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Sunday – Gambling Day!

I love football. Especially pro football. Why? One word: gambling! And I’m not alone. Betting on football is officially a cultural phenomenon, and it’s undoubtedly the reason why the NFL is our new national pastime. Sure the games and drama are great, but NOTHING, and I do mean nothing, says lovin’ like meaningless touchdowns late to cover the spread!

Of course, it’s not all fun and games. When your team recovers a fumble on the 2 yard line with 1:30 remaining and they only need one lousy point to cover the spread, it doesn’t sit too well when the coach decides to take a knee. This would be the appropriate time to stand up and cuss out the TV.

Anyway, why the hell am I talking about all this? Every year, I enter a fantasy football pool where a few of us pick games against the spread, and at the end of the season, somebody takes home a fairly decent paycheck. The past 6 years, I’ve finished in the top 3, and last year, I was the runaway champ. This season, however, has been different, primarily because I have SUCKED. Starting new websites, moving into a new house, and life in general are crushing my desire to study the league like I have in years past, so at least there’s a reason for the suckage.

My performance has been so poor that I’ve decided to do something to spruce up the excitement. This week, I’m going live with my picks and shamelessly putting the goods out there for all to see. Maybe by the end of this, I’ll have to change my name to John Anthony.

Well, if I make a stunning comeback this season, it’ll all be documented here. Feel free to rip my picks in the comments – odds are, most of em are wrong anyway! MAYBE :)

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Chris November 20, 2005

For the record, last week I only got *3* games right. That’s right, 3 games. Out of 13. At this point, I think a retarded chicken could peck out a better record than I could, but that’s beside the point.

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Chris November 20, 2005

Okay, so we’re just past halftime of most of the 1 o’clock games, and I.AM.GETTING.CRUSHED.

My 7 point pick, the Giants, are holding their own, and Tampa’s making me proud in Atlanta. Sadly, that’s most of the good news.

Ursine beats feline, or at least the Bears are killing the Panthers. I’m getting BANGED on that one because I had 5 points on Carolina. Brutal.

And Oakland against Washington? Apparently Washington’s defense decided to show up after taking last week off.

Oh, and Jacksonville is getting beat by the Titans, who couldn’t beat anybody. Until I put 3 points against them.

Maybe things will change in the second half. I’ll keep you posted. I get the feeling that nobody’s reading this, so I guess I’ll keep ME posted.

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Chris November 20, 2005

With a late touchdown, Tennessee stuck the dick in me for good. Carolina got crushed, too, so I lost my 5 point bet there. Critical.

I managed to get my 7 point bet and also two 3 pointers, but when you’re coming from behind, that’s not gonna git r dun.

The rest of my games are virtually meaningless one-pointers…but maybe my opponents will lose their money picks. We’ll see.

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Chris November 20, 2005

Okay, so here’s the synopsis for the main set of today’s games: 7-7 against the spread. Translation: I lose money in Vegas.

The guy in first place in my pool scored 22 to my 17, so I’m getting drilled there, too. Welp, looks like I’m off to get some Vaseline!

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tfro November 21, 2005

Ok dude, you can’t comment on your own shit. The web doesn’t like that.

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Hoot and/or Holler

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