• Former Lions quarterback Erik Kramer

    Former Lions quarterback Erik Kramer jokes that he is a bad shot
    Posted by Betonline team on 5/25/2016 4:38:32 AM

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    That might be the only reason he is alive today. Kramer suffers from depression and bad luck and bad relationships. He had enough and took an SIG Sauer 9mm handgun and shot himself in the chin. The bullet went through his sinus cavities and out of the top of his head, ripping a hole in his tongue. The bullet mangled his face but it did not kill him.

    Now Kramer wants to tell his story to bring awareness of suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans. So he spilled his guts out to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press who pinned a disturbing but important paper that all should read.

    Kramer spent nine months in two hospitals in California where he underwent multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. Now Kramer believes he is recovered and has gotten rid of the demons that plagued him. “I don’t want to tempt fate but at this point I feel very good,” Kramer said. “And so my hope is to just keep living life and keep contributing and keep all that going.”

    Kramer should have been the Detroit Lions starting quarterback for many years. But he was the last man in the pecking order behind veteran Rodney Peete and Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, who was a hot shot prospect out of the University of Houston with a strong arm but little passing touch.

    Kramer had no pedigree. He played junior college ball, went to North Carolina State and ended up in the Canadian Football League before signing as a free agent with the Detroit Lions in 1990. He got his big break in 1991 after Peete tore his Achilles tendon on a player nobody touched.

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  • Fantastic Soccer Taking Place

    There’s some Fantastic Soccer Taking Place this weekend with a full round of fixtures from the Premier League to look forward to.There’s some Fantastic Soccer Taking Place this weekend with a full round of fixtures from the Premier League to look forward to.

    The action gets underway on Saturday as Aston Villa, now seemingly resigned to relegation, welcome Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea to Villa Park. Attention then turns to the capital as West Ham, chasing a European place after an impressive season, host Crystal Palace and Arsenal entertain Watford, with the Hornets hoping for a repeat of their FA Cup heroics at the Emirates. In the late kick-off, Liverpool face a Tottenham side desperate for points as they challenge for the title.

    On Sunday, the league leaders are in action as Leicester take on Southampton at the King Power Stadium, before Man Utd take on Everton at Old Trafford to round off the weekend’s games.

    With bet365’s Euro Soccer Bonus you can earn up to 100% more on your returns if you place accumulators on the Premier League, Champions League, Bundesliga, Primera Liga or Serie A. Place a pre-match accumulator of three or more selections on the Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets combining teams in any of these competitions, and if successful, bet365 will add the relevant bonus to your returns.

    The bonus will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, the bonus will be calculated based on the remaining active stake and the maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000 or currency equivalent. Double Chance bets or combination bets with bonuses such as Lucky 15’s or Lucky 31’s do not apply for this offer.

    That’s not all, with the Bore Draw Money Back offer even a goalless draw is never the worst result with bet365 – if you place a pre-match bet on any Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets for any Soccer match and if the game finishes 0-0, bet365 will refund your stake if the bet loses.

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  • Champions League Knockout Stages

    There’s some fantastic Soccer games this week with fixtures from the Champions League knockout stages, the FA Cup quarter-finals and the Premier League to look forward to.There’s some fantastic Soccer games this week with fixtures from the Champions League knockout stages, the FA Cup quarter-finals and the Premier League to look forward to.

    On Wednesday, Chelsea look to avoid another Champions League exit at the hands of Laurent Blanc’s PSG. Away goals settled the tie in favour of the French title holders last season and with the Blues trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Guus Hiddink’s men face another tough task at Stamford Bridge.

    The weekend sees the FA Cup take center stage as Reading, aiming for back-to-back semi-final appearances, play host to former Royals boss Alan Pardew and his Crystal Palace team. Elsewhere, Man Utd take on West Ham and Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park in a repeat of the 2009 final.

    Adding to the excitement, Premier League title-chasers Man City visit Norwich on Saturday before Aston Villa entertain Tottenham later in the day. On Monday Leicester welcome Newcastle to the King Power Stadium to wrap up the week’s soccer action.

