As It Turned Out, There Are No "Locks"

Prior to the current football season a commenter posted a rather long article on how Kentucky winning at least eight games was an absolute certainty. The point of the article was that this person had wagered a substantial sum of money on said certainty. Now, however, the fan-post (which was up for several months) seems to have disappeared. This in itself is not surprising. Gambling on sports, once seen as a vice leading to poverty, is now relentlessly promoted in all media. It is now a simple matter to lose the mortgage payment with a few clicks on a computer - or swipes on a smartphone. The now-vanished fan-post would be a good object lesson for those tempted to try and make a fast buck, but such a lesson would interfere with the business of parting fools from their money.