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Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Blog, Essays | 1 comment

2016 NFL Regular Season: Week #15


Atlanta Falcons offense, including center Todd McClure (62) and quarterback Matt Ryan (2), set at the line of scrimmage during a NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, December 12, 2010 in Charlotte, NC. The Falcons won the game 31-10. (AP Photo/Paul Jasienski)


My teaser wheel crashed and burned last week, resulting in an ugly 0-16 run.

This mandates a double up on the teaser wheel this week, in order to ensure a profit.

However, I don’t see many games which fit the classic mold of the teaser, which is picking up the key betting numbers (3, 4, 6, 7).  Many of this week’s games do appear to be quite competitive, which should produce lots of middles so long as we can correctly identify the best hub team.

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Blog, Essays | 2 comments

2016 NFL Regular Season: Week #14


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


With a Little Luck (We Can Work It Out)….

Last week, the teaser wheel spun off course, losing a small amount (-$180).  This was highly unusual for the hub team (Green Bay) to win and cover, while the remainder of my teams failed to win enough to produce a profit.  In the numerous times I’ve used the teaser wheel over the years, I don’t ever recall losing money any single week — unless the hub team failed to cover.  Last weekend’s array of lopsided games killed the entire purpose of betting the teaser wheel, which is to try and middle as many games as possible in a league of parity.  Instead, I mistakenly picked several teams which posted terrible performances (Miami, New Orleans, Carolina, Buffalo, Philadelphia, etc.) failed to show up and play competitive games.

Nonetheless, I’m still ahead for the season as we enter the final month of the season.

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Blog, Essays, Personal | 0 comments

Hero Cat for Sale — $10,000





Meet the hero cat with no name.

Over this past weekend, this brave young feline rushed into a burning apartment building here in Las Vegas and pulled several families out of the flames.  Unfazed by danger, the cat dove directly into the fire and removed an undisclosed number of men, women, children, and other animals from the blaze.

Since his residence has been destroyed and family can’t be located, this hero cat now needs to find a good home and a loving family who will adopt him.

Okay, on a more serious note….the burning building cat rescue story didn’t really happen.  He’s not really a hero, but he very well could be.  Let him rescue you with lots of love and affection.

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Restaurant Reviews | 6 comments

Austin’s Steakhouse (Texas Station): Culinary Crime Scene




About the only affirmative thing that can be said for Austin’s Steakhouse is — they’re consistent.  From start to finish, every last detail about our most recent visit and meal was bad.  Shockingly awful.  I’ll address these numerous shortfalls of what’s considered the premier restaurant located inside the Texas Station Casino in this blistering review:


One of the perks of betting lots of sports is generating a large amount of free casino comp dollars.

Over the past eight months, Marieta and I have been afforded the unique opportunity to pretty much wolf our way through the entire menu of dining options at the various Stations-owned casinos, located around town.  This includes a couple of dozen quite good restaurants scattered throughout the Las Vegas valley — inside Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Santa Fe, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Sunset Station, and most recently, The Palms (which Stations recently acquired).

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