    With bet365’s Euro Soccer Bonus on Champions League Knockout Stages you can earn up to 100% more on your returns if you place accumulators on the Premier League, Champions League, Bundesliga, Primera Liga or Serie A. Place a pre-match accumulator of three or more selections on the Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets combining teams in any of these competitions, and if successful, bet365 will add the relevant bonus to your returns.

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  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl

    Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl? Seattle suffered a humbling loss last week to St. Louis but the Seahawks are worlds better than what their 2-4 start to the season suggested.

    Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl? Seattle suffered a humbling loss last week to St. Louis but the Seahawks are worlds better than what their 2-4 start to the season suggested.

    Pete Carroll’s team faces the possibility of finishing the regular season with two straight losses visiting NFC West champion Arizona on Sunday. The Cardinals are favored by 6.5 points at the SportsBetting.ag Sportsbook, but they may rest most of their starters especially if the game is out of hand in the second half.

    Even with a loss to Arizona, Seattle would finish 9-7, which means Russell Wilson and Co. would finish a respectable 7-3 in their last 10 regular season games. The Seahawks most likely will be the No. 6 seed that will face the NFC North champion, Green Bay or Minnesota, in the first round of the playoffs next week.

    Seattle has the third best odds (+400) to win the NFC title behind Arizona (+160) and Carolina (+175) at the sportsbook.

    The biggest key to the Seahawks’ turnaround is that Wilson is operating from the pocket efficiently. In a four-game stretch recently, he completed 81 of 99 pass attempts for 1,094 yards with 15 touchdowns and no interceptions when he stays in the pocket. In his fourth season, at the age of 27, is at his best. he’s reopened the conversation on what his ceiling is as an NFL player. Given that Wilson is still making plays with his legs, defenses are having all kinds of problems coming up with ways to attack him.

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  • Seattle Seahawks Surging

    Seattle Seahawks Surging but Before the season started there would have been a high level of anticipation for this game, a late in the year slugfest between teams likely make the playoffs and even compete for the Super Bowl.

    Seattle Seahawks Surging but Before the season started there would have been a high level of anticipation for this game, a late in the year slugfest between teams likely make the playoffs and even compete for the Super Bowl. However, things have not gone as planned for either, but while Seattle Seahawks Surging back to the playoffs (it seems) the Ravens are out of the race and decimated by injury. Hopefully we still get a competitive game.

    Seattle Seahawks (7-5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (4-8)

    Sunday December 13

    1:00PM

    M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD

    Seahawks -9, not total currently listed

    Seattle

    It has taken some time and some injury losses but the Seahawks are finally playing like the team we thought they were. They have won three in a row, all covers, and even though Jimmy Graham is lost for the year and Marshawn Lynch’s return is unknown, they have to like their chances going forward. Seattle’s defense pummeled Minnesota last week and even without Lynch they are still able to run the ball and get the offensive balance they need. QB Russell Wilson is playing his best ball of the season without having to jam things into Graham. Over the past three game his TD/INT ratio is 11/0. In a word the team is hot.

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  • Undefeated Carolina Panthers

    As American sports fans prepare for Turkey Day tomorrow, the Undefeated Carolina Panthers are hoping to give their fans a real turkey treat with yet another win at Dallas.As American sports fans prepare for Turkey Day tomorrow, the Undefeated Carolina Panthers are hoping to give their fans a real turkey treat with yet another win at Dallas. Thanksgiving Day betting is always heavy and this game – one of three NFL games on Thursday — is seeing a whole lot of action. Intertops Sportsbook has Stake Back specials on two games and a No-Juice offer on the other.

    “The Panthers are still undefeated, but Tony Romo just returned from an injury,” noted one Intertops’ bet manager. “The win at Miami after 7 straight losses in Romo’s absence has kept Dallas’ slim playoff hopes alive, but can the Cowboys stop the still-perfect Panthers, that’s the question.”

