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2019 Battle for the Crown
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Re: 2019 Battle for the Crown
OK. How does this work?
I am used to picking a winner and assigning a value to it.

I have no idea what those number represent. I do not gamble.

Which number means a team is favored. "-" or "+"?

OSU has -27.5. If I pick them, what has to happen for me to win?


I retract my earlier statment about taking this crown also. I may not figure this shoot out enough to even score!

OSU has to win by at least 4 touchdowns for you to win.
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Jesus on a bicycle!
Pick the prettiest uniforms.
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Well. That is why I picked AU!
Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.


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OSU has to win by at least 4 touchdowns for you to win.
OK. Got it. The "-" means they are giving up that many points.

I don't like this format. Its like gambling. And gambling is da debil.
Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.


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OK. Got it. The "-" means they are giving up that many points.

I don't like this format. Its like gambling. And gambling is da debil.

Turns out you're not as dumb as Snags looks.
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Turns out you're not as dumb as Snags looks.
I resemble that remark.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Jesus on a bicycle!
Pick the prettiest uniforms.
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He would rather just pick by mascot name. 


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Jesus on a bicycle!
Pick the prettiest uniforms.
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Ripe apples. Sometimes? Sure. But when it’s Wednesday and the humidity is near th middle. Probably not. Who cares anyway. 
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Re: 2019 Battle for the Crown
The  - minus means that teams are giving the points (The Favorite).  The + plus is the opposite of that meaning that team is getting the points (The Underdog)

So using Auburn and Oregon
Auburn is a -3.5 so that means they are the favorite and have to win by 3.5 points in order to win.

So if you pick Auburn as your choice they would need to win by at least 4 points.

If the final score were Auburn 33 Oregon 30 and you picked Auburn even though they won the did not cover the spread and you lose your bet.  If the score were Auburn 34 Oregon 30 and you selected Auburn you would win.   Conversely, with an underdog selection pick all that team has to do is win.  So in this case if you picked Oregon and final score was Oregon 31 Auburn 30 you win because Auburn was the favorite and giving points.  

A small spread is considered a pick'em game because the spread is small you are just picking who you think would win.

What gets difficult is the large spreads so you could have the Duke vs Bama score be something like bama 35 Duke 7 and if you picked bama you lose because they didn't cover the spread.  Get it?   Questions? No.... Good!

  
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OSU has to win by at least 4 touchdowns for you to win.
well damn, I guess I should have read the whole thread before seeing CCTAU's question and responding.
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well damn, I guess I should have read the whole thread before seeing CCTAU's question and responding.
It was very informative though!
Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.


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Re: 2019 Battle for the Crown
Wait...we're picking with the spread?
Now I may be an idiot, but there is one thing I am not, sir, and that, sir, is an idiot.


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Wait...we're picking with the spread?
No you pick your favorite 5 games
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No you pick your favorite 5 games
Whew!
Now I may be an idiot, but there is one thing I am not, sir, and that, sir, is an idiot.


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Wait...we're picking with the spread?
That is what happens when you let degenerate gamblers run the show!
Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.


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Well, I think 5-7 is a respectable start.....for a 4th grader.  Not making excuses here because it's my fault I didn't go back and change some picks.  It wasn't until after I made my picks that you guys started talking about point spread factoring in.  I kept meaning to go back and look at them again, but never did. 

The point spread dealio is a game changer.  I am teh suxxors at teh spreads.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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The point spread dealio is a game changer.  I am teh suxxors at teh spreads.
This is why i do not gamble. It's like having a daughter. Just open the window and let the cash fly out!
Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.


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Should have known better with Notre Dame, but tOSU too?  And I expected to see the same scrappy Northwestern team from the last few years keeping it very close.
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What I am unsure about is how I picked 7 correctly but only have 6 pts.


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What I am unsure about is how I picked 7 correctly but only have 6 pts.
Saban liked your 7th point so he took it.
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Saban liked your 7th point so he took it.
Speaking of the exalted one, I saw a sign at Game Day.  "Saban burned down my She Shed."
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....