Finally, A Legal Way To Make Money Off Of An Athlete's Penchant For Marijuana
I'm sure you're all aware that before the Dallas Mavericks got knocked out of the playoffs, Josh Howard admitted on Michael Irvin's radio show that he smoked pot a lot in the offseason. The hilarity of Howard admitting that on Irvin's show is only surpassed by this incredibly tidbit of information.
There's a sports gambling web site called BetUS that has put up odds not only on what's most likely to happen to Howard next, but also on which NBA players are most likely to openly admit to marijuana use. It's not a fly-by-night site, in fact, it sponsors a number of bloggers. To get on the site, you have to create an account, and put in a deposit. I don't advise doing that but this is apparently the direct link for the marijuana bets should you choose to do that.
And so you don't think I'm making this up, here are the BetUS betting odds courtesy of a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. Buzz Bissinger would approve. Some are of the odds are admittedly surprising.
Allen Iverson: 4/1
Carmelo Anthony: 10/1
Rasheed Wallace: 2/1
Josh Childress: 4/1
I had no idea Childress was such a pothead, but on the flip side, I can't say I'm shocked to see Rasheed as the most likely to admit to smoking. Here are the odds for what's most likely to happen to Howard next.
Banned from league: 5/2
Fined by league: 1/2
Starts company with Ricky Williams: 100/1
How is 'banned by the league' 5/2 and 'starts company with Ricky Williams' 100/1? I'm guessing Ricky headed over to Josh's house yesterday.
Anyway, I fully support gambling on dumb athletes. I'm eagerly awaiting BetUS's next odds on which athlete is most likely to get caught in an embarrassing keg-related photo. Just don't bet on Leinart. His odds are 1/1.