John Daly claims to have dropped somewhere between $50M-$60M in casinos over the years, and, he observes, if he keeps it up, it’s going to ruin him. Hmm. Kind of makes you wonder how long it took to come to that conclusion. Most of us probably would have figured it out after dropping the first $5M or so, don’t ya think? The comment was prompted by the imminent release of Daly’s book, “John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough.” In it, sports’ favorite good old boy confesses that he’s got a bit of a gambling problem. A bit of a problem, that is, in the same way that the Pacific Ocean is a bit of water.
Now Charles Barkley has come out saying that, he too, has a gambling problem and has lost at least $10M. Even though he acknowledges he has a problem, he has no plan of quitting because it's "his money". Back in the '90s, Jordan had a little gambling issue made public and this last off-season Arod was seen in some underground NY poker houses. They're not losing the $10M+ that Barkley and Daly have claimed, but there's plenty of gambling going among athletes and as long as they aren't gambling on the sport they play, it doesn't violate any of the league policies.
Question of the day - Why does every Barry Bonds homer rank as the #1 play of the day on ESPN's Sportscenter? Is Barry going opposite field really all that exciting considering that a high majority of fans would rather he never hit another home run, ever? He's going for second and as we all know second is the first loser, and maybe in this case, the biggest loser! Even Commissioner Selig stated there will be no fanfare when/if Bonds passes Ruth's mark. This isn't a record he's breaking. More proof that ESPN must be in bed with Bonds and his sham of a series on that network. I'd boycott the channel, but then I'd miss all my Kobe highlights... speaking of, the dunk over Nash in Game 3 SHOULD have been the #1 highlight of the day.