Herein I Explain How To Play Mississippi Stud

Missippi Stud

Had tickets for the U2 Joshua Tree concert in St. Louis on Saturday night but it got cancelled because of the riots.  U2 concerts don’t matter, apparently.  The stone set in my eyes, and a thorn twisted in my side.  Well, by sleight of hand and a twist of fate, I got a call from Mr. Blue saying he was headed for the casino in Michigan City.  With nothing to win and nothing left to lose, Ava and I headed for that jewel on Lake Michigan, in the shadow of a nuclear reactor, to meet up with Blue. 

So I get there and Blue is into this table game Mississippi Stud, and teaches me how to play.  I lost my ass, but I was HOOKED.  I downloaded a Mississippi Stud app on the iPad machine, and was up all night Sunday deciding whether to triple up the odds on 3d, 4th and 5th street.  Since that abortion on Saturday night, I have played thousands of hands on the computer, and have figured out EXACTLY where I went wrong, and how I will defeat this motherfucker in the future, and by the future I mean in a week and a half when SeaDick, Irish Jesus, Mongo, Kool, Keckie, and allegedly Captain and Butthead, descend on Vegas.  So herein I give myself away, I give myself away, and describe how you too will defeat Mississippi Stud, like I will, in a week and a half in Vegas. Continue reading

Kool is a Bad Influence

So there I am, minding my own business, when my phone chirps.  Thinking that its probably one of the thousands of daily texts from the String, I don’t immediately pay any attention to it, but when I do, I see that it is a problem.  It’s not a text from the String, its a side-text from Kool and that can only mean trouble.  Not bad trouble obviously, but the good trouble that Kool is notorious for.  More specifically, the kind of trouble that’s gonna cause me to stop paying attention to work, family or anything other than your typical Kool trouble for awhile — gambling.  Kool’s first text is this:

He follows that up with:  “Could be interesting,” which is obvious code for “you’re loser if you don’t bet on all 13 of the college basketball games that are being played tomorrow.”

You see where this is going right.  Here are the picks:


Bama -1 — LOSE

Hawaii -6 — LOSE

Sparty +7.5 — LOSE (x2 as Kool was chasin and decided to double the bet)

BYU -4 — WIN

Winthrop PK — WIN

Oregon -1 — LOSE


Zags -10 — WIN

Duke -2.5 — LOSE

Pacific +2 — WIN

Stephen F. Austin -18 — LOSE

Hartford  PK — WIN

Giddy Up

Final Tally — SeaDick 8 wins, Kool 4, Giddy up indeed.

WWMD Special Edition – Phillies v. Cubs, Friday May 27

Captain fight

We have a side bet going in WWMD for the Friday afternoon game against the Phillies. WWMD will be played with the usual suspects, but Slim, the Captain and now possibly Satan are coming to town for the game.  In addition to playing WWMD for real stakes, we will also be playing the Four Corners game, which isn’t really a game, it just means we will be hitting all the bars at the corners around Wrigley, per usual.  Should be interesting. Continue reading

WWMD – Cubs v. Giants, Sun. May 22

joe-maddon thinking

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs looks on before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

First off, thanks to Seadick for stepping in and getting the WWMD posted the last several games.  I’ve been slacking off lately on the blogging, but making a comeback this weekend.  But there is no “I” in blogging, and that’s what teammates are for.

Anyway, what the hell is Joe going to do today?  How will he break the Cubs’ slump?  (And by slump I mean they lost last night.)  Looks like Heyward will be out for 3-5 games, so the lineup is anyone’s guess.  Oh well, give it your best shot.

Speaking of Heyward, did you see that catch?  Ridiculous.