Monday, February 28, 2011

Question of the Week

Tom, Mountain View, CA
Subj: What are the odds?
Hey Ryan, I’m going to Vegas this weekend and was wondering which game will give me the best odds of winning?

Excellent question Tom! If I were a betting man I would put my money on craps. This fast-paced dice game offers the smallest house advantage, thereby giving you a chance to rake in some serious dough. And that’s a good thing when it comes time to bail your buddies out of jail.

Before you head for the tables you may want to bone up on the rules online at This fabulously comprehensive site is full of helpful hints that will allow you to leave Sin City with a few extra shekels in your pockets.

For those of you unable to make it to Vegas you can still increase your personal wealth by playing some online craps at an internet casino. These virtual destinations generally offer the same odds and payback percentages as land-based casinos without the risk of bumping into Wayne Newton. Good luck!

Question of the Week

Roger, Canton, IL
Subj: Simply the best
In your opinion, which state has produced the best quarterbacks?

My vote goes to Pennsylvania. The Keystone State has given us some of the finest signal callers in the history of the game, including Johnny Unitas, Johnny Lujack, Joe Namath, George Blanda, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Tom Clements, Chuck Fusina, Arnold Galiffa, Charlie Batch, Kerry Collins, Jeff Hostetler and Terry Hanratty.

So, what is it that makes Pennsylvania a cradle for quarterbacks? Unitas has gone on record crediting the state’s no-nonsense blue collar background and spirit of "Toughness, dedication, hard work and competitiveness.” Certainly, any state known for its steel mills and coal mines is bound to produce athletes infused with an unyielding resilience and a refusal to quit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In The Spotlight

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook has come a long way since high school. “I didn’t dunk for the first time until the last game of my senior year,” he sheepishly admits. “I didn’t really start dunking regularly until college.” Now, three years into his professional career, Westbrook regularly challenges some of the NBA’s top players with a dizzying array of rim-rattling slams. His ability to break down defenses and penetrate at will has transformed the Thunder into one of league’s most fearsome teams and has this high-flying finisher on the brink of superstardom. Learn more about Westbrook by clicking here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In The Spotlight

Kobe Bryant may still be the best shooting guard in L.A., but it’s only a matter of time before Eric Gordon seizes his title. Blessed with limitless range and a rapidly developing game, this spectacular sharpshooter is quickly becoming one of the most lethal scorers in the NBA. Learn more about Gordon by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In The Spotlight

Aaron Rodgers has come a long way from being Brett Favre’s understudy. An afterthought in Green Bay during his first three years in the league, he has since emerged as the undisputed face of the franchise after leading the Packers to their first championship title in 14 years. “The challenge now goes to repeating, scrutinizing this season, finding out ways to get better,” Rodgers said after the team’s 31-25 victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. “Obviously, having a coach who's a perfectionist and a quarterback’s coach as well, there's going to be plenty of time to work on things and plenty of things to work on. I'm excited about enjoying this but also about improving." Learn more about Rodgers by clicking here.