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Old 09-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #91
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Next year, I'm doing two accounts, and one is going to be a strictly coin toss account. It'd be interesting to see how many people beat the coin.

That would be real interesting.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #92
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I was kidding about really using a coin toss.

I know, but I doubt the results will be any more pathetic than when I spent a few minutes "analyzing" picks. This year, it was seconds...now I'm trying random strategies-- and finishing near the top.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #93
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I was kidding about really using a coin toss.

The guys that choose the line in Vegas know what they're doing. Picking against it will probably never be much better than a 50-50 proposition in the long run....no matter how much effort you put into it.

I'll continue to pick from the gut with an occasional bias....It is highly unlikely that I will ever pick against the Gators, and I assume that SEC teams are naturally better than others due to being tempered in the fire of competition of course.

....ignore Ole Miss and UK results of course
The guys that choose the line in vegas give fuck all about making the game an even chance. They are about balancing the money, not the points.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #94
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The guys that choose the line in vegas give fuck all about making the game an even chance. They are about balancing the money, not the points.
I'm aware of that..but it seems to work, doesn't it?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #95
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Next year, I'm doing two accounts, and one is going to be a strictly coin toss account. It'd be interesting to see how many people beat the coin.
Two years ago picking the favorite for every game would have earned someone a solid 2nd place finish in our ADV contest.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #96
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Two years ago picking the favorite for every game would have earned someone a solid 2nd place finish in our ADV contest.
Really starting to wonder why we're bothering with this exercise. Oh well, get your picks or lack thereof in.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #97
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Really starting to wonder why we're bothering with this exercise. Oh well, get your picks or lack thereof in.
We're the special olympics of sports betting!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:42 AM   #98
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Really starting to wonder why we're bothering with this exercise. Oh well, get your picks or lack thereof in.
Its fun in the sense of checking how I did... just like March Madness.


But I wonder if some version of the NFL "survivor pool" version 2.0 from 2011 is the way to go. Pick something like five teams that will cover. If say you get four right the next week pick four or if you only get three right pick three. Down to one person left.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #99
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Pick something like five teams that will cover. If say you get four right the next week pick four or if you only get three right pick three. Down to one person left.
So then what would we do after week 2?








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That's an insult to the special Olympics.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #101
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So then what would we do after week 2?








Have you seen the NFL pool? You aren't far off.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:37 AM   #102
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Really starting to wonder why we're bothering with this exercise. Oh well, get your picks or lack thereof in.
I almost didn't join the group this year because I don't like sucking at something. But then I realized that picking the games makes me care more about games I wouldn't give a crap about otherwise. It helps me be more involved and interested on Saturdays. I like it.
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But then I realized that picking the games makes me care more about games I wouldn't give a crap about otherwise. It helps me be more involved and interested on Saturdays. I like it.
Nothing like being the only guy in the bar cheering when some random score scrolls across the ticker.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:14 AM   #104
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Nothing like being the only guy in the bar cheering when some random score scrolls across the ticker.
It is weird how important checking scores becomes.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #105
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It is weird how important checking scores becomes.
I think the absolute worst part is when you're begging for your team not to score!
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