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    Re: Hypothetical question

    "singersp" wrote:
    "scottishvike" wrote:
    There is a school of thought that you should always gamble against your favorite team, if they win you are happy but if they lose you have the cash to soften the blow.
    It depends on who your favorite team is. If it is the likes of the Raiders, I'd bet against them, but if it's the Patriots, I'd bet for them.

    If your team generally wins more than half of it's games, why would you bet against them?
    In two words singer the odds. I wouldn't bet for the Patriots this week even if I was a fan, just did a check on a UK bookmakers site and they are 1-25 to win but 12-1 to lose, if you put a £100 on them you would only win back £4. One thing I am pretty annoyed about is at the start of the season I was going to bet on the Vikings being the leagues leading rushers at I think 25-1, at the end of the day I never got round to placing it. Although I know a lot can change between now and the end of the season we are currently leading on that stat, I just wish I had put my money where my mouth is.

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    Re: Hypothetical question

    I am a diehard Huskers fan...tough times right now, I now
    That said, I drank beer for free essentially in college (early 80's) because I took the team playing Nebraska and the points 8 games a year...the spreads were just too much.
    Point being, educate yourself and make smart, not blind, bets...if you must bet.
    Wait, wanna bet?

    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Re: Hypothetical question

    I'll say this, if you bet with your heart, your bound to be a loser.
    I don't gamble anymore, but when I used to, I would pick against the Vikings if I found the situation right to pick against them. I know no other team like I know my own Vikings, so if you can be honest to yourself, there are times when you should pick against them and others when you go with them.

    Bottom line is that, it's called gambeling for a reason, and when you put the spread in there, anyone can win on any given bet.......But in the long run, the bookies always win.....


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    Re: Hypothetical question

    Call me silly, however, I am in a pool like this were we throw $75 in to play.

    I pick the Vikes every week.
    My rationale is that all the other meatheads (well almost all of them) do the same with thier team.

    I won 185 last year and I am in 10th out of 33 this year.
    Go figure.
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.

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