Kool is a Bad Influence

UPDATED WITH REAL TIME RESULTS BELOW
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:

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2016/09/13-games-featured-espns-ninth-annual-college-hoops-tip-off-marathon/

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:

Kool

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

SeaDick

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.