The house doesn't always win

Next time you're out, no need to tip your waitress. She's probably making tons of money betting on the NFL.

Updated: June 7, 2005, 6:28 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

On Monday afternoon, the Sports Gal and I went to lunch at Doughboys on 3rd Street. I happened to be wearing my old-school Patriots ski hat, purchased in the Pats Pro Shop on October 17, three hours before the Pats-Seahawks game ... and a little less than 16 hours before David Ortiz's walkoff in Game 4 of the ALCS. It's like the two-dollar bill of hats. I've been wearing it constantly. When I bring this thing to Vegas, it's going to be like the scene in "Rain Man" when the Babbitt brothers took ...

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