If You're a Cowboy$ Fan, on 9/11 Prepare to Cry. And Cringe.
Remember the part about not betting with your heart, but your head? This is a primo example.
I want the Cowboys to win their NFL regular-season opener. Just don't believe they will. In fact, I don't see how they even stay close.
Going to be an emotionally charged atmosphere on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Sunday night football on NBC. Prime-time game. A great team against one that's merely trying to again be good.
Not sure how this betting line is only 4 points, but I'm certain it has me salivating. I've got money burning a hole in my pocket from last week's win on Baylor, and I've got my eye on the next investment.
Even with a healthy Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins and Tyron Smith I think the Cowboys would be hard-pressed to win in Jersey. The Jets have been to consecutive AFC Championship Games. They have offensive firepower with receivers Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress, and the NFL's No. 3 defense anchored by cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. They're playing at home and they're playing a team I just don't think is going to be ready for all this right outta the gate.
At best, Smith will be on a gimpy knee, backed up by underwhelming Jeremy Parnell. At best, Newman is out and Jenkins will be on a gimpy knee and coming off a preseason in which he played zero snaps. You might feel confident with Alan Ball and Orlando Scandrick and Bryan McCann in Dallas' secondary, but not me.
Oh yeah, and did we mention that kicker Dan Bailey is a rookie?
Add it all up and I just think Dallas needs 14 points in this game, not 4.
I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of bodog. First of all, because their site is easy to navigate. Second, because they're based in Costa Rica and have had minimal success tracking me down in the past.
I'll analyze games/wagers of local interest each weekend and make a wager every Thursday. With any luck, by Christmas it'll be iPads and iCandy for everyone.
STARTING BANKROLL: $10,000
CURRENT BANKROLL: $10,500
SEASON RECORD: 1-0
LAST WEEK: 1-0
THIS WEEK: Jets -4 over Cowboys for $1,000.