Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

WatchDog discourages gambling, when you lose

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One of the social highlights of the New York sports media calendar is CBS's annual first-day-of-the-NCAAs party on West 57th Street, in which luminaries from every network show up to watch games and drink adult beverages . . . and I sit hunched over a laptop writing a column while people tap me on the shoulder to say hello.

Among those on hand Thursday were Les Moonves, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Armen Keteyian, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton.

I was not going to mention the fact I made a friendly wager with Carton on Stanford-Cornell, as WatchDog does not endorse gambling and wants to set a good example for young readers.

But Carton mentioned said wager twice this morning on a 50,000-watt, clear channel radio station, so I might as well acknowledge it.

He said the good news is I owe him lunch, but the bad news is he has to have lunch with me. He wondered whether I could just drop a sandwich off at the station.

That was exactly how Mrs. WatchDog suggested I settle the bet!

I'm thinking a ham and tongue combo with mustard would be appropriate.

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