Cover Up In Wellesley?

Posted on December 21, 2011

Edmunds Road AttackOn a calm Monday this November the 28th at around 1:00 in the afternoon, in the affluent Boston Massachusetts suburb of Wellesley, a man entered a home on Edmunds Road and sexually assaulted a female teenager.  He was described to police as a balding black man wearing all black clothing and blue gloves.  Wellesley and State Police both on foot, and in helicopters, combed the area for hours wielding shotguns and assault rifles.  Around 5:00pm the search was called off as police said they were “confident he was no longer in the area”.  That is a statement that you would not want to be wrong about if you are the Wellesley police department.  It appears they were right to be confident because I suspect that by 5:00pm they already had a good idea that this black man did not exist at all.

This story as it broke on that day was not small news in the least.  It was covered live by local news stations from the ground and the air much like the police search.  Only moments after it appeared on police scanners, both the local Fox and ABC affiliates were on the scene.  Like it or not, it is big news when a broad daylight sexual assault happens in a town like Wellesley.  As a matter of fact, a similiar attack happened at almost the same time, on the same day, in Franklin Park in Boston, and the coverage was minimal by comparison.  Having lived twenty four years of my life in Wellesley, I took special interest in this dramatic and shocking story.  The fact that the described assailant was a black man was not lost on me either.  You see, I was living in Wellesley at the time of the famous Dee Brown incident, in which the then point guard for the Celtics, was made to lay face down in a parking lot accused of resembling a bank robber from a few days before.  The incident had given a label to Wellesley as an elitist, mostly white, and racially biased community, that to this day has been hard to shake.  Upon seeing the news of the attack on Edmunds Road I immediately thought of Dee Brown.  For a moment it flashed in my head that this would be another horrible chapter in the towns history if somehow this turned out not to be true.  A few days later I was talking with a friend who stills has strong ties to people living in Wellesley and also grew up there.  It was a natural topic to bring up.  ”Did you see the news the other about Wellesley” was all I had to say to elicit a response.  The response was not what I expected at all.  ”The word around town is that the girl had already gotten pregnant by her boyfriend and had made up the story so as to not get in trouble with her parents”.  ”Holy Crap”, I replied “this story is going to be huge!!”

Here we go again, the town of Wellesley is yet again going to be involved in a racially charged story of false accusations.  This will be the next Charles Stuart case.  Al Sharpton may even fly in for a press conference on the Wellesley town hall steps!  The next few days I scoured the Boston Globe each morning waiting for this behemoth story to break.  Nothing.  I then got online and searched for a few more days.  Nothing.  I ended up talking with my source one more time who confirmed the same rumors and allegations.  I asked “why is this not a big deal in the news”, but received no satisfactory answer.  I checked local sources like the Wellesley town newspaper, The Townsman, nothing.  Surely people must be wondering where is the follow up coverage?  If it is not made up then are people safe?  Was my source just plain wrong and the assault did take place?  Finally a few weeks later I found a blog site about Wellesley called the Swellesley Report.  There was a post the simply stated that the police had issued a statement and it was available on their website to read.  Here is what it said:

Several citizens have contacted the police department or Town Hall asking if there is any further information available about the incident Monday on Edmunds Road.  We understand that the event itself, as well as the subsequent search of the area, were unnerving.  The very tactics we use to make sure a neighborhood is completely safe can, unfortunately, make people feel less safe.  But as a result of the steps we took, and the Wellesley and State Police assets we utilized, by the time we pulled out of the neighborhood we were confident it was safe.

Currently, our detectives are working tirelessly on the case.  The ongoing status of the investigation, as well as the nature of the incident itself, require that we withhold any comments, theories or speculation.  Unfortunately, residents should not expect updates on the case unless something definitive develops.  There will be no composite or sketch prepared in this case.  This is an issue of investigative protocol and no inferences should be drawn from it.

There have been some housebreaks in Wellesley recently, and residents have inquired about any potential nexus to Monday’s incident.  There is no reason to believe that Monday’s case is related.  Notably, two weeks ago our detectives arrested three subjects in connection with one of the housebreaks in the area. On Thursday, two additional subjects arrested by another agency were positively identified in another of our housebreaks.  Those two individuals are currently in custody.

We have increased patrols in the Edmunds Road neighborhood.  This was done to reassure residents and help families feel secure, not because we have any reason to believe that the neighborhood is unsafe.

Residents who still have questions should feel free to call Police Headquarters, or email us through this website, and an officer will contact you.

