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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Buying a win

I'm thoroughly pessimistic about the Eagles' matchup with the Packers today. I mentioned to my wife I want to bet against the Eagles, but she wouldn't let me. But here's the thinking: If I wager $50 against the Eagles and they lose, then I win $50 bucks and the sting of the Eagles' loss is assauged by monetary gain. If the Eagles win, and I'd still be rooting for them wholeheartedly, then essentially I'm buying a win. Which is fine with me. I would gladly pay $50 for an Eagles' victory. What's wrong with this strategy, as a fan?

.: posted by hornswaggler 11:45 AM

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