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Rob and Nate Dogg are back to dishabout theWeek 10 College Football lines. Last week they stopped by bleeding by going 6-6 against the spread. They are just 3 wins out of first place overall and have a legit shot at winning the overall wins prize. They are still sitting at a pretty 61-49 ATS on the yearand despite a less than ideal three-week stretch, they are still feeling confident and feel like they are seeing the ball well. It’s a good slate of college football games this weekend with several big matchups as well as tons of home dogs.

Here’s their Week 10 College Football picks & thoughts.

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Here are the games we picked (selection in bold and confidence pointsin parenthesis):

  • Baylor @ Kansas St +17.5
  • Mississippi St @ Missouri +7.5
  • Temple @ SMU +14.5
  • Penn St +2.5 @ Northwestern
  • Duke +9.5 @ North Carolina (20)
  • Florida St +12.5 @ Clemson
  • Iowa @ Indiana +7.5 (20)
  • TCU @ Oklahoma St +5.5
  • Navy @ Memphis -9.5
  • LSU @ Alabama -7.5 (20)
  • California +6.5 @ Oregon (20)
  • Arizona @ USC -17.5 (20)


The duo, who are friends from their time at Miami (OH) University andliving in Cincinnati, arein a college football bettingpool together where they pick 11 games against the spread every week and have 100 confidence points to put on 5 of those games. This podcast should be consumedas nothing more than entertainment as we are just two sports junkies who decided to turn on the mic and allow you in on our weekly college football conversation. This podcast isrecurring and will run through the entire college football season so make sure to check back every Thursday afternoon.

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HOW-TO-MAKE-IT-IN-SPORTS-MEDIA

I often get hit up asking how to make it in sports media. Many assume that just because you run a sports website and people follow you on social media that everything is puppy dogs and rainbows. In actuality there is tons ofgrinding and hard work on the back-end, limited resources, working for free, and doing anything you can to keep pushing yourbrand/sports website forward every day.

I had the pleasure of talking with Jim Weber, the Founder of LostLettermen.com, about how he built Lost Lettermen into one of the best college sports sites. Lost Lettermen has been around for over 6 years so what does he attribute their longevity, growth, and success to?What tips doeshe have for sports fans hoping to make it in sports media one day or run their own site?

Since Jim is a big college football fan at the end of the interview we also dish about college football. What does he think about Baylor without Seth Russell at quarterback and can Clemson win the National Title?

I just read a great articlefrom Clay Travis at Outkick the Coverage about Grantland shutting down and the lay of the land in sports media. It’s lengthy but if you want to know how to make it in sports media from someone who risked it all, built his brand one day at a time through tireless hard work, and is now successful then it’s a great read.

For those of you who hope to make it the sports comedy space one day then I recommend you checking out this post fromBryan Tucker, co-head writer at Saturday Night Live and Founder of sports comedy siteThe Kicker, about how to make it on Saturday Night Live. I’ve spent the last four years studying improv and comedy writing at Second City so much of what Bryan recommends resonates very much with the journey I’ve been on.

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On the 19thepisode of Bacon Shorts by Bacon Sports Rob Cressy is joined by Vegas betting insider Jason Logan from Covers.com.They talk about NFL Week 8 betting and give a breakdown of each game, let you know who the sharps like, who the squares are on, and the game the books are sweating the most. They also talk about NFL MVP oddsand the crazy Wisconsin vs UNLV Lights Out game from back in the day that caused chaos in the Vegas books.

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4. You can connect with Jason Logan on Twitter @CoversJLo.

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3. Got some action going on this week?Hit me up on Twitter @BaconSportsand lets talk about it. I’ll be active all weekend.

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I’m a hardcore, die-hard Lakers fan. In my lifetime, they’ve won five championships. I’ve been spoiled by their dominance. Then last year happened. When Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are the biggest storyline of the season, you know your team has problems.

This year isn’t looking much better. Sure, there are reasons to be optimistic. I love the young draft picks – D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle – but pretty much every sports writer in the nation has my boys at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. We Lakers fans must find ways to cope with what’s looking like another difficult season. Here are five:

1. Find yourself a backup team in the Eastern Conference so you have something to cheer for.

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One caveat: this team cannot be the Celtics. There’s still bad blood like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Maybe the Bulls or the Hawks? Having a backup team will make life less depressing when the Lakers stink.

2. Buy a bunch of Kobe attire for nostalgia.

Let’s face it, this could be it. As tough as it is to consider life without Kobe, this could be his last season in LA. Milk it for all it’s worth, and frame that #24 jersey.

