Monday, February 06, 2012
Sometime in the fourth quarter, NBC announcer Chris Collinsworth said, "We should just have these two teams play all the time!"
Even though I could have used a couple pounds of Prozac sprinkled over my Wheaties this morning, I agree. It was as good a football game as I've seen in years. That the team I wanted to win, didn't? It shouldn't detract from that fact. It had exciting plays, fascinating strategy, heroic players, and a nail-biting finish. Can't ask for much more.
Congratulations (again) to the New York Giants. They won, fair and square (again).
As for the bets I touted...
We had an excellent start. I suggested a bet on the Patriots to record the first sack in the game, and they got it. It worked exactly as I said it might. The Giants had the ball first, that was our edge as bettors, and it panned out. After that, though, it was all to the bad.
The Patriot's first play from scrimmage resulted in a safety. That screwed everything up for the wager concerning the game being decided by exactly three points. It also affected the possibility of there being a couple more field goal attempts (although, to be honest, not too much.) In any case, those two bets failed, as did the various total-score-by-each-team bets.
Bottom line for the day: - 300. On the bright side, that still leaves me with a total of +230 for the two years I've given you these bets. As in all investment opportunities, the overall return on investment is more important than any one outcome (he said, knowing full well he screwed the pooch yesterday.)
Since I will not be discussing football again until at least August or September, the following will be obviously true to those of you who hate football. The rest of you will have to take it on faith.
Soon, with more better stuff.