Monday, 29 August 2011

Showtime

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The new NFL season is due to start on the 8th September and I'm very excited.  Long time followers of my blog will know I've always been a fan of this American sport although I have to admit to it only being my 4th most profitable behind cricket, rugby union and darts.
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This year I hope that'll change as I'm really keen to establish a regular a income from a sport other than cricket during the winter months and NFL fits the bill perfectly as there's not much cricket played on Sunday and Monday nights!  To help in this quest I've put a lot of time into studying the sport and I'm hoping this will pay off.  So watch this space, or.....
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You could join my NFL Trading Room.  This was an idea I had at the beginning of last year whereby I would blog my thoughts 'live' during a match to give readers an idea of what I was doing. It was good fun but the main problem I had was that typing and trading at the same time just didn't mix, and I was worried I was missing opportunities that I'd otherwise be able to capitalise on.
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So why am I thinking of doing this again?
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Well there's two main reasons.  Firstly, Cassini from the well respected and popular blog 'Green All Over' has agreed to help me co-host.  By sharing the hosting responsibilities it'll hopefully take a little pressure off me to fill the gaps whilst also providing a different outlook on what's happening on the field.  Cassini is a big follower of American sports and has a proven record so I see his input being invaluable to myself and others.
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Secondly, I want to find out if there's a demand for this type of thing and whether or not I have an ability to host it. With Betfair increasing their Premium Charges there's a big incentive for me to slow down the rate I win at, and it maybe the case that in the future I can do that by offsetting future wins by charging for services similar to this.  That may or may not ever happen, but there you have it - I'm being honest.
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So if this sounds of interest and you'd like to come and take part, all you need to do is click on the link at the top of this page.  The first match to be covered is likely to be the Steelers @ Ravens on Sunday 11th September but this will be confirmed in the members area nearer the time.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is Cassini's success proven?

Mark Iverson said...

From the in-play NFL games we did previously I'm happy that he knows what he's talking about.

Maybe I didn't make that clear in my post but the point I was making was that it's 'proven' to me.

All the best,

Mark

Cassini said...

I would like to add that I have followed Cassini's excellent blog from it's inception, and have no doubts whatsoever that the guy knows everything about everything.

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark, I've decided to follow the NFL again this year after a hiatus of a few seasons and have signed up for the trading room. Thanks, and I'm looking forward to it.

To help get me up to speed, could I ask if you had any thoughts on where particular teams may be too long in the Superbowl market given their opening two fixtures, and also if you feel 4 month lock out will disadvantage some teams over others?

Sorry to be cheeky but failing that would you recommend any web sites for decent NFL opinions.

Good luck for the season and hope you were on the right side tonight for the ODI that played like a T20. Andy

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the comment.

Unfortunately I'm not sure I can help you as I normally just take each game as it comes, however I did mention on twitter the other day that the JETS (17), RAVENS (18.5), FALCONS (20), COWBOYS (25) and outsiders the DOLPHINS (95) are value (in my opinion) for the Superbowl market, and have a good chance of trading lower throughout the season.

NFL.com is a great resource website and I look forward to seeing you in the trading room.

All the best,

Mark

P.S. Yep, had a good result on the ODI yesterday ;-)

Sports Punter said...

Good luck tonight Mark.

Hope it goes well.

SP

Peter "redimp"Hunt said...

Just wanted to say thanks for running the trading room earlier this evening. I found it very informative.

Kind Regards

Pete

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Pete,

No problem - really glad you enjoyed it (I did too).

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks Sports Punter.

Shame you weren't there ;-(

Mark