1. #246
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    Ok I sent you email crazyL.... lets get this started woooo!!! How many more do we need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 star bomb View Post
    Ok I sent you email crazyL.... lets get this started woooo!!! How many more do we need?
    Email received. One more and then we're ready to get this thing rolling.

    Thanks.

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    Why isn't JJGold on this list! He is stuck and not trying a free contest? JJ get in on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    No, it doesn't beat football or basketball. But baseball is over. Meaning, as I said, hockey is #3.
    False. Ever hear of soccer?

    It's not difficult to figure out why hockey and other ML sports aren't included in the tourney.
    Last edited by rjt721; 10-29-08 at 06:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeluxeLiner View Post
    Why isn't JJGold on this list! He is stuck and not trying a free contest? JJ get in on this!

    he works here

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    I just submitted. Hopefully I grabbed the last spot.

  7. #252
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    PM sent ...............

  8. #253
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjt721 View Post
    False. Ever hear of soccer?

    It's not difficult to figure out why hockey and other ML sports aren't included in the tourney.
    Worldwide, soccer is #1. I was talking about North America.

    But how is it not difficult to figure out? Why shouldn't soccer and hockey be involved?

    I could make an argument against soccer; Euro leagues have games at odd hours which would be difficult to score. Plus the 3 point win / loss / draw might be difficult or confusing to grade.

    Hockey is really no different from basketball on the money line. Games start at about the same times during the day, they are played during the same season, and they are super easy to grade.

    I really don't know why I'm being ganged up on here. I understand that hockey isn't as popular as the other major sports and I also understand many of you don't care about it, but from a gambling perspective it is exactly like betting baseball (-1.5 spreads and MLs) and MLs work the same as anything else.

    If it isn't any more difficult to be graded, why shouldn't it be included? I'm not bashing SBR at all here I'm just genuinely curious. I'd like a better answer than hockey isn't popular/hockey is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    Worldwide, soccer is #1. I was talking about North America.
    Not everyone who posts here lives in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    But how is it not difficult to figure out? Why shouldn't soccer and hockey be involved?
    Because as the contest is structured, with roughly 10 plays per round, the current format prevents players from using +250ish MLs on their final play(s) to come from behind and defeat their opponent. Instead, all matches and players involved have an even playing field, all using (roughly) -110 lines throughout the contest.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    I could make an argument against soccer; Euro leagues have games at odd hours which would be difficult to score. Plus the 3 point win / loss / draw might be difficult or confusing to grade
    You could make an argument against every ML sport - soccer, tennis, boxing, etc., which is why they're all excluded in this particular contest.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    Hockey is really no different from basketball on the money line. Games start at about the same times during the day, they are played during the same season, and they are super easy to grade.
    It's completely different. One's a ML sport, the other isn't. Only sides/totals ATS are included in this contest.

    The start times are irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    I really don't know why I'm being ganged up on here.
    I'm not ganging up on you.

    Good luck in the tourney.

  10. #255
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    i agree that NHL should be allowed..... its dumb that it isnt. just put a fukking cap on the lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 star bomb View Post
    i agree that NHL should be allowed..... its dumb that it isnt. just put a fukking cap on the lines
    That was my point. I agree with rjt that people shouldnt be able to play +6000 miracles when way down, but couldn't you just cap the lines both + and -?

  12. #257
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    Quote Originally Posted by big joe 1212 View Post
    Richkas????

    The only way he gets past round 1, is if they match him with me!
    then why is he #1 in the best bet thread hater? oh and a nice hit on the suns http://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/players-ta...x-sa-espn.html

  13. #258
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    CrazyL who got the last spot? BTJ or Immortality?

  14. #259
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    Hi guys, allow us a few hours to confirm accounts. We will kickoff soon.

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    starts tomorrow or today crayl??

  16. #261
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    Here is the final list of contestants. We will get the matches created for you before proceeding.


    Poster Name
    1 goldengoat
    2 ertl09
    3 andrewaxia
    4 MartinBlank
    5 rumple
    6 madmaxx
    7 Mudcat
    8 Chi_archie
    9 GamblingMike
    10 louisvillekid
    11 thejrichshow85
    12 Wrigley
    13 Iwinyourmoney
    14 BigOrangeTitans
    15 Bread
    16 picantel
    17 smitch124
    18 Cabo
    19 I'm Rich Biatch
    20 picoman
    21 rjt721
    22 bbyhill
    23 exstatman
    24 sharktank1
    25 Richkas
    26 EaglesPhan36
    27 stump
    28 thegambler86
    29 treece
    30 MickChunky
    31 InTheHole
    32 beagle25
    33 woodg8
    34 madworld
    35 Boner_18
    36 DeluxeLiner
    37 Sportsgirl
    38 fearless
    39 Sinister Cat
    40 Jacey
    41 xxx
    42 verbalkint
    43 wtt0315
    44 fiveteamer
    45 MexicanStallion
    46 gm2022
    47 LVHerbie
    48 smarmy
    49 AMBlai01
    50 blittydeuce
    51 Teela
    52 mtneer1212
    53 RiverRaid
    54 Junkyard Dog
    55 brock
    56 SR
    57 Scratch
    58 jillmark
    59 Wassymac
    60 alta
    61 sportsfun
    62 frostno98
    63 dwaechte
    64 VBOMBER
    65 Kaps
    66 koshamoman
    67 dr03
    68 OldeTymePlaya
    69 BestPlay2day
    70 losturmarbles
    71 oakas
    72 spliff
    73 big joe 1212
    74 PureGuava
    75 LLXC
    76 Ominous
    77 redrum
    78 aca
    79 accuscoresucks
    80 blackbart
    81 jpowderly
    82 rezster
    83 thezbar
    84 Doug
    85 darrell74
    86 applepicks
    87 greg66
    88 laxdjock
    89 THEGREAT30
    90 clarkd32
    91 BigDaddy
    92 Checkerboard
    93 claggart
    94 BGboothA
    95 pats3peat
    96 kroyrunner89
    97 juuso
    98 Igetp2s
    99 Netprofit
    100 msubulldog
    101 pat venditto
    102 dlai6856
    103 KKoz9
    104 lemron
    105 mr. leisure
    106 LT Profits
    107 manitobashadow
    108 tobycsh39
    109 UntilTheNDofTimE
    110 pimike
    111 konck
    112 Patrick McIrish
    113 Cavstime09
    114 SexyMit
    115 SportsLockPicks
    116 charleyb
    117 VegasDave
    118 Garso
    119 billmunny
    120 Shooter
    121 pavyracer
    122 SlickFazzer
    123 Dark Horse
    124 bmw530i
    125 RogueJuror
    126 framboise
    127 5starbomb
    128 Immortality

