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Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Blog, Sports Betting | 0 comments

NFL Plays — Week 10

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NOLAN DALLA:  2012 POSTED SEASON RECORD

51 WINS – 46 LOSSES – 2 PUSHES —– (+ 6.95 units / 1 unit = $100)

STARTING BANKROLL:  $10,000.

CURRENT BANKROLL:  $10,695.

BEST BETS OF THE WEEK:  6-3-0

Favorites destroyed the dogs last week, which is a contrarian’s nightmare.  Home dogs were slaughtered.  Given that, I was very fortunate to escape with an 8-8 win-loss mark. 

The losses were very demoralizing — as the live home dogs were pretty much out of the game early. 

Worse, I took at least three horrific beats on first quarter plays — the worst of which was in the DEN-CINCY game when an official blew a call when the runner intentionally ran ot of bounds with :22 left on the clock (the next play was a CINCY field goal).  Yet the official inexplicably let the clock run and I lost the wager.  The other horrible beat was getting points in the TAMPA-OAK first quarter.  Bucs were kicking a FG to go up with about 4 minutes left in the first, when OAK blocked the kick and runs it back 30 yards the other way.  OAK proceeds to milk the clock all the way down to :30 kicks a FG and I lose.  Then, there was HOU-BUFF where it’s scoreless until :36 seconds left and then HOU runs a trick play and throws a 40-yard touchdown pass.  Any play in bounds there would have run the clock down to a scoreless tie and a win.  DAL-ATL should have gone over as well, as the first four drives crossed midfield — including three drives within the opponents 25-yard line.  But all we could muster was 6 points. 

So, four brutal first quarter losses and three live dogs that failed to show resulted in a maddening day.  But, getting to the .500 mark was somewhat a relief considering the way the early games turned out. 

Coming off the frustration, going 8 wins and 8 losses for a net loss of -.6 units. 

My overall record remains in the black in all categories, but need to improve.  Lot’s of attractive wagers this week, including two “Best Bets.”

Making 14 wagers on Sunday.

Note:  All wagers are for amusement-purposes only.  I bear no responsibility for those who may decide to follow my plays.

 

NFL WEEK 10 PLAYS:

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Blog, Rants and Raves, Sports Betting | 1 comment

Can Someone Please Bitch-Slap This Man for Me?

 

 

Warning:  Excessive profanity follows

 

I’m having difficulty breathing right now.

I just got finished watching a giant ass fuck of a college football game, which was Miami playing against Virginia.  I have Virginia -1 as my biggest bet of the day (insert favorite punchline here).  The Cavaliers have been a money burner for me for a decade.  But all the stars lined up in this game for an easy cover.

Of course, things don’t always turn out as we hoped or planned.

Virginia is basically within a touchdown but behind the entire second half.  The Cavaliers drive down the field in the closing seconds and have the ball deep in Miami territory — second and goal with just enough time left to run two plays.

Fortunately, Virginia scores a touchdown and goes up 41-40.

Great for me, right?  Easy cover.  I’ve got the bastards at -1 and surely they will now tag on an easy extra point and go up by a score of 42-20, thus covering the spread by one point.

But no.

The ass clown head coach of Virginia decides to go for a TWO-POINT CONVERSION?

Why?

I mean, what the fuck!  There are THREE seconds left in the goddamned game.  All they need to do is kick the routine extra point, then squib kick the ball on the kickoff.  GAME OVER.  What’s the purpose of going for TWO POINTS when you basically have the game already won?

I was standing in front of the television inside the Harvey’s Lake Tahoe sportsbook along with several other Virginia backers.  There was almost a riot.

Of course, things could have been worse and much more ugly.  Had I actually been at that ballgame in person, I probably would have barged out of the stands and charged onto the field after the game.  They would have led me away in handcuffs.

Why in the fuck would this joker go for two points, when there’s NO WAY! Miami can come back and possibly kick a field goal with just seconds left?  Moreover, isn’t the chance of a turnover/runback greater on a full-fledged offensive play from scrimmage?  If anything, the jackass head coach of Virginia is RISKING the game by going for two.

KICK THE FUCKING EXTRA POINT!  MORON!

If someone in Virginia can go to the campus and give Mike London an open-hand bitch-slap across his left jaw, I will gladly pay $20.  In cold hard cash.  Please send video for verification.

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Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Sports Betting | 0 comments

NFL Plays — Week 9

 

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NOLAN DALLA:  2012 POSTED SEASON RECORD

43 WINS – 38 LOSSES – 2 PUSHES —– (+ 7.55 units / 1 unit = $100)

STARTING BANKROLL:  $10,000.

CURRENT BANKROLL:  $10,755.

BEST BETS OF THE WEEK:  5-3-0

Coming off my worst week of the season, going 3 wins and 6 losses for a net loss of -8.2 units.  My overall record remains in the black in all categories, but need to improve.  Looking to turn things around in Week 9 in what looks to be the best lineup of games I have seen all season.  Great slate full of live home dogs.

Making 16 bets (season high) and wagering $8,000 (season high).

Note:  All wagers are for amusement-purposes only.  I bear no responsibility for those who may decide to follow my plays.

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Blog, Sports Betting | 0 comments

NFL Plays — Week 8

NFL Referee

 

NOLAN DALLA:  2012 POSTED SEASON RECORD

40 WINS – 32 LOSSES – 2 PUSHES —– (+ 11.575 units / 1 unit = $100)

STARTING BANKROLL:  $10,000.

CURRENT BANKROLL:  $11,575.

BEST BETS OF THE WEEK:  4-3-0

5 wins and 4 losses (1 push) last week.  I did manage to gain +8.8 units which is the real goal.  As this NFL season approaches the midway point, it’s nice to be in the black in all categories.

On to Week 8 — Making 9 bets and wagering $3,330.

Note:  All wagers are for amusement-purposes only.  I bear no responsibility for those who may decide to follow my plays.

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in Blog, Sports Betting | 0 comments

Throwing Sports Bettors Under the Bus

Las Vegas Sportsbook Photo

 

Yesterday, sports bettors got a rude awakening.  They weren’t just thrown under the proverbial bus.  They were mauled by a 16-wheeler of steel-belted radials encrusted with heavy snow chains.  Then, the bus cranked into reverse and the helpless collective known as the “American sports bettor” was flattened again.

In case you missed the news, sports gambling faced its own “vice squad-lite” version of so-called “Black Friday,” when authorities in New York went after several agents alleged to be involved in offshore sports gambling.  The net of dozens of arrests stretched all the way from the East Coast to Las Vegas, and even entangled Cantor’s head of sports wagering.

My reaction to yesterday’s news wasn’t so much one of surprise, but rather mild curiosity as to why it took law enforcement so long to clamp down on a blatantly conspicuous activity that’s unequivocally forbidden in most localities and states, as well as outlawed nationally by the infamous 1961 Wire Act.

A few years ago, I penned an editorial for Bluff magazine on the odd and uneasy connection between two gambling sectors — poker and sports wagering — when it comes to fighting for legalization.  Given the renewed timeliness of this issue, I thought it might be a good day to revisit this subject.

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