NFL betting is a serious undertaking that requires serious attention and discipline, unless you have more money than you know what to do with (in that case, it’s OK to make stupid wagers, because you’re obviously smart enough to have all that cash in the first place). For the rest of us, we have a set bankroll for the season, and usually have to stick to it unless we have a good winning streak. If we start losing, it’s time to sell the spare car and cancel your wife’s spa treatments because you need the extra cash to gamble your way out of the red. Without a doubt, you’ll probably join a few friends to watch an NFL game at a bar, or someone’s house (hopefully that buddy has a big screen LCD TV and LOTS of beer). In anticipation of a few social gatherings, NFL-betting.com has put together a short list of interesting NFL Football trivia, some of which you may or may not know. In any case, while you’re getting blasted on Bush Light drinking away the bitter loss of your team, here are a few facts that can make for civil conversation. We consulted the following websites for these trivia facts, for more fun facts please visit the pages: 1) Trivia Playing – Sports and 2) NFL Team Nicknames. Q. What NFL team is known as the “ain’ts” when on a losing streak? A. The New Orleans Saints. NFL-Betting.com Comment: Hey you jerks, “ain’t” ISN’T a word Q.What decade saw names first appear on the backs of NFL jerseys? A. The 1960’s. NFL-Betting.com Comment: So I guess people before the 1960’s just yelled “Hey You, go, you, score!” Q. Who was able to set NFL rushing records because of his “big but” according to Chicago Bears trainer Frank Caito? A. Walter Payton. NFL-Betting.com Comment: Da ‘bears definitely had the “Junk in the Trunk” with Payton, one of the game’s greatest players. Q. What team was given the nickname “Doomsday Defense” in the 1970s? A. Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys defense earned this nickname by paving the way to two Super Bowls by the Cowboys in the 1970s. NFL-Betting.com Comment: My how times have changed, things were always better in the 1970s. Q. Which team was given the nickname “The Yucks” during the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. A. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were given this nickname for having double-digit loss seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. NFL-Betting.com Comment: Yucks! I’d call them the F*cks with that record. Detroit Lions, take heart, you’re not so bad…yet. Q. Which team was given the nickname “Blitzburgh” during the mid-1990s? A. Pittsburgh Steelers. This nickname was given to the Steelers defense because of their tendency to sack the opposing quarterbacks. NFL-Betting.com Comment: I think “Blitzburgh” is some where in New Jersey… but…umm…yeah the Steelers of yesterday and today definitely get high marks for their play. Q.Which team was given the nickname “Blitz, Inc.” in the 1999-2004 NFL seasons? A. Philadelphia Eagles. This nickname was given to the Eagles due to their strong defense during 1999-2004. NFL-Betting.com Comment: So we already had “Blitzburgh” with the Steelers? How unoriginal (or dumb) can the Phillie fans be? Time to take that adult education class you always wanted to do, you’ll need the extra smarts, Skippy. Q.Which team was given the nickname “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” in 1986? A. New York Giants. The New York Giants were given this nickname because of their strong defense when they won they won the Super Bowl. NFL-Betting.com Comment: “Big Blue Wrecking Crew”? Wasn’t that a washed up 70’s rock band? Q. Which team’s offense was given the nickname “Air Coryell” during the 1980 NFL season? A. San Diego Chargers. The San Diego Chargers offense was given this nickname in 1980 because of a high powered passing offense led by quarterback Dan Fouts and coach Dan Coryell. NFL-Betting.com Comment: I think “Air Corywell” is some high school kid in Harlem who’s getting drafted by the NBA next year…wrong sport Chargers’ Fans. That’s enough snarky commentary and dopey questions for now. The NFL pre-season is almost here, and that means it’s time to get down to business. The regular season is just over a month away, and that mean’s it REALLY time to get down to business. Consult the complete 2009-2010 NFL football Schedule, found on the left hand side of this page. Good Luck!
The emergence of the online sports betting industry, which paralleled the growth of the online casino industry, has slowly moved closer to providing “one stop gaming shops” for their clients. In addition to sports betting, the top online sportsbook sites most always offer an online casino, horse racebook, and poker room. The question for discerning sports bettors is: should I play in the casino or poker room with my funds when I’m not in action with the weekend football games? Before you decide what you want to do, you should figure out what kind of nfl bettor you are. Are you a sharp sports bettor who regularly makes money off sports? Or, are you a “square” or “recreational” bettor who just places wagers for the hell of it? In general, sharp sports bettors are in it for the money, and some actually make their living off sports. On the other hand, recreational bettors are what their moniker implies: bettors who simply recreate, or just have fun, placing bets online. As a result, most sharp sports bettors stay away from the casino and poker room during NFL betting season. Next, consider your skill level with casino games and poker. Without a doubt, you’ll probably get a regular flow of promotional emails from your sportsbook offering blackjack tournaments, mid-week poker games, and casino deposit bonuses. The thing to remember in these cases is that there is a big difference in speed between sports betting and casino games. If you place a bet on the New York Giants to beat the San Diego Chargers, you’re going to be waiting about 3-4 hours for your result. With casino games, however, results come at an exponentially faster rate, especially if you like to play games like blackjack, baccarat, or slots. Therefore, if you are not skilled at casino games or poker; or, know that the speedy nature of casino games will push your limits of self control, we recommend staying out of your sportsbook’s casino and poker area altogether. What if I’m good at Blackjack or Craps? Well, if that’s so, then by all means, play in the casino. In most cases, sportsbooks employ a common wallet system that allows players to move funds rapidly between their casino, horse racebook, sportsbook, and poker accounts with ease. After NFL betting and winning big, try your luck with a quick game of blackjack. Remember that the odds, however, of doubling your money playing blackjack are more against you than placing an informed bet on a football game. Sports, as a matter of fact, are actually more “beatable” than casino games, because the physics of each casino game are such that the odds are ALWAYS against the player, no matter how good he or she is. Ok, so you’ve decided to play cards in the casino just for the “hell of it”. What games should you play? If you’re looking to make a modest return on your money with games that have a low house edge, stick to craps, video poker, baccarat, and blackjack. You may not win a lot with these games, but at least you’ll win something. Sometimes, it’s possible to make a huge score playing these casino games, especially if you’re willing to bet big. Slots, Video Slots, Progressive Slots, Roulette, pull tabs, and other fad games are a complete no-no, unless money is burning a hole in your pocket. The idea of hitting a huge jackpot may be enticing, but in reality, you’re actually better off not playing at all and keeping money, opposed to spinning the one armed bandits and losing money on nearly every bet. NFL-betting.com suggests you keep your sportsbook money and casino/poker room money separate in your mind, even if your sportsbook employs a common wallet that totals all your funds together. In other words, if you’re a good sports bettor, make sure to have money left at the end of the week to place your bets. That way, what ever is left over can be thrown at the casino or against the card sharks at the poker table. Don’t forget: Pre-season NFL betting action starts in less than 2 weeks, so join one of our featured sportsbooks right away and deposit. Avoid the last minute rush and panic of procrastinators by getting your account setup and funded. After that, placing a wager each week is a cinch. Good Luck and Have Fun from NFL-Betting.com!