Gambling Gurus: Week 12 Picks, Oooh… Miami

Brooke Costello and Stefan Tornquist gives us their weekly NFL bets. Indy @ Hou (3.5, 48) Brooke: Indy can’t help winning. It’s what they have always done, and it comes down to executing well when it matters most. Houston can’t help losing. It’s what they have always done, and it comes down to executing poorly when it matters most. It’ll be close because that’s the way the script was written. (Tease Indy w/ the under, and see if you can’t buy half a point.) ST: Take the Texans in any tease you can find because these two…

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Gambling Gurus: NFL Week 11 Picks, Bills Fire Themselves

Brooke Costello: We at the Gambling Gurus apologize for our inconsistency over the last few weeks. I chose to blame Austin for loving his Phillies too well, Stefan for having a real job, and me? I don’t blame me at all! Buff @ Jax (-9, 42.5) Brooke: So far this year Buffalo has fired their All Pro left tackle, O-Coordinator, starting QB (twice), and finally now their head coach. Next up is the GM. The owner on the other hand stays the same, and he is the guy that hired all these other guys. Perhaps he should…

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Gambling Gurus: NFL Week 9 Picks–Texans Forget, Lose

Each week our gambling gurus make bets on the NFL. This week Stefan Tornquist is off so Brooke Costello goes it alone. Texans @ Indy (-9, 50) Brooke: There is a lot being written about Matt Shaub’s season. He is leading the league with 16 TD’s and his yard per completion stat is through the roof. But more importantly he has Houstonians forgetting to ask themselves why they live in an overpriced underconstructed shack in the middle of one of North America’s biggest swamps. This is what professional sports is all about. Replacing the “Why?” with a…

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Gambling Gurus: NFL Week 7 Picks, Dr. Who Wins

Each week our gambling gurus, Brooke Costello and Stefan Tornquist, make some bets on NFL games. Vikes at pitt (-5, 45) Brooke: Brad Childress reminds me of the Supreme Dalek from Dr. Who. “Exterminate. Exterminate.” And come to think of it Big Ben would be perfect as the American Dr. Who? Sorry supreme commander, but Dr. Who always wins. (Pitt ATS, Tease Pitt and the over.) ST: After a week where my personal bankroll got devoured by bad judgment and testosterone, I’ve got the jitters…everything looks good until it looks bad until it looks good again. In…

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Gambling Gurus: NFL Week 6 Picks, Shockey Effect

Each week our gambling gurus, Stefan Tornquist and Brooke Costello, look over the NFL schedule and make some bets. NYG @ NO (-3,47) Brooke: Jeremy Shockey reminds me of a sheriff in a Jim Thompson novel. The kind of guy who pulls you over for speeding in a small town and then twists your words around until you have admitted to all sorts of perversions against nature. Before you know it your standing trial for murders he committed and he is the sole witness at the trial. But instead of being a misanthropic small town sheriff he…

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Gambling Gurus: Races to the Bottom

Each week our gambling nuts, Stefan Tornquist and Brooke Costello, break down some of the NFL games, Vegas style. This week only three games feature opponents that both have winning records (Cin Balt, NEDen, and Atl@SF). Somebody needs to talk to the competition committee. These might be the more interesting games to watch and to talk about, but they probably are not the best games to bet on. Parity is dead in this year’s NFL. With that in mind: Oak@NYG: (-16, 39) Brooke: Wow! J Russ may be the worst quarterback ever. (Gints ATS, Tease Giants and…

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Gambling Gurus: Week 4 Picks, Karma Chameleon

Each week our gambling addicts, Stefan Tornquist and Brooke Costello, predict the best bets and the big games. GB @ Minny (-3, 45) Brooke: The Karma Bowl Part I. There are a lot of NFL loving Christians in Wisconsin who are praying extra hard this week that God is just. They want God to punish Brett Favre for his horrible betrayal. There are also a lot of NFL loving Christians in Minnesota who are praying extra hard for exactly the same thing. After all only the Bills have equaled their Vikes 0-4 record in Super Bowls. But…

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Gambling Gurus: Week One Picks: Browns, Broncos Stink

For the last few seasons, the Modern Spectator has brought you weekly picks from our resident gambling addicts, Stefan Tornquist and Brooke Costello. This year they’re back again, prognosticating in the face of Roger Goodell’s war on gambling (no hypocrisy there) and hopefully offering up some football laughs. The editors (read: Austin) regret, though, that we weren’t able to post their week one column in time. Trust us: It’s been sitting in our inbox since last Thursday morning. Look back also at their season preview. Welcome back. This year we’re going to be trying to keep our…

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Gambling Gurus: Week 3 Picks, Brady Hits Earth

Each week our gambling addicts, Brooke Costello and Stefan Tornquist give their NFL prognostications. For some teams the mantra “Any Given Sunday” is a myth; the equivalent of telling a classroom of first graders “You can be anything you set your mind to.” It just ain’t true. Entering week three there are really three kinds of teams 1) “The More Than Any Given Sunday Bunch” 2) “The Any Given Sunday Bunch” 5) “The Maybe Never Bunch.” The first group includes (In alphabetical order) Atlanta, Baltimore, Indianapolis, New York Giants, and New Orleans. With the New York Jets…

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Gambling Gurus: Week 2 Picks, Seymour Goes Mad

Each week our resident gambling addicts, Brooke Costello and Stefan Tornquist, bring you NFL picks. Our esteemed editor in chief Mr. Austin Kelley celebrated his engagement to Ms. Emily Thompson last weekend, and for that wholly excusable reason was unable to post Stefan’s and my first week picks. And as luck would have it, for the first time ever we both picked every game right. This week we will try to do even better. (Note: You can fact-check Brooke by clicking here. –your esteemed ed.) Oak @ KC (-3, 38.5) Brooke: Richard Seymour obviously got a motivational…

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