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Mike Florio At PFT Brags About Losing People Money, Gets Roasted On Twitter

Let’s start with this: I am not an expert gambler. Do I enjoy picking football games, even if I’m wrong some — eh, let’s be honest, most — of the time? Absolutely, it’s fun and keeps me engaged.

There’s an art to breaking down film and having a take on how you believe a game will shake out, but it’s a completely different ballgame trying to pick against the spread. As much as I enjoy the attempt, I am also not going to brag about my ability as a picker.

Why? Well, my guess is the record wouldn’t be good enough to brag about — if I actually tallied it all up.

Neither is Mike Florio’s record against the spread, but we take different approaches to how we address that. I acknowledge that you don’t need to bet the milk money with my picks. If you do, that’s on you. I could maybe support fading my picks, but that would be the extent.

Florio, on the other hand, tweets that “anyone who relied on those [his] picks definitely got their money’s worth.” That would be fine, as long as it was true. But based off the record Florio gave us in the same tweet, it’s … not. Check it out for yourself.

See, here is where I have to take a step back. It’s Twitter, and there is no such thing as a sarcasm font *Why is there no sarcasm font? I couldn’t tell you, but speaking from an enormous amount of experience, we sure could use it.* Anyway, that is beside the point.

The point is that I can’t tell if Florio is being serious here. It’s entirely possible, as the error in being serious should be obvious. But I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was a missed attempt at humor … maybe.

Let’s just say others are Twitter are not as lenient.

Zach is wrong in that last tweet, though. Legalized gambling is going to do exactly what it was intended to do.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Once again shows that social media has made us anti-social…and more often than not people take your words seriously on places like twitter rather than seeing something that could be a joke or sarcasm.

  2. There is nothing wrong with legalized gambling.

    There is something very wrong with sports teams and leagues being connected to the gambling itself.

    thats a huge fail and will lead to problems. Mega problems.

    gambling and fantasy leagues eat away at fans. they don’t increase fans. its like inventing a 4k TV that makes watching a game at home better than going to the game.

    think about it.

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