We appreciate the community’s support.

Chief Cunningham

After reading this I became convinced my source was correct.  Something had happened or been admitted by the parties involved that had told police their was nothing to worry about.  But this just raised a larger question in my mind.  How did the media not cover this apparent result!  How has this rumor not become a story on the local Fox and ABC affiliates who were so eager to cover it in the first place.  They certainly cannot use the excuse that it is because a minor was involved.  They cover stories with minors all the time and just leave out the name out of the story.  What made this different?  Why was a story that involves a racially charged, false accusation, sexual assault, in an affluent town, not reported on?  This is the stuff that program directors wet themselves over.  If you have watched your local news these days, this story is a typical home-run, as long as you don’t blink when watching the ten second story flash by with loud graphics and swooshing sounds.

The only explanation I can come up with comes right from the source of the controversy.  Edmunds Road.  This street is in the Cliff Estates section of Wellesley.  Whoever this family is, they have money.  Money they used to make this go away.  Am I suggesting they paid off the media?  That would be insane, right.  Did they lawyer up and whip off a steady stream of preemptive cease and desist orders to every major media outlet?  Did they contact the police and send them a copy of the above statement to be quietly placed on their website?  I am not sure of any of this.  I am not the media.  But it begs the question…who is?  The culprit here is not the family involved.  It is certainly not the confused and frightened girl who allegedly made a very bad choice.  Don’t the residents of this community deserve to know what happened for sure?  The real culprit is the media. They have shown us that under the right circumstances, the pressure of power and influence, can edit them into silence.

Bet of the Night

TCU -9 vs. Louisiana Tech  Bet $110 to win $100

First bet of the college bowl season.  I did some diligent study on this one and I have the feeling that TCU may blow this game open.  They key is that they play like they want to be in this game and are not to disappointed by not making a BCS game as they have the previous two seasons.  I think that teams with big layoffs between games that can run the ball and play defense (TCU) have an advantage over teams that like to throw the ball like LA Tech does.

News and Notes

- Patriots clinch AFC Division and will have home field and a buy in round one.  The march continues…

- I will have picks up for this NFL weekend here, but my Thursday selection will be via Twitter and Facebook.

- Two wins and two losses this past Sunday for a $45 profit!  That is not even very good and I was excited about it.  Of course I blew the Monday night bet…again.

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  110-125-4
Win/Push Percentage = 47.69%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 31-46-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 7-11

Best Bets = 16-13
Best Best Win Percentage = 55.17%

Kitty Total = $362.22

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  -($2.779.21)

Long Odds Bets

Record = 2-26

Money Invested = $710.00

Winnings = $1,300.00


2 Responses

  1. Ross:

    Bets for Christmas Eve are on Facebook and Twitter. Merry Christmas to all the faithful readers. Thank you.

    24.12.2011 11:04 Reply

  2. Ross:

    Picks for Jan 1 NFL on Facebook and Twitter. Ross Vs. The Loss

    01.01.2012 13:30 Reply

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Tim Time

Posted on December 16, 2011

Tebow ManiaWhen my son and I retire to the basement this Sunday at 4:15pm it will be a little different.  All season long we have watched in stunned amazement, the outcomes of the Denver Bronco’s games. Each week I say out loud “it can’t happen again”, and each week I get the response of “I think he can do it”.  It is with enthusiasm, that I used to remember when I was 9 years old, that he utters those words.  Youthful exuberance, lack of football knowledge, and endless questions, are all traits I had when sitting with my father watching football as well.  But I never had a run of “I told you so” like my son has had with me.  Each week Tim Tebow pulls it out, he smiles wide, knowing he has bested the old man once again.  Little does he know that his old man has been routinely bested all year by his sportsbook, but that’s another matter.

You see, my son has more than just the normal reasons a kid roots for an underdog like Tebow.  About a month ago he just finished his second season of youth football.  He plays quarterback and loves it.  His first season was a big success.  The team went for 7 wins and 2 losses.  It was his first year and he played a majority of the snaps because the other QB on the team also played hockey and (predictably) missed quite a few games.  There was not a lot of passing, as is customary at his age level, so half the scoring came from handoff’s to some great little running backs.  The other half was on the strength of his legs and the quarterback sneak.  He carried the ball a ton, and had multiple (not that I was counting…) touchdowns over 50 yards.  Speed at this level is a tremendous asset.  Year two came around and with it a new head coach.  This coach was not afraid of the pass, and with him also came a new quarterback to share time with.  This new QB came from a baseball background and has a rocket arm.  On two point conversions (no kicking for extra points at this level) the new guy would come in and throw.  My son had a hard time with it at first.  Even as he was still making big plays, no turnovers, and scoring touchdowns, I could tell it stung him a little when he would come out on some passing plays.  To his credit he never let it show on the field, and was always ready to go back in and do what the coach asked.  He always rooted for his QB teammate, who is a friend as well.   Then the coach started to work with him in practice on his throwing, followed by backyard sessions with Dad.

