I long ago burned out on Fantasy Football. I can’t wrap my little brain around the FanDuelDraftKings craze. And I’ve wasted lots of time and a little money on not finishing first in those Eliminator Pools. But, alas, like of fans, I do like to have a little extra interest in Cowboys games.
So let’s do this: I just robbed an imaginary bank and pocketed a virtual $1,000. What better way to spend it than on some mythical wagering. I’ll start with my $1k bankroll and each week – usually on Thursday or Friday – I’ll analyze the upcoming Cowboys game and make a wager. With any luck, by Christmas it’ll be iPhone upgrades for everyone.
Do I think we’ll win? You betcha!
I got caught up in hope. And hype. And, yep, paid for it dearly.
For some reason – I’m blaming Tony Romo – I thought it was a shrewd move to bet on a 3-7 team against a 10-0 team. In hindsight – which took about one possession of the Thanksgiving slaughter – it was ludicrous. The Panthers are a better team, Romo is brittle and now the Cowboys’ season is kaput.
Despite the horrible NFC Least, they’re not making the playoffs. Bad as Romo was before getting hurt, he’s still better than Matt Cassel. The backup went 0-4 in the wake of Romo’s first collar bone injury, and I don’t see any reason to pick to him one after Romo’s second.
The Redskins, too, are abysmal. But it’s Monday Night Football. Washington is still convinced this is a meaningful rivalry. And, more importantly, they have more to play for despite their sterling record of 5-6.
The Redskins are in first place in the division. The Cowboys are in last. I won’t be fooled again.
Redskins 24, Cowboys 17.
STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000
CURRENT BANKROLL: $1,010
SEASON RECORD: 6-6
LAST WEEK: 0-1, +$200
THIS WEEK: Redskins minus-5 over Cowboys, for $250.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.