Last night I watched as one of the ITG team members hit his 16th game in a row. Yep, you read that right. 16.
His twitter handle is @sportscheetah. I don’t know a whole lot about him but I am pretty sure he has a background in sports psychology and I know he has written at least one article for Todds Take. We have emailed back and forth a couple of times and he seems like a nice enough guy.
I initially turned him away from the team. He started posting his picks tagged with the #ITGteam hashtag and it actually upset me a little. He had just opened his twitter account, had something like 8 followers, and I felt like he was trying to piggyback off the team. I kindly told him that I was capped out and had no more room but that didn’t phase him. He basically replied that he would just keep posting his picks that way because he would be on the team eventually.
The more I thought about it the more I respected his approach. Hell, all I did was send out a tweet asking who would want to be a part of a sports betting team. Who was I to care who used what had come of it as a platform to prove themselves?
To make a long story short I gave him a shot. He officially joined up on 5/16 and that is when the streak started. I started giving him props at 6-0 and I haven’t stopped yet.
My best streak is 13-3. I have heard people talk of better streaks but I have never witnessed (or tracked) one, pick for pick, myself.
If the ITG Team does nothing else I will be glad that it gave me this. A chance to log 16 wins in a row into my spreadsheet. They aren’t my picks but at this point it almost feels like they are.
If you haven’t been following the ITG Team you should. I think we have something pretty unique on our hands.
*@sporscheetah now has over 350 followers. That’s pretty good for less than a month on the job. Man, I hope this write up doesn’t jinx him.