Sunday Money – 6-Pack

November 26, 2010 |



My disrespect and non-belief in this season’s “Cinderella Story” has been pretty clear. I haven’t minced words or taken the slightest step in being complimentary …..

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a FRAUD

Their record is an aberration, and aside from whatever Raheem Morris says, they’re nowhere near being considered the best team in the NFC.

You want stats? You want proof?

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 21: Donald Penn  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after he scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Bucs have navigated some pretty thin ice in winning 7 games, thus far. All of these wins have come against LOSING teams, with 4 victories being by a miniscule 3 points or less.

Those same opponents have an overall record of 17 wins and 54 losses.

In their trio of losses, to teams with WINNING records, the Bucs have gone down the tubes by nearly 10 points, per game, on average.

Those opponents have a collective record of 23 wins and 8 losses.

I’m sure you can figure it out. The Bucs beat bad teams – even if it’s close. And, they lose to good teams. That’s a pretty telling recipe for predicting how they’ll play in upcoming games.

The Ravens are a good team – they’re a very good team. They’ll dominate Sunday’s game and extend Tampa’s habitual pattern of weekly play. Take the Ravens -8 in an absolute guaranteed winning performance.


Back in October, my sister called me and shared some good news – one of her friends just became an instant MILLIONAIRE. Thanks to a $5 wager and a stop at an Eastern Shore convenience store, my sister’s friend won a million bucks on a scratch-off ticket.

Given the immediate attraction to this specific type of ticket, I was seduced into buying one …..

I lost, but I wasn’t ready to quit. So, I bought another …..

At $5 each, my investment hit $10 within 5 minutes. Another loser …..

I waited a few days, but bought another one. That was more than a month ago. Yep, you know where this is going, right?

LONDON - JANUARY 27:  Euromillions tickets are seen in a newsagents on January 27, 2005 in London, England. The european lottery has rolled over for several weeks and is now estimated to have a jackpot of Euro150m, the highest jackpot in the history of the Europe-wide draw.  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)






I’m now $115 in the hole and I haven’t won SQUAT, yet. That includes, the two tickets I bought amid my Thanksgiving celebration.

My luck is gonna change, this week. I feel it …..

You heard it here.