    Cam Newton’s career-high 5 TD passes against Washington showed that he has no intention of letting up with a perfect season in his sights.

    On Thanksgiving Day both QBs will be keen to use their arm and if one of them throws for over 300 yards in the game, Intertops Sportsbook customers betting on “Total Team Points” get losing stake back.

    Intertops Sportsbook has pages of NFL bets this holiday weekend but bookies are unable to separate the Undefeated Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys in their early line.

    Intertops has a Stake Back offer on the Carolina @ Dallas game. Players get their stake back on losing “Total Team Points” bets if either QB throws for over 300 Yards.

    Two other NFL games will be played on US Thanksgiving Day. Intertops has a No-Juice offer on Philadelphia vs. Detroit, available from 7:00 ET Thursday. There’s another Stake Back offer on the third NFL Thanksgiving game, Chicago vs. Green Bay. Stakes are returned on losing “First TD scorer” bets if the selection scores a TD at any time during the 2nd Half.

    The full-featured online sportsbook is offering competitive NFL betting odds on all kinds of bets right through to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on February 7th, 2016. Intertops Sportsbook recently had a complete re-design and now has more wagers and attractive new parlay options, and it’s now completely mobile-friendly.

    Undefeated Carolina Panthers


  • Bournemouth versus Newcastle

    This weekend kicks off at 12.45 where Bournemouth versus Newcastle where they’ll be hoping to secure 3 points after suffering through 5 winless games two of which being 5-1 defeats.
    This weekend kicks off at 12.45 where Bournemouth versus Newcastle where they’ll be hoping to secure 3 points after suffering through 5 winless games two of which being 5-1 defeats. The Magpies have also seen a tough start to the season which doesn’t look to improve and will likely see the team fight the relegation battle all season. With both teams needing to secure the full 3 points it should make for an interesting game however, the likely outcome being a draw which is currently priced at 5/2 though edging as favourites to take the win are Bournemouth at 5/4.

    Leicester are having a great season so far with a lot of credit being taken by their star striker Vardy – as a team they have only failed to score in 1 match from their last 29 in all competitions, with this run stretching back to March. In that time only Chelsea and Arsenal have come away from the King Power Stadium with a win making for another tough fixture for Watford. Saying this, they arguably produced their best performance of the season in overcoming the in-form West Ham 2-0 last weekend. Leicester are likely to take the win here and are currently priced at 17/20 with bet365 – add Vardy to score first in a wincast to make thisa more attractive 4/1.

    In the late kick-off, Stoke City will be looking to heap more misery on José Mourinho, with his Chelsea side lying in 15th place in the Premier League table. Stoke have lost just once in their last 6 league games, and have kept clean sheets in three of their last four. It will be tough for a Chelsea side low on confidence and with their manager on a stadium ban to breach the home defence, and a raucous crowd could help to condemn them to another setback here. Chelsea are current favourites to take the three points though a more likely outcome would be a home side win currently priced at 14/5.

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  • West Ham face London rivals

    There’s some fantastic Football taking place this weekend as West Ham face London rivals with a full round of fixtures from the Premier League to look forward to.There’s some fantastic Football taking place this weekend as West Ham face London rivals with a full round of fixtures from the Premier League to look forward to.

    The Football action gets underway on Saturday as West Ham face London rivals Chelsea at Upton Park, before Arsenal welcome Everton to the Emirates in the late kick-off. The Toffees will want to halt a poor run against Arsène Wenger’s side in North London, where they have not won since January 1996.

    On Sunday, there are two crunch clashes from both ends of the table as Sunderland take on North East neighbours Newcastle before United meet City in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal got the better of Manuel Pellegrini in this fixture last season with the Red Devils running out 4-2 winners, so the Chilean will be keen to redress the balance this time around.

