This paragraph in particular has some juicy details if you’re a numbers nerd like me:
The idea of a governor placing a bet in the open outside of, say, Nevada would have been unthinkable even a year ago. But here we are.
The pace will only increase as we enter this new gambling world.
Wallach, a gaming and sports law attorney with Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said the New Jersey provision sounds more vindictive than good public policy.
This seem to be a highly unorthodox statutory provision that could be interpreted as targeting the leagues indirectly through a casino, Wallach said.
Five pro and college sports leagues — including the NBA — sued New Jersey continuously to stop the state from instituting sports betting over the last seven years. They won until the Supreme Court last month overturned a 1992 federal ban on such wagering.
The good news for Buffalo is that it looks like Allen is fully embracing the Bills Mafia and the Bills Mafia is fully embracing him. As long as Allen can lead the Bills to the playoffs more than once every 18 years, his popularity will likely stay pretty high in Buffalo.
Reich spoke to the media after Luck. Following his opening statement about the start of minicamp – right, sorry; Tuesday was the start of the Colts’ three-day minicamp – the first question to Reich mentioned that Luck has, in fact, thrown an actual NFL football. Reich’s sheepish. He’s giggling. Everyone’s giggling. Well, almost everyone.
OK, sorry. I confess, Reich says, and this ordained minister – he was a Presbyterian pastor in Charlotte, where he attended seminary before getting into coaching – puts his hands together in supplication.