Sox, Lineback Win World Title

Dorothy was right … You can go home again — to Kansas.

Just close your eyes and think … You’ll be transported back home from the glittering Land of Odds to KU country.

And Mom, your sister and friends will be waiting.

It happened to Professional Handicappers League Member ( and sports analyst Mike Lineback; the plot is straight out Frank Baum’s classic novel. (Mike probably had a Toto-type canine too.)

Lineback — no, he’s not an NFL player, though his 토토사이트 name sounds as if he should be — has been handicapping for 20 years, ever since he won his first baseball parlay while vacationing in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He says he has been successful betting on professional sports for the past 10 years. However, not without learning some hard lessons along the way.

“In the beginning I made all the same mistakes that many sports gamblers do today. I bet too many games, money I didn’t have, chased my losses, etc. I was trying to make a living like everyone else. As a result, I never had the time, knowledge or necessary bankroll to be successful in sports gambling,” Lineback, 43, said.

“Finally I got smart”, Mike continued. “I decided to focus on professional sports (MLB, NFL and NBA), set aside a reasonable bankroll, not vary my bet amounts and play only my best bets — not just a game because it was on TV.”

Lineback recommends you only wager 2.5 percent of your bankroll on each game. “I have followed this money management system for the past 10 years and have survived every losing streak since,” Lineback added.

“Basically I’m break-even in college sports over the years, but I’m getting better, although very selective. It’s very difficult to follow all the games yourself.”

Lineback does his own handicapping and focuses on pro sports.

“My background is in sports,” he said. “I was an athlete in college, played baseball on scholarship (Yes, Lineback has a brain!) at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and graduated in 1985 with a business degree.”

Lineback has lived in Las Vegas and Kansas City most of his adult working life. Five years ago Mike courageously decided to sell his construction company and go back to school to earn his teaching license (Yes, he has a brain!). He made the move back to Topeka to go to school and be near his family and friends.