What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
At first, one mighty think this is all about the up and down nature of gambling. One week you’re riding high; the next you’re reaching up to touch the gutter. At first, you’d be right. But to really understand why gambling is the proverbial “bitch goddess,” you really have to look at the mercurial nature of gamblers themselves.
In the movie “Two For The Seesaw,” Robert Mitchum’s character “Jerry Ryan” shares many traits with a gambler, namely he thinks that leaving his wife and starting over in a new city are all he needs to re-boot his life. But he is completely mistaken because eventually he figures the common denominator between the issues which led him to flee from his own life and the ones he’s noticing cropping up in his new one have a common denominator…him.
To see the correlation, just look at all my denouncing of the Pac-12 as the “Fredo Corleone” of college football. You would think that would mean I would quit playing those games…but I don’t. What that means is what could have been an astronomical week was only pretty damn good. In other words, the seesaw is back up this week despite Fredo’s bet efforts; the J-Dub-Gambliong Challenge Bankroll saw a net profit of $425, leaving the season total at $5, 443.
Given the up and down nature inherent in a see-saw…let’s get ready to gamble.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER (mandated by our very own Small Town Pizza Lawyer):
Thanks to the Supreme Court, gambling is no longer illegal at Bushwood, sir. However, the Supreme Court can’t really help me unless one of them is willing to keep Mrs. J-Dub from braining me with a cast-iron skillet if she found out how many dimes I’m dropping on college football. That means that as far as she knows, all wagers are mythical in nature and this is in no way, shape, or form a gambling advice column. In other words, if you lose your own “real” money, that’s nobody’s fault but yours, so don’t yell at me when we meet at the plasma center on Monday.
Having said that, let’s get ready to gamble…
The Dubsism College Football Heavyweight Champ Bet:
Ohio State Idle
J-Dub’s Payday of the Week:
Virginia at Miami (FL) (-2) O/U 45
$300 Miami (FL)
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Considering my beloved Gators are nearly two touchdown underdogs this week, I had this conversation with my boys the other day.
Are there any other college venues other than Death Valley where the betting line is swayed depending on the time of day the game is played?
I couldn’t think of many.
Is this a function of how long the fans have to pound liquor? If so, the B1G Ten is very underrated in this category.