Archive for the ‘Gambling’ Category

2012 French Open Preview

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

All systems are go at Roland Garros for the 2012 French Open. This year's field of players is stacked on the men's side, as always. Ah, the gift that is the Federer-Nadal era, also now known as the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic era. For fans of men's tennis, what a treat these last 7 ...

WiseGuyAction’s Early NCAA Leans

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Every year on Selection Sunday, the only thing more entertaining than filling out a bracket and incessantly staring at it is incessantly staring at the lines which get posted at some books as early as just a few hours after the Selection Show. Needless to say, this year was no different in WiseGuyAction's humble bungalow. My ...

Monday Roundball & the Merits of Naming Your Child “Lou”

Monday, March 1st, 2010

After watching the spectacular gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada, one distinct thought stood out in my mind.  Forget the fact that I just witnessed the most exciting and most dramatic hockey game I had ever seen.  Who cares that I played the under 5.5 goals on a whim and won even though I don't ...

McD’s Week 14 Picks: Rivalry Week Part 2

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

It's just plain wrong Boise State and Ball State can go undefeated, win their respective conferences, and not get into the BCS. What makes it ironic is it'll be another undefeated non-BCS team (Utah) that's taking their place. Once again, we've learned exactly what makes the BCS so shitty. Instead of ...

McD’s Week 10 Picks

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Record through week nine: 96-40, 65-66-5 ATS 12pm ET West Virginia (5-2) at (25) UConn (6-2) (+3.5) I feel terrible for UConn. They really did have a shot at something special, but they're just not the same without their quarterback. Hence their being home dogs against an unranked team. Worse for them, West ...

McD’s Week 8 Picks

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Afternoon, all. Okay, okay, so it's not the crack of noon, it's more like one, but at least I'm up. Can't believe I have to wait seven hours before IU plays tonight. All the early games are still close, and Georgia Tech just fumbled, so things aren't looking good so far. ...

McD’s Week Five Picks

Friday, September 26th, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2903" align="alignright" width="134" caption=""I leave more personality in tightly-coiled piles on the lawn." - Brian Griffin, who could have been talking about USC's running game on Thursday."][/caption] Happy Saturday, everyone. It's 9am ET and for some insane reason I'm up and ready to go. Damnit. The games don't kick off ...

The Misadventures of a Compulsive Gambler

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

So I'm playing a buddy Week 1 in fantasy football, and we decide to make the opener a little more interesting with a $20 side bet. Then with our appetite whetted, we decide to add another log on the fire. I bet him Justin Fargas (my guy) gets 20 touches in ...