SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT...

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Sportsgirl,

I have a confession to make.

It was anything but a brilliant decision...

I didn't hire Blondie because she was a Female..

I hired her because she has proven to be ever so passionate about EOG, helpful, intelligent, loyal, kind and caring to other posters...

These are qualities I look for in all our moderators...

THE SHRINK
It's the female part that give her those other qualities you mentioned :devil:
 
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Shrink, Question:

Can you fly Mo to the Seattle area so we can go watch the mariners get swept at home again? If so, I got a seat for you to big guy.
 
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Blondie is very helpful, I notice if someone has a problem she is right there offering help..
I'll admit out here in the open that when me and Blondie both came on board as moderators, we immediately started off on the wrong foot.

Since those opening days, she has become a very good friend and I feel very fortunate to work beside her here. She is an EXTREMELY hard worker and a dedicated and caring person.

She has proven herself VERY DESERVING of being a moderator here imho. :cheers
 
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Thanks guys,

Ego you are right we did get off on the wrong foot. You are now a real pleasure to work with and i promise i won't come to your house and cut your cords to your internet anymore :D
 
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Sportsgirl,

I have a confession to make.

It was anything but a brilliant decision...

I didn't hire Blondie because she was a Female..

I hired her because she has proven to be ever so passionate about EOG, helpful, intelligent, loyal, kind and caring to other posters...

These are qualities I look for in all our moderators...

THE SHRINK

You pretty much explained me Shrink. I am all about EOG now, this is the best site forum hands down.

:cheers
 
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College Football and College Hoops are about tied for #1...

Believe it or not, I played 4 Varsity Sports, including Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball and Tennis...

I was all around Athlete both as a Junior and a Senior, albeit I went to a Private High School in New York..

My other major sports accomplishments was making the ALL STATE team in Soccer and being offered a scholarship to UCONN to run track (the half mile was my baby)...

I turned down UCONN for EMORY...

THE SHRINK
Shrinky baby, why did so many old Jews run track? :dancefool:dancefool:dancefool
 
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Shrink-

How do you feel about the fact that EOG has become more about drama and childish antics than it has about sports gambling?

I understand that this is a business and you want as many posters and as much traffic as possible, but it seems lately it has seemed drama and high school antics is the primary focus and sports gambling is secondary.

I have read more than one thread where a handfull of posters agree with this statement as well.

Why was every questioned addressed BUT mine? What is your issue with me?
 
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Nice thread. Ken: Assuming a sponsor, was there ever a time when he/she opined that wagering could be a "problem" on your way to recovery? If so, how did you two deal with that? (If too personal for this arena, I would appreciate a PM).
 
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
You then asked what would they accept as a max wager. They said $3,300 which you then bet (on the Colts, winner).

A side note to this and a lesson for new wagerers about getting the best number:
I had wagered the previous Sunday on the opening number, the Pats -3. You waited until kickoff and took the other side, Indy, at +6. The Pats won the game by 4. We both went to the cashiers window to collect. A good example about getting the best number.

What is the largest wager you have ever placed in a Nevada casino?
What about a local?
Have you ever been stiffed by a local?
 
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Everybody's hands go UP!
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
You then asked what would they accept as a max wager. They said $3,300 which you then bet (on the Colts, winner).

What is the largest wager you have ever placed in a Nevada casino?
What about a local?
Have you ever been stiffed by a local?
Shrink wants 5k on Indy and can't get it, but Ivey gets 2 million down on the Lakers without having to work up even one bead of sweat on his brow.

:doh1
 
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Why was every questioned addressed BUT mine? What is your issue with me?
Nick,

I assure you at it was an oversight. Thanks for pointing it out.

I don't believe EOG has become any more about drama and childish antics than in the past.

Our moderators strive hard to keep threads focused on the topic at hand. We encourage MORE HANDICAPPING threads. You will soon learn that whoever is chosen to be our future HEAD MODERATOR will know quite a but about SPORTS & GAMBLING...

We are a tad quicker now than before to pull the trigger on posters whose agendas are to be divisive, childish, and immature. In the past, we didn't have enough posters to BAN everyone who needed to be, but now we do...

If someone is behaving in the manner you described in your question, feel free to inform any of our mods and we will take all suggestions under careful consideration...

Our goal is to be helpful and improve...

THE SHRINK
 
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
You then asked what would they accept as a max wager. They said $3,300 which you then bet (on the Colts, winner).

A side note to this and a lesson for new wagerers about getting the best number:
I had wagered the previous Sunday on the opening number, the Pats -3. You waited until kickoff and took the other side, Indy, at +6. The Pats won the game by 4. We both went to the cashiers window to collect. A good example about getting the best number.

