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    I think I messed up..

    So I'm out golfing with some buddies the other day, when the talk eventually turns to football season. We are all exicted about the upcoming year, however my friends are all hok fans...They are normal hoks in that they (as the guys over at WRNL put it) beleive that UI has NEVER lost a game. They are OK mainly because they don't always take a big dump on ISU.
    After some back and forth, it got time to put up or shut up. Here was our bet:
    I win if: ISU makes a Jan. bowl game.
    They win if: UI makes a BCS bowl.

    Luckily there is quite a bit of wiggle room in there, if both happen, nobody wins.
    If neither one happens, nobody wins.

    Is that a terrible bet on my part?
    (Please go easy on me, I'm young and stupid. Oh, and we had all been drinking alot.)



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    yes, you have almost surely lost the bet, but I love the confidence/faith!



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    It's not a terrible bet.

    But I have to think that Iowa's chances of making a BCS vastly outweigh our chances at a January bowl game. Neither is particularly likely IMO, however



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    I guess it all depends on what was put up. Is it just pride or do you have to run naked through the town square after a Friday night football game?



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Depends on how much is at stake. If I was a betting man and I had a dollar, I'd probably bet it. If my house was on the line, dumb, dumb, dumb.


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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I guess it all depends on what was put up. Is it just pride or do you have to run naked through the town square after a Friday night football game?
    We were thinking same thing, you're just a faster typer.


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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Not a HORRIBLE bet, but it's definitely in Iowa's favor, by about 99%. It should have been, Iowa makes a BCS bowl and ISU makes any bowl.


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    Re: I think I messed up..

    BigXII bowls in January:


    Dallas Football Classic Cotton Bowl Stadium
    Fair Park
    Dallas, TX
    11:30 am ESPNU Big 12 No. 8 vs. Big Ten No. 7

    AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Cowboys Stadium
    Arlington, TX
    8 pm< Fox Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4
    or BCS bowl

    Not terrible...



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    My only advice would be to never bet when drinking.



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Yep...that's a terrible bet alright.



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    What was the bet?

    Remember this isn't the Big 10 where EVERY SINGLE bowl game takes place in January.

    It's possible we could do VERY well and play in the Insight Bowl. That bowl now picks 4th and is on December 28th. Ranked 4th and not playing in January...

    The bet is dumb because basically you are saying ISU either goes to a BCS or the Cotton Bowl (Big XII runner-up).



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    What was the bet?

    Remember this isn't the Big 10 where EVERY SINGLE bowl game takes place in January.

    It's possible we could do VERY well and play in the Insight Bowl. That bowl now picks 4th and is on December 28th. Ranked 4th and not playing in January...

    The bet is dumb because basically you are saying ISU either goes to a BCS or the Cotton Bowl (Big XII runner-up).
    OR the Dallas Football Classic (#8 Big XII team) on Jan 1!

    Still a dumb bet, but I would say its 60% in their favor, so not the worst bet ever made.



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    There is only a large silver canister filled with delicious gold liquid on the line.



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Would an at-large bid to a crappy January bowl count like the GMC or International bowl?



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    Re: I think I messed up..

    Quote Originally Posted by westlbcyclone View Post
    So I'm out golfing with some buddies the other day, when the talk eventually turns to football season. We are all exicted about the upcoming year, however my friends are all hok fans...They are normal hoks in that they (as the guys over at WRNL put it) beleive that UI has NEVER lost a game. They are OK mainly because they don't always take a big dump on ISU.
    After some back and forth, it got time to put up or shut up. Here was our bet:
    I win if: ISU makes a Jan. bowl game.
    They win if: UI makes a BCS bowl.

    Luckily there is quite a bit of wiggle room in there, if both happen, nobody wins.
    If neither one happens, nobody wins.

    Is that a terrible bet on my part?
    (Please go easy on me, I'm young and stupid. Oh, and we had all been drinking alot.)
    What the hell is a January 1 bowl, the only people I hear that from are Hawk fans. The Big 10 has alot of their bowls on January 1st, who gives a ****, well ISU played New Years eve. I am so tired of hearing about "January 1 Bowls, there are a lot better bowls than just on January 1!



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