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Rants and Raves

1 February 2001

There will be a rematch on March 3, of the WBA Heavyweight championship fight between Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz. The bout will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The first bout went to the score card and Holyfield won a close decision. Two judges had it scored 114-113, while the third had it 116-112.

Many ringside observers and scribes had Ruiz winning it. I was not among them. I thought that this time the judges got it right. Evidently there was enough controversy for the WBA to hold a hearing and mandate a rematch. I'm not sure what goes on behind the scenes, but one thing is for sure, Holyfield (37-4-1) always comes ready to fight. He has proven himself over the years as a true warrior. Ruiz (36-4) has not fought the kind of quality opponents that Holyfield has, but feels that this is a huge opportunity to prove himself.

At press time these are the current odds:
The line on the fight is Holyfield -180 \ Ruiz +160.
Will go 12 full rounds is -130, won't go: even money.
If you want to attend the fight live there are tickets available.

There are odds out on which team will win NEXT year's Superbowl. The favorite is the Titans at 5-1. Right behind them are the Rams 6-1, Raiders 7-1, and Colts 8-1. The Buccaneers, Ravens and Vikings are all 10-1. The longshots on the board are the Bengals and Browns at 150-1.

There are more and more people wagering in the sportsbooks on non-traditional betting activities. Nascar, golf, and tennis are just a few of the sports that are catching the fancy of sports bettors. The odds to win the 2001 Masters that will take place April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf Club has Tiger Woods as the big favorite. This should come as no surprise to anyone! He is 6\5 to win. Some of the other big names have substantially better odds: Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, and David Duval are bunched together at 12-1. Davis Love and Vijay Singh are both 20-1. Justin Leonard, Nick Price and Hal Sutton are 50-1. How's this for some huge longshots Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Seve Ballesteros and Ben Crenshaw are all 1,000-1!

In the last couple of days I have gone on my yearly hiatus from my daily radio show. I will return August 1. This past season I had on some of the best guests in the 11 years of the show. They ranged from sports legends, John Wooden, Carl Erskine and Jim Otto to poker and sports betting figures like, Phil Hellmuth Jr, Lem Banker and Mort Olshan. All of the shows and special highlights from the previous years are available at www.audiovegas.com

The site is absolutely FREE and it is especially designed to help the casino and sports bettor to have a better shot at winning. All of the clips can be heard while you are roaming around the internet. Every once in a while the site is filled with visitors. Try it again in less than peak hours. There are over 300 audio clips on it. Most are between 10 to 20 minutes long. I hope that you enjoy it.

As Always…Good Luck!


Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman is host and producer of Las Vegas' most popular gaming and handicapping radio show, "You Can Bet On It." Since 1989 he has interviewed World Champion poker players that include Amarillo Slim, Puggy Pearson, and Tom McEvoy. Regular guests during the football season include Lem Banker, Mike Lee, Mort Olshan, and Andy Iskoe.

During the 1997 and 1998 season, Grossman hosted a nationally televised show that featured many of the nations' top handicappers.

Larry Grossman is the author of two books, "You Can Bet On It" Volume 1 - Casino Games and Volume 2 - Sports Betting. He is a regular columnist for many gaming publications. Larry has hosted and produced handicapping seminars in Las Vegas. Visit AudioVegas.com to listen to archives of his "You Can Bet On it" radio show.

Larry Grossman Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com

Books by Larry Grossman:

You Can Bet On It! -- Volume 1: Casino Games
Larry Grossman
Larry Grossman is host and producer of Las Vegas' most popular gaming and handicapping radio show, "You Can Bet On It." Since 1989 he has interviewed World Champion poker players that include Amarillo Slim, Puggy Pearson, and Tom McEvoy. Regular guests during the football season include Lem Banker, Mike Lee, Mort Olshan, and Andy Iskoe.

During the 1997 and 1998 season, Grossman hosted a nationally televised show that featured many of the nations' top handicappers.

Larry Grossman is the author of two books, "You Can Bet On It" Volume 1 - Casino Games and Volume 2 - Sports Betting. He is a regular columnist for many gaming publications. Larry has hosted and produced handicapping seminars in Las Vegas. Visit AudioVegas.com to listen to archives of his "You Can Bet On it" radio show.

Larry Grossman Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com

Books by Larry Grossman:

You Can Bet On It! -- Volume 1: Casino Games