About Me

I think this first blog post is the section where I’m supposed to tell you (all zero followers) why you should listen to me.  I’m a numbers guy and I could give you my win rate for the past few years, but the truth is none of it has ever been documented in a blog-type format.  What good does it do if I tell you I was right (or wrong) on every pick last year?  Sure I have some bet slips and sure I could post some time-stamped screenshots from a group text that I have with 3 other trusted betting experts, but I’d rather spend my time thinking about this season… Enter the TOP CHELF BETS blog!  Along the same lines, I’m a firm believer that you’re only as good as your next bet so today is not the day to get complacent.

What I can do is tell you a little bit about myself and provide some context so you understand why I focus on certain games, conferences, etc.  I’m a football nut (Power 5 Conferences).  Like everyone else I have two to three TV screens up on both Saturdays and Sundays plus the iPhone and iPad readily available.  I graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned my MBA/MSF from Boston College (ACC).   I moved to Raleigh, NC a few years ago and am surrounded by D1 football schools (more ACC, Sun Belt, American, etc.).  My wife graduated from Columbia University (Ivy League) and law school at the University of Maryland (still can’t reconcile the fact that they’re Big 10).  From these schools and conferences, they play a wide enough variety of opponents that I often dabble in the remaining few conferences when the opportunity arises.

A few other somewhat relevant fun facts… I had a two-year stint coaching college football at D3 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in MA before attending grad school at Boston College.  I am a numbers geek which means I track data on just about everything (e.g., 10 years+ of personal running logs, 12 years+ of historical amateur golf tournament data, etc.) not to mention my day job is heavily dependent upon data and analytics.  I consider myself to be extremely competitive and try to incorporate all of the above into any recommendation that I make.  

I hope you enjoy the blog!

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