I’m watching Toto HK after Dark right now, and an interesting prop bet was brought up. Poker pro Tuan Le made a bet with basketball superstar (and fellow Tar Heel) Antawn Jamison. It’s one-on-one basketball, Tuan vs. ‘Tawn, make it take it, up to 12, 1 point each basket. But…
- Tuan gets a 9-0 lead to start.
- Antawn can take only 3 point shots.
- Antawn has to wear slacks, a dress shirt, and out-of-the-box loafers.
Plus Tuan gets 5-1 odds on the bet. Tuan says he’s in good shape and can ball. I gotta figure he’s the favorite, right? I mean, Antawn has to hit 12 3-point shots before Tuan hits 3 normal shots. And Antawn is going to be slip sliding all over the place, so it’s gotta be tough to keep running around keeping up with Tuan. Of course, being make-it-take-it, Antawn might be able to hit 12 3-pointers in a row. After all, he should have a clear shot every time – he probably has at least a foot on Tuan.
I think I’d take that bet if I could get it. Now, these guys are probably playing $10k to win $50k. I’m not in that ballpark, but I’d probably be willing to risk $500 to win $2500 on it. If I lose, at least I’d have a story.
Office Olympics Event #1
Event #1 of the office olympics took place last night at Knights Play Par 3 golf course in Apex. Only six of us showed up which was somewhat disappointing. One had to catch a 6am flight this morning, one had a class to attend, and one was just being whiny – I guess it was past his bedtime. I had an adventure getting there, taking a wrong turn and showing up about 10 minutes late and having to skip the first hole. I’m really a complete moron sometimes – I suck at directions. I’m sure I could blame Google, but it was probably user error.
Overall, I didn’t play that great, but then again, it was only the second time I’d played in two years. I had never played at Knights Play before, and it was surprisingly a very nice course considering it’s just a par-3. You’d figure hackers who have no business being out there would have torn it up by now, but they do a great job maintaining it.
Vegas odds (in my imagination) had Dave as a 2/1 favorite, but they didn’t factor in that he’s 60 years old and his eyes aren’t what they used to be. Playing in the lights started getting to him, especially on the back nine. He had the best score on the front nine, then fell apart on the back. We played in two separate groups, and without knowing it, Heath and Derek were in a tight battle. Heath had a few doubles on the back, which cost him – Derek ended up taking the gold medal by two strokes. Heath did take $5 from me on greenies though. And I managed to sneak into third place – probably because I didn’t have any blowup holes.
So congratulations to Biggus. Next event will probably be either poker or bowling. I think I have a pretty good chance in both.…