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Cold turkey for New Year

Updated: December 8, 2008, 5:16 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

A friend of mine said that for his New Year's Resolution, he was going to give up gambling.

He said that he had sat down with his financial statement, and his financial statement had said, "Stop, you're killing me."

His occasional high-dollar wins at the horse races had been more than offset by losing streaks lasting weeks on end, and end over end, dizzying conspiracies of bad rides, so it seemed, and seemed.

He was a daily player.

He said that the possibility existed ...

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