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I asked him about Bob Martin's comment that nobody can beat the 11-10.
He said, "Ask him what happened last year."
I asked Lefty what happened this year.
He said, "Nobody's winning this season. It's a hard, tough season."
DOS, DON'TS AND GUPPIES
I've been told that if this book were entitled How to Bet Pro Football and Win Money I'd make a fortune. I'll settle for a fraction of a fortune by saying that it's possible, but highly improbable, for an amateur to beat pro football.
There's no way I can impart my knowledge and instinct for the game as a betting proposition to the casual fan.
If Lem Banker can admit after a long season of betting—the pros and colleges—that it was a battle, that ought to sober any amateur hotshot.
If Bob Martin says that even a pro can't beat the 11-10 and if Lefty Rosenthal says that an amateur who wins is only borrowing the bookie's money, that ought to be an additional forewarning about what you're up against.
So I recommend first that amateurs limit themselves to parlay cards, which provide action, and social bets, which provide fun.