What followed were multiple completed passes to the end-zone for scores.  He still ran it most of the time, but when he passed, it worked.  Sound familiar?  So the love is there for Mr. Tebow from little number 12 in this house.  It is also important to mention that despite my sons early throwing struggles and doubting himself, his team was undefeated (9-0, only team in the whole program). He just wins, he is a lefty, and his first name is Tim.  So when we sit to watch the home town Patriots take on Tebow this weekend I know where his heart will really be, as would mine, at age nine.

Bets of the Weekend

Buccaneers +7 vs. Cowboys  Bet $50 to win $43.48

Taking some light action on this first Saturday night NFL offering of the year.  I know that Tampa seems to be imploding after a surprising year last year.  I also know that the solo stage, and being at home may be just what the doctor ordered for this team.  I think they play hard and try not to get embarrassed again.  Dallas will be playing for Jason Garrett’s job so will they be ready, or will they play tight?  And of course there is always the Romo factor.  He loves to find a way to blow a cover, I think he helps me as usual.

Saints -7 vs. Vikings  Bet $100 to win $100

Getting even odds on this game which kind of gives me the creeps.  The Vikes have been playing OK as of late and Ponder is starting to get it going a little.  But I just think these are two different classes of teams here, and the Saints will be playing on turf, even if it’s not their own, I think that helps their speed offense.  The Saints can be a little Jekyll and Hyde from week to week and did not look so smooth last week. This week they are trying to move forward on getting the 2 seed and a home playoff game and they need a win to do it.  Lay the 7.

Patriots -7 vs. Broncos  Bet $125 to win $100

Sorry little man but I got be smart.  This spread was 7.5 so I paid $125 to get it to a straight 7.  I think that Tebow mania runs its course this week.  I see a blow out.  I see the Pats taking a early lead.  I see Tebow tossing multiple picks.  I see a smiling Belichick giving a nice hug/backslap to Tim as he walks out with the victory.  The march continues.

Ravens -2.5 vs. Chargers  Bet $105 to win $100

San Diego kills me.  I bet with them, I lose.  I bet against them, I lose.  This time I am picking a side for good.  I still think Norv Turner is a moron and will be fired at the end of the season.  The Ravens defense crushes Rivers and will most likely win this game outright.  Ray Rice runs wild and the Ravens coast to the W, or cover, whichever.

News & Notes

- So I am on a hot streak.  I have won two games in a row.  This has only happened twice in 31 days.  That is how bad it has been.

- Bet over 4 sacks for last nights game and got 6.  Wow, Blaine Gabbert is bad.  I think the new Pakistani owner of the Jags will give it one year max before looking to move out of Jacksonville.

-  Red Sox have pretty much said they are not spending any money on big players this year.  The Bobby V slide begins, buckle up.

-  Set you DVR’s, for tonight at 9:00pm on HBO.  Back by popular demand a brand new season of “The Life and Times of Tim”.  Disclaimer Statement: There is no correlation between this show and Tim Tebow or my son, it is just pure coincidence, and by no means do either of the aforementioned represent in any way the character of “Tim” from said show. Thank you.

- Just realized that I will actually be attending two different family Christmas parties this Sunday.  One starts around 1:00pm and the other around 4:00pm.  Kill me.

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  108-122-4
Win/Push Percentage = 47.86%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 29-43-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 7-10

Best Bets = 16-13
Best Best Win Percentage = 55.17%

Kitty Total = $427.22

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  -($2.714.21)

Long Odds Bets

Record = 2-26

Money Invested = $710.00

Winnings = $1,300.00


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Going Down

Posted on December 12, 2011
Crash and Burn

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Bet of the Night

Seahawks -9.5 vs. Rams Bets $110 to win $100

Seattle is at home in one of the best home field advantage stadiums in the league.  If Seattle can support a soccer team, they will cheer for anything, even a 5-7 team.  St. Louis is horrible, the coach is most likely gone at the end of the season and they may start a practice squad QB tonight.  Lay the points.

