GELFAND: Bet Freely, Bet Often and Bet More….and Week Two Picks
By Mike Gelfand - Sep 14, 2019
Call me Stretch. Some days ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse,* I thought I would build up […]
GELFAND: Modernized Stockholm Syndrome and Week 1 Picks
By Mike Gelfand - Sep 6, 2019
As I ponder the predictive numbers emanating from America’s citadel of broken dreams, I find myself humbled even before the beginning of another NFL season. Who am […]

GELFAND: Bombs over Bunts — Lamenting the Bygone Era of the Sacrifice
By Mike Gelfand - Jul 13, 2019
In this year of the check-swing home run, the most risible baseball anachronism has to be the All-Star game’s home run derby. Because that’s pretty much what […]
GELFAND: Bettors, Bracket Fillers Should Regret Picking Duke in the NCAA Tournament
By Mike Gelfand - Mar 27, 2019
By now, you are either aware of how fortunate Duke is to still be in contention for the NCAA hoops title, or you are sipping Soylent in […]
GELFAND: Set Your Eyes to Zion
By Mike Gelfand - Mar 18, 2019
March Madness is finally upon us, and, like spring, it somehow seems to be late this year. Perhaps this is because of February Madness, otherwise known as […]
THE MINNESOTA LINE: Super Bowl Prop Madness
By Mike Gelfand - Feb 2, 2019
Sam Ekstrom and Mike Gelfand spend the show listening to Colton’s Super Bowl prop bets. They involve NBA crossovers and Horizon League point totals. What could go […]
GELFAND: Super Bowl Participants May Not Be Deserving, But the League is OK With That
By Mike Gelfand - Feb 1, 2019
THURSDAY, JAN. 31 — It’s 29 below outside, and the icy stab of what appears to be the apocalypse finds its way through every pore in my […]
GELFAND: The Negative Indicator Returns for Championship Weekend Picks
By Mike Gelfand - Jan 19, 2019
Offense, as we all know, wins games in the NFL. Whereas defense…well, perhaps not this year. Given that for the first time ever, the top four offenses […]
GELFAND: Debating the Kiss Cam and a Divisional Round Pick
By Mike Gelfand - Jan 11, 2019
The final seven games of the NFL season often produce memorable results, but that doesn’t make them wagering opportunities. Indeed, as the games get bigger, the lines […]
GELFAND: Mama Gelfand, Champale and a Wild Card Pick
By Mike Gelfand - Jan 4, 2019
My mother viewed herself as something of a social renegade. Although she stopped short of embracing the lifestyle of her somewhat felonious cousins, she spent her maternal […]
GELFAND: The Negative Indicator and Week 17 Picks
By Mike Gelfand - Dec 29, 2018
With my bankroll imploding and my mind on more important things (namely the loss of a close friend), I’ve decided to let my picks speak for themselves […]
GELFAND: That Ain’t My Truck….and a Week 16 Pick
By Mike Gelfand - Dec 22, 2018
That ain’t my truck in her drive Man this ain’t my day tonight Looks like she’s in love and I’m out of luck That ain’t my shadow […]