A sure bet, a long shot and some new math: my takeaways from U.S. figure skating championships

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SAN JOSE, California: Three takeaways from the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:

1. Bradie Tennell backers would be very rich today if they could have found anyone in Las Vegas willing to make book before this season on her winning the U.S. championships and/or making the Olympic team and then put down a couple hundred dollars on that bet.

Because the odds would have been about 1,000-to-1.

And even Tennell, ninth at the U.S. championships last year, would have had a hard time disputing that probability.

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