What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
There was a medieval saying which went something like “when the king is angry, let there be bandages.” This was particularly true of those “rule through divine right” monarchs who tended to rule through sheer brutality…because theirs was the “Will of God.”
While this isn’t the Middle Ages, there are certain places where those sorts of monarchies still exist. Somewhere on a mountain top above the clouds sit the gods of gambling. In the service of those deities lie the bookies, the vessels “divine right” through which the wrath of the gods is dispensed.
Last week, the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll took a hefty dose of wrath. The gods thundered down from Mount Over-under-lympus, and through their “bookie” gambling kings used the dreaded “hook” to disembowel the bankroll to the tune of an $895 loss.
One never really knows what draws the divine wrath; one just makes sure there are bandages for when those times come. But what we do know is where the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll stands now…at $5,522 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 ask me about the Boilermakers, so I might as well bet on them…
Purdue is idle this week.
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 Auburn Tigers
Auburn is idle this week.
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.”
West Virginia at Texas (-6.5) O/U 54
$250 Texas, $250 Over
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