How was your week

Posted: May 4, 2019 by Sports Time Radio in fantasy, horse racing, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

I’ve been a daily fantasy player for a few years now. I play all my games through the FanDuel website and luckily I can say that I’ve managed to win more money than I’ve lost, but not by a very wide margin. I doubt that I would ever be able to play fantasy sports for a living as I’ve never bet more than $2 any fantasy line up I’ve ever done and that’s nerve racking for me. I couldn’t imagine betting a large some on one of my fantasy line ups. My blood pressure is high now with a lot of money on the line that would probably be the end of it for me.

Baseball is the daily fantasy game I’ve played the most with football being the next for me. I’m sure I would’ve spent more money on football, but there aren’t as many options to put line ups in as their is for baseball. I’ve spent a little bit of money on hockey and basketball and every once in a while I’ll get into a NASCAR tournament. I don’t know enough about golf or soccer to wend money on them, but if the website sends me a free entry like they do from time to time I always fill it out. You never know when you might just fall into a winning entry.

Now I wouldn’t call myself a very good player. As a matter of fact I’d have to say I’m well below average as a daily fantasy player, but I enjoy it and I know not to get too crazy with how much money I spend. I could however see it getting out of control for a player very easily.

About a month ago I had a situation in daily fantasy that had never happened to me before. I actually went on a hot streak. It seemed as every daily fantasy baseball line up I entered into a contest won money. Now to be fair I never won more than $3 and their where multiple times when my line landed tied for the finally paid out spot and I won less money than it cost me to enter the contest, but I’m always happy to win something.

My hot streak lasted for about two weeks, but the sad thing is I wasn’t doing anything different with my line ups than I normally did and now that’s it’s been over for a few week now I have no idea what to change or how to change my line up to get it back. I guess that just the price I pay for being a daily fantasy payer and who knows maybe one day I’ll manage to win one of these leagues I enter.

I have to say that so far my experience with daily fantasy has been an enjoyable one, but again I don’t bet very much money on any tournament I enter. While I have entered more than one tournament in a day I don’t do that very often and I don’t bet a lot of money on any line up that I do. I just remind myself that this is just a hobby for me and I don’t have the tie or the ability to compete with the people who play daily fantasy for a living.

Are you a daily fantasy player? If so; which website do you play on? I’d be interested to know what type of player you are. Are you like me where you only spend small amounts on a line up or do you bet big to win big? Please let  me know in the comment section as I’d be very interested to know.

Today is the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby or as it’s been called the greatest two minutes in sports. Now horse racing falls into one of those sports that I know nothing about, but like everyone else I like to pick a horse to win.

I have decided to go with Cutting Humor as my pick. Cutting Humor is currently a 30-1 shot to win, but what made me think that this was a good bet was that they made a jockey change and veteran Mike Smith will ride Cutting Humor in the Derby.

Smith was originally going to ride one of the favorites Omaha Beach, but that horse was scratched and actually underwent successful surgery for a breathing condition after being diagnosed with entrapped epiglottis. This situation left Smith without a ride for the Derby.

Then on Friday morning Cutting Humor’s trainer Todd Pletcher told reporters that Smith would ride the horse in the Derby replacing Corey Lanerie. I thought that the jockey change would make Cutting Humor an interesting pick to win the Kentucky Derby; so that’s who I’m going with.

It appears as Bob Baffert may have the best chance to win today’s Kentucky Derby. If that happens it will be the 6th time that a horse trained by Baffert has won at Churchill Downs.

Baffert has three horses entered in today’s Derby and they all have a good chance to win. Improbable will start in the 6th position while Baffert’s other two horses Game Winner and Roadster will start 15th and 16th respectively.

Now not only was Omaha Beach scratched from this race, but another favorite Haikal was also scratched. Haikal was scratched due to a foot infection.

Omaha Beach was replaced in the field by Bodexpress, but Haikal spot in the Derby was left open for today’s race.

Because of these two horses absences; the post positions have changed a little bit. The horses in the #1 through #10 gates have moved one position to their left; so there will be no horse in the #1 starting gate.

Then since the post positions where already drawn when Omaha Beach was scratched the horses in the #11 through #20 gates moved one spot to their right with Bodexpress taking over the #20 gate for today’s race.

Now besides Baffert’s horses there are a couple of other that I’ve heard have a good chance to win. Both Maximum Security and Tacitus have both beeen talked about as horses to watch today. Both horses have good starting positions as Maximum Security is satrting 8th while Tacitus is starting right next to him in the 9th gate. If it’s a faster pace raced like my pick Cutting Hunor might set it could benefit both of these horses.

That’s probably all I know about the Kentucky Derby today; so please let me know which horse you’re putting your had earned money on. Just one last small tip; it’s always best to stay way from the horse I picked.

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