You Betcha: Week 14
If Boot Town can go out of business in Texas and if home builder D.R. Horton can lose $800 million and have its stock price shoot up because it's not that bad, then in this absurd, quirky financial climate anything's possible.
Even, perhaps, a winning streak? A colossal comeback from the cusp of Chapter 7?
Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. Two wins in a row have afforded me a little ammunition, but I'm still a Christmas miracle from our wish of females on Ferraris under the tree.
This week seems simple. The Cowboys are on a roll. The Seahawks have rolled over.
Tony Romo's quarterback rating (third in the NFL) is 101. Matt Hasselbeck's (worst in the NFL) is 54. I'm not saying the Cowboys are going to win by 47, just - Julius Jones' revenge be damned - by more than 13 .
Dallas has won its last two Thanksgiving games by 31 and 28 points. Tomorrow smells like succulent turkey and cold fruit salad, adorned by a blowout.
I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of Bodog Online Gaming. 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 or two every Friday. With any luck, by Christmas it'll be toys for everyone.
SEASON RECORD: 5-8
1-0 (+ $1,500)
THIS WEEK: Cowboys minus-13 over Seahawks for $3,000.
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