Friday’s Lead: A Ridiculous Mickelson Gambling Story, CFB Betting Strategies, More

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Phil Mickelson

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GOLF: Mickelson To A Tee

Phil Mickelson gambling stories never disappoint. PGA Tour pro Colt Knost joined The Action Network Golf Podcast (subscribe here) and shared another incredible story about Lefty’s unrelenting degeneracy. With Mickelson, Knost, Ben Crane, and a high-handicap TV writer as the characters, ask yourself: would Phil pull a ridiculous stunt to screw the TV scribe in a money match? The answer, of course, is yes

Personal Fowl
Rickie Fowler (-5) and Dustin Johnson (-3) are co-favorites after the first round of the PGA Championship. Even if Fowler doesn’t win, Jason Sobel remains confident that the boyish-looking bomber will win a major soon

Mickey Welsh via USA TODAY; Pictured: Alabama head football coach Nick Saban

NCAAF: Why It Pays To Fade The Public

Except for the immaculately programmed robots Nick Saban trots out every Saturday, college football teams fluctuate wildly from week-to-week. That’s why college football is the sport for savvy contrarian bettors. How do you leverage public money to target profitable betting opportunities? PJ Walsh breaks down the strategy

The Other Alabama School
UAB eliminated then revived its football program all within the last four years. And now it’s positioned to win Conference USA? Collin Wilson explains why he’s bullish on the Blazers at 20-1…

Collin and Stuckey talk K-State and Baylor season win totals, Tom Herman’s mastery as an underdog, and a can’t-miss Oklahoma bet

NBA: How Wob Went Worldwide

From DJ, to ticket broker, to the LeBron James of NBA Twitter, Rob Perez’s path to The Action Network is as unique as the man himself. Worldwide Wob talks about his journey, his deep passion for basketball, and what he learned from John Starks


More Football! That’s right: After 12 games on Thursday, we’ve been #blessed with two NFL preseason games on Friday. Ian Hartitz has everything you need to know before placing a wager

Female-Focused Fantasy: Christi Walsh (PJ’s better half) has been playing in NFL fantasy leagues with men for a good chunk of her life, and provides seven tips for women to win their male-dominated leagues

NBA: It’s early August, but that doesn’t mean Matt Moore can’t analyze Opening Day and Christmas Day odds, and speculate on the Celtics’ season win total

Jimmy G’s Dating Tastes: After the paparazzi spotted him out on a date with an adult film star a few weeks ago, oddsmakers have posted odds on whether or not he’ll go out with another “actress” in 2018…

Best Conference Call Ever: Have you ever won $288k playing online slots while pretending to pay attention while Burt drones on about TPS reports? We haven’t either. But this woman did

Kavanaugh’s Konfirmation: Despite the likelihood of the Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation odds are getting worse

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