What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
We’ve used this movie before in this gambling challenge, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the god-awful live version NBC did a few years back. First of all, there’s the obvious football connection as it starred Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp. But that’s wasn’t the dumbest thing about it. Of course, being made in politically-correct, completely-pussifed America, they filled it it with silly cosmetic changes, the worst being the Mother Superior at the convent Maria comes from being played by a black woman.
That’s just stupidity. The sound of Music is set in Nazi-occupied Austria. Even if the German could find a black nun in Austria in 1940, the minute they did she would be in a cattle car on her way to a camp.
The problem with stupidity is it survives. One of the downfalls of civilization is it eliminated natural selection. Back in our cave-dweller era, we didn’t have to worry about stupidity. The guy who thought he could pet a sabre-tooth tiger…well, nature took care of that. Now, we simply don’t have enough buses for stupid people to walk in front of, and even if we did, we build far too many things to keep the stupid alive.
Given that frightening amount of stupidity, it should surprise anybody that occasionally, stupidity succeeds. That my friends, is what gambling is all about. That also explains last week’s comeback for the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll. In week 10, I lamented the loss of $775. But last week, I made it all back, plus $33. I did it by making stupid bets, and hitting them. Who the hell else puts five Franklins on Pittsburgh on the road and cashes a winner? A lucky idiot.
That means it’s time to do it again…and try not to get hit by the proverbial “bus full of nuns.”
Having said that, let’s get ready to gamble…
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.
Maryland at Ohio State (-42.5) O/U 64 $50 Over
J-Dub’s Payday of the Week:
Louisiana State at Alabama (-6.5) O/U 65
$250 Louisiana State, $250 Over
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