I've never really been a sports-gambler, though I respect and admire those who are -- and as a "Wisdom of Crowds" devotee, I appreciate the aggregate wisdom of the betting line.
Last night, I was out with a couple of sports-writing types, and one of them (whose college football opinion I really respect) pointed out that USC was a 9-point favorite at
This writer was convinced this was the mistake of the week – that USC was going to easily cover.
Again, I'm not a sports gambler, so I'm not endorsing this. I just found it interesting that there seemed to be such a discount toward USC (and apparent inflation of
But what it's done is intrigue me enough to try to pick Top 25 games against the spread – just for fun. I know I've got my "Daily Quickie Readers" College Pick 'Em group on ESPN.com, but that's not against the spread. Maybe I'll just keep track of it on the side.
Meanwhile, I'm off to
It'll also be Gabe's indoctrination to Gator Nation. Yikes. Hopefully, I'll have a few photos of that next week.
(I'm enjoying the blog so much that I'm going to try to post over the weekend from the road.)
Have a great long weekend, and I can't thank all of you enough for your support this week. (The comments are great.) We're off to a great start!