Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Parlay 'O the Week

Amateur athletics and gambling go together like bacon and hot fudge. With that in mind, it's my privilege to introduce a new feature, the Parlay 'o the Week. Each weekend I'm around these parts I will share some of my gambling wisdom with you, the reader. Just remember, most of said "wisdom" comes from years of losing ridiculously speculative college football bets; when you lose all your money don't blame me (blame Will!). Check out the details after the jump.

Today's offering is a four team parlay (meaning all four teams have to cover their respective spread for me to win this entirely fictional bet...for entertainment purposes) featuring nothing but big favorites. Each year I begin the season by betting heavy on a few favorites going up against clearly inferior programs. The lines just never seem too high for me.

Advertisement

Odds: 12/1
Fictional Bet: 24 to win 288

West Virginia -24 vs. Western Michigan
Rich Rodriguez and company could easily win this one by five touchdowns.

Miami -18 vs. Marshall
I think I'd take Lakeland HS (FL) in a pick 'em over Marshall, the new look U should be able to cover a few scores.

Wisconsin -14 vs. Washington State
Weak Pac 10 team on the road against a top-flight Big 10 team that doesn't like to lose at home...easy money. That being said, I'll probably lose this whole fucking parlay by pushing this game.

Advertisement

UCLA -17 at Stanford
I think the drunken tree mascot is starting at left tackle.

Now I want to hear from you commenters, who do you like?

UPDATE: Damn, I didn't get the fictional bet posted in time! I'm subbing out Nebraska (-21) vs. Nevada Reno (they have a real football team and everything).

Share This Story