Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NBA season is here and THE WIRK v THE RICK is ON

I'm going head to head with my buddy Ricky at www.believeinthestreak.com since it's the 1st night of the NBA season.  It's all for "love of the game", but since we're known to spend some time in a Las Vegas sportsbook, we figured a friendly competition could be fun.

We're both starting with 1000 units.  We'll iron out the rules when he calls me, but here's a starting point.

For obvious reasons we seemed to both want to stay away from the Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavs game.  Why?  Garbage teams are very difficult to bet for or against.  Wagering on basketball is difficult enough without adding that level of unpredictability. 

As you can see, we both like the Miami Heat to cover -6.5 tonight.

Ricky is taking the over +185.5 in the Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers game.  I'm comfortable taking the Lakers with the line -9.  I don't like over/unders.  Betting totals is an interesting skill, that I haven't mastered.  Plus, with it being the 1st game of the season, Dirk Nowitzki being day-to-day and Kobe Bryant "questionable", I don't know where the scoring will come from.

Game ON.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fantasy football is a "full-time job" that can pay real referees for YEARS

As we enter the post-season for baseball, let's not forget about football season.  Yes, the NFL started its action weeks ago, but we've only been blessed with the real referees for a short period of time.  Earlier today, I saw a note from a friend about fantasy basketball.  Seeing as though, basketball is my favorite sport and the season hasn't tipped off yet, you'd think I'd be interested --- but you'd be wrong.

I don't have the time for fantasy sports.  At most I can do a survival football league, but now that I think about it - I wasn't invited to participate this year.  I guess the boys were scared.

I like numbers, but I'm not a stats girl.  The amount of interest in fantasy sports is HUGE.  Don't believe me?  Check out the following graphic that Sarah Wenger created (i.e. and offered to let me share here).

When you take a look at the graphic and recall that wild ending in the Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks game, it makes you think...

Thanks, Sarah.

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