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Parlay King

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Like smoke caught in the vortex of a crack pipe, The Fizz ran through the sports book at the center of Caesars Palace. He ran as he always ran when cashing a big bet – hurriedly, unsmiling, head down, as if the other degenerates praise was a storm of rain to get out of. He didn’t tip his cap. Though we thumped, wept, and chanted “We want Fizz” for minutes after he left the casino, he did not come back. A 10 team parlay! The noise for some seconds passed beyond excitement into a kind of immense open anguish, a wailing, a cry to be saved. But immortality is nontransferable. The papers said that the other bettors, and even the pit bosses, begged him to come out for a picture or acknowledgement in some way, but he never had and did not now. Gods do not answer mortals.

In 1989 Jake “The Fizz” Fizzario, the bastard son of a loose gypsy woman, commandeered The $100,000 Caesers Palace Parlay Challenge, winning a 10-team parlay, and became the official: Las Vegas Parlay King.

In 1990, Clark County casinos stopped accepting anything more than 3 team parlays from Fizzario or any known associates.

TCh World Famous NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

1. (1. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (9 – 0) (6 – 3)  +w ll +l – – +

2. (2. 1.) Denver Broncos (7 – 1) (5 – 3)  +l++ -w – l

3. (3. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (8 – 1) (5 – 4)  +ll+ -w+ w –

4. (5. 4.) New England Patriots  (7 – 2) (5 – 4)  – – ll -+w++

5. (4. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (6 – 2) (5 – 2 – 1)  + – – ++p+l

6. (6. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (6 – 2) (5 – 3)  l- +++w+ –

7. (9. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (6 – 2) (5 – 3)  – – – + lwl+

8. (7. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (6 – 3) (6 – 3)  ++ l – ll++w

9. (8. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (5 – 3 ) (4 – 4 )  wl – lwll –

10. (11. 9.) Chicago Bears (5 – 3) (2 – 6)  w- l – w -w+

11. (10. 17.) Detroit Lions  (5 – 3) (4 – 4)  + – l l -lw –

12. (12. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (5 – 4) (7 – 2) l+ + – ll+l-

13. (15. 19.) Carolina Panthers (5 – 3) (4 – 4) w- l – +lll

14. (14. 28.) New York Jets  (5 – 4) (6 – 3)  +l+ – l- +wl

15. (18. 20.) Miami Dolphins (4 – 4)  (4 – 4)  +l lw w – w+

16. (18. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (4 – 5) (4 – 5)  lw – w llw -+

17. (13. 25.) San Diego Chargers (4 – 4) (5 – 3)   l+ – – – + +w

18. (16. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (4 – 4) (5 – 2 – 1)  +l w – lp wl

19. (21. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (4 – 4) (4 – 4)  wwll – – ll

20. (24. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (4 – 4) (6 – 2)  llllw+wl

21. (27. 11.) Washington Redskins (3 – 5) (3 – 5)  – – – + – + – +

22. (17. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (3 – 5) (4 – 4)  w+ l – ++ – –

23. (20. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (3 – 6) (3 – 5)  wwww+l – + –

24. (22. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (3 – 6) (5 – 4)  llwlwllww

25. (23. 31.) Oakland Raiders (3 – 5) (3 – 5)  llwwl – +l

26. (25. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (2 – 6) (2 – 6)  -+ – – – + – –

27. (26. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 6) (1 – 7)   – – – ww – ww

28. (29. 10.) New York Giants  (2 – 6) (3 – 5)  – – – – – l+l

29. (28. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (2 – 6)  (2 – 6)  –w– wllww

30. (30. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 7) (3 – 5)  wl – +ww -l

31. (31. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0 – 8 ) (2 – 6) wl – – -w – l

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 8 ) (1 – 7)  w- – ww+w –

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

legend:

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

– (minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Midlife Crisis

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

As the human male ages his production of testosterone slows, accompanied by: hair loss, weight gain, and the diminished ability to make decisions.

Characterized by leadership roles, the loss of decision making skills can be devastating to the species leading to feelings of fear, failure, self-doubt & depression.

The loss of decision making skills can be especially ruinous to the aging, professional sports bettor.

Walk into Caesars’ sportsbook at 8 am and look into the eyes of the senior gambling degenerates. There’s nothing there. Vacant stares. No hope, no spirit. No God.

The aging human male lashes out, making irresponsible, irrational decisions, or series of decisions, often referred to as: “the midlife crisis.”

Victims sometimes turn to drinking, drugs, gambling, prostitutes, Corvettes, & betting blogs.

TCh World Famous NFL Power Rankings: Week 9

1. (1. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (8 – 0) (5 – 3)  +w ll +l – –

2. (2. 1.) Denver Broncos (7 – 1) (5 – 3)  +l++ -w – l

3. (3. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (7 – 1) (5 – 3)  +ll+ -w+ w

4. (4. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (6 – 2) (5 – 2 – 1)  + – – ++p+l

5. (5. 4.) New England Patriots  (6 – 2) (4 – 4)  – – ll -+w+

6. (6. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (6 – 1) (5 – 2)  l- +++w+

7. (7. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (6 – 2) (6 – 2)  ++ l – ll++

8. (9. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (5 – 2 ) (4 – 3 )  wl – lwll

9. (8. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (5 – 2) (4 – 3)  – – – + lwl

10. (12. 17.) Detroit Lions  (5 – 3) (4 – 4)  + – l l -lw –

11. (10. 9.) Chicago Bears (4 – 3) (1 – 6)  w- l – w -w

12. (11. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (4 – 4) (7 – 1) l+ + – ll+l

13. (13. 25.) San Diego Chargers (4 – 3) (5 – 2)   l+ – – – + +

14. (14. 28.) New York Jets  (4 – 4) (5 – 3)  +l+ – l- +w

15. (16. 19.) Carolina Panthers (4 – 3) (3 – 4) w- l – +ll

16. (20. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (4 – 4) (5 – 2 – 1)  +l w – lp wl

17. (15. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (3 – 4) (4 – 3)  w+ l – ++ –

18. (17. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 4)  (3 – 4)  +l lw w – w

19. (18. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (3 – 5) (3 – 5)  lw – w llw –

20. (19. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (3 – 5) (3 – 4)  wwww+l – +

21. (27. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (3 – 4) (3 – 4)  wwll – – l

22. (21. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (3 – 5) (5 – 3)  llwlwllw

23. (28. 31.) Oakland Raiders (3 – 4) (3 – 4)  llwwl – +

24. (22. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (3 – 4) (5 – 2)  llllw+w

25. (23. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (2 – 5) (2 – 5)  -+ – – – + –

26. (24. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 5) (1 – 6)   – – – ww – w

27. (25. 11.) Washington Redskins (2 – 5) (2 – 5)  – – – + – + –

28. (26. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (2 – 5)  (2 – 5)  –w– wllw

29. (29. 10.) New York Giants  (2 – 6) (3 – 5)  – – – – – l+l

30. (30. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 6) (2 – 5)  wl – +ww –

31. (31. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 7) (1 – 6) wl – – -w –

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 8 ) (1 – 7)  w- – ww+w –

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

– (minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Robert Blakey

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

G. Robert Blakey  – South Bend, Indiana

We called former Chief Counsel & Director of The House Select Committee on Assassinations, G. Robert Blakey at his Notre Dame lair.

Hello?

Hello, Professor Blakey?

(Pause) Yes?

Hi, I’m Max Steingrout, can I talk to you for a minute?

I’m, -uh, actually, in a meeting, now’s not good, you can try me in an hour.

(An hour & 1/2 later …)

Hello?

Professor Blakey?

(Pause & no comment)

This is Max, I called you, like, an hour ago and I’m hoping to talk to you for a minute –

Uh, ok, I only have 10 minutes.

Terrific, looking back at the HSCA, it seems as though you were put in a very difficult and very, very political position.

I didn’t look at it as a political position at all. We were there to do a job.

It’s my understanding, the HSCA found conspiracy probable due to acoustic evidence-

No, you’re wrong. There was enough evidence to find probable conspiracy even without acoustical evidence.

Like what?

Witnesses and witness reaction. There was SM Holland standing on the overpass. There’s the Zapruder film.

There was 1 – 2, 3 – 4 shots. The first two coming from the rear.

After all these years, Lone Nut or Conspiracy. Does it matter?

No. Well, it matters for history.

Did the Committee find evidence that Oswald & Ruby knew each other?

No we didn’t. And I don’t believe they knew each other and it doesn’t matter even if they did. There are some that say they saw them together at the strip club. Frankly, I don’t  believe it.

Regarding the intelligence agencies stonewalling of your commitee, specifically, Joannides, do you think it implicates the intelligence community?

No, not at all. There’s no reason to think, just because they stonewalled us, that they had anything to do with conspiracy.

What about the other things, like discrediting conspiracy theorists like Mark Lane?

Well, right. All these things add up and make us wonder why? We found no evidence that suggested the CIA had anything to do with the assassination. Look, if they did have anything to do with the assassination they wouldn’t leave anything behind anyway.

What about the Mexico City recordings and photos?

Those things aren’t evidence of conspiracy.

As sad as the assassination itself was, what seems almost as sad to me, is it’s historical aftermath. Whether it was the cabal, mafia, or a lone nut, it just seems so sad that we still wonder.

Look, a completely sane, rational person can believe Lone Nut. We found some evidence of mafia conspiracy on a local level, not a commission level. We know this because, nationally, we were wiretapping them. We would have heard some chatter.

With hindsight, after all these years, & you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to, do you still believe these (mafia) forces were behind the assassination?

(No Answer)

Professor Blakey?

(No Answer – Pause – then “click.”)

Professor Blakey?

NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

1. (2. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (7 – 0) (5 – 2)  +w ll +l –

2. (1.) Denver Broncos (6 – 1) (4 – 3)  +l++ -w –

3. (3.) Seattle Seahawks  (6 – 1) (5 – 2)  +ll+ -w+

4. (6. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (5 – 2) (4 – 2 – 1)  + – – ++p+

5. (4. 4.) New England Patriots  (5 – 2) (3 – 4)  – – ll -+w

6. (5. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (5 – 1) (4 – 2)  l- +++w

7. (8. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (5 – 2) (5 – 2)  ++ l – ll+

8. (9. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (5 – 2) (4 – 3)  – – – + lwl

9. (11. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (4 – 2 ) (3 – 3 )  wl – lwl

10. (7. 9.) Chicago Bears (4 – 3) (1 – 6)  w- l – w -w

11. (12. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (4 – 3) (6 – 1) l+ + – ll+

12. (10. 17.) Detroit Lions  (4 – 3) (4 – 3)  + – l l -lw

13. (17. 25.) San Diego Chargers (4 – 3) (5 – 2)   l+ – – – + +

14. (19. 28.) New York Jets  (4 – 3) (5 – 2)  +l+ – l- +

15. (13. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (3 – 4) (4 – 3)  w+ l – ++ –

16. (22. 19.) Carolina Panthers (3 – 3) (2 – 4) w- l – +l

17. (14. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 3)  (3 – 3)  +l lw w –

18. (15. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (3 – 4) (3 – 4)  lw – w llw

19. (16. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (3 – 4) (2 – 4)  wwww+l –

20. (18. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (3 – 4) (4 – 2 – 1)  +l w – lp w

21. (24. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (3 – 4) (5 – 2)  llwlwll

22. (20. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (3 – 4) (5 – 2)  llllw+w

23. (26. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (2 – 4) (2 – 4)  -+ – – – +

24. (21. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 5) (1 – 6)   – – – ww – w

25. (27. 11.) Washington Redskins (2 – 4) (2 – 4)  – – – + – +

26. (28. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (2 – 4)  (2 – 4)  –w– wll

27. (23. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (2 – 4) (2 – 4)  wwll – –

28. (25. 31.) Oakland Raiders (2 – 4) (2 – 4)  llwwl –

29. (30. 10.) New York Giants  (1 – 6) (2 – 5)  – – – – – l+

30. (29. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 5) (2 – 4)  wl – +ww

31. (31. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 6) (1 – 5) wl – – -w

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 7) (1 – 6)  w- – ww+w

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

– (minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Dick

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Longtime Associate, Dick Wheeler, is a dick of all trades. Early in his sordid career he made a living busting balls and breaking kneecaps. Those days are gone and Dick has hedged his bet and found God. Good for Dick, I suppose, but of little consequence to the gimps.

At 86, Dick has lost his fastball. Glaucoma clouds his vision and hardening arteries soften him like a grape. Still, he tries to be a Holy Rolling Tough Guy. He doesn’t place a bet without contacting me and, inspite of pee stained pants, blames me for his losses. It’s gotten so bad, I don’t tell him what I think anymore. Who needs it? Not to be deterred, Dick bought a computer. Lucky for us, he doesn’t know how to use it.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 7

1. Denver Broncos (6 – 0) (4 – 2)  +l++ -w

2.  (3. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (6 – 0) (5 – 1)  +w ll +l

3.  (4. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (5 – 1) (4 – 2)  +ll+ -w

4.  (5. 4.) New England Patriots  (5 – 1) (3 – 3)  – – ll -+

5.  (2. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (5 – 1) (4 – 2)  l- +++w

6.  (7. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (4 – 2) (3 – 2 – 1)  + – – ++p

7.  (8. 9.) Chicago Bears (4 – 2) (1 – 5)  w- l – w –

8.  (10. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (4 – 2) (4 – 2)  ++ l – ll

9.  (6. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (4 – 2) (3 – 3)  – – – + lw

10.  (9. 17.) Detroit Lions  (4 – 2) (4 – 2)  + – l l -l

11.  (12. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (3 – 2 ) (2 – 3 )  wl – lw

12.  (18. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (3 – 3) (5 – 1) l+ + – ll

13.  (11. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (3 – 3 ) (4 – 2)  w+ l – ++

14.  (13. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 2)  (3 – 2)  +l lw w

15.  (19. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (3 – 3) (3 – 3)  lw – w ll

16.  (20. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (3 – 3) (2 – 4)  wwww+l

17.  (21. 25.) San Diego Chargers (3 – 3) (4 – 2)   l+ – – – +

18.  (14. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (3 – 3) (4 – 1 – 1)  +l w – lp

19.  (15. 28.) New York Jets  (3 – 3) (4 – 2)  +l+ – l-

20.  (16. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (3 – 3) (5 – 1)  llllw+

21.  (17. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 4) (0 – 6)   – – – ww –

22.  (27. 19.) Carolina Panthers (2 – 3) (1 – 4) w- l – +

23.  (22. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (2 – 3) (2 – 3)  wwll –

24.  (23. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (2 – 4) (4 – 2)  llwlwl

25.  (24. 31.) Oakland Raiders (2 – 4) (2 – 4)  llwwl –

26.  (25. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (1 – 4) (1 – 4)  -+ – – –

27.  (26. 11.) Washington Redskins (1 – 4) (1 – 4)  – – – + –

28.  (30. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (1 – 4)  (1 – 4)  – w – wl

29.  (28. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 4) (2 – 3)  wl – +w

30.  (29. 10.) New York Giants  (0 – 6) (1 – 5)  – – – – – l

31.  (31. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 5) (1 – 4) wl – – –

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 6) (1 – 5)  w- – ww+

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

(minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Hai Karate

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Hai Karate: Be Careful How You Use It

Bruce Lee’s 1973 Enter the Dragon cemented 16-year-old, yearling Max Steingrout’s life-long obsession with the ancient art of karate.

For men, like Max, wearing Hai Karate wasn’t just a scent, it was a lifestyle.

Strong, powerful, dangerous, distinct, and mysterious like the Orient itself.

Hai Karate wasn’t the most expensive after-shave on the market, but it wasn’t the cheapest either.

It was the only one that came with a self-defense instruction booklet to help wearers fend off, soon to be, turned-on women.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 6

1. Denver Broncos (5 – 0) (4 – 1)  +l++ –

2.  (4. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (5 – 0) (4 – 1)  l- +++

3.  (5. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (5 – 0) (4 – 1)  +w ll +

4.  (2. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (4 – 1) (4 – 1)  +ll+ –

5.  (3. 4.) New England Patriots  (4 – 1) (2 – 3)  – – ll –

6.  (7. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (4 – 1) (3 – 2)  – – – + l

7.  (11. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (3 – 2) (3 – 2)  + – – ++

8.  (6. 9.) Chicago Bears (3 – 2) (1 – 4)  w- l – w

9.  (8. 17.) Detroit Lions  (3 – 2) (3 – 2)  + – l l –

10.  (15. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (3 – 2) (4 – 1)  ++ l – l

11.  (16. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (3 –  2) (3 – 2)  w+ l – +

12.  (12. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (2 – 2 ) (2 – 2 )  wl – l

13.  (10. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 2)  (3 – 2)  +l lw w

14.  (18. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (3 – 2) (4 – 1)  +l w – l

15.  (20. 28.) New York Jets  (3 – 2) (4 – 1)  +l+ – l

16.  (10. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (3 – 2) (4 – 1)  llllw

17.  (13. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 3) (0 – 5)   – – – ww

18.  (14. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (2 – 3) (4 – 1) l+ + – l

19.  (25. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (2 – 3) (2 – 3)  lw – w l

20.  (27. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (2 – 3) (1 – 4)  wwww+

21.  (17. 25.) San Diego Chargers (2 – 3) (3 – 2)   l+ – – –

22.  (19. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (2 – 2) (2 – 2)  wwll

23.  (21. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (2 – 3) (3 – 2)  llwlw

24.  (28. 31.) Oakland Raiders (2 – 3) (2 – 3)  llwwl

25.  (22. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (1 – 4) (1 – 4)  -+ – – –

26.  (23. 11.) Washington Redskins (1 – 3) (1 – 3)  – – – +

27.  (24. 19.) Carolina Panthers (1 – 3) (0 – 4) w- l –

28.  (26. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 3) (2 – 2)  wl – +

29.  (26. 10.) New York Giants  (0 – 5) (0 – 5)  – – – – –

30.  (28. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (0 – 4)  (0 – 4)  – w – w

31.  (29. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 4) (1 – 2) wl – –

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 5) (0 – 5)  w- – ww

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

(minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Arigoto

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

November 4, 1979 –

Iranian students loyal to the Ayatollah stormed the US Embassy taking 52 American hostages.

Like the economy, Max Steingrout’s gambling career had hit the skids.

For income, he resorted to pay phone coin returns and tourist manipulation.

The yen was doing well against the dollar and Las Vegas became the #1 Asian destination resort.

Girls from California and Texas were flown in nightly for Japanese playboy perversions.

Max targeted the Asians. Polite & loaded, they’d often pay him just to go away.

Desperate times required desperate measures.

Arigato.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

1. Denver Broncos (4 – 0) (3 – 0)  +l++

2.  (3.) Seattle Seahawks  (4 – 0) (4 – 0)  +ll+

3.  (4.) New England Patriots  (4 – 0) (2 – 2)  – – ll

4.  (5. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (4 – 0) (3 – 1)  l- ++

5.  (7. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (4 – 0) (3 – 1)  +w ll

6.  (5. 9.) Chicago Bears (3 – 1) (1 – 3)  w- l –

7.  (15. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (3 – 1) (2 – 2)  – – +

8.  (13. 17.) Detroit Lions  (3 – 1) (3 – 1)  + – l l

9.  (6. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 1)  (3 – 1)  +l lw

10.  (15. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (3 – 1) (4 – 0)  llll

11.  (16. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (2 – 2) (2 – 2)  + – – +

12.  (17. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (1 – 2 ) (1 – 2 )  wl –

13.  (8. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 2) (0 – 4)   – – – w

14.  (9. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (2 – 2) (3 – 1) l+ + –

15.  (10. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (2 – 2) (3 – 1)  ++ l –

16.  (11. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (2 –  2) (2 – 2)  w+ l –

17.  (17. 25.) San Diego Chargers (2 – 2) (3 – 1)   l+ – –

18.  (22. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (2 – 2) (3 – 1)  +l w –

