Wed, 3 February 2010
Winning a football handicapping contest takes a ton of effort .... Winning a football handicapping contest back-to-back takes a ton of effort and a ton of talent. In the history of Vegas handicapping contests, starting with the original at the old Castaways, through the Stardust and up to the Las Vegas Hilton, nobody has ever won two years in a row. Until now, that is. The honors go to this week's podcast guest Fezzik, a local handicapper and bettor who made a name for himself last year when he anted up his $1500, chose his five teams a week and finished at the top of the heap. In 2009, his record of W53 L29 T3 earned him the title again and the prize of $196,800. The "football hero" talked at length about sports betting, how he goes about handicapping, and his road to success.