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April 2, 2009

Sports Banter, Gambling Picks, & Hotties

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 107-84 ats…56%
NBA 67-62 - NCAA 33-18 - Teasers 7-4 - Church League 69-0
5:00 UPDATE - HOLY SHIZNIT, DA BEARS GOT CUTLER!!!

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The years, ink, and work by Fantastic Sam's has taken a toll on one of my all-time favorite hardwood performers!

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But even though I'm bashing A.I. for his antics today, that doesn't mean I wasn't a huge fan of his work over the years because I luv me a showman...or woman!

Over the years, no matter what Allen had said or done, my love for the lil baller always prevented me from properly criticizing the roundball warrior. But after some turbulent times in Denver and then coming to Detroit saying he’ll do whatever the team needs him to do, his latest sulking & complaints after returning from injury finally has me throwing out my The Answer Underoos. Considering he’s never been much of jump-shooter, relies on attacking the basket with fearlessness, and has to have the ball in his hands for the majority of the shot-clock to succeed, he needs to understand his body & style of play needs to embrace a 6th man role if he wants to maximize his contribution in MoTown.

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Trust me, ur body will feel better playing 20 min a night!

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Cause unlike our friend here, you ain't no spring chick!

Just like my azz after dominating Church League and then struggling with my roll as a non 40-point scorer at the Jr. High level, I understand A.I.’s pain of no longer being the go-to superstar. But just like I realized how successful I could be getting my teammates water, as an undersized 33 year-old going on 40 he needs to embrace a change and recreate himself. Especially after witnessing the improved play from the Pistons in his absence, I just don’t see how he can justify much of the “whoa-is-me” attitude with the Pistons barely holding onto a playoff spot. And if he doesn’t, he’s also gonna have one hell of a time finding someone to take him on next year!

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You know where I think he's going Homeboys?

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I know everybody thinks she'll be cheering for him, but screw-dat, I'm going with Detroit MFin City Fellas!
BTW, to see my favorite Redskin Cheerleader - Touch Me Here

5:00 UPDATE - HOLY SHIZNIT, DA BEARS GOT CUTLER!!!
Quickly, on the Jay Cutler-front, while you’ve heard my rant on the stupidity of the Broncos new headmaster and my dream of seeing JC throwing the pill in Soldier Field, I’m amazed how many gridiron gurus actually thought he might be going to the Jets or Jaguars. Listen-up fellas...Denver would never ever considering trading him to another AFC team, and for that matter, probably doesn't want to send him to NFC team that is very far from contention.

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Sending Cutler to an AFC or contending team is like your girlfriend sending this chick to interview at your office!

As a result, while Washington seems to be the frontrunner, I have a feeling he’s going to the Lions. And while most would think that would be a disaster, letting him roll out in that dome will turn WR Calvin Johnson into the next Larry Fitzgerald and change the culture for a young team and new regime. Call me crazied-drunk, but if it happens, I’m calling for Detroit to be hanging in the playoffs in two years!

GREGGY GAMBLE'S THURSDAY NIGHT ATS TNT SPECIAL!
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I have a feeling the Wiz might actually be excited with Charles & Co. finally taking in a game in Washington, D.C.!

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I also think they'd be excited if Jessica Gomes showed-up!

CLEVELAND CAVS @ WASHINGTON BULLETS (+11)
As I started writing about investing my hard-earned dollars on the Wizards this morning, I actually threw-up in my mouth a little after the realization of what I was doing sunk in. Especially with the Washington on a back-to-back after losing to the lowly Grizz last night, I know you probably think I’ve been hanging with Michael Phelps too much lately, but hear my out Homeboys. This is a biggest game of the year from the artist formerly known as the Bullets! (BTW, the fact that Washington named their team after all the gun violence in their city is one of the funniest things of all-time!) TOUCH ME HERE FOR MORE

The Wiz always have some fight when playing the Cavs!
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TOUCH ME HERE FOR MORE OF MY FLAWLESS BREAKDOWN, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MORE LOVELY LADIES!

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Bears Banter, ATS Handicapping, & Ladies

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 108-84 ats…56%
NBA 68-62 - NCAA 33-18 - Teasers 7-4 - Church League 69-0
What do you know, I begged for Jay, & Jerry came through!

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After years of questionable calls, GM Jerry Angelo made the moves to help me forget about things like Ced Benson!

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And I don't care if the gurus think Denver took his shirt in the process...cause that's not always a bad thing!

Driving home from the vet after getting my White Tiger his regular shots, I almost drove my Bentley into a ditch when I heard Jay “Diva” Cutler (JC) was now a Chicago Bear. Throw-in the signing of Orlando Pace and I never thought I’d say it, but you’re the MFin man GM Jerry Angelo. While I knew the NFC was the only place he'd end-up (as I told ya yesterday), the Bears have never made a move like this. After 20 years of mediocrity under center, we finally have a franchise QB and I don’t give a rats-azz if he’s more sensitive than Curt Shilling, Mayor Daley, & Jennifer Love Hewitt combined. Especially after all the shiznit he’s been getting over this fiasco, I expect the Vandy star to bring his game and leadership to another level once in uniform.

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While Cutler doesn't have the plethora of candid bar shots that Krazy Kyle had (and who does), at least I found one!

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But honestly, I don't care if he's more of a Diva than a partier cause they both have a place in the Greggy G World!

As for the Bears giving-up too much, besides a beautiful neck-beard & some high draft picks that Jerry usually gets too nervous about anyway,it's a steal in my book. Especially considering Chicago was probably grabbing an O-Line with their 1st pick, I’ll take a hopefully healthy Hall of Famer looking to prove he’s still a dominate Left Tackle. And considering Angelo always seems to have more luck as the draft wears on, I’m guessing he’ll do just fine with our middle & late round picks.

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Waking up I couldn't believe it either Bianca. How the hell do Da Bears suddenly have a HOF tackle & franchise QB?

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And If he's healthy, he's still a frickin monster with skills

But just like the Eastern Seaboard Programming Network to rain on my panty parade, I heard more comments about the dire situation Cutler enters because of our WRs & O-Line. Up front, I actually believe last year’s 1st round pick Chris Williams benefited from a year learning on the sideline, not to mention actually played with Cutler for a couple years in college, and now moves to much easier spot on the right side with Pace on board. Throw-in the bad-azz Olin Kreutz, a couple under the radar options at guard, and a feature back to take the pressure off the passing game, and I’m guessing the mobile JC will be look just fine.

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While they didn't perform as well as these two, let's not...

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...forget Cutler & Bennett spent two years at Vandy together!

As for Cutler’s receiving options, the Bears might have the best trio of pass-catching TEs in the league w/ Greg Olsen, Desmond Clark, & 6-7 Kellen Davis. At WR, while Devin Hester only ran two or three routes last year, I have to admit he played better than expected and should only get better. And how about last year’s third round pick Earl Bennett, the SEC’s all-time leading receiver and a two-year teammate of Cutler's at Vandy, I expect to see him surprise everybody and to be a vast improvement over Rashied “I dropped it again?” Davis. While we still need a few more playmakers, I think I have few bargain FAs ideas that could make this a decent core for JC's first year…

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Don't blame RC for an awful year w/ JaMarcus Bust Russell!

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And unlike our friend, Ronald can't be covered this easily!

RONALD CURRY 6-2 210 29 years old Raiders
The former college QB and PG for the Tar Heels made an impressive transition to WR before two devastating knee/Achilles injuries early in his career. But miraculously, he bounced back and paired his flawless work ethic with solid skills to catch 117 balls the following two seasons for a horrible Oakland squad. Unfortunately, or fortunately if you’re the Bears finance director, the soap-opera that was the Raiders last year combined with a horrific performance from their accuracy challenged QB produced only 19 catches for Curry. Trust me Homeboys, a change of scenery and a Pro Bowl QB would give the sure-handed vet a chance to regain his moxy and finally utilize his underrated physical tools.

Other notable wide-outs receiving Greg Gamble FA votes:
LIL LANCE MOORE (79 catches 10 TDs last year with NO)
MARK “Don't Call Me Duper” CLAYTON (65 catches w/ BALT)

With dat, time to temper my excitment & hit-up the NBA!
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And tonight, we have a match-up with two of the best young ballers on the planet, and...

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...these two trying to stop an angry Timmy D, and...

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...more bikinis, so TOUCH ME HERE FOR THE LUV FELLAS!

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April 3, 2009

Final Four Teaser Luv & NBA Sweetness

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 109-85 ats…56%
NBA 69-63 - NCAA 33-18 - Teasers 7-4 - Church League 69-0
BTW, did you miss my banter on JC being a Bear...Touch Me Here

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While I've spent time telling you the other frontcourt cats for UNC are the difference tonight (not to mention the NBA's so-called gurus continue to hate on Tyler like Mox's coach in Varsity Blues), trust me...he'll dominate the Final Four Fellas!

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Nevermind, I thought Misa's last name was "Camp"and was gonna say I'm in Tyler's Camp, but it's actually "Campo".

Call me a coward for not taking the Tar Heels straight-up on today's post, but I've been teasing UNC down all week and I'm doing it again today. As for the Izzinator vs Coach Shaddyville contest, I'd love to say my Wizzanator filled balls took the Spartans, but that's like trying to convince yourself you can steal a ham sandwich from Kirstie Alley. So instead, I'm giving you my Sexy Saturday Teaser Spectacular!

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Unlike Jessica, nobody knows Mr. Thompson's face!

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So if u don't know Deon's mug by now. trust me, he's the cat doing the dirty work giving Insideplays Nation a nice cover!

VILLANOVA CATS vs UNC TAR HEELS (teased -3)
Since I already spent plenty of energy Monday telling you why I luv the Heels tonight...not to mention matched some lovely ladies with the reasons, I'm just gonna tell you the Nova dream ends tonight...and it ends by more than 5...ROY WILL BY 7-13 PTS

As for what to tease it with...
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...While RIP won't say it, he's happy Iverson is gone!

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So Just like Tiffany, Detroit will be relaxed knowing The Answer will no longer be stealing the rock & the headlines!

DETROIT PISTONS (teased +8) @ PHILLY 76ERS
What do you know, Greggy G writes about one of his all-time favorites acting like a BEEATCH, and the next thing you know he's out for the season. Honestly, just like what happened when Ronny Mexico's dog fiasco drama was out of the Falcon's sights, the Pistons are gonna roll from here on out with the behind-the-scenes headaches finally out of the way. Throw-in that Philly's best player the last two months is on the training table (Thad Young) and Detroit City desperately needs a win, and I expect any easy victory for Sheed & Co
THE MOTOWN VETS BY 4-10 PTS

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So like Jennifer, put on your favorite scarf...

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...chill on your knees, and enjoy the Final Four Fellas!

April 4, 2009

SUNDAY FUNDAY ATS FROM GREGGY G

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 110-85 ats…56%
NBA 69-63 - NCAA 33-18 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
Did you miss my flawless Teaser yesterday...Touch Me Here

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The Diesel still has the mojo in the tank!

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And like our friend Debbie here, I'm guessing Mr. Dampier was biting his fingernails last night thinking about it!

PHOENIX SUNS (+4) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS
Before you think I'm believing the Suns are making a playoff push, you, I, Stevie Nash, & Nautica Thorn all know the team Stevie Kerr ruined is not playing past 82 games. But that knowledge aside, this is the NBA Championship for this suddenly smokin' veteran crew. They are simply on fire on the offensive end as if D'Antoni is still roaming the sideline, are trying to prove to management they should stay together for another year, and have nothing to lose on Sunday Funday...which means they blow-out an overrated and mentally-challenged squad!
FIRE BALLS OF FUN BY 5-10 POINTS

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Btw, if you get a chance, check out my Homeboy Matt Barnes. While he's always played D, this year he's lethal scorer too!

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And for some reason, when I watch him my favorite 2pac song pops in my head...PICTURE ME ROLLIN'!

With that, time for my 5-STAR ATS PICK O THE WEEK

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April 5, 2009

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP ATS PREDICTION

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 110-86 ats…56%
NBA 69-64 - NCAA 33-18 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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While I luv my boy Drew Diggity Neitzel, the Spartan backcourt is lil bit better defensively now that's he gone!

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Sorry to hate Diggity D, but you were light as a feather!

MICHIGAN ST. SPARTANS vs UNC TAR HEELS (UNDA 154)
As I sipped on my Tequila & Poprocks concoction last night, I couldn't get past the fact that immediately after the UNC vicotry the Izzonator was probably preaching to his guards to slow this MFer down tonight. The Tar Heels are more unstoppable than Travis Henry's swimmers when the get in the open court so look for MSU to do everything they can to make this a half-court game. And since the Spartans were blown-out by UNC on December 2nd (L 98-63), they've gone 31 games without an opponent scoring more 73 points, and of those 31, only 13 sqauds have laced the nets for more than 62!

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Just like you can trust her to get past 2nd base on the 1st date...

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...I trust that Izzo & Walton will keep this at a snails pace!

To make things fair, I expect the Tar Heels to roll tonight and was tempted to give the eight points and ride Coach Roy to a victory, but even in that case, I can't see how the finally score isn't something in the realm of 78-63...which means we still have 12-14 points to play with like Charlie Sheen plays with relaxation therapists when he's out of town. Throw-in the nerves from the National Title, and I expect plenty of misses early on to send us on our way to an ATS victory.

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And with all the emotion from the Final Four weekend, I expect to see plenty of tired bodies on the floor tonight!

While the Devil's Advocate will tell you a blow-out early could lead to plenty of Spartan threes and trips to the charity stripe for UNC, with the game in Detroit City, I expect a nice fight from Suton, Lucas, Walton & Associates from the onset. Maybe you consider my unda play as a chicken-shit out in predicting this Big Dance battle, but I'm all about getting my Homeboys a victory, not to mention I don't want to pay the babysitter with a credit card this week, so I'm going with my gut on this one...Carolina scores between 72-82 and MSU between 60-70.
I LUV THE UNDA, AND IF U DIDN'T KNOW, I'M COLLECTING OVA 60% ON COLLEGE THIS SEASON

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BTW, I heard some chatter about Chicago trading for senorita 85, but trust me, w/out T.J. Cincy ain't moving him!

While I discussed the available FA WRs that could help Jay "Diva" Cutler on Friday, check back tomorrow for my thoughts on few more receivers that should be considered...and more lovely ladies!

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As for the opening of baseball season...TOUCH ME HERE


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April 6, 2009

DAILY ATS, SPORTS BANTER, & HOTTIES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 110-87 ats…56%
NBA 69-64 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

Before we hit-up some diamond notes and NBA ATS...
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...tell me it wouldn't be fun following the this cat in Chicago!

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I know he might be looking at a short stint in the clink, but sitting & thinking bout his career may be a good thing!

I said it the day he shot himself in his glorified Zubaz, Chicago needs to sign Plaxico. And I don't give a ratz-azz if 95% of Bear Nation hates him, he's the missing piece we need. Even if he's in the slammer and misses or is suspended for a few, Plax is one of the best WRs in the game & can be had for somewhat cheap. And as I've told ya before, nothing's better than grabbing a star after a major f*ck-up.

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With Cutler's arm strength and Plax's redzone & downfield domiance, I don't see how they could be stopped!

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Because just like with tank-tops, in football, size matters!

