You longtime readers know that I follow New York-based teams very closely in all sports. Even though I’ve lived in Las Vegas for a few decades now, I was born a true S.O.B. (son of a butcher!) in Mt. Vernon, New York. You can bet that it caught my eye when the New York Giants slide into the favorite position to win the NFC East at some Las Vegas locales this week.

What happened? It really wasn’t anything directly tied to the Giants. Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys was suspended without pay for the first six games of the coming…