It’s an All-American story, really, Father Knows Bets: Son raced his previously-owned BMW to Las Vegas last Saturday morning but arrived too late to put real money, for once, just for fun, on his three weekly picks for TMG. He went 3-0 and got nothing but the satisfaction of running his seasonal record to a stellar 18-10-2 for the home conglomerate. Earlier that morning, Mom pinned a note on his shirt, wished him luck, kissed his forehead and told him to blind draw three Pac 12 teams out of a hat for small potatoes parlay, so long as she didn’t have to root for USC to cover 15 points at Oregon State.

Mom won enough money to buy a new leather-skinned pillbox hat and renew her annual membership dues in the Harper Valley PTA. Dad doesn’t gamble on sports where the participants don’t end up in a glue factory and muddled through another 1-2 “just for fun” weekend that ended with Fresno and UNLV falling short of the 58-point bench mark.  That’s right, Nevada lost, but not for long. Three days later, Bunny-ranch owner Dennis Hof, who has been dead for weeks, covered the six-foot “under” by winning election to the Nevada State Assembly. Thank goodness no one is requesting a “recall.” Isn’t life\death MGM grand? Down the Pick 6 Friday home stretch we go, clinging to our 32-26-2 overall.

Son’s games:

Texas Christian at West Virginia (55.5)

Washington State (-6) at Colorado

Temple at Houston (-4.5)


Rankman’s games

Georgia State at Louisiana (13.5)

Liberty at Virginia (60)

Oregon at Utah (-4)

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