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Thursday, February 09, 2006

A $5,000 Coin ... Toss?

"Hey Janet, show us your debts!" The hottest gambling addict ever apparently can't hide behind her married name.

Janet Jones Gretzky (sound familiar?) bet five grand on the coin toss of the Super Bowl Sunday, according to reports coming out of the alleged Rick Tocchet/NHL gambling and money laundering ring.

And her total tab reached half a mil in recent weeks, including $75,000 just on the Super Bowl. Now, I've heard Detroit isn't the most exciting city, especially in February, but surely there's got to be some legal stuff on which to spend your money.

I wish I could say something insightful like, "Stay tuned; this should get real interesting," but not only would that be overly understating the obvious, but you really don't have a choice about whether you'll stay tuned. If you own a television or have access to the Internet -- which, by the way, is going to catch on, if I do say so myself -- be prepared for the overkill. This story will be on or near A1s across the country for a long time to come.

And now that the overkill is officially overkill, I'm thinking about something I've thought about before when there's a scandal involving a big enough sports icon to prompt this type of media coverage: Do you think in the history of sportswriters a reporter has actually told an editor, "Hey, boss, I can't cover this story because I myself have a (gambling, drinking, porn, etc.) problem, and it would be quite hypocritical of me to ask the hard questions as if I'm above such behavior" ? I don't think so, but then again, that kind of shit wouldn't get reported.

So in closing, here's the Dummy's Guide to the 2006 NHL gambling scandal: Janet Jones Gretzky placed bets for her Hall of Fame husband and now Wayne is throwing her under the bus. You can go to sleep now.

Thoughts On The Gambling Scandal?


At 11:04 AM EST, Blogger Marcus Riley said...

As a Canadian who grew up 30 minutes away from Wayne Gretzky's hometown, I am certainly feeling the disappointment and shock that the rest of the country is going through. It's hard to describe what Gretzky means to Canada. It's more than a Michael Jordan or an athlete of similar ability, because Gretzky transcends sports and is part of the social fabric of the country... Canada's Kennedys if you will. It certainly doesn't look good for the Great one, but I -- along with 30 million other Canucks -- am certainly hoping that this is all some sort of mistake or misunderstanding... or that his evil American wife is to blame. :)

At 10:56 AM EST, Blogger Big Primpin' said...

When in doubt, blame the hot blonde wife for everything.


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