Summer of Ross Comes To An End

Posted on May 31, 2011

You can only sit around and eat cheese in your underwear for so long. Then even that paradise gets old. I have been able to spend the last year and eight months without a 9 to 5 gig. I was part of a company that sold and as a result it afforded me this time to spend with my family, lose eighty pounds, and generally hit the restart button on my life. Back in late February I started to think about what I wanted to do going forward. What would phase two look like for me? Did I want to get involved with another company in the same industry that I was in? Did I want to go back to school and get a Masters in English? Did I want to teach? While thinking about it and still having some time, I started this website. I remembered while working, over ten years ago, spending a hour or so a week sending out an email with some sports betting picks on football. The picks were based on some office pool thing I was in and it was fun to give my opinion while cracking a few jokes at the expense of some NFL players and other cities. Work got busy so I stopped after about a year. I always like to write, I graduated an English major in college, thanks to my father. I called him first semester freashman year as a business major at the time and told him how much I hated the Business 101 class I was in, and that I was looking at a C grade at best. He then gave me the best advice I could have ever gotten. He said “Ross, what you do in these next four years will have no bearing on what you do the rest of your life, so pick a major your like and get a degree”. I liked to read books and write papers, so English it was. He was proved even more correct when I graduated and spent the next 15 years doing nothing related to being an English major. But now here I am. At the dreaded “crossroads”. I want to keep doing this and I enjoy it very much. Sports has been a passion of mine my entire life. I like to watch it, write about it, and yes, even lay a wager or two on it. But as my wife says, and I have known for some time now; “this thing isn’t exactly paying the bills”. So where do I go from here? How can I keep doing this and get into phase two of my life/carrer? I am not sure at this point, but I know I need to work on it. I know I need a better website, I know my writing is crude and riddled with errors somtimes. I am starting to reealise that if I want to reach a larger audience I need help. Help in the form of writing for a better platform then I can provide. I think I need to try and make this passion work somewhere else. I know what I want to do with my life now, I just have to fiqure out how to get there. So suggestions are welcome as are all job offers, of course. Going forward entries are going to be sparse. No longer will I have a dailiy entry as I am going to focus on a job search effort. I will try to make the lowly sum I have continue on and grow by making sporatic bets, starting with this one:

Boston Bruins To Win The Stanley Cup vs. Vancover Canucks ($200 to win $350)
If you have read this site in the past two months, it has been quite a saga with me and this team, and even this sport. But I must say I am a convert, I really see the merits, the skill, the stratagy as I never have before. The physical play of the Bruins beats this team up into a game seven of epic proportions. The Canucks can skate and score, and they will do plenty of both in this series, but by the final game they will wear them down, have then looking over their shoulders and seeing shadows that exisist in the minds eye only. I am spending my last $200 on this and just going to sit back and watch. Is this a heart bet or a head bet? I think you can guess on that one, because when you have come this far, learned this much, and put in the time, routing for cash leaves you a little hollow, regardless of who wins.

News & Notes

- The funtionality of this site is in bad shape, but as you have read above, it’s really not a big concern of mine. I think I am unable to move content to the Archive page anymore because I have filled it up or reached some limit. The help avalible is pretty bad ,but again who cares.

- This is no joke. I am looking to continue writing and activly in job search mode. Feel free to contact me either in the Contact or Blog Pages.

- I will update from time to time especially on this Bruins series, but not daily. The site has grown into somthing I can honesly say I never thought it would. Other then a daliy email I sent to about 15 friends I never did any attempt at promoting this site and I have been very humbled by the response. Although we are not talking thousands a day or anything, I was pleased and encouraged.

- Thanks again, Go B’s, and have a great summer.

Ross

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 58-57-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 50.43%

Kitty Total = $200.00

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($941.43)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-24
Money Invested = $510.00
Winnings = $300.00


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In Memoriam

Posted on May 30, 2011

Hiatus continues on this holiday. No bet today, watching UFC from this Saturday on PPV tonight. Will be back tomorrow with full entry. Thanks again for the continued support. Spread the word.


