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Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon
Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He’s worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama’s Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He’s been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.
Sunday NFL Previews
Kelso Wins Second Straight 200-Unit College Blowout! Navy (-6) over Tulsa 37-29!
Okay, so by now everyone's heard plenty about that three-week "run" where the books were the ones getting whacked by Joe Public - notice you didn't hear any whining from the desert last week, right?
NFL Litmus Tests
Because so many bad teams have byes this week (New England is the only contender to get Sunday off, with the Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Jets and 49ers all staying home to watch great TV games with the rest of us), handicappers will have a prime opportunity to evaluate top playoff threats vs. quality opposition.
It’s not quite the same as the playoffs, because a lot of non-playoff caliber teams will be exposed. But, the following games in particular will be true litmus tests for teams hoping to close strong.
Dallas (4-5) at Atlanta (4-5)
Tennessee (5-4) at Indianapolis (4-5)
Houston (6-3) at Washington (6-3)
Philadelphia (4-5) at New Orleans (8-1)
Minnesota (5-3-1) at Chicago (6-3)
Kansas City (9-1) at the Los Angeles Rams (9-1)
Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: 'Time for the next chapter'
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was ''time for the next chapter.''
Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb.