Tales from the Hard Rock, Vol. 5: The high hand and the jinx

I visited my local Hard Rock the other night a little earlier than normal. Some friends and I were slated to play some golf that afternoon but as anyone who lives in the immediate Tampa Bay area will tell you, Continue reading

Hooper: A Long-awaited, Better Late Than Never Dubsism Blog-A-Thon review

Burt Reynolds passed away last year. I thought about writing a proper tribute when it happened but I figured I’d leave that to the super fans. Growing up, I wouldn’t necessarily say I was a huge Burt Reynolds fan. That Continue reading

Breaking up is hard to do: The Ezekiel Elliott Edition

In 1993, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith held out. He was unhappy with his contractual arrangement with the team that drafted him, the Dallas Cowboys. Entering his fourth year as one of the NFL’s most promising young backs, Continue reading

Track Wagering for Dummies (This Dummy) and the End of an Era in St. Petersburg

Seasoned gamblers (and animal activists) may want to turn the page for the following story might just break your heart, or at a minimum have you ready to throw tomatoes and/or a little wagering wisdom at the writer in question. Continue reading

The United Nations Has Officially Lost Their Minds

I once thought I wanted to work for the United Nations.  Or perhaps even the State Department or CIA. Many moons ago, I received multiple degrees in political science and international studies from the University of Florida. I had passed Continue reading

Finding a Happy Middle: An Invaluable Lesson in Advanced Sports Wagering

Someone involved in professional sports will lose their job Tuesday morning and I’m not referring to those on Golden State medical staff who cleared Kevin Durant to play. Lost in all the talk of the Warriors staying alive, Kevin Durant’s Continue reading

Talking out a wager: Your NBA Finals Game Three Edition

In need of a friend, my long-term gambling partner in crime, Croshere, and I decided to get together for a night out on the town and an analytical viewing of the overhyped yet still somehow underhyped NBA Finals Game Three.  Continue reading