Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Hound Blogging

A while back we told you about overlord Eb. Eb is one of the shinier apples in the overlord bushel because he's figured out that betting on the dogs is not the golden path to riches many believe it is, but betting on the stupidity of those who bet on the dogs may be.

As a result Eb has put together a sure fire way to win at the track. Well, sure fire for him anyway because he wants to charge people who believe that enough two dollar bets will secure a pleasant retirement for themselves $35 bucks to tap wisdom like this:
Would you handicap your five year old’s Pee Wee League baseball game the same way you handicap The World Series? Of course you wouldn’t. So why do you handicap all the races on a greyhound program the same way? It doesn’t make sense, does it, yet that’s what most people do. It doesn’t work. They don’t make money. Yet there they are at the next day’s program, doing the same thing. That’s just insane!
Well of course it is. What parent would bet on a five year old? Once they get to high school, now that's where the money is.
Do you think that you can’t make money on A races because favorites win and don’t pay anything? Do you believe the old myth that you can’t make money on lower grade races because the dogs are so bad that it’s pure chance who wins? How about M races? Would you agree that the puppies are just too inconsistent and erratic to handicap?
Wait. They even bet on the puppies? OK, maybe they would bet on a five year old.
If you want to keep hanging out with your friends at the track, but you also want to make money at the track, you’ll have to rein in your spending on food, drink and anything else that isn’t essential to handicapping.
Right. Things like rent, utilities, doctor visits for that five year old if he gets hurt trying to steal second because you told him what the spread was and made him promise to beat it, all that stuff has got to go. And while we're at it, what are you doing with friends anyway?
Be honest with yourself. If you know that you’re not going to be able to keep your mind on your handicapping because you’re too involved with other people, then admit it and protect yourself and your wallet.
Truer words were never spoken because we all know, if you have friends at a dog track, they're just as broke as you are and are probably looking for a hand out. Eb's got your back though, he's your friend, and to show it:
These are tough financial times for all of us. That’s why I’ve reduced the prices of my Winning Greyhound Handicapping Systems. For as little as $20, you can win at the dog track today.
That Eb. He's a saint, right Jim?

Jim is extremely warm and loving. He loves to lean into you for attention. He loves attention but is not pushy. He is easygoing and mellow, but has a playful side. He goes and gets a toy and plays with it. Then he takes it to his bed. He also collects laundry. He is a happy dog that smiles and has a helicopter tail. He is a bit klutzy. When he shakes, his legs spread out. Jim would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Went to a rescue and they had a greyhound up that cost the "owner" $15,000 as a "sure winner" pup...well...that guy got a "loser" and that dog, just for the sheer story of it, got a "winner" of a home...just because he did not play the game and had no time for cages, broken legs, and steroids . Lucky for him that that particular "owner" had a "heart"...he could have been blown away just for sheer retribution. I mean...let's face it. These poor dogs walk the tightrope as soon as they hit the ground. And most , particularly cat haters, never, ever see a forever yard.