Erin Rynning’s Handicapping Experience and Achievements:
Erin Rynning, ER, is a Wisconsin native who has always had a knack for picking winners. His earliest childhood memories are of reading Cooper Rollow’s column in the Chicago Tribune with his father and comparing his own picks to their picks.
Establishing himself as a full-time, professional handicapper in 2000 by founding ER Sports, Erin Rynning gained a lot attention from the sports-betting industry when he finished in the money at the prestigious Hilton Superbook Sports Handicapping Contest. Adding to Erin’s sports handicapping achievements, ER beat 16 professional handicappers to win the 2006 Leroy's $100K "Money Talks" Invitational. He has also had numerous top five finishes in both college and pro football, basketball, and MLB at the Sports Monitor in Oklahoma City, including a No. 1 finish in college football in 2001 where ER finished at nearly 70% against the spread.
Erin Rynning’s expert insight and analysis has brought ER recognition as a sports-betting expert on numerous local sports talk shows nationwide. Because of ER’s extensive sports wagering knowledge, Erin was selected over Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who the movie “Casino” was based on, as WGN Sports Central’s handicapper of choice. He can also be heard daily on the Sports Memo Radio Show.
Erin Rynning’s Favorite Handicapping Tool at Sportsmemo.com:
Erin Rynning’s handicapping tool of choice at Sportsmemo.com is the Sports Memo Radio Show. Broadcast daily on Fox Sports 920 in Las Vegas and streamed live at Sportsmemo.com, the Sports Memo Radio Show provides unmatched sports-betting insight and information for every game on the board.
Erin Rynning’s Top Pick of Sports to Handicap:
Erin Rynning is passionate when it comes to sports handicapping, especially when it comes to the Big 3-football, basketball and baseball.
Erin Rynning’s Blogs:
When it comes to writing blogs, Erin Rynning prefers to focus on sports gaming related topics that are relevant to sports handicapping.
Erin Rynning’s Favorite Sports Writers:
Erin Rynning, like most of the Sports Memo handicappers, finds the most value from reading local beat writers. Ted Miller of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer really stands out among knowledgeable sports writers in ER’s opinion. Erin also mentions John Hollinger of ESPN as noteworthy as well.
Erin Rynning’s Picks for Sharp Announcers:
Erin Rynning typically prefers to watch the games with the sound off, but when it comes to the MLB, he enjoys learning more about the pitching aspect of the game through the minds of Steve Stone, Al Leiter and Orel Hershiser.
Erin Rynning’s Handicapping System:
Erin Rynning approaches sports handicapping as an art form and does not subscribe to using a particular system. ER reads and watches as much as humanly possible in pursuit of getting a ‘feel’ for every team. Erin Rynning then makes his own call on the value of each team, evaluating them based on whether or not Erin views them as overvalued or undervalued in the current marketplace. The most accurate assessment of ER’s sports handicapping style is to say that it is proactive in nature based on extensive research.
Erin Rynning Reliving The Good ‘Ole Days:
With so many great sports betting memories, Erin Rynning had a tough time narrowing it down to just one moment, but here is ER’s top pick:
“When I was in college, I had a friend visiting who was known to make a few wagers on my sports-betting advice. I started the weekend going 5-0 with my picks on Saturday, but my friend was reluctant to take my advice. On Sunday I was 3-0 with my early picks and 2-0 with my picks for the afternoon games. Still, my friend didn’t want to take advantage of my handicapping advice, while my other friends who had taken my sports-betting advice were extremely happy.
“My last big play was on the Sunday night game. It was another strong play, so I asked my friend if he wanted to get in on the action and this time he said yes. He wanted to bet the opposite of my pick because he said there was no way I would go 11-0 for the weekend with my picks. Needless to say, he was wrong.”
Erin Rynning’s Game Day Ritual:
Erin Rynning tries really hard to not be a superstitious person, but ER has been known to wear a lucky hat from time to time.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People-Erin Rynning’s Worst Beat of the Year:
Erin Rynning recalls his worst handicapping beat of the year:
Sunday, November 27, 2005:“Make that a double-I had two games +3.5 being played at virtually the same time. Both were leading late in the 4th quarter, in fact, one game was 27-17 with 40 seconds left. They both go into overtime and a rare touchdown is scored by both opponents. I lost both games and felt like I was kicked in the stomach, not once, but twice.”
Erin Rynning’s Vote For Sports Analyst Who Should be Voted Off The Island:
Erin Rynning struggled with this question because ER wanted more than one vote. Narrowing it down to his top pick, Erin Rynning’s selection for sportscaster who should be voted off the island is none other than Dick Vitale.
Erin Rynning on Betting on Elite Teams:
Erin Rynning tends to stay away from the very elite teams in any sport, but ER doesn’t always ‘go against’ them. Erin advises that when valid, sound reasoning is found ‘fading’ these teams will often be rewarded with an extra point or two of value.