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Alive & Kicking…

Posted on May 28, 2011

The Bruins did it! They advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 21 years and will attempt to bring the cup to Beantown for the first time in 39 years. The Kitty was replunished with the big win to $235.00. Its time to put that money to good use. If you think that game 7 in hockey was exciting, check out this game happenening today!

This game is considered the game of the decade. Rooney vs. Messi. If you are a Soccer/Football fan or not, this will be good.

Manchester United To Win vs. Barcelona ($35 to win $87.50)

Big dog in this one. The stadium will be going nuts. Messi is amazing to watch, and this is a heart bet for sure. I love Rooney. Go Man U!

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 58-56-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 50.87%

Kitty Total = $235.00

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($906.43)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-24
Money Invested = $510.00
Winnings = $300.00


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It All Comes Down To This!

Posted on May 26, 2011

There will be no bet today. There can’t be. I have no money to bet. 71 days ago I started with $1,141.43. I have posted an article every day since, along with at least one bet on all but four of those 71 days. Throught this entire experiment I have had a propensity to state my dislike for the sport of Hockey (see 3/29/11 article on the Archive page) and therefore the Boston Bruins. Over the course of the last two months I have bet on Hockey 13 times with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses. It has been the reason for my downfall. I have no business betting Hockey, as a matter of fact I don’t think anyone does. I do not care how much of a hockey chrisna you are, there is no way to perdict what is going to happen. The puck just bounces around and finds a home every now and then in the back of the net. I have written about jinxing the Bruins when I decided to stop being a hater and jumped on the bandwagon.

Here is an excerpt from 5/5/11:

God, I hate the Bruins. Am I going to hate them right into a Stanley Cup? Would there be an uprising in these pages if I start to support them and they start losing? What if I did jump on board and the betting black cloud over me continues and they start to lose. One game, two games, three games, oh no! Not again! I think if this were to happen I would get a visit at my door by some rabid Bruins goonie fan that would attempt to rip the mouse from my hand before placing a game seven bet on the beloved black and gold. We’ll see what happens.

Here is one from 5/6/11

So I am putting on my running shoes, chasing down the bandwagon, and leaping on. It’s so lame I know, and I am sure most of you who read this, and are true Bruins fans will tell me the wagon’s full and there is no room for a candy ass like me. Well, if I may say so, I see your point, but I have brought croissants and scones for everyone so that should make it better, right? Anyway, tonights game should be fun to watch, and I must say that playoff hockey is up there on the sports excitement scale. So if gambling on sports has taught me one thing, its that Hockey, excuse me, playoff Hockey, ain’t to shabby. Go B’s.

Here is one from 5/16/11

In the end its the defense that needs to be addressed here, and this should be the teams focus. Tighten things up and maybe they can move on, stay sloppy and they go home regardless of what Seguin or Bergeron does.

Here is one from 5/18/11

However, despite all the happy thoughts and positive thinking going on here today, there is a dark cloud looming. Tampa looks like the better team. Are the Bruin’s going to score like that the rest of the way? Will the mastermind behind the Tampa bench not figure out the B’s attack? Can Tim Thomas stop anything? Is he worn out? Is Tampa just to fast? Remember the Bruins won that game but it was by the chinny chin chin. Tampa has put up 5 goals in each of the two games. The defense of the Bruins continues to give the puck away both in their end, and the neutral zone, which has been dominated by Tampa. They came down and scored in 13 seconds last night to start the game off! That is ridiculous. I am worried about my $135 to win $100 bet on this series and I may have jinxed them after all. But my jinx is no match for the real reason they may lose, poor play on D.

