January 4, 2010
LVASports‘ Fezzik wins the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas for the second year running.
After a snowstorm in Buffalo and a late touchdown in Seattle, Fezzik emerged from Week 17 as the winner of the 21st annual Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest, the most prestigious NFL handicapping contest. Fezzik has won the SuperContest outright in back-to-back years, a feat never before achieved. He topped a field of 328 contestants in 2009 and 350 in 2008.
“That’s unbelievable, isn’t it? That’s a big-time accomplishment,” Hilton sports book director Jay Kornegay said.
To put it in perspective, when Johnny Chan won the World Series of Poker main event in 1987 and 1988, he beat a field of 152 other players the first year and 167 the following year.
Fezzik (LVAsports.com) said he was “very, very lucky” to win, but there’s definitely some NFL handicapping acumen required to post a record of 53-29-3 against the spread.
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