Oklahoma stepped into the “Palace on the Brazos” Saturday night and walked away with a big 44-34 win, propelling the Sooners into the thick of the Big 12 Championship and the National Championship discussion. The Big 12 owes Oregon a huge debt of gratitude after beating Stanford 38-36, insuring the Pac 12 Champ will have at least two losses. Additionally, the Stanford loss took some luster off of the upcoming Cardinal game with Notre Dame. The Irish also suffered another hit on their resume with Temple’s loss at South Florida. Notre Dame’s #4 position in the CFP rankings doesn’t look quite as invincible as it did last week. There is still a lot of football yet to be played, especially in the Big 12 and the Big 10. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Iowa could all explode or implode depending on the results of the next 3 weeks. All 3 Billingsley Reports are online, check out the links to your right, or on the Rankings Tab above.
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Poker is just as popular with football players as it is the average American player. The game has seen its fair share of famous players at the table including Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell and three-time Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour. While real money poker is legal and regulated in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, NFL players are barred from entering into sponsorship or participating in any promo. Regular game play is acceptable.
During football season you can’t drag football fans away from their TV’s. Watching their favorite college teams play is a way of life - until the season ends. Football fans are competitive and a lot of them find that playing poker is a good way to fill in time during the off season. Many of the members of the Cardschat Poker Forum are also college football fans and join in on discussions on both topics in the forum.
Football season generates more television viewings in the United States than any other program. It also receives more bets than any sport according to owner of the official sportsbook rankings on bettingsites.com. The kickoff and superbowl alone represent the largest days in American gambling by more than ten (10) times the average.