Nice story on the cruise, man, and I like reading your system. I said it before, but I'm out a huge chunk of money for my daughter's wedding but on top of that I was able to give my daughter $1k of the casino's money to have fun on the honeymoon I sent them on. It's incredibly gratifying to think that spending money was all from gambling. I think what separates the people who do 'well' gambling and those who don't really comes down to how you handle the aftermath of both your wins and your losses. Pretty much anyone who posts as much as we do on this forum is going to be in the 1% of knowledgeable football fans so we have an advantage over the rest of the league in terms of being able to gauge how the games will go. But you still have to accept that some days things just don't go your way. You can't do anything to change or control the random nature of gambling when it comes to win or lose. The only thing we can control is ourselves (unless you're a compulsive gambler). Having enough willpower to stick to a plan when it comes to handling wins and losses is the one other advantage we have over stupid money.