19.  (24. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (2 – 2) (2 – 2)  wwll

20.  (14. 28.) New York Jets  (2 – 2) (3 – 1)  +l+ –

21.  (23. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (2 – 2) (3 – 1)  llwl

22.  (18. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (1 – 3) (1 – 3)  -+ – –

23.  (27. 11.) Washington Redskins (1 – 3) (1 – 3)  – – – +

24.  (30. 19.) Carolina Panthers (1 – 2) (0 – 3) w- l

25.  (19. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (1 – 3) (1 – 3)  lw – w

26.  (31. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (1 – 3) (2 – 2)  wl – +

27.  (20. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (1 – 3) (0 – 4)  wwww

28.  (25. 31.) Oakland Raiders (1 – 3) (2 – 3)  llww

29.  (26. 10.) New York Giants  (0 – 4) (0 – 4)  – – – –

30.  (28. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (0 – 4)  (0 – 4)  – w – w

31.  (29. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 4) (1 – 2) wl – –

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 4) (0 – 4)  w- – w

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

(minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Black Book

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
April 27, 1988 – Vegas Review – Journal
Longtime Chicago mob associate Frank Rosenthal, who survived a gangland assassination attempt and was later implicated in a Las Vegas casino skimming scheme, has been targeted for inclusion in Nevada’s famous “black book.”

“Rosenthal has 60 days to respond to our charges against him or he’ll automatically be placed in our exclusion book and will never be allowed to set foot in a Nevada gambling casino again,” Michael Rumbolz, chairman of the state’s gaming control board, said Tuesday.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 4

1. Denver Broncos (3 – 0) (3 – 0)  +l+

2.  (3.) Seattle Seahawks  (3 – 0) (3 – 0)  +ll

3.  (4.) New England Patriots  (3 – 0) (1 – 2)  – – l

4.  (5. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (3 – 0) (2 – 1)  l- +

5.  (6. 9.) Chicago Bears (3 – 0) (1 – 2)  w- l

6.  (7. 20.) Miami Dolphins (3 – 0)  (3 – 0)  +l l

7.  (8. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (3 – 0) (2 – 1)  +w l

8.  (4. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 1) (0 – 3)   – – –

9.  (12. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (2 – 1) (3 – 0) l+ +

10.  (13. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (2 – 1) (3 – 0)  ++ l

11.  (14. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (2 –  1) (2 – 1)  w+ l

12.  (15. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (2 – 1) (1 – 2)  – – +

13.  (16. 17.) Detroit Lions  (2 – 1) (2 – 1)  + – l

14.  (21. 28.) New York Jets  (2 – 1) (3 – 0)  +l+

15.  (23. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (2 – 1) (3 – 0)  lll

16.  (9. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (1 – 2) (1 – 2)  + – –

17.  (10. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (1 – 2 ) (1 – 2 )  wl –

18.  (11. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (1 – 2) (1 – 2)  -+ –

19.  (17. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (1 – 2) (1 – 2)  lw –

20.  (18. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (1 – 2) (0 – 3)  www

21.  (19. 25.) San Diego Chargers (1 – 2) (2 – 1)   l+ –

22.  (20. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (1 – 2) (2 – 1)  +l w

23.  (22. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (1 – 2) (2 – 1)  llw

24.  (30. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (1 – 2) (1 – 2)  wwl

25.  (31.) Oakland Raiders (1 – 2) (2 – 1)  llw

26.  (24. 10.) New York Giants  (0 – 3) (0 – 3)  – – –

27.  (25. 11.) Washington Redskins (0 – 3) (0 – 3)  – – –

28.  (26. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (0 – 3)  (0 – 3)  – w –

29.  (27. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 3) (1 – 2) wl –

30.  (28. 19.) Carolina Panthers (0 – 3) (0 – 3) w- l

31.  (29. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (0 – 3) (1 – 2)  wl –

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 3) (0 – 3)  w- –

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

(minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Rankings

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

TCh: 1st in Space, 1st in Power Rankings

Lefty Rosenthal was the first to utilize Power Rankings as a bettor, a bookie and later, for The Stardust, as the nation’s premier linesmaker.

