50 Dime - Cincinnati-Jacksonville Under - Loss
75 Dime - Green Bay Packers - Win
75 Dime - Tulane - Loss
75 Dime - New Mexico State - Loss
50 Dime - Seattle-Dallas Under - Loss
50 Dime - Colorado State (CB) - Win
40 Dime - Miami-Florida (CB) - Loss
50 Dime - Chicago-Minnesota Under - Win
75 Dime - Houston Texans - Loss
100 Dime - N.C. State - Win
100 Dime - Oregon - Win
75 Dime - Detroit Lions - Loss
60 Dime - Creighton (CB) - Win
50 Dime - Tennessee (CB) - Loss
50 Dime - Philadelphia Eagles - Win
100 Dime - Miami Dolphins - Loss
100 Dime - West Virginia - Win
50 Dime - South Florida - Loss
75 Dime - Baltimore Ravens - Win
50 Dime - Miami-Ohio - Win
50 Dime - Bowling Green - Win
50 Dime - Denver-Buffalo Under - Win
75 Dime - Pittsburgh Steelers - Win
75 Dime - Oklahoma State - Loss
50 Dime - Carolina-Chicago Under - Win
40 Dime - Kent State - Loss
40 Dime - Central Michigan (-130) - Loss
50 Dime - N.Y. Jets (-130) - Loss
100 Dime - Cincinnati Bengals - Win
100 Dime - Oklahoma State - Win
50 Dime - Wyoming - Win
75 Dime - Steelers - Win
50 Dime - Bowling Green - Loss
50 Dime - Toledo - Win
60 Dime - Detroit Lions - Win
75 Dime - Houston Texans (-130) - Loss
75 Dime - Arizona - Win
40 Dime - Rangers (RL +125) - Loss
75 Dime - Bills - Loss
50 Dime - Detroit Pistons - Win
50 Dime - New Mexico State - Win
Rick Torino's Rating System
Pretty simple really. Like many others on this site I like the "dime" rating system. It's easy to understand and it puts plays in perspective.
The high point of the scale is a 100-dime release. Obviously they don't come along every single day. My goal (and the goal of any self-respective handicapper) is to make money over the long haul, consistently churning out a profit. It's all about management from a financial perspective.
When I'm releasing 50- or 75-dime plays they aren't to be ignored. Instead, their strength has to be considered relative to what type of roll I'm on at that moment and the size of my bankroll heading into the contest. Never lose sight of the fact that it's all perspective when it comes to rating plays.
Who is Rick Torino?
Sports and gambling; they go hand-in-hand.
I played them all growing up. I covered them all as a journalist. I've bet them all as a gambler.
I bring a unique perspective to being a handicapper: I was a College & Pro Football Editor at a national sports wire service for nearly 10 years. I coordinated all of our draft coverage for a decade, but my responsibilities didn't end when the season did. I also used my sources and contacts to compile the injury reports (for all sports) that sportsbooks in Vegas and bookmakers everywhere relied on in the days before leagues and teams were so forthcoming with such info.
This is the first time I've made my plays available anywhere. And this is the ONLY place you'll find them. Just one play a day.