FRIDAY FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Each Friday throughout the football season, two handicappers go head to head in a bracket contest. A video version of the contest for reviewjournal.com will be shot at 12:15 p.m. Fridays at the Golden Nugget sports book. The radio show will be staged from 2 to 3 p.m. Fridays at the ESPN Radio (1100 AM, 98.9 FM) studio.

* A blind draw for the contest bracket was held Tuesday, Sept. 2 on radio.

FINALS
Friday, Dec. 13
(1) Scott Pritchard - (3-3-1)
1) Maryland +3 (L)
2) Army-Navy under 52 (W)
3) Titans +3 (P)
4) Giants +7 (L)
5) Brigham Young +3.5 (L)
6) Syracuse +4.5 (W)
Best Bet) Oregon State -2.5 (W)

(2) Paul Stone - (5-2) winner
1) Oregon State -2.5 (W)
2) Clemson +2.5 (W)
3) UCLA -7 (W)
4) Army-Navy under 52 (W)
5) Washington State -4 (L)
6) Auburn +9 (W)
Best Bet) Auburn-Florida State over 66 (L)

(Contest results)
First round = 46-63-3
Second round = 35-20-1
Semifinals = 15-12-1
Finals = 8-5-1
Overall = 104-100-6
Best bet record = 12-18

SEMIFINALS
Friday, Nov. 29
(1) Scott Pritchard 4-3 (15-6) advances
1) Georgia State +8 (L)
2) Utah State -23 (W)
3) Maryland-NC State under 51 (L)
4) Texans +7.5 (W)
5) South Florida +27.5 (W)
6) Saints-Seahawks under 47.5 (W)
Best Bet) Buccaneers +8.5 (L)

(4) Frank Betti 1-5-1 (7-13-1)
1) Bears-Vikings over 49.5 (L)
2) Virginia Tech-Virginia over 42 (L)
3) Chiefs +5.5 (L)
4) Alabama -10.5 (L)
5) Bills -3 (L)
6) Eagles -3 (P)
Best Bet) Cardinals-Eagles under 48.5 (W)

Friday, Dec.6
(2) Paul Stone 5-2 (14-7) advances
1) Saints -3 (W)
2) 49ers -2.5 (L)
3) Central Florida-SMU under 59.5 (W)
4) Rice +6.5 (W)
5) Texas-Baylor under 72 (W)
6) Northern Illinois -3 (L)
Best Bet) Connecticut pick (W)

(3) Ron Boyles 5-2 (12-8-1)
1) Baylor -15.5 (W)
2) Michigan St-Ohio State under 51.5 (L)
3) Utah St-Fresno State under 60.5 (W)
4) Jets -2.5 (W)
5) Bears pick (W)
6) Bowling Green +3 (W)
Best Bet) Missouri +1 (L)

SECOND-ROUND BRACKET
Friday, Nov. 1
(3) Kenny White 4-3
1) Texas-San Antonio-Tulsa over 53.5 (L)
2) Eastern Michigan-Toledo over 67 (W)
3) Wisconsin-Iowa under 48.5 (W)
4) Middle Tennessee-UAB over 62 (L)
5) New Mexico-San Diego State over 56.5 (W)
6) New Mexico State-La.-Lafayette over 66 (W)
Best Bet) Texas-El Paso-Texas A&M over 76.5 (L)

(6) Ron Boyles 4-2-1 advances
1) Jets +6 (W)
2) Saints-Jets under 46 (P)
3) Syracuse -4.5 (W)
4) Arkansas +8 (L)
5) Redskins +1 (W)
6) Buccaneers +16 (W)
Best Bet) Texans +2 (L)

Friday, Nov. 8
(2) Steve Fezzik 3-4
1) Tulane-Texas-San Antonio under 51 (W)
2) Hawaii +17 (W)
3) Nebraska-Michigan over 57.5 (L)
4) Nevada-Colorado State over 65 (L)
5) San Diego St-San Jose St over 56 (W)
6) Wyoming +10 (L)
Best Bet) Chargers +7.5 (L)

(7) Frank Betti 3-4 advances
1) Packers -1.5 (L)
2) Virginia Tech +6.5 (W)
3) Buccaneers +2.5 (W)
4) Western Kentucky -5.5 (L)
5) Wyoming +10 (L)
6) Missouri -14 (W)
Best Bet) Titans -12 (L)

Friday, Nov. 15
(4) Scott Pritchard 6-1 advances
1) Georgia-Auburn over 63 (W)
2) Georgia State +21.5 (W)
3) Oregon State-Arizona State under 64.5 (W)
4) Nevada +7 (W)
5) Mississippi State +24 (W)
6) Buccaneers +1.5 (W)
Best Bet) Patriots +3 (L)

(5) Scott Kellen 3-4
1) Bills -1 (W)
2) Browns-Bengals under 42 (L)
3) Buccaneers +1.5 (W)
4) Chargers -1.5 (L)
5) Redskins +4.5 (L)
6) Redskins-Eagles over 53 (L)
Best Bet) Patriots-Panthers under 46 (W)

