Olympic Bet of the Day – Another day of coming close. I won three of the four events I played and was only let down by Canada’s women curlers. Losing at curling doesn’t make me happy, but I am happy to forgive considering my boys will be playing for gold – and kicking the crap out of the Americans – on Sunday. What a game that’s going to be, but more on that tomorrow. Today we’ll have one last shot at a big parlay. The events will be: Canada (-1.5 -150) in the men’s curling final, Slovakia +194 over Finland in regulation time in the bronze medal hockey game, Jasey Jay Anderson (-125) over Benjamin Karl in the snowboarding, and Silvan Zurbriggen (-130) over Michael Janyk in the slalom. That will pay $1460.
The Other Stuff
I’ll be intrigued to watch Michael Jordan as an owner in Charlotte. I’ve lost a lot of respect for the guy as a manager in the league – most guys in his position would at least bother to go to more than the occasional game or practice. I would hope that his ownership stake would make him more involved and draw him out as a likable personality in the league, but that may be wishful thinking.
Tennessee and Kentucky play the most intriguing basketball game we have seen in a few weeks later on today. It won’t really affect the fate of either team too significantly, but it is a very compelling showing between two good teams and two extremely competitive coaches. I don’t have a real sense of how the game is going to end up, but my guess would be that Tennessee will come out of the agte hot and will have a solid lead at the half. If that happens then we’ll get a good chance to see how Kentucky responds to adversity.
Is it just me, or is the Combine more under the radar this year than it has been the last few years?