Time to throw flags
on Super mistakes

Feb 7, 2006 7:29 AM

Well, following one of the strangest Super Bowls I have ever watched, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the winners.

Most of the cell phone abusers are on their way to the airport to get back to their real lives. No more security hanging over them for making a cell phone call to a friend. Sport book supervisors spent more time trying to stop the cell phone abusers than they did trying to keep track of the onslaught of wagers coming in. What a joke!

All I know is that the books were packed and it looked like both sides were getting plenty of action. Everyone was betting on the props. Just standing around and listening to the jibber jabber, there were very few opinions alike. I think the props may have been very good for the books, except the one my friend Sid gave me — that the Steelers would cover the first half. The last I saw was up to —3 points.

Now getting to more serious stuff, what about that half time show? That proves that the NFL is not in contact with the rest of civilization. Here we are playing the Super Bowl in Detroit, home of Motown and they have skinny Mick and the Stones. Now I am a big fan of the Stones but wouldn’t it have been appropriate to have the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Miracles, The Temptations and the list could go on and on.

It’s not surprising since the NFL still doesn’t believe people bet on the games. Guys, the NFL would be nowhere if it weren’t for Vegas! These idiots won’t even let the casinos have a Super Bowl party. They can have a Big Game party but no Super Bowl party. That would infringe on their rights to the word Super Bowl.

Then I had to sit through all those stupid commercials. I know that there was more commercial time than the actual playing of the game. One think is clear, I may make a bet on the next Big Game but I will definitely not waste my time and watch it. I just may rent a movie or read a good book. The NFL has seen the last of me or should I say I have seen the last of the NFL.

I would rather watch a good high school or college game and not have to subject myself to the torture. With all the interest that Congress has on torture, they need to hold some hearings on the NFL for hammering us.

Thanks to the officials, the Steelers are champs. Even with review, they just can’t seem to get it right. I am a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but I would rather see the officials get it right and the best team win on the square. It puts a bad taste in my mouth having one of their bad calls decide the outcome.

I will definitely be betting on the Colts to win Big Game 41!

Here some news a little north of us. Jerry’s Nugget, known for its great food (I’ve been down there and the food and price is very good and reasonable) will be getting into the Race and Sports book business big time. They have brought in the highly regarded Lori Terry from Ballys to become their new director. We here at GamingToday wish both Lori and Jerry’s much success. Look for more on this story in next week’s paper.

For those of you who don’t know it yet, Art Manteris is a new dad, Mom and baby are doing great. I will try and get more details as soon as I can get hold of Mr. M. He’s been very busy with the Big Game and the baby. I have great respect for Art. We are about the same age and I know I have a hard enough time just taking care of the dog.

Bring on some real sports like college basketball. March Madness is just right around the corner. Now are we OK using the term March Madness. You know, I don’t think we can use that one either?