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Winston earns his stripes for BCS performance

In another year, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be focused on the NFL Draft, and he probably will be the top pick. If eligible, the redshirt freshman might have gone first this year. Regardless, he’s already got a No. 1 on his resume.

Playoff bids, big bets change hands

A Week 17 schedule that shaped up as potentially explosive on paper surpassed all expectations. Thirteen of the 16 games had playoff implications. From Chicago to San Diego to Dallas, it was as great as it gets.

Bad beats unlucky realities

Learning how to deal with devastating setbacks is an important aspect to the psychology of gambling. Absorbing bad beats is part of betting sports, and it helps to have a bottle of whiskey and a short memory.

Super Bowl hangover hits 49ers hard

After the party, the hangover is due to hit. And the better the party, the worse the headache gets. Right about now, it’s hitting quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers right between the eyes.