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  • Bob Costas offers wager to his gun critics

    04/03/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas is not backing down in the face of criticism for his outspoken advocacy of gun control. In fact, he’s challenging his critics to a bet. Costas was asked about the controversial political positions he has taken on the air, including gun control, in an interview with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, and said it’s very much an issue in sports that deserves to be talked about. “Here’s what I would say to anybody who any time they hear the word guns automatically goes off, like, ‘Oh, they’re going to repeal the Second Amendment,’” Costas said. “Let’s...
  • Nate Silver Ups The Ante On Historic Wager Offer With Joe Scarborough (Who will win the elections?)

    11/01/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/01/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Punditry vs. numbers! Old school journalists vs. data-driven wonks! Scouts vs. Moneyball! Nate Silver (who has become increasingly embattled for his confident assessments of Obama's chances) just offered Joe Scarborough a wager that will redefine the future of journalism.
  • DERBY BET

    05/03/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 12 replies · 493+ views
    5-3-10 | Me
    I have not bet on a horserace for a long time. Someone remind me: If I placed 10 to win and 10 to show on a horse that came in 3rd, do I win the show money? (horse paid $7.40) I was thinking I won $27.00
  • MSM Shuns Embarrassing 'The Population Bomb' Anniversary

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 602+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 29, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is the official publication date of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment by Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The release of this book was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's once exceedingly popular "The Population Bomb" in 1968. If you expect to see much about either of these books in the mainstream media, you are in for a big disappointment. The MSM is avoiding the whole subject of Paul Ehrlich and his apocalyptic "The Population Bomb" like the plague nowadays. The reason is probably because it might draw embarrassing attention to...
  • Wanna bet some of that Nobel money? (Greg Mankiw Challenges Paul Krugman to a wager)

    03/05/2009 6:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Greg Mankiw's Blog ^ | March 4,2009 | Greg Mankiw
    Wanna bet some of that Nobel money? Paul Krugman suggests that my skepticism about the administration's growth forecast over the next few years is somehow "evil." Well, Paul, if you are so confident in this forecast, would you like to place a wager on it and take advantage of my wickedness? Team Obama says that real GDP in 2013 will be 15.6 percent above real GDP in 2008. (That number comes from compounding their predicted growth rates for these five years.) So, Paul, are you willing to wager that the economy will meet or exceed this benchmark? I am not...
  • UK gambler makes almost $2 million off $1 wager (picks 8 winners and beats two million to one odds)

    02/23/2008 6:09:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 133+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | AP
    LONDON - A lucky gambler has made 1 million pounds, or about $1.97 million, from a 50 pence ($1) bet, British bookmaker William Hill said Saturday. The man, who William Hill has not identified, correctly guessed the outcome of eight horse races Friday, beating odds of two-million-to-one. He walked into a William Hill branch in the north England town of Thirsk and placed wagers on eight horses in eight different contests in a so-called “accumulator bet,” the company said. His first win came when a horse called “Isn’t That Lucky” won the 2:55 p.m. race at the Sandown track, southwest...
  • Nervous punters await outcome

    11/03/2004 10:22:20 AM PST · by holymoly · 9 replies · 662+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11/03/2004 | Ananova
    British punters who backed US presidential candidate John Kerry heavily in a rush of bets are anxiously awaiting the election result. Hundreds of thousands of pounds were placed on Kerry to defeat Republican President George Bush as exit polls predicted victory for the Democrat. Ladbrokes spokesman Warren Lush said bookmakers were taking regular £10,000 bets on victory for the challenger. On Tuesday afternoon at 5pm Bush was still favourite to win at 8/11 with John Kerry at even money. But the late betting patterns led to odds on Kerry being slashed to 1/3 and Bush pushed out to 9/4. Mr...