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).
Welcome to this week’s “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 Stories of the Week:
Marketers see ‘tsunami of money’ in sports wagering [Sports Business Daily]
New York State Sen. Bonacic give straight talk about sports betting in New York [Syracuse.com]
Former NBA, MLB athletes push for sports betting in Connecticut [Hartford Courant]
Online poker group betting on sports betting [Investor’s Business Daily]
Experts say esports betting expected to surpass $6 billion in 2018 [KTNV]
One legal case could open a can of worms for defamation suits against writers [CJR]
What’s Going in Sports This Week?
The winners and losers from Round 1 of the NFL Draft [The Ringer]
End of the one-and-done? [Los Angeles Times]
Are we appreciating dual-threat Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani enough? [The Big Lead]
New kind of dual threat: Chad Thomas is ‘gonna win a Grammy’ and play on Sundays [Bleacher Report]
WFAN-Mike Francesa reunion raises questions [Barrett Sports Media]
Jaguars owner Khan makes offer to buy London’s Wembley Stadium [The Guardian]
‘Tsunami’ of fixed tennis matches uncovered [New York Times]
Tweets of the Week:
my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself.
— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
“There are those people who are in your corner no matter what, you can’t do any wrong, even when you do wrong. And then there are those people that no matter what you do they’re going to dislike you and that’s not going to change.” – Brett Favre #DraftEve #MMO pic.twitter.com/6bCE9SxqI6
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) April 26, 2018
so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education pic.twitter.com/6rGcJv9qjr
— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April 24, 2018
Video of the Week:
Hoping the Browns go Mayfield at 1 so this clip goes down in the annals of the NFL draft.
“Hue, what was your first impression of Baker Mayfield?”
“Well, I have a great story about that…” pic.twitter.com/VoX9e3U4b6
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 24, 2018
In Case You Missed it on SportsHandle:
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Where sports betting legislation stands around the country