First, I would sincerely like to wish all my loyal readers of Get Rich, Horses to Watch along with Two for Tuesday a Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous New Year.
Just a few comments before getting to the bowls. Station Casinos has a new big promotion where you swipe a player’s card to win food vouchers, points and bingo cards. This would have been a super promo if they would have thrown us loyal everyday horse players and sports bettors a little bone for the holidays.
We’ve been overlooked again as just a bunch of old suckers that come in and blow our hard-earned money or our social security checks. Why won’t they give us a free bet on the ponies or small free wager on a parlay card that we can’t hit anyway? Then we would say wow!
There could be something on the horizon at Palace Station for those of us that frequent their race book so keep an eye open. One promo I would do during the slow season is to give everyone in the race book a free form, drink ticket and $2 voucher to bet with.
Some would take advantage, but in the long run it would be a great promo especially with Santa Anita opening this Friday. By the way, there is still no contract between Santa Anita and the Nevada books so they just may have to hand book the bets. This could be good for the books, which would make more money.
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In the NFL, the Titans beat the Steelers this past week but made a huge mistake when steeping on a Terrible Towel and smearing it into the ground with their shoes. Look out if they meet in the playoffs. It won’t be pretty.
Now to the bowls.
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Hawaii +1½ vs Notre Dame: The Warriors actually opened the favorite, but now the Irish have been bet up. I just don’t see it. HAWAII.
Friday, Dec. 26
Fla Atlantic +7 vs C. Mich (63): This one will be a real shootout. Take the points and bet on seeing a lot of touchdowns. FAU / OVER.
Saturday, Dec. 27
N. Carolina PK vs W. Virginia: The good Dr. Bob is on WVU in this game, but I will copper him and definitely go with the Tar Heels in what will be a low-scoring game. NORTH CAROLINA.
Wisconsin +5 vs Florida St: The only Florida team I want in the bowls this season is the Gators. WISCONSIN.
California -8 vs Miami, FL: The Golden Bears are playing near home in San Francisco and could make this a blowout. CALIFORNIA.
Sunday, Dec. 28
La Tech PK vs N. Illinois: Louisiana Tech playing very close to home in Shreveport. I like that. LA TECH.
Monday, Dec. 29
NC State +8 vs Rutgers: Both teams are hot so the points look good. NC STATE.
Missouri -12 vs N’western: The Tigers with Chase Daniel just have too much offense for the Wildcats. MISSOURI.
Finally: It just bothers me why Wake Forest passed for that last score in the Navy game when taking a knee was all that was necessary. That late score caused the game to go over the total and gave the Deacons the cover.
The Wake players should have gone up to the gentlemen from the Naval Academy, shake their hands and thank them for their service, but no that would have been the right thing to do.
I have lost complete respect for the entire Wake Forest program.