It could have been worse.
The Boss could have been as daft, in the wager department, as the retiring Green MP, Keith Locke, who made his valedictory speech last week.
Mr Locke recalled losing a bet when ACT MP Rodney Hide won the Epsom seat in 2005 and having to run down an Auckland street naked.
“I’m no less into gambling although I’m tempted to put something on the Warriors to win the NRL grand final.”
It’s a measure of his judgement that he would have lost that bet too.
Alf would never put his money on a team that is headquartered in Auckland.
But alas, The Boss is not so chary and he put his money on the Warriors, too.