The column that says all the degenerate bettors will use the Super Bowl as their last chance to get even on the season, and they’ll count on Las Vegas experts to pull them through which won’t happen because scared money never wins, and they call it a disease because once you’re hooked, the car, the house and the marriage all go.
By Jack Hummel
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Maybe we can get one column in before the Super Bowl starts.
Take the over 58 1/2 because you don’t know whether the best coach in the NFL is going to continue to work his magic or the new team to the big time is going to be able to stand the pressure.
If both have their good moments, it should be a high scoring game and you won’t care who wins.
Or just enjoy the game and wish it were Steve Lane’s Cowboys playing instead of Atlanta.
Who roots for the Falcons around here?
We probably should ask the wife’s nephew, who coaches the offensive line for Houston who he likes.
But he had his own problems this season.
One bettor put $1.1 million on the Falcons to win.
The Super Bowl can bring losses to those betting on it all, and it can be tempting to those dealing with gambling addition.
While America cheers on their favorite teams, some have more on the line than the average fan.
“Super Bowl is probably one of the biggest gambling days of the year,” said Gambling Addiction Counselor, Jim Harrison.
According to the American Gaming Association, fans will wager an estimated $4.7 billion this Super Bowl.
“I’ve had clients who have literally lost over $300,000 gambling,” said Harrison.
Harrison is a gambling counselor in Milwaukee. He says the wagers placed on the Super Bowl are often not taken as seriously and can be seen as harmless and fun.
“In reality it is betting, it is gambling,” said Harrison.
Those compulsive gamblers see it as a day to make up for other sports losses this season.
“During the year, they have their fantasy football and at the end of the season, if they lose, well now they’re going to win in their mind,” Harrison explains.
Harrison says it’s not harmless at all for those with an addiction — betting is done with bookies and online and it could bring losses.
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“So, apparently three weeks at Meadow View actually de-conditioned me to the point that I can’t get stand up to get out of my bed here at home.
“I’ve been home since Friday night since apparently insurance only covered me for 3 weeks of rehab. Yeah, I can’t figure it out either. I’m dejected, defeated and downright depressed even typing it out on here, but you folks deserve an update, so there it be.
“On a lighter note when it comes to today’s big game give me New England over Atlanta 31-23. If I had some coin to play with I’d seriously consider putting a few down on the under.”
— Jim Williams,
CCC Dukes sports announcer
Hoping to get Jim on the radio by phone Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. on 92.1 FM, where the talk is all local and includes calls from you.
More on saving Bridgeton:
“It’s all a pipe dream.
“A billionaire should be found who wants to invest in re-creating a thriving small community, then rid the city of where incredibly bad housing is located and then start over, saving those areas that are truly historic and memorable.”
— Dave Hitchner
Will there be a 51st Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament, Dave?
Is baseball dead in the city?
Semi-pro ball is known only if you go watch the games.
The high school program is non-competitive.
If Bridgeton Little League switched to soccer tomorrow, 600 kids would turn out.
But the gringos have, for the most part, never played or rooted for a favorite team in soccer and think Messi is a misspelling of messy.
Except in Millville and the Cohansey Soccer Club in Upper Deerfield