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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 04-15-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Half Smoke
yes, that's true but isn't it well known...

yes, that's true

but isn't it well known that the crowd generally prices the horses correctly?

so then, what he is doing is the same thing as predicting what the true odds are once the takeout...
Forum: Off Topic - General 04-08-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Half Smoke
on not being the best at something

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there were 3 things in my life that I was passionate about and wanted to be - if not the very best at - at least among the best

these 3 things were basketball, blackjack...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-02-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,625
Posted By Half Smoke
..................... a lot of angst...

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a lot of angst about late money causing the odds to drop
95% of the time or more it's on the fave

solution - don't bet faves
they lose about 2 out of 3 anyway

yes,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-02-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,625
Posted By Half Smoke
....................... if I show you...

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if I show you guys a race where there was a big late drop in the odds on the fave - like the one in the OP...... and the fave finished last.........


are you guys...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-24-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Half Smoke
..................... when I hear the word...

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when I hear the word "simple" and "horse racing" in the same sentence I kind of shut down

for me at least, there is nothing simple about horse racing



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Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-23-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Half Smoke
R.I.P. Elgin Baylor

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R.I.P. Elgin Baylor............................the greatest ever from DC........... imho

1962 - he averaged 38 points and 19 rebounds per game
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-23-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 271,552
Posted By Half Smoke
............................... ...

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hippyish slang from back in the day -
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-21-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Half Smoke
VCU bounced out of Tourney - Covid

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VCU was bounced out of the Tourney - too much Covid positivity
now the legitimacy of the Tourney is in question - if another team is bounced out it's really bad

...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-20-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Half Smoke
..................... the IRS just issued...

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the IRS just issued guidance for people in my situation

its' spokesman advised not to file an amended return - the IRS will automatically issue refunds - the next...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 03-19-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Half Smoke
....................... when you do get...

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when you do get your computer back in good shape you might want to uninstall all the apps that you never use

all of that crap was put on there probably due to some...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 03-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Half Smoke
the cloud stuff is very easy to deal with and...

the cloud stuff is very easy to deal with and useful

after you create a free Google Account you can easily upload any file to Google Docs and/or Google Drive which is available to you after...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-19-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By Half Smoke
.................... one of the memories...

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one of the memories of Austin:


right handed - he would usually take a few shots with his left hand

you almost never see a h.s. player do that
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-19-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By Half Smoke
..................... I got to see Austin...

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I got to see Austin Carr play for his h.s. a few times
he was by far the best h.s. player I ever say

it was astonishing to see a 16 year old with such a complete...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-17-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Half Smoke
thanks - does lambo stand for Lamborghini? you...

thanks - does lambo stand for Lamborghini?
you try to keep it under 200........?..............................:)
was it the Lambo that has 2 gears for reverse?




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Forum: Off Topic - General 03-17-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Half Smoke
Bitcoin and other Crypto

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I think Bitcoin and other Crypto is hear to stay
I'm guessing many on this forum disagree - no problem

the reason I believe it's here to stay is not because it is a...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-16-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By Half Smoke
.................... this is Willie Allen...

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this is Willie Allen - either the greatest or 2nd greatest player to ever come out of my County

dunking in 1966 in high school - there weren't even many NBAers dunking in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-16-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,868
Posted By Half Smoke
I have this fantastic idea for this race when it...

I have this fantastic idea for this race when it happens

how about a 2 horse exacta box with Swiss Skydiver and Monomoy Girl?




I'm always thinkin'
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-15-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Half Smoke
..................... okay, now it's...

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okay, now it's gotten almost comical
I sent a support request to my tax service and they sent me back a message

basically they said, "sorry, we don't know what to do...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-15-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By Half Smoke
.......................... you guys...

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you guys were so nice to me in this thread that I have a special treat for you:


this is me in h.s. nailing a J in a championship game
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 03-15-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By Half Smoke
you are right - it just so happened the year we...

you are right - it just so happened the year we scrimmaged them they were really bad -


but still - pretty astonishing that a school that small could appear so many years in the Div. 1 tourney -...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-15-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Half Smoke
...................... actually, it...

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actually, it wasn't an IRS screwup - my bad

I read it real fast and got hot and posted before I fully understood what happened
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-15-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Half Smoke
a gigantic IRS screwup

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my wife and I are both retired - but my wife is not old enough for Medicare - so she has Obamacare

I just received an email from Maryland re Obamacare (even though it's...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-15-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Half Smoke
beat the takeout

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cut the track and/or the ADW out of the action

this is not for pros - this is recreational stuff

you and your buddy agree to bet against each other at Oaklawn

you...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-15-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Half Smoke
Outer Banks suffering - ocean at doorstep

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the ocean is right at the door of the homeowners - this is not a hurricane - this is every day

big bucks needed to fix this

residents resisting new taxes - want to...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-14-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Half Smoke
................... I would say that...

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I would say that jockey skill is more important when considering a closer because it's easy for them to run into trouble - getting blocked or getting forced very wide


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