I must have watched Apple’s holiday commercial 100 times, and it still brings a tear to my eye.
The brilliant actor-comedian Brad Garrett — so funny onstage, so incredibly talented and improvisational, yet so delightfully wicked in the occasional film and TV role — reveals a lesser-known much softer side as the town’s spooky outcast.
Are the monthly drawings held at a Stations Casino rigged in favor of VIPs?
That’s my suspicion following a highly-unlikely series of events that happened last night at the Red Rock giveaway. Perhaps readers with backgrounds in mathematics and probability might chime in and render their opinions.
Stations Casinos are very generous with giveaways. Several enticing promotions are offered — including weekly football contests, free slot and video poker play, extra-points multipliers, discounts on food and entertainment, as well as monthly “drawings” for prize money. I believe that all of the Stations Casinos participate in these same promotions. However, I tend to play mostly at Red Rock Casino in Summerlin more than the rest, because it’s closest to my home.
Thanks to Dr. Arthur Reber for his fine article this past week on the pros and cons of betting the NFL teaser wheel. Read his excellent analysis of my invention HERE.
Last week, the teaser wheel produced a solid profit going 16 wins and 4 losses for a net win of $2,240. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, there’s still time to make a few more bucks with the system for a nice holiday stocking stuffer.
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.
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.
STARTING BANKROLL: $10,000.
CURRENT BANKROLL: $11,284.
I might be the shittiest handicapper in the universe. Seriously.
Still, I’ve posted enough point spread/teaser wheel winners to be a whopping 11.2 percent ahead of the season. Stuff that in your Christmas stocking, my friends. While your 401 K gathers micro dust, I’m pumping out pure profit almost every week. But hey, as you all know — I’ve been doing this for quite a while. I know — you’re jealous.
Here’s another thought: For you fuckers who faded me (you should see the e-mails I get on this after an occasional bad week), what in the hell are you going to do for the holidays? You must be broke, by now. You poor things. One would think you’d have learned your lesson since fading me would have produced just one winning season over the past five seasons. Fade me on every pick I’ve posted since I started doing this back in 2012 and you’d be stuck about 75 grand right now. Seventy-five g’s. Poor fuckers. Fade away.
Okay, so I’m crowing a little.
Something absolutely has to be done about NFL officiating.
Sure, referees get blamed far too often for the outcome of games. However, last week’s debacle in the Houston-Oakland game played on Monday night was as blatant an example of incompetence in officiating as I’ve ever witnessed.
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.
My teaser wheel suffered what you might call a “temporary setback” last week. The New England Patriots shit all over the bed, thus negating what would otherwise have been a monster 11-2 week.
Fortunately, I have my contingency strategy in play — the martingale system — which is about to kick in. My martingale system will not only recoup last week’s losses, but it will also generate the profit we should have won before the Patriots got the call for Roger Goodell and decided to screw me.
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).