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Brian Edwards - About Me

Brian Edwards covers football, basketball and the UFC with a special emphasis on SEC football and SEC hoops. He has handicapped for VI since 2002.

Brian is a 1998 graduate of the University of Florida. After working as a sports writer in the Atlanta area for nearly two years, Edwards joined Vegas Insider in March of 2000.

Brian is a regular guest on radio shows all across the country. During football season, he is a weekly guest on the The Paul Howard Show in Las Vegas, The Sharp and Benning Show on 1620 The Zone in Omaha and the Chris Vernon Show in Memphis. Brian also makes regular appearances on Chad Millman's podcast on ESPN.com.  

On Dec. 26 of 2009, Brian beat every member of the national media to the news of Urban Meyer's resignation as the head football coach at the University of Florida. Of course, Meyer changed his mind the next day, but VI was the website that provided that stunning news first. Also, Brian alerted bettors to the pending suspensions of 20 FSU football players prior to the Music City Bowl in '07, suggesting that gamblers immediately play Kentucky -1 because the line was going to be heavily adjusted. As it turned out, Brian advised VI readers to then come back with FSU +9 (the adjusted number) so when the 'Cats won by seven, the perfect 'middle' gave gamblers multiple winners.

Brian hosted VI's radio show, The Power Hours, on Thursday nights from 2005-2012.

Brian is a life-long fan of the Florida Gators, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Falcons.

Brian is also a big fan of Steve Spurrier, Charles Barkley, the Van Gundys, Bill Raftery, Hannah Storm and Erin Andrews. On the flip side, Brian is not a big fan of Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Bobby Bowden and all Dookies including Coach K.

You can check out more of his work at BrianEdwardsSports.com.

For daily sports gambling analysis, you can follow Brian on twitter at Vegasbedwards.

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4 Pick NCAA Basketball Friday Picks, Friday March 27
NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Brian Edwards
Posted 02/02/2015 at 10:44 AM

Tyron Woodley beat Kelvin Gastelum in Saturday’s co-main event for UFC 183 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. But the fight almost didn’t happen.

Gastelum was never on track to make weight for the welterweight showdown. He tipped the scales at 180 pounds late Friday afternoon, coming up nine pounds short of the required weight for a non-title bout in the 170-pound loop.

There were reports that eventually came out Friday night indicating that Gastelum had been battling the flu for a few days. He reportedly had to be briefly hospitalized.

For many hours late Friday afternoon and into the evening, there was a lot of doubt as to whether the co-main was going to take place ahead of Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz.

During this window of time, lightweight contender Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone decided to send UFC President Dana White a text message. According to White in a post-fight interview, ‘Cowboy’ texted him this, “Hey, I want you to know that I am one-thousand percent serious! I will fight Tyron Woodley tomorrow night – please get me on the next flight to Vegas.”

Cerrone, who is in the midst of a seven-fight winning streak, fights at 155 pounds, but he’s willing to take a fight and collect a paycheck at anytime. The dude has massive ‘onions’ (Bill Raftery phrase) and that’s why he’s one of MMAs biggest stars.

White said he replied to ‘Cowboy:’ “Thanks kid. Now go have a great weekend.”

After destroying Myles Jury and handing the youngster his first career loss, Cerrone agreed to take a fight 15 days later on short notice. He defeated Benson Henderson, the former lightweight champ, by unanimous decision on Jan 18.

FULL STORY

NEW BLOG UPDATE

By Brian Edwards
Posted 01/12/2015 at 04:49 AM

Atlanta had eight players score in double figures during Sunday's 120-89 win over Washington as a 4.5-point home favorite. Mike Budenholzer's squad won its eight consecutive game both straight up and against the spread.

FULL STORY

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ACCOLADES AND DOCUMENTED RECORDS
2013-2014 NCAA FB #2 Guaranteed Leader: +580
2012-2013 NBA Guaranteed Leader: +2,564
2012-2013 NCAA FB #2 Money Leader: +2,527
2012-2013 NCAA FB Percent Leader: 63%
2011-2012 NFL #2 Percent Leader: 60%
2011-2012 NFL #2 Guaranteed Leader: +1,086
2010-2011 NCAA BK #3 Money Leader: +1,461
2010-2011 NCAA BK #3 Percent Leader: 55%
14-2 all-time record in BCS Championship Games
2008-2009 NCAA BK #2 Over-Under Leader: +995
2007-2008 NCAA BK Over-Under Leader: +1,405
2006-2007 NFL Over-Under Leader: +1,120
2006-2007 NFL Member Leader: +1,155
2006-2007 NBA #2 Money Leader: +1,415
2006-2007 NBA #2 Percentage Leader: 54%
2004 MLB Money Leader: +5,760
2004-2005 NCAA FB #3 Percentage Leader: 57%

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