Christi Walsh: My 3 ‘Best Bets’ for NC State vs. Boston College

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  • NC State (-3) will take on Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Saturday (12 p.m. ET).
  • Christi Walsh gives three best bets for NC State vs. Boston College, but just one is related to the game itself.

It’s Friday and I am about three cups of coffee deep while planning my weekend. What’s on the agenda you ask? Football on Saturday, then some more on Sunday, and in a shocking turn of events, even more football on Monday.

I know, I know, you would think having two kids under the age of five would grant me all the time in the world to do the fun things adults get to do, but alas, it is not so.

My plan is to pack up the family and head into Boston for the NC State vs. Boston College football game. I am going to make the time to do something I like, while also attempting to make it a fun outing for the kids. That way, I can gamble and watch sports and not feel like a complete and utter failure as a parent (sort of).


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Kickoff is at noon ET — the sweet spot between morning naps and the godawful witching hour. It’s not much time, but I plan to make it work.

And since I will be attending the game, I’m going to need to bet on it (obviously).

According to The Action Network’s college football power ratings from Collin Wilson, the projected total for this game is 58.5, so I like over 51.5.

Taking the over is a win-win for me. I get to gamble on the game, AND if all goes as planned, it will be a fun, high-scoring, action-packed adventure for the whole family (hahahahahahaha).

While betting on the game itself is part of my Saturday gambling extravaganza, it’s certainly not the biggest bet I’ll be making. Unfortunately, the rest of my Saturday gambling is not going to be sports related.

Every parent knows that walking out the door with a child in tow is a gamble. And the more kids you add, the crazier it gets.

It’s basically a parenting parlay. At first, the incredible payoff seems too good to pass up, but it doesn’t take long to realize you’re just a dope who won’t even survive the first leg.

Taking two tiny, peanut-butter coated terrorists out in public is going to bring about all sorts of interesting gambles.

With that being said, I’ve added a couple more bets to my Saturday card:

  • My 4-year-old will, at some point, pick his nose, refuse to wipe it on a napkin, cry (a lot) and eventually do something gross because he doesn’t know what else to do with it.

Why can’t he just wipe it on a napkin or a baby wipe? And why does he have to cry about them? All good questions …

  • My 1-year-old will have the mother of all diaper blowouts that will inevitably require two packs of wipes, two shirts, the tears of a Redskins fan (me), my tank top and a blanket from an unsuspecting fan who had the misfortune of buying tickets next to us.

This bet ends with a screaming baby, a crying mom, and eventually everyone giving up and going home at halftime. Maybe I should bet the first-half over instead?

This is my lock of the day for many reasons. First, this is THE SAME CHILD who exploded her diaper in Orlando traffic on the way to get pictures with Santa while on vacation in Florida last year. And by exploded, I mean she had it in her hair while sitting on Santa’s lap.

Think the bug shooting scene from “Men In Black.” Merry F’ing Christmas.

And there it is ladies and gentlemen. I’ll be taking over 51.5 in the NC State vs. Boston College game, but Saturday’s true best bets revolve around two children dead-set on ruining the experience.

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