Sure he'll eventually resort to his old idiotic behaviors, but I guarantee he plays the changed man card for at least a couple years. And in my opinion, Burress isn't a Pac-Man Jones-type of delinquent, he's a pheom that gets lazy & problematic when success starts to feed his ego. And now, he's just hoping to regain his financial status and prove he's not a 9 to 5 punk. So like Daisy Marie in Mamacita 7, blow my mind again GM Jerry and give Mr. Cutler the superstar he needs!

As for opening day for the Cubbies (they'll win 100 games)...
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...with the report that Soriano actually worked out this off-season, I have a feeling he's gonna have a monster year & won't have those nagging injuries keeping him on the shelf!

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And w/ a weak division, no need to worry bout anything more than beer-n-hotties at Wrigley this season...but be sure to save ur lucky hat for the playoffs Homeboys!

As for their new closer Kevin Gregg, how cool is it that...
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...he starred in the best movie of all-time Starship Troopers!

As for the red-headed stepchild of Chicago baseball...
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...I hate to say it as a Camaro drivng, smokes rolled in the wife-beater Southsider, the Twins are winning the division.

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Because rumor has it, Mr. Crede's incorporated a new stretching regiment that has him swinging & fielding like old!

While the sexy pick by the diamond gurus is The Tribe, unless Joe Mauer's back-injury lingers through most of season, I expect Gardy & his underrated staff to edge out Chicago. And trust me, Joe Crede's healthy and will have a huge year in Minny, which will lead to plenty of Sox fans bashing Josh Fields for his sloppy play at third and ridiculous strike-out totals. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see how Jose & Bartolo are the saviors that sneak us into the playoffs.

With dat, time to get back on the ATS win-streak!
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While Roy gets most of the hype, Aldridge has been the silent assassin of late (last 5 gms: 26 ppg, 10 rpg, 58-fg%)

PORTLAND BLAZERS (-6) @ MEMPHIS GRIZZ
The Trailblazers are only a half game from home-court in the first round...TOUCH ME HERE FOR MORE INFO & HOTTIES

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April 7, 2009

FREE DAILY HANDICAPPING & HOTNESS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 110-88 ats…56%
NBA 69-65 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
BTW, DID U MISS MY PLAX TO THE BEARS BANTER...TOUCH ME HERE

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While always relentless when attacking the rim, Ronnnie Brew's added a nice little perimeter game of late!

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And you know me...I luv those lanky talents!

UTAH JAZZ (+4) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS
Looking up-n-down the Mavs roster, I just don't see the bodies to contain Utah's deep frontcourt and sharp-shooting wings. Throw-in that the Jazz finally found some road magic in Sunday's win against the Hornets, and I expect Sloan's squad to showcase their new found confidence And what a perfect time to find it as they only sit a game ahead of the Mavs for the dreaded 8th seed. JAZZ WIN BY 4-8 PTS

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Look for Sheed to finally breakout in Gotham!

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Cause for a DET squad seemingly needing an edge, playing in the Garden is like walking in the kitchen & finding C.J.!

DETROIT PISTONS (-2.5) @ NEW YORK KNICKS
With the Bobcats & Bulls winning last night, look for the Pistons to play with some desperation even though they're comfortably ahead of Charlotte and just a 1/2 game behind Chicago in the standings. Especially with the Knicks coming off an emotional loss to the Bulls last night where half their roster was either on John Paxson team the last few years or a former Depaul star, I have a feeling you might see some tired legs tonight for D'Antoni's crew. Also on Detroit's side, you know those vets will be psyched for a trip to the Madison Square Garden...PISTONS BY 6-12 PTS

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Just like ATL after basically sealing-up home-court in Round One, I'm guessing they were all smiles last night!

ATLANTA HAWKS @ MILWAUKEE BUCKS (+2)
With Hotlanta winning in Canada last night and D-Wade losing, the Hawks virtually clinched the 4th seed...which means we might see ATL a step slow on a back-to-back in Milwaukee and in front of an empty arena. As for Bucks, considering they've lost three straight and haven't played since Saturday, look for Skiles to have his overachievers playing with some fire from the onset...BUCKS by 5-10 PTS

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The old T-Wolves that have been forced into action of late will be thinking of the own beds after this latest trip!

MINNY T-WOLVES @ GOLDEN ST WARRIORS (-7 ???)
Nellie's crazy crew has only had seven players the last few games, and amazingly has won three straight including a 7-point victory against a Hornet squad desperate to move-up in the playoff standings. And trust me, the athletic and hungry group left for the Warriors (including Donnie's whipping-boy Jamal Crawford) is relishing this opportunity and playing great together. On the flipside, while the T-Wolves have been ravished by injuries as well, their remaining crew has Brian Cardinal, Mark Madsen, & Kevin Ollie gracing the hardwood. And especially after playing in Clipperland last night, I can't see how a team without any real athletes on the wing can stop the GST highflyers at home...WARRIORS BY 12-16 PTS

April 8, 2009

THURSDAY NIGHT ATS HOOPS PICKS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 112-90ats…56%
NBA 71-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Without having to worry about the playoff jinx from T-Mac, the RockShow is gearing up for an unexpected run!

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Btw, I hear Lynzie Love feels the same way!

HOUSTON ROCKETS (-8.5) @ SUCKTOWN KINGS
With the Spurs losing last night and the Nuggs inevitable loss on TNT in LA tonight, the red-hot Rockets are positioning themselves for a chance at the #2 seed. And while some will say Houston's due for a letdown after just beating D-Howard, this team is playing with a swagger that Coach Adelman wants to ride into the post-season.

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She's pointig to Sucktown...the ATS Promiseland!

As for the Kings, with a young frontcourt, no Kevin Martin, and Andres "I luv to shoot & knock people over" Nocioni and Francisco Garcia as their only perimeter scoring options (not to mention those two will be guarded by the Tru Warrior & Shane Battier), I expect the Rockets to roll early and then kick the crowns when their down. Throw-in the slow-footed Beno Udrih trying to stay with Aaron Brooks & Kyle Lowry and Ron-Ron coming-off an awful shooting night, and this will be a 25-point lead by the start of the third...ROCKETS BY 17-23 PTS

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While these 2 know they need Bynum & are glad he's back, that doesn't mean they won't have a lil more fire 2night!

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Cause ulike these two, Phil's bigs have something to prove!

DENVER NUGGETS @ LOS ANGELES LAKERS (-8.5)
While the Zenmaster has been resting Kobe & Co. of late, with the #1 overall record on the line, a surging Nugget squad gaining confidence, and the TNT crew running the broadcast, I'm expecting the Lakeshow to play with some playoff intensity tonight. Especially with LA's bigs playing lazily and letting the Kings young frontcourt dominate them Tuesday (Hawes & Thompson combined for 39 pts & 26 reb), not to mention wanted to prove they still deserved minutes with Andrew "Playboy" Bynum returning, look for Mr. Bryant and the fellas to put the league on notice with a resounding victory...LAKERS BY 14-20 PTS

Sorry for the short posts this week, but I've been kicking some knowledge in class and my tests are Saturday!
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So wish me luck! While Aubrey has taught me to stand with confidence, it always helps to have my Homeboys luv as well!

April 9, 2009

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT NBA ATS PICKS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 112-90ats…56%
NBA 71-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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The only thing nicer than investing on King James going for the #1 overall seed against a 76er squad w/out Thad Young...

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...is this flawless outfit from Lisa Gleave!

CLEVELAND BRON-BRONS (-6.5) @ PHILLY 76ERS
Just like Lindsay Lohan sick of trying to prove she's a respectable movie star after a pantyless, white-nosed, vodka in the water-bottle night, the Cavs are sick of hearing how they can't win on the road. So after they rested their starters and let the entire bench get some reps against the Wiz this week, I'm guessing we see a dominating performance from King James & Co. trying to hold onto home-court throughout the playoffs. As for the Sixers, after getting blown-out last night against the Bulls and playing without their best baller since the All-Star Break (Thad Young), I don't see how they keep this close...CAVS BY 12-18 PTS

Btw, if you missed my 2-0 post yesterday, just two more days...
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...till Greggy G's done wearing a school-girl outfit and getting his MFin pimp licenses!

