Bookie Busters: Let's keep rolling with another big week

Let's get that cash. Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images



Bookie Busters:    Paper Chase


Nobody ever said this was going to be easy, well at least not the ones that do this for a long time. Gambling is a grind, success won't happen overnight. It's all about what you take from it, even when you lose. It's about seeing similar situations that remind you of a particular bet, giving you an edge as you become experienced on how to deal with certain angles. This week we were very hot, maybe the hottest yet throughout this streak, but like I say ups and downs.

We blew a chunk of the weeks' profits on the Astros game and total. A big week still, but it does hurt to give some back. Let's get back to the grind and see if we can get to +200 Units in the next few weeks.

Last week read

142.9U in the pocket

Iceland vs France  Over 3 MAX 3U
Scotland Pk DNB     1u

Peoples parlay 1U   3-way
Russia DNB
France over 3 game
Serbia DNB

Thursday night football Prop Buster
Barkley over 5.5 receptions -105 3U MAX
Shepard over 66.5 yards   -140 2U
ODB  Scored TD  -130 1U
ODB receptions Over 7.5   -140 1U
ODB Over 91.5 yards -140  1U
Over 45  2U
Eagles TT 2nd half 3U

Over 2 -130 MAX 3U
Belgium vs Switzerland
Belgium TT over 2  +105 1U
Hazard anytime goal scorer  +115

Peoples Parlay
Chile/Peru Over 2 -130
Slovakia  -175 PK Draw no bet
Georgia -7 (buy the hook if 7.5)
Patriots TT over 31.5 -110

Peru vs Chile
Over 2 MAX 5U

England League 1
Scunthorpe  vs Peterborough
Over 3 MAX

Peoples Parlay
Germany/Netherlands Over 2.5
DC United/Dallas Over 2.5
Cal -6.5
Falcons ML

Teaser 10 points 3u
Chi/Mia   U 1U
Chi -4     1U
Sea/Oak Ov     1U


Cal -6.5      5U MAX
Oregon +3.5     3U MAX
Iowa State +7  5U MAX
Alabama first half -18.5 1U
Alabama Game under 75  1U
Ohio State Over live 66      5U
Nebraska next score    1U
Boxing Benavidez Under 2U

Total of the day
Germany/Netherlands Over 2.5        5 U MAX

Russia PK   3U
Russia O 2   2U
Ml  1U

Peoples Parlay #2  risk 1 U on parlays
Minnesota United (MLS) ML
Oregon moved to +4
Falcons(NFL) ML

Sea TT 5U
Atl TT 5U
Pitt +1.5  3U
Pitt/Atl parlay   1U
Ravens U  1U
Den +7.5   1U


Col/USA over 2   5U
Over 4.5 live 5U

Patriots TT over 30.5 -120     5U BOMB
Live Over 66   MAX 5U
Halftime Banger
Pats Over 13.5 TT 2nd half 3U

Monday Night football feast
Packers first half TT over 14  (don't play if 14.5 find the 14)    5U MAX
D Adams Over 6.5 receptions   3U
Kittle Over 5.5  receptions 3U
Kittle over 59.5 Yards    3U

GB 3rd Q 5u
GB 1st half TT O  26.5 1U
3rd Q  highest Q   .5

Tuesday MLB
Astros -125    2U
Astros TT over 4   MAX 5U
Over 10.5 Live 5U

Fra/Bel Ov 2.5   5U
Bel/Neth  Ov 2.5 5U

142.9U  +24.6 + 167.5 Units Since NFL Started. This doesn’t include our World Cup and Champions League profits.

Still a great week after giving back a chunk to MLB Tuesday. I listed the live plays as well. Tried to get all of them (we play a high volume), If something is off, call me bad at math but not a cheat. I do this for you. My plan is to get us to +200 Units but we have to be patient. Ups and downs!



DC United/Tor

Over 3   5U MAX




Astros ML first 5 innings -140   5U MAX BANG

Astros -155    5U MAX BANG




10/18  UPDATE


Kirk Receptions over 3.5 5U MAX

Kirk   yards over 51 yards 3U

Prop of the night

Game over 4.5 sacks    5U MAX



Astros -1   -140    MAX 5U



76ers first half TT over 59.5    1U



Chelsea ML   3U

Hoffenheim at Nurnberg
Over 3 5U MAX 5U

RB Leipzig at Augsburg
Over 2.5  MAX 5U


Bournemouth/ Southampton

over 2.5 2U



Virginia +7    2U

Hawaii -3    2U

Auburn -4  (seeing 4.5 some places get to 4)   5U




Liverpool   Salah scores anytime 5U



Peru Soccer

Garcilaso game Over 3  MAX 5U



Rockets -2.5 3U MAX


Update   6:23 PM CST


Utah -7   5U MAX




KC TT Over 31 -127   5U   typo it was a 5*  grade it 3 or 5 same to me. Just look at the 5 key its %

KC TT First half Over 16  3U

Watkins Over 3,5 receptions   5U MAX

Kelce TD 3U MAX 

Mahomes Rush TD 1U +380



KC ML 3rd Q  (no spread)    MAX 5U -137

KC TT over 14  2nd half MAX 5U

KC scores next -180  1U


Monday 10/22 UPDATE  CST 1:30 PM CST


Arsenal/Lei City

Over 3      3U MAX


UPDATE    10/23     1:10 PM   CST

Ajax game over 2.5 3U MAX

Peoples Parlay   1u

Ajax game over 2.5

Lyon game over 3

Juventus pk draw no bet


Parlay #2   1U

Manchester City game Over 3

Ajax game over 2.5

Roma ML

Juventus TT over 1



Parlay #3   1U

Roma ML

Juventus TT over 1

Lyon game Over 3


Off the wall parlay Risk .5 U

Ajax draw +300

Lyon game over 3




Manchester City game over 3.5  5U MAX



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Rootes began writing The Winning Game Plan last March. Photo via: NRG Park/Facebook

Football players, coaches and general managers have come and gone, but only one person has been running the business side of the Texans, well, even before they were the Texans. Jamey Rootes has been President of the Houston Texans since 1999, when an NFL team in Houston was still just a gleam in owner Bob McNair's eyes. That's before the team adopted the name "Texans" in 2000, before there was NRG Stadium, which opened as Reliant Stadium in 2000, and before they became serial champs of the AFC South, six titles between 2011-2019.