So there you have it. If the Bruins lose I will finish 57-57-1 how bizzarre is that! I have it all riding on Friday night. A win and I have $235 in the Kitty and the betting continues and the articles continue. Lose and I have $0, the goose egg. What will happen then? I am really not sure, but I think it may just be a fitting way to end this thing. In defeat, like a man.

News & Notes

- The site is really f’ed up. Whatever these hosting guys did is messing me up badly. I cannot move articles to the Archive page anylonger as there is to much data and it just wigs out on me. I am typing on a half page right now in all italics. Not sure what this will look like when I publish. Not going to bother with spell check in fear I will lose it all, so my apologies (sp?)

- I played two No-Limit Texas Hold-em games last night during the game. Which is never a good mix by the way. I came in 4th of 5 in the first game after having a big chip lead, then going card dead, and failing on a bluff attempt in the end. The 2nd game had six players and I took it down with good play and some much needed suck-outs at the right time.

- With the site so messed up and having nothing to bet, and playing golf again on Friday, there will be no article on Friday. The first dark day in 71 days. I am sorry, it needs to be done.

- In lieu of no article on Friday take a trip down memory lane and look at the Archive page.

- Once again, I want to thank all of those who check in on this site. It has been really fun to do. I have never watched so much sports in my life, or written anything this long or involved. I know the articles are not long time killers to read during down time at the office, but they do take a ton of time to come up with. I hope you have gotton some enjoyment out of it.

Till next time…

Ross

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 57-56-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 50.44%

Kitty Total = $135.00 ($0.00 available)
($135 tied up in Bruins to win the series bet) Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($1006.43)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-24
Money Invested = $510.00
Winnings = $300.00


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Isn’t Karma A Bitch

Posted on May 25, 2011
Bruins Stanley Cup

1972 Last win for the Bruins

The bet I made in the entry below for the Red Sox day game in Cleveland is not exactly working out. 14-0 Red Sox was the last score I saw. Looks like the plus 1.5 runs for Cleveland will not come in handy. This now leaves me with a Kitty total of $156.11, with $135 of that still tied up in the Bruins to win their current series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. I am praying that the Bruins win tonight and I will get the $153 back plus the $100 win for that bet. So why not take that last $21.11 and let it ride on a proposition bet for tonight’s game.

It has been no secret that I have trashed Hockey in general as a sport, and I have done my fare share of Bruins bashing as well. It seems no coincidence that as the Bruins moved along through these playoffs that my Kitty total has suffered right along side my hateful rants. I even tried doing a 180 and professing my new found love and respect for the sport and the Bruins in the hopes that my fortunes would follow suit. They have not. So here I am after all this, needing the Bruins to win to save the Kitty. Ironic? Yes. If the Bruins lose tonight and I lose the side bet I am about to make in a minute, I will have nothing to bet with until Game 7 is over, and only then if the Bruins win that game. It’s Stanley Cup Finals or bust for me. So wish me luck, or not, cheer with me, or laugh at me, either was it’s a bitch.

News & Notes

- Going to watch the game at a friends house and may play some poker. So I promise to write about my domination of the table. Heck maybe I can put my winnings in the Kitty.

- I have not adjusted the total stats below to reflect the Red Sox bet I am sure I have already lost. I will have it all set tomorrow.

- Decided to take that last $21.11 and place it on two players in the “Player to score first goal” bet. Here are my choices:

Brad Marchand (Bruins) +1000
Chris Kelly (Bruins) +1200
David Krejci (Bruins) +900
Dominic Moore (Lightning) +1500
Martin St Louis (Lightning) +800
Michael Ryder (Bruins) +1500
Nathan Horton (Bruins) +900
Patrice Bergeron (Bruins) +1000
Ryan Malone (Lightning) +1200
Sean Bergenheim (Lightning) +1500
Steven Stamkos (Lightning) +700
Vincent Lecavalier (Lightning) +700
Field (Any Other Player) +200

Here is what I went with:

Michael Ryder To Score The First Goal Of The Game ($10 to win $150)

A little Hockey bird I know had this pick for the last game. That did not work out, but why not try it now.

