This is what we like to call a slump. An L5 spread out over five different leagues is something to behold. I've lost with five overwhelming favorites that produced severely underwhelming results. I've scrutinized numbers, checked on form, and played teams that had done right by me in the past. All my efforts have been for naught. Today I will be picking three games with a different strategy. By that my strategy will have no bearing on the two sides matched up, but instead using a plan akin to that one woman in your office NCAA Tournament pool every year that kicks your ass because she picked the prettier jerseys or cooler mascot. And here...we...go.
My first selection comes all the way from the Hungarian League Cup. Their cup system is much different than the ones I am used to with England, Spain, etc. They have group stages instead of individual matchups to strain out the minnows. Normally, I would see that Videoton has won the competition three times and has been the runner up the past two seasons, making them a pretty good bet. Instead, I am picking Vasas Budapest to win or draw because the name Videoton reminds me of Reggaeton and I HATE REGGAETON!
I virtually head to London for my next selection of the day. The ATP World Tour Finals, which also is in the midst of its group stage, pits Andy Murray of Scotland (YES, HE ISN'T ENGLISH COMMENTATORS!!) and Milos Raonic of Canada (OR MONTENEGRO IF YOU WANT TO BE BIRTHPLACE SPECIFIC!!). Murray is the higher seed and the overwhelming favorite in this match. I however am taking Raonic because he now resides in Monte Carlo. MONACO IS BEAUTIFUL IN THE FALL!!
I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE OVERCAPITALIZATION IN THIS ARTICLE BUT I AM STILL WORKING OUT SOME ANGER FROM THE PAST WEEK AS WELL AS PROFESSIONALLY. MY LAST PICK IS MY ONLY FAVORITE OF THE DAY. I AM PICKING THE DUCKS OVER THE CRIMSON TIDE BECAUSE I RECENTLY WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE MENTALIST WHERE KRISTINA FRYE SAYS "ROLL TIDE" TO A GUY BUT LATER IN THAT EPISODE SHE IS KIDNAPPED AND THAT SUCKS! PICK THE DUCKS CFPSC SO I DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT ANY MORE!
Happy Streaking Everybody and thank you to all that have served on this Veterans Day!
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