Sports and Gambling, a Timeless Activity

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Betting on sports events has always been a pastime in the human condition and I am sure that back as far as the Romans the odd denarius  was wagered on which gladiator would decapitate the other. Over the year’s sports betting has been refined where there are more choices in sports to bet on and many more ways to do it. Why do you think NFL football is so popular? It sure isn’t because of the talking heads or the commentary. Sure they put out a product with lots of hype and sizzle but it’s the dollars spent on gambling that pushes the NFL to the forefront. Not only with conventional betting but with many football pools in offices or groups of friends around the world. Its easy as everyone knows all the games are over and done with for the week come Monday night.

Sports betting Info

Sports betting Info

Las Vegas has hung its hat on sports betting for many years. You can bet on anything in any sport. Vegas back in the day used to be about the only sports betting game in town. But that all changed with the world wide web. Now with the click of your mouse and from the comfort of your own home you can bet on pretty much any sporting event anywhere. One site that Allsports thinks is quite comprehensive is Sports Betting Information. This site gives you many alternatives to choose from for your betting needs. They also give you some tutorials on online betting to help out people unfamiliar with the language and how to go about placing bets. With so many sites out there Sports Betting Information adds a bit of a personal touch.

And that’s the sports news and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.

“No Guts No Glory”

Walt Webb

 

Germany are crowned World Cup Champions

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So the biggest thing in the sports news and sports on the web this summer has ended. Yes you guessed it, the World Cup. The German side ended up coming out on top 1-0 over Argentina when a young substitute named Mario Gotze scored a beautiful goal in extra time. He took the pass off his chest and volleyed it into the far corner of the net and the Argentine goalkeeper had no chance. The young mans life will now change forever.It became Germany’s fourth World Cup tittle, tying them with Italy. Allsports was just happy that the game did not go into the dreaded penalty kicks which he believes is a crappy way to end a championship of such magnitude like the World Cup. They should take a page out of the NHL playoff book and keep playing until fatigue forces a mental mistake for the game to be won. It should be a war of attrition  out there.

The Gotze goal came in extra time

The Goal by Mario Gotze

Some of the things that surprised Allsports in the World Cup Tournament were and these are in no particular order.

The defending World Cup Champion, Spain going out like a lamb in the opening round of the World Cup.

England having its worst showing ever in the World Cup, with only one point. On this Allsports thinks they have to revamp their soccer program on the grass roots level to become competitive again although they did perhaps deserve a better fate in the opening round of the World Cup.

Germany’s complete annihilation of Brazil in the World Cup semi final. A 7-1 Shellacking. On a positive note.

A young Belgian team that served notice that they could be a force to be reckoned with in the   2018 Wold Cup hosted by Russia.

Lionel Messi won the golden ball award as the World Cup’s best player but Allsports thinks that Thomas Muller was just as deserving.

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Los Angeles are the Kings of the NHL Playoffs

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So the marathon called the NHL Playoffs  has finally concluded for another year in the sports news and sports on the web. The Los Angeles Kings have been crowned the NHL Playoff Champions for the second time in the last three years and laid claim to the Stanley Cup. They accomplished the feat with many struggles along the way. The Kings went to the maximum number of games in three series to get out of the tough Western Conference before they could represent the west in the NHL Playoff Stanley Cup Final. It was a little different for them this time around because in 2012 they were a juggernaut, winning every series in the western conference NHL Playoffs, handily until they played the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final. They needed 6 games to defeat the Devils. Their won loss record in that year was 16-4. Not bad for a team that barely got into the NHL Playoffs, squeaking in with the eighth seed.

The original bowl was made of silver and is 18.5 centimetres (7.28 inches) in height and 29 centimetres (11.42 inches) in diameter.

The Stanley Cup

Game five this year was the longest NHL Playoff game in the history of the Los Angeles Kings, requiring fourteen minutes and change of the second overtime period to resolve the issue. Three of the five games went into overtime but the series was not really that close. The Kings dominated the third period in every game and without Henrik Lundqvist in the Rangers net; it would have been over quicker. Really if the New York Rangers were going to make a series of it they should have jumped on the Kings early while they were still worn down from their battle with the Blackhawks. The Kings did not play well in those first two games in L.A. but they still managed to come back and win both of the games. Even in game four, which the Rangers won, there were a couple of goal line stands by the Rangers where you wondered just how the puck managed to stay out of the net.

 

Alec Martinez scored the overtime winner that brought the Stanley Cup to the Kings

Alec Martinez

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We are down to the Final two teams battling for the rights to Lord Stanley’s Mug

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The NHL Playoffs have reached the pinnacle in the sports news and sports on the web. Gary Bettman must be rubbing his greasy little hands together at the thought of the two biggest American markets going head to head for the right to parade Lord Stanley’s mug. Allsports did not fare too well in predicting these two teams to meet in the NHL Playoffs final. In fact, neither of these teams were supposed to be here according to Allsports but it just goes to show how quickly the wheels can fall off when the teams are so evenly matched. If I had of picked with my head instead of my heart you would have thought that a Los Angeles, New York final would be the ultimate for the NHL executive. It sure makes dollars and cents.

New York will represent the East in the NHL Playoffs for the Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference Logo

In the Eastern conference final for the NHL Playoffs. Montreal got off to a rocky start, losing their best player, Carey Price, for the series in game one. Price was the main reason why the Canadiens got past the Boston Bruins and his loss was devastating to the team attitude. Dustin Tokarski was called upon to replace the injured price but by the time the team realized how good he was and they could win with him, the damage had been done and it was too late. Tokarski played great in relief for Price and could not be blamed for any loses. The kid came through under immense pressure and proved he belonged in the NHL  Losing the first two games at home really put Montreal behind the eight ball in the series and they just could not recover. The Canadiens also had trouble with the Rangers speed at the start of the series. They had just finished banging with the Bruins and using their speed to get by them, when along come the Rangers that throw their own game back in their face. By the time they were aware that their own tactics were being used against them, it was game three and they were down two. The Rangers if anything proved to be an even faster team than Montreal but Allsports thinks they will need every ounce of that speed to have a chance against the L.A. Kings.

Los Angeles Kings will represent the West in the NHL Playoffs for the Stanley Cup
Western Conference Logo

The Western Conference Final of the NHL Playoffs, had two heavyweights going toe to toe, slugging it out and knocking each other to the canvass. Only to get back up and go the distance. These two teams are really about the best two teams in the NHL as far as Allsports is concerned and they put on quite a show in the NHL Playoffs. The Kings jumped out to a 3-1 series lead only to have Chicago storm back to take the next two and knot the series up at 3. In each game the lead changed hands at least two or three times and I am sure the series was some kind of record for lead changes. So fittingly, game seven saw the Hawks jump out to an early 2-0 lead. The Kings come back to tie. Chicago went ahead again and L.A. tied it again, Hawks ahead, L.A. ties it. Then we go to overtime deadlocked at 4. Quite fitting for this series. Seven games played and still needing overtime. The Kings move on after a slapper from the point deflects off the Chicago defense man into the top corner of the net. These two teams pounded on each other too through the course of the series with each game averaging at least twice the number of hits than the Eastern Finals largest hitting game. It makes you wonder if the Kings will have anything left for the Rangers.

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