<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:[/size]<HR>Originally posted by reno:
Heath, the late "Professor" Painter was not a true professor. None of the stuff I learned in his classes produced winners for me. Some of the info and stats he gave out were plain wrong. "Professor" Painter drove an old beater because he never made any serious money betting sports. Professor Painter's most noteworthy pupil: JR Miller. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I know he died broke, but, Lem Banker sez:
"He was one of the smartest people in the business"
Arne Lange mentions him as a pioneer in totals handicapping.
Painter wrote the first book on NFL totals in the early 80s.
I've never read any of his stuff, but the guy had a decent amount of respect from others.
Being broke isn't a crime. I tend to agree with the thought that "If he was such a good handicapper, why was we broke?" -- but the truth is that he was respected as a handicapper and "out of the box thinker" from some of Vegas's supposed best and brightest.