|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football fans will get two outstanding preseason games televised for sports betting action by NBC including the opening Hall of Fame Game. NFL football fans will also be treated to the game that may have the most sports betting intrigue this preseason as the Chicago Bears visit the Denver Broncos.
NFL football fans will also notice a change in the NBC announcing booth this year as long time color analyst John Madden has finally retired after being the number one color man in all of NFL football since 1981. He started out his analyst career with Pat Summerall first at CBS and then on to Fox. Madden then joined ABC for many memorable Monday Night sports betting matchups with Al Michaels before following Michaels to NBC for their Sunday Night NFL betting telecasts. Madden was respected by everyone that watched, followed, played, coached, or bet NFL football and he will be missed. Madden will be replaced for this upcoming NFL football season by Chris Collinsworth, who served in the NBC studio for their Sunday Night telecasts the past two seasons.
The Hall of Fame Game opener will be from Canton, Ohio, site of the NFL football Hall of Fame, as the Buffalo Bills take on the Tennessee Titans. While the Hall of Fame Game is an exhibition that is usually filled with plenty of substitutions and errors it also marks the eagerly anticipated start of the NFL football season and draws good ratings and a decent amount of wagering action. The Bills will enter this matchup looking to build momentum for the regular season after a couple of bad finishes in 2007 and 2008. The Titans are an established NFL football playoff contender but were upset in the post season as the number one seed last year against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chicago at Denver matchup will feature the return of former Denver Bronco quarterback Jay Cutler to Invesco Field at Mile High where he starred under former head coach Mike Shanahan. He and new coach Josh McDaniels clashed right from the start and Cutler was traded a few months ago to the Bears for their starting QB Kyle Orton.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.