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The thrill of a wild goose chase

The Good Doctor says gambling is good for you, but healthy gambling is better.

Updated: February 11, 2004, 11:52 AM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

We are right on schedule. The football season is finally over, and we are better people because of it. The Patriots won the Super Bowl -- which was, in fact, a barn-burner that went into Overtime -- but they didn't beat the spread, and a lot of people lost gigantic amounts of money because of it.

I was one of them. As the game wound down to zero on the clock, I knew I was going to be a Loser ... on some bets, but not as many as I won by taking Carolina with seven.

Right. And that ...

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