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fmhealth
01-19-2017, 10:27 PM
These fellows are my new heroes!! All the best gentlemen, I'll be following along at home.

Be Well,
fmhealth

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/18490085/bettors-300-ticket-green-bay-packers-worth-28000

Valuist
01-20-2017, 02:48 AM
Except the $28k will be gone this weekend.

The Packers had their bye in week 4. This is their 16th game in 16 weeks and their 3rd road game in 4 weeks. They've got cluster injuries at WR and in the secondary. Dallas was a better setup for GB as they were weak in their secondary.

Valuist
01-26-2017, 08:42 PM
And that parlay crashed and burned.

fmhealth
01-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Your analysis was spot-on Mr. V. But, I still can feel a pang of regret for our fellow gamblers. Their hearts, if not their brains were in the right spot.


Ok, on to the SB. I think the Falcons are the new iteration of the Pats. I think Falcons not only cover but win BIG!! Of course I'm usually a contrary indicator, so what do I know?

Be Well,
fmhealth

EasyGoer89
01-26-2017, 09:25 PM
And that parlay crashed and burned.

Smart people take money off the table there. Dreamers crash and burn.

Inner Dirt
01-26-2017, 09:35 PM
They actually interviewed one of the guys on local radio before the game, since I had no wagers and the Redskins are my favorite team I was pulling for them to win. The best run I got was going 10-0 against the spread in the NFL playoffs starting with a $100 two game parlay in 2006. I lived in So Cal and drove to Primm Nevada every week. I let all $3,000 ride on the +150 money line on the Seahawks. I hate to blame the refs but I felt there were some bad calls that helped the Steelers.

lamboguy
01-26-2017, 09:48 PM
there has been something going around the internet with a guy that took 75-1 with the Falcons before the season started and he is coming out for something like $300k. i would suggest that the guy hedge out his money on this one.

Inner Dirt
01-26-2017, 10:38 PM
there has been something going around the internet with a guy that took 75-1 with the Falcons before the season started and he is coming out for something like $300k. i would suggest that the guy hedge out his money on this one.

I would think someone who would drop $4,000 on a 75-1 shot is pretty well off financially or crazy.

Valuist
01-27-2017, 02:38 PM
there has been something going around the internet with a guy that took 75-1 with the Falcons before the season started and he is coming out for something like $300k. i would suggest that the guy hedge out his money on this one.

I heard about him as well. 75-1 does seem a bit high. I can't sit here and say I thought back last summer that Atlanta would be in the Super Bowl, but there was a few hints. Last year they started out 5-0 with wins over all 4 NFC East teams. Many believe the NFC East was the top conference in 2016 (I'm not sure I'm on board with that). They also were the only team to beat the 15-1 Panthers last year. The offense was explosive, although Ryan slipped a bit in 2015. But Dan Quinn is a defensive guy coming from Seattle. Would it have been a real stretch to envision some defensive improvement?

Kind of like Giacomo. I wasn't a Giacomo fan, but 20-1 was a more realistic price than 50-1. Atlanta should've been about half of that 75-1.