More evidence, not that any was needed, that the province's Pro-Line is about the lamest game in the world of sports betting.
This from across the Atlantic, courtesy of Ole Ole: a British soccer punter cashed in large on a preseason bet with a legal bookmaker that Xabi Alonso would score a goal from his own half. I'm not sure what's the most fun about this story: that the bookie would post such a bet, or that the winning punter would put 200 quid on the spot.
He got 125-to-1 odds, and Alonso came through with a goal from 60 yards out, Luton's 'keeper having left his goal at the end of Liverpool's 5-3 win on the weekend:
"I couldn't believe it when Luton got a corner and the keeper started to run upfield....I thought I was going to pass out. When it went in, I went crazy."
Imagine if Pro-Line handled that action. You would've had to hook it up on a triactor with Pinball Clemons pistol-whipping a senior citizen and The Star coming out for Duceppe. And they would've give you odds of five to one. Maybe.