What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
It may not be something which immediately springs to mind, but since this page is where sports and classic film tend to intersect, it’s time for another of my odd comparisons between the two. Unless you’re a gambler, you usually don’t think about just how much wagering really goes on out there. Likewise if you’re a film fan, you don’t really realize how many movies about submarines there are. I wrote about one of the most famous for a blog-a-thon about movies at sea a while back. But once you start recalling them, you quickly there might very well actually be 20,000 movies which take place 20,000 leagues under the sea.
One of the biggest tropes in submarine flicks is the captain looking through the periscope peering around for enemy ships and/or potential targets. That’s the metaphor for this week; the tiniest part of the boat being above water. Despite the fact I tanked on yet another “Payday of the Week,” I cashed winners on 8 out of 10 plays to bring the total to date to $5,074.
In other words, the J-Dub Gambling Challenge Bankroll is now 74 bucks above water from the original 5K. That may not sound like much, but given the fact that so much of the action so far this season has been “below the radar” since nobody really had spring ball, any real practices to speak of, and the completely unpredictable effect of virus testing on a team’s roster…well, I’ll take anything which means not heading for the bottom of the briny blue.
Things go up a notch this week when whale of college football known as the Southeastern Conference returns to action. Granted, they have all the uncertainties as anybody else; the fact I’m above water now gives no guarantee the hull-shattering torpedo isn’t coming. That’s why they call it “gambling.” But even the most ardent college football feels a bit more familiar with the LSUs and Alabamas of the world rather than North Texas and Middle Tennessee State.
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…
As the current champion is Ohio State, and as of this writing the B1G Ten is saying they will begin begin play on October 23rd…well, this feature will just have to wait.
J-Dub’s Payday of the Week:
North Carolina State at Virginia Tech (-7) O/U 58.5
$250 Virginia Tech
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