Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rambling (and Gambling) Thoughts

Ok. Want to get a few things clear. Usually, people explicitly state that they do "not condone" gambling and are not "promoting" it in any shape, form or fashion. Those people are not me. I think since most of us have an above average sports intelliegence quotient, that you all should take advantage of your knowledge and put it to good use. Make some money off of it. You don't have to go crazy or lose your home doing it--basically, if you have some disposable income and would like to make a few bucks every weekend then you should open an online account. Stay away from bookies since online accounts cannot break your legs. To further give you impetus, make sure you do it soon before Congress outlaws it. In the hallowed tradition of Bill Simmons, I plan on giving you some sage NFL picks each week. Except unlike him I have a record that is better then his 45%-50% accuracy. BTW, I fully intended on posting last night to tell you all to take FSU +145 but I was not so sure about it. Thankfully, I sacked up and put something on that moneyline. I have not fully delved in to all of the lines for Week 1 so I will just give you the 2 games that jumped out to me. Rev. Steve if you could somehow keep track of my record I think we would all enjoy that; also, a man of the cloth is a good source for accuracy in these sorts of things. So, my two picks as of Tuesday (with more to follow):

Dallas +2.5 vs. Jacksonville--Take Dallas. No way the Jags DB's keep up with T.O/Glenn/Witten et. al. Mike Peterson is probably not going to play and the Dallas D is going to be one of the top units this season. This is as close to a lock as there can be. Dallas wins this game so if there is a moneyline take that.

Giants +3.5 vs. Colts--I always like home underdogs. Especially early in the season when teams are simutaneously overrated and underrated. The Colts are the former and the Giants are the latter. You also have to love the extra .5 so as to make sure there is no push. I dont know if the Giants will win but they will cover. Take this bet.

72 comments:

Isiah Thomas said...

as long as Bledsoe doesn't die Dallas has a chance.

Peyton might tear NYG a new asshole though.

For the record I was 6-2 for the CFB weekend. See the previous post for my picks.

Cam said...

No way the Giants cover against the Colts. I have to go with zeke and say Peyton is going to destroy the Giants secondary.

Isiah Thomas said...

one last comment on the ND topic from the last post....

Weis, I believe never played football in college nor in the pro's. Maybe he shoulda been a sportswriter, bc, after another 9-4 season he'll be on the hotseat.

mound of venus said...

zeke--i am not the most proficient at college so if you could make your picks as often as possible i would appreciate that.

Isiah Thomas said...

also for the record...

do not play poker at Bodog, it might be the most corrupt site there is. Their betting lines suck too.

Isiah Thomas said...

anyone have thoughts on the new rules in CFB?

Personally if it ain't broke don't fix it. I think the stat was that they saved something like 15 mins in game time this weekend.

First the clock - you saw at the end of last nights game, you have to burn a TO now before 1st down to stop the clock. I don't like this rule.

And the instant replay is just awful. It interupts the flow of the game if you can replay every call. Why even give the coaches a challenge if every play can be reviewed. Go to the NFL system if you're going to do anything.

jugdish said...

Mound...where do you bet on line?

jugdish said...

The only game I saw part of this weekend was the ND game and the replay wasn't bad there. I'm not sure why they add that kind of replay if they are trying to keep the games shorter.

anonymous said...

replays = it seemed like they would show the tv audience the clip, and the call would be OBVIOUS (that the on-field was correct).. then they get set for the play.. get ready.. WHISTLE!!

stop for replay.. take a second or 2, see that it was obvious.. then leave it as called on the field.

seems like the replay guy "in the booth" needs to make more discretionary calls and see that it's right.. and just say "no need for replay" and move along.

i guess they just need someone better in the box, or dude upstairs needs to watch the espn feed with the rest of us. that's my complaint.. the waste of time on the obvious calls. other than that, bring in the replay, get the call right.

but most cases i saw didnt need to be reviewed.

Isiah Thomas said...

maybe it was just opening week bugs that they'll work out, but I too saw a lot of calls that didn't need to be reviewed...

The Rev said...

Thanks for stepping up, Mound.

I think we can keep track of what you do somewhere. Your picks will remain in the blog archives, so they can be referenced.

My NFL 2006 preview is in the queue, and simply waiting to be posted tomorrow. I hope you enjoy that. I certainly would welcome others to do their previews. But I have mine ready to go tomorrow.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

There is NO way Peyton lets his little brother beat him. NONE. I don't even think he would allow him to come close to covering. Like he won't know what the line is. Yeah right. End of discussion.

THE CHAMP. said...

good gambling site?

anonymous said...

do they send viruses instead of breaking legs?

thejaywhite said...

MR MEIZ...great pt..peyton is the most selfish athlete of our generation next to tiger...maybe its a draw...noway he lets eli beat him

anonymous said...

peyton is kinda funny in his commercials though.

you wouldnt catch charlie weis or brady quinn making a goof of himself like that.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...
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ebntx said...

sounds like maybe materazzi's statement was just a general one. somebody needs to try and find this out.

thejaywhite-
you up for the search? find the sis and she if she is up to your level.

