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This week’s theme is rather simple. “Lady Luck” is the ersatz patron saint of gambling, and the Kentucky Wildcats are making their third straight appearance as part of the “Payday of the Week.” You can’t tell me that getting such an odd combination surprises you coming from the blog which routinely mixes sports and movies. Besides, this theme also allows me to mention another strange mash-up…1970s metal legends Deep Purple doing a song made famous by Neil Diamond.
Picture it now…my living room with college football on the big screen and the dulcet tones of Deep Purple replacing the banality of the broadcast booth. The only question is by the end of the day…will the music be celebratory or drowning out some Kentucky bourbon-fueled sorrow-drowning.
Only Lady Luck knows.
But what we do know is where the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bank-roll stands now…at $6,417 on the season so far from the original 5K.
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 for one over-arching reason.
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; they are of no use to me. 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…
Since I live in the heart of Big Ten country, almost literally in the shadow of Ross-Ade stadium, those around me who know I’m a gambler will invariably aske me about the Boilermakers, so I might as well bet on them…
Purdue (-7) at Illinois O/U 58.5
We went back to the very first college football game in 1869, and the premise is simple…you’re the champ until somebody beats you. The current champion is the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Louisiana State (-3) at Auburn O/U 65
$250 Louisiana State
It’s like the game says…the idea is to hang on to your cash. That means this is the “big play” of the week; the one that should make today “Payday.”
Georgia (-13.5) at Kentucky O/U 41.5
$500 Georgia, $500 Over
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