Chris Kelly To Score The First Goal Of The Game ($11.11 to win $133.32)

This was selected because it was the next longest odds on the board for a Bruin. Plus Kelly is an Irish name, and the Irish always win.

Either one is fine with me.

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Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 57-55-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 50.89%

Kitty Total = $183.61 ($48.61 available)
($135 tied up in Bruins to win the series bet)

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($957.82)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-22
Money Invested = $490.00
Winnings = $300.00

Poker & Casino
Profit/Loss = + $101.00


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We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Posted on May 25, 2011

Technical difficultiesThis site builder platform that I use is wiggin out on me. What a surprise that it comes 1 day after they announced a “great , new, upgrade” !!! I hope to have this fixed and a new article later this afternoon into early evening. Go Bruins, I need you bad. Red Sox and Indians got 6 not 8 so I lost the over bet. There had to have been 10 chances to get the over that were just missed. Kitty in deep do-do again. Archive page is all messed up bold-ed text everywhere, and I cannot get the latest article in the proper spot no matter what I do. So frustrating. Red Sox Day game bet is on:

Cleveland Indians +1.5 vs. Boston Red Sox ($27.50 to win $23.91)

Lester’s been shaky at best and Cleveland wants this day game bad. May see some bean brawl in this one as well.


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Comebacks And Blow-ups

Posted on May 24, 2011
Eastern Conference Finals

Pure

One of the best 4th quarter playoff comebacks I have ever scene. There are some good ones in my viewing history for sure including the Celtics in 2002 against the Nets. Paul Pierce, Antoine “The Gambler” Walker, and Kenny “Alimony”Anderson came back from 21 down to start the 4th, in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals. Interestingly on the other side of the loss were Keith Van Horn, Kerry Kittles, and Jason Kidd. Kidd missed three 3-point attempts in the closing minutes to help blow that game. Now 9 years later, Kidd, playing in the Western Conference Finals hits the most crucial three of the game to help the Mav’s comeback from 15 down with only 4:30 and change on the clock.

Having a bet on this game (Mavs plus 4 points), I tuned in fully after the Bruins game. I was behind a little on that game on my DVR and zipped through all the post game canadian accent interview crap and got to the start of the 4th quarter. When it go to a 15 point lead for the Thunder I actually paused it because I had reached real time and wanted to gather some fast forward minutes. I am such a DVR viewer at this point that sitting through even one commercial and not being able to zip by it drives me insane. While that was gathering time, I pulled up the season 7 finale of High States Poker. I watched a Rolex dealer that wanted to sit in with big boys go all in preflop for over $200K with a King/Queen suited versus Johnny “F”ing” Chan. What does Chan have? Aces, of course, and this idiot watch man actually buys in for another $200K right away!

So that took up about 10 – 15 minutes so I switch back over to the game and unpause with the plan of fast forwarding threw this blowout if the deficit creeps north at all. Instead I watch every second of a 17-2 run and the ensuing overtime. By the time OT came around you knew it was over for Thunder. For me, I was actually rooting for no OT because the Mavs’ were going to cover no matter which team hit the last second shot. OT was not my friend. But, I knew and so did everyone in the building despite the continued chants of O-K-C, that the Thunder were done.

Dirk Nowitzki really is the closest thing to Larry in the NBA right now. His fall aways are graceful, with touch of sloppy in them that reminds you of the crooked finger clutch king. Not to mention the ESPN crew (which I have to say are really good, especially Van Gundy) keeps showing Dirk in the gym after games and on practice days well after all others are gone just shooting. And, yes, there is the both guys are white thing as well. I know you were thinking it. It was a joy to watch. and the fact that I only won $25 on this game did not change it for me in the least. This was pure sports enjoyment. I actually had some heckling take place during this game about my bet size on the blog page. I think I defended it there and no need to repeat myself.

