Hit the button

Updated: July 16, 2012, 3:54 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Losing isn't embarrassing; the way you lose can be.

One way we can handicap better is by learning from mistakes. It's the pooling of the bad habits that can make a person lose less. Sharing flaws is usually done with a best friend, or with somebody with counseling credits. With gaming, oftentimes there's nobody around but jokers with whom to share. Gaming is the same as hardcore rotgut gambling.

When discussing bad betting, I'm not talking about unlucky losses, a dead bug stuck ...

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