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Lessons Learned in Sports Betting

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane has been more studious in his sports betting the last few months, so what does he have to show for it? Not a lot of profit, but a lot of interesting information, like the (lack of) wisdom of the crowds. He shares his insight in the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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CFL Power Rankings

Sports PhotoFrom the Blue Bombers (the best) to the Redblacks (the worst), SC’s Kevin Beane doles out his CFL power rankings, with explanatory tidbits that those who haven’t been following the CFL may find helpful. Complete Story

College Football Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane weighs in on Georgia and Hawaii, both of whom are looking sharp in the early part of the season. Just don’t pull out your betting bucks quite yet, though (do as he says and not as he does). Complete Story

2019 NFL Prop Bets Recommendations

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at NFL prop bets in this week’s Slant Pattern. He’s high on the Chiefs and (relatively speaking) the Redskins, low on Jameis Winston and (relatively speaking) the Browns, and he’s found a good value spot for worst record. Complete Story

Football Coaches Are Terrible at Game Management. Why?

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, we have a dissection of a very bad in-game coaching decision made in the CFL a couple years ago, and it leaves him wondering: why are bad decisions so common in the game of football? SC’s Kevin Beane has a theory. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane muses on Mark Sanchez’s career change, gives an early CFL report, and shines a spotlight on a rare statistical anomaly. Complete Story

Who Should Win the ESPYs in Each Category

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane breaks down some of the 2019 ESPY nominees, and who should win, in this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

The State of American Men’s Tennis

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes the pulse of American men’s tennis, and has a lot to be optimistic about (junior slam finalists and winners) and a lot to feel pessimistic about (many players falling off a cliff). But one thing remains constant: John Isner. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s time again for another Slant Pattern mailbag, where we poach the questions posed to others. Should young QBs have mentors? Should the three-point line vary from arena to arena? Those questions and more are answered by SC’s Kevin Beane. Complete Story

NFL Logos of Yesteryear (Part 2)

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane returns to finish his NFL logo series, and even gives us a couple of bonus CFL entrants, in the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

More Slant Pattern Commentary

05.09.19 NFL’s Logos of Yesteryear (Part 1) By Kevin Beane
04.25.19 Slant Pattern NBA Playoff Musings By Kevin Beane
04.11.19 Deconstructing Darren Rovell’s Tweets III By Kevin Beane
03.28.19 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
03.14.19 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
02.28.19 Serious Thoughts on the AAF By Kevin Beane
02.13.19 Anatomy of a Lifelong Arizona Hotshots Fan By Kevin Beane
01.30.19 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
01.16.19 The World’s Earliest Week 1 CFB Preview By Kevin Beane
01.04.19 College Football Playoff Thoughts and Reflections By Kevin Beane
12.19.18 Slant Pattern’s Tennis Mailbag By Kevin Beane
12.05.18 Why the Wilder/Fury Draw Was Correct By Kevin Beane
11.23.18 Deconstructing Darren Rovell’s Tweets II By Kevin Beane

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