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Story of the day:
Get rich on the Broncos [Scott Slant]

No, Tom Scott was not condoning gambling on his daily blog, er, column, er, slant. But he might as well have been.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have come out with their over-under predictions on team wins for 2008. They have Boise State at 9.5 and Fresno State at 8.5. So it's 9-3 or 10-2 for the Broncos, the way they see it (or the way they want you to bet on it). 
The Broncos have won fewer than 10 games exactly once in the past six years, so you would think that taking the "over" would be easy money.

Well, let's look at the Broncos' schedule. Losing one non-conference game and one WAC game would still put the Broncos at 10 wins, which would be enough for the "over." If Boise State beats Oregon (which we believe in our heart of hearts they will), the Broncos would have to lose to a combination of Southern Miss, Fresno State, and Nevada to fall below the 10-win threshold.

If we were a betting man, our savings would be so out of the bank right now.

Other links:

Scandrick signs with Cowboys [Dallas Morning-News]

Four years, $1.89 million doesn't sound like that much in today's NFL.

Bronco defense preview []

Strange to hear that the "D" will carry the team.

Predictions for the upcoming season [Bleacher Report]

BSU beating Fresno is good, losing to Oregon is bad.

SDSU radio man was runner-up for Peak job [Tube Talk]

Lee Hamilton sounds like a Civil War general.

Indisputable evidence that BSU rocks [Phil Steele]

Makes you feel proud to be a Bronco fan.