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[NFL] Place your GA bets on the Superbowl!

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Copzilla, Jan 20, 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 (I am the house - you donate losses to Copzilla - but I don't keep it). 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 -

    Superbowl Sunday - January 26 at San Diego, 5:18 PM CST

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) vs. Oakland (-3.5)
    O/U Line - 43.5

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    <B>Make sure your bets are square from last week before betting on this week's game! You must donate your losses to Copzilla!</B>
     
  2. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    This post will contain the running bets...

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    Copzilla's bets

    Oakland (-3.5) - 200 points
    O/U Line - OVER - 100 points

    Net = -100 points ***PAID

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    Twingo's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 2000 points

    Net = +2000 points ***PAID

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    cydweeks' bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 100 points

    Net = +100 points ***PAID

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    Wapu's bets

    Oakland (-3.5) - 100 points
    O/U Line - UNDER - 75 points

    Net = -175 points ***PAID

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    Coot's bets

    Oakland (-3.5) - 200 points
    O/U Line - OVER - 200 points

    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    BDD's bets

    Oakland (-3.5) - 100 points
    O/U Line - OVER - 100 points

    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    Shinytop's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 200 points
    O/U Line - UNDER - 200 points

    Net = 0 ***PAID

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    martissimo's bets

    Oakland (-3.5) - 500 points

    Net = -500 points ***PAID

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    Largeman's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 250 points

    Net = +250 points ***PAID

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    HaYwIrE's bets

    Tampa Bay (+3.5) - 1700 points

    Net = +1700 points ***PAID

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    All bets paid and collected. Good week, guys! A lot of people won a lot of money... unfortunately, it wasn't me... ;)
     
  3. Twingo

    Twingo Registered User

    Bucs - 1650

    :)
     
  4. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Woohoo! Go Twingo! I'm afraid you're in for a disappointment, but you've got big giant Midranger-sized huevos...
     
  5. Twingo

    Twingo Registered User

    Easy come easy go. Lets go Bucs !!!
     
  6. cdw

    cdw Ahhhh...the good life.

    I'm going with Tampa Bay... for $100.00
    I do hope they win because I really fear what those friggin' Raiders fans will do if the Raiders win the Bowl. Shit, if they are rioting because they got IN the bowl, can you imagine if they win it??
     
  7. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Well, the way I figure it, if Oakland wins, there will be rioting. If Tampa Bay wins, there will be rioting <B>AND</B> they'll kill people.

    You know a riot is in Texas? A rodeo... YAAAAAHHOOOOOO! ;)
     
  8. wapu

    wapu Veteran Member

    Oakland (-3.5) - 100 points
    O/U Line - Under - 75 points
     
  9. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Oakland (-3.5) 200 points
    O/U Line - Over 200 points
     
  10. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Wapu and Coot, gotcha both. Where ya at, Midranger? You gonna drop a bet this week? ;)
     
  11. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    Oakland - 100
    O/U - 100 over

    BDD... :{)
     
  12. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Bump... reminder? No more bets? Got you in, BDD.
     
  13. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Hell, I have broken even so far so I might as well go full bore.

    200 on Tampa Bay
    200 on the line saying UNDER.
     
  14. Twingo

    Twingo Registered User

    Bump me up to 2000 :) I'm feeling frisky :)
     
  15. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Done... and... Done...
     
  16. martissimo

    martissimo Veteran Member

    hmmm i'll go with 500 on the Raiders
     
  17. Largeman

    Largeman Banned

    TB +3.5 250
     
  18. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

  19. HaYwIrE

    HaYwIrE Banned

    1700 for Tampa
     
  20. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Some big big winners this week! I'm shaking down the International Bank of Ethics right now for the scratch... You'll have it today.
     

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