Best Of 2006

Best Pigskin
Prognosticator: Phil Steele

Westlake's Northcoast Sports Service has been hawking top-shelf pigskin intel to thousands of bettors for nearly a quarter-century, and for good reason -- for the last seven years, the annual Phil Steele's College Football Preview has pancaked competing tip sheets. Written almost entirely by Steele himself, it's done in eye-numbing detail: teensy type, most of it stats, and enough arcane abbreviations to require a key. But Steele alone picked Ohio State and LSU to win their conference titles during their most recent runs.