Guessing The Lines
Last week wasn’t too bad. I won $70 in my picking pool after going 11-3, but only 3-2 in both the Normal and Ugly faux-Super Contest picks. How did I only lose three games in the home pool and four combined with my official picks? Well, first off, the Falcons were -1.5 in the home pool and -2.5 in the contest, and secondly, I don’t always make the same picks because the lines are often different, and I sometimes just zip through the slate on feel (for my home pool) and don’t care if they line up. The most important thing is to hit the “save” button before closing the window.
In any event, it was nice finally to win some money this year, even if overall I was only 6-4 on the higher stakes entries, which aren’t really that high stakes because it’s $20 per entry, and I’m almost drawing dead in a massive field. But that would never deter me from trying to string together a couple 10-0 slates, however improbable that might be. Actually, I know exactly how improbable it is because 2^20 is 1024^2 which is just over one in a million. But stranger things have happened in this world, and I don’t really believe in luck.
Here are my initial numbers for this week:
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