Are you a degenerate? The quiz to end all quizzes
Twitter provides perspective that snowballs into inspiration. The other day I posed a question to the community; "What's the greatest form of degenerate sports gambling you've ever been involved in yourself or seen exhibited by friends?" Answers that came flooding in were as hysterical as they were appalling. There's a good chance a few of you may have a real gambling problem but I love you for the stories nonetheless. After much deliberation I decided that most of the responses were so off the wall they couldn't possibly be made up just for shock value. The end result of all the feedback led me to build the official gambling survey to quantify tiers of degenerate behavior.
Let me first preface all of this with the stance some of this may or may not be autobiographical. The quiz should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete, after all we're not out to steal Cosmo's thunder at OKTC and getting five minutes of a bettor's attention span is a landmark achievement. I won't take full creative credit for this idea so once you finish the quiz scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll quickly see that misery loves company...if misery is pure gambling excellence from the masses.
Over/Under rings it takes for gambler’s anonymous to answer your phone call
Anything having to do with bodily fluids (blood, urine, etc)
Job hires or fires
Length of friend's relationships
Special Olympics fantasy leagues (don’t ask)
Pick-up the phone, call the Gamblers Hotline immediately (Ace Rothstein - 8 Men Out)
Your sickness hasn't reached an epidemic yet but you're on the cusp of infecting others (Lester 'Worm' Murphy - Rounders)
There's still potential, it's time to push the envelope a bit and go outside the comfort zone to raise your game (John Anthony aka Brandon Lang - 2 For the Money)
Not sure why you're even taking this quiz, oddsmaking won't be in your future (Henry Gondorff - The Sting)
Marriage material right here; your spouse, significant other, or domestic partner has nothing to worry about with you (Vincent Lauria - The Color of Money)
For those interested in this sort of thing, Sweet 16 BEST BETS: Arizona +3.5 and Michigan +2
For your reading pleasure I leave you with the actual responses people had when asked about the depths of their degeneracy. To quote Terrell Owens, "Get ya popcorn ready!"