What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
If you don’t remember the 1980s, then you have no recollection of People Express, Launched by a former airline executive, this was the original “discount” American airline. This was the origin of the term “no frills,” and many People Express innovations (such as fees for checked bags) live on today.
But the real attraction of this airline was it’s cheap fares. You would be happy to cough up three bucks for a fare less than half what the other carriers charged. That’s really what this week’s gambling piece is all about…no frills. No pithy commentary, no free in-flight meal, and everything is cash up-front.
So, before we get this week’s play’s, last week saw the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll pick-up $393 for a season total of $6.355. That means I should be able to check a few extra bags, unless I meet the same fate as People Express…bankruptcy.
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…
Purdue at Minnesota (-12.5) O/U 52 $50 Purdue, $50 Under
Introduced by our own guest columnist King George VI (the grandfather of the current King Charles III), this feature is all about the line of the week that’s so outrageous it’s almost as crazy as we Americans find the idea of a monarch.
Rutgers at Ohio State (-49.5) O/U 59.5 $25 Over
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 Oregon Ducks
Stanford at Oregon (-17) O/U 63.5 $150 Oregon
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.”
Washington (-3) at UCLA O/U 66 $250 Washington
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