And once that happens, not if, I'll be back to my kick-azz posts!

April 13, 2009

FREE DAILY ATS PICKS & HOTTIES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 113-90 ats…56%
NBA 72-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Want to feel better? Just contact Greggy G!

Sorry for the Insideplays absence this weekend, but Teasin’ T-Bone has resigned due to health concerns and yours truly was busy taking tests for his Life, Health, & Pimping licenses. What can I say Homeboys, I’m wicked smart and care deeply about the health of America. But enough about saving lives…time to start saving the economy!

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The Pistons don't have anybody like KG to protect the paint against the D-Rose & Co. tonight!

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...and she seems worried about it too!

CHICAGO BULLS (+4) @ DETROIT PISTONS
As crazy as this sounds, the Bulls might be the scariest 1st round opponent for the three big-dogs in the East. While the addition of John Salmons (19 ppg, 42-3pt%) & Brad Miller (12 ppg, 8 rpg, 42-3pt%) initially ignited the squad, the development of the youngsters and Coach Vinny del Scott Baio are the reasons I'm believing ChiTown will have a punchers chance if they're playing Boston or Oralndo.

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Just like our friend, Chicago is showcasing some confidence!

While Derrick Rose has looked strong all season, he's becoming more of a vocal leader on the hardwood and added a consistent jumper to make life even more miserable for opposing guards on the pick-n-roll. At the other guard spot, while Ben Gordon continues to knockdown nearly every jumper and actually seems a little more interested in defense, Capt Kirk’s (10 ppg, 4 apg, 42-3pt%) smooth transition and ability to play both guard spots off the bench has given Coach Baio all kinds of flexibility with his nightly match-ups. Throw-in the passionate and suddenly under-control play of Noah & Thomas underneath, and the Bulls are no longer just dangerous in the United Center.

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While these two still have something left in the tank, they just don't have the legs to keep-up with Noah & T-Time!

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And just like our friend, look for Mr. Rose to skate right past them all night as well!

As for Detroit, the Pistons seem lost without Chauncey and don’t have many fresh legs left in the frontcourt. And while lil Will Bynum has given them a nice lift off the bench of late, when he’s taking big-shots in the 4th quarter you know something’s wrong in Coach Michael Curry’s huddle. While Iverson’s initial departure lit a spark under this veteran squad, the magic has worn off and Joe Dumars seems left with a tired and crabby group. I know they’ll probably show a little more fire in Mo-Town tonight with their 8th seed rival in town, but trust me, the Bulls will ride their momentum and pull off the the upset tonight.
BULLS BY 4-8 PTS

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These two need to get it together in a hurry...

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...or their ass will be screwed come playoff time!

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS @ UTAH JAZZ (-12)
Situated in the middle of the Western Conference playoff clusterf*ck, I was shocked to see how awful the Jazz played last week (lost three straight) and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw they undermanned Warriors beat them at home on Saturday night. And because of this, I’m predicting Coach Sloan & Co. take things out on the worst team in the Association and beats the Clippers by 20 tonight. While Utah is desperate to regain their mojo and still has a slight chance to avoid playing the Lakers in Round One, the ClippShow is simply counting down the days till they don’t have to listen to Mr. Dunleavy again and can hit-up their summer-time groupies…Jazz by 20-25 PTS

Sorry for the short posts of late, but trust me...
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...I'll be chilling in my undies writting some kick-azz shiznit the rest of the week!

April 14, 2009

Free Daily ATS Wizardry from Greggy G

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 115-90 ats…56%
NBA 74-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
Btw, did you know I opened the week 2-0 ATS yesterday?

Taking a quick break from the Association today...
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...let's hit up the Professional Diamond and a pitcher with a sweet style that'll be winning at least 16 this year!

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Cause just like our friend here, John Danks knows how important the positioning of his body is for his success!

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (-130) @ DETROIT TIGERS
After a slow start at the dish, the Ozzinator's bats have finally found their softball slugging rhythm scoring 24 runs in their last three games (all wins) and belting out four homers in their series opener at Comerica. And this afternoon, the Southsides send southpaw John Danks (6 IP, 0 ER, & 3 hits allowed in his first start) to the bump against 20-year old rookie Rick Porcello (5 IP, 4 ER, & 9 hits in his first career start). And watching the way the Sox bats have crushed the ball in Detroit City the last year, I expect to see the young phenom to be looking over his shoulder plenty this afternoon.

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While not as nice as Ali's jewelry, the White Sox have looked pretty flawless on the Tigers' diamond of late!

Of course I'm still skeptical that Chicago's slow-azz sluggers can capture the Central with their "All-or-Nothing"-approach at the plate, but when these bashers are hot, I'll ride them like a back-up college QB rides a freshman sorority sister. And this afternoon, I'm guessing we see more of the same...SOUTHSIDERS ROLL 7-4

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As for the latest on this waste of "weird eye-browed" space...

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NBA Regular Season ATS Finale & Hotties

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 115-90 ats…56%
NBA 74-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Scottie's back Homeboys...and I'm guessing he'll do a lil better than D-Wise and Brian Anderson!

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And while I have no idea if Lisa Dergan's still w/ Pods after his star faded faster than Lohan's after Herbie Fully-Loaded, once u marry a Playmate ur always cool in my book!

Before we hit-up my favorite ATS day of the year (aka the NBA tank & empty the bench regular season finale), I have to say I luv GM Kenny Williams decision to sign Scottie Dergan-Podsednik. While struggling with groin/hamsting injuries since his stardom during the Southsiders World Series Championship, he was serviceable last season for the Rockies in 93 games putting up a .322 OBP and swiping 12 bases and probably still has something left in the tank. Especially considering Ozzie doesn't really have a lead-off hitter and needs another lefty stick, don't be surprised to see 33 year-old up by next month. And trust me, what better way to gain some confidence than walking up to a standing ovation on his first trip to the dish at U.S. Comiskular.

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I'm guessing Mr. Mayo puts up at least 30 as he reminds us who the most underrated rookie in the NBA is!

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Just like Tila never got the respect from the Academy cause of MTV, O.J. didn't get much pub cause of the Grizz!

*BTW, all lines are a guess as Vegas hasn't opened the book
HOTLANTA HAWKS @ MEMPHIS GRIZZ (-4)
Not many teams in the Association have been more entrenched in their playoff spot than the ATL. And last night, while resting most of their starters against a Heat team resting just about everybody, they beat their playoff opponent winning an emotional two-point victory with their weak-azz bench...which means they have no interest in heading to Memphis to play in-front of six people with the playoffs on the horizon. As for the young Grizz, trust me, this organization desperately wants to end this season on somewhat of a high note. And as a result, Mayo, Gayo, & Conly run wild on the undermanned Hawks for a double digit victory...GRIZZ BY 12-16 PTS

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Mr. Ming always puts a hurting on the Mavs!

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Because just like our friend

HOUSTON ROCKETS (+3) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS
Besides the fact that the Rockets are my sleeper to challenge the LakeShow in the West and one of the hottest teams in the Association, Yao Ming & Co. can grab the #2 seed with a victory and a Nugget loss. As for Dallas, they've spent a ton of energy over the last few weeks just to get-in and move-up in the standings, so I expect to see the Rockets easily handle a tired Mavericks squad as they continue to ride their recent momentum...ROCKETS BY 6-12 PTS

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Just like her look, with a team trying to save their coach I'm guessing you'll see the some passion from NJ tonight!

NEW JERSEY NETS (+4) @ NEW YORK KNICKS
As for why Vinsanity in New York reminds me of an Hot Asian on a countertop...TOUCH ME HERE FOR THE SCOOP FELLAS!

