Lee Sterling first came to my attention the week before the Syracuse-Minnesota game. As you may remember, Lee picked the Gophers to cover the spread in the season opener, which ultimately did not happen. While I can't blame Lee for that pick (no one knew how tremendous Coach Doug Marrone would turn out to be) there was something about Lee that captivated me.
Maybe it was the slicked back hair. Or the cheap make-shift, Kige Ramsey style set. Or his claim that he's had 17 straight winning seasons in "the college and pro football," but I knew I had to follow Lee as the season progressed. Maybe it's my natural skepticism, or the fact that professional handicappers are step below psychics when it comes to scamming the public, but I quickly realized if Lee was going to document his picks for the world to see, I'd be there to count.
Every week Lee posts videos breaking down a few select college and pro football games and concludes by picking the game. Apparently the concept is to show the world how insightful Lee is and thereby entice degenerate gamblers to pay him for knowledge on games he hasn't publicly talked about.
So, after three weeks, you'll be interested to know that Lee has correctly predicted 10 of 21 games against the spread. That's right, pigskin prognosticator Lee Sterling wants you to give him money so he can tell you who to bet on when he's a robust 10-11 on the year. Basically if you flip a coin on each game, you'll do just as well as Lee. If you don't believe me, you can watch his videos here, and cross check them against the actual scores, but trust me, the results aren't pretty.
I'll be keep an eye on Lee throughout the year and providing you with updates. Maybe he'll turn it around, most likely he won't. Either way, I'll be here. So to celebrate Lee's excellence, here's his big miss from last week - when he picked BYU to cover the 7 point spread against Florida State. The actual score - Florida State 54 BYU 28.