As I alluded to in my post this morning, after sitting glassy-eyed in front of the TV last night watching the College Football Playoffs today, I opted to pass on the Pitt-Houston Armed Forces Bowl clash this afternoon, and instead Marilyn and I took a drive down to the Tanger Outlets in Washington County, where we made some shrewd post-Christmas purchases, and then made a stop at the Meadows Casino.
In forty-five minutes at the Black Jack table,
I managed to turn $100 into $170, and I then colored out and cashed my chips. And on my way to the cashier's window, just for the hell of it, I even put ten bucks in a penny slot machine and cashed out when it reached $16.90.
So, that made two good decisions today: Skip the Pitt game, and leave the table while ahead.
This is a great country!!
As for the Pitt game, the less said the better. We listened to the high comedy of a Bill Hillgrove play-by-play broadcast on the way down to Washington, and left the car with Pitt up 17-6 at the half. Got in the car with Pitt ahead 34-13 in the fourth quarter and headed to the Casino. While seated at the black jack table, I watched Houston recover two - count 'em two - onside kicks and score twice to win game 35-34. It was only while in the car driving home that we realized the enormity of the loss: a twenty-five point fourth quarter lead lost. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.
As I said, the less said the better.
Welcome to Pitt, Pat Narduzzi. You can only go up from this point.