What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
In the 1967 film The Graduate, legendary character actor Murray Hamilton dishes out some career advice. While I’m not sure if his sage words would carry over to the world of gambling, but I do know that last week we made enough cash to fill up any debit card made of “Plastics.”
Part of that windfall came in hitting my “Payday of the Week.” While I live in Indiana, on a recent vacation I stayed at an upscale hotel in Cincinnati called The Graduate. Located near the campus of the University of Cincinnati, this is an old luxury hotel which was known as the King’s Gate which was refurbished with a fun local feel. Not to get all “vacation slide show” on you, but when I saw a sumptuous line on Cincinnati at Indiana, I figured that had to be kismet.
After all, how can you not feel good about a place with a “WKRP” theme, “Bootsy” Collins wallpaper and craft beer to match, all to wash down sandwiches wider than my offensive-lineman sized shoulders.from a nearby shop? Not to mention, I’ve got a pretty damn good Cincinnati Bearcat squad up against what I believed to be an over-rated Indiana Hoosier side. Coupled with my all-time favorite John Hiatt song, how could I miss?
The bottom line is the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll cashed in last week to the tune of $1,055; making the season total $5,950, up from the original $5K.
By the way…don’t forget this hotel also was chock full of Star Wars stuff, which after last week’s edition could only mean “The Force” was with me. Only time will tell if I’m off to gambling graduate school, or if I’m to be relegated to the ranks of the remedial…..
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.
If you think you have a gambling problem, go find the 800 number on your own. I’m not a goddamn public service announcement.
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…
Illinois at Purdue (-10) O/U 59.5 $25 Illinois, $25 Under
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 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Southern Mississippi at Alabama (-46) O/U 61.5 $50 Over
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.”
UCLA (-3.5) at Stanford O/U 58.5 $250 UCLA
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