Big Money and Bigger Risks A bettor at South Point wagered $33,000 to win $550 on Baylor on the money line (-6,000) and cashed his ticket when the Bears blew out Norfolk State, 85-49. The same gambler rolled over the bet and wagered $63,500 to win $706.10 on Gonzaga on the money line (-9,000). There was […]
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UCLA Versus The Tar Heels
A Moment of Reflection The Bruins will be playing North Carolina in the Sweet 16 this Friday. In 1968 they met in the NCAA Championship game at the Sports Arena and UCLA won 101-69. Wooden’s fourth title. I was at the game with my 6 year old son Danny. The more interesting game was the […]
PAC 12 Basketball Rises From the Ashes
Elite Eight Our local conference had four teams in the ELITE EIGHT. Unbelievable. And UCLA is still playing as I write this. Also, in the ELITE EIGHT there was only one school located east of the Mississippi. In the last NCAA Tourney the Pac 12 had one team in the Sweet Sixteen and none in […]
Athletics: Worth The Time Or Not?
The Value of Sports Did I learn anything of value in spending so many hours over so many years practicing, playing, thinking, stressing and dreaming about sports? Yes. First, I learned that the adage about “You can do anything you want, if you want to badly enough” is not true. There is a small fact […]
TODAY AT 23312 MADERO, MV
Go Raptors I just got my new Toronto Raptor shirt – Go Kawhi Leonard #2. I have been supporting so many teams that never win, I figured that I would support Toronto. #2 being from Inland Empire and an Aztec made it easy. But I loved Fred VanVleet’s final games. Wichita State Shocker, listed at […]
On Season The basketball season is over. It finally ended halfway thru June. Good to see the underdog win this year and yea for Canada. Off Season Now the off season begins in earnest. Already the LAKERS have gone big and arranged a trade for Anthony Davis. They did mortgage the future a little. As […]
The Big Question, “How Did You Do? The year is over; all the brackets are done. In a contest of 68 people I finished 58th. Last year I picked Virginia, one year too early. This year I picked Gonzaga. I thought that I was going to do well, but I lost to people who pick […]
Two More Weeks of March Madness; What’s in Your Wallet?
My daughter presents a 60-70 person bracket contest. Amazing results so far. The first two days a contestant picked 30 out of the 32 games correctly, even with all the upsets. I had 27 out of 32, and thought I had done well. During the next two days contestant number one found out that “Fame is Fleeting” […]