Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31

Thread: Crazy Stat

  1. #1
    Brett Blume
    Points: 50,103, Level: 69
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 1,047
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    brentblum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,099
    Points
    50,103
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 75

    Crazy Stat

    I looked back at the betting line archives all the way back to 1985. This week is the 1st time Iowa State will be a Touchdown or less underdog against a Top 10 team. They have obviously never been a favorite. The only 2 times the line has been 10 or less was Iowa in 2005--line was 9.5 and @Oklahoma in 2002--line was 8.5. Those outcomes were drastically different.

    Bottom line, this is the best opportunity for Iowa State to win a game against a top 10 team in quite some time.


    Twitter.com/brentblum

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 32,084, Level: 55
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 966
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cyclonez7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames via IC
    Posts
    3,964
    Points
    32,084
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 6

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Or this is the best time to make money by betting on Utah to cover


    Droppin' 3's like my name is Scotty C.

    Philippians 4:13

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 62,287, Level: 77
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 963
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    WalkingCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    5,030
    Points
    62,287
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 85
    Given: 113

    Re: Crazy Stat




  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 253,441, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    BryceC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    16,576
    Points
    253,441
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 93
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    It's cool, but I honestly think it says more about Utah than it does about ISU.




  5. #5
    Brett Blume
    Points: 50,103, Level: 69
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 1,047
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    brentblum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,099
    Points
    50,103
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 75

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    It's cool, but I honestly think it says more about Utah than it does about ISU.
    Agreed. I'm not sure anyone has a handle on how good they really are.


    Twitter.com/brentblum

  6. #6
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    15
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    Or this is the best time to make money by betting on Utah to cover
    From Vegas insiders it is a popular bet. Watch the spread to see if it goes up. It started at 4 and jumped to 7. The last I heard it was at 6.

    If I was in Vegas I'd be making that bet



  7. #7
    Prospect TheRealUofU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    8
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    Or this is the best time to make money by betting on Utah to cover
    Ding, Ding, Ding.



  8. #8
    Lost in Eastern Iowa
    Points: 271,890, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 36.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures
    rworkman83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    18,142
    Points
    271,890
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 82
    Given: 87

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealUofU View Post
    Ding, Ding, Ding.
    Great first post.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 28,634, Level: 51
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 16
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,957
    Points
    28,634
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealUofU View Post
    Ding, Ding, Ding.
    Are you guys really referred to as "The U of U"? Because that has to be the stupidest name ever.



  10. #10
    Prospect TheBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by edr247 View Post
    Are you guys really referred to as "The U of U"? Because that has to be the stupidest name ever.
    Generally just "The U". Miami is not "The U". There's no U in Miami. It's ridiculous they even call themselves that. There are archived publications with the University of Utah being referred to as "The U" before the University of Miami even existed. We were first to use it by several decades and we actually have a U in the initials outside of the word university. It drives us nuts to hear Miami constantly referred to as "The U". No other school should ever refer to itself as "The U". **** you, Miami!



  11. #11
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    365
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    That all may be true, but Miami is The U.
    People in the Twin Cities refer to the University of Minn as The U as well.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 117,380, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    bellzisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Norwalk
    Posts
    6,392
    Points
    117,380
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 23

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBaron View Post
    Generally just "The U". Miami is not "The U". There's no U in Miami. It's ridiculous they even call themselves that. There are archived publications with the University of Utah being referred to as "The U" before the University of Miami even existed. We were first to use it by several decades and we actually have a U in the initials outside of the word university. It drives us nuts to hear Miami constantly referred to as "The U". No other school should ever refer to itself as "The U". **** you, Miami!
    And ISU got stolen from us by any other university with the initials of I S U. Think I'll be ******* and cry about it.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 35,077, Level: 57
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 373
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cycloneman003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    2,952
    Points
    35,077
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 3

    Re: Crazy Stat

    lmao... comical. "we're the real U". miami can do whatever they want. they're the ones with the national titles.


    ALL IN

  14. #14
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 13,005, Level: 34
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 345
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    harty83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Sioux Falls SD
    Posts
    294
    Points
    13,005
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 24

    Re: Crazy Stat

    From a Cyclone that is also a Coyote: the U for me will always be USD. You won't even find the letters S or D on their helmets. But the U is prominently displayed.




  15. #15
    Prospect TheBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Crazy Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHouston View Post
    That all may be true, but Miami is The U.
    People in the Twin Cities refer to the University of Minn as The U as well.
    In all honesty, most Utah fans, myself included, don't really give a **** that Miami decided to start referring to themselves as "The U" 30 or so years ago. I was trying to be a bit over the top in my previous post. It was meant mostly in jest. The thing that does get under our skin is when fans of other programs around the country try to tell us we ripped Miami off if we refer to Utah as "The U" or throw up a 'U' with our hands at the game.

    Just because Miami was a much higher profile and more successful program at the time college football popularity exploded does not erase 100+ years of using "The U". We've been "The U" and throwing up U's for many decades longer than Miami. While I'm quite certain Miami didn't copy Utah or try to rip anyone off when they started that stuff, Utah has been doing it longer and we're not going to stop because Miami won a few championships running one of the filthiest programs in college football history.

    Utah originated "The U", period. That is factually provable. If Miami or Minnesota or anyone else without a U in their name wants to call themselves "The U" and throw up U's after touchdowns or whatever, it's fine by me as long as nobody tries to tell me Utah ripped it off.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM