Rider's First Official Las Vegas Wager

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Rider's First Official Las Vegas Wager

 

Well, I arrived in Las Vegas and I'm like a kid in a candy store. They have this thing here where you go in and all the odds are on a board and you bet anything you want. What a concept. I love this freaking place!

So, my trip got off to a bumpy start. As I was going through security at Logan Airport, a buzzer went off and a lady came up to me and said, "Sir, can you tell me why you have brass knuckles in your bag?" Then they pulled me aside and the police had to come. I'm pretty sure I'm now classified as a terrorist.

I had bought brass knuckles around 15 years ago when I was on vacation in South Carolina. A guy at work had never seen a pair and wanted to know what they looked like. So I brought mine into work to show him and forgot that I had put them back in my bag that I carry all of my shit in. Because they are so heavy, they must have fallen to the bottom of the bag and I never knew they were in there. So, after my wife stopped crying and they cleared me, we were off to Vegas.

I got into the Pregame offices around 10:30. I was here for about 20 minutes before Matty and Marco got hungry, so we headed out to lunch. We went to a place called Barley's Brew Pub where I got the best chef salad of my life. This thing was loaded with meat had barely any lettuce in it. All was right with the world.

Finally, I went to bet on the home run derby. Matty and I came to a consensus while he was shoveling a burger down his throat that Grady Sizemore had the best odds. So I walked up, threw $100 on Sizemore at 6-1 and they handed me a slip. It was that easy. I can't even imagine what is going to happen when I hit the Golden Nugget on Wednesday and I get a crack at those early college football lines. My wife asked me to at least control myself while we are out here. I told her I would. Luckily for her, she is used to me lying, so when I bet $500 on Ball State Wednesday, hopefully she won't be too surprised.

So tonight I got Grady Sizemore to win the Home Run Derby. To be honest with you, I just think he's on HGH and that's why I bet him. Good luck and I will talk to you later in the week when I'm sure I won't have a dime left to my name.

  • I'm glad you had a good time lgjr1. Maybe when you get settled, you can tell us all about your trip. I know I would be interested in hearing about your experience.

  • SOUTH POINT IS A GREAT BARGAIN TOMMY DON'T BE TELLING EVERYBODY !!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST GOT HOME TONITE  WAS @ MANDALAY ( NO COST TO ME ) BUT IS AN OVERPRICED JOINT IN MY OPINION ! G L THIS FOOTBALL SEASON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • That's a fair point Sink. I don't mind proving myself first. Good luck this football season.

  • Because I'm with my wife. If I wasn't I would be calling one of those "Strippers" that comes to your room and "dances" for you. Oh well, I'll give it a try when she goes back east to visit her family. I'm ordering me an Asian chick baby.

  • Why are you not out on the Strip right now LOL

  • I stayed at the South Point Queeny. Matty referred me here and I would also tell anyone who is coming to Vegas to check it out. It's just off the Strip but a great place to stay.

  • THINK POSITIVE T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TOMMY WHERE YOU STAYING?

  • Thanks guys. The first of many losers placed at a Las Vegas sportsbook I'm sure. Don't worry, we got CFB bets coming tomorrow. Then we can start losing some real money. lol

  • Hope you win, TR!

  • So Chuck does that mean I should cancel the plans of taking you to the Rhino, buying your first drink and lap dance on your next visit to Sin City?

  • Hilarious!

  • Almost forgot....Good Luck on your FIRST Vegas Bet!

  • Vegas will ALWAYS has a Special Place in my Heart! Someone needs to start a Blog about their Most Memorable Trip there. Don't let Marco talk you into going to Spearmint Rhino.....that place WILL get you in Trouble with the Wife!

  • Great stuff, have fun Tommy and good luck. Wish I was out there.