For the latest in an experiment that has gone horribly awry, here are this week's picks, per week one's guidelines:
-- $20 6-point teaser on Colts (-7), Giants (-10), & Saints (-1) (payout: $52)
-- $10 straight bets on Colts, Giants, & Saints (payout: $20 each)
-- $5 3-game parlay on Colts, Giants, & Saints (payout: $36)
This week's total possible payout: $145
Current account balance: $-104
UPDATE: Karol is insistent I start providing updates after each Sunday. I said it's too embarrassing to report that my vaunted strategy is failing week in and week out.
Nonetheless, like so many weeks before, week eight missed out on a profit by a mere point. The Colts won 31-7, the Saints won 31-10, but the G-Men gave up a late-game touchdown to win by just 3, thereby losing the teaser. Once again, the only bets to hit were two straights. Ironically, I was pulling for the Dolphins to make it close, as I was personally predicting they would cover the spread.