Behind The Betting Lines Dec 7 2003

Dec 7 2003
By Wilson King
NFL Football Sports Betting – Inside the NFL football betting lines

All in all, Sunday was not a very exciting day, so I thought I would spare you the histrionics and over inflated hyperbole and simply deliver a blow by blow account of the Monday Night game, a game I often fail to cover.  However, before I could craft my literary opus Tuesday morning, I was distracted by some very good news.  My buddy the Soap Dawg and the Mrs. presented the world with the next great American, Harrison Cole.  Harry came into this world many of us go through life, kicking and screaming but glad to be here.  I am happy to use my Sports Insights column to report that mother, father and baby are all doing fine.

While Harry is in very good hands, blessed with a loving family, I feel it is my duty to impart some valuable life lessons to the youngster.  But given the fact that I am contractually obligated to write a weekly NFL recap for Sports Insights, I find myself in a bit of a quandary.  On one hand, I have a responsibility to pen this week’s column.  On the other hand, I have a duty to provide the H-man with some valuable information that will guide him through life.

So, before I find myself on the opposite end of a breach of contract lawsuit, I present to Harrison and the Sports Insights readers, “Life’s Little Playbook” (as illustrated through the Cleveland Browns debacle on Monday Night.)

Lesson #1:  Don’t let the bastards keep you down.

The Browns came into the St. Louis game as home underdogs and very few folks gave them a chance against the high-powered Rams.  However, the Browns scored a touchdown on their second possession and were looking to go into halftime with the lead.

Lesson #2:  Always believe in yourself.

If your dream is to become an NFL quarterback, go for it.  After all, Kelly Holcomb proved that anyone can become an NFL quarterback after he threw two interceptions, leading to fourteen unanswered points to close the half.

Lesson #3:  When you find yourself in a little trouble, do not be afraid to ask for help.

The Browns could have easily folded after the first half, but they regrouped and got themselves back into the game with the help of backup quarterback Tim Couch.

Lesson #4:   Do not ever doubt that Lesson #2.

Just when you thought it could not get any worse, Tim Couch further proved that anyone can become and NFL quarterback after he collapsed under pressure.

Lesson #5:  In the balance sheet of life, sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down, but in the end it will all even out.

After Sunday’s action, we were up a modest sum.  We had lost all the early games and won all the late games.  However, Monday night’s decision was the biggest in recent weeks and the Browns failure to cover left us reeling.  But when it was all said and done we found ourselves dead even after the weekend had come to an end.

Good luck Harry.  You are destined for greatness.  And at the very least, you will be more succesful than the Browns.

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