Surviving Week 4
So I lost 6 of my 12 entries in Week 3, and this is going to sound bad, but I’m relieved since all six were from the offshore sportsbook which has a really clunky interface where it’s hard to enter the picks, confirm the picks and see what you have with all 10. Four will be much more manageable, and they were only $10 each. Moreover, I’m still alive in my home pool (only 10 of 21 left for $2100) and the Seslowsky pool.
The teams I lost with were the Cowboys (4) and Jaguars (2). Had I not been such a homer, those Jaguars picks would have gone on the 49ers, but I am constitutionally incapable of picking against my own team in Survivor. ATS, yes, but Survivor, no, though not for the noble reason you might think.
The problem with going against your own team isn’t that you’re rooting for them to lose — that’s not ideal, but you can live with it if they in fact lose. The problem is if they win, and you get knocked out by your own team. Basically you sold your soul to Satan, and he still stiffed you. You betrayed yourself and got nothing.
Let’s take a look at Week 4.
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