News & Notes

- I wrote on Friday, when picking Kansas City, that “Haley still has his players playing for him”.  They got cremated by the Jets and he was fired today.  I really am the kiss of death.

- The UFC pay per view fight this weekend was one of the best I have ever seen.  It is still available and worth every penny.  No spoilers here, but lets just say its never a good result when a guys refuses to tap, and it happened twice!

- Patriots defense is so scary, but it will just make the league scratch their heads even more when the confetti falls in February.

- Full article tomorrow. (Christmas duties arise, alas no article as promised: 12/13/11)

- 1-3 in the NFL this weekend. 1-0 UFC.  Horrible

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  106-122-4
Win/Push Percentage = 47.41%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 27-43-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 6-10

Best Bets = 16-13
Best Best Win Percentage = 55.17%

Kitty Total = $227.22

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  -($2.914.21)

Long Odds Bets

Record = 2-26

Money Invested = $710.00

Winnings = $1,300.00


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Ode to Joy!

Posted on December 09, 2011

Christmas TimeTake a listen:

01 Ode To Joy from Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125

(27 seconds in for the good stuff, what a tune!)

Top Ten Worst Phrases to Hear at Christmas Time.

10.  Why does our Elf have a tag that says “Made in China”?

9.  Can you make a run to the mall after work?

8.  You don’t need to get me anything.

7. I think we are going to host.

6.  I need you to pick up a box of oats and glitter.

5.  Maybe we should try the midnight mass on Christmas Eve?

4.  Lets cut down our own tree.

3.  I am not jingling those.

2.  What’s the balance in checking right now?

1.  Lets do something different with the outside lights this year.

Bets of the Weekend

Colts +16.5 vs. Ravens  Bets $105 to win 100

The latest installment at QB for the Colts (Orlovsky) faired pretty well in his debut, tossing for over 300 yards.  He is facing the Ravens defense, not the Patriots, so that is a concern.  But I think the commish is smelling a tank job taking place in Indy and the coaches may have to actually try and cover someone this week.  Back door cover late in the game is expected.

Chiefs +10.5 vs. Jets  Bet $105 to win $100

The Jets are just not good enough to be giving ten and a half to anyone in this league.  Also Haley has his players still playing for him despite their record.  The Jets will most likely win this, but I think Sanchez has another uneven performance that keeps this close.

Bills +7 vs. Chargers  Bet $105 to win $100

Norv Turner is out in San Diego at the end of this year.  Have you seen this team play?  Weak is an understatement, coupled with the worst clock managers in the game.  The Bills are playing for jack in this one and I like it.  In all three of these picks I am taking road underdogs with nothing to lose (like me).  Pride still plays on Sunday, and when these spreads get big, opportunity knocks.

News & Notes

- Saturday night brings The UFC light heavy weight (205 lb.) championship match between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida.  Jones is a freak of nature.  One of his brothers plays for the Ravens, another plays for Syracuse.  He won the national junior college wrestling title before dropping out to start MMA.  He is only 24 and his moves are scary fast.  Right now you have to put up $550 just to win $100 on Jones, and Machida is no joke!  I could spend my last dollars on Jones, but I think I am going to wait for the proposition bet of “which round will Jones finish Machida” to be posted.  I will tweet/facebook this bet when it happens.

- Tiger’s first win, in an event he created and hosted?  Let’s not get to excited about this…yet.

- LSU Vs. Bama rematch is kind of boring, but it is the two best teams.

- Is there a Balco office in Anaheim?

- This just in: A rare form of cancer has been found at the Celtics practice facility, its called Rondosarcoma.

- 1-5 record since last re-up…..

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  104-119-4
Win/Push Percentage = 47.57%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 26-40-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 6-10

Best Bets = 16-13
Best Best Win Percentage = 55.17%

Kitty Total = $400

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  -($2.741.43)