Friday, Nov. 22
(1) Richie Baccellieri 6-1
1) New Mexico St-Florida Atlantic over 55.5 (W)
2) Minnesota +16.5 (W)
3) UCLA +2.5 (L)
4) Patriots +2.5 (W)
5) Cincinnati +3 (W)
6) Oklahoma State +9.5 (W)
Best Bet) Cowboys +2.5 (W)

(8) Paul Stone 6-1 advances
1) Mississippi +2.5 (L)
2) Pittsburgh-Syracuse under 49.5 (W)
3) Navy +2 (W)
4) Oklahoma State +9.5 (W)
5) Michigan-Iowa under 46 (W)
6) UMass-Central Michigan under 46.5 (W)
Best Bet) Boise St-San Diego St over 57.5 (W)

ODDS by GOLDEN NUGGET SPORTS BOOK

NOV. 1: Kenny White -140/Ron Boyles +120

NOV. 8: Steve Fezzik -140/Frank Betti +120

NOV. 15: Scott Pritchard -110/Scott Kellen -110

NOV. 22: Richie Baccellieri -220/Paul Stone +190

ODDS TO WIN IT ALL:

Richie Baccellieri 3/1

Steve Fezzik 4/1

Kenny White 9/2

Ron Boyles 7/1

Frank Betti 7/1

Scott Pritchard 10/1

Scott Kellen 10/1

Paul Stone 15/1

THESE ODDS ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR ANY WAGER


FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS
Friday, Sept. 6
Chuck Edel/Ken Thomson - (1-6)
1) Texans -4.5 (L)
2) Rams -4.5 (L)
3) New Mexico State +16.5 (L)
4) Packers +5 (L)
5) Falcons-Saints over 54.5 (L)
6) Toledo-Missouri over 66 (L)
Best Bet) New Mexico +6.5 (W)

Erin Rynning/Ted Sevransky - (1-5-1)
1) Bengals +3 (P)
2) Western Kentucky +13.5 (L)
3) Raiders-Colts under 47 (W)
4) Oregon State -27.5 (L)
5) Giants +3.5 (L)
6) San Diego State +28.5 (L)
Best Bet) Patriots-Bills over 51 (L)

Friday, Sept. 13
Steve Fezzik - (5-2)
1) UNLV -7 (W)
2) Army +30.5 (W)
3) Kentucky +14.5 (W)
4) Giants +4.5 (L)
5) Rams +6.5 (L)
6) Bills +3 (W)
Best Bet) Buccaneers +3.5 (W)

Cris Zeniuk/Frank Perez - (3-4)
1) Texas-San Antonio +26.5 (W)
2) Steelers +7 (L)
3) Vikings +6 (W)
4) Buccaneers +3.5 (W)
5) 49ers +3 (L)
6) Bowling Green +2.5 (L)
Best Bet) Giants +4.5 (L)

Friday, Sept. 20
Dave Tuley - (1-5-1)
1) Chargers +3 (P)
2) Tennessee +16 (W)
3) Western Michigan +16.5 (L)
4) Jaguars +19.5 (L)
5) Lions-Redskins over 49 (L)
6) Cardinals +7.5 (L)
Best Bet) Giants +1 (L)

Paul Stone - (3-4)
1) Louisiana-Lafayette -6.5 (L)
2) Rutgers -1.5 (W)
3) Utah State-USC under 49.5 (W)
4) Rice +2.5 (L)
5) Georgia Tech -6.5 (W)
6) Kansas State +5.5 (L)
Best Bet) Middle Tenn.-Fla. Atlantic under 47.5 (L)

Friday, Sept. 27
"Big" Al McMordie - (1-5-1)
1) Jaguars +8.5 (L)
2) Texans +2.5 (L)
3) Georgia -3 (P)
4) Washington -10 (W)
5) Eagles-Broncos under 58 (L)
6) Bears-Lions under 48 (L)
Best Bet) Washington State +9.5 (L)

Frank Betti - (3-4)
1) Jets +3.5 (L)
2) Fresno State-Hawaii over 58.5 (W)
3) Falcons -2 (L)
4) Central Florida +7 (W)
5) Steelers-Vikings over 42 (W)
6) Navy -3 (L)
Best Bet) Ravens -3 (L)

Friday, Oct. 4
Ron Boyles - (3-4)
1) Georgia Tech +6 (L)
2) Northwestern +7 (L)
3) Colts +3 (W)
4) Bears +1 (L)
5) Jets +10 (W)
6) Mississippi State +9.5 (L)
Best Bet) Memphis +9.5 (W)

Scott Kellen - (4-3)
1) Jaguars +11.5 (L)
2) Bears +1 (L)
3) Colts +3 (W)
4) Broncos-Cowboys over 57.5 (W)
5) Raiders +4.5 (W)
6) Packers -7 (W)
Best Bet) Lions-Packers over 53.5 (L)

