We'll Take Baylor (+6) and the Accompanying Kick to the Adrenal Gland

Okay, let's do this.

And by "this" I mean let's make some moolah. The good ol' illegal fun way, shall we? 

In 2008 I lost every penny of my virtual $10,000. In 2009 I wound up losing only $150. In 2010 I netted a cool $5,000.

By my math, that's a bottom line of ... oh, who's counting. Having fun, no?!

With September arrives another football season. Locally the Cowboys wrap up the preseason tonight in Miami, and North Texas opens another anonymous season in Denton against Florida International.

The big game of the week -- around here and nationally -- is the Top 5 clash between Oregon and LSU Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium. The ESPN College GameDay crew is in town, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will be in Arlington as guest prognosticator.

But the best game of the week is ...

Friday night in Waco, when Baylor and Robert Griffin host a TCU team gutted by the departure of half its 2010 starters including quarterback Andy Dalton. I know Tank Carder is still a badass linebacker, but last year's 45-10 demolition in Fort Worth has been an off-season rallying cry for the Bears and I expect the Frogs to have an emotional letdown in the wake of their Rose Bowl climax and in advance of moving to the Big East in 2012.

For the first time in a long time, I think Baylor is the play here.

I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of bodog. First of all, because their site is easy to navigate. Second, because they're based in Costa Rica and have had minimal success tracking me down in the past.

I'll analyze games/wagers of local interest each weekend and make a wager every Thursday. With any luck, by Christmas it'll be iPads and iCandy for everyone.

STARTING BANKROLL: $10,000

CURRENT BANKROLL: $10,000

SEASON RECORD: 0-0

LAST WEEK: 0-0

THIS WEEK: Baylor +6 over TCU for $500.


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