Posts in category "Gambling"

Black Friday Violence Fantasy League Rules

Black Friday Violence Fantasy League Rules
Are you tired of thinking, “Sure, I am as amused as anyone when it comes to hearing about fights or stampedes on Black Friday, but I just wish I could somehow make money from them.”? I used to be as well, and then I started my all-new (not just partially new) Black Friday Violence Fantasy... Read more »

Profitable Bets Over Last Four Breeders' Cups

Profitable Bets Over Last Four Breeders' Cups
During each Breeders’ Cup there are two betting story lines I always monitor even though I never have the bankroll to play them: would betting $2 to win on every horse be profitable, and would betting every combination in each daily double be profitable? Here are the last four years of that data. During those... Read more »

How to run Your own NFL True Crime Fantasy League

How to run Your own NFL True Crime Fantasy League
Everyone is in a conventional fantasy football league. This is a chance to start something similar, yet different. Here is how to run your own NFL true crime fantasy league where you score points by the legal improprieties of NFL players. Before I set it up I’d like to note that this league is an... Read more »
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How I Made a Crummy Job Fun For a Moment

How I Made a Crummy Job Fun For a Moment
ChicagoNow is running a weekly special on crummy jobs. Here is my tale. In high school my old man told me I needed to get a summer job to learn the value of a dollar, so I got a job caddying at the local country club. It was a pretty fancy country club with a... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition
This is the only blog I do annually (assuming you don’t count 2013 as a year). In 2011, I correctly had the 20-1 Animal Kingdom as my winner, but in 2012 I told I’ll Have Another that I went into the future, and back again, only to tell him he didn’t win the Derby- even... Read more »

The new Fantasy Football: The Future Alzheimer's Team

The new Fantasy Football: The Future Alzheimer's Team
Or should it be the All Zheimer’s team? Anyway, if you just want to read the rules of my league, be my guest, you’ll need to scroll down a bit until the boldface type. Otherwise, please continue reading my rationale for why this league makes perfect sense and is a morally superior version of traditional... Read more »
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Breeders Cup Saturday: My Bets and lessons from 2012 Analysis

Updated:  I finally looked over the card and got my exotics classifications done and a few bets formulated. Then tomorrow I’ll watch the toteboard for some win bets and exactas. Bets: Race 4 $1 Pick 3: 1,4,6,10 / 1 / 4,5,8,11,12 = $20 Race 5 $1 Exacta Box: 1,2,3,7 = $12 Race 8 $1 Pick... Read more »

11 Things I Want to see Invented/Made That We Already Have the Technology for

Waiter Call Button at Restaurants <br><br> Airplanes have them for flight attendants, so why don't restaurants have them for waiters? If waiters came only when they were called, wouldn't that be more efficient for everybody?
The title is pretty self-explanatory. All of us come up with ideas for things, “they oughta make”, and this is mine. It’s my first time doing a list like this so some ideas are gonna be more awesome than others, but I’d say they range from “Pretty awesome”, to, “Objectively the best idea possible”.

5 People Most Likely to Win Your NCAA March Madness Pool

5 People Most Likely to Win Your NCAA March Madness Pool
Listen.  You aren’t going to win your NCAA March Madness Pool.  Just go rip up your bracket now, and save yourself the headache.  Who is going to win?  One of these 5 F-ing people. 5.  The Organizer: I don’t care if Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, or whatever web provider we are using makes it impossible to cheat because... Read more »
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DWTS Odds

DWTS Odds
        On the off-chance your bookie doesn’t have the Dancing With the Stars Odds, you can suggest he use these. The new lineup is out and here are the odds Sherri Shepherd, 100-1 Gladys Knight, 100-1 Jack Wagner, 30-1 Gavin DeGraw, 25-1 Martina Navratilova, 25-1 Jaleel White, 20-1 Melissa Gilbert s, 18-1... Read more »