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StraightWagers
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It's Time!!!

Straight you now just gotta put back your previous avatar of Damian Lillard.

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+getchy_OLD_9067

Agreed. Team-play, including Defense, is that engine driving Interest.

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[Quote: Originally Posted on 17 April 2019 by StraightWagers]We could be at a critical point in the League where not only fans realize the power of the Super Teams but players themselves. Why would Pistons, Pacers, or any 6,7,8 seed put in the effort to try to win a grueling series only to be rewarded by being embarrassed by a Super Team next round? Wouldn't it be almost better to collect you 3-15 mill and go on vacation early? I personally think the Warriors ruined the League with that style of play and now Harden with his blatant traveling that is not called is another death nail. Why would any average team even try to compete in a stacked deck? It's a big issue going forward...it's kinda weird that it also reflects the state of the Union with a few haves and many have nots, that divide isn't sustainable.[/Quote]
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^^^ Ooops! Just sub in Jacks for Isles ^^^
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^^^Ooops! Just sub in Jacks for Isles

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The NBA took defense away, as similar new rules in the NFL did, resulting in games that are not fun to watch (much unlike the NHL).  Lack of effort, lack of any real fight put up by the players, is as apparent and predictable as the winners who will advance — nobody in their right mind gives the Pistons any chance in hell to knock off the Bucks, let alone sweep them out of the playoffs  —  and yet this is exactly what happened in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the #8-seed Isles swept out the national hockey league's best team by regular season record.  Defense in the NHL is still a very significant factor and is REAL; helmet-to-helmet hits that the NFL hates to see occur, well in the NHL those are  the least of the many types of bites taken out of the players.  This year there's been a serious fist-fight in every period of every match  —  there's never any real fight by players in the NBA or in the NFL — NBA/NFL players' rare shoving match is NOT fighting, but rather a fleeting, five-second or less, feeble display of effort.
StraightWagers
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Quote Originally Posted by StraightWagers:

We
could be at a critical point in the League where not only fans realize the power of the Super Teams but players themselves. Why would Pistons, Pacers, or any 6,7,8 seed put in the effort to try to win a grueling series only to be rewarded by being embarrassed by a Super Team next round? Wouldn't it be almost better to collect you 3-15 mill and go on vacation early? I personally think the Warriors ruined the League with that style of play and now Harden with his blatant traveling that is not called is another death nail. Why would any average team even try to compete in a stacked deck? It's a big issue going forward...it's kinda weird that it also reflects the state of the Union with a few haves and many have nots, that divide isn't sustainable.

The NBA took defense away, as similar new rules in the NFL did, resulting in games that are not fun to watch (much unlike the NHL).  Lack of effort, lack of any real fight put up by the players, is as apparent and predictable as the winners who will advance — nobody in their right mind gives the Pistons any chance in hell to knock off the Bucks, let alone sweep them out of the playoffs  —  and yet this is exactly what happened in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the #8-seed Isles swept out the national hockey league's best team by regular season record.  Defense in the NHL is still a very significant factor and is REAL; helmet-to-helmet hits that the NFL hates to see occur, well in the NHL those are  the least of the many types of bites taken out of the players.  This year there's been a serious fist-fight in every period of every match  —  there's never any real fight by players in the NBA or in the NFL — NBA/NFL players' rare shoving match is NOT fighting, but rather a fleeting, five-second or less, feeble display of effort.

LizzyThin
LizzyThin

Quote Originally Posted by StraightWagers:

it will be interesting to see when USA allows gambling what happens to these sites like Bovada, I'd imagine they either get supported by the government to get a lil streamlined and make more money or get wiped out and replaced by consolidated American ventures

Straight,  you're right on target: Bovada, and the other phoney sites that are just like it, will be wiped out sooner than later.

BookieKiller01
BookieKiller01
Today, Baylor Bears thrash Notre Dame!
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Mabrey's ND's best 3-pt shooter but is only 20% in Tourney,
and Baylor has 2 huge Bigs who're Miami Vice close buds,
so they help each other shine. Baylor takes this easily !!!