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April 16, 2009

FREE DAILY HANDICAPPING & HOTNESS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 116-92 ats…56%
NBA 75-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Why couldn't Spud just hit him in the temple!?

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On a positive note and unlike our friend Adele here, at least the FIU students & alumni are pissed about the hiring!

Before we hit my ATS diamond magic, I absolutely luv how the students at Florida International are already protesting the hiring of Zeke. And forgetting his incompancy as a hardwood suit (the CBA dissolved just one-year after he become president and he was a laughing stock as GM/Coach at Toronto, Indiana, & New York), the sexual harassment case in Gotham and blaming his daughter for the cops visiting his home after ODing on sleeping pills is not what you call a role-model for tomorrow's kids. While he'll have a few moments and a few star recruits, don't worry Homeboys, I promise we'll have some fun eventually watching his shaddy-azz fail!

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Just like I expect to see this daily at the Insideplays Island (btw, tell a friend cause we're only a few picks away)...

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...I'm expecting this oversized cat and the Tribe's stud southpaw to keep the runs to a minimum today!

CLEVELAND INDIANS @ NEW YORK YANKEES (UNDA 8)
Cliff Lee & CC Sabathia are due for some of their 2008 magic and both line-ups are feeling the pressure as they've sucked worse than a sorority sister that thinks dragging her teeth is a special talent. Throw-in the opening of the new Yankee Stadium and...2-5 TOTAL RUNS

BTW, when my back is not against the wall...
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...my picks are usually as flawless as this!

April 17, 2009

NBA PLAYOFF PICKS, MLB ATS, & GIRLS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 116-92 ats…56%
NBA 75-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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As a self-proclaimed Chicago sportswriter, nothing is cooler then having Milton Bradley all summer long!

Just like my reasoning for having Plaxico in Bear colors, nothing is more fun than covering a great baller with more baggage than the Britney's family. And while the Wrigleyville faithful has less patience then my little guy the first time I saw the Garden of Eden, trust me Cub fans, he'll have a solid year if you understand he's only playing 110 games. As for the diamond selection of the day, before we hit-up the gambling docket let's quickly breakdown the first round of Eastern Conference playoffs and look at sime chicks with only a few items on their body!

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The likelikhood of this piece of cloth covering her goods is as likely as the Pistons winning a game!

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Trust me fellas, he's gonna make you smile if you invest on the Cavs winning in a sweep!

#8 DETROIT PISTONS vs #1 KING JAMES - CAVS IN FOUR
Just like Annabel Chong’s decision to invite anybody with a sword to her party to break a record, King James & Co. are looking to make history this post-season. And in all honesty, I don’t see them losing a game until the Finals. As for veteran drama in Detroit City, I actually believe the players are more curious about what Joey D’s bringing in after Sheed & “I’m not”-The Answer come off the books.

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Just like this tease isn't gonna pull those off, don't be teased into thinking the Bulls can pull-off series victory w/ KG out!

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Just like Rando, I have a double G on my back!

#7 CHICAGO BULLS vs #2 BOSTON CELTICS - CELTICS IN SIX
The oddly-shaped Jayhawk is on my miniscule list of players that can simply will their team to a victory. And while the Bullies have been a breath of fresh 18 year-old happiness of late, Vinny Del Scott Baio’s deadliest weapon will be facing the only PG in the East that can defend his freakish skills in Rajon “crazy long-arms” Rondo.

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Like Dwight, some things are just too tough to contain!

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While I luv you Sammy, you can't stop Superman!

#6 PHILLY 76ERS vs #3 ORLANDO MAGIC - MAGIC IN FIVE
The Sixers are by far the worst team in the playoffs and will get blown out in all but one of these games…as Dwight usually gets lazy after three dominating performances (Game Four).

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It's always better to have more than one talent!

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And that's why the Hawks are gonna beat D-Wade!

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Just an FYI, this a former Hawks cheerleader!

#5 MIAMI HEAT vs #4 HOTLANTA HAWKS – HAWKS IN FIVE
While D-Wade, pound for pound, does more amazing and filthy things than Kobe Tai in her prime, his veteran supporting cast is too pedestrian and his youngsters are too inconsistent for a series victory. As for the Hawks, they remind me of the Pistons ala 2003 when they started to learn the sum of their parts was better than any superstar.

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The Sox are facing a warrior tonight in James Shields!

CHICAGO WHITE SOX @ TAMPA BAY RAYS (-1.5 runs +105)
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April 18, 2009

NBA ATS PLAYOFF ACTION & WOMEN

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 116-92 ats…56%
NBA 75-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Can Ben make it rain in the Boston Garden today?

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With a sweeter stroke more picturesque than elle laying in some feathers, I think he can help keep this close!

CHICAGO BULLS (+9) @ BOSTON CELTICS
While the gambling gurus will tell you the absence of KG combined with the concern over GM Danny Ainge's grabber should lead to an inspirational performance from Doc's vets, I truly believe the Celts might be a lil weary from all the drama and will give the Bullies every opportunity to keep this thing close. Especially with the extended minutes Paulie & Shuttlesworth have been forced into over the last couple months of the season, I expect to the see John Salmons & Ben Gordon attack those match-ups from the onset.

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Just like this car doesn't look as nice without our high-heeled friend...

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...Kendrick Perkins doesn't look as nice without Mr. Garnett alongside him in the frontcourt!

Throw-in Brad Miller's ability to pull Kendrick Perkins away from the basket and D-Rose might have some room to penetrate if he can get past the long, quick arms of Mr. Rondo. Overall, I still see Boston pulling this series out in a better than expected battle, but Vinny Del Scott Baio's crew has been pretty consistent of late and should be dialed in from the get go today...CELTS BY 2-6 PTS

What a day to have a BBQ Homeboys...
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...woke-up and saw nothing but sun. Have a great weekend & give me a buzz if you end up near my hood!

April 19, 2009

MORE ATS PLAYOFF MAGIC & HOTNESS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 117-92 ats…56%
NBA 76-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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While D-Wade's a MFin pimp, peel him away from the Heat and they're winning ten games this year!

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...and if she peels another item of clothing off, I'm giving her friendly-azz another 10 MFin dollars!

MIAMI HEAT @ ATLANTA HAWKS (-4.5)
While the luv for D-Wade is stronger than mine for Alyssa Milano's in Poison Ivy II, trust me Homeboys, a rookie point (Chalmers), a one-knee'd pseudo center (J-O'neal), a straight-off the DL PF (Haslem), and a rookie 6th-man (The Bease) can't compete with a line-up reminding me of the Pistons when they the first started out with Chauncey. And don't call BS on my azz, if you've watched Spud Webb's ole crew, you'd know they are legit 1 thru 5 and have an underrated home-court in stripper-haven HotLanta..HAWKS BY 8-12 PTS

BTW, after my BBQ yesterday, I look almost as toasted...
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as my friend here (figured a pic of me wouldn't be as cool)

April 20, 2009

Home of 100% NBA Playoff ATS & Hotties

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 118-92 ats…56%
NBA 77-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0]

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Just like she can't hide her Corona, I can't hide my perfect ATS weekend! Saturday Magic Here - Sunday Magic Here

After absolutely dominating the NBA Playoff docket this weekend like the sexy CJ Miles dominated this workout video, I arose with more handicapping confidence than Sam "Ace" Rothstein in his prime and quickly picked two winners with hesitation. That’s right Homeboys, just like Ronny Mexico at a dog show, I was licking my chops when I saw these two lines in the paper this morning. So without further ado, let’s see if we can give Vegas two more reasons not to allow Insideplays.com to be viewed in their casinos.

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You know what they're discussing...making sure they slow tonight's contest down to a snail's pace!

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Because if they don't, just like mocha's horizon, the sun will be setting on the Spurs postseason!

