Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s hoping that we all have a safe, healthy, happy, prosperous 2007.
You will no doubt be pleased to learn that 2007 started off most prosperously for Yours Truly. I hit 5 out of 5 bowl games yesterday, and performed that all too infrequently performed act of crushing the bookmaker. Had I not been laid up drunk from overindulging in New Year’s Eve cheer I would have hit 7 of 7. The early games started at 8 and 8:30 AM for me, so MD set the alarm for 7:30 when we finally climbed into bed at 3:30 AM after all our guests left. When it went off at 7:30 AM I quickly decided–even in my semi-comatose state–that were I to bet those two games I would probably win one and lose one, so, really, what’s the point. The human ability to rationalize is a wonderful thing, except that it cost me because I had picked two winners.
Alas, my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks went down to crushing defeat. But all was not lost because I had bet on Wisconsin to cover the spread. The best of all worlds would have been an Arkansas win and a Wisconsin cover, but such was not to be.
My last bowl victory came when Boise State (which I had at +7.5) beat Oklahoma in what was probably the most exciting college football game I have ever watched. It topped off a wonderful day of college football wagering.
Had I done my usual, I would have lost a few games, and during the losses, I would have become demoralized, turned the TV off, and gone and worked on my blog. As it was I was riveted. Plus, we had guests for New Year’s dinner. So, I didn’t get to the blog or the many comments that have been stacking up until this morning.
Speaking of comments, there is one (comment #3) attached to this post that you might find of interest. I spent a fair amount of space answering a question a reader posed about a posting on Art DeVany’s blog. I plan a longer post on this subject later on, but you can get the flavor of my thinking by my response.
Happy New Year and odds and ends