Sarah J. Phillips: Balancing betting and BFF's is hard work

My good friend Justin is the worst sports bettor in the history of sports betting. He doesn’t know it, though. When he loses a bet, he Hulks up and goes mental like Meatloaf on Celebrity Apprentice.

When I cap games, like last week’s Men’s and Women’s NCAA National Championships, I take into consideration the usual statistics such as offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebounds, turnovers, field goal percentage, who Justin is betting.

Yes, that’s right, who Justin is betting is one of my categories.

It’s a very delicate situation. I can’t let him overtly know that I’m trying to figure out which side he’s on, only to fade him because he’ll shut down due to his large ego and stop feeding me his angles. The fact that I’m a female wouldn’t help his situation either. I usually have to 007 my way to get this crucial information.

This year, it took a grilled sandwich, the movie Unstoppable, Chauncey The Bear, and a gloomy Oregon day to extract the information. If I told you the intricacies of the story, I’d have to kill you.

The void of the end of college basketball is filled with the beginning of MLB. The start of the season provides me with plenty to do, especially when I have to pair my handicapping workload with midterms.

My strategy in baseball is grueling, since I specifically watch every game of at least one team in each division for the entire season. This gives me a barometer in order to compare and contrast all 30 teams. This strategy takes a lot of discipline, coffee, and DVR space.

The positive of this system is profiting on MLB throughout the season, with the ability to view so many games. The negative of using this system is having arguments with my roommates about how their latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians got deleted. I also wind up doing biology assignments until 3 a.m.

Since I spend so much time in the spring and summer watching baseball, I often get asked, “How is it different being a female sports bettor in comparison to a male sports bettor?”.

I swore I would never give out these secrets, but it’s time I let the cat out of the bag:

- Moneyline favorites are all EVEN money. That’s right. When the books are charging men -250 for a favorite on the moneyline, they are offering women -100 straight across the board. It's Ladies Night every night.

- I have the option to cancel my wagers up until two minutes left in a game. If it’s looking bad coming down the stretch, I can make a call and have the action canceled. No questions asked.

- I can ask for a mulligan if I end up with losing wagers. The books will give me my money back if I decide I don’t want to have a losing day. But just one a day - cheapskates.

With all of these extra incentives, no wonder it’s so easy being a female sports bettor!

Til next time, cover the spread.

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Posted by Keys44
3 years ago

Seriously Covers? Next time just get a pornstar to write fluff articles.
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Posted by Chicapper
3 years ago

Dumb
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Posted by Mozart
3 years ago

I have NO idea how my comment appeared three times. I sent it only once. And I did have separated paragraphs, but it seems that the comments section smashes them all together.
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Posted by ShemusOToole
3 years ago

Squirt some more tears for us Mozart, your monkeyboy.
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Posted by tinoker55
3 years ago

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Posted by Mozart
3 years ago

I am disappointed to see so many guys slamming SJP. She's for real and she certainly does her own capping, as well as is open about tailing guys when she does that. I've seen her picks and they are usually good; I've tailed her successfully. I think that the crux of the problem with the guys (not all of them, of course) is that having a hot college-aged blond doing capping that is on par with the best here in Covers threatens their sense of testosterone in a turf that's dominated by male testosterone-driven guys. Relax, guys. Welcome her -- I certainly would welcome her. And who can blame Covers for putting SJP on their cover? She's hot, smart, a feisty female and a damn good capper.
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Posted by ShemusOToole
3 years ago

GTFO Mozart you mangina.
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Posted by markovski
3 years ago

I dont get this article or this person in general. If shes real shes downright off her meds, and if its a hoax then its just sad. Either way, its some funny stuff.
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Posted by Menthol
3 years ago

WTF, i wake up today and this piece of sh!t article is still the main article on covers. Oh wait, what? We found the pic is a fraud? LOL what a joke. Now where's all those SJP fans, white knighters and fappers gone?
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Posted by Slovak
3 years ago

notice how the only people still defending this sarah "person" all have very low post counts?
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Posted by ZarleyZalapski
3 years ago

I hope she's real. I have a bet with one of my co-workers that she'll come out with a video or picks with betting slips in a few weeks and shock the Covers world.
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Posted by ShemusOToole
3 years ago

Awesome new avatar.
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Posted by tapnitruc
3 years ago

The days of texting make everbody think there creative writers, but truly there mostly hacks with nothing really to say, and this blog is just proof of it. Stick to your good looks and keep your thoughts to yourself.
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Posted by ScottLandau
3 years ago

You guys really bitching about this article. What article? I'm still starin' at Sarah! Sarah, can I be your next 3AM biology assignment =)
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Posted by ShemusOToole
3 years ago

You aren't a creepy ass loser or anything.
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Posted by gold77
3 years ago

shes prolly sleeping with the bookies too...with all those incentives...lol
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Posted by moneym8
3 years ago

@ dopalicous First, I wasn't making fun of his grammar, perhaps your reading comprehension skills could use some help. The guy didn't get her joke, her sarcasm. He took her serious when she said she gets refunds. Second, typos happen, but knowing the difference between reading comprehension and grammar...well.
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Posted by oregonduckz
3 years ago

Sarah, just wondering. Any relation to the Phillips family in L.O.?
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Posted by wrigleyswagers
3 years ago

stealing pics of other people and posting them is against the law and so is posting pics of kim kardashing without paying for them is a law suit in waiting...........-wrigs
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Posted by Slovak
3 years ago

@moneym8 how did you just edit your post? you just changed they to their. WTF is going on here people?
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Posted by moneym8
3 years ago

Nothing was edited. Their was always there, and they was a typo that's still there. WTF do you see?
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Posted by moneym8
3 years ago

If Sarah has this many guys getting their panties in a bunch, they she's doing her job.
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Posted by dopalicous
3 years ago

Moneym8 your grasp of the English language is no better than Pimpson.......Than shes doing her job. What a tool, the only person on this page thats a bigger FRAUD than SJP......making fun of peoples grammer on a BLOG site. Only to screw up your own grammar.
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Posted by ShemusOToole
3 years ago

You stuff your mom's panties in your ass.
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Posted by moneym8
3 years ago

@ pimpson You're not very bright are you? Your reading comprehension skills are lacking quite a bit I see.
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"ok, when i first saw the photo, i thought it was a lil bit sketchy two see an asian dude, and two blondies. i did a lil bit of investigation, and i came across this photo published on another site called "Hot Chicks with DoucheBags" please take a l..."

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