Eli Manning and 5 NFL stars who hung around too long

As Batman once said, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” This quote translates to NFL players, as well. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is a good example.

NFL Sunday Night Football pick: Steelers vs. Patriots

Sunday night’s matchup between the Steelers and Patriots at Gillette Stadium promises to be exciting and closely-fought, but Pittsburgh has had such difficulty beating New England in the Bill Belichick era (4-8 straight-up, 4-7-1 against the spread) that it’s hard to have confidence in them. Bettors should instead focus on the totals market, where there appears to be an opportunity on the Under.

5 NFL players who should retire immediately

In light of the recent jaw-dropping news that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has decided to retire from the NFL, it's time to turn the spotlight on five other NFL players who should consider doing the same.

Five milestones to watch for in the 2019 NFL season

The NFL will reach a milestone in 2019, with the kickoff to its 100th season Thursday, Sept. 5. Coinciding with the historic season, several players should find themselves celebrating landmark achievements in 2019, with many on the verge of setting single-season or career records.

Who will be the 2019 NFL MVP?

Winning a Most Valuable Player award is the most significant individual résumé builder any athlete can hope to achieve. The award will never go to a player on a losing team in the NFL. Over the last 20 years, no MVP winner has ever played for a team that has won fewer than 10 games. More often than not the MVP comes from one of the best teams in the league. Although he's only won two MVP awards, Aaron Rodgers [...]

What ‘Game of Thrones’ Can Teach You About Sports Betting

If you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” you know anything can happen... ...especially when you least expect it. Since its premiere in 2011, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama has left audiences in shock and awe, sparking feverish debate—and even online wagering—on how the eighth and final season will end. Sometimes the outcome is a little too predictable (like in the seventh season), and sometimes it leaves you high and dry. It’s its own form of March [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Super Sunday Free Picks

One of the most highly anticipated days on the American sports calendar is upon us: Super Bowl Sunday, baby! Obviously, the game between the Patriots and the Rams headlines the big day, but there is also a college hoops game that I hope to use to build our bankrolls before kickoff of the “Big Game” (6:30 p.m. EST). Here is what I will be involved with on Super Bowl Sunday with an early college basketball free pick, my favorite Super [...]

Revisiting Super Bowl XXXVI – The One Where Tom Brady Became A Thing

When the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots battle it out at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta this Sunday, it will be more than just a football game. Often, the days leading up to Super Bowls are filled with hyperbole, but in this case, the hype is real. This is, after all, a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI where the Patriots provided one of the largest upsets in the history of the championship game. The last time the Rams and [...]

Scott Shapiro’s AFC Championship Game Analysis – New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

Championship Sunday continues with another rematch of a high-scoring contest that took place during the middle of the 2018 NFL season. The difference, though, is that the loser of the regular season showdown is now the host with New England visiting Kansas City with a Super Bowl berth on the line. When the Chiefs visited the Patriots on Sunday night in Week 6 it was all New England early, but ended up being a tight one late. Probable MVP Patrick [...]