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Rick Reilly
November 18, 1991
The ads for call-in services that offer sure-thing betting advice on the big games couldn't be more tempting. Our own hot tip: Don't touch that phone
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November 18, 1991

1-900-ripoffs

The ads for call-in services that offer sure-thing betting advice on the big games couldn't be more tempting. Our own hot tip: Don't touch that phone

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SI: Hello, who's this?

Them: Who's this?

SI: Well, we were just trying to get ahold of the Maryland Association of Handicappers.

Them: Oh, uh, yeah, you got 'em.

SI: Do you document a Mason King Sports?

Them: Uh, oh, yeah. Mason King. He's one of the good ones. We've been doing him about two years now. Last year he was 35-16. The year before, he was 29-20. They're pretty decent.

That sounded a little fishy, so two weeks later we tried again. The same voice answered.

Them: Hello?

SI: Is Mason King in?

Them: Who's calling?

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