Editor's Note--First off, congratulations to the San Francisco Baseball Giants for winning a very special 3rd World Series in 5 years. As you may know now, Big D had a special place in his gambling wallet for the KC ROYALS which also turned out VERY well for all of us. Did he pick a losing game all October with the Royales? No he did not. For that we thank him. We also thank him in advance for an extra special Thursday Night NFL choice, Friday's Breeder's Cup horse racing, Saturday's Breeder's Cup horse racing, Saturday college football, and Sunday NFL football. Sheesh. I'm just tired saying all of that. I will also be tired running--not walking--to the wagering windows when I get the scoop from BigDick. Which starts right about.....now! Go BigD! Gooooooooo!--R.B.
Yes, Richie, a plethora of positively pulsating plays from now until Sunday! For you horseplayers? This is your Super Bowl. The Breeders Cup. But we will lay down those winners tomorrow. Today we will showstop you with the Thursday Night NFL play and 3 college delights. Let's go.
First the NFL. CAROLINA played a tough game but lost to the champion Seahags on Sunday. Final score? 13-9. The defensive light bulb just might have gone on for the PANTHERS. The Saints are back eh? Well even when they weren't "gone" (as in stink), New Orleans never had great success on the road. They have had even less success at CAROLINA as noted by their 2-10 spread record there the last 12 in Charlotte. PANTHERS are a home dog in a within division, nationally televised, night game. Yowsah. CAROLINA baby. Take.
Speaking of PANTHERS, we had a very strange 0-1-2 college football Saturday last week, but now we will go to that "big" game "everyone" is talking about, right in Richie B's new backyard of South Florida, Rice at the FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PANTHERS!! Rice lays a very strange 6. We will take that very strange number, thank you very much, with the home team. Tell us how strange it is when you collect, friend.
In that other "huge" game, Lose-EE-Anna tech hosts the HILLTOPPERS of WESTERN KENTUCKY. La Tech has a bit better record than the HILLTOPPERS. But just a bit. WESTERN KENTUCKY looking to climb the ladder in this big division game. They get a 6.5 point headstart. Headstarts are nice. Take the points pal.
Finally, the ucla bruins have won a lot of their games but barely. As evidenced, by their 1-7 spread record. ARIZONA has won all but one of their games (a 2 point loss to USC), and won by a lot. As evidenced by their 6-2 spread record. Now just down the hill from the horse racing, at the Rose Bowl, ucla hosts ARIZONA Saturday evening. Don't be surprised when the "experts" say ARIZONA "shocked" ucla. Just take the points baby.
The thrilling, happpy, winning recap? Tonight: CAROLINA+3 vs New Orleans, Saturday: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL+6 vs Rice, WESTERN KENTUCKY+6.5 vs La Tech, and ARIZONA+6.5 @ ucla.
The weather at the horse racing and in most of the country will show blue skies this weekend. In honor of that, AND that our old friends, the Allman Brothers, played their last gig in NYC this past Tuesday, after MANY, MANY years of extended annual engagements (remember some of those late nights Richie B?!?), we present this video. This is probably the finest live version of this song. It has appeared more than a few times on these pages. We are proud to have helped contribute to the almost 4 million views it has.
Tomorrow? The horse racing will get it's own special post, where we will remind viewers what has happened when BigDick makes selections on the Breeders Cup when it's held at Santa Anita. Where it just happens to be this year......and some NFL selections. Good luck. God bless. Enjoy.