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  1. #241
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYBri View Post
    Agreed. I try (have tried for the past two years) to bet on every game (ATS and O/U). There needs to be at least a minimal % of games (bets) that one needs to make in order to play.

    I don't know. It's one way to learn that the only winning move is not to play.

    How about a nice game of chess?

    -jk

  2. #242
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYBri View Post
    Agreed. I try (have tried for the past two years) to bet on every game (ATS and O/U). There needs to be at least a minimal % of games (bets) that one needs to make in order to play.

    So we should all just bet until we're out of the contest and need a 2,000 point buffer to get back in?

    I don't have the luxury of watching every single ACC team play every game. But I do know basketball. So I can only make bets based on what I've seen on the court thus far and I make bets based on that and it has worked out for me so far.

    I'm against the 2,000 buffer for those that have already lost. I never got such buffer in the past.

    And I'm also against the idea that someone should have to bet on a % of the games. It's my fake points, and you can't tell me how or when I should spend them.

  3. #243
    Players should be allowed to be as selective or indiscriminate as they want. If it's someone's strategy to seldomly bet and allow others to bet their way underneath him in the standings, so be it.

    If it helps, I believe these contests have always been won by a high-volume betting degenerate. Which makes sense. You would expect most of the bottom of the leaderboard to consist of high-volume bettors and some of the top of the leaderboard as well. The low-volume guys will be in the middle generally; it's just that this particular edition of this contest is weird in that only one high-volume player is doing well (so far).

  4. #244
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troublemaker View Post
    If it helps, I believe these contests have always been won by a high-volume betting degenerate.
    I'm a selective degenerate, 27-25 in the current contest, and while I've consistently finished in the Top 5 I've never come close to winning.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  5. #245
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    Hudson Valley, NY
    So everyone would be comfortable if, say, peterjswift, who has not placed a single bet, continues that strategy and wins this thing?

    Perhaps the ACC should give teams the option of playing against only those teams they feel they can beat. A strategic non-move in the seasonís chess game? 😎

    Seriously though, I never meant to imply a rule that everyone has to play every game. Just a minimum of maybe 10 bets to make sure the winner actually plays.

    Personally, I think itís more fun to bet them all. I have won this thing twice and flamed out once doing that. A positive byproduct of playing every game is that I really got a greater appreciation of the teams and their seasonís journeys.

    But, I can appreciate a strategic selection of bets. Itís just not as much fun, IMHO. I like to have skin in a BC/Tech game in early January.

    😎

  6. #246
    I am not in the contest. That said, I do tend to make a wager or two at the Casino. Gambling has to include a strategy in order to win. The law of large numbers means that the more you play, the more likely you lose. Choosing your times, amounts and specific wagers is how you win. Sometimes that choice means no wager. For what it is worth.

  7. #247
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    I am not in the contest. That said, I do tend to make a wager or two at the Casino. Gambling has to include a strategy in order to win. The law of large numbers means that the more you play, the more likely you lose. Choosing your times, amounts and specific wagers is how you win. Sometimes that choice means no wager. For what it is worth.
    Wager with REAL MONEY? In that case, I would and never have placed a bet. Thatís a completely different story.

    😎

  8. #248
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    Had a great day--only lost $50--yea !

  9. #249
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    I am not in the contest. That said, I do tend to make a wager or two at the Casino. Gambling has to include a strategy in order to win. The law of large numbers means that the more you play, the more likely you lose. Choosing your times, amounts and specific wagers is how you win. Sometimes that choice means no wager. For what it is worth.
    It is not too late to join. Heck, you'd be high up on the leaderboard if you join now. Go to the first page of the thread for instructions on joining the pool.

    There is no minimum number of bets. If you look at a line or total and see a number that you do not like, you don't have to make a wager. If I think Wake is going to lose to Va Tech by 4 an the line is VT-4, then I don't have to make a bet. That said, I sorta feel like you need to make one wager to take part in the game. So, if someone signs up but does not make a single bet, that person cannot win with a total of 0.

    The 2000 cyberbucks bonus is already a done deal. Everyone can now go to -7000 before stopping their wagers.

    -Jason "" Evans
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  10. #250
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    It is not too late to join. Heck, you'd be high up on the leaderboard if you join now. Go to the first page of the thread for instructions on joining the pool.

    There is no minimum number of bets. If you look at a line or total and see a number that you do not like, you don't have to make a wager. If I think Wake is going to lose to Va Tech by 4 an the line is VT-4, then I don't have to make a bet. That said, I sorta feel like you need to make one wager to take part in the game. So, if someone signs up but does not make a single bet, that person cannot win with a total of 0.

    The 2000 cyberbucks bonus is already a done deal. Everyone can now go to -7000 before stopping their wagers.

    -Jason "" Evans
    No, that is like drinking O'Douls. Why bother?

  11. #251
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    I need to brag while I have the opportunity:

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    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  12. #252
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    No, that is like drinking O'Douls. Why bother?
    To have some fun? 😎

  13. #253
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    Multiple enticing match-ups today so it should be a busy day for us degenerates.

    N.C. State (-1.5) at Clemson was the first game to catch my eye. Pittsburgh (-6.5) hosting Wake Forest was next. Those are both noon games.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  14. #254
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    Midlothian, VA
    Iím in on 6 games for 3500 FMUís. Go big or go home. Only game I didnít wager on is the UNCheats v GTech.

    In a fit of insanity, I took the over 112 on the UVA v VT game.

  15. #255
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    N.C. State (-1.5) at Clemson was the first game to catch my eye. Pittsburgh (-6.5) hosting Wake Forest was next. Those are both noon games.
    Sigh.

    A few steps forward, a couple steps back.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  16. #256
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    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    A few steps forward, a couple steps back.
    Same. 7-6-1 on the day yesterday, -100 net. More wagers than I've ever placed in a single day and the result was...meh. Face it, I kinda suck at this. Not that I'll stop, of course.

  17. #257
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    Finally made my move into 2nd place, but it'll take some serious degenerate betting to catch troublemaker. Hats off to him.

  18. #258
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    Went big yesterday on the O/U, 7 bets and hit them all, 3500 points moving me from last place up to 33rd. Progress.

  19. #259
    That $2000 extra buffer isn't going to be enough for some folks.

    Sorry to see you go again, NYBri. All the positive things I said before about you still stands.

  20. #260
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    Good gracious, Vegas is freaking great at the OU number.

    I pick the Virginia game to be under 112.5 and the total is 113.
    I pick the Louisville game to be over 144 and the total is 142.

    I'm done with the OU...
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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