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Dan TM is Stupendous Man
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Hey Fannation,

Join my group if you want to place fake money on real NFL games.  Here's my plan:

Every week, before Wednesday noon, I will post a point spread for each NFL game that weekend.  The spread will be of my own invention - I'll check out actual point spreads afterwards, but the fun for me is in coming up with my own spread.

Anyone who joins this group will have a budget of $1000.  You can bet as much of that as you want on any combination of games.  If you make money, you have a bigger budget the following week.

So let's say, for example, that I've made the following point spread for this week's preseason games (I'll just do the first four):

Buffalo at Detroit: -5

NY Giants at New England: +7 1/2

NY Jets at Philadelphia: -1 1/2

Washington at Jacksonville: +2

 

And let's say there are four people in this group: GoatSTD, mattmillen4barbecue, Big Bang69, and Sundance's House.  (any resemblance to actual people is coincidental)

GoatSTD (placing his bets in the comments section of the blog where the point spreads were announced) puts $100 on Detroit, $200 on New England, $100 on NY Jets, and $500 on Jacksonville, leaving $100 in his bank.

mattmillen4barbecue puts $1000 on Buffalo.

Big Bang69 puts $400 on Washington, $300 on New England, and keeps $300.

Sundance's House puts $200 each on the visiting teams: Detroit, the Giants, the Jets, and Washington.

 

Now let's say these are the final scores:

Buffalo 20, Detroit 10 - Buffalo beats spread

NY Giants 16, New England 19 - NY Giants beat spread

NY Jets 40, Philadelphia 22 - NY Jets beat spread

Washington 23, Jacksonville 24 - Washington beats spread

 

GoatSTD only got one bet right, his $100 bet on the Jets.  He gets $200 back.

mattmillen4barbecue got his only bet right.  He gets $2000 back.

Big Bang69 got both bets right.  He gets $700 back.

Sundance's House got three bets right.  She gets $1200 back.

 

At the end of the week, I'll post the results, which will look like this:

(money won), bank

GoatSTD (200), $300

mattmillen4barbecue (2000), $2000

Big Bang69 (700), $1000

Sundance's House (1200), 1400

 

Then I'll have my outcome:

THE HOUSE

Bets taken: $3200

Paid out: $4100

Balance: -$900

 

I toyed with adjusting the point spread as I get results in, but even I don't have that kind of time. 

If this sounds fun, sign up!  If it doesn't, you're lame.  I hate to be the one to tell you, but you are.

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