But as the horses entered the starting gate, The Feeling wasn't so good.
Every gambler gets The Feeling right before a contest is to take place.
You just feel that San Francisco will kick a field goal late to get out against Green Bay
As my 16-1 horse stood attentively in the gate, I felt: I have been pretty unlucky lately. I felt: I sure hope some junk doesn't beat me by an inch.
The junk broke like it was in a land run
We lost by an inch.
This is an example of how you can be exactly right and exactly wrong at the same time, the curse of the game
If an NFL team covers a point spread at home and goes on the road to play a team that just got blasted on the road and is returning home, take the bum. That will be the team that just got obliterated on the road and is coming home to take on somebody that was very impressive in its own house. Sure, this involves taking some really rotten football teams. Gambling takes an open mind and wallet