In The Continuing Story of Why I Shouldn't Bet on Football
We've been down this road before - I'm terrible at picking football games. (I'd link to the previous entries I've made about this, but there are too many to count.)
So, this week, because I'm in multiple football pools, I tried an experiment out. In one pool, I'd pick the teams I thought were good bets, and in the other, I'd alternate taking every other game favored/underdog.
You can probably guess already how this played out. In the league I chose my actual picks...I got three lousy games correct. In the one I paid no attention to at all, but alternated favorite/underdog? I got five right. (As it happens, in both leagues I chose the Giants, so that two game gap will stand.)
Sure, five right is no picnic, but it's noticeably better than my own choices.
So what the hell...let's continue this debacle. This week, I'll take a cue from my mother-in-law, who has won several football pools by choosing the city she'd most like to visit. I'll do that for one league while trying to use my vast football knowledge in the other league.
This should be part of a continuing series about my ineptitude at betting on football.