Rooting like CRAZY for the USA women's soccer team this evening. This is NOT the USA women's soccer team, but if you click to enlarge, and look carefully at the girl on the far left, she actually is holding a ball!!!
Love what the USWNT has done in this World Cup, allowing only ONE stinkin' goal in SIX games. That's an average of 0.17 goals per. ASTONISHING!!! Props to our goalie, Hope Solo, who came in to the Cup under a giant cloud, and the defense, which has been magnificent. How good??? The USA has not conceded a goal in 513 consecutive minutes, the second-longest streak in tournament history. The women can set the single-tournament record with 28 more scoreless minutes in the final. And also LOVE the revenge angle. In the last World Cup, Japan beat us on penalty kicks after 120 scoreless minutes. So you know that our girls are ready to taste some SWEET revenge. Looking for the best wagers, we'll try some of the "Double Result" props, starting with the USA to lead at halftime & tied after 90 minutes. Gimme $25 at 15/1. Then Japan to lead at halftime & tied after 90. Gimme another $25 at 18/1. Next up is tied at halftime & USA wins. Dropping half a Benjamin at 7/2. And finally, tied at halftime & tied after 90 for another half a Benj at 7/2.
Looks like the leans are falling my way as the Red Sox beat the Astros yesterday, 6-1. Also had UNDER 65.5 hot dogs on Joey Chestnut in the Nathan's contest on the 4th at Coney Island. Joey Dogs gobbled up only 60 and lost his title to Matt "Megatoad" Stonie who scarfed 62. We are not really carrying a figure in competitive eating, but if we do drop in again, we roll with a +$50.
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