Ness Notes: Thursday Dec 31

by Larry Ness

This column will be available Monday through Friday (posted no later than 1:00 ET), EXCLUSIVELY at BigAl.com. I like to call it my daily 'random thoughts' on the sports betting world, although I'll pass along that my therapist refers to it as "thoughtful commentary."

Happy New Year to all, as I believe I speak for almost everyone in wishing "good riddance" to 2020! I can honestly say I'm thankful that both the NBA and NHL were able to complete their respective seasons plus MLB was able to survive a couple of significant COVID issues (Miami and St Louis) to give us a "Short but Sweet" season. The 2020 NCAAF season was surely a challenge for all involved (even us handicappers and bettors) but I don't know about you, but I never thought we'd get this much of the season completed. The NFL has done a GREAT job, as ALL 32 teams have played their 15 games through 16 weeks. Only Week 17 remains, as we '"cross our fingers" regarding the recent troubling news coming out of Cleveland and its COVID issues.

On this New Year's Eve, I will take a break from Ness Notes on Thursday. I will preview the Jan 1st and 2nd bowl games on Friday (plus recap bowl numbers thru Dec 31) and then have a "special" Saturday edition of Ness Notes to cover NFL Week 17.

Stay smart and safe tonight and through 2021. COVID is far from 'done with us!'

Again, Happy New Year to all.

Good luck...Larry

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