Boston’s Other Sports Stars

Boston’s contributions to sports history are hard to ignore. Names like Bill Russell, Larry Bird, David Ortiz, Bobby Orr, Tom Brady and Ted Williams have set records and made contributions to their respective games that will endure forever; in doing so they have made Boston sports fans some of the most loyal in the world.

The superstars of Boston sports have set the bar for other local competitors incredibly high; yet that does not mean they are undeserving of recognition. [Read more…]

Betting on the Green Bay Packers

If you’re a regular bettor on sports games you will have been excited about the advantages the internet have brought to the betting industry. And not just sports betting itself – many online casinos such as Gaming Club, who can be found at http://www.gamingclub.com/nz, now have all the card games and slots machines available that land-based casinos do. The sports betting industry took a similar route and now you can find any bet you would find in a land-based bookmakers online, and you can place said bet at any point during whichever event you are betting on. And of course you can still place bets on the Championship if you wish, which is where we shall now try and give you a hand.

As the end of the regular NFL season fast approaches, teams are beginning to clinch division championships. Others teams are neck and neck as they try to outperform their division rivals for a chance to play in the post-season. With a recent victory, the Green Bay Packers have emerged as NFC North Division Champions. As the playoffs approach, the team prepares for these important games that could possibly earn them the right to play in the championship game, the Super Bowl.

Not only are the NFL teams busy now but so are the online casinos as they update odds for the Super Bowl. Many sportsbooks are already posting odds for the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl. The odds established do vary from site to site. For instance, some sets have the odds set at 13 to 2 or 15 to 2 while others have them at 43 to 5. As the play-offs unfold, these odds will undoubtedly change. If the Green Bay Packers do well in the play-offs, each victory will change these odds. Currently, the odds established are the best for sports bettors. If they win a play-off game, the chance of winning is better which poses less risk. Therefore the odds will be changed to reflect this. The payout will not be as high since the risk has diminished.

Not only can bettors place wagers on who will win the Super Bowl, there are others kinds of bets that can be placed on the playoffs leading up to the big game. One of these would be prop bets. This kind of bet is on certain statistics from the game. For example, you can bet on how many completions you think Packer’s quart back, Aaron Rodgers, will throw. You may also be on how many touchdowns or how many passing yards he will has as well.

Support BSMW Through Micropayments with Kachingle

Please indulge me as I go over some non-sportsmedia site business…

Dear BSMW Readers,

Here at Boston Sports Media Watch, I want to produce quality content that continues to be valuable for you. To do this, continued funding is important to make the time I put in here worth it to me, (this is after all, something I do on the side, and not my main job) and after looking at different funding sources I came across Kachingle. Kachingle is an innovative social micropayment service that enables readers to easily make ongoing, voluntary micropayments to sites like this one.

Kachingle is simple, user-centric, and a user-controlled alternative to cumbersome subscriptions, paywalls, and pay-per-article plans that some media outlets are considering. It requires virtually no effort on your part – you just become a Kachingler, giving $5 a month through PayPal, and then click once on the Kachingle medallion on our site. No credit cards, no passwords, no separate accounts for every site you visit. Kachingle will keep track of your monthly visits to each of the sites you’ve selected, and at the end of the month, your monthly pay-in to Kachingle will be distributed proportionally among those sites.

My eventual hope is to trim down the number of ads that you’re seeing on the site. This year, income for BSMW is about half of what it was at this time last year, despite the same amount or more ads. I don’t really like looking at them, and would like to bring a cleaner, faster BSMW to you.

I hope you will become a Kachingler, helping to support online journalism’s future, including the time and resource intensive reporting that BSMW produces. After you become a Kachingler, you’ll also be able to share the sites you support with colleagues, friends, and family, and turn them on to the sites you visit. You can join as a Kachingler by “mousing” over the Kachingle Medallion on this page (in the Subscribe box in the upper right) and clicking on “Join Kachingle”.

I’m hoping you’ll consider signing up with Kachingle, and supporting BSMW and other sites with that $5 per month account. Right now the network is fairly small, but growing quickly. Even if you only support this site, that certainly works for me!

For more on Kachingle, check out this post from media writer Steve Outing:

My blog earned $65.08 via crowd-funding

Also see this post from ChicagoTalks.org:

Pay for News, Then Brag About It

I’m also looking at partnering up with another new startup that plans to launch next month. This partnership would result in some intriguing new data and content that should be of interest to readers of BSMW. I hope to have more details on this soon.

Thank you for your continued readership and support. Last week was the eighth anniversary of BSMW – something I totally forgot until today. Eight years is an eternity for a blog, and I couldn’t have made it this long without the support of loyal readers.

Thank you!

Bruce Allen
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