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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2018, 08:25:01 PM »
Congrats to Alabama for winning a very tough SEC championship game.


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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2018, 10:13:27 PM »
That was a great, story book ending! My guess for the final four is 'Bama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.  I know it wouldn't happen, but, I'd like to see Georgia play Clemson and Alabama play Oklahoma.
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2018, 10:35:44 PM »
I concur with your guess on the football playoff teams.  Sucks for Georgia who are probably much better than Oklahoma.  But life is not fair.

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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2018, 01:45:35 PM »
Alabama vs. Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Clemson vs. Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

Man, I love my Sooners but I'm afraid they won't be much more than a speed bump for Alabama.
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2019, 09:52:48 AM »
I thought I was watching the Animal Channel last night, watching a bunch of tigers killing elephants but turned-out I had the wrong channel, I was watching ESPN instead.  :o
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2019, 10:21:11 AM »
I hosted poker, made the chili recipe I posted, and had 10 players and 2 nonplaying guests.  Had 2 TVs, one on each side of the table.  Since the game was in Auburn, people's response to the game ranged from mildly happy to ecstatically happy.

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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2019, 05:37:00 PM »
Isn't it hard to play poker and watch football at the same time?
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »
Isn't it hard to play poker and watch football at the same time?

I have never lost when a major football game was playing during poker.  I think some of the others are more distracted than I.

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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
I see. I applaud your use of miss-direction for personal profit.  O0
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2019, 08:50:49 AM »
Is that how you won a spaceship at Sabacc

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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2019, 10:10:36 AM »
I think you're onto something there Con. Was there a football game playing in the background when Solo won the Falcon? Or it could be Airboy spikes the chili too.
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2019, 11:07:20 AM »
Statistically speaking, I have a positive expectation when I sit down to play.  I can calculate odds in my head, don't drink much (the diabetes handles that one), and know to occasionally do crazy things so I don't become too predictable.  But this is all in a low stakes game where people don't really care if they end up dropping $30.  Still, two of us have a strong positive expectation and two others have a strong negative expectation - but they get away from their spouses and drink with their buddies.

This is mostly social poker, sort of like social wargaming and social RPGs.  I want to do my best and avoid doing something I know is dumb - but I really don't care if I end up losing.  My wife calls our games "the mens drinking, joke and lie telling social group with gambling."  We are blessed that I'm a good cook and one of the other guys is an outstanding cook.

You start playing high stakes poker and it becomes work.  Screw that, I'm retired.

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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2019, 08:28:46 PM »
Cute video and sadly true. I learned a long time ago the way to enjoy gambling is to never bet more that you're prepared to lose. I loved getting hammered at the local dog track while betting $2 a race, I never cared when I lost.
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Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2019, 08:31:01 PM »
Thats because you were betting on a pug to win