An estimated 110 million Americans watched the Super Bowl last year.
But wait. That number can’t possibly be correct, can it? Given the U.S. population is currently 316 million, wouldn’t that mean 206 million other Americans didn’t watch the game? If television ratings are anywhere close to being accurate, nearly two-thirds of the American population doesn’t watch the Super Bowl.
I wonder. Who are these people? Babies? Little girls playing with dolls? Immigrants? The senile? The criminally insane? Hospital patients stuck in a coma? Who the fuck doesn’t watch the Super Bowl? Except for the very young, the very old, and the mentally deranged — everyone watches the biggest sporting event of the year. Right?
Philadelphia Eagles’ Head Coach Chip Kelly is one of two things. He’s either a coward or a moron.
Take your pick.
There’s no other possibility, unless insanity is his defense.
Late in today’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, Kelly and his team faced a common dilemma which comes up all too often in football games. Yet, I rarely if ever see a head coach make the right decision.
For the first time since I launched this website (in August 2012), my football betting bankroll has been completely wiped out. Hence, this is the first football Sunday in more than two and a half years where I am NOT posting my weekly picks.
I could go off in many different directions about this — from expressing humor to outrage (sometimes one and the same). I could make lame-ass excuses or complain about my bad luck. But my decline and ultimate defeat as a football bettor for this period all boils down pretty much to three things: