You might want to stay away from me this week. I have waited until today to reveal my successful picks in Vegas. I left a list before I went to the airport on Friday of games I was thinking of and I must say...I chose goooood.
On the plane (which had Direct TV which made the cramped seats and awful landings worthwhile) I realized I would be able to watch the Washington St. game, so I called my boy in Vegas and had him lay the points, 9 1/2, for State to cover. By the time I landed I was ahead already.
Saturday morning, after 75 minutes of sleep, I laid on Notre Dame +7, Boston College -27 1/2, and broke my own Cardinal rule and took Wisco giving 33 (sentimental reasons, someone very close to me has gotten a nice ride to play women's hockey last weekend for the Cardinal and white)...I was feeling amazing by noon (yeah, those games all started at 9 am Vegas time.
I was up big so I decided to take the afternoon off and hit the pool complex at the MGM before the night main event, Texas Ohio State.
I have to admit I drank quite a bit of booze and decided to lay very very heavy on Texas, even, on the road. Luckily I didn't sober up until Tuesday afternoon so it wasn't until yesterday that I realized how stupidly lucky I got on that one!
I wasn't exactly perfect. While I swept my college picks, I laid off some I really really like. I liked the over in the Minnesota game and I loved ISU, but didn't pull the trigger.
On to Sunday. First game was LARGE. Bengals - Browns was my big iron pick, and was made much bigger because of my great Saturday. I put a lot more than a 23 year old boozed up vacationing kid should be putting on an unproven Cincinnati Bengals offense, and let me tell you it came down to the wire. At the same time, I was sweating the Houston/Buffalo under, which seemed doomed at the half, luckily both teams realized who they were and stopped playing offense.
The afternoon handed me my first, and only, sportsbook loss of the trip. I only had small iron at first, but decided to bump it up to medium iron after I realized my front pocket was looking far too bulky and was affecting my look. I got smoked, wasn't even close as it may have seemed. I knew it from the quarter point.
The biggest problem with that is that it killed my confidence (I was stunned) and sort of cuffed my second Big Play, the Colts to cover. I ended up laying less than I wanted to but won that as well.
So on my trip I was an astounding 8-1 at the sports book.
(Since you may ask, I was down a tiny amount at the table games and dropped HUGE iron at the clubs, but it was all worth it, as the benefits from looking like a big shot more than outweigh the monetary expeses...I'm not saying I got a hooker, there's no need when you throw iron around!)
Anyway, I have to thaw at some point so you may want to stay away from laying on my recs this week, and sorry to doom you Paul, but I have some comeback Iron on the Rams at even also!
My picks are forthcoming...