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Badder Beats

Jul 31, 2019

On the eve of the Hall of Fame Game and potentially the first very bad officiating decision of the NFL season, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler dissect how technology and sports betting combine with human fallibility or rulebook loopholes to create noxious mess. 

FanDuel chief marketing officer Mike Raffensperger...


Jul 23, 2019

Pugilism considered, as Bookies.com contributor Kelsey McCarson joins Brant James and Ryan Butler to analyze the Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez junior welterweight unification bout and boxing as an entity. 

 Legislative update 

1:38 – New York becomes the tenth guest state to legalize and implement legal...


Jul 18, 2019

 
 

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, New York becomes the 10th state to land a legal sports wager. Call it a Sea of Bet-quility. 

North Carolina follows suit – almost – by passing legislation to legalize sports betting. 

And as the frenzy of...


Jul 10, 2019

 Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drinks a symbolic tequila toast, analyzes the New Jersey sports betting market from germination to July and ruminates on what comes next, including maybe, perhaps, politics.

 And in the second and final installment of our series on the Chicago Black Sox Scandal, Society...


Jul 2, 2019

 
 

Kevin Durant to the Nets, in a year and a half. Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn immediately. Kawhi Leonard …. who knows. Maybe he was just sparing Toronto a bummer of a Canada Day as NBA free agency opened. Agents and general managers were pummeling each other like UFC fighters. 

Speaking of which, UFC239 is...