Betting is Back

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned…

Eddie Felson, The Color of Money (1986)

I’m not gonna lie, the approaching NFL season has got me giddy, like a kid on the run-up to Christmas, and just like Christmas, I’ll inevitably be left disappointed as one team lets my acca down, it’s a like that feeling of opening another pair of socks and a Lynx Africa gift set. The sense of expectation crushed by cruel reality.

So, let the shit bets commence! When the schedules were announced for the coming season, we all went through the fixtures and came up with our predictions and in true degenerate fashion, I decided to put a bet on the 8-team-division-winners as an acca. We mostly went with the divisional favourites, all except for one deluded prescient Bears fan… (I’m definitely going to be to blame for the ‘one that let us down‘ aren’t I?!) The 8 team accumulator pays about 490/1 with William Hill, which should tell you all you need to know about our chances of this coming in!

The latest podcast includes more realistic season-long bets, as Rob gives the lads some virtual cash to make their picks (I think it’s virtual anyway, my £20 hasn’t turned up in the post yet…) There really can be some great value to be had with UK bookies on the NFL markets and each week of the season the lads will throw a tip or three your way, so tune in and decide who your top tipster is.

Betting is fun but it’s even better with free money – the link to the William Hill 2 x £15 free bets for a £10er that Tom mentions in this episode is below, or just click this link if you can’t be arsed scrolling down a few inches. Don’t be a divvy though, betting is supposed to be fun, if you can’t laugh about losing what you’ve bet, you’ve bet too much, take it easy, or you’ll end up like us lot!

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No Honour Among Thieves

With the season just around the corner the lads try something different, quite fittingly stealing an idea from another podcast as they run through a “Thieves Draft” [insert lazy-Scouse-stereotype here].

The basic premise is that the 2019 draft order is repeated but all players in the NFL are up for grabs, so it’s a draft that enables a franchise to steal a player from one of their rivals. Tom explains the rules in detail and the first pick off the board is definitely a shock!

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49ers and Chiefs Review

Training camp is here, Hard Knocks is back and the big kick off awaits – if it wasn’t for a global pandemic I’d say I was approaching something like excitement! In the latest episode, the Far From Lombardi crew take a look at the last 2 teams of the 2019 reviews, the teams from the West and Super Bowl competitors, The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

If you missed the Super Bowl episode, check it out here.

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Packers Review

There’s a lot of casual cuntery on this week’s episode; which is quite fitting considering the content… what was meant to be the usual double-team-review, turned into a single – but with added chaos and nonsense. I’m not sure who signed off on that but rumours that the 49ers contacted Far From Lombardi to distance themselves from the cheese-obsessed franchise cannot be confirmed at this stage.

While you’re here – check out our predictions for the NFC North in the 2020 season.

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Ravens and Titans Review

Two teams that pound the field in slightly different ways, one took the league by storm the other came from nowhere to upset the odds. This week’s podcast takes a look at the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans.

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