I Do Declare (For The NFL Draft)

January 7th, 2021|0 Comments

The 2021 NFL Draft is now scheduled to take place in Cleveland, OH, beginning on April 29 and running through May 1.  There are still a lot of good football players out there who still [...]

Sports Schedules Become A Juggling Act

January 5th, 2021|0 Comments

With all the scheduling changes that had to be made due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was inevitable that some kind of conflict should occur.  The situation is causing a ripple effect across all sports, [...]

The NFL Playoffs Are Now Set

January 4th, 2021|0 Comments

The unusual 14 team NFL Playoff picture is finally set after an exciting Week 17 of pro football action that featured a few surprises, even this late in the season.  At times, it seemed like [...]

Pats Look To Leave Their Mark On MNF

December 28th, 2020|0 Comments

The New England Patriots, under head coach Bill Belichick, have won the AFC East division title for 16 of the past 17 years.  On Monday Night Football (MNF) they will host the Buffalo Bills as [...]

Steelers Have It Easy On MNF

December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Quite frankly, you wouldn’t to be a Cincinnati Bengal tonight.  Perhaps if Joe Burrow was still able to play, but without his presence this Monday Night Football (MNF) game is looking a bit like Bambi [...]

NFL Decides On 17-Game Season

December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

In the past, the owners of the 32 teams in the NFL have met in Dallas to have their December meetings, often making it as much a social occasion as a business meeting.  Due to [...]

Raiders And Chargers Kick Off Week 15

December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

The Chargers and the Raiders are going to paradise tonight for Thursday Night Football.  Paradise, Nevada that is.  Brand new and beautiful Allegiant Stadium,  right outside of Las Vegas, will be the site of this [...]

NFL Has No Plans To Implement Playoff Bubbles

December 16th, 2020|0 Comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office has issued orders which prohibit mandatory local bubbles during the upcoming postseason games.  This was via a memo sent this Tuesday to all 32 clubs.  However, the league will continue [...]

NFL Teams Still Try To Overcome Injuries

December 16th, 2020|0 Comments

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 fair and square, but it cost them dearly.  The Eagles secondary especially was pretty much decimated last week.  That’s just a peak at the [...]

NFL Playoff Race Tightens Up

December 15th, 2020|0 Comments

It is time for the NFL Playoffs to start looming large on the horizon and the divisional races are heating up to the point that even knowledgeable football fans are going to need a score [...]

Monday Night Football To Be A Thriller

December 14th, 2020|0 Comments

The final NFL matchup for Week 14 will feature Baker Mayfield and his Cleveland Browns hosting the Baltimore Ravens led by quarterback Lamar Jackson.  In their first meeting earlier this season, the Ravens dominated the [...]

Week 14 Slow For The NFL

December 11th, 2020|0 Comments

The race for the NFL playoffs is heating up now.  There are no real blockbuster games on tap for the Sunday, but there will still be some exciting action.  Week 14 is here, and those [...]

The Pats Putter Against The Rams

December 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Die-hard Patriots fans were given a taste of grim reality on Thursday Night Football this week while the LA Rams were showing off their stuff and exacting some measure of revenge for the humiliating loss [...]

MNF Didn’t Go The Way Many Expected

December 8th, 2020|0 Comments

NFL MNF fans were treated to a nice double-header this Monday evening that saw the defeat of the last unbeaten team in the NFL.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were taken down in the fourth quarter by [...]

It’s Bonus Week For NFL Fans

December 7th, 2020|0 Comments

This week for Monday Night Football (MNF), we get a double-header treat thanks again to the coronavirus. The Pittsburgh Steelers were supposed to have played tonight’s game last week on MNF.  But no matter, it’s [...]

NFL Thanksgiving Day Recap

November 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson shined at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Thanksgiving Day.  In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the other problems going around these days, Watson and company had [...]

NFL Week 12 Injury Report: Wednesday Update

November 25th, 2020|0 Comments

This unusual season for the NFL continues to produce too many injuries to too many players.  As if the on-going COVID-19 pandemic crisis were not enough, players, especially quarterbacks are having too many issues.  Going [...]

NFL Readies For Virtual Pro Bowl

November 18th, 2020|0 Comments

We are all grateful to professional sports for continuing to play their games this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  At first, there were rumors that the NFL Pro Bowl would be canceled this [...]

