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Handicapping the NFL Playoffs: Let’s stay undefeated!

American Dollars Falling from the Sky This is the first in what will hopefully be a short series of posts by The Masked Gambler calling the NFL playoff handicaps for your gambling pleasure. As always, enjoy. 

If you spent a stupid sum of money last week for some “expert” handicapping website to give you the “LOCK of the century!” you probably did ok.  If you spent a small amount of time perusing The Wooder Cooler, and subsequently trusted me, you didn’t lose a game against the spread last week.  That’s right, the masked gambler, which by the way is a name I didn’t come up with but is nevertheless awesome, won three games and pushed the fourth.  To set expectations, it’s unlikely I’m going undefeated every week.  If I do, I’m leaving this website and starting up my own handicapping business in Vegas — sorry, Ransom.

For now, let’s briefly recap what happened last weekend which will give us some insight into the picks in the divisional round…after the break!

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Handicapping the NFL Playoffs: Make back the money you lost New Year’s Eve

American football Superbowl gamblingNote from Ransom: This is the first in what will hopefully be a short series of posts by The Masked Gambler calling the NFL playoff handicaps for your gambling pleasure. As always, enjoy. 

The teams are set, the lines are posted, the games are almost here, so the only thing missing is some guy who thinks he knows how to beat Vegas betting his life fortune away on a bunch of teasers, parlays, and reverses.

Luckily, you’re already more intelligent than the average better because you’re reading The Wooder Cooler and are about to get all the picks and analysis you need to have a successful day or two of…”investing.”

I’ll say right off the bat that if you are the type to look at trends and just bet straight off of trends that date back to 1990 (I’ve got a great one, if you’re interested), you probably won’t agree with my picks.  I care much more about Alex Smith in 2013 than I do how many times Peyton Manning beat Kansas City in the past 10 years when he was with Indianapolis and the temperature was colder than 25 degrees with a kicker who was perfect on a Saturday.  That’s great for a stupid SportsCenter stat.  Not for your wallet.

So we’ll kick it off with the first game after the break:

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Around the Cooler 12/12/13: I’m dreaming of a white Chipmas

 Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Was Sunday’s blizzard the most entertaining Eagles game of our lifetime?


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 12-12-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

 

Around the Cooler 11/20/13: Slick Nick

 Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • A season after Washburn washed out, the Eagles’ D-Line is looking good again (0:00)
  • Nick Foles and the Spread Eagle offense (13:00)
  • Why the Phillies won’t be competitive again until Ruben gets fired (25:30)


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 11-20-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 10/25/13: They might be Giants

Technical issues nearly DOA’d this podcast, but we scraped it together and we’re giving it to you anyway. A day late.

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • How did Nick Foles do last Sunday? Does he ever deserve another start again? And Giants v. Eagles predictions (0:00)
  • Berube messed with the Flyers’ lines over their break. Will the new pairings make a difference? (17:30)


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 10-25-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 10/16/13: Dallas week!

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Nick Foles was beastly against the Bucs. But is he the right quarterback for the rest of the season? Also, it’s Dallas week! (0:00)
  • We’re talking the Flyers coaching change and the team’s abysmal record, Holmgren’s hot seat, Hextall, and a surprisingly good start from Steve Mason. (21:30)


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 10-16-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 10/11/13: All I do is lose, lose, lose no matter what…

Here’s what we’re talking about:

Foles

  • A brief chat on why the Flyers fired Laviolette (Hint: It wasn’t because they are making a culture change)
  • Nick Foles faces an excellent Tampa defense and the fugly Tampa offense in a battle of college coaches (7:00)
  • We rejoice at how terrible the 76ers will be this season #Winless4Wiggins #Reek4Randle #Junk4Jabari… (28:00)


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 10-11-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 9/13/13: Chip, the Eagles, and the most original NFL offense in decades

Here’s what we’re talking about:

“I think he just winked at me! Did you see that?! He just winked at me!”
*faints*

  • Chip. All Chip. We’re very fond of Chip.


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 09-13-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 09/06/13: Eagles Football is back, and so are we

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Arguing how well the Eagles will/can do this season
  • Eagles v. Redskins on Monday Night!


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 09-06-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

Around the Cooler 8/16/13: A Golden Era Dies in Philly; Two Careers Begin

It's the end of an era

It’s the end of an era

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • The Phillies have fired Charlie Manuel. Does Ryne Sandberg’s hiring fix anything?
  • Chip Kelly put on a show Thursday night. We discuss why we’re so geeked out!
  • The Sixers added a new coach of their own with Brett Brown. We get into Brown’s qualities, basketball economics, and what to expect from future additions to the squad.


Play on your Mobile Device or Right Click to Download: Around the Cooler 08-14-13

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Musical theme written by Matthew Schwalm.

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