DALLAS MAVERICKS @ SAN ANTONIO SPURS (UNDA 190)
In Saturday’s home-loss to the Mavs, the Spurs allowed the Mavs to score too much in transition and couldn’t keep pace as the second half wore on. And considering the Spurs were 11-14 from behind the arc and still lost, you know Coach Pops will ensure his vets slow the temp and make this a possession by possession battle.

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Just like Ms. Carreno, SA will like focused in the home whites!

The Spurs halfcourt defense is unbelievably disciplined and can absolutely demoralize a team that doesn’t offensive rebound very well like the Mavs. J-Kidd doesn’t provide much of a threat in the half-court and the Jet (Jason Terry) thrives off pull-up jumpers on the break, so look for the Spurs to pound the ball inside and keep the long rebounds from initiating the Mavs transition game. Especially with the methodical ability of Timmy D & Tony Longoria to pick-n-roll numerous times on each possession, don’t be surprised when the Spurs turn tonight’s contest into an absolute bore.

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While I luv little warriors, the Spurs can't allow Jose Juan Barea to score in double figures if they hope to advance!

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And I'm not hating on Jose, but he's about as tall our friend and she's on her MFin knees!

And in my opinion, the biggest killer for the Spurs on Saturday was the play of the lil Puerto Rican Energizer Bunny Jose Juan Barea (13 pts in 26 min) as the SA backcourt lost track of him on the break. And trust me, that will not happen again. The Spurs are too savvy to let the Mavs control the tempo again tonight so look for Mr. Longoria to walk it up the hardwood for at least 80% of their possessions. And especially in front of a home-crowd that loves when their veterans completely bore the nation, watch as the Spurs pull off a close victory even as they barely scratch 90 points…SPURS/MAVS TOTAL 172-180 PTS

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Just like when things got tight last year with ATL, Paulie will find a way to get his azz to the free-throw line!

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Because I don't think he's ready for South Beach just yet!

CHICAGO BULLS @ BOSTON CLETICS (-8)
The reason most casual fans hate the NBA is the same reason why I love to invest on the professional hardwood. In the playoffs, veteran stars know how to get to the charity stripe…especially at home. And considering Paulie “oddly-shaped” Pierce seemed a little unenthused in the first half and was given plenty of criticism in the media for his uninspired start to the playoffs, look for the former Jayhawk to force this issue from the onset tonight.

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Just like her black top, I can't...

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...see how the Bulls contain Allen for 2nd straight night!

In addition, Ray-Ray Shuttlesworth was...TOUCH ME HERE

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April 21, 2009

NBA ATS PLAYOFF MAGIC & BABES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 119-93 ats…56%
NBA 78-70 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Just like the best thing that happened to this dining room was Hillary Fisher...

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...while I'm a fan of JVG, the best thing that happened to Yao was Rick Adelman's arrival!

HOUSTON ROCKETS (+5.5) @ PORTLAND BLAZERS
While the Eastern Seaboard Programming Network scribes have been drooling over the young Blazers like T.T. Boy on the set of "Just Turned Legal", Yao & Co. are desperate to end the Round One jinx and have carried over a killer instinct from the last two months of season where they were as good as anybody. I know I'll sound like a hater, but they also are in heaven playing without T-Mac and actually have a nice chip on their shoulder because of it. With Mr. Ming absolutely filthy on the block, the most underrated and efficient PF in the game (Luis Scola), and two lock-down defenders on the wing, if PG Aaron Brooks can continue to torch Steve Blake they could be looking at a sweep. While I luv Portland's nucleus, they just don't have the experience or understand what playoff hoops is all about. And I know some gurus believe the Rockets will be satisfied with grabbing home-court, but trust me, Coach Adelman has them believing they need a sweep to avoid the embarrassment of year's past...ROCKETS BY 4-8 PTS

Sorry for the short post Homeboys, but...
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...check back tomorrow for more Mandy & more Greggy G!

April 22, 2009

HUMP DAY NBA ATS PLAYOFF ACTION

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 120-93 ats…56%
NBA 79-70 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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As for the gold standard of Hardwood D...

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...if you let the Magic set-up their half-court defense, good luck taking the rock to the hole against D-Freak!

PHILLY 76ERS @ ORLANDO MAGIC (UNDA 194)
The Magic were on their way to a blow-out with an 18-point 3rd quarter lead before taking their foot off the gas as Philly's 2nd stringers erupted for 35 points in the 4th quarter, including 5-7 from behind the arc. Considering Orlando's strength is not only the most dominate center in the game, but their length in the half-court, I'm expecting Stan "the Hedgehog" Van Gundy to make sure his ballers keep this thing at a snail's pace.

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Sometimes having great length and...

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...athletic ability is just too hard to stop!

While the Sixers were ridiculous from deep in the 4th quarter (I still can't believe they dusted of the oddly-shaped Donyell Marshall to knockdown 4 of 5 shoots), they are widely considered the worst three-point shooting team in the league. For the most part, Philly's success has been running the break off a miss and allowing their athletic wings (Iggy & Thad) to attack the basket. In contrast, Orlando's D is predicated on anchoring Dwight in the middle and using their length on the perimeter...which means they'll make a conscious effort to keep this a half-court game. In closing, I expect the Magic to win by at least 10-14, but not reach the century mark...SIXERS/MAGIC 182-188 PTS

Just like our friend here in 76er red...
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...it's all about Ron Jeremy's squad containing the Sixer break!

April 23, 2009

Home of Greggy G's 5-1 NBA Playoff ATS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 121-93 ats…56%
NBA 80-70 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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I'd be shocked too ladies if my handicapping guru was hitting 83.3333% of his NBA ATS selections!

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While I don't hate Joakim as much as 95% of the world does, he needs to control the glass from Kendrik for a Bulls win!

As a diehard Chicagoan, I can't tell you how excited I'll be tonight to crack a Labatt's Max Ice, dump out some Chili Cheese Fritos, and lay on my white-tiger rug to watch Hotel Erotica: Up All Night on Cinemax. And making my viewing pleasure even sweeter, on the undercard we have the streaky-young Bulls against the somewhat out-of-shape defending Champs at the United Center. And especially considering neither team has played much defense of yet, I expect another shoot-out and more crazy antics from Chicago's childish frontcourt. As for my prediction, you’ll have to wait till after I give you my Five-Star Lock of the Night Homeboys!

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Whenever I see someone wearing roller skates...

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...I think of Mr. Longoria skating past the Mavericks!

SAN ANTONIO SPURS (+4.5) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS
While the Spurs limped into the playoffs looking like Nautica Thorn after a DP feature, it’s amazing how much confidence they seemed to gain as Game 2 wore on. As predicted by yours truly, without anybody on the Cubans to remotely guard Tony Longoria, Coach Pops simplified his offense to the frenchman dribbling around until he found a crease or rubbing of Timmy D on the pick-n-roll/pop. And as we witnessed, the Mavs have absolutely no answer to prevent his penetration or protect the basket once he’s in the paint. Throw-in the unbelievable spacing from San Antone’s plethora of long-range bombers, and I don’t see how Dallas can prevent another torching at the defensive end.

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You can have Coach Carrey...I'll take Coach Pops!
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Ok, maybe it's a STRETCH to say Carlisle looks like Carrey, but at least you got a pic of Stacy out of the deal!

And making matters worse for the Mavs, Erick Dampier’s dumb-azz comments that he's gonna knock Mr. Longoria on his azz every time he’s inside means Coach Jim Carrey’s only legitimate defensive big will be in foul trouble by the 2nd quarter. Seriously, considering the refs usually call things loser than Pamela’s batcave in the post-season, Damp could’ve probably gotten away with a couple and avoided a flagrant…but now, with the zebras on notice, either NBDL-quality center Ryan Hollins will be playing way too many minutes or Dampier is gonna be extra careful and allow too many easy buckets.

