Tyson viewers the big losers

Feb 25, 2003 6:25 AM

First of all, I don’t feel sorry for any one stupid enough to buy the Tyson fiasco on pay for view. If they haven’t learned by now they never will.

Can you imagine getting paid millions of dollars for that, not to mention paying a guy a cool mil for taking one punch and just lying there? Just one of the most non-exciting 50 seconds in sports.

Please no more Tyson. I don’t think he is the answer to a sport in big time trouble, and there’s more than enough tattoos in the casinos throughout the city.

If you’re looking for a good hoops bargain, find a spot in the Aladdin sports book between 3 and 4 p.m. daily and lay the 5 percent vig on the overnight line. Ask for Casey, tell him I sent you and receive a smile plus a kind word.

I ran into my fave baseball futures handicapper Lou ­­Lamatrice making a wager on the baseball over/under selections.

With this type of wager, all you do is bet whether a team will win more or less games than the posted number for the season. Lou was betting that the White Sox would win more than 86.

Lou’s reasoning was that the addition of Bartolo Colon as a starter, Tom "Flash" Gordon and Billy Koch in the bullpen and Brian Daubach as an additional bat would provide six more wins than last year’s 81-81 record.

The White Sox also get to play the rebuilding Indians, hapless KC and Detroit, and a Twins team that could regress.

So it is very realistic to expect the White Sox to improve some 6-to-7 games barring injuries.

Look for a 90 win season by the "Pale Hose."