Is this type of win the spark that I need. Will this be the start of the Ross 4th quarter comeback? The Bruins got the win as well in a game they had no business winning whatsoever. They were out skated, out hustled, and out shot, but two good pass and shoot plays and great aggressive goal-tending were enough. If you were to say to me at the start of this series that Tampa would score 5 goals in 3 of the first 5 games of this series but be trailing 3 games to 2, I would say your as nuts as the guy taking over for bin Laden. Somehow they are getting it done, nail-bitting, frustrating, and scary for sure, but still getting it done.

News & Notes

- I am usually more of an Eastern Conference NBA guy, but I for some reason have zero intrest in the Heat/Bulls series. I like Rose alot too, but I have no desire to watch or bet these games.

- Game of Thrones on HBO may have violated child labor laws or broken a child pornography statute of some king in the second to last episode. Really disturbing.

- I hear Fox is coming out with a cartoon version of Napoleon Dynamite. It better be good.

- One good thing Baseball has going for it is the frequency of games. Its so nice to have them, I feel like they are always there to fall back on, like an old couch.

-Heard these song lyrics in my car yesterday before last nights games and it stuck me as wierd. ” The Wheel is turning and you can’t slow down, you can’t let go and can’t hold on, you can’t go back and you can’t stand still, if the Thunder don’t get you then the Lightning will.

-Keep forwarding a link to this site to friends, if you have not already. I appreciate your support.

Another paltry sum bet on a game tonight.

Red Sox Vs. Cleveland Indians Over 7.5 Total Runs ($25 to win $25)

Even odds on this, that makes the under the favorite, but as usual I have my reasons for the over. First, after saying that Beckett was going to hurt himself trying to keep up with Velander in his last start, and actually pulling up lame with a stiff neck, I still feel Beckett is next on the DL. Couple that with 7.5 just being a low number and I am liking this bet.

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 57-54-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 51.35%

Kitty Total = $208.61 ($73.61 available)
($135 tied up in Bruins to win the series bet)

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($932.82)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-22
Money Invested = $490.00
Winnings = $300.00

Poker & Casino
Profit/Loss = + $101.00


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Weeeeeeeee…. This Is Fun!

Posted on May 23, 2011

What could have potentially been my last bet came up a winner last night. I am alive for now. Dustin Pedroia with two outs in the 7th inning hit a weak dribbler to third that was slightly mishandled allowing Petey to reach first. Then Adrian Gonzalez hit a grounder up the middle that was actually stopped in the outfield by Sports Illustrated cover boy Starlin Castro from the shortstop position! He made a diving scoop toss to second for what would have been the 3rd out and the end of my betting days. But the throw was not in time as Dustin made it into 2nd base sliding in. Still two outs and the Cubs make a pitching change, to the former great white hope for the Cubs back in the day, in Kerry Wood. Wood if you remember was suppose to be the next Roger Clemens after striking out 20 batters in one game his rookie year, but arm trouble has followed him ever since. He faced Kevin Youkilis who sends a smash to center for a triple sending in Pedroia and Gonzalez, giving me the win (Pedroia will score a run was the bet, see archive page). Once again I cannot stress enough the excitement level you reach even on a $24 bet. Especially in Baseball where each at bat can have a domino effect on the outcome. When those domino’s have to fall a certain way, and you are watching and waiting on each pitch to see if it can happen… and it does, you can’t beat it.

