The Lazy Line picks rallied from a regular season deficit to come within one play of profitability. The Russell Wilson interception that ended Seattle's Super Bowl repeat hopes also ended our hopes of logging two consecutive profitable seasons with the Lazy Line picks. Even though I...

Fading the Pharoah! Here we go again! For the third time in the past 4 years, Mardi Gras comes to Long Island. Pundits will pitch bright plastic accolades into crowds of race-going revelers. Bugles will blare. Money will get tossed around like confetti. Babies will be conceived on...

“To Bolo, or not to Bolo, that is the question— Whether this bettor has a mind to suffer The slings and arrows of Baffert’s outrageous fortune, And to stake alms against those favored doubles, And by opposing, cash ′em?”’ Last week I confidently removed Bolo from my list of true contenders...

Mark Cramer’s Tropical Downs Ushers in America’s Gambling Century In his novel Tropical Downs, prolific handicapping author Mark Cramer creates a clever, risk-assessing savant named Matt Bosch. Cramer’s portrayal of the worldly, cerebral Bosch rinses centuries of mud off the “gambler” of popular lore and religious...