Once upon a time, there was a young man who was walking with his father. They passed beside a bank of university
computers with internet access. There, the young man noticed another young man searching for free football picks.
He asked his father, "Dad, what's that guy doing?" And the father said, "He's panning for gold, son." The
inquisitive young man asked a follow-up question, "Dad, why is he looking for gold under free football picks"? The kindly father
responded, "Well, son, he thinks that's where the gold is located". The son, a wrinkle across his brow, queried
further, "Do you think that he will find gold in there"? Dad shook his head, "No. No, son, he's never really
found much gold in those free pick websites. Oh, every once in a while, he might find an itsy-bitsy nugget or
two. But mostly, he just sifts through loser, after loser, after free losers, and never finds much of anything
accept a bad headache. Oh, and the feeling that lady luck is passing him by." The son sighed, and now he too
shook his head, imitating what he'd seen his father do. Pa smiled at that. And, then, after a long moment, the
son spoke softly, "Someone should help that frustrated football bettor. Someone should tell him that's an
unproductive method. It's too much silt to go through, for too little gold. And, someone should share with him a
better way, a more productive targeted method to locate gold." And the father said, "Yes, someone should, son.
Dennis Stagliano has been a world class handicapper since 1981 and has been labeled one of thebest football handicappers in the nation. He is the owner of Gridiron Gold and Gridiron Gold Sheet Football Newsletters and also a renowned horse racing handicapper. Dennis publishes horse racing tip sheets in his website at www.horseracetipsheets.com and also is a horse racing handicapper for Todays Racing Digest.
by Dennis Stagliano - August 14, 1997