Long Odds Bets

Record = 2-26

Money Invested = $710.00

Winnings = $1,300.00


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Chuck

Posted on December 05, 2011

Heading into my senior year of high school basketball I knew we where in for a tough season. We had graduated most of the starting line-up the previous year. The other guard, Randy, and I were named co-captains by our coach and had the duty of starting the fall “captains’ practices”. These were merely a rouse to start the season before you were allowed, made “legal” as long as the coach did not participate. Our coach would just stand near the door of the gym pretending to talk to someone, while actually taking notes on all the younger, unknown, new crop of kids. Around the first week of the practices coach called Randy and me over to him. He wanted us to meet Charles. I remember thinking that Charles sounded like a very grownup name for a kid.  And a kid he was.  Coach went on to tell us, with Charles standing nervously next to him, that he was from Boston and just starting his first week as an 8th grader and wanted to play basketball with us.  This of course was code for “take this kid out there so I can see what he can do”.  He was, like Randy, an African American but with much darker skin.  He was about 5 foot 10 inches tall to my 6 feet, and he sported the Kid N’ Play type triangle haircut.  I started with the ball at the top of the key and drove the lane looking to dish it off as I got swallowed up by the defense.  I tossed it off to our junior center who stood all of 6 foot 4 inches.  He attempted to lay it in but was too strong, it shot over to the other side of the rim.  Then Charles appeared.  Like a rocket, and playing closer to the rim than I had ever seen anyone in that gym, Charles, in one motion, collected the ball and kissed it off the glass for the bucket. The power and speed of that play told me in an instant that this kid was here for the sole purpose of playing basketball.

Charles went on to be the first player in the school’s history to make the varsity as an 8th grader.  He played a healthy amount of minutes that year as well.  We used to joke with him that he played like he had springs in his shoes.  I had never seen an 8th grader dunk before I saw Charles. He was a quiet kid who kept to himself and struggled with the structure of team basketball.  We were a horrible team and had a losing record that year, but I kind of had a feeling that would not be the case for long, as Charles would be there for the next four seasons.  I went on to college and left high school behind for good.  I was not one of those people that attended every alumni event and stayed in touch with my high school friends.  In fact I have never been to any event at my high school…. ever!  So it came as a bit of surprise to hear today that Charles is suing the Boston Red Sox for five million dollars.

The front page of the Boston Globe told the story of Charles Crawford.  In the year after I graduated, Charles got a job working for the Red Sox as a clubhouse attendant.  The clubhouse manager at that time was Donald Fitzpatrick. This is a scandal that has been told already, when back in 2003 the Red Sox settled a lawsuit for $3.15 million with seven Florida  clubhouse attendants victimized during spring training by Fitzpatrick.  There is a second unidentified student from my school who is joining Charles in the current suit.  I cannot imagine the horror felt by these two, when this occurred, and I am sure it is something that one can never forget or truly recover from.  But I think they face an uphill battle to say the least.  First, this is all coming in the wake of the Sandusky Penn State scandal, which was quickly followed by the Syracuse Basketball scandal.  Are these two, now men, simply empowered by what has happened with these other stories and have the courage to speak about it?  Maybe.  It certainly is not to stop Fitzpatrick from doing harm to others as he died in 2005.  Certainly there will be some public perception that this is an “after the fact” grab for compensation, in effect, striking while the iron is hot.  Another problem with their case is they do not have any witnesses like in the Sandusky case.  While a witness is not the “end all-be all” when it comes to this type of accusation the case would be a different animal if one existed.  The alleged events happened 20 years ago, and one could wonder why this did not come up during the 2003 case that was already settled?  Not to mention Charles, or Chuck as we called him, has a bit of a checkered past after leaving high school, including 5 children with 5 different women and child support issues as well.  Was what is being alleged to have happened to him a cause for how things have turned out for Chuck, or are the current life problems the reason for the allegations?  I guess that is for the courts to decide.

We know based on that case that Fitzpatrick was a pedophile sicko, who in my opinion deserved to die a lot sooner than at the age of 75.  We know that this will not be the last time in the next few months that allegations of sports coaches taking advantage of students or kids will be making the front pages.  If you are a molester of children and still alive today, having never been accused or caught, this current environment has to have you shaking in your sick, twisted, dirty old man, slippers.  Do us all a favor, coach, and end it before that knock on your door comes.

Good luck Chuck.


