Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vox Super Pick

Raven Droppings
Time to put the wraps on another winning season, my fourth in five campaigns, and this one proved to be the most lucrative of my handicapping career. I ambushed your book for 14 units of profit on the strength of three wagers: the re-election of President Obama, Seattle's first round playoff win over Washington and Baltimore's upset of the Patriots two weeks ago. Less was more for Vox this year, as my bets were more infrequent and deliberately efficient in building your bankroll with my strong 4-dime plays.

Today's line, in my view, is the tightest since the Rams edged the Titans thirteen years ago. I've changed my mind at least a dozen times. In my younger, ornery days, I would've succumbed to my need for action and emptied my account just for Sunday thrills. But past mistakes force perspective, perspective brings clarity, and clarity is the father of wisdom. Vox won't touch this game, my first no-action SuperBowl since 1998. The stakes are high, anyway, since I'll root like hell against the Baltimore Birdshit. For my readers determined to bet this game, I recommend a very light play on the underdog. 

See you in September.

Ravens (+4) over 49ers, 1 dime

Championship Sunday: 2-0 (+5 dimes)
Season: 9-7 (+14 dimes)