So I have $48.61 to play with tonight. Also of course the Bruins are on for a crucial Game 5. They cannot lose this game. If they do they lose the series. The defense has to be better. I sound like a broken record but they have been awful. They just do not take good care of the puck compared to the other teams I have seen in these playoffs. Thank god Thomas is playing the way he has been or the Bruins would have been teeing it up weeks ago. Not to mention, you have the other three teams in the playoffs with a Power Play success percentage in the 20′s, while the Bruins are at 7%! Hey, Frenchie behind the benchie, maybe its time to make some changes on the power play again. Jesus H. I would like to see a quick start by the Bruins. If that happens they can play great lock down hockey at times, just keep Lucic off the ice as much as possible. One interesting bet my site offers is the “Player to score the 1st goal of the game” proposition bet. Here is the list (the numbers given after the name are what you would win on a bet of $100):

Brad Marchand (Bruins) +1200
Chris Kelly (Bruins) +1500
David Krejci (Bruins) +1000
Dominic Moore (Lightning) +1500
Martin St Louis (Lightning) +800
Michael Ryder (Bruins) +1500
Nathan Horton (Bruins) +1000
Ryan Malone (Lightning) +1200
Sean Bergenheim (Lightning) +1500
Steven Stamkos (Lightning) +800
Tyler Seguin (Bruins) +1200
Vincent Lecavalier (Lightning) +800
Field (Any Other Player) +225

I find it very telling and not encouraging that the three best odds of scoring first are Lighting players. I guess when you have good scorers and multiple games against the Bruins in which you have scored in the first 20 seconds of the first period, then it makes sense. Is it worth $10 bucks to see if Seguin could get me a $120 bonus, or is Horton or Krejci a better bet? Maybe the smart bet is the Field? Betting $10 to win $25 does not exactly get the juices flowing but a win is win. However, I am certainly not in a position to be throwing darts and hoping for the best with long odds bets. I think the Preakness slap down taught me that lesson. On the other hand, with the Kitty this anemic maybe the play is to try and jolt some life back into the old girl and make a ballsy play.

Also going tonight at 9:05 pm est. we have the Mavs in game 4 against the Thunder. This game is in Oklahoma City. Game 3 was a crushing win by the Mavs who continue to impress. I think the main reason the Mavs are making this run is the coach. Rick Carlisle is a smart guy. Larry knew it when he hired him in Indiana after kicking Isiah Thomas to the curb. If you check his record you see he is a winner, and not always with very good players either. They guy can coach. He just ran circles around the self proclaimed budda man phony in Phil ( I have always had the best player in the league on my team) Jackson. The Thunder are also a great story and the atmosphere in the building in OKC is unlike anything in the NBA. Very refreshing. I will be attempting to watch both the Bruins and this game as well.

Yes, that is Tommy Boy once again in the picture above. This time he is in Mexico with his bride. Now, I don’t know about you, but could you ever picture yourself going down a slide holding up your hands like this and looking this way. This is the way my kids would go down a slide…when they were five!! I can almost hear the giddy high pitched scream squeaking out of him as he frolics down to the awaiting open arms of his schmoopy. As a big Patriots football fan, I can honestly say I gagged up a little throw up in my mouth when I first saw this. Again, Tom… please stop.

News & Notes

- Adrian Gonzalez is Fat. Go back and look at some not so old photos of A-Gone with the Padres. I think since the signing he truly is “Fat and Happy”. I first noticed that he is constantly adjusting his shirt in that way that guys who think they look pudgy do. I should know I did it for years. He pulls the tucked part out quite often because he wants to make sure there is some bagginess there so the gut is not as prominent. Hey, he went 4-4 last night and is killing it, so I could really care less, its just something I noticed.

- The ESPN production of the Red Sox/Cubs game last night was horrible. First rule of TV sports – do not miss any action. They had weird angles, cut in’s were late, and balls were in the air before you knew what happened at least three times. Not to mention that Valentine and company talked over the game with useless banter and ultra slow stories that went nowhere.

- Words Free with Friends is starting to ruin my life.

- Pool idea for tonight’s Bruins game. If you are watching with friends, send them a link to this site and have each person pick someone from the “Player to score the first goal” list above. Each put in $10 bucks and winner take all if someone hits it right.

- Best Bets are up to 14-7, one bright spot at least.