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ebntx said...

in case anyone is interested the wwl pg 2 has a poll for best uni's in cfb. michigan leading the way currently.

jugdish said...

thejaywhite does not search for girls, the girls search for thejaywhite.

The Rev said...

But they only search for thejaywhite when he leaves them in a 7-11 and they wonder what the hell happened to him.

Isiah Thomas said...

Penn State has the worst uni's of all time. There I said it.

Isiah Thomas said...

Southern California moved up three spots to No. 3 in this week's first regular-season media poll, and Notre Dame slipped two places to No. 4 after a 14-10 victory at Georgia Tech. The Fighting Irish share the fourth spot with Auburn.

jugdish said...

The worst unis conversation begins and ends with the Oregon Ducks.

ebntx said...

good call jugdish...

how many times do they need to prove that they have the ugliest? aren't they up to like 8 uni's this year?

Spaceman Spiff said...

materazzi said he didnt even know zidane had a sister, so he was just talkin smack.

Los said...

Peyton Manning has become a clown ... much like Bog Ueker did. Can't wait to see him doing Miller Lite commercials in the near future.

thejaywhite said...

the jay white doesnt discriminate but at the same time i wont go searching world wide for an arab girl

Isiah Thomas said...

Weis, I believe never played football in college nor in the pro's.


Can I get a comment/ruling on this from thejaywhite please?

mound of venus said...

playersonly.com

whocares said...

But he roomed with Joe Montana. That's got to be worth something.

Just a thought. Has anyone noticed that Charlie Weiss bears a striking resemblance to Wyatt's brother Chet from Weird Science AFTER the girl turns him into the toad looking thing? Take a look next tim that movie comes on USA.

Isiah Thomas said...

miraculously the company web filter is not working and I have access to the draft...

only to see I have the 1st pick, I hate the first pick.

The Rev said...

Quote from a website...

"Despite not playing collegiate or professional football, Charlie Weis has enjoyed an excellent coaching career that has spanned almost three decades"

Well now... that blows at least one theory out of the water, don't it?

anonymous said...

jaywhite, drink your cup of p3wnd carefully.. it's hot.

JFreak said...

We need to have running commentary over here during the draft.

I almost feel like making a topic solely for it.

anonymous said...

u should.

jugdish said...

There is a chat window in the draft.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i have no filter here, but also have no java or flash player. what pick do i have

Isiah Thomas said...

6th

Los said...

Actually, Charlie Weiss looks a bit like Fred Flintstone.

JFreak said...

there's a chat window...but I'm sure all want to know the memorable moments. For example...when isiah takes reggie bush with the first pick.

Isiah Thomas said...

I won't take Reggie Bush with the 1st pick, but don't rule out Curtis Martin...

or maybe Ricky Williams, I get his CFL stats right?

JFreak said...

you get his broken arm.

Spaceman Spiff said...

lemme guess, portis fell to me

The Rev said...

Spiff... you got Manning in round 1.

The Rev said...

Peyton, that is.

Spaceman Spiff said...

ugh

Spaceman Spiff said...

im gonna puke

JFreak said...

ebntx is the biggest homer ever.

The Rev said...

It get's worse Spiff...

you just selected Deion Branch

JFreak said...

Don't forget that spiff also has bush...the man who has no carries.

ebntx said...

hey what the hell did i do?

JFreak said...

I can't even say it all, it's too funny.

Spaceman Spiff said...

my god, autopick what have you done

El Padrino said...

i gotta gamblin thing on my site every friday too

maybe we can go head to head?

Spaceman Spiff said...

deion branch will sit out til week 6 where he will not play anyways when he does have to return, looks like a solid pick

The Rev said...

ebntx... you screwed up your team is what you did

JFreak said...

i'm gonna post the draft results up here.

gonna take me a few minutes though.

Isiah Thomas said...

eb, please tell me that was auto pick and your pre-ranking was a joke.

The Rev said...

He would have been better off with an autopick.

ebntx said...

who did it pick? i cant get on it so i have no idea what it is doing.

Isiah Thomas said...

Dallas Defense in the 2nd round I believe was one pick....

Spaceman Spiff said...

ebntx this is you
QB T. Brady
WR T. Owens
WR J. Galloway
WR J. Porter
RB C. Benson
RB D. McAllister
TE J. Witten
BN V. Young
BN A. Randle El
BN D. Rhodes

BN E. Wilford

ebntx said...

wtf..?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

just glad my autopicks weren't a complete disaster.

JFreak said...

you picked dallas defense in the second round, there's no way that you didn't set it up that way.

ebntx said...

am i the only one that got screwed with autopick?

The Rev said...

Someone got three defenses. I think it was jugdish after he left. His team loaded up on D.

How does that happen?

ebntx said...

i will check the rest of the damage when i get home. i am leaving work now. damn.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i think ebntx has a worse team than me

El Padrino said...

el padrino's NFC preiview is up, thurs comes the AFC

you've been warned

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