The 2013-14 season will be Tom’s 30th in the industry. After parting with baseball in college, Tom returned to the Midwest and took a job with one of the largest Sports Services in the nation and never looked back. He spent 12 years fine tuning the art of picking pointspread winners and learned from some of the greatest handicappers. In 1996, Tom finally released his first set of plays to the public and has been a force ever since.
Tom’s first season as a professional handicapper back in ’96 produced a respectable 73-46 ATS football record. The success continued from there. In 2000 and 2001, Tom became the only handicapper to win back-to-back No. 1 titles in College Football as documented by the Sports Monitor of Oklahoma City, OK. Since turning pro, Tom has registered over 50 Top 12 finishes over the past 17 seasons in all sports combined. Tom was also the featured NFL guest handicapper for three years on WTAM radio in Cleveland, Ohio and is the editor of one of the best football newsletters in the industry – The Pre-Game Report.
Tom likes to have the perfect blend of emotional, statistical and technical support to back up his investments. Twenty-nine years of experience has taught Tom to dot every “I” and cross every “t” and never leave a stone unturned when in pursuit of a winning selection. Back in the early ‘90s, Tom helped assemble one of the most powerful football and basketball databases in the industry and he uses this incredible tool daily as a part of his handicapping arsenal. The Buckeye Database and Tom were both featured in an article in the December 13th, 2010 issue of ESPN the Magazine. After running years of searches and queries, Tom has put together one of the strongest system books in the nation carrying over 100 situations that all hold ATS records topping the 90 percent plateau.
Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest football coaches ever, once said, “The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.” No one burns the midnight oil more than Tom and his dedicated work ethic keeps him one step ahead of the competition.