Stay Classy Bruins.

Posted on June 6, 2011

Stay classy BruinsWatching the Bruins this playoffs and coming to appreciate Hockey in a whole new light has been a blast. This time of year would have typically been the dog days of the sports calendar year. The Bruins would have been long eliminated. Hoops are done, football is in a tumultuous offseason, and baseball is in its infancy. So to have what Boston has had just about every other day for the last two months has been the bonus of all bonuses. But once the play stops and the ability to watch, and deconstruct, and make a little wager come to an end, I am done and ready to move on.

One of the most enjoyable parts of this hockey run was getting to know the players. It is so refreshing to see interviews with honest, straightforward, and well thought out comments, that actually mean something beyond the “just take it one game at a time” pat answers. These guys can actually speak english, even though most are not US citizens! The Bruins even have a player from a third world country called Flint Michigan, who gave great interviews. But as the cup has been paraded around town and brought to club after club, and more and more seedy pictures have appeared on the net, I am starting to get annoyed. Maybe I am just getting old? Does the cup lose a little luster when girl X from club Y gets to sip $100,000 bottle of champagne out of it? Who’s to say, I guess there has been some pretty crazy stories of things the cup has been through and maybe that is what makes it the coolest trophy in sports, bar none.

But, after seeing how these guys presented and carried themselves during this magical playoff run I expected bigger things. What, I am not sure, but I guess it would be just a little more class. Party all day long, get wasted, drink from the cup, all good. Just know where the line is, stay on-sides, and stay classy.

News and Notes:

- Site improvement progress continues behind the scenes.

- As you may have noticed the daily updates/bets have slowed during this dog day stretch. Continue to check in and forward along the link when its updated and worthy. The more the merrier, and the more I write.

- I have been asked by someone: “What is the difference between you and Bill Simmons?” The answer: First, I put my money where my mouth is and make predictions on sports and back them with a bet. Second, I would never lead you to think that watching “The Killing” on AMC would be worthwhile. How so? Here is a quote from my News and Notes section on the Archive page article dated 5/6/11: – I tried out the first two hour episode of “The Killing” a new AMC series about the murder of teenage girl in which this one investigation last the whole season. While there were some good parts, that were so chilling I know my wife could never watch it, there was also too much flashy CSI type stuff that made it seem hokey, stupid, and unrealistic. Not going to continue to waste time on what will surely be a disappointment by seasons end.” Now, Mr. Simmons decided to waste 13 nights of his time and yours (if you read him) and came to this conclusion in his article http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6680958/hackery-first-degree
You can thank me later. Third, I could beat him up with one hand tied behind my back.

- Speaking of television, I have yet to watch the season finale of “Game of Thrones” on HBO. Now this one I recommended in the same article I said to stay away from “The Killing”, and I have to pat myself on the back and say this was well done and worthy. Season two can’t come fast enough. Thrones on DVR tonight.

Bets for tonight, I like two:

Boston Red Sox Vs. San Diego Padres Over 9 Runs Total ($105 to win $100)

Mat Latsos gets the start for the Padres and has never faced the Red Sox before and has a current ERA at 4.08. Any right hander has their work cut out for them against this line-up even if he does have the “you don’t know my stuff” advantage the first time through the line-up. Beckett was a scratch so the sweat man Aceves get the start making this over bet all the more attractive.

Jacoby Elsbury to Score a Run Vs. San Diego Padres ($100 to win $120)

These two bets kind of go hand in hand. The Sox whack it around the park and Elsbury gallops across the plate for an easy 120 on a risk of only100. I like it.

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall = 61-58-1
Win Percentage = 51.26%

Best Bets = 15-7
Best Best Win Percentage = 68.18%

Kitty Total = $635.00

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss = – ($506.43)

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

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