About the Author

Kris Johnson

With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled The Endgame.

Behind the Scenes at North Carolina’s Newest Retail Sportsbook

September 8, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC — North Carolina sports bettors have another legal sports betting option to enjoy now that Two Kings Casino’s retail sportsbook is open in time for the NFL season. Catawba Nation’s Two Kings Casino is live as of Sept. 7 and provides easy access from Charlotte along the I-85 corridor. Residents of North […]

Best 5 Seasons in NC State Football History

August 25, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina State’s football history includes several strong seasons, but the Wolfpack were never better than under the direction of QB Philip Rivers in 2002. Here are the best five seasons in program history. NC State Football’s Five Best Seasons 1. 2002 (11-3 overall, 5-3 ACC) Philip Rivers is the most decorated player in NC […]

Best 5 Seasons in UNC Football History

August 24, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

I moved to Charlotte, in 1997 and was fortunate to witness the best football season in the University of North Carolina’s program history. In the years that followed, I met a UNC graduate and married her. That was when the real indoctrination to all things baby blue began in earnest.  Basketball, of course, is king […]

Top 5 Players in Wake Forest Football History

August 22, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Wake Forest has had some talented college football players dating back to legendary QB Norm Snead in the 1950’s. We’ve scoured the record books to come up with the top 5 football players in program history. Last season, Wake Forest finished 11-3 and qualified for the ACC Championship game. The Demon Deacons lost, but they […]

Top 5 Football Players in NC State History

August 18, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina State is known more for its basketball success over the years, but there have been some legendary football players for the Wolfpack. Our list of NC State’s five greatest football players begins and ends with a quarterback. Read on to see who makes the cut between these QB bookends. North Carolina sports bettors […]

ACC Championship Odds: Clemson’s the Betting Favorite

August 15, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Betting odds on the 2022 ACC football champion are available at sportsbooks including BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel. Clemson is the -125 betting favorite at DraftKings. At those odds, the Tigers have an implied probability of 55.56% of capturing this year’s ACC football title. DraftKings Odds on 2022 ACC Football Champion Can UNC bounce back?: North […]

Carolina Panthers Odds to Win the NFC South

August 11, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Betting odds on the Carolina Panthers to win the NFC South division title are available at sportsbooks including BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel. The Panthers acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns in early July. Mayfield is competing with Sam Darnold for the starting QB position. The Panthers will host the Browns at Bank of […]

Lack of North Carolina Sports Betting Puts Teams at Competitive Disadvantage

August 10, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina sports betting is on hold until 2023, and the state’s professional sports teams are ramping up efforts to make legalization a reality next year. Teams including the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes are upping the pressure on politicians and “explaining to key lawmakers that failure to act could punish their bottom lines and their ability […]

Top 5 Players in Charlotte Hornets History

August 9, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

The NBA’s all-time greatest player owns the Charlotte Hornets, but the team has still yet to make an appearance in the NBA Finals.  When it comes to these lists, you can argue many points, but nobody was better than Michael Jordan on the professional hardwood. Jordan has simply not been able to replicate his success […]

Top 5 Players in Carolina Hurricanes History

August 8, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

We’re writing this piece for all the “Caniacs” that are already jonesing for hockey in August. What’s more fun than creating a list of the five best players in franchise history? Watching the Carolina Hurricanes move up Stanley Cup odds boards at sports betting apps including DraftKings and FanDuel. That’s exactly what the Canes have […]