Calvin Ridley Suspension Insider Scoop & March Madness Picks


With the 2022 NCAA basketball tournament coming up fast, it’s the perfect time for another episode of Wise Kracks. This week Bill and Jon dig into March Madness betting picks and strategy, plus a long list of trending topics including Calvin Ridley’s gambling-related suspension and a massive $250,000 losing UFC bet on Masvidal by rapper Drake last weekend.

The guys also welcome former professional football player Jake Thieneman for a fascinating interview about Jake’s career in the NFL and his recent move into TikTok, content creation and helping other athletes monetize and grow their online presence.

Sit back, relax and enjoy an action-packed 47 minutes of sports betting heaven.

Krack’s Guide to Betting March Madness

“There are going to be plenty of opportunities for positive expected (value) wagers,” said Bill when the topic of March Madness came up.

This week Krack explains that the NCAA tournament is the biggest betting event of the year, even bigger than the Super Bowl, and goes on to shed light on some of the best ways to make money betting on it.

“In the first round I bet a lot of underdogs in the first half,” said Krack. “These teams who have never been there before, come out and the endorphins are just spilling over.”

Krack drops a few more gems and goes on to explain common pitfalls to watch out for.

“Every time you see a game, you’ll see the other scores of the other games and you’ll be turning back and forth from the other stations and you’re human so you’re going to overbet,” said Krack. “It gets crazy.”

With a total of 67 games and another chance to bet around every corner, it’s easy to get carried away.

If you plan on betting on March Madness, do yourself a favor and listen to this episode.

NFL’s Jake Thieneman Tackles TikTok

Jake Thieneman had an amazing career as a Purdue Boilermaker. In 2017 he was Academic All Big Ten, Starting 13 games at safety.

His 12 tackles against Iowa in one game Sealed Purdue’s bowl win over Arizona with an interception on Arizona’s last possession.

Thieneman went from a walk on to a team captain and later had time with the Giants, Colts, and 49ers in the NFL. While his time in the NFL was short, Jake was able to go to the Super Bowl with the 49ers.

In this interview, Jake discussed his career as an athlete and a new exciting chapter creating content, growing his TikTok following, and now helping other athletes build their brands online.

Jake is a big personality and we predict you’ll be seeing a lot more of his content online.

Drake Rips Quarter-Milly on Masvidal but Dinner?

Drake lost an absolutely massive bet last Saturday. This was barely a week after he made headlines betting six figures per spin on roulette.

Most recently Drake bet $250,000 on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 272.

Jorge was a +250 underdog. The fight was not competitive with Colby winning all five rounds decisively.

Jorge offered to take Drake out to dinner after to make up for the loss. Does Drake have a problem? Bill says that Drake has been sucked into betting but likely has more than the necessary bankroll to support the losses.

NFL Off-Season Update

Aaron Rodgers announced he was coming back to Green Bay. It looks like Rodgers really played them like a fiddle and may now have his biggest contract ever.

Green Bay looks even dumber for drafting Jordan Love. Love now is in a position where he might be looking to get out of Green Bay.

Russell Wilson was also traded to the Denver Broncos hours after the Rodgers situation unfolded.

Falcons best wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been suspended for a year for gambling on the NFL.

He allegedly gambled while he was on IR, even though he didn’t bet against the Falcons and according to him, only bet $1,500. Bill feels bad for the player but indicates that he had other avenues to bet on games that wouldn’t have gotten him into trouble.

Catch Wise Kracks Thursday on YouTube

Every week you can catch a new episode of Wise Kracks on the WSN YouTube channel.

Jon and Bill are on at 10 am EST to talk sports, betting, and insider Las Vegas news with a fantastic list of guests from the worlds of betting and sports.

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Bill Krackomberger

Expert on Top Picks

Billy “Krackman” Krackomberger has made his living as a professional sports gambler for nearly three decades. You have seen him on ESPN, Gaming Today, and SiriusXM. His connections in the sports gambling industry run all the way to the top. His bets move the lines and regularly have him banned from books for being too sharp. Email: [email protected]

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