History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

I didn’t bet much in the 1990s.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’d sit at the occasional cruise line, blackjack table, or place a wager with a friend, but at that point in my life, I’d never been to Las Vegas Continue reading History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

ESPN takes on gambling: J-Dub and SportsChump discuss… again

I have these friends, you see?  They work at the local Hard Rock casino and are strategically placed throughout the reservation grounds.  They work at restaurants and bars.  They deal at card tables, working hard for the man at a Continue reading ESPN takes on gambling: J-Dub and SportsChump discuss… again

Successful “reverse jinx” ploy results in mass confusion

“We mock what we don’t understand.” Dan Aykroyd as Austin Millbarge, Spies Like Us, 1985 There seems to be some confusion regarding my recent “Miami Heat future/Derrick White putback/Heat have no chance to win Game Seven” post, so here I Continue reading Successful “reverse jinx” ploy results in mass confusion

Falling for the homecoming hype: How to bet (and not bet) “revenge games”

Sometimes, a little self-ridicule is in order, so here goes nothing… A lot was made of certain players returning to play against their former teams last weekend, thanks to the never-ending, hype machine that is the NFL.  Most of us, Continue reading Falling for the homecoming hype: How to bet (and not bet) “revenge games”

Why never to bet money line favorites on the road in college football

A stocky, young gentleman walked into my bar the other evening, which as you know is always my favorite way to begin a blogpost. (Hey, cut me some slack.  I tend bar for a living.) Hat backwards, shirt untucked, he Continue reading Why never to bet money line favorites on the road in college football

Point-Counterpoint: Calvin Ridley, Gambling, and The NFL’s “Integrity Problem”

As J-Dub and I were rubbing our sticks together trying to make fire, discussing the Brian Flores lawsuit as a potential impetus for change (or not), another black eye hit the NFL.  Don’t worry though, sports fans.  The league office Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: Calvin Ridley, Gambling, and The NFL’s “Integrity Problem”

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

Tales from the Hard Rock, Vol. 6: My cellphone’s newest application and a sportsbook in waiting

I placed a wager yesterday. This wager, however, was different from all other wagers I’d ever placed and I’ve been doing this for the shy side of two decades. As of November 2, 2021, Florida residents such as myself can Continue reading Tales from the Hard Rock, Vol. 6: My cellphone’s newest application and a sportsbook in waiting

2021 Week Six: The Wife Hates Sports Takes on the Lovely and Talented BCole

Remember when Biorhythms became popular in the late 1970s?  They were supposed to be some new-age scientific phenomenon that explained your mood swings.  For example, if you were having a down patch, that was because your biorhythms were low.  If Continue reading 2021 Week Six: The Wife Hates Sports Takes on the Lovely and Talented BCole