Jack Brayman's Rating System
No, not Gene's tongue and boys in war paint.
KISS as in "Keep it simple, stupid."
No complicated formulas; no complicated money-management systems. Short, sweet and too-the-point. My plays are rated on a scale that ranges between 10 and 100 Dimes.
This is the simplest and best way to let you know how strongly I feel about a selection each day, or how one selection compares to others on a given day.
And keep this in mind: If I'm showing a profit of 300 dimes (wins minus losses plus vig included), that means a gambler betting $10 per dime unit I released won $3000 as well (and that includes the losses and vig being subtracted).
Who is Jack Brayman?
Had a pretty successful 8-year run as a real estate broker here in Michigan where I'm based.
Then came 2008 and the recession.
Business tanked with the economy.
It finally started to rebound around 2013, but it's never going to be the same.
To make ends meet, I took a job as a ghost-writer for a online tip-sheet, proving my daily sports picks for their publications starting in 2010. You probably read my stuff because it was posted on a zillion sites designed to attract gamblers so they'd sign up for offshore sportsbook accounts.
I loved doing it and without it I don't know how I would have survived those lean years in the real estate biz.
I like to write and minored in English in college. I majored in business and "dabbled" in gambling as well.
I gave up my ghost-writing job in December. This will be the 1st time my picks are going to be available anywhere with my name on them.
No promises. No guarantees. We're either going to win together or I'll lose alone because you certainly aren't going to stick with me if I don't produce. And that's fair and to be expected.
Complimentary College Football Winner
Each week, at some point early on, I deliver a free College Football winner.
My advance winner for this week: Nevada (-14) at UNLV
The UNLV Rebels have won three of the last five meetings against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Prior to that, the Pack won nine of the previous 10 meetings. They play for college football's largest trophy - the Fremont Cannon, which actually still works - and the fact the Rebels no longer are playing for coach Tony Sanchez has me convinced the Cannon will be painted blue at Allegiant Stadium.
Nevada, which had 496 yards and 25 first downs against Wyoming in a 37-34 overtime win last week, is going to destroy UNLV.
Nevada coach Jay Norvell has had the best quote all week on this rivalry, saying, "It doesn’t matter if we play this game in a billion dollar stadium or a parking lot. We’ll play them in the Caesar’s Palace parking lot. It doesn’t matter."
UNLV's first-year coach Marcus Arroyo downplayed the rivalry - a terrible move in the Silver State - saying he's not hanging the entire season on this one game. The problem with that comment is this is the only game the Rebels had to actually hang their seasons on under Sanchez.
As good as Nevada's offense looked last week was as lost as UNLV's offense - which used three quarterbacks in the opener - last week in a humiliating loss to San Diego State. Arroyo confirmed Wednesday he will use the same three-quarterback rotation this week. That's an indictment on last year's starter, a guy whose been there for several years and a transfer.
Meanwhile, it's concievable Nevada quarterback Carson Strong, who has passed for 400 or more yards in his last two games (he threw for 402 against Ohio in the Idaho Potato Bowl in January), could set an Allegiant Stadium record for passing yards in this game, currently held by Tampa Bay's Tom Brady, who just threw for 369 on Sunday against the Raiders.
This game ended last season and turned into a brawl that spilled into the stands, and resulted in four suspensions on each side. These teams, schools, and student bodies do not like one another.
And Nevada has the more cohesiveness all around.
I don't care if they play at Caesars Palace, either. The Wolf Pack will roll past the bumbling Rebels.