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 Three Results, Week Four Lines and Why Not to Believe the Hype

It’s times like these where I have to convince myself I know something about football.  I try, I really do, but these first three weeks have been a jagged little pill to swallow.  Just ask my bookie. Welcome to your Continue reading

Coaches, Comebacks and Crashes: Just Another Opening Week in the NFL

What a wild weekend it was.  After a hot, first week picking college football games with Zen-like precision, my Week One NFL wagers were horribly ill-advised.  Were it not for a few lucky college parlays, I’d currently be standing on Continue reading

Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets

Excuse me while I get this off my chest.  I just need to get my money’s worth after a season of horribly, ill-advised wagering.  We’ll get to that in a bit. By no means am I a Houston Rockets fan.  Continue reading

College Basketball Favorites Likely to Disappoint this March Madness

March Madness is almost among us – we’re seeing some teams really stepping things up as the ultimate playoff is creeping up on us, and some teams are starting to drop off. Typically, for some teams it’s easy to see Continue reading

Another football season in the books, an underdog story and two brand new contest winners

It was a tough year for picking football games.  Just ask my friend, Kevin Paul.  ZING!!! But I’m not here to gloat about my impressive forecasting abilities.  That would be in bad form, say I as I raise my hands Continue reading

Kickers and pleasers: Just another Sunday wagering on professional football

Ah, the never-ending joy of wagering on the NFL. One thing many people overlook about the sustained success of both college and professional football is not only the excitement and unpredictability the sport brings and the gladiator-like nature of the Continue reading

Debunking fantasy football’s ‘skill game’ defense: A follow-up to wagering the war on waging

“It’s a skill game, Jo.” -Matt Damon in Rounders I’ve been hearing this word a lot lately when it comes to shutting down online fantasy football gambling. Skill. When I think of skill, I think of an athlete who does Continue reading

The agony of the winning wager never placed

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading