Another One Bites THE Dust

In gambling, the over/under refers to the combined scores of the two teams at the end of the game.

Leaving the gambler only to determine if the score will be higher or lower than the number created by the odds-makers and betting action at the time a wager is placed.

In the college football game between THE Buckeyes of Ohio State and the Penn State Nittany Lions the over/under was 61. I took the over as I made my first ever legal wager on sports from the comfort of my home after my home state of Connecticut made sport wagering legal on October 15th of this year.

Logging into a website to place that wager, it was hard not to notice the changes to sports betting since I played my first weekly football ticket in middle school.

For starters, you no longer have to circle your selection!

Being able to wager in my pajamas is not the only upgrade I noticed. With “alternate totals,” “three-way moneylines," “alternate spreads” and multiple “prop bets” available on most professional and college sporting events, technology again brings the end to another locally-owned small business; THE bookie.

No Counter for Old Man

With Connecticut finally a Covid cold spot, I am again experiencing life beyond the walls of my home-office; the corporate headquarters of THE Revolution.

Last week when an 'inventor-entrepreneur" asked me to meet him for lunch at Stamford's