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Illinois Takes On Baylor In Texas Bowl...

CollegeFootballBreakdown.com Texas Bowl Preview Baylor vs Illinois The beauty of bowl games is the fact that they often match teams that would never see each other during the regular season. The Houston Bowl is another example of this as 6-6 Illinois takes on 7-5 Baylor in the Bears home state of Texas at 6pm on December 29th. Who wants it more? It is flawed thinking to assume a team playing in its home state is automatically more focused. Sure there is often a crowd edge but when playing a university with a large alumni population, such as, Illinois, it is normally neutralized. Baylor is the smaller school with more to prove. So their motivation is a given. Illinois should be excited to complete a comeback season in fine style but after playing the Big names of the Big Ten all year, Baylor may not be looked at as a challenge. When Illinois has the ball: Illinois is not fancy. They run the read option with a physical offensive line that will pound you into submission if you cannot man up. According to CFBStats.com, Baylor has given up 4.2 yards per carry this year but seem to struggle late in games against the stronger teams in the Big 12. Illinois will no doubt have success on the ground with QB Scheelhaase and QB Leshoure but will they score touchdowns? I think they will. Edge Illinois When Baylor has the ball:...

Texas Holdem Poker Tips – 5 Clandestine Tips Top Players Use...

Texas Holdem is a fantastically fun game to play. I love it, and I’m sure you do too. However, it is a lot more fun when you are actually making money from it, believe me. So how can you make money more easily. What do you need to do? There are a few little secrets that the top players use. Most don’t know these so don’t get to benefit from them. When you incorporate these into your game you will profit a lot easier. Texas Holdem Poker Tips #1 The first tip is to always bet the same or a very similar amount pre-flop. This way you conceal your hand from your opponents. If you are betting big with pocket pairs and limping in with weak cards you will lose very easily. Conceal you hand. Texas Holdem Poker Tips #2 The second tip is to always use your pot odds to determine if you should go for a draw or not. If you have 4 of the 5 cards needs for a straight or a flush then you should go for it only as long as the pot odds and cost depict so. Texas Holdem Poker Tips #3 Another little clandestine tip you can utilize is to keep a tab of the amounts of pots your opponents enter. Just by keeping a simple tally of how many flops they see will give you a quick indication of how loose...

Texas Holdem Mistakes – 9 Critical Mistakes Most Players Make...

These critical Texas Holdem mistakes are everywhere. Almost every player makes them. If you learn them you’ll be ahead of 90% of players. #1 Critical Texas Holdem Mistakes Pot committing with weak cards. When you have weak or middle of the range cards and you pot commit you are getting yourself into trouble. Always watch how much you are betting and never commit more than 30% of your chips unless you are ready to go all in. #2 Critical Texas Holdem Mistakes Playing beyond the flop with nothing. This should go without saying but people still do it. If you haven’t hit by the flop your chances of landing a good hard are slim to none. #3 Critical Texas Holdem Mistakes Not stick to the plan. You should have a plan when you sit down at the poker table. Not having a plan, or not sticking to your plan (so changing up your play in the moment) is a bad mistake to make. #4 Critical Texas Holdem Mistakes Telegraphing the strength of your hand. This could be by letting off tells, playing predictably, or simply not bluffing enough. If you give indication to what cards you have you will end up losing sooner or later. #5 Critical Texas Holdem Mistakes Tightening up too much under pressure. This is a classic mistake to make in a tournament. You receive some heat to tighten up defensively. The thing is you might...

Texas Holdem Mistakes – How Players Always Play Cards Wrong...

A lot of players just make critical Texas Holdem mistakes in the way they play their cards. There is no reason, just sheer not knowing. Find out more now. Poker is a great game, I love it. And the best part about poker is anyone, yes, absolutely anyone can become a great and successful poker player. Now with the Internet and online poker rooms practically anyone can make tonnes of cash just from their home. Texas Holdem Mistakes Players Often Make But it’s difficult to make money when you are making critical Texas Holdem mistakes. And the biggest reason that players make these mistakes is because they simply don’t know. But not knowing isn’t an excuse when it comes to results or outcomes. That’s why you need to read this article. Because it will teach you the major mistakes players make when playing cards. Ohh, and there is a special secret little tip at the end too. But first read everything through. Texas Holdem Mistakes #1 Playing weak or marginal hands in early positions. This is a critical mistake that will do away with even the most seasoned of players. You are at a sheer disadvantage and it’s difficult to win with these players. You can, but I would avoid it at all costs and bet your money on some safer bets. Texas Holdem Mistakes #2 Over-valuing a pair no matter what position you are in. Quite frankly, a...

Introduction To Amateur Sports In Texas...

Amateur sports in Texas is taken quite seriously and there is very little that is amateur about it. This state has always produced really great athletes and it is a fantastic place to go to for watching these athletes in action. When it comes to combative sports or athletics, Texas has a lot to give to the country and to the world. Amateur sports in Texas are practiced at professional levels almost and the competitions are fought with great honor and pride. These amateur circles are actually the incubators that promote and produce the new breed of professional sportsmen. After all, it is impossible for anyone to really just get out of the gym or dojo and go straight into the professional circuit. There has to be a place where a person can take part as an amateur and get a taste of the things yet to come. It is probably due to the existence of this active amateur sports circuit in Texas that so many great sportsmen and women come out of Texas. There are two main amateur circles in Texas and those are the amateur combative sports and the amateur athletics. Both of them are quite self-explanatory. The commissions and bodies that govern these sports mostly follow the pro circuit rules and regulations. These further prepare the participants for the professional circuit. These regulatory bodies are also responsible for maintaining the rankings and making it a serious...