ESPN Streak for the Cash

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  1. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else do the streak for the cash on ESPN? The pot is up to 350K and you got to get 27 in a row to win.

    Pretty addicting game and having the iPhone app makes it pretty easy. Getting 27 in a row is damn near impossible so a couple friends and I are having a contest. Must get to 13 in a row. 5 bucks each month, winner takes all.

    It's the first month we've done this and I'm up to 9.

    We should get a CF group directory up if some other people do Streak for the Cash.
     
  2. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with this game, but if it involves running while nude...I'm not sure a group consisting of CF posters would be advisable or tolerable.

    :eek::no:
     
  3. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    I am on it and have gotten up to 14 recently but it is rare.
     
  4. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    been playing for awhile. my streak is at 8 right now. got england to beat chile at home at the moment as well. my all time win % is at .535 so a 27 streak is darn near impossible.
     
  5. Cyclonetrombone

    Cyclonetrombone Well-Known Member

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    I don't play because I can't win... due to Disney/ESPN not allowing family members of employees to win awards.
     
  6. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Link and what is this game?
     
  7. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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  8. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2008
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    I have the U.S. over Scotland right now...banking on the Scots drinking and fighting more than they practice (as usual)
     
  9. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    I looked at my stats. My longest streak ever was 5 and my longest losing streak was 7 :(
     
  10. ojoe2317

    ojoe2317 Member

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    Let's run a little math . . . let's say you are uncanny at picking each individual matchup, and you are correct 75% of the time. The probability of getting 27 in a row is (0.75)^27 = 0.0004233, or 0.04%.

    In order to have a 50/50 shot at getting 27 in a row, your individual matchup percentage needs to be 97.465%. If you are this good, you're picking somewhere that isn't Streak for the Cash and making a lot more money . . .
     
  11. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    I can't bet anywhere for free to win 350k but I appreciate the math.

    My streak of 1 is about to end because France sucks.
     
  12. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    And yet . . . people line up to buy lottery tickets
     
  13. sunnysideup

    sunnysideup Well-Known Member

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    I had 10 in a row last month. My best this month is 3...
     
  14. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    I would have been up to ten until ND **** the bed vs Pitt last weekend. Now I am at 2 sigh..
     
  15. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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    ND = consistently overrated
     
  16. ZJohnson

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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  17. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Streak ended at 9. Thanks England.
     
  18. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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  19. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    I'm going for 2 streak on the Lakers
     

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