CHRISTIE FOR PRESIDENT!!! NJ Gov vows to legalize sports gambling
(Washington Post)–New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference highlighting efforts to reinvigorate Atlantic City, Christie said the regulations his administration will issue next week make no attempt to overturn a 1992 federal law that limits sports betting to four states. “We intend to go forward,” the Republican governor said. “If someone wants to stop us, then let them try to stop us. We want to work with the casinos and horse racing industry to get it implemented. “Am I expecting there may be legal action taken against us to try to prevent it? Yes,” the governor said. “But I have every confidence we’re going to be successful.” The U.S. Justice Department did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Thursday afternoon. A federal law called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act limits sports betting to four states that approved it by a 1991 deadline: Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. At the time, New Jersey was given the chance to become the fifth but failed to act during a prescribed window.
I. LOVE. THE. FAT MAN!!! Chris Christie is hands down the best politician in the game right now and it’s not even close. Yes, this sports gambling pledge pulls at my heart-strings, but it is more than that. Christie is just Mr. Common Sense, this legalizing of sports gambling just happens to be the latest example. It’s something that is illegal for no reason. Every other country in the world has it. Nevada has it. It is just one of those stupid government red tape laws that slows America down. Christie realizes that because he is a normal guy. He realizes that adults should be free to spend their money however they wish and that this will be a HUGE revenue generator for his state. Christie was probably too green to run for the Presidency at the start of the 2012 cycle, but I wish we could just tell Romney to go kick rocks and appoint Christie. Christie fixed New Jersey and he will fix America if given the chance.
In honor of Christie here are the way too early Chief Locks of the Century College Football Win Totals predictions:
Lines by 5Dimes
LSU: Over/Under 10.5 wins
I fully expect LSU to win the National Championship this year. They have the best stable of running backs in the country and I also expect their passing game to be improved this year as well. The schedule is somewhat favorable as well(if you can say that about an SEC team) as the Tigers will get both South Carolina and Alabama at home and they don’t play Georgia. The Pick: Over
Notre Dame: Over/Under 8.5 wins
Anyone who reads this space with regularity knows that I love the Irish. I think they are definitely moving the right direction and may actually surprise some people. Having said that, you’d have to be an absolute moron to take the over here. Notre Dame schedule is the most difficult in the country. The Irish will face Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC who are all preseason top 15 teams. Then ND also has to play talented teams like BYU and Miami. If the Irish get to 9 wins with an inexperienced QB then Notre Dame should build a statue of Brian Kelly. The Pick: Under
Georgia: Over/Under 9.5 wins
I don’t know what or who Georgia had to do to avoid playing LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas for the second year in a row, but the Dawgs are sitting pretty with their schedule. They should run away and hide with the SEC East crown. Georgia should be favored in just about every game they play this year. The Pick: Over
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