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Published on August 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm  Comments (11)  

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  1. Dan – I can already tell you how your gambling experiment will work out. By your rules, you’ll net zero. Because each week 16 teams win and 16 teams lose… over the course of the 17 week season each team will win and lose a total of 16 games (and, unlike Donovan McNabb, don’t forget that games can tie, tho they rarely do).

    But this isn’t how sports gambling works. In the gambling world you pay the bookie $110 dollars to win $100. If your team wins, you win $100 for risking $110. If you lose, you lose $110. So over a 256 game season, you’ll lose 256 x $10.

    And yes, I agree, gambling should be legal in all its forms. Is gambling really so dangerous that only state governments can play safely?

    • You may be right. Before the Monday night twin bill, I’m 7-7 so far on the week, counting the opening game that I gave away. I considered including the bookie’s cut in my test, but I figured just keep it simple. I also ignored any possible stock broker commissions or other investment related fees to make it even. And what can we expect from a group that took over the numbers rackets from the mob and renamed it the lottery?

  2. In Re: Newspapers. My mothers family was in the leather goods manufacturing business. Early on, they manufactured horse collars. As the automobile became more popular, they and others diversified. Imagine if the government had instituted and maintained benefits and subsidies. I am a believer in the Austrian Model of economics (only the strong survive). It is no surprise that Sen. Cardin is a prime mover in the newspaper bailout effort. This is likely because the Baltimore Sun is essentially an arm of the Democrat party.

    • That’s one of the things that gets me about the whole discussion. Many of the same newspapers who are now trumpeting their importance to our country, and virtually demanding to be saved have had steadily declining reputations for as long as I can remember. The Sun is a good example. I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone outside of publishing in my adult lifetime who’s had something positive to say about the Baltimore Sun. I can see helping out an industry that is suffering through no fault of its own, but this is one that is pretty clearly dying due to poor management and increasingly obsolete ideas. To even try to save it will end up being a colossal waste of time and money. We’re much better off staying out of it and letting the market determine how the people want to get their news and information.

  3. Sir:
    Do you know the names of the individuals who nominated the Whig for the award? If not, do I have the right to request that information from the
    chamber? This was so insulting to the people who made the Whig the paper everyone read…people who were cut loose after 15,20,30 years of service. I refuse to buy the paper now and I certainly won’t pay their outragious internet fees when I can read the Journal, Inquirer, Baltimore Sun and the NY Times for free!!

    • I do but I’ve decided that I’m not going to call anyone out by name. It’s enough for me to criticize the organizations in question. You could try to request the info but I’m not sure if you’d get a response. The info is out there to find if you check the right websites, however.

  4. Dan-
    Lost your number- I am happy to see you are writing again- great comments!
    Let’ catch up sometime- Dave

    • Hey Dave, how’s it goin? I still have your number if it hasn’t changed. I’ll give you a call one of these days when I get a chance. Good to hear from you.

      • hey Dan, lets catch up soon

      • Yeah man. You ever get down around chestertown way?

  5. Dan, glad to see you’re still writing. You’re one of the best.–ZZTopp in AZ

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