John Daly confesses to losing $50-$60 million gambling, decides solution's more gambling
John Daly is becoming less and less the lovable character and more the screwed up moron every day. The latest is Daly writing in his new book that he lost between $50 and $60 million gambling in the last 12 years, according to the Associated Press.
Fifty or sixty … who hasn’t lost track of $10 million here or there.
Daly’s already wasted more talent than any athlete since Mickey Mantle and made the worst reality TV show since Anna Nicole Smith (no small double). But at least he has an excuse for blowing that three-foot playoff putt against Tiger Woods at Harding Park last October now.
It turns out Daly may have just wanted to get on the road. He writes that he went straight from Harding to Las Vegas and lost $600,000 within his first half hour on The Strip. By two hours, the total was up to $1.2 million.
But never fear Long John has a plan.
He says that he’s going to play the $25 slots instead of the $5,000 slots he loves.
“If I make a little bit, then maybe I move up to the $100 slots or the $500 slots, or maybe I take it to the blackjjack table,” he wrote. “It’s their money. Why not give it a shot, try to double it? And if I make a lot, I can …
“Well, that’s my plan.”
And it’s one that is sure to make the Mensa Society call. For what addict doesn’t break their fix with moderation and escalation? Moderation until you win. Then, go crazy again.
That should be easy for Daly to stick with.
Can you just picture running into a wizened, stooped over 85-year-old John Daly playing the penny slots at one of those off Strip “bargain” casinos?
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He's also just .... sad. Terrifically, woefully and catastrophically sad. So many people care about him and what he's doing to his life and have tried to help him, but his demons are so entrenched that he's turned away from every single one of them - including Ely Callaway. As an adult, he has the right to destroy his life. What he doesn't have is the right to destroy someone else's, which is exactly what he's doing to John Jr.
I'm a Christian, and I honestly believe that the only thing that can save JD from a horrible ending is prayer and Christ. I don't mean to preach, but that's the only chance he has at this point.
John's life will make an unbelievable movie, but, as things stand now, there won't be a happy ending - for anyone involved.
I wouldn't call his behavior over all these years the actions of "a very intelligent guy".
But he is the favorite of the NASCAR crowd.
I am a dealer in Las Vegas, any time you want to gamble gimme a call, we will gamble, I will at least show you the best bets, and you can pay me back with some help on my golf swing.
Maybe if all the hillbilly fans who are in the same boat ignore him he might hit bottom and change before he dies! I can only compare these so called fans to the whacko's who send marriage proposals to serial killers!
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