October 04, 2005 at 12:00 PM EDT

I’m not ashamed to say it: I like playing the ponies. I’ve been known to get involved in the occasional Survivor or Oscar pool, too. And yeah, my mom says back when I was in kindergarten, I used to pretend that flocks of birds in the sky were racing toward an imaginary finish line. But it’s not like I have a problem or anything.

On a completely unrelated note, did you hear about the odds SportsInteraction.com is putting on Bono scoring himself a Nobel Peace Prize? 8-1, dude! Seriously. Do you think the fact that Conan O’Brien is devoting his entire Oct. 6 show to U2 will help or hurt him? More importantly, isn’t former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari a heckuva lot more playable at 3-1? Lastly, in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Model, I’m betting the house on under-the-radar, but over-the-top-fabulous Nik. Well, not the house, really. Just whatever I come out ahead on my Oprah-Scientology wager.

(Crickets.)

Quit trying to be shy. Share your weird pop-culture wagers with the class — now!

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