Unimaginable underdog parlay undoes Doctor Milhouse

There is a scene near the end of My Cousin Vinny that recently drew uncanny comparison to real live events, so much so that I thought I’d been planted smack dab in the movie set courtroom, with an awkward Joe Continue reading Unimaginable underdog parlay undoes Doctor Milhouse

Spotty Coverage, 66-Yard Field Goals, Missed Four-Teamers and My New Favorite Underdog: In Other Words, Just Another Weekend of Glorious Football

As you all know, Dr. Milhouse and I have a gambling problem… although as any seasoned gambler will tell you, it’s not the gambling that’s the problem, it’s the losing. Fortunately, we didn’t do too much of that this weekend.  Continue reading Spotty Coverage, 66-Yard Field Goals, Missed Four-Teamers and My New Favorite Underdog: In Other Words, Just Another Weekend of Glorious Football

2021 Week 3: The Wife Hates SportsChump and Dr. Milhouse boards the Edmund Fitzgerald

As we continue onward with this weekly exercise, I want to be very clear about what we’re doing.  Yes, this is a competition between me, our celebrity guests and that guy named Kevin who runs that other website.  However, it Continue reading 2021 Week 3: The Wife Hates SportsChump and Dr. Milhouse boards the Edmund Fitzgerald

Twitter fights and bar brawls: A tale of friends and elections

Two very dear, very close and very intelligent friends of mine have apparently started internet warfare with celebrities of the 1980s… and it’s getting ugly.  I’m talking big hair, mullet-sporting, parachute pants kind of ugly. In our current state of Continue reading Twitter fights and bar brawls: A tale of friends and elections

Brewers-Nationals: When losing a wager pales in comparison to reality

I hit up Milhouse for my usual wagers of the day. Since I liked the Rays to beat the A’s and the Brewers to beat the Nationals in Major League Baseball’s two wild card play-off games, a two-team parlay was Continue reading Brewers-Nationals: When losing a wager pales in comparison to reality

Hunches in bunches

Gamblers love a good hunch.  Considering I’m a gambler, by the associative property of hopefully successful wagering, I also love a good hunch. Perhaps my favorite hunch of all-time came many moons ago on one of my annual, drug-induced visits Continue reading Hunches in bunches

The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

Strong advice from the strangest places: A hunch-punch lesson in life… and golf futures

As you all know, I tend bar for a living.  I’m also a bit of a sports fan, hence the website you’re currently reading. Part of being a good bartender is the ability to strike up conversation with your customers, Continue reading Strong advice from the strangest places: A hunch-punch lesson in life… and golf futures