I’m convinced that football is the hardest sport to bet on ever. Aside from Brendan’s miracle 1/5 run mid-season, the NFL and Delaware Park Casino have teamed up to destroy any and every hope and dream that people could possibly muster, including mine. Trying to hit a 3 for 3 parlay is like trying to get a pick-up poker game together. There’s always one guy who fucks you.
This is my major beef with football. It always has been. Here’s a sport that plays at most 25% of any other sport’s season, so basically anything can happen. Almost every year there’s a team in the Superbowl that doesn’t belong there, but basically if you win 4+ games in a row in the NFL, you’re almost a lock for the play offs. Christ, the Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-4. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?? How is Kyle Orton an awesome QB???
What’s even worse is that trying to find the games on TV, my options were the Browns v. Jets, and the Vikings v. Bears. Now, I have no interest in watching the demise of Brett Favre, because almost everyone could see this coming. Favre clearly doesn’t give a shit, and I didn’t really want to watch Jay Cutler try to keep his helmet on either (seriously, where is that man’s chin??) so I opted to watch the Browns v. Jets. I’m always a big underdog fan, and everyone kept hyping up the Browns to maybe make a play off run (I’m looking at you Ditka) but of course in huge epic let down fashion, they take the Jets deep into overtime after a few remarkable drives, and then 3 DBs blow their tackles and let the Jets “win” another game. (more…)