So, I'm making my yearly man-pilgrimage to the Mecca this week. That's right, I'm going to Vegas. And as luck would have it, the biggest game of the season (so far) is on tap for our Ducks. They're favored by a touchdown against Stanford.
Given last year's performance against Stanford, last week's performance against ASU, and the fact that Stanford has been perhaps the only team in college football to have turned in four dominant wins, the spread seems....well, high.
So I am faced with the classic conundrum that any die hard sports fan and sick gambler knows all too well. Do I go with my head and bet against my beloved Ducks, praying that they win by three? Or do I go with my heart and load up on Oregon, confident that they'll beat Harbaugh, Luck, & Co. in Autzen, Where Great Teams Go To Die, by three or four scores?
What say you, oh unbiased AtQ'ers? Mind you, opting out of gambling on the game is not allowed. THIS IS VEGAS, after all.
Side note: Have you seen Vegas' new tourism ad campaign? I AM TOTALLY GOING TO A DANCE CLUB AND GETTING LAID BY A HOT GIRL. It shouldn't be hard. And according to their last ad campaign, it stays in Vegas, so my wife will never know. The television wouldn't lie to me, would it?
Side note #2: I have the same dilemma in my soccer fandom, as Arsenal plays Chelsea this Sunday in the English Premiere League. But in a weird way that I don't understand, I will have no problem betting the house on favored Chelsea. My love for Arsenal is a close second fiddle to my love for the Ducks, but this one is a no-brainer. (WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?)