It has been 238 long days since last season’s Bowl Championship Series title game. Thursday marks the start of the 2009 season.
For months, bettors have been preparing for Week 1 games, building their bankrolls, reading as much literature they can get their hands on and scouring the Internet to track injuries and suspensions of key players.
And now that the magical day has arrived, what should a bettor do? Not a damn thing.
That’s right — do not place a bet on opening week. Instead, wait, watch and listen. Yours truly, in this week's column for Covers, believes this is the worst weekend of the season to risk hard-earned simoleons.
David Payne, a colleague at Covers, disagrees. He writes that this is the weekend to pound the sportsbooks because oddsmakers are posting lines based on flimsy information.