Olympic Bet of the Day – Alright, enough fooling around – it’s time to do some winning. Like my fellow Canadians I am underperforming so far during these Olympics, but like my Canadians I plan to close strong. We’re going to start this road back to redemption with a nice, hopefully winning, five event parlay. It will include: Russia (+138) to win women’s biathlon relay, Sven Kramer (-510) to win the men’s 10,000m speedskating, Didier Cuche (-165) to beat Bode Miller in the giant slalom, Canada (-4.5 -114) over Germany in hockey, and Switzerland (-1 +110) over Belarus in hockey. That will pay $1702 if and when it wins.
The Other Stuff
Yet again the Big East has seen a top team falter in a key game. This time it was West Virginia, the seventh ranked team in the country, that couldn’t beat UConn, a team fighting to get off the bubble and into the tournament. The next time a Big East team comes through in the clutch ad shows their class will be the first time.
It’s very strange to think that LaDainian Tomlinson is no longer a San Diego Charger after being released today. It also shows just how cruel the NFL can be. Just two seasons ago Tomlinson was the first choice in almost every fantasy football draft, and now he’s looking for a job. It will be very interesting to see where he winds up, and if he still has miles left in him. His total of just 3.3 yards per carry last year doesn’t make me particularly optimistic.
It seems hard to believe, but pitchers and catchers are going about their business. That means that baseball is just around the corner. Great stuff. There are a few storylines I am keeping my eye on, but the most interesting so far is Toronto. They have the monumental task of replacing the best pitcher in baseball. They are looking in every possible direction to try to do that – they have 37 pitchers in camp right now. That’s either a bold stroke of genius or a stunning show of desperation. As much as I wish that Toronto could turn things around I have to assume the latter.