In my freshmen year of college, my roommate introduced me to online sports betting. He and I both had online accounts at the Grand Prix Sportsbook. This was back in 1999 and I don't remember much except for betting on the Steelers and losing on Monday Night Football. Afterwards, my roommate swore off sports betting forever. Funny thing is I never cared about the money and I just continued to do it. I remember watching and betting on the NCAA tournament later that year in college.
In late 2001, I started betting totals. I remember on the first or second night of the NBA season I bet like 9 unders and won 8 of them. I was hooked man.
In 2003, I joined Covers and I remember laying a lot of chalk on the Yankees to win the World Series only to have Josh Beckett and the Marlins eat my bankroll up. I think it was around that time I first swore off sports gambling. haha.
In 2006, I got my first bonus check from work which I subsequently blew on the Pittsburgh Panthers in March Madness. It was my largest wager at $700. I swore off sports gambling again. hahah
Now in 2007, I'm wiser than ever and a lot more disciplined with my money. I think I have what it takes to succeed in sports betting. I've been doing it for over a decade and I can only count on one hand the number of times I swore off gambling. Most people never make it this far, and those who have have probably gotten themselves in a lot of financial trouble. I totally believe in myself and I wish to turn pro within a couple of years.