Monday, February 05, 2007
Fake Gambling Final Results
Why I Don't Take Proposition Bets
Indianapolis (-7) 29 vs. Chicago 17 +$100 Indianapolis vs. Chicago 46 OVER (48.5) -$100 Coin Toss: Heads TAILS -$50 Team to win Coin Toss: Chicago CHICAGO +$50 Uniform Number of First Player to Score Touchdown: Devin Hester #23 OVER (61.5) -$100 Total Sacks (Both Teams): 2 OVER (3.5) -$100 Peyton Manning Passing Yards: 247 OVER (273.5) -$50 Peyton Manning Rushing Attempts: 1 UNDER (1.5) +$50 Marvin Harrison Receiving Yards: 59 OVER (78) -$50 Adam Vinatieri Total Points: 11 UNDER (8.5) -$50 Rex Grossman Passing Attempts: 28 OVER (33) -$50 Number of Times Rex Grossman is Sacked: 1 OVER (2) -$50 >Time for Billy Joel to sing National Anthem 1:36 OVER (1:44) -$100 Preliminary Nielsen TV Rating: 39 UNDER (41.6) +$100
Week 20 Against the Spread: 1-0
Week 20 Over/Unders: 0-1
Week 20 Stupid Proposition Bets: 3-9
BOJ Season Against the Spread: 32-31-1
BOJ Season Over/Unders: 10-11-1
BOJ Balance for Week 20: -$400
BOJ Total Amount Remaining: $500
I lost $400 in fake money on the props, only hitting the coin toss (heads), Peyton Manning rushing attempts (under 1.5) and preliminary Nielsen rating (under 41.6). That said, I wasn't too far off on any of them, but that's why it's called gambling.
The game turned out about like I expected it to, with the Colts taking control. I hoped that the Bears would have been forced to throw more often earlier. That could have caused some of the props to come in. As it was I went through a football season and only lost $500 in fake money, and 80% of that in this game.
So fake gambling is over for this year. Stay tuned to The Globex Corporation Newsletter for exciting sporting action in the weeks to come.