Friday, Oct. 11
Scott Pritchard - (5-2)
1) Iowa State +14.5 (W)
2) New Mexico +14.5 (W)
3) Kansas State +17.5 (W)
4) Lions -2.5 (W)
5) Buccaneers +1.5 (L)
6) Buffalo-Western Michigan under 51.5 (W)
Best Bet) Cardinals-49ers under 41.5 (L)

John Kwan - (2-5)
1) UNLV -8.5 (L)
2) Buccaneers +1.5 (L)
3) Saints-Patriots under 50.5 (L)
4) Redskins +5.5 (L)
5) Jaguars +27 (W)
6) Raiders +9 (L)
Best Bet) Raiders-Chiefs under 40.5 (W)

Friday, Oct. 18
Richie Baccellieri - (6-1)
1) Michigan -9 (W)
2) Redskins pick (W)
3) Nevada +22.5 (W)
4) Colts +7 (W)
5) Arizona -4 (W)
6) Clemson +3 (L)
Best Bet) Oregon State -10.5 (W)

"Fat" Jack Ross - (1-6)
1) Vikings-Giants over 47 (L)
2) Louisiana State -10 (L)
3) Fresno State -25 (L)
4) Arkansas +29 (L)
5) Minnesota +12.5 (W)
6) Boise State -22.5 (L)
Best Bet) Broncos-Colts under 57.5 (L)

Friday, Oct. 25
Bryan Leonard - (2-5)
1) Vikings +9 (L)
2) Utah +6.5 (L)
3) Clemson -16 (L)
4) Buffalo pick (W)
5) Miami (Fla.) -24 (L)
6) Lions -3 (L)
Best Bet) Cowboys-Lions over 51 (W)

Kenny White - (5-2)
1) UNLV-Nevada over 67 (L)
2) Ala.-Birm-Texas-San Antonio over 59.5 (W)
3) Idaho-Mississippi over 58.5 (W)
4) Ball State-Akron over 54.5 (W)
5) Stanford-Oregon State under 56.5 (W)
6) Vanderbilt-Texas A&M over 69 (W)
Best Bet) Texas-El Paso-Rice over 59 (L)


The field of 16 for the FRIDAY FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN


BRYAN LEONARD

In his 25th season as a professional handicapper, Brian owns Footballwinners.com. He was runner-up each of the past two years in the Cantor Football Showdown.


SCOTT KELLEN

The 2011 winner of the Cantor Football Showdown, Scott runs SixthSenseSports.com out of Minnesota and has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top NFL handicappers.


ERIN RYNNING and TED SEVRANSKY

A team entry from SportsMemo.com. Teddy “Covers” has been a Las Vegas handicapper since 1998, and Erin won the 2006 Leroy’s Money Talks Invitational.


CHUCK EDEL and KEN THOMSON

A team entry from SportsXRadio.com and Pregame.com. Chuck is a longtime winning sports bettor, and Ken has hosted radio shows across the country for more than 25 years.


KENNY WHITE

The former top oddsmaker at Las Vegas Sports Consultants, Kenny is an analyst for DonBest.com and appears on “The Linemakers” on SportingNews.com.


PAUL STONE

A Texas-based professional handicapper for more than 20 years, Paul specializes in college football and is a partner at VegasSportsAuthority.com.


STEVE FEZZIK

The only two-time winner of the LVH SuperContest, Steve is one of the biggest names in the sports wagering game and the highest-profile handicapper at Pregame.com.


RICHIE BACCELLIERI

A former top oddsmaker at Caesars Palace and the Palms, Richie B. switched to the other side of counter. Find him at RichieBwins.com and on “The Linemakers” on SportingNews.com.


DAVE TULEY

A noted college and NFL underdog player, Dave is a handicapper and journalist who runs ViewfromVegas.com and writes for ESPN Insider and the Daily Racing Form.


“BIG” AL McMORDIE

One of the nation’s top technical handicappers, Al won the Stardust Invitational in 2004. He is a corporate attorney from Hollywood and handicaps on various websites including BigAl.com.


FRANK BETTI

A former finalist in the Cantor Football Showdown, Frank is a longtime professional sports bettor who is teaming with Anthony Curtis of LasVegasAdvisor.com.


CRIS ZENIUK and FRANK PEREZ

Winners of the 2011 $100,000 Wynn Survivor contest and 2011 Palms NFL contest, Cris and Frank are successful high-volume Las Vegas bettors and specialists in sports betting arbitrage.


SCOTT PRITCHARD

A professional sports bettor for more than 30 years, Scott hosts “The Odds Couple” radio show in Las Vegas and offers handicapping advice on PritchardsPicks.com.


“FAT” JACK ROSS

A professional gambler from Norman, Oklahoma, Jack can be heard on radio shows around the country and runs his handicapping website, thefatjack.com.


RON BOYLES

A longtime professional sports bettor who splits time between Las Vegas and Pennsylvania, Ron is a respected college football handicapper.


JOHN KWAN

A regular participant in the LVH SuperContest, John is a professional bettor from the Los Angeles area who specializes in horse racing and football handicapping.



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