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While Popovich's game plan isn't as crazy as our friends artwork, his simplicity is what makes the Spurs so dangerous!

While the Mavs have plenty of offensive weapons themselves, the Spurs learned after Game One they needed to slow the pace so J-Kidd, J-Terry, J-Howard, Dirk, & JJ Barera didn’t kill them in transition. Considering Kidd is virtually useless and Josh “Smokey, Drinky, I hate USA” Howard still seems a little out of synch in the half-court, only the German Diggler and the occasional kick-out to the Jett should scare the veteran Spurs. And with the great Pops game-planning to prevent the few options they have left, I fully expect the Spurs to control this contest from start to finish…SAN ANTONIO by 4-8 PTS

As for the Bulls/Celts tilt at the United Center tonight,...
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...it's all about Noah & Miller preventing Perkins from dominated the glass and getting too deep down-low!

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FRIDAY NIGHT NBA ATS LUV & BIKINIS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 121-94 ats…56%
NBA 80-71 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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While I watched most of the Bron-Bron vs Heat series with only one-eye like my friend here, I do remember The King...

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...making it look easy against one of the best shot-blockers in the game...so how you think he handles an aging Sheed?

***This line will be moving up all day!
CLEVELAND CAVS (-4.5) @ DETROIT PISTONS
Especially with the defending champs hitting the road and embarrassing the Bullies and Scott Baio, I expect the Bron-Brons to continue their legitimate quest at perfection in the East this postseason. And trust me, heading to Mo-Town against a team wondering what's gonna happen this summer means Vegas is Paris Hilton-smart for not keeping this number ova 8...CAVS BY 8-12 PTS

Just like nobody can tell me there's a better surfer...
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...than princess flawless, I don't care what D-Wade & Kobe do, nobody is as dangerous as King James!

April 25, 2009

HOME OF 6-2 NBA ATS PLAYOFFS & BABES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 122-94 ats…56%
NBA 81-71 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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"See that dude...that's Greggy MFin G! And he believes we should roll today...so don't f*ckin' make him mad!"

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"Btw, that's his cover-girl...and she likes the Spurs too!

SAN ANTONIO SPURS (+5) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS
You really think the Spurs are gonna play like-"what Najah Davenport left in a girl's closet" (aka poo-poo no plater) for a second straight postseason contest? Not this degenerate-azz...who's lost more lap-dance money betting against the Spurs in the playoffs than Heather Locklear lost years of her life dating washed-up rockers. What can I say, I luv the Spurs to win outright today...and I still like them to win the series...SPURS BY 6-12 PTS

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BTW, you know what Timmy & Mr. Longoria remind me of?

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An Asian and a cupcake...too good to be true!

April 26, 2009

SUNDAY FUNDAY NBA & HOTTIE PICKS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 122-95 ats…56%
NBA 81-72 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Trying to contain the Yao'inator for two straight...

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...is like this sink trying to contain the flawlessness that is my Homegirl Jessica B...

PORTLAND BLAZERS @ HOUSTON ROCKETS (-4.5)
Just like your changes of getting past 2nd-base with a hair-stylist's with a back-tat, the chances Mr. Ming bounces back at home today is a MFin lock. After managing only 7-points in a Game Two loss, look for Yao to dominate the paint and to get Grandpa Oden & Joel PryZilla in foul-trouble early. Especially with the young Blazers getting their first taste of playoff hoops on the road, I expect Houston to open a double-digit lead early and not look back...ROCKETS BY 10-15 PTS

BTW, for some reason her hat reminds me of Houston...
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...and that has to be a sign from the Gambling Gods!

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April 27, 2009

BEARS DRAFT RECAP, NBA ATS, & LADIES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 122-96 ats…56%
NBA 81-73 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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Just like our friend Joanna here, the Bears know...

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...great talent can come in a small package!

While the vibe around Chi-town & ESPN regarding GM Jerry Angelo’s selections focused on the crazy athleticism & size of 3rd Round DT Jarron Gilbert (San Jose St.). and the potential immediate impact of Sooners WR Juaquin Iglesias (3rd Round), the selection of the lil playmaking CB from Vandy, D.J. Moore, was the highlight of my Bears draft. Of course I’ll admit Gilbert’s crazy pool jumping feat is redonkulous and grabbing three WRs was an absolute necessity, but with Peanut Tillman & Nathan Vasher already starting to look a step slower, I love the aggressive move to grab the 5-9 192 lb ballhawk in the 4th Rd...especially one with 12 Ints over the last two years!

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Just like my facial expression when I saw our friend here without much attire on the highway...

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...GM Jerry Angelo made the same face when he saw D.J. Moore still on the board when pick #119 came up!

Moore was so valuable to the Commodores last year he even carried the rock on offense 9 times for 76 yards, caught seven balls for 143 yrds & two TDs, and was their return specialist on both kickoffs & punts. Throw-in that he’s an honor student, has a great pigskin IQ, and is a coach’s dream by all accounts, don’t be surprised to see D.J. finding his way onto the field with regularity by his second season. Especially with the size of the Bears current corners, Moore adds a new dimensional to Lovie’s D and could turn into a phenomenal nickelback with his knack for always finding his way to football.

As for the Bulls game Sunday...
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While D-Rose, Ben, & Kirk put a smile on my face that could only be topped by Miranda ringing my doorbell...

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...can anyone else believe how crazy it was that Doc actually had to play Mr. Scalabrine heavy minutes in a Playoff game!

As for one of the most exciting Bulls games since…well, I guess Game One & Two in Boston, it’s amazing to me how many people can’t believe Vinny Del Scott Baio’s team actually has a chance to win this series. While the Bulls have the most exciting offensive backcourt since Spud Webb & Mitch Richmond in Sac-town, the amazing thing is for once they actually have an advantage in the frontcourt. Especially once Perkins was in foul trouble, T-Time, Noah, & Miller had the luxury of banging with the undersized & overweight Big Baby, the Michael Rapaport looking Scalabrine, and the NBDL-skilled Mikki Moore. And while the Chicago diehards will tell you they still have Shuttlesworth and the oddley-shaped Paulie, without KG manning the middle, Leon Powe’s aggression around the bucket, & Posey’s attitude off-the-bench, this team might be the worst defensive team left in the Playoffs. Call me a hater if you’d like, but no matter how much fun this series has been, I’m more entertained than impressed.

With that...time for some NBA Postseason ATS!
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It's really amazing how Chauncey's personality has changed Melo & the rest of the crew into playoff winners!

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Which means I'll gladly take the points and relax while watching a Nugget victory tonight!
Btw, I used this pic because of the "plus" sign on the right!

DENVER NUGGETS (+3) @ NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
While the Hornets pulled-off an emotional two-point victory at home this weekend, after the Nuggets combined to outscore Byron Scott’s crew by 44 points in Game One & Two, don’t you think there’s a chance Denver didn’t bring the same swagger and New Orleans came out with some desperation. I know CP3 is one of the toughest match-ups in the league, but with Peja a shell of his former self, Tyson still out-of-sync, Posey hobbled, and huge minutes off their short bench from the 33-year old New Zealander Sean Marks, I just don’t see how the Hornets have the fire-power to keep up.

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After the Nugget starters get rolling, how nice is it to have these two cats coming off the bench?!

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That's like buying a kick-azz car and the dealer throwing in these two for the drive home!

Chris Paul & David West basically run a pick-n-roll show all night, and while I love those cats...TOUCH ME HERE

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April 28, 2009

NBA PLAYOFF ATS & LOVELY LADIES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 123-96 ats…56%
NBA 82-73 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
How bout my +60 point cover last night...pretty MFin easy!

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While Paulie Pierce deserved a summer of partying and enjoying his Championship...

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...the long azz post-season and plenty of off-season free meals has the former Jayhawk looking a lil tired!