The precise date was Oct. 6, 1999 when NFL owners voted 29-0 to award the NFL's 32nd and newest franchise to Houston. Not only that, Houston was awarded the 2004 Super Bowl. Rootes, 34 years old with no NFL experience, had his work cut out for him. Before taking the job in Houston, Rootes was team president, general manager and CEO of selling peanuts and popcorn for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

Major League Soccer, with all due respect, is not nearly a national obsession like the National Football League.

"I wasn't intimidated," Rootes said. "There's a quote that I love, 'Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.' I've always been a purpose-driven person. As for the step up to the NFL, I went from knowing nothing at the start of my time in Columbus to five years later thinking, OK, I've got this sports thing down. Actually, I had a very significant reduction in my responsibilities in Houston. When I was in Columbus, I ran the stadium, I ran the team's business, I was the general manager so I did the talent side of it, too. When I came to Houston, all I had to do was the business, so that was great."

Rootes has captured his remarkable journey from the soccer team at Clemson to grad school at Indiana University to the business world at IBM and Proctor & Gamble to the Clemson Crew, to ultimately being named President of the Houston Texans in his new book, The Winning Game Plan: A Proven Leadership Playbook for Continuous Business Success, available next week.

I've known Rootes from his day one with the Texans, but I still had to ask: everybody knows what the general manager does, and what the head coach does. What exactly does the President of an NFL team worth $3.3 billion do?

"I like to use the parallel of a pharmaceutical company to describe my job. There are two sides to that company. First you put scientists in one building and you leave them alone. They create products, which is what our football team is. The football side has a coach and general manager and all the people who prepare the team to play on Sunday. But getting that product to market is done by the business side, traditional business disciplines. Those are the things that fall to me. Basically, everything between the white lines is run by the football side. Everything outside of those lines, I do," Rootes said.

Between 1999 and 2002, when the Texans played their first game (let the record show the Texans defeated the Dallas Cowboy, 19-10), the team was essentially a massive start-up project. First orders of business for Rootes involved building a new stadium, developing relationships with suppliers, contractors and government officials, preparing for a Super Bowl and, most important, developing a relationship with fans.

Rootes began writing The Winning Game Plan last March, but it's really an accumulation of lessons learned and behind-the-scenes stories about building the Texans from scratch into one of the most admired and valuable franchises in all of sports.

"I've always been a meticulous note-taker. I've kept every presentation I've ever done. I took all of my notes and concepts and put those down on paper," Rootes said. "To be a good leader, you need a wild imagination. You can show me a blank piece of paper, but I don't see it as blank. To me, it's a finished product that hasn't been created yet," Rootes said.

Rootes lays out his leadership strategy in seven chapters: Are You a Manager or a Leader, Get the Right People on Your Team, Build a Winning Culture, Create Raving Fans, a Winning Playbook for Adversity and Success, Your Leadership Playbook and Play to Win.

He learned lesson No. 1 the hard way. A friend once counseled Rootes, "your staff doesn't like the way you're all up in their business, you need to back off." Rootes took that advice to heart.

"It was an epiphany. I wasn't a leader. That's when I truly began thinking about leadership. I say this all the time, I don't do anything. All I do is create an environment where exceptional people can be their very best self. I know what's going on. I'm fully informed. I leave every game day exhausted. I get there early. I do the things I need to do. I kiss babies. I shake hands. I present checks. I entertain clients. I'm dialed in. It absolutely wears me out because I love this organization so much. I am so proud of what we've been able to do for this great city of Houston."

I asked Rootes, as someone who lives for Game Day and a packed NRG Stadium, are you devastated by 2020, the year of COVID-19 and small crowds limited by Centers for Disease Control guidelines?

"I don't look at it that way. I think there's a song by 10,000 Maniacs that said, these are the days that you'll remember. I told my staff, I know you're all going through hell right now, but later on in life, you'll talk about this year. Things that are important are memorable, for the positive and those things that leave a scar. You learn from adversity and you're a better person for enduring it. Victor Frankl said 'We can discover meaning in life in three different ways, by creating a work or doing a deed, experiencing something or encountering someone, and by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering.' Suffering is part of life. He should know, he survived a Nazi concentration camp," Rootes said.

H-E-B President Scott McClelland wrote the forward to The Winning Game Plan. Rootes dedicates the book to late Texans owner Bob McNair. Rootes' book is a fun read. All I kept thinking was, where was this book when I needed it? And before you buy too much into Rootes as a leader, consider that Rootes admits that he had to ask for wife Melissa's permission before he could accept the Texans job.

Personal note: I believe that a big part of leadership is the ability to keep a promise. Several years ago, I was riding my bicycle with my dog Lilly on a leash. It was the only way I could keep up with her. Well, one time Lilly saw a squirrel and pulled me off my bicycle. I tumbled a few times and rolled next to the curb. When I looked up, there was Jamey Rootes. I told him, "There's no need for you to tell anybody about this." He never said a word.

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