The Sharp Plays Summer Planning

It’s a pretty slow Monday with action, so I figured I would take the time to break down my plans for the summer. I will do my best to be succinct.

As is the case every summer, I schedule updates to my software and systems for the upcoming football season. There are usually one or two periods for a few days each and then one period lasting 7-10 days right before the start of the football season to bring everything together. For this coming summer the first period is slated for June 29th through July 2nd and then the final period is slated for August 2nd through the 10th. The programmers have advised me they only expect to need two sessions this year. Last year had a bunch of changes to launch TSP Live Analytics so that’s why it took three sessions. As of now…just two update periods are planned. What happens during these periods?

  1. TSP Live will be completely unaffected. As I do every summer during these periods I move TSP Live to a backup system when the main system is being updated. The TSP Live Bulletin Board, Oddsmaker’s Report and Hermes (which comprise the entirety of TSP Live content) will be unaffected and operate as normal.
  2. During both periods I will be testing a slightly new format for TSP Daily Briefing. I would like to test out some robots for delivering content like early buying and the daily strategy and wagering information. I will have more details as we get closer. I am excited to see how this test works out.
  3. All records, content logs and the TSP Index will be offline and not updated during the above periods. On July 5th and August 11th any content that occurred during these periods will be updated within the records/logs/Index. Why July 5th if the first update period ends on July 2nd? Given it will be the 4th of July weekend I don’t feel like doing a ton of clerical work in the bunker on Sunday the 3rd. Then Monday is the 4th…so Tuesday sounds good to me!
  4. What about non-TSP Live content during these periods? Not just for these periods but for much of the summer I will be relying a lot on robots to deliver content to both Twitter and Telegram with me watching over the whole process as it happens. By putting the robots at the front it allows me to test the robots and to cover more areas of content. I will be doing a bunch of updates to the robots in advance of football and it will be a great way for me to test them out. Once again as I said today in TSP Daily Briefing…if you are worried about missing content because some goes only to Telegram and some only to Twitter…there is a very easy fix. Subscribe to both the Twitter clone Telegram channel ( and the TSP Sports Telegram channel ( If you like trading the financial markets there is also the TSP Trading channel ( At that point all you need is the Telegram app and everything will flow through there.

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Thanks for your understanding and patience as I work to prepare The Sharp Plays for another AWESOME football season of content! Good luck in your action and thank you for your support!!