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12
Sep
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Sports betting on a Rocket

Sports Betting

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released numbers on sports betting for the month of August.  The team announced gamblers spending more than $95 million on sporting events. 

August was the first full month and the second month of betting.  Racetracks and casinos show an additional $40.6 million for the month of July.  More than $74 million wagered on site and $21.7 million bet on sports online or via phone apps. 

The market is expecting to be the next financial juggernaut with phone apps leading the way.  

Thu
30
Aug
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Game of Lies

Lying Ass Trump

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Trump sent out a tweet on Wednesday stating the Chinese hacked former secretary of state Hillary Clintons email address and had access in real time. The missive didn't cite a source or provide any prove of statement, leaving one to question its validity.

This is likely coming from a 2015 media report and not credible. We all now know we have a sitting president who doesn't always tell the truth. One would think at that level of responsibility you could not get away with just pointing the things if in face they are not confirmed and supported by metadata.

 

Wed
29
Aug
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Chuck Schumer Pushes League Betting

Schumer

Scribe:  N. Tru  Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is the most recent member of Congress to kick suggestions for a federal framework for sports betting Wednesday in a memo release by a sports channel.

He suggested books only use official league data to determine outcomes and that the sports leagues themselves should be involved in determining what bets would be accepted.  He also suggest a bump up in monitoring.   While the veteran lawmaker is not against under 21 betting, he is making sure the youngsters are not targeted.    The leagues would have an economic boon, with the additional revenue from the data required by books. 

Delaware, Mississippi, and New Jersey have taken bets since the Murphy v. NCAA et al. decision which in May overturned the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting as a result of the professional and amateur sports act. 

Tue
28
Aug
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EA Sports CEO cancel next Round

Andrew Wilson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

On the heels of warring factions on the Springfield protest front, the latest mass shootings have forced the canceling of the upcoming “Madden” qualifiers. 

EA Sports CEO Andrew Wilson launched a statement after the tragedy. 

To Our Players and the Gaming Community,

I wanted to share some thoughts about the horrific and senseless act of violence that occurred in Jacksonville at the Madden competitive gaming event.  I know many of us, myself included, are filled with shock and grief.  Our teams have been working non-stop to do what we can to respond to this terrible situation.

Wed
06
Jun
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Game 3 Warriors vs. Cavs in Cleveland

Lebron James 2018 Finals

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Game three is slated for tonight and The Cavaliers have made a great showing on what appeared to be a marginal season. If anyone had any questions as to whether James is one of the best players to ever lace them up then that should be answered. James has made clear he is a dominant player and is playing peak basketball.

Fans and pundits all agree the western conference is decidedly more competitive than the eastern conference and the lopsided contests are becoming hackneyed.

Remembering back when James was a high school standout, I along with many others became sick of hearing about how great this new young player coming directly into the NBA was playing. Fast forward to 8 consecutive finals appearances and serious dominance with no hint of slowing down the rumors were not as demonstrative enough.

Thu
31
May
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University Basketball Head coach forced to prove mothering her Biracial Son

Gottlieb

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A well known college basketball coach was recently asked by Southwest Airline to prove that her 1-year-old son was hers.

Head coach Lindsay Gottlieb runs the show at the University of California Berkeley and was on a flight to Oakland from Denver when Southwest asked her to show the child's birth certificate. She explained that she did not have the official document but offered his passport which was a problem due to the child's last name being different.

The airline then asked the young mother, “She said, well, how do I know that you’re the mother?” Gottlieb is considered white and Jordan’s father is called black.

Tue
08
May
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Couple Fakes Childs Illness for Community Favor

LaFrance

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A couple from New York state has been arrested after a recent arrest on the charges of fraud. The Syracuse University football squad was recruited to make a little boy’s battle with cancer a bit more palatable.

Jolene and Martin LaFrance or Port Byron, NY were charged with one felony count of scheme to defraud and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. The couple was able to raise more than $3000. in donations. According to the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, the LaFrance’s did indeed have a son who was 9 years old at the time had never been diagnosed as having cancer.

The couple set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the boys factious disease. Last year the Orange football squad hosted the LaFrances son CJ late last year, to make what was thought ot be his final last year.

Wed
25
Apr
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Meek Mill Freed just in time to Ring Ceremonial Bell

Meek Mill

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Persecuted rapper Meek Mill was released just in time to ring the Philadelphia 76er’s traditional pre-game bell for the 2018 playoffs first round Game 5. Protests have brought attention tot he entertainers plight and even more attention has been brought to light after a killer of more than 14 people was issued a bail and Mill had not.

76er’s co-owner Michael Rubin make the announcement on social media and arrived wearing a Joel Embiid jersey as he hung out with Kevin Hart.

In December during a Jay-Z concert both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmins sported tees with “Stand with Meek Mill” while the Eagles ascended to the top of the NFL. Mills boast Philadelphia has his hometown and has been bashed by the legacy media including ESPN personalities. 

Mon
23
Apr
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U Conn's Kevin Ollie goes after $10M Remaining on Contract

Kevin Ollie

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Last month U Conn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie got the axe after two losing seasons and the team under a NCAA investigation.

The the university said in a statement, “initiated disciplinary procedures” to dismiss Ollie. The letter penned by president Susan Herbst who did not disclose the scope of the investigation is not clear.

Ollie has challenged the decision saying that he is still owe $10 million of a five year contract worth $17.9 million. The actual agreement has not been ascertained, and the specifics fo the contract have not been made available. The dismissal comes four years after Ollie coached the Huskies to a national NCAA title. David Benedict the U Conn athletic director said the search for a new coach began immediately and continued, “unfortunate that this decision became necessary.”

Tue
17
Apr
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Dwayne Wade revisits Games gone Bye

Dwayne Wade

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

Vintage Dwayne Wade showed up last night in Game 2 of the First Round of the NBA playoffs. Wade who is back with the Miami Heat, came off the bench and chipped in 28 points with 21 in the first and second quarters. During a post game interview Wade said its a good feeling to hush a whole crowd saying, “its a feeling that I hope my son has one day.”

He charged an active Kevin Hart on the sidelines with his throwback performance.

“You can than k Kevin Hart for that,” the thirty-six year old Guard said after the game. Sitting courtside with legend Allen Iverson who was courtside with Hart. Hart and Wade are friends so the whole deal was all in good fun. 

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