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You Betcha Divisional Playoffs: Panthers Over Seahawks



    You Betcha Divisional Playoffs: Panthers Over Seahawks
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, bottom, is defended by Carolina Panthers cornerback Bene' Benwikere (25) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Richardson was injured on the play and left the game.

    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, come 2016 it’ll be iPhone upgrades for everyone. Or maybe not.

    Do I think we’ll win? You betcha!

    As the temperatures start to drop, I’ve started to heat up.

    Figured the Redskins were a mirage as NFC Least champs and, sure enough, the Packers ran them out of the gym. If you’ve stuck with me throughout the season, you’ve now more than doubled your money.

    Now? Let’s really have some fun. After all, it’s house money.

    I don’t understand the line in the Panthers-Seahawks game. But I’m sure willing to cash in on it.

    Carolina lost one game this season. The Panthers won at Seattle. They rested last week. And the banged-up Seahawks received one of the all-time lucky breaks when the Vikings missed a 27-yard field goal that would’ve sent Russell Wilson home for the playoffs.

    A team that shouldn’t be here vs. the best team in the NFL all season. And the line is only 1.5?

    I haven’t been a big believer in the Panthers all season. But this is too good to be true. Right?

    My biggest bet of the year. And hopefully my best.

    Panthers 20, Seahawks 10.





    LAST WEEK: 1-0, +$250

    THIS WEEK: Panthers minus-1.5 over Seahawks, $750

    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.

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