NFL Week 10 Recap: Hail Murray

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Week 10 of NFL action turned out to be a good one with some unexpected twists and some good hard-hitting football.  There were games that defied the odds set in Las Vegas, and others which [...]

NFL Playoff Picture: Where Things Stand

November 9th, 2020|0 Comments

We’re now halfway through the NFL season, a point that many thought might never arrive because of COVID-19.  There have been positive coronavirus results seen, but nothing that has forced the league to call off [...]

NFL Week 9 Recap: Brady’s Brutal Night

November 9th, 2020|0 Comments

NFL Sunday was full of all kinds of surprises in Week 9.  What looked on paper like a lackluster NFL Sunday turned into some slam-bam, nail-biting action-packed football games in the afternoon.  There were some [...]

NFL Week 9 Vik’s Picks!

November 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! With the NFL back, every week I will break down the games and select a couple of wagers that stick out to me. Week 8 played out well for the most [...]

Sportsintel Podcast: NFL Week 9 Picks

November 6th, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn4GB37MZs Jeff, Vik, Erik and Matt return for another week of winning wagers as they share a fresh batch of free picks with you.

Sportsintel Podcast Ep. 20: NFL Week 8 Recap

November 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t54lEVW7nbs&feature=youtu.be   Jeff, Vik, Erik and Matt are live discussing what happened in week 8 of the NFL. Between the Steelers vs Ravens game, Tua's debut, and Cam's downfall, there is a ton to [...]

Chok Talk: 4X4 Football’s Conner Allen

November 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgjjFU0Zx08 This week on Cholk Talk, Vik is back with another dynamite interview from the sports betting world. This week, Vik’s guest is sports betting and fantasy football expert Connor Allen from 4x4 Football. [...]

SportsIntel Podcast: NFL Week 8, Tribute To Travis Roy

October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0045r754w&t=195s Jeff, Erik and Vik from https://www.sportsintel.com are back to break down Week 8 of the NFL season, while also taking a moment to celebrate the life of former Boston University hockey player Travis [...]

NFL Week 8 Vik’s Picks!

October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! With the NFL back, every week I will break down the games and select a couple of wagers that stick out to me. Week 7 played out well for the most [...]

NFL Week 8 Early Lines

October 26th, 2020|0 Comments

We don’t want to spoil the surprise. Let’s just say when you scroll down to the Jets-Chiefs game in Kansas City on Sunday, you will see something truly historic. As we begin the week, the [...]

Sportsintel Podcast Ep. 18: NFL Week 7 Picks

October 24th, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihD1Nyr6VbI   Jeff, Vik, Erik and Matt are back for another week of NFL picks and previews. They tackle week 7 of the season in this episode and share their best bets for the [...]

NFL Week 7 Vik’s Picks!

October 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! With the NFL back, every week I will break down the games and select a couple of wagers that stick out to me. Week 6 played out perfectly, with me hitting [...]

NFL Week 7 Early Lines

October 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Over the first six weeks of the NFL season, at least one team has overcome a deficit of 16 points or more and won. It’s never happened before in league history. Take a look at [...]

NFL Week 6: Vik’s Picks!

October 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! With the NFL back, every week I will break down the games and select a couple of wagers that stick out to me. Week 5 played out perfectly, with me hitting [...]

Sportsintel Podcast Ep. 16: NFL Week 6 Picks

October 16th, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuNwt22lVR4&feature=youtu.be The gang is back for another week of their best bets heading into Week 6 action in the NFL. There is a lot of good value to be had at the books and [...]

Titans Flip Script In Rout Of Bills

October 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Even the Las Vegas oddsmakers thought that last night’s NFL game was going to be a close contest.  They were only giving the Tennessee Titans +3 points; the Buffalo Bills were actually favored.  But, only [...]

NFL Week 6 Early Lines

October 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Forced into a massive overhaul of their season schedule because of COVID concerns, Week 6 of the NFL season looks a little different than it did when it was originally released earlier this year. But [...]

NFL Week 5: Vik’s Picks!

October 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! Week 4 didn’t play out like I expected, but we did land some winners via my video picks. We also started Week 5 off nicely last night with the Bears and [...]

