Steingrout

In 1976, at the tender age of 19, Upstate New York refugee, huckleberry Max Steingrout, arrived at the Las Vegas Trailways bus terminal.

By 1987 he was a Las Vegas lifer. A hanger on, a degenerate, a chain smoker, a drunk, a drug addict and most important, to the establishment which allowed him to exist in the first place, a gambling addict.

He lost more than he won.

In spite of the smell, the sports books tolerated Max, as long as it wasn’t convention season & as long as he didn’t bother the girls.

In 1987, for the first time in his sordid gambling career, Max Steingrout started to win & win big.

Simultaneously, the Las Vegas Corporate Takeover had began.

Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal was the target of FBI & Las Vegas Gaming Commission investigations.

In a last ditch effort to avoid indictment, & potential entry into The Black Book, Lefty Rosenthal looked at long time associate, Dick Wheeler, pointed at Max and said: ”Make that fucking prick The Chickenhawk.”

TCh World Famous NFL Power Rankings: Week 14

1. (1. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (11 – 1) (8 – 4)  +ll+ -w+ w -+++

2. (2. 1.) Denver Broncos (10 – 2) (8 – 4)  +l++ -w – l++wl

3. (5. 19.) Carolina Panthers (9 – 3) (7 – 5) w- l – +lllllw+

4. (6. 4.) New England Patriots  (9 – 3) (6 – 6)  – – ll -+w++ – +w

5. (3. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (9 – 3) (7 – 4 – 1)  l- +++w+ – lp+w

6. (4. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (9 – 3) (6 – 6)  +w ll +l – – +w – –

7. (7. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (8 – 4) (7 – 3 – 2)  + – – ++p+l -pll

8. (8. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (8 – 4) (8 – 4)  ++ l – ll++w-+l

9. (10. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (8 – 4) (7 – 5)  – – – + lwl+ -+w+

10. (12. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (7 – 5) (8 – 4) l+ + – ll+l- -l –

11. (13. 17.) Detroit Lions  (7 – 5) (7 – 5)  + – l l -lw -w – +

12. (14. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (7 – 5) (6 – 5 – 1)  lw – w llw -+++p

13. (9. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (7 – 5) (7 – 2 – 3)  +l w – lp wlpl+p

14. (11. 9.) Chicago Bears (6 – 6) (3 – 7 – 1)  w- l – w -w++p -l

15. (17. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (6 – 6) (6 – 5 – 1)  w+ l – ++ – -lp+ –

16. (18. 20.) Miami Dolphins (6 – 6)  (7 – 5)  +llww – w+ -+++

17. (15. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (5 – 6) (4 – 7)  wl – lwll -www

18. (23. 10.) New York Giants  (5 – 7) (6 – 6)  – – – – – l+l++ -+

19. (16. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (5 – 7)  (6 – 6)  –w– wllww+l+l

20. (19. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (5 – 7) (6 – 6)  wwww+l – + -ll –

21. (20. 25.) San Diego Chargers (5 – 7) (6 – 6)   l+ – – – + +wwwl –

22. (21. 28.) New York Jets  (5 – 7) (6 – 6)  +l+ – l- +wl-ww

23. (22. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (5 – 7) (7 – 4 – 1)  llllw+wlwplw

24. (24. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (4 – 8 ) (4 – 8 )  wwll – – llww –

25. (25. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (4 – 8 ) (6 – 6)  llwlwllwwwlw

26. (26. 31.) Oakland Raiders (4 – 8 ) (6 – 6)  llwwl – +lll – l

27. (29. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (3 – 8 ) (5 – 6)  wl – +ww -llwl

28. (30. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (3 – 9 ) (4 – 8 )  -+ – – – + – – w – ++

29. (27. 11.) Washington Redskins (3 – 9) (3 – 9)  – – – + – + – + -w -w

30. (28. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3 – 9) (5 – 7) wl – – -w – llllw

31. (32. 32.) Jacksonville Jaguars  (3 – 9) (4 – 8 )  w- – ww+w – + – ll

32. (31. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 10) (2 – 9 – 1)   – – – ww – wwp – – +

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

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