CHICAGO BULLS @ BOSTON CELTICS (UNDA 201)
I know this sounds riskier than sleeping with Pamela without a hat after I spent yesterday telling you how awful both have played defensively, but trust me, the Celtic vets are gonna slow this to a snail's pace tonight. Paulie can't even get past half-court on transition D and their entire frontcourt available (Perkins, Big Baby, & Rapaport) are not what you'd call track-stars. Throw-in the fact that Shuttleswork can usually get any shot he wants if they just run him off enough screens, and I expect Doc to utilize the shot-clock & keep Chicago in the 90s tonight.

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While her cocky lil walk looks great at home...

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...Benny will be dealing with some road haters and a bad hamstring when trying to get his rolling!

As for the Bulls on offense, they really should be scoring on almost every possession, but still tend to fight over the rock and play too much one-on-one. While Ben Gordon makes more tough shots than anybody in the Association, anytime D-Rose gets on a roll he seems to break the momentum with a bad cast 8 seconds into the shot-clock. And with the BeanTown Garden going crazy tonight, I expect Ben has and his hamstring to struggle to break out the magic again...
Final Score- Boston 98 BULLS 92

What can I say Homeboys...
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...I just don't think it's a stretch to think these two feel the pressure a lil more and struggle to break the century mark!

BTW...is it me or does the older Paulie get's the more his back is starting to look more and more like a camel's...TOUCH ME

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April 29, 2009

HUMP DAY NBA ATS LUV & HOTNESS

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 123-96 ats…56%
NBA 82-73 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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After feeling like the gambling gods threw me in the water without a life-jacket yesterday by ignoring my correct prediction of the Bulls/Celts Unda w/ MFin OT...

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...I need the famous HotLanta magic to get me back on track and collecting paper for a new pair Zubaz!

MIAMI HEAT @ HOTLANTA HAWKS (OVA 179)
In D-Wade's two wins this series they've averaged 108 ppg , while in their two losses they've only averaged 68 ppg...that's crazier than Angelina dropping down on all fours and looking up at Billy Bob with his tattoo on her arm! As for the rumor Mr. Wade is banged-up, all that means is he'll be heading to the cup with reckless abandonment and getting plenty of sympathy from the refs. So trust me, while the Hawks will be running & gunning to the HotLanta crowd, D-Wade will push the tempo and go off for MFin 40! As for the outcome, while it'll be close, I'm guessing Joe Johnson & Co. pull it out and score close to the century mark...HEAT/HAWKS TOTAL 188-196

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Just like my friend sportin a lil red/yellow Hawks mixture...

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...the Hotlanta ballers always have a lil more flair!

Especially considering the series is tied 2-2 and both squads don't have the pressure of the winner advancing tonight...TOUCH ME HERE

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Thursday ATS PLAYOFF LUV & LADIES

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 124-96 ats…56%
NBA 83-73 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0

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You know why Paulie Pierce has the same mischievous look...

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...cause he knows Vinny Del Scott Baio probably won't double team him even if KG & Shuttlesworth are not on the floor!

While Rondo's face grab was a flagrant foul, I was more pissed off that as Doc doubled both D-Rose & Ben, our rookie coach wouldn't double the oddly-shaped Paul Pierce with his two buddies on the bench. Honestly, that's like watching the "Paris in a hotel video" and deciding you don't like her because she's stupid. As for tonight, I know you want me to talk about the Bullies, but as I've told my clients before, this is not a www.redtube.com quick fix...this is all about business fellas!

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Just like Adele, I'm all about giving you my flawless luv!

I wish I could tell you what I think, but I honestly have no idea and will be watching this contest in my Zubaz with some Wasabi Funjuns & a cocktail....and hoping Gordon doesn't get pissed-off and demand the rock if D-Rose starts to take over. As for the result, I'll be rooting for Chi-Town like TT Boy roots for a newbie on set while drinking my Tequila-rich Sangria, but as for my fav ATS play...

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Forget that Dwight's out, with C-Lee nursing an injury that means we'll see more of this guy guarding a NBA player!

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And for that NBA player, that's like taking candy from a chick wearing tube socks and a thong!

*Play this early...the ova/unda will be going up all day!
ORLANDO MAGIC @ PHILLY 76ERS (OVA 184)
I can't stress this enough Homeboys, this is a bigger gift then Kobe Tai's greatest hits video "All Tai'd Up"! The Sixers luv to run and the Magic luv to shoot from behind the arc. And the only thing that would make you think it could go unda is Dwight slowing the Magic on O and allowing his teammates to play swarming D because he's protecting the basket...oh wait, he's MFin out!

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While our friend has a flawless physic...

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...Iggy has the same but also sports some mad skills!

Throw-in that one of Stan Ron Jeremy's best perimeter defenders (Courtney Lee), is questionable with a f*cked-up head, and I'm expecting more minutes from J.J. "No-D make some 3s" Redick to easily put this thing close to 200. Call me crazy, call me an Asian Massage Parlor Degenerate Freak, but don't call me a fool because I'm throwing money in your lap...MAGIC/SIXERS 196-206 TOTAL PTS!

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April 30, 2009

NBA Handicapping Picks & Pretty Friends!

GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 125-96 ats…57%
NBA 84-73 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
*Did you miss Thursday's winners & ladies...TOUCH ME HERE

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While Paulie's had his momments, Johnny's been on his azz from start to finish!

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...speaking of azz, I luv her outfit!

After a poor performance from Salmons & a missed FT from Brad Miller Tuesday, I was a amazed how many fans were screaming for the former Kings sharp-shooter to stop casting and for Vinny to use Tyrus instead of Mr. Miller in the 4th. While I’m not saying they're headed to the HOF, they are the reason the Bulls made the playoffs and are consistently in every game. Sure Miller looks slower than Paul Konerko at times, but his ability to space the floor and keep a big out of the paint is the main reason Rose has averaged 20 ppg this series. As for Salmons, I’m not exaggerating when I say this, but he might be the most underrated wing player in the Association. And while Gordon has been lauded for playing through a recent hamstring injury, Johnny's the one that’s been fighting a groin injury for more than a month & actually playing some defense at the other end.

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While 90% of the world can't stand his azz, I actually think he's a funny cat that brings great energy to the hardwood!

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...speaking of azz...that's not always a bad thing!

And last but certainly not least, the most hated Bull in Chicago since Brad Sellers has suddenly turned from a spastic punk to a passionate lunchpale baller! And while I’m sure most of you will call me a bandwagoner-jumper on Mr. Noah, I’ve always thought he does more good than harm on the floor and has consistently gotten better at protecting the paint, rebounding the rock, and using his emotions as an asset not a liability. As for the Celts, their superstar is tired, their frontcourt is slow, and Rondo looks a lil shaky after the Miller face-snag & Hinrich scuffle…which means Chicago is advancing and sending the Defending Champs to an early vacation. And while I’ve always loved KG, for the first time in my life he’s started to annoy me more than Blagojevich in front of a camera or Asia Carrera when she decided she would no longer give hummers for our viewing pleasure.

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I can only think of a few things bigger than my handicapping success this week...too bad I won't tell you what they are!

As I told you on Monday, this ATS week was gonna be easier than duping Travis Henry & Jason Caffey into not wearing a hat so you can have their money! And minus an OT unda-loss that kept me from an undefeated week thus far, I can’t feel too bad about only winning you guys three of four this week, As for tonight…

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Especially now that Jamario Moon is out, the Heat don't have the athletes to stop the highflying Hawks!

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...speaking of athletes, I bet she works out!

HOTLANTA HAWKS (+5.5) @ MIAMI HEAT
The casual roundball fan doesn’t understand that the loss of Jamario Moon (sports hernia) is bigger than Old Country Buffet’s profit the day Kristie Alley dines in. While most couldn’t pick Mr. Moon out of a crowd...TOUCH ME HERE FOR MORE INFO & BABES


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