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    What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Hear this term all the time..just wondering.



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    as in not odd?



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Quote Originally Posted by hoocher View Post
    Hear this term all the time..just wondering.
    I googled this several years ago....it's something from the old Dick Tracy cartoon/TV show. Still not sure what it means, but that's where it comes from.



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    also seen a reference to a Bogart movie. Marty Tirrell always uses this phrase and it gets old. Thanks



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Apparently, some old Boston Red Sox manager used to use the phrase....since Marty is from that area, maybe that's where he picked it up. (see the link below)

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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Marty has stated that its not the Dick Tracy reference. That its some odd ball thing that almost no one would know about, or probably care. They used to take calls on about what it meant. Dont think he ever said.


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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    thanks rip...hey don't u tailgate with Jay?



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    In a Football reference it is a style of Defense.....



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Quote Originally Posted by hoocher View Post
    Hear this term all the time..just wondering.
    Re: 6, 2 and even

    "I used to hear that in my youth while growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the old time pool halls from the bookies.

    The phrase refers to a horse that starts out the day with average type odds:
    6-1 to win
    2-1 to place
    Even money to show.
    6, 2 and even.
    Before placing a bet a horseplayer can see the odds on the tote board and then determine if those odds represent good wagering value." Many tracks will start the odds on horses close to the above examples and can be interpreted that the horses close to those odds are not out of the ordinary. Eventually the phrase meant that all was well and A-OK and everything is close to normal."



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    Re: 6, 2 and even

    "I used to hear that in my youth while growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the old time pool halls from the bookies.

    The phrase refers to a horse that starts out the day with average type odds:
    6-1 to win
    2-1 to place
    Even money to show.
    6, 2 and even.
    Before placing a bet a horseplayer can see the odds on the tote board and then determine if those odds represent good wagering value." Many tracks will start the odds on horses close to the above examples and can be interpreted that the horses close to those odds are not out of the ordinary. Eventually the phrase meant that all was well and A-OK and everything is close to normal."
    That's gotta be it, since Marty loves him some horse-racing.



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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    Quote Originally Posted by hoocher View Post
    thanks rip...hey don't u tailgate with Jay?
    That would be me.


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    Re: What does "6-2 and even" mean? nm

    John Buccigross on sportscenter also uses this phrase quite a bit, and most of the time is referring to Red Sox or Patriots stuff, good thread, I have always been curious my self!



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