Jim Barnes Journal
© 2019 by James A. Barnes
I have almost forgotten how to use my computer after a prolonged absence because of a painful surgery followed by complications. I have had a root canal (without any pain meds) and the mid-December hip replacement has turned out to be far more painful. Plans to daily update, track results and methods as well as write about sports analysis have been scrapped for obvious reasons. I have been restricted from any activity until January 21 - except for tests on another somewhat major medical problem. I will try to stay in touch as often as possible. Best thing going for Clemson is LSU playing a perfect game and winning 63-28. New England is aging and will not repeat as NFL Kings. North Carolina will finish near the bottom of the ACC this basketball season.
The most popular question asked on a daily basis is “Who do ya’ lke?” The late John Luckman, founder of Las Vegas’ Gamblers Book Club, paid Jim to create the popular 1980s “Journal of Handiappng,” aimed at answering bettors foremost questions. For 76-consecutive weeks GBC and Barnes turned out the highly praised publication and he was aiso a co-instructor at Clark County Community College’s course on “Sports Wagering.” Jim not only was one the first guest mentors but his theories resulted in an invitation to speak to the International Gaming convention in Monaco. The only place where “Best of Jim Barnes,” a spiral bound publication, can be found is in the UNLV library and it cannot be checked out. Jim will be re-publishing sections of the “Journal” when this site is re-activated in less than two months. THIS IS THE LOCATION WHERE EVERY SPORTS BETTOR SHOULD START HIS DAY Look for seasonal previews, exclusive ratings and useful handicapping methods
January 2, 2020
Jim Barnes Journal
© James A. Barnes 2019
Oval pigskins will be flying this weekend as college football gets underway tomorrow with two Division-I games and a couple of FCS contests on the board. The third week of the NFL pre-season folly has Cleveland at Tamp