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.
"Nobody's winning this season. It's a hard, tough season."
DOS, DON'TS AND
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.