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Gambling Heats Up on Sunday With Dallas And Philadelphia

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The Dallas Cowboys are back to being the glamour team in the NFL, they have a quarterback that is getting the kind of public attention that legends like Joe Namath commanded, and they have the best record in the NFC, now they face a tough test against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles have shown flashes of being a top team on some weeks, but on others they have looked like one of the worst teams in the league.

Coach Andy Reid has been dealing with his two sons all week, both of whom are currently in jail for various law infractions, but that has not stopped him from focusing on the Cowboys.

Both teams need to win but the Eagles are in a little more dire need than the Cowboys, after beating the Vikings last week, they could build some momentum going into the second half of the season with a win over Dallas.

Dallas, meanwhile, is currently the best team in the NFC and they must win tonight to set up a showdown next week with a New York Giant team that has been playing some of the best football in the league.

Game time tonight is at 8:15, and the game will be televised as part of football night in America on NBC.

BCS College Football Rankings Released, Ohio State Reigns Supreme

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have now answered their critics as for the second consecutive week they have defeated a ranked conference opponent, and the result of their latest victory is the #1 ranking in the BCS standings.

Boston College became the latest in a growing number of #2 teams who cannot hold that ranking. The Eagles lost to Florida State on Saturday and the loss dropped them out of the top five in the BCS.

LSU was the beneficiary of that loss as they came from behind and beat Alabama Saturday night, and they are now the #2 team in the land.

Oregon defeated previously unbeaten Arizona State and took control of the PAC Ten with the win, they also secured the number three ranking in the BCS this week.

Kansas blew out Nebraska to stay unbeaten and it appears they are finally getting respect, as they moved all the way up to #4 this week.

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Gamblers Are The Real Losers In Patriots Cheating Scandal

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As if it was not bad enough that gamblers around the country have the odds already against them when they place a wager, now they have to bet with the knowledge that the NFL game they are betting on may have one team who is cheating, which effectively destroys all betting strategy.

NFL gamblers first have to accurately convince themselves that what they believe is true about the team they are betting on is actually a worthy assumption, then they have the professionals at the sports books putting out betting lines to play against those assumptions. This leaves the gambler with little room for error.

Now gamblers are privileged to the information that a professional sports team, the New England Patriots, the same team that is in the middle of one of the more impressive dynasties of this generation, has cheated.

How many times the Patriots have cheated is unknown, but the fact that it happened at all, and that has been confirmed, makes people stop and think hard about their gambling habits.

The Super Bowl is the single biggest gambling day of the year. The Patriots under Bill Belichick have won three Super Bowls, with all three games being decided by a field goal.

So, in reality, if the Pats were cheating and stealing signs from any of their three opponents in those games, they could very well have also been cheating and stealing money out of gamblers pockets all over the world.

Consider the fact that football is the biggest sport to gamble on in the United States, then this Patriots scandal could have actually cost bettors more money than the referee scandal that rocked the NBA over the summer.

The Patriots will move on and so will the NFL, but hearts have to go out to all of the little people that the Patriots have stung in their cheating ways, mainly, the little people that may have lost some not so little amounts of money.…