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#CheddarBay week one; Wisc/LSU.

Welcome to the first week in the 2014 Cheddar Bay season.  Rules and overview post is here.  Signup is to your right at the top of the sidebar.  We even have some helpful handicapping advice from several of our more experienced players. In this comment thread is where you will make...

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Browns-Rams comprehensive review.

I will finish up the BetOn-BetAgainst series with the AFC teams this week. But the chore of breaking down last night’s dress rehearsal game is insistent and important. But it is a chore.  More disappointing Browns football. As I write that adjective ‘disappointing’ and think deeper on it… disappointments in and...

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Rethink the Hoyer hot takes.

Let’s review Hoyer’s Monday night because I have yet to find a sensible take on the whole performance other than from Mike Pettine who said: Pettine: “Hard for a QB to look good when the guys around him aren’t playing well…tough to evaluate when overall level of play around.. —...

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2014 NFC Quick Hits — Bet on, bet against, avoid.

I enjoyed doing my series of quick looks at 128 college football teams a couple weeks ago but judging from the number of comments, maybe you all aren’t as excited about C-USA talk in August. Fair. Just remember who was way out front on the Terrence Broadway parade and when...

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SIXTH Cheddar Bay Reality Football Pickstravaganza is open!

We are back for year six in the Cheddar Bay Reality Football Pickstravaganza.  The world’s first, best, and only Reality Football challenge where ~25% of the entrants get paid. We like your chances. Or as another notable Cheddar Bay Executive Committee member explained: It started with a dream, and a...

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2014 CFB quick hits: SEC, Sun Belt.

Wrapping up our look at every freaking college football team today.  The methodology is simple:  review Vegasinsiders’ and Athlon’s blurb about each team, check out the returning starter composition, look at the head coach’s record against the spread, account for any players I may especially like or dislike, factor in...

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2014 CFB Quick Hits: MAC, MWC, PAC-12.

Let’s keep our CFB homework assignment moving forward.  Today we’ll look at the MAC, Mountain West, and Pac 12 teams with an eye toward dropping them in one of three buckets: Bet on:  Plays on these teams over the course of the year will win you money; Bet against:  Plays...

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The Hater’s Guide to the 2014 Cleveland Browns.

Friend of the site, former proprietor of Cleveland Reboot and theOBR contributor — and notable Cheddar Bay eschewer – Dave Kolonich got the itch to write a 2014 Browns preview and we’re happy to scratch it.  Editorial emphases are mine. A few weeks ago, I retweeted an article that sketched Dan...

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2014 CFB Quick Hits: AAC, ACC, Big12.

College football handicapping is such a dark art.  Every damn one of these teams has 60% new starters.  If they had good players, they’re probably gone.  What you’re left with are miscellaneous data points, head coaching resumes (which, I think, are the best universal prediction tool for pre-season CFB), and...