NFL Week 5: A Look Ahead

October 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday Night Football gave fans two games to choose from, and neither resulted in anything other than what was expected.  The Green Bay Packers didn’t have any trouble with the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas [...]

NFL Week 5 Early Lines

October 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Coming off the first week league games were impacted COVID-19, the NFL hopes for better things when it kicks off Week 5. One thing is for sure: The NFC East is a dumpster fire with [...]

Oddessa’s Odds: TNF Best Bets For Broncos vs. Jets

October 1st, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgPXRpSsSZo&feature=youtu.be Joey Oddessa takes a deep dive into tonight's Jets-Broncos Thursday Night Football clash and shares his best bets to kick off week 4 in the NFL. Joey loves his J-E-T-S, Jets-Jets-Jets all the [...]

Vik’s Picks TNF Edition: Broncos vs. Jets

October 1st, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G48d3MB1eIk&feature=youtu.be Let's be honest: Three days after the Chiefs took down the Ravens in the most-anticipated game of 2020, we are stuck with the lowly New York Jets against the equally hapless Denver Broncos. [...]

Titans-Steelers Postponed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

September 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Unfortunately, the NFL has its first serious coronavirus outbreak.  This has caused the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers to be postponed this Sunday.  Four Titans players have tested positive for COVID-19 [...]

NFL Week 4: A Look Ahead

September 29th, 2020|0 Comments

The NFL season is moving along, despite what could be a major disruption that was revealed today. While everyone watches to see how an outbreak of COVID-19 cases plays out, the rest of the football [...]

NFL Week 4 Early Lines

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Week 3 of the NFL season featured a great comeback by the Bears in Atlanta and almost a classic choke by the Bills before they held on to beat the Rams in Buffalo.  The Giants [...]

NFL Week 3: Vik’s Picks!

September 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back, baby! Week 2 played out just as we expected with some really good matchups. A lot of games came down to the wire, which made for exciting football and insane sweats as [...]

NFL Week 3 Injury Report: Friday Update

September 25th, 2020|0 Comments

In a world where bigger is better than big, the NFL has done its part during the first two weeks of the season by galloping to its highest offensive production ever. Get this: Teams have [...]

PointsBet, Colts Enter Sportsbook Partnership

September 25th, 2020|0 Comments

The sports gambling space in the U.S. continues to swell with new partnerships almost on a daily basis.  Across the country, professional sports leagues are teaming up with sportsbooks and gambling operators in new alliances, [...]

PointsBet Offers For NFL Week 3

September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Despite some setbacks in the way of injuries in Week 2, the NFL season is moving along and bringing with it no shortage of excitement.  If that weren’t enough, the NBA Bubble is getting closer [...]

NFL Week 3 Thursday Night Preview

September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Nothing screams “It’s Thursday!” more than Thursday Night Football in the NFL.  The Miami Dolphins take on the Jacksonville Jaguars tonight, and the big question is whether or not the Fins can get back on [...]

SportsIntel Podcast Episode 10: NFL Week 2 Wrap-Up

September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mVOKd4JFS-s Welcome back for another edition of the SportsIntel.com Podcast! It’s Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Week 2 of the NFL season is officially in the books. Jeff, Vik, Erik and Matt break it all [...]

NFL Week 3 Early Lines

September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

The first two weeks of the NFL season are in the books and there has been no shortage of fantastic finishes and devastating injuries. Despite the mayhem and carnage that defined Week 2, team identifies [...]

NFL Week 2 Monday Night Preview

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The only thing that would be better about Monday Night Football is if there were two games, not just one.  That’s why picture-in-picture and split screens were invented. For now, football fans will have to [...]

NFL Week 2: Vik’s Picks

September 18th, 2020|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vh2JoUKsb6M Football is back, baby! Week 1 had it all, from blowouts to bad beats and backdoor covers, but  I wouldn’t want it any other way. I went 2-2-1 in Week 1 and will [...]

NFL Week 2 Top Props

September 18th, 2020|0 Comments

With the 2020 NFL season finally here that means we have to get back to work with our weekly player props. Week 1 was a bit of a struggle with Tom Brady and the Bucs [...]

NFL Week 2 Thursday Night Preview

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

On this Thursday night NFL preview, it’s time to look at quarterbacks Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals. This is a big deal, since both are Heisman Trophy [...]

