Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering Continue reading

Aces, unders and great, big balls of steel

If you’ve been reading this website at all this football season, you’ve heard me complain (for far too long unfortunately) about how my wagers are a river of darkness… a big, steamy, sewage-filled river of darkness. I think I had Continue reading

Week Two results, Week Three Lines and Why We’re All Still Losers

Five guys walk into a Las Vegas casino.  They’ve arrived in Sin City only hours ago.  They have unpacked their bags, showered, put on their best attire and hit the strip for what promises to be a wild night out Continue reading

The best pass Lamar Odom ever received

Something rather odd happened lately. In fact, dare I say that in this day and age of social media nitpicking at the superstar’s lifestyle, pretty much the exact opposite happened than what I thought would happen in this whole Lamar Continue reading

NFL Week Eight Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Lisa Horne

I received a very cordial letter from the President and CEO of Caesar’s Palace this week.  It went a little something like this. Dear Mr. Humpherys Please accept this letter as a formal invitation to visit our famous and elegant Continue reading

A house party I’d rather not attend

I recently celebrated a birthday.  Somewhat surprisingly Johnny Manziel did not attend the festivities.  Apparently he didn’t get the memo. There was once a time where many of us reveled in the opportunity to meet famous people.  Some of us Continue reading

Book review: Trading Bases by Joe Peta

“Nothing about playing table games in a casino is anything other than gambling as entertainment.  On the other hand, risking money while possessing an edge, and while exercising prudent risk management, makes someone a trader.”

An NFL season review, how Las Vegas was wrong and the crowning of a new champion

Another regular NFL season has regrettably come to a close, bringing us plenty of surprises that nobody saw coming back in September.