Entries by Martin Bater

Bater’s Best Bets: Week 17 NFL

Previous Week’s Record:  2-1 Overall Season Record:  26-18    As we finish this first year of NFL Best Bets, we are glad to do so with a guaranteed winning record and having provided a little respite from the sheer awfulness that was 2020.    Now we begin 2021 with an injection of optimism and perhaps […]

Martin’s Best Week 16 NFL Bets: Dolphins and More

Previous Week’s Record:  1-2 Overall Season Record:  24-17    We have arrived in the last week of 2020 for the NFL, the penultimate one of the season. And you know what? Good riddance to the worst year ever. The one that made us play with fear and uncertainty, the one that infected players and coaches […]

Five Reasons, Martin’s NFL Best Bets: Week 15

Previous Week’s Record:  1-2 Overall Season Record:  23-15    Note:  Martín had been posting his NFL plays since Week #1 for the Canadian betting site point spreads under the pseudonym of “El Hombre” (that clearly took a lot of imagination on his part). Most importantly, though, is the fact that he has been racking up the […]

The Essence of Maradona in 5 Unforgettable Quotes

Diego Armando Maradona was a legendary soccer player, maybe the greatest of all-time, and he passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday. His legacy was defined not just by his authorship of the best goal you will ever see, the one that made him seem like a “cosmic kite” leaving Englishmen in the […]

Lionel Messi isn’t wrong, but he’s no saint

This Friday was no news dump in sports, since Lionel Messi made the fútbol world shake by announcing that he is, in fact, staying with FC Barcelona while smartly taking back the narrative by granting an exclusive interview where he was able to put the blame on everybody but himself, especially Barcelona president and corruption […]

Tyler Herro is here to silence his doubters

Herro put in the work during the summer of 2019, and the second game of his NBA career was in Milwaukee. You would think his hometown would have been proud of him, but he got greeted by boos instead. Dwyane Wade, who also played college basketball in Milwaukee at Marquette and is the Heat’s all-time best player, came to his defense.

Jimmy Butler finally found a home in Miami

Butler was pushed to his physical limits in Chicago, misunderstood in Minnesota and heartbroken in Philadelphia before arriving in Miami. He has never felt happier or more fulfilled than during this past year with the Heat, but he knows…He knows that he must reach another level to shock the world.