Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vox Lox (week 3)

If you're big on first impressions, well then you're no longer reading this column. Dropping three of four bets last week and falling 6 dimes down this early was a harsh and humbling reality. But this isn't the first time I've been in the hole. What, you think this is the first fucking hole I've ever dug? Please, I was born with a fucking shovel. I know how to get in trouble, and then climb the fuck out. You ever stare at your checking account balance when it's smaller than your mortgage payment due in a few days and you still owe half of what's left to your bookie? That's when you have to pick some winners. Normally, in these situations, my confidence is a bit shaken after getting drilled and I crawl into a conservative shell. One or two small, safe bets. Scratchin' to stay alive, as Steven Tyler once bemoaned. But, to my surprise, I like another four games today:

Lions (+11) over Minnesota, 3 dimes
49ers (-2.5) over Tampa Bay, 2 dimes
Bengals (-3) over Carolina, 2 dimes
Cowboys (+3) over Houston, 1 dime

Last week: 1-3 (-4 dimes)
Season: 1-4-1 (-6 dimes)

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Who is the Vox?

SamVox is not a professional handicapper, but a premier one. He has been gambling his entire adult life and has experienced every sickening turn and nasty twist of fate that occurs during a football season. What distinguishes the Vox is his amazing intuition, astoundingly long memory, attention to detail and preparation, aversion to propaganda and access to the industry's sharpest bettors. He is a two time Pick'Em champion and went 49-33-5 against the spread with his Vox Pix over two seasons. His critically-dismissed Vox in the Box column also appears here at Cleveland Sports Torture

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