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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    A true LoSt classic maneuver: Make a statement about odds/etc., get offered a bet based on the odds he offered himself, then back off quickly.
    Dont be stupid I would almost never take a 10:1 favorite in any scenario... it simply doesnt pay enough. Just because I set those odds doesnt mean I'd be willing to bet on them.

    Anyone who knows anything about gambling knows that if you think a guy has a 50% chance of winning and the line is 1:1 you dont bet on him. You find a guy you think has a 50% of winning and a 1:1.5 line.

    Over the long run you are never going to make money by flipping a coin, which is what an even-odds bet is.

    And given how my predictions have gone so far this year I'm even less inclined then I would normally be to lay down money for such a puny potential return.

    If any of you guys want to get serious about gambling hit me up and we'll talk, until then dont act like I should be somehow obliged to put money on every prediction I make on a message board. You're not the first person who's done that and I'm sick of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    Dont be stupid I would almost never take a 10:1 favorite in any scenario... it simply doesnt pay enough. Just because I set those odds doesnt mean I'd be willing to bet on them.

    Anyone who knows anything about gambling knows that if you think a guy has a 50% chance of winning and the line is 1:1 you dont bet on him. You find a guy you think has a 50% of winning and a 1:1.5 line.

    Over the long run you are never going to make money by flipping a coin, which is what an even-odds bet is.

    And given how my predictions have gone so far this year I'm even less inclined then I would normally be to lay down money for such a puny potential return.

    If any of you guys want to get serious about gambling hit me up and we'll talk, until then dont act like I should be somehow obliged to put money on every prediction I make on a message board. You're not the first person who's done that and I'm sick of it.
    Then stop putting odds on things, which is not required of you. You look like a dope when you put odds on something and then pull out when someone calls you out. If you had just said "I don't think Jensen willl make it" and then Gofer offered a bet, that's a 50/50 proposition. You decided to throw odds out there, and get all offended when people make fun of you for running away from them as fast as you can.
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    I'm not sure that Lost has the $10 it would take to pay Gofer off with should they make the bet and then I make the playoffs anyway.

    Really a bad situation for all parties involved.

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    Maybe his mom could front the money for the bet. If he loses he just has to take out the trash and shovel the driveway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Then stop putting odds on things, which is not required of you. You look like a dope when you put odds on something and then pull out when someone calls you out. If you had just said "I don't think Jensen willl make it" and then Gofer offered a bet, that's a 50/50 proposition. You decided to throw odds out there, and get all offended when people make fun of you for running away from them as fast as you can.
    I cant believe how simple concepts are so hard for some people to grasp...

    I can have an opinion without being required to make a bet on it, its REALLY not that complicated of an idea.

    I could make a post here talking about how the cardinals are going to win the superbowl, that doesnt mean that if you offer me a bet on it Im somehow obligated to take it. The fact that I added arbitrarily generated odds to my statement of opinion does absolutely nothing to change this principle.

    I actually dabble in gambling a fair amount, enough to know that just because you think something is going to happen or want it to happen doesnt necessarily mean its worth putting money on.

    As Jensens pointed out I was correct about Lewnes beating the crap out of Sponseller, but at the same time there is no way I would have laid money down on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    I cant believe how simple concepts are so hard for some people to grasp...

    I can have an opinion without being required to make a bet on it, its REALLY not that complicated of an idea.

    I could make a post here talking about how the cardinals are going to win the superbowl, that doesnt mean that if you offer me a bet on it Im somehow obligated to take it. The fact that I added arbitrarily generated odds to my statement of opinion does absolutely nothing to change this principle.

    I actually dabble in gambling a fair amount, enough to know that just because you think something is going to happen or want it to happen doesnt necessarily mean its worth putting money on.

    As Jensens pointed out I was correct about Lewnes beating the crap out of Sponseller, but at the same time there is no way I would have laid money down on that.
    So what you're saying is you want to be able to say ridiculous things like odds and not be made fun of when you run from your own statements? I think you might be in the wrong place. People get made fun of on here for misspelling words. Jensen still makes fun of me for picking Cesar Grajales to make semifinals of NCAA last year.
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    Isn't that the whole thing with putting stuff out on a public forum like this. Lord knows I have made my share of mistakes. No reason to get all huffy about it.
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    Since you are saying you think its 10:1 I will actually let you off the hook and only have to pay 5:1 if that is what it takes...$1.00?

    I actually think he has a decent change of making the playoffs even though he is in 11th place and at 5:1 odds I would make that bet. That is what I am STATING and would be willing to do.

    Just like when I say that I will trade you Roberts for Hernandez I don't expect to get Hernandez's back-up in the transaction. I usually say what I mean, not what I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    Since you are saying you think its 10:1 I will actually let you off the hook and only have to pay 5:1 if that is what it takes...$1.00?

    I actually think he has a decent change of making the playoffs even though he is in 11th place and at 5:1 odds I would make that bet. That is what I am STATING and would be willing to do.

    Just like when I say that I will trade you Roberts for Hernandez I don't expect to get Hernandez's back-up in the transaction. I usually say what I mean, not what I think.
    I would consider that but you'd have to be willing to lay some real money down... like $100 to $20

    and then you'd have to give me a day or two to think about it
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