3. Save the Lakers Wikipedia page to your bookmarks and reference the happy sections every time Swaggy P. air balls a 3.

He’s bound to do it. The Lakers Wiki will be your happy pills.

4. When you get really fed up, look at pics of Khloe Kardashian to channel your anger elsewhere.

And say a little prayer to the basketball gods for Lamar Odom, who helped your team win back-to-back championships.

5. Watch YouTubes of Jack Nicholson at Lakers games to remind you how awesome it is to be a Lakers fan.


This never fails to put me in a good mood. Jack is the best celebrity fan in sports. Period.

There you have it, Lakers fans. My hope is that we won’t need to employ any of these strategies, but my gut tells me the Lakers will be worse than Adrian Peterson’s seafood allergy. I think the odds of Andy Dalton NOT blowing another playoff game are actually higher than the Lakeshow making the playoffs. Regardless, my Laker love will never waver.

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Rob and Nate Dogg are back to dishabout theWeek 9 College Football lines. Last week they had their second consecutive tough week, going 4-8 against the spread, but thankfully it was a tough week for everyone else in their pool as well. They are still just 1 winout of first place overall and within striking distance for total confidence points onthe season. They are still sitting at a pretty 55-43 ATS on the yearand despite the games not going their way recently, they are still feeling confident and ready to crush it.

Here’s their Week 9 College Football picks & thoughts.

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Here are the games we picked (selection in bold and point total in parenthesis):

  • UNC @ Pitt +3.5
  • WVU +14.5 @ TCU
  • Oregon @ Arizona St -2.5 (20)
  • Louisville -11.5 @ Wake Forest (30)
  • Mississippi -6.5 @ Auburn (15)
  • Illinois @ Penn St -6.5
  • Clemson -10.5 @ NC State (15)
  • Florida -3.5 vs Georgia
  • USC @ Cal +6.5
  • Vanderbilt +14.5 @ Houston
  • Notre Dame -9.5 @ Temple (20)
  • Stanford @ Washington State +13.5


The duo, who are friends from their time at Miami (OH) University andliving in Cincinnati, arein a college football bettingpool together where they pick 11 games against the spread every week and have 100 confidence points to put on 5 of those games. This podcast should be consumedas nothing more than entertainment as we are just two sports junkies who decided to turn on the mic and allow you in on our weekly college football conversation. This podcast isrecurring and will run through the entire college football season so make sure to check back every Thursday afternoon.

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2. Make sureto check out the World’s Largest Random NBA Jerseys Database. There’s over 763 different past and present players whose jerseys you can choose from.

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On the 17th episode of Bacon Shorts by Bacon Sports with Rob Cressy, Rob give his 2015 NBA Season Preview in the most awesomely random jerseys way possible by rocking every basketball jersey he owns all at once. He gives his predictions for who is going to win the NBA title, league MVP, gives a team by team breakdown of the storylines that interest him the most, plus talks about his excitement of having NBA League Pass for the first time.

It’s almost Movember and it’s time to get those stache’s out and do our best Magnum Pi, Adam Morrison, and Kevin Bass impressions. Why don’t you join Team Bacon and became a Mo Bro or Mo Sista with me? It’s fun, you’ll look awesome, and it’s all for a good cause.SIGN UP HERE!


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On the 16th episode of Bacon Shorts by Bacon Sports with Rob Cressy, Rob channels his inner Black Rob with a new segment called Like Whoa where he dishes about things that went down over the sports weekend that made him say “like whoa”.

It’s almost Movember and it’s time to get those stache’s out and do our best Magnum Pi, Adam Morrison, and Kevin Bass impressions. Why don’t you join Team Bacon and became a Mo Bro or Mo Sista with me? It’s fun, you’ll look awesome, and it’s all for a good cause.SIGN UP HERE!

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Anita Kumar at McClatchy reported that the Indonesian government has chosen to build a new road to shorten the drive between the island chain’s main airport and the new Trump golf resort.

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However, she said, “Just weeks after Trump won the election, the Argentinian government suddenly granted a permit for a long-delayed Trump Tower development in Buenos Aires. In September, Trump’s Middle Eastern business partners granted a company partially owned by the Chinese government a contract to build a road to Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, seemingly going against his pledge to not engage in foreign business transactions during his presidency. And, of course, there is the ongoing constitutional crisis that is the Trump International Hotel Washington D.C., which critics claim violates the Emoluments Clause on a regular basis.”

