Author Archives: Bobby Roberts

Iron Out Your Golf Skills

Golf is an old sport that a lot of people like to play to relax, which seems a little weird for a form of exercise, but it takes a good deal of skill to get properly qualified at. Yet, it’s a fun and competitive sport you can take at your own pace, and can be a good family sport to start off with; give it a try if you’re looking for something a little more slow paced that keeps your arms toned and in check. Here’s a few ideas on perfecting your golf skills so you can show off at the green next time around.

First of All, Perfect the Putt

Never mind learning any other skills, getting a smooth putting rhythm is the best thing you can do to brush up on your golfing skill.

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NFL Rookies Are Making Impact This Season

The 2017 NFL Draft was viewed as being deep with talent. Many of those players are already starters in the league and are making a difference for their teams. You can already see how the rookies are impacting NFL betting odds for the games this weekend. 

Rookie quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer are already starting games. Watson looks like a future superstar and Kizer is doing his best despite being on a bad team (sorry Browns). The Bears announced they will start rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky this weekend against the Vikings. It looks like the Bears are giving him the job permanently now they saw what QB Mike Glennon could do, which wasn’t much at all.

  • Deshaun Watson (Texans) – 811 passing yards with 9 TDs
  • DeShone Kizer (Browns) – 764 passing yards with 4 TDs

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2017 NFL Week 5 – Betting Picks Against Spread

I went 11-5 last week against the spread.

I hit both Sunday night and Monday night football games and all of the afternoon games. If only I picked the Thursday game and the early games better.

Thursday night games have been my kryptonite. I have only hit on one all season. I am guilty of overthinking those games. It’s a hangover from last year when Thursday games were extremely unpredictable. I’ve taken an unpopular positions on Thursday game, but that will change. 

Let’s talk about how good the Kansas City Chiefs are this year. The addition of rookie RB Kareem Hunt made a huge difference, but he isn’t the only improvement. QB Alex Smith is playing with new life in his arm. Who knew that think could throw passes farther than 12 yards?

Can the Chiefs keep winning and beat the Texans on Sunday night football?

We pick ever NFL game against the spread and throw out a few upsets in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season.

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2017 NCAA Football – Week 6 Betting Picks Against Spread

I went .500 last week, but hit on a couple moneylines to make up for a few bad beats. A few of those beats came during garbage time, which is always a mood killer.

There are some traditional rivalry games like Florida State/Miami, LSU/Florida and Michigan State/Michigan games that could be tricky. Records can be deceiving when rivals face each other. It’s nice to go back and look at historical data, but only if some impact players have played in those seasons.

We are approaching the time when you can start comparing teams with common foes. If ‘X’ beat ‘Y’ and ‘Y’ beat ‘Z’, ‘X’ should be favored against ‘Z’. It’s not always the case, but it can held you maintain your own rankings.

Can Washington State cover at Oregon?

We at ‘America’s White Boy’ pick 25 college football games against the spread in Week 6 of the NCAA Football season (October 7th, 2017). We also focus on small conference games…our bread and butter!

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2017 NFL Fantasy Football Start/Sit – Week 5

This week is when fantasy football starts to get tricky. Bye weeks start and there will be some heavy hitters on the bench this week.

Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans and Washington are taking the week off. I’ve had a couple fantasy teams decimated from byes since I have TE Jordan Reed, RB Chris Thompson, WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman on multiple teams. 

There were some unexpected performances last week and some injuries to fantasy studs will make for some deep waiver wire adds in Week 5

What should we expect from Cleveland RB Duke Johnson Jr.? Is he a fantasy stud going forward or will he fall to the curse of being a Browns player?

Here is our Fantasy Football Sit/Start for Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season…and enjoy our sarcastic amazing MS Paint masterpiece of Duke Johnson.

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Ball Games To Get In To When You’re Not A Fan Of Football

When you have an interest in sports, you may be interested in absolutely everything. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, you just can’t get into a particular sport no matter how hard you try. And when it’s one of the country’s leading spots, as well as one that all of your friends and family get behind, you can often feel like you have to force yourself to like it. But that’s not necessarily your only option. In fact, instead of pushing yourself towards enjoying something that you really don’t like, you need to find an alternative. And when the sport above is football, there are plenty other ball-based sports to explore.


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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: October 2017

I had fun with this month’s playlist. I have spent a ton of time alone with my Spotify this month. It was a nice distraction while writing some of my gambling posts this month. I let the betting lines marinate in my head a bit before I research games.

This might be the last month I use an ‘overtime’ section to add some extra tracks that missed last month’s playlist. I guess it depends how much new stuff gets released, but the Winter can be a slow time for new music.

I’m loving the new stuff from Alvvays, St. Vincent, Smallpools and Gang of Youths. They have been all-stars the last two playlists. Go check out the new stuff from those bands.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

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A Look at the World’s Best Surf Spots

Surfing is a truly invigorating sport. It’s an interesting combination of chilled out surfer lifestyle, and adrenaline pumped sport which appeals to many. Surfing comes with many advantages. It’s fantastic exercise and an excellent way to boost your vitamin D levels, it gives you a good chance to meet new people and develop a healthier lifestyle, and it can be an excellent way to travel the world. Many serious surfers spend the year chasing the sunshine and the best waves, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and seeing the sights as they travel in search of the best surf spots. If you are looking for the best surf or a location for your next event, these seven places are not to be missed.

Bondi Beach, Australia

It’ll come as no surprise to find Bondi Beach, perhaps one of the most famous surf spots in the world on this list. Surf isn’t just a sport on Bondi Beach; it’s a way of life. The word Bondi literally translates as “water breaking over rocks” and it certainly does. This is a must for any serious surfer but also a fantastic place for beginners to learn from the very best.

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