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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:36:38 AM
I think i once new a
"sharp" but he lost his house gambling and moved away
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:04:09 PM
Train is the only one that "gets" it. All you idiots talking about sharp this and sharp that are laughable. I have won in football for 12 years straight- am I a sharp? I pick games based on my capping- However I probably bet more favorites than dogs. All these people post and argue about sharp plays- fawking hilarious- Like it's some secret "Illuminati" type group- 

I guess Jim Fiest is the greatest "sharp" of all time! lol!!!!
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:32:42 PM
errr.....

some here not so 'sharp'.......

you're getting TOUTS.....and the true pro's confused ....
    *pro's seldom sell their picks.....and keep a very low profile

do you also reject the fact that your doctor...lawyer...mechanic...plumber......knows more than you? (their area of expertise)....does their superior knowledge intimidate you?...........
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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:45:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by blowoutgm:

Train is the only one that "gets" it. All you idiots talking about sharp this and sharp that are laughable. I have won in football for 12 years straight- am I a sharp? I pick games based on my capping- However I probably bet more favorites than dogs. All these people post and argue about sharp plays- fawking hilarious- Like it's some secret "Illuminati" type group- 

Only a person from Louisiana where being below average qualifies you as a genius could read a post about a lack of ability of "sharps" and somehow think it is about how sharps are an "illuminati." And then state that a sharp is someone that bets on underdogs plain and simple and label other people as idiots. Wise Up!!!! This ain't Louisiana. 
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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:47:08 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bookieassassin:

errr.....

some here not so 'sharp'.......

And you are one of them. This doesn't have anything to do with touts. It refers to the people that sportsbook label as "sharps" which you are giving all the credit to.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:35:15 AM
No what I am getting at is exactly what you don't understand. Tell me- am I a "sharp" because for 12 straight years I have made a nice profit? Am I a "pro" who keeps a low profile? I don't bet big money as most of my bets are between 100 & 1000 dollars. It is more just a fun thing for me but football is my specialty and I do well in it. Believe me I understand the difference between pros and "touts" It just kills me how people will argue over weather or not a play is "sharp" Funny stuff. My buddy bets very big and always bets favorites but he has a knack for picking winners- and making a very nice profit- Most people on here would call him a "square" And I would think that a lot of true pros don't even use vegas or offshore accounts- I think lots of people would be surprised how many reputable big time bookies that are out there with lots of $$$
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:40:27 AM
HypoHandi- 

Your nothing more than an uneducated degenerate gambler. Talking down about people from Louisiana- really- The city I am from "Lafayette" has one of the highest rates of millionaires per capita in the country. Basically a much smaller, nicer version of Houston. However, you wouldn't know that or much of anything else about people here in general. Why don't you try to improve your reading comprehension. I didn't say I believe "sharps" were some secret club like the "Illuminati". I made a reference that many on this site seem to think that. Take you ignorance somewhere else. 
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:43:51 AM
And what defines a pro?  Like I said- my buddy collects six figures several times a year on average- cash- He could care less about sharps, squares or any of that bullsh-t- He caps- he wins. There are lots of people like that out there.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:00:30 AM
It's ironic that you refer to reading comprehension when you enter a thread about how sharps didn't beat the line and go off on how stupid people are and then you wind up stating that a guy who stated that sharps have value was the one guy in the thread that "gets" it. 

"Take you ignorance somewhere else." 

I recommend you take your own advice on both counts. What this forum needs is a lot less people like yourself. 
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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:59:30 AM



you're still thinking way too hard....it's VEGAS slang holy crap....and whatever you think you're good at....there is ALWAYS ...somebody somewhere better than you

*if you think that the guys that do this for a living aren't at least a little better than most here.....you most likely have psychological issues to work out....or maybe just flat out dumb.........> life is easier .....so congrats
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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:04:32 AM
Ok- here we go: Train said a play is only sharp if it wins- He said nothing about sharps having valve. I entered the thread after seeing you and another poster argue about which play was the "sharp" play on the Nebraska/Wisky game. You also posted that sharps at BetSDI or whatever were 31-30 for the year. What I find comical is how they define these sharp plays- I have never seen a definition. Everyone probably defines it differently as so many people argue about which side is the "sharp" side. It's comical to me. Since most posters on here think these sharps are some magical people who win all the time- i found that I liked Train's quote the best. If you think the forum needs less people like me, than that is solely your opinion. I get along with most everybody on this site. If I upset you and came off as a person I apologize. It just makes no sense to see thread after thread with people arguing about which play is "sharp". It's gambling and everyone is going to define things just a little bit differently. Not so sure why you hammered on Bookieassassin- he contributes a lot to this site and has very good information that he shares on a regular basis. 

Again- please tell me who are these sharps and how are they defined?
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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:35:48 AM
Looks like there were more than two trains in this thread and you were agreeing with the second train. So your reading comprehension was not quite as bad as it appeared.

It makes no sense to see any of the threads in this forum. It is well documented that the vast majority of people cannot beat the line so why post about it? Most people here believe they can so they post. Some of them might even be right.

Sharps are considered highly successful gamblers that bet heavily on games. They are considered the "smart money." How smart are they? I don't know. I thought I'd try to see how they did and reported the results for those that would find it interesting.

If you don't believe that sharp money is sharp, you might be right. I'm inclined to agree. Regardless, people think betting against sharps is a bad idea and some think betting with sharps is a good idea. 

I'm sure there are some "sharps" that beat the line. But as I referenced, since sharp money represents many individuals, it probably has no value. You need to be betting with just one true sharp

As for bookieassasin, I hammered him because he was hammering others and yammering about being confused between sharps and touts. He was the only person confused.

The sharps referenced in this thread have been defined not once but TWICE. These were the individuals that an online casino regarded as highly successful gamblers and influenced its lines.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:42:08 PM
Well I get your point but again it is all about perception. If a casino puts out a record of 31-30 by people it considers "sharps" then that doesn't necessarily mean anything. You can't say they are highly successful because at 31-30 they are losing money. Again not meaning to take it out on you but I just like to point that out from time to time in these forums. Trust me, Bookieassassin isn't confused about anything. He is a very knowledgeable guy. In the end we are all trying to make money regardless of how we bet.I just hate seeing threads where people act like they really know what the right side is and they end up losing. I like to tell people I'm just 'good" lol At football anyway- baseball has always kicked my behind when it comes to gambling!
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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:18:02 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by blowoutgm:

Well I get your point but again it is all about perception. If a casino puts out a record of 31-30 by people it considers "sharps" then that doesn't necessarily mean anything. You can't say they are highly successful because at 31-30 they are losing money. Again not meaning to take it out on you but I just like to point that out from time to time in these forums.

Yes, that was the point!!! 
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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:13:40 PM
The early line move!!
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