Lefty developed and perfected The Plus/Minus (+/-) Power Ranking System ™ so he could, in a glance, notice trends, patterns, failures, successes and, perhaps, avoid setups and pitfalls.

“Without rankings,” Lefty quipped, “how else are you going to know who everyone’s gonna bet?”

NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

1. Denver Broncos (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

2. San Francisco 49ers (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

3. Seattle Seahawks  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

4. New England Patriots  (1 – 0) (0 – 1)  –

5. (7.) Houston Texans (1 – 0) (0 – 1)   –

6. (8.) New Orleans Saints  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  l

7. (9.) Chicago Bears (1 – 0) (0 – 1)  w

8. (13.) Dallas Cowboys  (1 – 0) (1 – 0) l

9. (16.) Indianapolis Colts  (1 – 0) (0 – 1)  –

10. (17.) Detroit Lions  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

11. (20.) Miami Dolphins (1 – 0)  (1 – 0)  +

12. (21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

13. (22.) Philadelphia Eagles (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  l

14. (24.) St. Louis Rams  (1 – 0) (0 – 1)  w

15. (28.) New York Jets  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  +

16. (30.) Tennessee Titans  (1 – 0) (1 – 0)  l

17. (5.) Green Bay Packers  (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  w

18. (6.) Atlanta Falcons  (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  –

19. (10.) New York Giants  (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  –

20. (11.) Washington Redskins (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  –

21. (12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (0 – 1)  (0 – 1)  –

22. (14.) Cincinnati Bengals (0 – 1) (1 – 0)  +

23. (15.) Baltimore Ravens  (0 –  1) (0 – 1)  w

24. (18.) Tampa Bay Buccanneers (0 – 1) (0 – 1) w

25. (19.) Carolina Panthers (0 – 1) (0 – 1) w

26. (23.) Minnesota Vikings (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  w

27. (25.) San Diego Chargers (0 – 1) (1 – 0)   l

28. (26.) Arizona Cardinals (0 – 1) (1 – 0)  +

29. (27.) Cleveland Browns  (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  w

30. (29.) Buffalo Bills  (0 – 1) (1 – 0)  l

31. Oakland Raiders (0 – 1) (1 – 0)  l

32. Jacksonville Jaguars  (0 – 1) (0 – 1)  w

TCh Power Rankings ™ reflect a combination of record and perception.

(previous ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

(minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

Power Rankings

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King remarked, “every blogger in their Mom’s basement has their own power rankings. It’s ridiculous. Power Rankings don’t mean a thing.”

Au contraire mon petite chou face, no offense to Peter King, but without Power Rankings you won’t know who everyone is going to bet.

Without further adieu …

1. Denver Broncos

2. San Francisco 49ers

3. Seattle Seahawks

4. New England Patriots

5. Green Bay Packers

6. Atlanta Falcons

7. Houston Texans

8. New Orleans Saints

9. Chicago Bears

10. New York Giants

11. Washington Redskins

12. Pittsburgh Steelers

13. Dallas Cowboys

14. Cincinnati Bengals

15. Baltimore Ravens

16. Indianapolis Colts

17. Detroit Lions

18. Tampa Bay Buccanneers

19. Carolina Panthers

20. Miami Dolphins

21. Kansas City Chiefs

22. Philadelphia Eagles

23. Minnesota Vikings

24. St. Louis Rams

25. San Diego Chargers

26. Arizona Cardinals

27. Cleveland Browns

28. New York Jets

29. Buffalo Bills

30. Tennessee Titans

31. Oakland Raiders

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

The System

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

By 1989, Jake Fizzario & Max Steingrout had The System well in place and they were cleaning up. High on acid, The Fizz  would handicap the games based on some sort of psychedlic spiritual guidance. Max, geeked on crack, would handicap based on his obsession with all things NBA. They would then compare picks and bet the common games. It was crazy. It was mad. It worked. In less than six weeks they turned Max’s last $15 into $1.5 million and had become Las Vegas Legends. The Fizz knew nothing about basketball, Max knew nothing about God.