Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fisher Price: My First Bet- Part 2

In my last blog I said that I had made a bet on the Carling Cup Final. More specifically I made two small bets on Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy to score at any time. They didn’t score and I lost.

Despite the bet it was a cracking albeit nerve-wracking game, especially for a Liverpool fan. It had it all, drama, goals, excitement and a penalty shoot-out. Perfect game for a neutral.

The bets added absolutely nothing; I was fooled into thinking that it would dramatically increase the tension, that it would make the more exciting. I was wrong.

It might’ve been down to the fact that I support Liverpool and that I couldn’t have wanted them to win more for anything. It could’ve been down to the fact that Bellamy and Carroll had next to no clear-cut chances. Maybe it was down to the bets being too small.

Whatever it was, I have absolutely no inclination to “avenge” my loss. I doubt I’ll be making another bet for a long time.

Maybe a “good” bet would be on something impartial and maybe a bigger bet. I don’t think I’ll be finding out anytime soon though.

I think for now I’ll leave the betting for the neutrals.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Fisher Price: My First Bet- Part 1

Made my first bet today. Quite Proud.

Albeit the bet was small, but best to start small. Although when I say "start", I won't be placing another soon...Just occasionally...I do pride myself on my self control...However, it's lucky for me the empty packet of Custard Cremes can't talk.

The real point of this entry is what I bet on. You see I placed two bets on the Carling Cup Final on Sunday. As a Liverpool fan I wanted to spice up the inevitable win. 

Before placing the bet I looked around the tense bookmakers and saw the sheer volume of possible horse racing bets. I always new of its existence, but I've always wondered what the point is? Isn't it better to  bet on a sport that you have an affinity with? It just seems that horse racing exists, just for the sake of betting. Maybe it is  and I'm just being completely ignorant.

I don't think I have the inclination to bet again for a long time anyway. I don't see the appeal. Maybe that'll change if I win?

Make sure tol read my next entry to see how it went and if it added anything to the game.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

24 hours of hype.

You'll want to mark today on your calendars as this is the very first Wheely Best Blog in the World.

Moving on...

I recently bought the complete set of the TV show '24' on DVD. If I had to describe it in one word. Overrated. Don't get me wrong, I like it. I like the twists, turns, action and the concept. But my only problem with it is that almost everyone that I came across that had seen it, proclaimed that it was so phenomenal, and it was the best piece of TV ever.

So I guess my problem is not with the show, but it's hype instead.

I'm still watching it by the way, so nobody ruin it!

Alternatively, I bought seasons 1-6 of the show 'House'. I am normally very squeamish and can't stand anything involving blood without my vision turning blurry. However this time is different as Hugh Laurie is so captivating that I can easily forget the gruesome hospital and gory nature of it that would normally have me passing out. Simply put, Hugh Laurie lived up to the hype.

And I haven't finished 'House' either, so nobody ruin it!

Swings and roundabouts really. Should I ever trust "hype"? For example the show 'Homeland', starting soon. It's being hyped as well, as another great US TV series. I'll give it a go.

Well maybe it'll teach me to by one series at a time, not the entire box set.