It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad).
And so we’re beginning a new weekly Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” rounding up top stories in sports betting and gaming, and the world of sports at large. You may have missed them, and they are worth reading. This is meant to be brief, so that’s it.
Most Interesting, Important Sports Betting and Gaming Stories of the Week:
My favorite Phil Mickelson betting story: ‘wagering is encouraged’ [Action Network]
AGA’s Geoff Freeman: Whatever court rules, sports betting has momentum [CDC Gaming]
Baker Mayfield and NFL Draft bets cause confusion in Vegas [ESPN Chalk]
Victor Oladipo’s ‘meaningless’ three cost Las Vegas casinos millions [NBC Sports]
The Golden Knights are on a roll, leaving Vegas oddsmakers to shudder [NYT]
Casino-style gambling is coming to Virginia. Here’s what happens next [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
What Else Is Going in Sports This Week?
Peter King is leaving SI/MMQB after 29 years, joining NBC [TBL]
A century of Kentucky Derby headlines [Courier Journal]
The average guy who spent 6,003 hours trying to be a professional golfer [Atlantic]
New Yorker writer delays book on poker after incredible poker success [Poker News]
Secret life of NFL scouts: Writer spends a year with Dolphins prepping for draft [Yahoo]
Tweets of the Week (That May Have Nothing to do With Sports):
"This is not merely a dysfunctional organization burdened by some mystical inability to get right. This is a dysfunctional organization that can’t get right because it is owned and operated by a few deplorable human beings." @JerryBrewer on the Redskins: https://t.co/UuAuksXTe8
— Post Sports (@PostSports) May 3, 2018
Few people know this but "Get Up" is just a reboot of "Sit Up," ESPN's early morning show from the 1990s. pic.twitter.com/d4myMmUxPf
— Koster (@KyleKoster) May 2, 2018
Video of the Week (While LeBron Dismantled the Raptors in Toronto in Game 2):
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) May 4, 2018