Sunday, July 02, 2006

Lampard the Lam Par

It was 10 in the morning, i woke up and the first thing i did was to open the newspaer, and the first page i saw were the odds for the England and Potugal match.

The odds were so damn generous.
For a Portugal win, the odds were 3.90.
A draw would net 3.20.
An England win would represent a coup of a measly 1.80.

I had earlier predicted a Portuguese win and i was just shocked at the odds given. i mean, close to four bucks!!

So i immedietely rang mom up to buy for me draw and and Porugal win.
Believe it or not, it was my first bet in this World Cup.

My thinking was this. If Portugal won, or if a draw occured, then i'd win some money.
If England won, i'd too be happy as i'm an England supporter.
So either way, i win.
The best scenario would be if the match went into extra time and England won the,
That'd be double happiness.

But as everyone should know by now, a draw did happen, but England lost due to penalty kicks.
That Lam Par failed to break his scoring duck, and Wayne Rooney got his Manchurian Ass sent off.

But during the match i was so tense.
Every Portuguese shot resulted in a yelp or anticipation from me.
And every resulting miss resulted in a string of explexitives.
My explexetive count must have hit 3 digits.
Andrea, if you're reading this, sorry about your hand.
I kept squeezing her hand due to the nervousness of the match.

But thank God for Ricardo in regulation time, because he made a few saves worth 10 dollars.
But he can go to hell to since he denied England in the penalty kicks.

Well at the end of the day, officially i made $16.25.
But on closer examination, i made only $6.25.
Because you have to minus out the amount of money i put in. ($10 for both games.)

But it doesnt really matter to me.
I bet just for kicks, not for the money, although i have to admit i was tempted to bet a bit more.


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