Posted: 12/1/2011 2:20:17 AM
If anyone caps games then they have been in your shoes.
It gets to the point where you can't even watch the games unfold because you know the most absolutely ridiculous plays are going to occur. There's nothing worse than having your bet be killed by some last second three from beyond half court by a player who couldn't hit that shot again if he were to be awarded $1,000,000.
The only plausible way to avoid half court mooses is to bet on Women's basketball.
Tonight, I folded and made the biggest sin of gambling. Do not chase. I have chased before and found myself with $0 in my bank. I played a 11.5 point favorite only to watch their starting QB get injured in the 1st quarter. Their replacement's biceps were bigger than the football and if he spent half as much time practicing throws as he did taking HGH and doing curls, maybe I would have won that bet. In the end, the 11.5 underdogs won SU and if I had wagered my $2000 on them moneyline, I would have won a cool $16,000.
I learned my lesson the hard way.
After going 1-7 tonight and being down $220, I found myself watching the Notre Dame vs. Gonzaga game. The Fighting Irish seemed to be missing the Fight. Gonzaga was overpowering them on every possession and at the 12 minute break, I placed a live wager on Gonzaga -15.5. This wager would win me back all the money I had lost tonight, and another $40.
I felt absolutely sick to my stomach as I clicked "Confirm Bets".
Gonzaga ended up stretching the lead out but then Notre Dame went on a smooth run to close the half only down 13. At this point, I left the house and PVR'd the game.
I came home a little over an hour and sat down to watch the game. Rather than watching, I used the skip forward button to basically breeze through the game and see what was going on score wise.
My PVR only recorded up until about 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter so I was left unaware of what the outcome of this game was. I switched to "Live TV" and they were showing college scores on the ticker. It flipped changed to the score in the Gonzaga game which somehow was 51-71 in Gonzaga's favor.
I truly believe some kind of God was looking down on me today. I have placed one too many bets of this kind, and lost every one of them.
I've built up quite the wall against the pain of losing, but tonight I was hurting. When I saw that score, the hurting left.
Good luck in your future bets.