Sports are Meant to be Enjoyed

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This is a tale of gambling and sports. Maybe even historically accurate, who knows?

Submitted: February 03, 2014

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Sports are Meant to be Enjoyed

 

Gambling on sporting events has been in existence for centuries. In fact sports were believed to have been created for gambling. One of the most popular sports to wager on is boxing. In the early 1900’s there was a boxer by the name of Dennis O’Grady who was known as “The Bow-Tie Skillet”. Every time he fought it was just about guaranteed he would win that is why he is the most wagered on boxer of all-time, even to this day. The reason he was so good was because his nickname was given to him on account of him cooking his opponent a skillet dinner which would make the fighter sick and not want to fight, so half of his victories are forfeits from his opponent being too full of a fine Irish dish.

 

Don’t get me wrong O’Grady was a good fighter who trained hard and ate a hardy breakfast of cereal and butter, plus he was also always the best dressed fighter because he would wear a suit with a bowtie which made him much more dangerous. Many companies were started from gambling winnings from people who bet on “The Bow-Tie Skillet”, also many historians believe the Industrial Revolution was started because O’Grady made so many people believe America was the boxing and gambling center of the world.

 

The moral of this historical tale is: sometimes having a tactical advantage in a fight does not always mean having a physical advantage, and sometimes being a good cook can make you a good fighter.


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