus -1
Man city over 3.5
Bayern Ajax over 3
KC Chiefs TT Over 13.5 +1

-12.9 The last article read 278.1 278.1-12.9= +265.2U
Let's get back to our winning ways

New Plays
Germany

Nurnberg vs. Wolfsburg

Over 3 1U

UPDATE 340 CST

NBA

Thunder/Nuggets

Over 218.5

UPDATE 4 CST

NFL

Texans turnovers committed +.5 -140


UPDATE Shatterday

HOFFENHEIM VS BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH

BTTS and over 2.5

Over 3.5

UPDATE

Dortmund over 3

West ham over 2.5

UPDATE

Texans TT over 24 MAX 5U

UPDATE

Lineup 12/15 only slate


Watson

Miller

Lindsay

Hopkins

D. Thomas

Sutton

Njoku

T Patrick

Texans


UPDATE 318 CST

MAX BOMB TEASER 5U 7 point

Texans pk

Browns +10 (9.5 at some spots)

UPDATE 506 CST

Texans -2.5 2nd half 2U

UPDATE 703 CST

J Landry over 4.5 receptions MAX 3U


UPDATE

P Lindsay over 76.5 rushing yards 2U

TD 2U



Browns first Q +.5 5U MAX

UPDATE

NJoku TD 1U +200

Browns +3 bomb 5U10 point teaser 5U

Pitt/NE Over 44.5

Packers bears Over 36.5

Rams -3


7 point tease 3U

Vikings -2

Ravens -2.5


UPDATE 1126 CST

Colts-3 5U BOMB

10 point teaser 5U

Pitt/NE Over 44.5

Packers bears Over 36.5

Rams -3


7 point tease 3U

Vikings -2

Ravens -2.5

UPDATE


Brady

Mixon

Gallup

Edelman

Moncrief

ebron

J Samuels

Jags


UPDATE

Parlay ML 1U

Ravens

Rams

Colts

Falcons

Patriots

Liverpool ML

Saints


UPDATE 221 CST

Teaser 10 point 5U

Steelers +12.5

Over 45.5

Rams -3

UPDATE 433 CST

Sea/SF

2nd half over 23 -120 5U


UPDATE 654

Rams TT first half over 16.5 5U

over 32 game 5U


UPDATE 712

Z.Ertz scores a receiving TD 1U


UPDATE 853

Rams -6.5 2nd half


UPDATE 626 CST

Saints TT over 28 5U

UPDATE 644 CST

M Thomas Over 6.5 rec 1U


UPDATE

Borussia Monchengladbach Half Time 5U


UPDATE

Club World Cup

River Plate -1 5U MAX

TT over 2 5U MAX

Game over 2.5 MAX

Pick what you can use

UPDATE

Dortmund +.5 5U

Game over 2.5 5U

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Often times, sports can be a copycat forum. Whether it's trying to replicate an offense, defense, philosophy, or outright style biting, we rarely see anything original. Sports sometimes take their cues from Hollywood. How many remakes of old movies and ideas have we seen? Or, how many different iterations of a successful movie franchise will we continue to get shoved down our throats? (I'm looking at you Fast And Furious. But I'm going to see the new one anyway.)

Every so often, we'll get the pleasure of a trailblazer. Someone who stands out against the crowd and prefers to do something so out of the box, we may choose to fully embrace the different approach, or, we may choose to mock the out of the box ideas. The Texans have chosen to blaze their own trail and go with a general manager by committee for the upcoming season. They came to this conclusion (forced into it) after a failed attempt to woo Nick Caserio away from the Patriots amidst tampering charges. Bill O'Brien, Jack Easterby, Chris Olsen, and Jamey Rootes will all play a part in fulfilling the role of GM. I go back and forth as to whether they've made the right decision and whether or not it'll work. Let's take a look at a few reasons to support both sides of the argument:

Will Work: Three or four heads better than one

Texans Chairman and CEO D. Cal McNair

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Think back to when you were in school. I know that may be difficult for some of us that are long removed from those days. What was one of your favorite type of assignments? Typically, group assignments were fun because you got to collaborate with others on a project. It worked best if you chose your own group because you knew everyone would pull their weight. This may be the case here, as long as there are clear cut lines in which each person will operate and how tough decisions will be made.

Won't Work: Too many sheriffs, not enough cops

Texans EVP of Team Development Jack Easterby

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Those same group projects have also been known to cause division, friction, and make getting a good grade nearly impossible. All of the guys on this committee have primary responsibilities. Now they have to take on extra duties. This can lead to some lacking in areas of each of their jobs. We've all experienced a collaborative effort gone wrong. Whether someone didn't pull their weight, or someone was a control freak, there's always a chance of something going awry when multiple people have to come together for a common goal, especially when you're dealing with a bunch of alpha males used to being the in charge of their own lane but forced to cooperate and collaborate with others.

Will Work: Everyone's seats are hot

Texans President Jamey Rootes

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I grew up respecting the knowledge older people could pass along. I may not have always listened to what they said, but I most definitely absorbed those lessons. One saying I remember and still hold onto is "pressure can make a diamond or crack a pipe." The former is why I think this setup will work. When former GM Brian Gaine was fired late into this offseason, it put everyone on notice that their jobs are also on the line. If this group can feel that heat and use it to fuel them positively, this GM by committee thing can work.

Won't Work: No blueprint or copycat source

Texans Senior VP of Football Operations Chris Olsen

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Like I said previously, sports are a copycat forum. Usually, there's someone somewhere that's done it before that you can get a few pointers from. Hell, the Texans organization has been trying to replicate what the Patriots have done for almost their whole existence! However, there hasn't been an example that I can think of in which any sports franchise has had a committee of people fill the role of GM instead of a single person. When you have an example to follow, it's similar to having directions on assembling a toy you've bought for your kid. Next time you try putting something together, do it without the instructions and see how easy/difficult it could be.

While the draft and the bulk of free agency has come and gone, there's always work a GM is doing that will help his team. There are always players on other teams to watch in case they're cut. There's also college players to keep an eye on for the upcoming draft, as well as a multitude of other duties an NFL GM has on a daily basis. Information funneled through one person and sent out to others is much more concise than being funneled through several and sent out to many.

Signals can get crossed. Critical steps or info can get missed and/or overlooked. However, we don't know if this will or won't work because we have nothing to base it off of. We will have to wait and see how this plays out. Who knows? We may be on the verge of something new and innovative in sports. We could also be seeing a disaster the likes of which we've never seen. Let's wait and see what happens before we pass judgement.

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