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[NFL] Bet GA bucks on the games - Week 3

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Copzilla, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    The way it works -

    Betting for teams: You're betting straight up against the line. The line is stated as the favored team having negative points. In other words, if you want to bet for a team stated as "Buffalo (+3) at Miami (-3)", then Miami is favored by three points and you must beat the spread in order to collect. If you lose, you have to pay the house the number of points you bet (ethics is the house). If you bet for the underdog, you get the advantage of the points, in this instance you get spotted 3 points if you bet for Buffalo.

    Betting the Over / Under Line: What you're betting on here is how many points both teams will score. Oddsmakers have placed the over/under line, and if you think both teams will score over that number, then you bet over. Example - The Over / Under line for Houston at Dallas might be 36 points. If you think they both stink and you don't think the combined score will reach that, then you might bet your GA points/dollars *under* the O/U line.

    All bets must be placed by 11AM CST on game day. That's typically one hour before kickoff.

    All ties are a wash. If the over / under line is 40 and both teams score 40, you win nothing and lose nothing. If you pick a team and they match the spread but don't beat it, you win nothing and lose nothing.

    You can make any bet on any team, but your total weekly bet may not exceed your current GA points/dollar total. There is no limit on the amount of GA dollars you bet on any game beyond what your current GA dollars are.

    ***Note - The Global Affairs dollars have no cash or redemption value. This is a "for fun" type of betting, and you are rewarded with GA points or GA dollars only, which can be redeemed for neat stuff at the <A HREF="http://www.globalaffairs.org/forum/store.php?s=&action=main">Global Affairs Thumbs Up Store</A>.***

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    The games and the line -

    Sunday, January 19th

    2:30 PM - Tampa Bay 27 (+3.5) WIN at Philadelphia 10 (-3.5) LOSE
    O/U Line - 34.5 - OVER

    5:30 PM - Tennessee 24 (+7) LOSE at Oakland 41 (-7) WIN
    O/U Line - 47 - OVER

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    <B>MAKE SURE LAST WEEKS BETS ARE SQUARE BEFORE PLACING YOUR BETS FOR THIS WEEK. YOU HAVE TO DONATE YOUR LOSSES TO ETHICS.</B>
     
  2. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    And this post will contain all the bets for the week... A running total...

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    Copzilla's bets

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 100 points LOSE
    Oakland (-7) - 100 points WIN
    TN/OAK O/U Line - 47 - OVER - 100 points WIN
    Net = +100 points ***PAID

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    Midranger4's bet :eek:

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 2100 points LOSE
    Net = -2100 points ***PAID

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    jamming's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 50 points WIN
    Tennessee (+7) - 50 points LOSE
    TN/OAK O/U Line - 47 - OVER - 100 points WIN
    NET = +100 points ***PAID

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    Coot's bets

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 50 points LOSE
    Tennessee (+7) - 50 points LOSE
    TN/OAK O/U Line - 47 - OVER - 100 points WIN
    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    BDD's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 50 points WIN
    Tennessee (+7) - 50 points LOSE
    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    Twingo's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 500 points WIN
    TB/PHI O/U Line - 34.5 - OVER - 100 points WIN
    Net = +600 points ***PAID

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    cydweeks' bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 50 points WIN
    Oakland (-7) - 50 points WIN
    Net = +100 points ***PAID

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    Jedi Writer's bet

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 100 points LOSE
    Net = -100 points ***PAID

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    Wapu's bets:rolleyes:

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 6 points WIN
    Tennessee (+7) - 21 points LOSE
    TB/PHI O/U Line - 34.5 - OVER - 1 point WIN
    TN/OAK O/U Line - 47 - OVER - 2 points WIN
    Net = -12 points ***PAID

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    martissimo's bet

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 900 points LOSE
    Net = -900 ***PAID

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    aedumo's bets

    Philadelphia (-3.5) - 150 points LOSE
    Oakland (-7) - 150 points WIN
    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    Shinytop's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 100 points WIN
    Tennessee (+7) - 100 points LOSE
    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    Any errors / omissions, please let me know.
     
  3. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    1,500 on the Eagles please.

    *Gulp*
     
  4. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Excellent!:thumbsup:
     
  5. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 50 points
    Tennessee (+7) - 50 points
    TN/OAK O/U Line - 47 - OVER - 100 points
     
  6. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Jamming, got ya...
     
  7. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Philadelphia for 50
    Tennessee for 50
    TN/Oak OVER for 100
     
  8. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    Tampa Bay - 50 points
    Tennessee - 50 points

    BDD... :{)
     
  9. Twingo

    Twingo Registered User

    TB - 300
    TB/PHI OVER - 50
     
  10. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    Copzilla,

    Is it ok to bet potential winnings on the second game this Sunday as long as the bet is posted before game time?

    I mean let's pretend I win my bet on the Eagles. I would very much like to wager a portion of those winnings on the second game.
     
  11. cdw

    cdw Ahhhh...the good life.

    gimme tampa and oakland 50 each.
    Wheeeeheeeheee... here we go again! :)
     
  12. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Problem with this is that a lot of times the games start before the other one has even ended. I know that the outcome is usually fairly predictable by the fourth quarter, but I really wanted to avoid clock-watching as part of this fun and games.

    See, we're gonna keep doing this as part of upcoming sporting events as well, Superbowl, Pro Bowl, NBA playoffs, even the Masters if the odds are posted (okay, everyone pick Tiger)... Whatever odds are posted, I'll go with them and post the line, so there's no need to get in too big of a hurry to get rich.
     
  13. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    allrightie then.

    I'll just call my bookie instead :p
     
  14. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

  15. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    Put me down for 100 on Philly to win and cover the spread!
     
  16. wapu

    wapu Veteran Member

    OK, this is complicated. If any of these bets are wrong let me know.

    $6 on Tampa Bay to win and cover
    $21 dollars on Tennessee to win and cover

    $1 on the Tampa Bay/Phili game - over
    $2 on the Tennessee/Raiders game - under
     
  17. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    For a first bet I think you've gone overboard Wapu ;)
     
  18. martissimo

    martissimo Veteran Member

    I'll take 600 on the Iggles minus the 3 and the "hook"
     
  19. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    Not much action on this week's games it appears :(

    Copzilla, I've made a pittance on a few quizzes I took so please up my bet to 1,750 GA bucks on the Eagles.

    Andy Reid and Hugh Douglas stopped over last night to watch some ESPN with me and assured me they will cover the line Sunday. Man that Andy can knock off some buffalo wings....

    GO EAGLES !!!!
     
  20. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Yeah, kind of slow this week. Wassup with Steve? Where ya at, buddy?

    All new bets have been posted now. Jedi, Martissimo, Wapu, Midranger, all bets and changes have been posted. Thank you!

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    New change -

    I am now your bookie. All losses go to me, and I'll deal out cash winnings. I have the Internation Bank of Ethics backing me, so all bets will be covered. I wash all of it at the end of the week, so I don't keep your losses, they are returned to the bank.

    Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Void where prohibited by law. Brush and floss regularly. Lather, rinse, repeat.
     

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