Paint Chips

Like a moth to a flame, Toddler Steingrout gravitated toward soda, candy, paint chips, magic markers and glue. Anything that changed the way he felt.

In 1976, 19-year-old Huckleberry Steingrout arrived in Vegas with a lack of self-control, an addictive personality, a lust for life & an affinity for inhalants.

Never proud & afflicted with undiagnosed ADD, Max spent the cocaine-fueled late 70′s & early ’80′s doing any sub-human job Vegas had to offer. A man’s got to eat, a junkie’s got to get high, and a bettor’s got to bet.

Binge drinking betting orgies resulted in syphilis of the bank and Max resorted to canvassing the Vegas strip handing out escort brochures to tourists. A little action on the side.

They say it’s darkest right before the dawn and in Max’s case it’s true.

In 1986 luminary, Jake “The Fizz” Fizzario (RIP) shot across the Las Vegas desert sky like a comet intersecting with, and brightening Max Steingrout’s life.

Together, they turned Las Vegas upside down with “The System,” culminating in Max Steingrout’s exodus south of the border.

The Fizz (RIP) was done. Max was done. “The System” was done and, in Mr. Steingrout’s opinion, Las Vegas was done.

The corporate takeover was complete. The last vestiges of Meyer Lansky’s crew were run out of town with Lefty Rosenthal & Co.

All these years later, is Max bitter?

No.

He’s just happy to be alive.

TCh World Famous NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

1. (2. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (12 – 2) (10 – 4)  +ll+ -w+ w -+++++

2. (1. 1.) Denver Broncos (11 – 3) (9 – 5)  +l++ -w – l++wlw

3. (5. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (11 – 3) (8 – 6)  +w ll +l – – +w – – ++

4. (6. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (10 – 4) (8 – 4 – 2)  + – – ++p+l -pllw+

5. (3. 4.) New England Patriots  (10 – 4) (6 – 8 )  – – ll -+w++ – +ww –

6. (4. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (10 – 4) (8 – 4 – 1)  l- +++w+ – lp+wlw

7. (8. 19.) Carolina Panthers (10 – 4) (7 – 7) w- l – +lllllw+ – w

8. (7. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (9 – 5) (9 – 5)  ++ l – ll++w-+l+ –

9. (9. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (9 – 5) (8 – 6)  – – – + lwl+ -+w+w+

10. (11. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (9 – 5) (9 – 2 – 4)  +l w – lp wlpl+plp

11. (12. 9.) Chicago Bears (8 – 6) (5 – 7 – 1)  w- l – w -w++p -ll+

12. (14. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (8 – 6) (7 – 6 – 1)  w+ l – ++ – -lp+ – – +

13. (16. 20.) Miami Dolphins (8 – 6)  (9 – 5)  +llww – w+ -+++l –

14. (10. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (8 – 6) (7 – 6 – 1)  lw – w llw -+++p+ –

15. (17. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (7 – 6 – 1) (5 – 8 )  wl – lwll -www+ l

16. (13. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (7 – 7) (8 – 6 ) l+ + – ll+l- -l – – –

17. (15. 17.) Detroit Lions  (7 – 7) (7 – 7)  + – l l -lw -w – +ww

18. (18. 25.) San Diego Chargers (7 – 7) (8 – 6)   l+ – – – + +wwwl – ++

19. (21. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (6 – 8 )  (7 – 7)  –w– wllww+l+l – l

20. (22. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (6 – 8 ) (7 – 7)  wwww+l – + -ll – – +

21. (19. 28.) New York Jets  (6 – 8 ) (8 – 6)  +l+ – l- +wl-wwl+

22. (20. 10.) New York Giants  (5 – 9) (6 – 8 )  – – – – – l+l++ -+ww

23. (26. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (5 – 9) (7 – 7)  llwlwllwwwlw – l

24. (23. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (5 – 9 ) (7 – 5 – 2)  llllw+wlwplwwp

25. (29. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (4 – 9 – 1) (7 – 6)  wl – +ww -llwlll

26. (30. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (4 – 10) (5 – 9)  -+ – – – + – – w – +++w

27. (24. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4 – 10 ) (6 – 8 ) wl – – -w – llllwlw

28. (25. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (4 – 10 ) (5 – 9)  wwll – – llww – +w

29. (27. 31.) Oakland Raiders (4 – 10 ) (6 – 8 )  llwwl – +lll – l -w

30. (28. 32.) Jacksonville Jaguars  (4 – 10 ) (5 – 9)  w- – ww+w – + – lll –

31. (31. 11.) Washington Redskins (3 – 11) (4 – 10 )  – – – + – + – + -w -ww+

32. (32. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 12) (2 – 12 – 1)   – – – ww – wwp – – + -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

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