In case you live under a rock and haven’t heard, Barstool Sports’ Rough N Rowdy 2 takes place this weekend, headlined by Smitty vs. $20 Chef. It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the blockhead and it seems like everybody is against him.
To summarize, there was the whole Dave vs. Philly fiasco during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Two long “If I only had a brain” soundbyte-filled weeks thanks to Frankie. Add in the fact that Smitty’s arch-rival Nate decided to pull his Donovan McNate gimmick and steal the Philly-related blog posts, and you can see why he was upset.
Meanwhile, r/Barstoolsports’ punching bag, Michael Rapaport (pronounced Rapapwah,) has started one hell of a Twitter beef. That’s just what Smitty needs as he prepares for the fight. There’s even a supposed bet lined up if Rap decides to man up.
That’s not how it works. You can’t bet $2K, say you’ll have the cash today at Barstool HQ, puss out, then say you’ll bet more and “Have the money on fight night”. All while you still haven’t paid me $2K from Fantasy Football. You’re a lying, deadbeat, hack, fraud.
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) February 14, 2018
In my original breakdown, I liked Smitty at the opening line of +120 compared to Chef’s -150. I feel that both boxers have their pros and cons, but that -150 is far too steep of a price to pay in this amateur brawl. I guess nobody agreed with me.
By yesterday, Chef’s line had gradually moved all the way to -175…easily the largest odds-on favorite in the short history of RnR.
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) February 13, 2018
A little five-cent buyback from +145 to +140…that never hurts, though Smitty says he prefers to be the underdog as it definitely worked in his favor for the Super Bowl.
There’s still plenty of time for late action to come in so keep your eyes posted for any late, sharp action (that definitely won’t happen).