As a sports bettor one of the issues you have to deal with is the inconsistency of sportsmen. Sometimes their brilliance will win you money and other times their stupidity will cost you money. It evens itself out in the long run but the bad times hurt. Last weekend we copped a beauty in the rugby when the Crusaders butchered a certain victory against the Hurricanes. The crazy thing is for the last decade the Crusaders have been the most professional of all Super 15 outfits and the Hurricanes have been the most ill-disciplined. Apologies to those of you who followed my tip for this game, but if it’s any consolation I lost money on it too.
It’s always a bit frustrating when you are one week out. I predicted that Tiger and Rory were going to step up the weekend before last but instead they both got it together this weekend. You have to be patient with golf and take the good with the bad, and we have been on a roll so far this year. Rory and Tiger will get the job done later in the tour when it really matters.
The English cricket team received a much-needed wake up call when a pedestrian Kiwi attack ripped through their first innings in Dunedin. Don’t worry, this won’t happen again in New Zealand, but it should stand as a reminder of what can happen when you don’t concentrate. The Aussies are a rabble at the moment but the Australian pace attack does have some teeth and will trouble the Poms if they still lack concentration in July.
The NRL got off to a good start with some excellent games. My Rabbitohs were sensational but the Brisbane Broncos were a disgrace. World Gaming magazine’s very own IT guru Gary loves the Broncos and he may be in for a very long season supporting such a rudderless ship.
Good luck and good punting.