Vik’s Picks! NFL Week 1

September 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Football is back baby! Thursday Night Football was a blast to watch, so I can’t wait for Sunday. This weekend’s slate is packed with so many good games, that it will definitely be entertaining. This [...]

NFL Fantasy Week 1 Starts And Sits

September 10th, 2020|0 Comments

The return of NFL action also brings back weekly fantasy football to players worldwide.  This column will be a weekly focus on fringe starts and sits at each major position. Start Em’ QB | Ben [...]

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NFL Week 1 Wednesday Injury Report

September 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The 2020 NFL season is going to kick off tomorrow.  That deserves to be repeated.  After a lot of speculation and concern that the season might have to be altered, the 2020 NFL season is [...]

Jaguars Becoming NFLs Endangered Species

August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars are facing some big challenges as the new season draws closer.  They need to cope with several opt-outs that have appeared in the final month before games begin on September 10, [...]

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Draftkings Best Ball & $3M NFL Tournaments

August 4th, 2020|0 Comments

It’s almost (we hope) time for some football, and DraftKings is planning to launch a multimillionaire NFL tournament and fan-favorite Best Ball. In an announcement from yesterday, DraftKings is to expand its daily fantasy sports [...]

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New Redskins Stadium? New Name First

July 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

In the latest episode of “There has to be something more important going on,” the NFL’s Washington Redskins may soon be known as the team-formerly-known-as-the-Washington-Redskins.  There has always been an underlying current of desire for [...]

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NFL Draft Day 1 Review: Winners And Losers

April 26th, 2020|0 Comments

So, the NFL Draft day 1 went much better than most people probably expected.  Absent were the technical hiccups, the technically-challenged coaches and staffers and the technical fouls.  The big news is that the SEC [...]

2020 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Back

April 21st, 2020|0 Comments

With only two days standing between sports fans and the NFL Draft, the picture that’s emerging of the upcoming virtual event is not the prettiest.  Hundreds of connections will need to be made to get [...]

2020 NFL Draft Preview: Linebackers

April 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Will the NFL Draft go off without a hitch?  It’s hard to tell.  Teams only have a couple of days left before the picks begin on Thursday, and there are some known technological neophytes who [...]

2020 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Line

April 17th, 2020|0 Comments

The countdown toward the 2020 NFL Draft continues, and there are now only six days until the big event.  Provided everything goes off without a hitch, which still remains to be seen, the rookie class [...]

2020 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Line

April 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Quarterbacks on football teams may often receive the most attention and are considered the stars of the show, but let’s be realistic.  Without a strong offensive line, they wouldn’t be able to pull off half [...]

2020 NFL Draft Preview: Running Backs

April 14th, 2020|0 Comments

There’s no doubt that a lot of attention in the upcoming NFL Draft will be placed on the quarterback offerings.  With many talented QBs in the lineup, and a great number of teams without strong [...]

NFL CBA In Hands Of Players For Final Vote

March 5th, 2020|0 Comments

The fate of future football seasons is now in the hands of the players.  The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) prepared by NFL team owners and approved by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and player representatives [...]

Jones Responds To Aikman’s GM Comments

December 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current FOX NFL analyst Troy Aikman would love to become a team’s GM some day.  Aikman shared his interest in a recent interview and sees it as the next steppingstone [...]

Week 15 NFL Playoffs Breakdown

December 14th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s Week 15 in the NFL and the countdown is on to the playoffs.  For the first time since 2005, only 20 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot and many are looking at [...]

NFL Week 14 Betting Rewind

December 11th, 2019|0 Comments

The NFL regular season is winding down but with the playoffs on the horizon, the betting season is just getting started.  Let’s check in on how the books did this weekend in NFL Week 14 [...]

Bettors Win Big In NFL Week 14

December 10th, 2019|0 Comments

With only a handful of games left in the NFL regular season, gamblers are working to take advantage of every opportunity they have remaining to get in on the online gambling action.  There’s also postseason [...]

Dogs Had Big Day In NFL Week 13

December 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The NFL saw a lot of shakeups in week 13, especially with the NFC.  Those shakeups amounted to a big win for the books with underdogs barking loud on Sunday. Dogs Barking In NFL Week [...]