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by Benjamin Lee Eckstein
Las Vegas -
Some might feel that the world of sports and the characters
that live in its orbit borders on extraterrestrial. Welcome
to the X-RAYS FILES.
LET ME BE THE FIRST
With the upcoming presidential race just
on the other side of
the millennium, I would like to publicly announce for
Of course, the main reason, or reasons, for supporting
Bradley is, he brought two NBA titles to my beloved hometown
of New York City.
But there's more. Ya know how all the governors and senators
and congressmen/congresswomen all step on each other to
be the first to support a certain candidate. Well, here's
a little secret...they are
not doing if for their constituents, or their health,
it's all about the juice, the pork barrel, the appointments.
A governor that comes
out early for a certain candidate might well be looking
at a plum cabinet post in the new administration, or,
at the very least, an ambassador's slot in some fabulous
foreign country after their elected life is over. I'm
not looking for either. At the moment, there is no cabinet
post, and as for Ambassador Eck, unlike my partner Roxy,
I don't like to fly.
Of course, if Bradley, or W (pronounced dub-EL-yew) as
we like to call him here in Vegas, should get into the
White House, a Secretary of Gaming appointment would not
be taken lightly.
Right now, my political brother at Las Vegas Sports Consultants,
David Scott, has George W at 7-5, Al Gore at 9-5, and
Double B at 6-1.
According to the latest polls, Bradley is dead even with
Gore in New Hampshire, and a win in the Granite State
could really make the democratic
Bradley is having trouble out West.
That's where the ECK FILES enters.
We hope to marshall enough support from the handicapping
community around the country to put Bradley over the top.
Just imagine if all the players, bookmakers, wiseguys,
squares, oddsmakers coalesced around Dollar Bill.
It could be a tsunami.
And if in some small way, we help Bradley into 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, just think of the clout the handicapping community
would have for the next four years.
No more grey area for us baby!!!!!!!
PAJAMA JAMMY JAM
Over the last 20 years, starting out in
the New York York Daily
News, and expanding to over 125 papers across the United
States and Canada, we have come
While I consider myself to be, for the
most part, politically
correct, women's boxing is kinda dopey......DUMBER
Every time a game has a spectacular, or
odd ending, the knuckle-
heads that invariably come out of the woodwork and claim
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Benjamin Lee Eckstein and
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Canada, with a readership of close to 10,000,000.