Two early bets on NFL I like


We are about two weeks from the Bucs and the Cowboys christening the new NFL season in a game that has ping-ponged between 6.5 and 10.5 recently amid reports that Dak Prescott might not be fully healthy. I mentioned in the spring and early summer that tying up your bankroll on a game that will not be played for several months is neither something I like to do nor recommend. But here we are. Games are within shouting distance, and it’s a good time to look at what’s on the menu for Week 1, if you haven’t already.

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If you have been firing on the Under for preseason totals, you enter the regular season with some extra cash in your pocket, as the books can’t seem to go low enough to keep the Under bettors from cashing tickets. As we enter the third, and now final, week of the exhibition season, we look forward to the real thing. Now let’s find some winners ...

First Coach Fired: Zac Taylor (+ 1300)

You will see sanctimony among many members of the media acting as if even a discussion of someone losing his job is morally unconscionable. But not in this column. The reality is somebody will be dismissed at some point this season, so we might as well acknowledge that reality and try to make some money off it. Also, even just three years at an NFL coach’s salary is enough money to last a lifetime, so no need for violins.

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