Big Al's Awards

Stardust Invitational Handicapping Tournament Champion

Since 1992, Big Al McMordie has established himself as one of the premier sports handicappers in the country. Throughout his career, Al has been honest enough to submit all of his selections to the leading monitors (such as The Sports Monitor, Handicappers Watchdog, Sports Watch, or Sports Watch Monitor) for verification purposes. Over the past 28 years, Al has won 43 handicapping championships in football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Additionally, Al has finished in the top five 195 times and in the top ten 368 times. Here are some highlights:

2020

  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Los Angeles Dodgers @ 4-1 odds to win MLB World Series
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Tampa Bay Lightning @ 7-1 odds to win NHL Stanley Cup
  • 2019

  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Virginia @ 22-1 odds to win NCAA Basketball Title
  • Cashed Futures Wager on Washington Nationals @ 18-1 odds to win MLB World Series
  • 2018

  • #1 NFL-Net Wins
  • #2 NFL-Win %
  • #2 NBA-Net Profit
  • #2 NCAA Basketball-Net Profit
  • #4 NFL-Return on Risk
  • #9 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Profit
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Golden State Warriors @ -160 odds to win NBA Title
  • 2017

  • #1 NHL-Return on Risk
  • #3 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Wins
  • #4 MLB Playoffs-Net Wins
  • #6 NFL-Net Profit
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Houston Astros @ 10-1 odds to win MLB World Series
  • 2016

  • #2 NCAA Football-Net Profit
  • #2 NHL-Return on Risk
  • #3 NCAA Football-Net Wins
  • #3 NCAA Football-Return on Risk
  • #3 MLB-Net Wins
  • #4 NFL Playoffs-Net Profit
  • #5 NFL-Net Profit
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Golden State Warriors @ 5-1 odds to win NBA Title
  • 2015

  • #1 (of 1727 entrants) Las Vegas Westgate Casino NFL Mini-Contest
  • #3 NHL-Net Profit
  • #4 NHL-Return on Risk
  • #5 NBA Playoffs-Net Profit
  • 2014

  • #1 NHL-Net Profit
  • #1 NHL-Return on Risk
  • #5 NBA-Win %
  • #5 NFL-Net Profit
  • #9 NFL Playoffs-Net Profit
  • #15 (of 1409 entrants) Las Vegas Hilton Casino NFL Contest-(the Top 30 finished "in the money")
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on San Antonio Spurs @ 14-1 odds to win NBA Title
  • 2013

  • #5 NCAA Football Bowls-Net Wins
  • #5 NCAA Football Bowls-Net Profit
  • #5 NBA Playoffs-Net Wins
  • #7 NBA Playoffs-Net Profit
  • 2012

  • #1 NFL-Win %
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Kentucky Wildcats @ 6-1 odds to win NCAA Basketball Title
  • 2011

  • #1 MLB Playoffs-Net Profit
  • #2 NBA Playoffs-Net Profit
  • #4 NBA Playoffs-Return on Risk
  • #8 NCAA Basketball-Return on Risk
  • 2010

  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Green Bay Packers @ 12-1 odds to win NFL Super Bowl
  • 2009

  • #3 NFL-Net Wins
  • #3 NFL-Net Profit
  • #5 NFL-Win %
  • #4 MLB Playoffs-Return on Risk
  • #8 NBA/NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on New York Yankees @ 5-1 odds to win MLB World Series
  • 2008

  • #5 MLB Playoffs-Return on Risk
  • 2007

  • Winner of the $100,000 World Series of Sports Handicapping
  • #1 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Win %
  • #7 NBA-Win %
  • #8 NBA/NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • 2005

  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on San Antonio Spurs @ 4-1 odds to win NBA Title
  • 2004

  • Winner of the prestigious Stardust Casino Invitational Football Handicapping Contest
  • 2003

  • #4 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Wins
  • #5 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Profit
  • #16 (of 346 entrants) Las Vegas Hilton Casino NFL Contest-(the Top 20 finished "in the money")
  • 2002

  • #1 NBA-Win %
  • #2 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Win %
  • #3 NFL Playoffs-Win %
  • #4 NBA/NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • #4 NFL Preseason-Net Wins
  • #8 NCAA Football Bowls-Net Profit
  • Cashed Preseason Futures Wager on Maryland Terrapins @ 5-1 odds to win NCAA Basketball Title
  • 2001

  • #1 MLB-Return on Risk
  • #1 NBA-Return on Risk
  • #2 NBA Playoffs-Win %
  • #5 NCAA Basketball-Net Wins
  • #7 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Win %
  • 2000

  • #1 NFL Playoffs-Win % (10 wins-0 losses)
  • #1 NCAA Football Bowls-Net Wins
  • #2 NBA Playoffs-Win %
  • #3 NFL-Win %
  • #4 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Wins
  • #7 NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • #7 MLB-Net Profit
  • 1999

  • Winner of the Sports Watch Handicapping Challenge
  • #1 NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • #2 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Win %
  • #2 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Profit
  • #6 NBA-Net Wins
  • #8 MLB-Net Profit
  • 1998

  • #1 NCAA Football Bowls-Net Wins
  • #1 MLB-Net Wins
  • #1 NFL Preseason-Win %
  • #1 NBA-Return on Risk
  • #1 NFL/NCAA Football-Win %
  • #2 NCAA Football-Net Wins
  • #2 NCAA Football-Win %
  • #2 NFL Playoffs-Net Wins
  • #4 NFL/NCAA Football-Win %
  • 1997

  • #1 NFL Playoffs-Net Wins
  • #1 NFL Playoffs-Win %
  • #1 NBA-Win %
  • #5 MLB Playoffs-Return on Risk
  • #2 NCAA Football-Win %
  • #7 NCAA Basketball-Net Profit
  • #8 MLB-Net Profit
  • 1996

  • #1 NCAA Basketball-Net Wins
  • #1 NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • #1 NFL Playoffs-Win %
  • #1 MLB-Net Profit
  • #2 NCAA Basketball-Win %
  • #3 NCAA Basketball March Madness-Net Wins
  • #4 NBA Playoffs-Win %
  • 1994

  • #5 NCAA Football Best Bets-Win %
  • #6 NFL Best Bets-Win %
  • 1993

  • Winner of the Sports Watch Battle of the Handicappers
  • #1 NCAA Bowls-Net Wins
  • #3 NCAA Bowls-Win %
  • 1992

  • #8 NCAA Bowls-Win %
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