Sunday, May 23, 2004

Betting on high school games

     As a schoolteacher, I would like to remind you bloodthirtsy shut-ins that there is probably some good baseball/lacrosse/tennis/whatever being played every day down at the local high school in the very towns you live in.

    Kids like crowds at their games, and if you sit in the back of the bleachers, there is some betting going on. The bigger money stakes are in the wealthier suburbs. I nearly spit hot cider down onto 20 rows of fans below me when I saw 2 older gentlemen at Duxbury High School's Thanksgiving game bet $15,000 on a field goal attempt- right in front of a cop and a priest, who slapped the loser on the back and said "That's what you get, fool".


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