I have the Bruins game action and rooting interest already so I will lay off this game. Although the pull of Seguin as first goal bet is alluring…. nope can’t do it. Here it is:

Dallas Mavericks +4 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ($27.50 to win $25)

It seems reactionary to bet Dallas after crushing them in OKC last game, but I just think they are a better all around team. Can OKC lose two games in a row at home? Yes. Will they? Not sure, but I will take the four points and find out.

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 56-54-1
Best Bets = 14-7
Win Percentage = 50.90%

Kitty Total = $183.61 ($48.61 available)
($135 tied up in Bruins to win the series bet)

SportsbookProfit/Loss = – ($957.82)

Long Odds Bets:Record = 1-22
Money Invested = $490.00
Winnings = $300.00

Poker & CasinoProfit/Loss = + $101.00


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This Is The End…My Only Friend …The End

Posted on May 22, 2011

Does not say Ross...Yet

Win tonight or my fate lies in the Bruins. Of all things, the Bruins. Who would have thought that about a month ag0. I have $25.46 left to play with outside of the Bruins bet and I certainly do not want to have to suffer through waitng for that series to end before being able to bet again, so I need this win tonight. Thanks for tuning in for a quick Sunday addtion. This could be my last bet. So I guess I should make it a good one. The Perkins bet from yesterday was a total disaster getting only 9 total of the 13 needed for the win. I think this one is a winner and I will make it a best bet. Full article tomorrow about midday or later. Wish me luck or tune in for the funeral speech. Either way this could be the end of laughter and soft lies.

Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox) Will Score A Run ($25.46 to win $23.15)

Petey brings it this time in the final game against the Cubbies, as I have bet this same thing recenlty and lost, but not tonight in this slug fest despite the cold temps. Best Bet

Stats:
50/50Bets:Record Overall = 55-54-1
Best Bets = 13-7
Win Percentage = 50.45%

Kitty Total = $160.46
($135 tied up in Bruins to win the series bet)
SportsbookProfit/Loss = – ($980.97)
Long Odds Bets:Record = 1-22
Money Invested = $490.00
Winnings = $300.00Poker & CasinoProfit/Loss = + $101.00


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Cry Baby Cry

Posted on May 21, 2011

Kendrick Perkins OKC basketball teamSo I blew $110 on the Preakness. Flashpoint was in the mix for a bit as was Dance City, but it was not to be. When you take away the Bruins bet to win the series that I have pending (and not looking good I might add), I have $49.46 left to play with. I will update the Stats numbers below tomorrow. The Bruins looked really bad on defense. Mistakes abound all around. To blow a 3-0 lead is not good play period. I assume Aceves, pitching for the Red Sox right now, is sweating up a storm again. He drips nerves out there.

The Red Sox win last night on the Over/Under bet was obviously huge for me and allowed be to waste as much as I did on the racetrack today. The kitty is not at zero until it is a zero, so I at least have until the Bruins series is over to ring the final death bell. I am going to nurse the remaining $49.46 balance in order to keep this experiment alive as long as possible. Who would have thunk that what could amount to one of my last bets is going to bank on the king of babies. I am actually putting faith in Kendrick Perkins. I shuttered even as wrote it. Yes, I know that the whole of Celtic fandom is wishing we still had him, and if we did we would still be in the playoffs… yadda yadda, crap. I hate the guy, and he was not that good. But my friend and foe the “Gut” likes him tonight.

Kendrick Perkins (OKC) To Have Over 12.5 Points, Rebounds, & Assists Combined Vs. Dallas Mavericks ($24 to win $22.86)

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Stats:
50/50Bets:
Record Overall = 55-53-1
Best Bets = 13-7
Win Percentage = 50.92%

Kitty Total = $184.46

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($956.97)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-22
Money Invested = $490.00
Winnings = $300.00

Poker & Casino
Profit/Loss = + $101.00


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