Normally, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but I’ve decided to reveal some aspects of this trip.
First lesson: Tom Jones still Has It.
Second lesson: The sports book at the Venetian has free drinks, but it’s NOT good to say to yourself, “It’s only 10:30 a.m. here, but on the east coast it’s actually 1:30 p.m., so that makes it okay to start drinking. And besides, they’re free!”
Third lesson: Don’t bet on teams that you want to win (or cover). Bet on teams that will cover. Corollary to this is…
Fourth lesson: Never bet against Bill Belichick.
Lessons three and four left me $50 down (yeah, I know: real high roller, Gil!). Fortunately, I also bet against the Philadelphia Eagles, which got me even (minus the vig).
Vegas is wonderful, as ever. I love the fact that this city exists. Anyplace that so utterly fails to take itself seriously is a winner in my book.