Friday, March 03, 2006

Bomb threat halts Steelers' viewing of Super Bowl DVD

Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers were evacuated from a movie theater Wednesday night after of a bomb threat interrupted a private screening of a new DVD of last month's Super Bowl victory, police said...
The caller had a male voice and made no reference to the Steelers, Deasy added. - ESPN

I heard it was Mike Holmgren on the phone...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

One of the most hated men in baseball... in drag

Barry Bonds, dressed as Paula Abdul, participates in rookie hazing at the Giants spring training camp.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

One in ten punters tempted to gamble online for a living

For those of you who don't know, a punter is British for bettor. So I guess if I was in the UK, I would be the online sports punter :O)

From Net Imperative:
The rising popularity of online gaming is causing many UK punters to consider gaming online for a living and giving up their day jobs, according to new research.
Weird (from the same article):
Interestingly online gamblers do not appear to also be particularly large sports betters as well. Just 12% use an online bookmaker, 6% offline and 6% use an online betting exchange. Online gamblers won’t even gamble in office or social sweepstakes.
Well, not this online gambler. I destroy my office pool every year :O)

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

Monday, February 27, 2006

Sports betting advances for Atlantic City

A state Assembly committee yesterday approved a measure to legalize sports betting in Atlantic City casinos, even as the bill's sponsors conceded final passage is a long shot.

The bill would put the issue to a statewide vote, perhaps as early as this November. The referendum would permit Atlantic City casinos to offer in-person wagering on professional sporting events, but not college or amateur games. -

I would love this. I'm in AC often and could see myself there even more if I could bet on sports... I've got a room at the Borgata for Saturday. Hello Roulette :O)

- The Online Sports Bettor

Sunday, February 26, 2006

mobile posting

0&2 tonight and I'm done. fuck hoops. like they say at the corner bar - just stick to football (and MLB)

NCAA Basketball Bets 2/26

Non-System Plays:
Ball State +9½ @ -110 over Toledo
Michigan State -2.5 @ -104 over Indiana U

Good Luck

- The Online Sports Bettor

NCAA Basketball Bets 2/25 - Recap

Not the day I was looking for yesterday. It started out good, but my last three bets went 0-3. I'm busy most of the day today, but I'll try to place some bets before I head out.

System 1:
9:00pm Utah State -3 @ -109 over Nevada - LOSE

System 2:
1:00pm Arkansas +4 @ -102 over Tennessee - WIN
2:00pm William & Mary +4.5 @ -109 over Va Commonwealth - LOSE
4:00pm Wright State +4 @ +104 over Illinois Chicago - WIN
4:00pm Ohio +7 @ -110 over Akron - LOSE
6:00pm CS Northridge -5.5 @ -106 over Pacific - LOSE
7:00pm Tulane +4.5 @ -103 over East Carolina - WIN
7:00pm Western Carolina +5 -109 over Tennessee Chat - WIN
8:00pm SMU +4 @ -101 over UAB - LOSE
10:00pm North Texas +9.5 @ -101 over South Alabama - LOSE

None System Plays:
6:35pm Northern Arizona +2.5 @ -101 over CS Sacramento - WIN

YTD NCAA Basketball Bets (posted here):
System 1: 0-2, -2.18 units
System 2: 7-8, -1.52 units
Other Plays: 1-1, -0.05 units

- The Online Sports Bettor

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