Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 82
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 12,403, Level: 33
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    legi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts
    602
    Points
    12,403
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    I made a bet today...

    ... with 6 guys at my work that ISU will beat NDSU by at least 3 TDs (21 points). I work with bunch of NDSU fans, and they all took the bet without hesitation . The bet is a free lunch from each of them, or I pay for 6 lunches. Was I high on kool-aid when I came up with the bet, or do I have a legit chance to eat free for a week? I hope I win... otherwise I have some explaining to do when the wife sees the credit card statement.



  2. #2
    Lost in Eastern Iowa
    Points: 276,962, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures
    rworkman83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    18,306
    Points
    276,962
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 113

    Re: I made a bet today...

    I have a good feeling you will be eating free for a week...


    42-54 Record in CF Mafia. The most games played and wins by any player in Cyclone Fanatic History. Yes, I'm a nerd.

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 127,872, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tim_redd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,436
    Points
    127,872
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 61

    Re: I made a bet today...

    In other countries they would cut your hands off because you're stealing from them.



  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 12,403, Level: 33
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    legi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts
    602
    Points
    12,403
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: I made a bet today...

    I actually have few more guys that would take the bet, but with more people there is more and more money I would be out of if Cyclones don't deliver. How far do I dare go? Maybe $100 worth?



  5. #5
    Starter
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    908
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: I made a bet today...

    I will bet them $10 million dollars to their $100.

    See if you can make that work and let me know. I'm guessing we score 50-60 and I'm not kidding.



  6. #6
    Rookie Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    490
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by legi View Post
    ... with 6 guys at my work that ISU will beat NDSU by at least 3 TDs (21 points). I work with bunch of NDSU fans, and they all took the bet without hesitation . The bet is a free lunch from each of them, or I pay for 6 lunches. Was I high on kool-aid when I came up with the bet, or do I have a legit chance to eat free for a week? I hope I win... otherwise I have some explaining to do when the wife sees the credit card statement.
    Three touchdowns is asking for a lot, in my opinion. While I think the Clones win, I think it is likely to be by around 10 points. Something like 38-28.



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    Three touchdowns is asking for a lot, in my opinion. While I think the Clones win, I think it is likely to be by around 10 points. Something like 38-28.
    Last year we beat SDSU 44-17. I don't think this one will be that different.



  8. #8
    Rookie Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    490
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Last year we beat SDSU 44-17. I don't think this one will be that different.
    You might be right. But, as I recall, the Clones got a ton of turnovers in that game.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 19,518, Level: 42
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 332
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    crash_zone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tiffin, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    19,518
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 3

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Last year we beat SDSU 44-17. I don't think this one will be that different.
    New coach. I'd bet that we win....but I'd be unwilling to say how much



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    You might be right. But, as I recall, the Clones got a ton of turnovers in that game.
    Exactly



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 17,171, Level: 39
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 79
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    clonerules's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,169
    Points
    17,171
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 1

    Re: I made a bet today...

    As someone who regularly gambles on college football I would be VERY careful with that.


    2 things you need to remember...

    1st game of the year (could be rusty/still picking up the new schemes)

    Also remember that even if we can build a big lead you have to be careful of late garbage points..meaning they would prolly still have their 1st string guys in possibly against our 3-4 string players. I cant tell you how many times I have been burnt by this same scenario when betting on large spreads...

    With that said, best of luck!!



  12. #12
    Starter
    Points: 12,403, Level: 33
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    legi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts
    602
    Points
    12,403
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: I made a bet today...

    My concern is that we build the lead up to 28 or something, and then the 2nd string gives up few points and we win by 17 or 20.



  13. #13
    Starter
    Points: 12,403, Level: 33
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    legi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts
    602
    Points
    12,403
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonerules View Post
    As someone who regularly gambles on college football I would be VERY careful with that.


    2 things you need to remember...

    1st game of the year (could be rusty/still picking up the new schemes)

    Also remember that even if we can build a big lead you have to be careful of garbage points..meaning they would prolly still have their 1st string guys in possibly against our 3-4 string players. I cant tell you how many times I have been burnt by this same scenario when betting on large spreads...

    With that said, best of luck!!
    That's very true. Maybe I'll stop at the bets I have so far.



  14. #14
    Lost in Eastern Iowa
    Points: 276,962, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures
    rworkman83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    18,306
    Points
    276,962
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 113

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Five picks and a fumble recovery in the win over SDSU last year...


    42-54 Record in CF Mafia. The most games played and wins by any player in Cyclone Fanatic History. Yes, I'm a nerd.

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 17,171, Level: 39
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 79
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    clonerules's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,169
    Points
    17,171
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 1

    Re: I made a bet today...

    Quote Originally Posted by legi View Post
    That's very true. Maybe I'll stop at the bets I have so far.

    Probably a smart move

    If I am coach of the calves I do nothing but run right at us all game testing our Dline and throw nothing but short safe passes to control the clock and keep the spread off the field....You have to figure that they know they cant try to trade punches with us so to speak.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM