I hate being sick, I really do. This isn’t a “wah wah my nose is runny I hate it” post, this is an “I’m an idiot when I am sick and I make stupid mistakes” post. The biggest reason I am an idiot when sick is I usually never take time off my work. I’ll be cuddled up in my laz-e boy, electric blanket wrapped around me, shivering and coughing up a lung while doing work. I’ll be in the bathroom with my laptop, talking to an affiliate manager one minute, then throwing up in the toilet the next minute.
But the current reason I hate being sick is in regards to sports, sports betting or sports pickem contests. If you read NPP you would remember last years NFL Pickem drama. Heading into Week 11, I was rocking it, in the lead and dominating each week. Then I got ill. And I happened to post the lowest score possible, which lost me my lead, something I never recovered from.
Well, it happened again. I woke up yesterday stating that I would not make any NFL picks. Not one damnit. Yet there I was today, making predictions. And what happened? I went 0-3 ATS. My record is still solid, 18-9, but still I knew I shouldn’t have bet to begin with. Sorry to all who follow me but I did warn you earlier!!!
Then there was the NFL Pickem League I am in on SA. I’ve been doing great in that, averaging 50+ points a week, and went into this week as the actual leader. There is thousands up for grabs, and so I REALLY want to do well this time. What happened this week? National disaster, I scored just 11 points and dropped to 4th, and I expect to go on monkey tilt from here on out and lose lose lose. I don’t even want to know what I got in the NPP Pick’em. This time next year I am getting someone else to make picks when I inevitably get sick.
Note to self: Check my NFL Bets after my illness last year and see if they declined. If so, retire this season.
And while writing this, I just lost a $750 pot at poker. Wheee!