Two lawsuits have been brought against the Trump administration alleging these violations, one of which was dismissed by a judge just before Christmas.

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Thomas S Monson, who served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church for 50 years and became its president in 2008, has died. He was 90.

Monson was a church bishop at 22 and in 1963 the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle ever, at 36. He was a counselor for three church presidents before assuming leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Monson died at his home in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. The next president was not immediately named, but the job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Russell M Nelson, 93, per church protocol.

Monson’s presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile during a time of intense publicity, including the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of Mormon Mitt Romney. His most public acts were appearances at church conferences and devotionals as well as dedications of church temples.

He will be remembered for continuing the religion’s push to be more transparent about its past; his emphasis on humanitarian work; and lowering the minimum age for missionaries.

He will also be remembered for leading the faith’s involvement in the passage of a gay marriage ban in California in 2008. At his urging, Mormons were vigorous campaign donors and volunteers. That prompted a backlash against the church that included vandalism of church buildings, protest marches and demonstrations outside church temples nationwide.

In subsequent years, the church began utilizing a softer tone on the issue. In 2015, the church backed an anti-discrimination law in Utah that gave unprecedented protections for gay and transgender people while also protecting religious freedoms.

But the religion came under fire again in the fall of 2015 when it banned baptisms for children living with gay parents and instituted a requirement that those children disavow homosexual relationships before being allowed to serve a mission. The changes were designed to avoid putting children in a tug-of-war between their parents and church teachings, leaders said.

Thomas Monson attends a corner stone laying ceremony at the dedication of the Draper Utah Temple in Draper, Utah, in 2009.
Thomas Monson attends a corner stone laying ceremony at the Draper Utah Temple in Draper, Utah, in 2009. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters

The revisions triggered anger, confusion and sadness for a growing faction of LGBTQ-supportive Mormons who were buoyed in recent years by church leaders’ calls for more love and understanding for LGBTQ members.

Monson also continued the church’s push to be more open about some of the most sensitive aspect of the faith’s history and doctrine. A renovated church history museum reopened in 2015 with an exhibit acknowledging the religion’s early polygamous practices, a year after the church published an essay that for the first time chronicled founder Joseph Smith’s plural wives.

Other church essays issued during Monson’s tenure addressed other sensitive topics: sacred undergarments worn by devout members; a past ban on black men in the lay clergy; and the misconception that Mormons are taught they will get their own planet in the afterlife.

The growth and globalization of the religion continued under Monson, with membership swelling to nearly 15.9 million, with more than half outside the US. There were 71,000 church missionaries serving around the world at the end of 2016.

Mormons considered Monson a warm, caring, endearing and approachable leader, said Patrick Mason, associate professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University in California.

He put an emphasis on the humanitarian ethic of Mormons, evidenced by his expansion of the church’s disaster relief programs around the world, said Armand Mauss, a retired professor of sociology and religious studies at Washington State University.

Monson often credited his mother, Gladys Condie Monson, for fostering his compassion. He said that during his childhood in the Depression of the 1930s their house in Salt Lake City was known to hobos riding the railroads as a place to get a meal and a kind word.

“President Monson always seemed more interested in what we do with our religion rather than in what we believe,” Mauss said.

A second world war veteran, Monson served in the navy and spent a year overseas before returning to get a business degree at the University of Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the church-owned Brigham Young University.

Before being tabbed to join the church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Monson worked for the church’s secular businesses, primarily in advertising, printing and publishing including the Deseret Morning News.

He married Frances Beverly Johnson in 1948. The couple had three children, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Frances died in 2013 at the age of 85.

Monson was an avid fisherman who also raised homing pigeons, specifically, roller pigeons who twirled as they flew. He was known for his love of show tunes, Boy Scouts and the Utah Jazz.

The man expected to take Monson’s seat, the 93-year-old Nelson, has been a church apostle since April 1970. Nelson will choose two new counselors from the Quorum of the Twelve who will join him to form a three-person “presidency” that is the top of the religion’s governing hierarchy. Monson’s two counselors were Henry Eyring and Dieter Uchtdorf. They will go back to being regular members of the Quorum unless they are chosen again.

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The work these experts do included monitoring a broad array of subjects including the Islamic State, Russian and North Korean hackers, and analyzing the intentions of foreign governments, and they were responsible for protecting the classified networks that carry such sensitive information. Yet, these staffers saying that they want a higher-paying job in the private sector or more flexible hours.

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