Would love to see more recaps
The highlight of the podcast is definitely “Mr. Director”. I would love to actually hear more discussion looking back at the previous week’s games. Any games that were particularly brutal or beneficial to the books? Any lines that in retrospect may have been off? I gave the show a 4-star review because while I appreciate ESPN brining sports betting to the masses, I don’t want a show that simply gives out picks. I want a show that focuses more on what the title suggests — “behind the bets”. Tell me more about what goes on behind the counter or more about what goes on behind the scenes of a professional bettor or a betting syndicate/group. I do enjoy listening to some of the other guests on the show but the internet is teeming with people and their picks. If a pro bettor is on, I’d rather Doug focus on questions like (a) what limits do you typically have in Vegas? (b) what are the limits like on a Tuesday/Wednesday vs a Saturday/Sunday (c) how are those limits different in New Jersey or Mississippi or other states that have legalized sports betting (d) if you truly don’t sweat your action, how the hell do you actually do that? If I have $20 on a game I’m hitting refresh on my phone every 10 minutes. How do these bettors do it if they’ve got 5 or 6 figures on games every weekend?I do love the show — but I find myself always listening to “Mr. Director” and then fast forwarding through other parts of the show. I will say this — as sports betting becomes more commonplace and more and more betting podcasts get out there, I don’t think people will automatically go to ESPN. As you say, today’s better is smarter than ever. I think ESPN needs to focus more on the “Behind” part of sports betting and dig into the sports betting scene — as opposed to being another picks podcast where people talk about who they’re betting and the fact they’re on a 7-2 winning streak or something like that. More journalism, less tout.Thanks.
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