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College Sports: Navy-Rutgers game

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posted on Oct, 14 2006 @ 06:06 PM
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Dear Fellow College-FB Pickem Contestants:

I admit up front this is sour grapes on my part, because it hurt my standings in the college FB pickem. Y'all like to take the ranked teams, and I like to take the favored teams (generally), so I had Navy today and the guy who's tied with me and the guy who's closest to the two of us both had Rutgers. And I realize I sort of got screwed because Navy's star QB, who's the key to their offense, got seriously injured in the first quarter, while the game was still scoreless.

But from the time the scoring finally started in the second quarter, it was 34 points for Rutgers and a big zilch for Navy. I find it hard to believe Navy's QB could have changed the outcome of the game. Yeah, he could have made the score at least a little closer, but it's awfully hard to imagine Navy was ever going to win that game. So....

Someone want to explain to me why the hell Navy was FAVORED in that game?

Those sports books usually know what they're doing. I guarantee the vast majority of bettors who played that game took Rutgers--the ranked and undefeated team--which means the sportsbooks in Nevada, as well as the nation's innumerable illegal bookies, took a big bath on that game. Those guys win far more often than not on games where the public is disproportionately on one side, but they not only lost that game, but got annihilated on it.

Does anyone seriously think the Navy QB's presence would have enabled them to win by more than 3 points, given that they lost by 34 and scored ZERO?

I didn't think so.

So... What were the oddsmakers on when they set that $@!^$&!*%^&%#@^&** point spread?!

I just hope I get that game back tonight by having Auburn defeat Florida (it's currently 10-5, Florida, as I write this), the other game where I differed from the two of you. If not, I lose two games in the standings this week.

As ever, a good sport in defeat,

BHN




posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 01:43 AM
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UPDATE:

I got it back. Auburn beat Florida. I beat both of you.







A gracious sport, as ever, in victory,

BHN



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 10:57 AM
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BHN, i think i know where the bookmakers got that point spread from. Rutgers is usually like Vanderbilt, they don't win games ever, and they're just waiting for Rutgers to get back on track and start losing. As for the Florida/Auburn game, thank god ESPN 2 had Cowherd doing comentary or it would have been unwatchable for me.

Here's an answer for who the other guy is in the pickem, it's my little brother. He isn't a member here, but i get him involved in most of the fantasy stuff, he doesn't really have time to post anything since he's working on his Masters degree right now, but he can take ten minutes to pick some games. Anyway time to get back to work for me.



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