Good morning, this is part of a continuing story about fantasy sports and sports betting– If you missed the first part, I had shared it yesterday. Also there may be typos — It’s 5 am and I have yet to have coffee, so please bear with me.  I will be back post-coffee  to edit. 

I woke up this morning thinking about what I wrote yesterday, how I had mentioned that I felt inferior when I was amongst people with Ivy League educations.  Yet, in reality most of the people I worked with, although they had college degrees, had not gone to an Ivy League school.  The percentage of those who had graduated from Ivy League schools was probably less than one percent.  However, when I was working in Manhattan my immediate boss had graduated from Princeton.  I remember everyone used to say, “You know he’s smart if he got into Princeton.”  There were also those who said, “He’s not that smart, he only got in because he played football.”  It’s too funny how people form assumptions based on relatively little information.  One has to wonder what they thought about me.  There I was in an executive position with no more than a high school education.

I used to hate when we had to share our bios with potential clients because I felt as though mine never measured up.  Of course, deep down inside I knew that I was a hard worker, and chances were that I was one of the best account executives.  By the time I had transferred to our New York City office, I had won an award for technical excellence, had a 100% client retention record, and was about to be specializing in DIrector’s & Officer’s liability insurance.  Still I felt something was missing. What was missing, I thought, was a college degree. It’s as though the lack of having one loomed over me like a black cloud.

At the moment, I’m wondering just how I’ll segue back into the topic of sports betting and fantasy sports, but I will.  That’s the beauty having one’s own blog.  You can drift from Point A to Z, with no particular rhyme or reason.  Two things to keep in mind, I’m looking to prove a point about perception and reality, as well as, share about my qualifications that would qualify me as someone who knows what she is talking about when it comes to the difference between fantasy sports and sports betting.  Hang in there, and thanks for your patience.  They call this “pre-writing” and rest assured I will get there.

By the way, one of the smartest women I’ve ever known never went to college. She was so smart she used to sit and do the crossword puzzle from the New York Times for fun.  She used to tell me that if I wanted to educate myself, all I had to do was read the NY Times. I could never do that crossword puzzle. Of course, I’ve learned to “Never say never.” But the odds of my ever completing the NY Times crossword puzzle are pretty slim.  Chances are they are probably on par with my winning the jackpot on Draft Kings. No matter how skilled at fantasy I become, I don’t ever expect to win unless of course I happen to ‘get lucky.’

I’m going to find some coffee.  I’ll be back a bit later and share more about why success in sports betting and sports gambling deserve to be looked at as something that is likely contingent upon both skill and luck.  Enjoy your morning! – sxm

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