It’s good for the economy!
Per Ben Maller at FoxSports:
March madness gambling has been the second biggest betting market in terms of dollars wagered right behind the National Football League. “According to the NCAA, 35% of male college students bet on sports and 7 of 10 adults are reported to have placed some sort of wager in the last year,” said RJ Bell.
Just think what a college football playoff could do for sports books everywhere…
According to The Idaho Statesman, Boise State is in some serious negotiations to sell the movie rights to the story of its 2006 football season and Fiesta Bowl win.
Good for them. People do like a good “rags to riches” story.
And I know the perfect place to start with the “rags” part of the tale.
(photos courtesy Scout.com)
(h/t The Wizard of Odds)
Houston Nutt’s given out an extensive interview with some paper called The Morning News. It’s about what you’d expect, and judging from the comments that appeared in response to a summary story about the interview, I’d say the typical Arky fan is less than impressed with what the Nuttster had to say. For good reason, as the man is in some serious denial.
Just to give you a little taste, check out the very end of the interview:
TMN: “With all the Internet and e-mails that you and your family are exposed to, did anybody in the family ever forward any of those?
HN: “I think once, my wife, the only one I know about, she forwarded one letter that was sent to her or something or either an article in the paper or letter, I think my wife forwarded something.”
TMN: “Was it an e-mail critical of Mitch or Gus or somebody like that?”
HN: “I don’t think so, but I don’t know 100 percent for sure.”
That would be this email. One of the emails that caused Nutt to revoke Prewett’s sideline pass. Does he really expect people to believe that he just kinda-sorta knows about the email being forwarded by his wife – and doesn’t really know what the email contained? Sure.
Well, don’t worry, Mr. Nutt. I have a feeling that a few of your competitors will be showing potential Arky recruits the email in question over the next few seasons. You can always get a copy from one of them when you drop in to make a sales pitch.