  17. #262
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    Crazy, will the matchups be up by 4:00, I won't be around after that and i'd like to get my plays in if it starts today...? also...is it str8 up win/loss record or total money won/lost? also, if the two contestants pick the same game but different sides, that is ok right? and also, is there a limit on plays? and how long is each round? these are all the questions i couldn't answer myself..thanks ahead of time for answering them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsLockPicks View Post
    Crazy, will the matchups be up by 4:00, I won't be around after that and i'd like to get my plays in if it starts today...?
    It starts tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by SportsLockPicks View Post
    also...is it str8 up win/loss record or total money won/lost?
    Contest graded on Units won/lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyL View Post
    Each wager is to win one base unit.
    Quote Originally Posted by SportsLockPicks View Post
    also, if the two contestants pick the same game but different sides, that is ok right?
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyL View Post
    Contestants may not pick the opposite play of their opponent. If you bet the opposite side the play will not be counted.
    Quote Originally Posted by SportsLockPicks View Post
    and also, is there a limit on plays?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyL View Post
    Round 1: 8-10 plays (minimum 8)
    Round 2: 8-10 plays (minimum 8)
    Round 3: 8-10 plays (minimum 8)
    Sweet 16: 10 plays exactly
    Elite 8: 12 plays exactly
    Final 4: 14 plays exactly
    Finals: 15 plays exactly
    Quote Originally Posted by SportsLockPicks View Post
    and how long is each round? these are all the questions i couldn't answer myself..
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyL View Post
    Each round will run from Wednesday to Monday, to conclude with the Monday Night Football game each week.

  19. #264
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    Will BetJM be posting odds this time around?

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    This is where the theoretical becomes reality and the abstract concept of, "Hey, sure, I'll enter some contest that starts at some uncertain future time," becomes, "I have picks to make."

    I guess I should have a look at the rules at some point.

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  21. #266
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    Disappointed I missed out. Please let me know if somehow a spot opens up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjt721 View Post
    Will BetJM be posting odds this time around?
    After round one they'll hang odds of 64.

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    If the contest starts tomorrow...which is what I presume by matchups being up now...does that mean Round one still ends on Monday or are there just a few extra days to this round?

  24. #269
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    Ah, sides and totals only, no MLs! NOW having no hockey makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasDave View Post
    Ah, sides and totals only, no MLs! NOW having no hockey makes sense!
    where does it say no MLs?

  26. #271
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    I guess BetJam didn't like losing that payout to RJT on himself...

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    Crazyl I sent all 5 books you get it?

  28. #273
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    Sounds like a lot of fun guys....I'm a newbie, so be nice!

  29. #274
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    Thanks CrazL for putting me up agianst Richkas 1st round.. Now my odds of winning this just got slimmer.

  30. #275
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm2022 View Post
    Crazyl I sent all 5 books you get it?
    Yes I did, thanks.

  31. #276
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    What is the deadline to submit our picks? I won't be able to pick until later this afternoon/tonight....hopefully that won't be a problem.

  32. #277
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    Quote Originally Posted by laxdjock View Post
    What is the deadline to submit our picks? I won't be able to pick until later this afternoon/tonight....hopefully that won't be a problem.
    For the NBA games and the one college listed tonight, you can submit picks up until the time listed in the Daily Lines thread. All times are EST.

    We will have tons of college games hung up for Saturday, as well as the entire pro football and basketball slate as well.

  33. #278
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    Quote Originally Posted by laxdjock View Post
    What is the deadline to submit our picks? I won't be able to pick until later this afternoon/tonight....hopefully that won't be a problem.
    Obviously you cant pick after the game has started.

  34. #279
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEGREAT30 View Post
    Obviously you cant pick after the game has started.
    I know that....though sometimes tourneys have deadlines before tip off, which is why I asked.

  35. #280
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    is the tournament up yet where we can see anything? I have looked everywhere and dont see a link to the tournament anywhere....

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