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The Sin City BetBot 6000 Presents

Initially built by NASA to set lines for the Las Vegas casinos in the late 50’s (who do you think funded the Apollo missions?

The government?

It was the mob…), The Sin City

Betbot

6000 calculated lines for over 30 years. The

Betbot


was given various upgrades through the years, not always with the best
equipment, but he was very good at setting lines, and living the good
life.

 

The

Betbot


was de-commissioned in 1990 after San Francisco destroyed Denver in the
Super Bowl. The 45 point spread simply fried a number of the

Betbot’s

wires and he retired. The

Betbot


was discovered by Fantasysharks.com and retooled to give fantasy
advice. He lives now to give his own unique, well cultured take on the

NFL.

The

Sin City

Betbot

6000 Presents is transcribed by Joe

Petrizzi

and Tom Walls because “typing

.. .

BZZT…

is a dame’s job”.

 

 

I recently saw

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

documentary in ESPN’s series

30 for 30.

Let
me say, I really enjoy the series, there’s always a definite agenda
with most of these programs, but most of the shows are well done and
entertaining.

However, what I saw the other night confused and enraged me.

 
There was not one mention of me in the entire show. Not one!  Jimmy the
Greek played a pivotal role in my life, and nearly ruined me in the
early 80s. Jimmy was my mortal nemesis, to say that we didn’t like each
other would be putting it lightly.

I joined the cast of

The NFL Today

in 1977

, I was there until 1981, when Jimmy


had me forced out. What was Jimmy’s problem with me? Was it that I was
better looking, more accurate, articulate and more immortal than him?
Was it my friendship with

Phyllis George

? Was it my passionate affair with

Jayne Kennedy

? I don’t know…but I do know that the man did not like me

.

I was brought into the show in 1977 a couple years after Jimmy joined the show. My good friend

Brent

Musberger

brought me on to be a foil to Jimmy, a friendly foil, but Jimmy didn’t see it that way.

He immediately saw me as a threat, which I wasn’t, until he let his dislike of me be known. Look, I respected Jimmy,

hell,

I may not have even been created without him. He made gambling more palatable for

middle

America, his syndicated column was a ground breaker, and I give him full credit

for the work he did. Jimmy was a complete troll to me, however. He would stand on my

mark,

trample my lines and scheme for more air time.

 

Jimmy
had some troubles at home, and I left the show instead of destroying
him. Life is too short, even for a robot who can’t die. We all know
about Jimmy’s fall from grace. I simply shook my head when I learned of
what he said. I sent him a quick note granting my support, to be the
bigger robot. I never heard back from Jimmy. I say a prayer for Jimmy…

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NFC NOTES

 

Matthew Stafford

bought himself 2 years of goodwill

with
his gutty performance to get the Lions their second win over the
hopeless Browns, but don’t read into it too much.  I mean, it’s the
Browns.  The Thanksgiving Day massacre (again) at the hands of the
Packers should remind you exactly what the Lions have earned.  Stafford
may yet be a quality NFL player, but let’s dispense with the “breakout
game” talks, ok?

Brad Childress

got a contract extension which will only be considered a good move for the Vikings if

Brett Favre


plays until he is eligible for AARP benefits. Does anyone remember the
last two years in Minnesota?  I find it spectacularly amusing that all
Childress had to do was kiss a little Favre ass to get paid. 

Peter King would be proud, he’s been doing the exact same thing since the ’90s.

Impressive win for the Vikes over Chicago, though, sparking a lot of in-fighting between

Brian Urlacher and

Matt Forte,
among others.  Both of those clowns need to shut up.  Urlacher, you
haven’t done squat for the team this year except soak up paychecks –
time to check your attitude and and remember the phrase “no comment.” 
Forte, the only difference between you and Urlacher is you’ve been
healthy.  Stop reading the press and get back to work – the least you
could do is throw a block and keep the swarming defenders off of poor

Jay Cutler.

