Howard kicked off the show announcing that Artie bet the whole $8,200 he'd won to date on the NCAA Tournament on the over of the 128 over-under line in last night's championship game between Florida and UCLA, and that he won. Gary said the combined score of the game was just 130 points, so he wondered what Artie's reaction was when the final two points were scored. Artie responded that he fell asleep with 10 minutes left in the game, but discovered that the final basket was scored with just 38 seconds left.
Artie added that he didn't actually put up all $8,200 on the contest, but only $7,700 instead. Because of this, Artie figured that he'll collect $15,200 from his friend in Vegas, which he noted was the most he'd ever won on the NCAA Tournament. Howard thought Artie's biggest vice was betting and Artie admitted that "money won is better than money earned." Artie insisted, though, that the end of the tournament represented "closure" for his gambling – for now, even though Howard was convinced that Artie wouldn't stop betting until he lost all his winnings.