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Obviously nobody on this board wagers on sports, that is illegal in most places. However, if I were wagering, I would have bet 50 clams on Ole Miss -4 against Pitt. I figured we could start a thread for everyone else's "theoretical wagers" for people that are interested in that sort of thing. Anybody theoretically wagering on the NFL playoffs this weekend?
I will wager (theoretically) that Denver wins the SuperBowl. And that Bama easily wins the MNC.
I teased the bengals up to +10.5 and the Colts up to +13...theoretically. wish me luck. Anybody else? I figured there should be some wagering types on this board that would like to discuss this.
I like the Seahawks today, I think they can bottle up RGIII with their d. The first half line -1/2 looks appealing and the overall -3 giving up a 1/2 pt looks good.
Colts getting 8.5 looks good too but not quite as appealing. Baltimore with Lewis back will be emotional but even under duress during the season Luck seems to find a way. Giving up more that a TD in the NFL is a lot unless your team is really bad such as Arizona.
I like the Ravens-Colts under.
I also like the Seahawks.
BacardiBuckeye: "But in all honesty I like Penn State, I want to see Penn State do good that's why I check this board everyday." 4/2/14
Hate the dreaded teases....when I theoretically used to wager, teases were always so tempting but routinely came back to bite me. I learned to just go straight against the spread and did much much better. Good Luck!
Vinatieri missing that field goal sunk me. Ah well, those are the breaks.
Anybody see this Norm Mcdonald article on Grantland? Interesting info about his theoretical wagers. Very cool story in there about his worst beat for those who don't want to read/click:
"I have taken some bad beats in my time, as all bettors have. I was on the wrong side of the granddaddy of them all: Mets and Braves, Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS. The total for the game was 7½ runs. I had the over. In the bottom of the 15th at Shea, New York Metropolitan Robin Ventura came up with the bases loaded, one out, and the game tied at 3-3. You can see the problem: With any normal hit, the Mets would win but only one run would score, making the total seven runs (and I’d lose by the loathed hook). I had to somehow get out of this inning and into the 16th. (Notice how I went first-person here. This happens when money is involved.) There was another way I could win, and that was if Ventura hit a home run, which was highly unlikely since Atlanta's outfielders were practically standing on the dirt behind second. Any blooper and the Mets would win by one. So what happens? Ventura blasts a 2-1 pitch over the right-field fence, Shea Stadium goes nuts, and the final score is 7-3.
Except it isn’t.
As Ventura rounds first base, the infield is flooded with Mets players and fans. They surround Ventura, congratulating him, cheering him, impeding him. I start to feel sick. Then I hear Costas. He thinks they’ll only count one run if Ventura doesn’t somehow shove the well-wishers aside and finish his trot. This is bad because Bob Costas knows everything. I see him years later and ask why he mentioned this in the midst of the bedlam.
“I knew it was important to some,” Costas says. “My dad was a big gambler.”
There’s an old axiom in sports betting: “You never forget losing a fortune because a guy hit a grand-slam single.” In many ways, this is true."
I like to gamble. Gamble money on sports. I dont drink, smoke, do drugs, or frequent, or even occasion, prostitutes. But I do like to gamble. G
Bowman is 66-1 to win the Superbowl MVP if anyone is interested in taking a flyer.
David Akers is 66-1 lol.
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