The

Niners

offensive line has been troublesome to me all year long, and all of a sudden the

Niners

defense has looked very weak.  Did you see the last 2 games? I thought the

Niners

may make the playoffs, but the only hope they have now is the brutal schedule the Cardinals face from here on out.  With

Kurt Warner’s
health in question more games like the loss to the Titans may be in
store.  Speaking of Warner, thanks for practicing all week and then
deciding on game day that you were too hurt to go, long after I had
inserted you into my fantasy lineup.  Cost me a critical game for a
playoff spot.  Hey, if you’re hurt that’s fine – but don’t practice all
week and then stab me in the back.  I’m glad Arizona lost after pulling
that stunt.

Kyle

Boller


is probably going to be starting for the Rams for the foreseeable
future… The only people happy about that sentence are fans of opposing
teams, and likely

Torry Holt.  Holt may be burned out but at least the Jags are a contender – getting out of St. Louis was the best move he’s made in years.

The Jerome

Boger

Rush to

Judgement

Section of the Article –

This
is the part of the column where I turn off my rational heuristics and
make a wild judgment based on limited, potentially biased data…kind of
like my favorite NFL referee, Jerome

Boger

, AKA Southern Sassy.

Jerome recently made some headlines in the blogs by giving

Vince Young


a high 5 … He shouldn’t have done that. Not smart, my sassy friend, not
smart.  Oh, and to the NFL execs who said that it wasn’t a high five,
stop insulting me.

AFC NOTES

Hines Ward apologized to just about everyone this week for suggesting that

Ben Roethlisberger
was sandbagging his concussion symptoms and that Ben could have
played.  Hey Hines, since you’re all apologetic this week and
everything, how about providing a mea culpa to all the fantasy owners
you screwed in 2004?  You know, the one year in the 2002-2005 span
where you didn’t score double digit TDs?  Hell yes, I’m bitter.

Jamal Lewis finally retired after milking paychecks for two extra years past his expiration date. 

Eric Mangini
finally woke up and cut him, probably the most underrated move of his
short tenure with the Browns.  If Lewis is going to keep quiet and act
like a pro, a bottom feeder like Cleveland can live with his sub 4.0
ypc average in the hopes they can break in a QB or something.  But if
he’s going to run his mouth about working too hard in practice it’s
hard to justify his bloated salary.

I’m
watching the Jets-Bills Thursday night game on the NFL network and I
must say: the Buffalo Bills are really quite awful.  I’ve seen some bad
teams this year but I’m not sure the Bills have a single play-maker on
their team.  I know

T.O. is old and used up, but what happened to

Lee Evans

Marshawn Lynch
A year ago they had a frisky team with a couple young studs on both
sides of the ball, only lacking a QB to contend.  That seems so long
ago.  Evans looks like a tight end, did he eat the old #83?

Toronto
needs to lobby the NFL for some better games next season.  London gets
teams like the Patriots and the Giants, and Toronto gets the Bills
every year.  I know it’s a “home market” thing but nobody in Canada is
going to get behind this sad sack franchise.  And while we’re working
on the schedule, can we get the bleeping Lions off of the Thanksgiving
day game?  It’s ruining the whole day.

BetBot Picks of the Week That Nobody Else Likes

So
I get e-mail all the time telling me how terrible my picks are.  Last
week I went 1-2 to put me at 14-13 on the year.

  This week I’m going all home dogs.

CLEVELAND
(+13) over San Diego – Ask me no questions and I will tell you no
lies.  This makes no sense to you but you don’t have 50 years of
advanced work in the field.

WASHINGTON (+9.5) over New Orleans – Watch out for the let down on the road following a big Monday night win.

MIAMI (+5.5) over New England – South Beach always a problem for someone as good looking as

Tom Brady

So long for now, and remember “Showgirls and gin my friends, showgirls and …BZT…gin.”

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