Jimmy the Greek

Jimmy the Greek

renowned American oddsmaker. [Am. Culture: Wallechinsky, 468]
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But Williams joins such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Jimmy the Greek, Don Imus and Al Campanis who were terminated for committing the cardinal PC sin: Making disparaging comments towards blacks.
Sabah grew up in Steubenville, Ohio - "me and Dean Martin and Jimmy the Greek," he says--one of five siblings raised by their mother after Joe's father died when he was 9.
The so-called celebrity was Jimmy the Greek, a famous gambler.
Jimmy the Greek pieced together the winning shred, and even threw in a Texas plant in the middle of his run to give Austin the ol' Greek salute.
THIRTY years ago the king of US sports betting was a man named Jimmy Snyder, or Jimmy the Greek, who was revered in Las Vegas and nationwide.
A big-time American gambler called Jimmy The Greek, learning from his sister that women didn't trust men with moustaches and noting that 1948 Presidential favourite Tom Dewey had a pencil one (moustache, that is), paid three women to stand outside a supermarket and poll shoppers.
That's what happens to people ranging from Jimmy the Greek to Trent Lott who make dumb remarks about matters involving race.
And in the last days before Sunday night's ceremony, the stars stop calling their agents and start calling people like Jimmy The Greek and the other big Vegas price fixers.
Other big race victories have come on Quinze (Guinness Gold Cup at Tralee) and Jimmy The Greek in the Scurry Handicap at the Curragh.
The banks bailing out Meriwether was the moral equivalent of bailing out Jimmy the Greek for a bad Superbowl call.
The son of Sadler's Wells was expected to win but gained a stunning success even so, beating Jimmy The Greek by an effortless eight lengths.
It read: "On the other hand, Leonard occasionally displays the sensitivity of a Jimmy the Greek.