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Old 09-17-06, 01:16 PM
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Football pools, how much $$ have you spent?

Even though I am two weeks late after football season, I always seem to waste a good chunk of change on pools, right now im in a 25 box pool for every monday night game, there are 100 boxes total. If nobody hits it gets carried over to next week, Its $420 a box. How much $$ did everyone else waste?
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Old 09-17-06, 01:27 PM
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Counting today's games...nothing.


And, oh yeah, we do have a Sports forum, you know? (And also a gambling forum)
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Old 09-17-06, 01:34 PM
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$420 a box. How much $$ did everyone else waste?
Yowja!!!! Too rich for my blood.

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Old 09-17-06, 01:37 PM
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Its for every monday night game, and your numbers change every week. its $500 prize for every mon. night game. If nobody hits it rolls over.
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Old 09-17-06, 02:30 PM
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Only bet I have is if the Seahwaks and Redskins meet up in the playoffs and the Seahawks win a buddy has to fly out here from NY and vice versa.
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Old 09-17-06, 02:31 PM
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Only bet I have is if the Seahwaks and Redskins meet up in the playoffs and the Seahawks win a buddy has to fly out here from NY and vice versa.
I didn't know women liked football.
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Old 09-17-06, 02:41 PM
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office pool $5 a square (have 4 squares - doubles to $10 when Redskins play Dallas, $50 per square for superbowl game)
$50 straight up pick em
$20 straight up pick em
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Old 09-17-06, 11:51 PM
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None. In fact, in 26 years of being alive, I have spent nothing on football pools.

I'm not much fun when it comes to sports.
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Old 09-18-06, 08:35 AM
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Old 09-18-06, 08:45 AM
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Not counting the mansion teaser a lot of people did ($1100 to win $1000....WINNAH!), I usually bet $50-$75/wk. Week 1 I was 2-2 (I barely missed breaking even, -$19). This week I've gone 4-1 and i'm up ~$190. Freakin' St. Louis was my only loss. I am halfway to an Over parlay with the Dal and Pitt games. If I get that, i'll be up $213 for the week, on $85 worth of bets.

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Just saw it said "pools"...eh. I usually only do them for the SB.

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Old 09-18-06, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by M2theAX
Even though I am two weeks late after football season, I always seem to waste a good chunk of change on pools, right now im in a 25 box pool for every monday night game, there are 100 boxes total. If nobody hits it gets carried over to next week, Its $420 a box. How much $$ did everyone else waste?
how does that work? what does each box mean?
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Old 09-18-06, 11:09 AM
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played once for $5.00 when the Ravens were in the Superbowl. Thought I wasted my money because I got crappy numbers. Ended up winning $125. Haven't played since.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
Only bet I have is if the Seahwaks and Redskins meet up in the playoffs and the Seahawks win a buddy has to fly out here from NY and vice versa.
I think you don't have to worry about traveling now.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:40 AM
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I think you don't have to worry about traveling now.
Now I just have to convince him that failure to make the playoffs should be considered a loss.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:42 AM
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No pools. I have enough going between fantasy football and traditional NCAA/NFL wagering online.

I run a $15/square pool for the SB each year ($75 awarded for each scoring change).
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Old 09-18-06, 11:44 AM
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I think square pools are fucking stupid. It's a dual luck system. Gotta hope you don't get stuck with shit numbers like 5,9 or 2,8. Then if you do get lucky and get good numbers like 0,3 or 7,3 you have to get lucky that the teams actually hit them.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:49 AM
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square pools are crap, I agree. you rarely win (last night's game, the same dude won 3 of the quarters at $250 per quarter). I need some tips for real wagering. Are we allowed to post what we're placing money on each week? I wish I could just toss some $$$ peddy's way and let him make my picks. I have shitty luck.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:51 AM
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$10 this year so far. And I'll be winning $120 if Pittsburgh wins tonight! WOOOOOOO!
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Old 09-18-06, 12:28 PM
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Yeah, some jackass at work is always trying to get a square pool up and running. I just glare at him until he walks away.

We do a bowl season pool and a March Madness bracket and a few others here and there depending on interest. They typically run in the neighborhood of $10-$20, and I average between one and two wins a year. I have no idea how much I've spent, but I know I'm way ahead.

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Old 09-18-06, 01:37 PM
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The last time I played a football pool was the year the Ravens won the Super Bowl. We basically picked the winners through to the Super Bowl for each playoff game. I was the only one to pick the Ravens to even go to the Super Bowl (I had them winning also), and no one had the Giants to even go. So, after the Championship games I was guaranteed to win. 20 people $25 each winner takes all. The person running it lost the sheets, and no one could agree what to do so everyone just got their money back .
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Old 09-18-06, 02:10 PM
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Sucide pool at work is $20 for the season and I think the pot is around $1700
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Old 10-10-06, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
I think square pools are fucking stupid. It's a dual luck system. Gotta hope you don't get stuck with shit numbers like 5,9 or 2,8. Then if you do get lucky and get good numbers like 0,3 or 7,3 you have to get lucky that the teams actually hit them.
It's more for entertainment value than anything else. if I do one for the Superbowl and I dont really care for either team playing, I can at least root for them to score or not to score. Makes watching the game a little more fun.
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Old 10-11-06, 04:30 AM
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$5 for a spot, the win, which I had, was worth 445 dollars back in the day. Yes, really. I bought a PS2 and a more updated DVD player. Plus some blank CD ROMS.
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Just saw it said "pools"...eh. I usually only do them for the SB.
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