49ers’ offseason farewells

49ers’ fan Josh Slocum takes a look at what is proving to be a fascinating offseason in San Francisco, with a coach and several key players departing and retiring.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

How to alienate your fan base: A 10-step guide by Jed York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers

Like many San Francisco 49er fans, Josh Slocum is unhappy with the way that his team’s ownership has handled the Jim Harbaugh situation.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

The departure of coach Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers

With San Francisco saying adios to its very successful head coach Jim Harbaugh, our man Josh Slocum tries to make sense of the mess that the 49ers front office has created.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Matty Football Challenge: Week 15

He’s back. Matty Football has his Week 15 picks ready to go as the season moves towards crunch time. Oh, and if you’re thinking about betting on the Saints vs Bears, he says think again.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

America’s craziest game show: “Who wants to win the NFC South?”

Ed Wyatt gives us an insight into the hottest new game show in America, “Who Wants To Win the NFC South?”

About Ed Wyatt

Ed Wyatt grew up in Halfway, Maryland, following the Baltimore Colts like his football coach father. When he lost his Bert Jones #7 jersey at the Lincolnshire Elementary School playground, he should have taken it as an omen, since the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis. Ed has managed to avoid full time work by talking on the radio, smiling on the television and tapping on the keyboard of his computer. He won a number of local Emmy awards with the Seattle-based comedy show Almost Live! and hosted the Super Bowl live on Australian television for nine years. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Matty Football Challenge: Week 14

Matty Football is back with his Week 14 picks and some interesting facts and figures (eg Tom Brady is 5-0 lifetime against San Diego). See if you agree or disagree with his tips.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Chicken Little comes to San Francisco

Josh Slocum has a message for the media and his fellow 49ers fans: relax, calm down and remember the bad old days in San Francisco – the pre-Jim Harbaugh era.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Matty Football Challenge: Week 13

Our man Matty Football is 88-88 on the season. Something has to give this week and there are plenty of great matchups, including three big Thanksgiving Day games.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Week 12 – Detroit @ New England: A tale of two running backs

Last Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers released LeGarrette Blount. According to media reports, the running back was angry about his reduced role on the team, and had walked off the field while the game against Tennessee was still going. Understandably, the Steelers decided they wouldn’t tolerate this sort of behaviour and cut him. As soon as [Read more]

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Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Joe Buck: Did He Kill Bambi or Something?

People, it seems, love to hate sports commentators. And there’s a special kind of hatred from fans when it comes to NFL’s number one Football and Baseball caller Joe Buck. Steve Baker asks why?

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Matty Football Challenge: Week 12

Matty Football has your Week 12 picks, plus some interesting facts, including Peyton Manning’s lifetime record against the Miami Dolphins – would you believe 5-7?

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Matty Football Challenge: Week 10

Coming off a big 10-3 week, our man Matty Football gives you his thoughts on Week 10 in the NFL.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Week 9 – Arizona @ Dallas : How ‘Bout Dem Cards?

Steve Baker checks in from Valley Ranch on his beloved Cowboys. It’s time to get nervous and Brandon Weedon should start against Jacksonville.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Matty Football Challenge: Week 9

Our man Matty needs a big Week 9 to make up for his efforts in Week 8. There are six teams on byes this week, so his odds may be better.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Gone Green: Michigan State vs Michigan

With the Michigan State/Michigan game on this weekend, Melbourne writer Liam Quinn remembers some late-night hijinks during his college days in East Lansing.

Week 7: Matty Football Challenge

Matty Football is back again and I absolutely love this line: “The Jags are like a pokie machine. You’ve been on it for so long you know the second you get off it, it pays out. This has to be the week they cover.”

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Week 6: You would think we’d have learned by now

James Caughlin writes that the rumblings within the New England fanbase have quieted somewhat now that their beloved Patriots have won two consecutive games and are back on top of the AFC East.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 6 – Indianapolis @ Houston: JJ, TY and a bunch of numbers

Ed Wyatt runs through some of the important numbers and marvels at JJ (Watt) and TY (Hilton) who both put on remarkable displays in the Colts’ 33-28 victory over the Texans.

About Ed Wyatt

Ed Wyatt grew up in Halfway, Maryland, following the Baltimore Colts like his football coach father. When he lost his Bert Jones #7 jersey at the Lincolnshire Elementary School playground, he should have taken it as an omen, since the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis. Ed has managed to avoid full time work by talking on the radio, smiling on the television and tapping on the keyboard of his computer. He won a number of local Emmy awards with the Seattle-based comedy show Almost Live! and hosted the Super Bowl live on Australian television for nine years. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Week 6 – Matty Football Challenge

Our man Matty is back with more picks and interesting statistics for Week 6. He seems to think lowly Jacksonville, Oakland and the New York Jets might be worth a look.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

NFL Week 5 – Minnesota @ Green Bay: Boyhood memories

Bruce Berglund, Editor of the sensational new sports website the Allrounder, gets ready to watch his beloved Vikings on the national stage. Watching the Vikings on the big stage used to fill Bruce with excitement, but now anticipation is muted.