Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Dept. of Felicitous Sports Outcomes

My office runs a fun little $5-a-week pick 'em football pool, and actually the office building itself runs another one where you don't have to put anything in. So that's double your chance to win! And I did win both this week, thanks to my uniquely accurate football insights. Consequently I am enjoying some modest but still unprecedented Tuesday cash prizes. Cash prizes improve a Tuesday. I will be spending the proceeds, essentially, on more pick 'em as the season progresses. But, if my football insights prove their unique accuracy again, well, that time it'll be all gravy.

It's also nice to get a few props in the office for something non-work-related. Picking football winners requires somewhat more skill than the dice game we play with Mom's family but somewhat less skill than, say, Battleship.

Fortunately I don't expect this to be any kind of gateway to organized sports gambling behavior, which I find completely repelling. It already kind of creeps me out that I cared about the total score of the Monday Night Football game, which is the tiebreaker that pushed me over the top.

In conclusion, it's nice to win things. Meanwhile, in the realm of "actual" football, for what that's worth, I've watched three out of the four Steelers games this year, and you can probably figure out my impressions about that without my saying anything.


Blogger Pete said...

Speaking of sports, I've got the worst fantasy football team I've ever had this year. 0-4. Kiss it goodbye.

10/06/2011 8:36 AM  

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