Each year I participate (actually I'm co-founder and administrator) in a football pool (for entertainment purposes only) that was created because of
one guy... That guy at the end of the bar... That guy who won't shut up and continues to claim that he's smarter than everyone when it comes to
betting the line... Especially the Las Vegas book. I can't stand that guy... I (and everyone else) knows he is full of it... But how do you counter
this? Well, I came up with a football pool to find out if anyone truly is smarter than those fine upstanding gents in Las Vegas. Pick every game
against the line for 17 weeks and in the end, see what the results are (if this doesn't convince you that you can't beat Las Vegas, nothing will).
The purpose of this thread is to merely track my progress (more like humiliation), but if anyone wants to join in and pick a week, or all of them; be
How it works:
Each week the Wednesday morning line is used to pick all games
for the week. Here is the site we use:
For entertainment purposes only!
I will bold
my picks, and for tie breaker purposes, give a score for the MNF game (in the case of two games, the late game is the one used for
tie breaker scores). For a pick to win, the spread must be beat... If a team is favored by three, and wins by three then that game goes in the loss
(I know in Vegas you get your money back, but there's no money involved here, and this is about winning, not breaking even). All picks
must be made before the kickoff of the first game of the week (in other words, watch out for those Thursday games).
Winning percentages are calculated by the week, and overall by both individual, and as a pool. (I'll provide my stats, along with my RL participants
stats anonymously). There will be ugly weeks...
Sounds easy... Right?
Picking one game against the spread is easy... Picking them all is sheer madness.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask...
p.s. That "guy" won't join this pool, and that "guy" that you know, who's just like that "guy" I know... He won't do this either.