What is the largest wager you have ever placed in a Nevada casino?
What about a local?
Have you ever been stiffed by a local?
I had a pretty large wager on that one myself. Colts +5.5! WOOOO!

:+excited-
 
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Nice thread. Ken: Assuming a sponsor, was there ever a time when he/she opined that wagering could be a "problem" on your way to recovery? If so, how did you two deal with that? (If too personal for this arena, I would appreciate a PM).
GREAT QUESTION...

I have had two sponsors (my first one relapsed after 7 years of sobriety)...

I am very fortunate because both sponsors understand that I entered AA NOT to give up a business that helps pay my bills (gambling), but rather to stop DRINKING and using mood altering substances. While all the "steps" are very spiritual in nature, it doesn't mean I have to quit doing what I am so passionate about in order to recover and have a happy life...
 
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Question-

A few years ago you, uh, 'insured' accts and then pretty much immediately rescinded it because your 'lawyers' said it was illegal.

Have there been a change in the laws?

......

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No...



YES this is part of my RECOVERY from my bondage to alcohol and drugs...

Not much of a story to this avatar. I felt too many others were offended by my last one so I found this on an avatar site and changed it on my own (a miracle if you know how technically challenged I truly am)
...
Thank you for your responses. I thought I recognized a step/stepper. Continued success in being free. Your avatar makes me laugh damned near every time, seeing the guy standing there and then getting thumped - hopefully he's fine. Again, best of luck with your programs. :thumbsup
 
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
You then asked what would they accept as a max wager. They said $3,300 which you then bet (on the Colts, winner).

A side note to this and a lesson for new wagerers about getting the best number:
I had wagered the previous Sunday on the opening number, the Pats -3. You waited until kickoff and took the other side, Indy, at +6. The Pats won the game by 4. We both went to the cashiers window to collect. A good example about getting the best number.

What is the largest wager you have ever placed in a Nevada casino?
What about a local?
Have you ever been stiffed by a local?
I RARELY bet in a Nevada Casino...

Although I stopped moving for BW 2 years ago, I have been pegged as a BILLY BEARD by quite a few of them, so they don't want my "action."

You probably witnessed the largest bet I placed in a Nevada Casino...

Fortunately, I have NEVER been stiffed by a LOCAL but it's been many years since one of them has booked my bets. It's easier for me to get down in Vegas than to find a local, even though I no longer work for the computer group! :pop:
 
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ive talked to the shrink on the phone many times, if he had them all recorded i could not possibly care less. what kinda shit do you say behind peoples backs FS?

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Spoken like the true snitch you are.
 
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
Well, there you go.

First rule of thumb in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Never walk in with Tim beside you. The fear behind the counter becomes palpable.
 
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roscoe,

I'd like to think that Lenny will do the honorable thing and eventually pay you. I do know that when I was in Costa Rica last week, I met with him. He has recently paid back CRIS, so he isn't running from everyone.

I can't make promises, but I will mention his debt to you if you wish...

Shoot me an email...

shrink@eog.com
 
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Ken,
I stood beside you last year at the Rio as you attempted to place a wager with the ticket writer. You asked if you could place a $10,000 wager on Indy. The management was called over, huddled and said no. You asked about 5k. Again denied.
You then asked what would they accept as a max wager. They said $3,300 which you then bet (on the Colts, winner).

A side note to this and a lesson for new wagerers about getting the best number:
I had wagered the previous Sunday on the opening number, the Pats -3. You waited until kickoff and took the other side, Indy, at +6. The Pats won the game by 4. We both went to the cashiers window to collect. A good example about getting the best number.

What is the largest wager you have ever placed in a Nevada casino?
What about a local?
Have you ever been stiffed by a local?

Good reading.

:cheers
 
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Shrink, there is Another Lenny that Use to be in the business as well
Another Known Stiff.
Did you ever have dealings with him ? if so, did he Stiff you ?
 
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Did you lose your medical license for writing prescriptions for numerous narcotics for your wife when she didn't need them? Isn't it unethical to write prescriptions for a family members?

Set the record straight for me Ken; I am very curious.
 
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Shrink,

Not sure if this has been asked yet....

Have you ever given out the wrong side on purpose?

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Yes...:doh1

On 5 occasions....

My record was 4-1 on the forum and 1-4 for me..

What goes around comes around...















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What 5 games, and why ?

Were you trying to move the line, so you could get a better line yourself ?
 
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What are some common jobs you had as a young man and or teenager?

Thanks,
Woodie
Here are 4 that immediately come to mind...

I was an "orderly" at a hospital in New York as a teenager...

I worked as a waitor in Virginia Beach (I was awful)...

I worked for ORKIN (I crawled under houses to sell termite protection)

I delivered subs to the dorms in College to pay off a debt to my Bookie (who owned the sub place)...
 
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