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Horror Show

Posted on December 02, 2011

Horror ShowEveryone has moments they would deem as “cringeworthy”.  A cringe worthy moment sticks with you.  You try to forget and not think about it but without fail something will trigger the awkward moment to rise up in your brain and attack. As fast as it comes in you try to shake it out and leave it behind again.  Impossible to erase for good they haunt you.  A true cringe worthy moment does not have to be a seminal moment in ones life.  Often these moments are small instances that for some unknown reason stick like glue and when rediscovered cause the cringe to occur.  It seems for some a gateway to the cringe moment involves a lack of inhibitions.  Your guard is down at the office party after too much potent egg nog and you say the wrong thing, at the wrong, time, to the wrong person.  Sometimes you realize it right away and start down a horrible path of apologizing for the cringe factor you have introduced to the conversation.  But more often that not these cringeworthy remembrances occur in bed the next morning or over your first coffee of the day.  When the cringe hits that first time it stings.  You can almost feel it physically pinch your brain.  You wish you had a time machine to go back and right the wrong, but you know that will not be the case and so your have to begin the process of repression as much as you can.  Over time the cringe can lesson, and one way to speed this process is to have a little therapy session with others.  To discuss with people your worst cringeworthy moments can be both hysterical and relieving.  The only problem with this method is you run the risk of having your audience cringe worse than you upon hearing your tale, and say something like “no you did not”!!

I have had many cringeworthy moments for sure, but for some reason the one that keeps coming up in my head (which does not seem all that bad on the surface), has affected me the most.  It was freshman year of college.  I was attending a church service for a reason I cannot recall.  It was attended by most of the students of our class, some of which I knew, most I did not.  I was three rows from the front and sitting with a few of my friends.  We were located in the middle of the pew.  Then came the moment in the mass when the priest says “let us offer one another a sign of peace”.  At the church I grew up in this means shaking the hand of all the strangers within a reasonable distance and saying “peace be with you”.  After shaking hands with my friends next to me on my left, I turn to my right where I am sitting next to a group of three girls.  The girl furthest from me is moving past the other two girls and making her way towards me.  She opens her arms, looking for a hug.  While this is not customary in my home church I have seen it done at other churches when my family would be on vacation and we ended up at one of those free spirt guitar playing churches (not a fan).  So i think to myself in an instant: “OK, new church, new school, cute girl who wants to hug me, just do it stupid”.  As I spread my arms open and move in for the embrace I notice out of the corner of my eye a look of sheer horror and terror on her face.  At this exact moment I feel a hand on my back and it dawns on me.  She was trying to hug a girlfriend that was coming up behind me!  Unfortunately, I am so deep into this hug there is no way not to complete the action.  I spew out a quick “peace be with you” and back away.  Actually I was more pushed away than anything.  Her friend gets around me with a smirk on her face and gives the originally intended hug.  I have since turned away and feel a searing heat rise in my face.  My two friends have a “what the hell are you doing” look on their faces confirming the total awkwardness of the situation and validating my flushed look even further.  The last ten minutes of that mass felt like the remainder of the semester, and I walked out with a cringeworthy moment that has lasted twenty three years.

What spawned this topic was the dog and pony awkwardness that took place in Boston yesterday.  I wonder which one of these guys will put this moment in their cringeworthy file?  Its all downhill from here.

Bets of the Weekend

Steelers -6.5 vs. Bengals  Bet $210 to win $200

Cowboys -4.5 vs. Cardinals  Bet $210 to win $200

Lions +9 vs. Saints  Bet $210 to win $200

Just going with my guts on these.  I really feel almost silly giving any reason for betting anything right now. I am back to using my heart and not the head because its clearly not working.  I am going on first instinct going forward and letting it fly.

News & Notes

- Re-upped again….

- Played five games of Texas Hold’em last night with only five players.  Finished 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 5th, 1st.  Second place got buy in back and the rest to the winner.  I need to drop the sports betting.

- Recently recommended “I Melt With You” to a friend after only getting through half of it On Demand.  It’s about four friends on their annual guys weekend.  Then I watched the 2nd half and lets just say I did not see that coming!

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  103-114-4
Win/Push Percentage = 48.41%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 25-36-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 6-9

Best Bets = 16-13
Best Best Win Percentage = 55.17%

Kitty Total = $1,000.00

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  -($2.141.43)

Long Odds Bets

Record = 2-26

Money Invested = $710.00

Winnings = $1,300.00


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Roasted Chestnuts

Posted on December 01, 2011

What a month November was.  The month to give thanks.  The month of my birth.  And the month of the worst performance in tracked betting history that I know of.  There are a lot of sites out there that claim to be the best.  ”Here are my locks of the week”, “first pick free”, “guaranteed winner”, “I will give you my first born if this pick loses”.  They have sign-up fees, and flashy add links to betting websites.  Short on analysis and big on promises are how these sites work.  Trying to find a true and completely accurate time stamped record of every “pick” they make is an impossible task. This is not the case