And to top it all off, Baylor's Center is 6'7"
and just as good as Griner who entered
the NCAA Champ Game as a #1 seed
versus N.D. as a #1 seed, like today,
and Baylor smoked the Irish !!!
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Mabrey's ND's best 3-pt shooter but is only 20% in Tourney,
and Baylor has 2 huge Bigs who're Miami Vice close buds,
so they help each other shine. Baylor takes this easily !!!


And to top it all off, Baylor's Center is 6'7"
and just as good as Griner who entered
the NCAA Champ Game as a #1 seed
versus N.D. as a #1 seed, like today,
and Baylor smoked the Irish !!!
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Historical 1st opening-day:
The 2 defending Cy Young Award winners start vs.
fellow Cy Young winners who finished as runner-up
in the season before:
AL: J. Verlander vs. Blake Snell in T.B.,
NL: J. deGrom vs. Max Scherzer in D.C..
Fade away-J's & go w/ S's in their 2-symbol homes.
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Nearly half (46%) of all brackets have Duke,
despite the fact that that will mean they'll
need to beat upto 3 teams that have
already beat them this year 4 times!
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Last 4 years, Saturday had 6 upsets, whereas Sunday saw 11 upsets of fav's,
and fav's on Sunday 6-17-1 ATS, & last 2 years 3-12-1 ATS,
and last year's Sunday favorites went just 1-7 ATS.
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NIT: Play any lesser-known program on the road SUATS
playing a program w/ pride - out of ncaab, they've zero
motivation.
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Interesting aside: dah Bears' Mack admits he wasn't close to being the best athlete whilst attending Buffalo Univ., not even the best player on the football team.    ...1st team athletes in a 2nd class (Mid-Major league).
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PAY TO PLAY

Gots those PAY TO PLAY blues...

$50K Entry Cost to play in the CBI.
This year, 7 schools turned it down!!


But on the other hand, in the '12-'13 season,
NCAA had to pay a MAC team playing an ACC side
— a side that was already being groomed for a win
of the National Championship the following year
(and it did) — game film shows it: The Fix Was In.
FSU pays to play for bigboy bucks, and you don't !!
Often it was that every other positive-play for the
MAC squad NIU was whistled back, and some key
sequences had 3 flags thrown in-a-row!!!  NIU
was jobbed very obviously, and tho' they beat FSU
in every phase's every metric in that game, and
within many more sets of downs, their beating FSU
wasn't enuf to win b/c they couldn't beat the Refs.

The teams in that year's collegiate gridiron theatre
will play out similarly on the college hardwood 2019.
Florida State will square off with Buffalo who's only
Duke and North Carolina matching them in running
a fast tempo offense (Bulls are 19th in the country
in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency as per K. Pomeroy)
and combining the blistering offensive pace with a
top forty defensive efficiency; its now known that
the past seven NCAA tourneys (from 2012 to 2018)
had just one Final Four team ranked beneath Top 40
in defensive efficiency (pts let up/100 possessions)
[Kansas (47th) last year 2018] - moreover, 13 of 28
national semifinal programs had a Def-Eff ranking
well within the Top 10 for this statistic - including 8
placing in the Top 3 !!!  
Now we cement the case with quite possibly thee
key stat for this 2018-19 season: Pts./Poss., wherein
the Bulls are tied w/ Nevada for 16th place; excepting
Zags, all other teams in the WEST region are worse!

So again, we're going to see a lot of "bad calls"
as the ACC Noles with the help of the refs' calls
beat down the MAC's Bulls_ _+ !!!!

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Know the Bulls' "NO!"

If you've not at least skimmed thru, if not perused completely and digested thoroughly the book by Tim Donaghy, then read no further herein & STOP HERE & NOW!


A post providing the necessary insight to 'know the Bulls' "No!" follows thusly:-
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$50K Entry Cost to play in the CBI.
This year, 7 Schools turned it down!!
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Last year -- March 5, 2018
(CNN) "File these in the 'There's A First Time For Everything' folder. Because they've never been seen before in the NCAA tournament.
Ever."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/05/us/applenews-29-march-madness-things/index.html

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