I can tell you personally that I do not care if athletes take steroids even if I was a non-gambler.
This is going to be a loopy stream of consciousness writing so bear with me.
I took a Western Civilization class in college and I tend to think of the USA as the modern day Romans. Therefore, our American sports of today (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA), which are held in arenas/stadiums/ballparks, are equal to what coliseums were built for in Roman days for gladiators.
Now I'm gonna go out on on a limb here and say that ancient Romans gambled in the coliseums on these gladiators. Do you think these guys cared what happened to the gladiators?
Fast forward to now. I don't give a flying eff about athletes and concussions and all that stuff.
I pay to see you hit HRs (Josh Hamilton, he cheats on his wife and takes a lot of fun drugs. As if Charlie Sheen's character in Major League wouldn't do that.. as if you wouldn't do that... Yeah you degenerate fucks reading this gambling website), dunk over people (Blake Griffin... even if you look like Josh Hamilton's albino brother with downs and most likely have an IQ under 75 and there is no way you could have been admitted into any college. Did anyone else see him hit his head on the backboard dunking in college? ), and win the game/cover the spread for me (Ben Roethlisberger, this man is great in the clutch at escaping the pocket and making plays on the run... and he is also great at raping women and not getting caught. But I don't give a half a shit about the second part of that. It affects me in no way! And lets not be women about this and watch ESPN, which we all know has turned into Entertainment Tonight for sports lovers, and pretend that we give a shit. Cos this bullshit media shoves this PC bullshit down our throats 24/7 with stories like, "Garnett calls Villanueva 'a cancer patient'." and bottom tickers saying stuff like Villanueva says, 'I can't believe Kevin would say that. I am so hurt. I can take anything but that!~!~" So yes, I am not affected by the nonstop propaganda we read and pretend we care about. We want big plays and winners. We pay for that.).
Back to the Romans point,
We already pussied up our sports enough so we don't seem like the barbarians we truly are. Now we have to be PC about it too. Hell, I saw some kids getting 8th place trophies the other week. And these kids were in high school.
Anyhow, just as the people in the coliseums didn't give a shit about what happened to the gladiators as long as they won, thats the same way I view these athletes of today. I might as well add in WNBA to the above sports."I don't give a shit if you take steroids, Cheryl Ford. Take them until you look like your dad, Karl Malone, and cover this spread against the Seattle Scissorers or whatever the fuck they're called."
But deep down, we know we all want the same things: victory at the expense of bloodlust.
F*ck the Jay Cutlers and Cutler sympathizers of the world. Get your ass up and play. F*ck you Brian Cushing, go find a better masking agent and help the Texans D. F*ck you, Charlie Villanueva, you sensitive p*ssy.
Cheers to those to the Ben Roethlisbergers, Josh Hamiltons, and Blake Griffins of the world .
Although our future is looking more and more like this, but who cares? Reading is for queers. Covering spreads is for winners.
I don't know about you but I'm considering putting on my tombstone when I die:
"I don't give a sh*t, just cover the spread."
I didn't realize it until now since I play a lot of plays that I don't post such as teasers and longshot ML parlays, but I'm on a good roll when I post on Covers (6-0) in the last month.
12/14/10 NFL: 3-0 +$3300
12/02/10 NFL: 1-0 +$800
12/01/10 NBA: 1-0 +$2000
11/19/10 NFL: 1-0 +$1050
Anyhow some of you may know I'm a Texans fan by location, so naturally I'm looking at this Texans/Titans game and I find a lot of value on the listed over/under at 47.5. Texans are a good over team when they are trailing at halftime because they have covered every second half when trailing by at least two scores at halftime. I do not see the Titans leading at halftime because, aside from the last game when they got that fishy cover courtesy of Fisher, the Titans had not scored an offensive TD in 9 quarters.
Furthermore, both of these teams are coming off primetime losses and mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. From a fan's standpoint, I hope the Texans tank the rest of their season. But I'm not betting on wishful thinking. (The Texans have a runt pig attitude and always try to prove they can make it above .500, only to achieve it and then under-perform towards the middle of the following season).The last time these two teams faced off, Titans QB Rusty Smith kept it under by himself while things got punchy in the secondary between Andre and Finneget-Whooped. Johnson will be coming off a short week with an injured ankle. Houston will likely limit his playing time against Finnegan to spare their franchise a key injury going into future seasons.
If I was crazier, I might bet Titans in this scenario but with both teams in possible tank-season for higher draft pick mode, I wouldn't do that to myself. Both of these teams' defenses have been rocky the entire year, and they will have something to prove against two offenses that will be playing half-heartedly. I will gladly buy half a point and sit back to see if these teams will score 48 points in frigid weather.
Houston @ Tennessee
Locking in under 48 (buying half a point) (-115)
$1150 to win $1000
Good Luck everyone
This is a very similar first week matchup of last year's Oregon @ Boise State game when LeGarrette Blount punched the Boise State offensive lineman. Oregon came into the season ranked higher than Boise State and were -2.5 playing at Boise State. Boise State ended up dominating that game while Oregon put up less than 10 total yards in the first half.
Utah is going to stack the box and dare the Pitt QB to throw it. Utah will be very balanced on offense and playing at home. I'll take the Utah team who will consistently gain yardage vs a Pittsburgh team that will rely too much on the running back with no experience at offensive line.
10 Units on Utah -3
1 Unit UAB/FLATL under 50
All my plays are in the League Contests section. Feel free to add me as a friend.