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  • College Football Handicapping

    Such as the art of college football handicapping that there seems to be a few lines each week where the linesmakers did their job very well.
    Such as the art of college football handicapping that there seems to be a few lines each week where the linesmakers did their job very well. The perfect number that not only gets balance from the betting public but causes internal debate with their clients. While we go on our night business on Friday evening, HRWager will present to you some pivotal points for some key games. We aspire that this will get a few of you off of the fence and into the betting light to reap the harvest of profit that is awaiting you.

    College Football Handicapping : 10/3

    In conjunction with The Gambling Forum, we polled key members of the site to see which college football wagers ATS they were betting. Here are their top five in order of strength.

    1. Marshall (by wide margin over the other four)
    2. NIU
    3. Oregon
    4. Arkansas State
    5. Boise St

    Alabama No More

    The streak is over. Crimson Tide fans see their ATS streak snapped where they have been the favorite. It has been seasons since Alabama (3-1) was any kind of underdog but they are against Georgia (4-0). The 3:30 PM game sees the Bulldogs seeking to run over a Bama defense that was tenderized by Ole Miss last week. Greyson Lambert (QB) and Nick Chubb are an upgrade over what the Tide faced last week. At – 1 , the Bulldogs are the bargain of the day in College Football.

    So here are your moneymakers of the moment. Stay tuned to HRWager as later today we will publish part II of our college football preview for 10/3. Ponder on why Oregon is going to make a good comeback. Why are people so high on Marshall? Finally, keep in mind the bloat Bama still gets with their lines. Good fortune with your wagers and we will speak again later today here at HRWager.

    College Football Handicapping


  • Chiefs Monday Night Football

    The Green Bay Packers remain undefeated heading in to a Week 3 game under the lights of Chiefs Monday Night Football. According to their fans, the Kansas City Chiefs probably should be perfect too.The Green Bay Packers remain undefeated heading in to a Week 3 game under the lights of Chiefs Monday Night Football. According to their fans, the Kansas City Chiefs probably should be perfect too. The Chiefs lost their best opportunity yet to end their extended losing streak to the AFC West rival Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football, turning the football over five times and blowing a pair of leads in a 31-24 loss. The Chiefs will hope for better luck this week against the Green Bay Packers but any chance they have will begin with protecting the football and limiting the types of mistakes they made against Denver when they visit Lambeau Field on Monday night.

    Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers

    Monday September 28, 2015 – 8:30 PM ET

    NFL Betting Line: Green Bay -6.5

    Kansas City has lost seven straight games to the Broncos and it’s easy to pinpoint what happened in the latest of them. The Chiefs turned the football over five times including two interceptions by Alex Smith as well as a pair of lost fumbles by Jamaal Charles with the biggest of them clearly the one returned for the game-winning touchdown in the final minute of regulation to decide the game. Charles ran for 125 yards and one touchdown but the bottom line is that Kansas City must do a much better job protecting the football beginning with the team’s star running back. Green Bay’s run defense has been terrible early on this season so he should have plenty of chances to do some damage if he can avoid putting the ball on the turf. The Chiefs also need to be better on third down after going 0-for-7 in those situations against Denver and while Lambeau Field is a tough environment they should have an easier time moving the football against the Packers than they did last week. The problem for Kansas City will be how to approach limiting Aaron Rodgers, who has completed 545 straight attempts at Lambeau Field without throwing an interception. Green Bay has won ten straight home games and they are at their most dangerous when Rodgers and running back Eddie Lacy are firing on all cylinders. The Chiefs defense won’t completely shut down the Green Bay offense in this game but they can at least slow them down and keep this game close in order to cover the spread with current line right near the key number of seven points.

    Pick: Kansas City +6.5

    Total: 49

    Chiefs Monday Night Football

    Kansas City won’t be able to completely shut down the Packers attack but they can slow them down by running the football and keeping it out of Rodgers’ hands as much as possible. The Chiefs have the weapons to have their way with the Green Bay defense but the key will be protecting the football and not making the same mistakes they made last week. Look for Andy Reid to take a very conservative approach and do everything he can to keep this game close for as long as possible. The Packers will score enough to win this game but not enough to push the total oer the number.

    Pick: UNDER

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