2nd Annual Bet The Lakers Win Total LG Fundraiser Over/Under is 39 (Bets Closed)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:42 am    Post subject:

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Amazing no one is taking the Under yet!


Same as last year. Some people never learn.

I'm not betting, but I'd take the Way Under.


It is true that fans are homers and tend to bet their hearts. It is also true that naysayers are seldom brave enough to bet their superior knowledge and surety.


Or they don't like to bet against their heart. If I hated the Lakers, I'd bet on this. You can still pat yourself on the back for "bravery", though. I don't mind.


Cool. Talking the team down isn't going against your heart, but being willing to put some skin in on it is. OK.


Oh. Acknowledging what is plainly evident to every dispassionate observer is "talking the team down"? Why even ask for an over/under then? Apparently, there's only one approved answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject:

MickMgl wrote:
24 wrote:
MickMgl wrote:
24 wrote:
MickMgl wrote:
ADA32 wrote:
Amazing no one is taking the Under yet!


Same as last year. Some people never learn.

I'm not betting, but I'd take the Way Under.


It is true that fans are homers and tend to bet their hearts. It is also true that naysayers are seldom brave enough to bet their superior knowledge and surety.


Or they don't like to bet against their heart. If I hated the Lakers, I'd bet on this. You can still pat yourself on the back for "bravery", though. I don't mind.


Cool. Talking the team down isn't going against your heart, but being willing to put some skin in on it is. OK.


Oh. Acknowledging what is plainly evident to every dispassionate observer is "talking the team down"? Why even ask for an over/under then? Apparently, there's only one approved answer.


Not sure why you assume I was even talking about you. Lots of guys just absolutely screeching about how awful LA is and how wrong it is, and how disgusted they are, and can't be bothered to back it up is all. I was merely commenting on how doomsayers as a collective tend to be very shy about the walk while being very aggressive about the talk. If you took that personally, sorry.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject:

So this counts as a win right?..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject:

78 - 4 book it!



Glad I took the over (my heart, not my head), but with the young fella on the mend W's will be harder to come by.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:07 pm    Post subject:

24 wrote:
MickMgl wrote:
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MickMgl wrote:
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MickMgl wrote:
ADA32 wrote:
Amazing no one is taking the Under yet!


Same as last year. Some people never learn.

I'm not betting, but I'd take the Way Under.


It is true that fans are homers and tend to bet their hearts. It is also true that naysayers are seldom brave enough to bet their superior knowledge and surety.


Or they don't like to bet against their heart. If I hated the Lakers, I'd bet on this. You can still pat yourself on the back for "bravery", though. I don't mind.


Cool. Talking the team down isn't going against your heart, but being willing to put some skin in on it is. OK.


Oh. Acknowledging what is plainly evident to every dispassionate observer is "talking the team down"? Why even ask for an over/under then? Apparently, there's only one approved answer.


Not sure why you assume I was even talking about you. Lots of guys just absolutely screeching about how awful LA is and how wrong it is, and how disgusted they are, and can't be bothered to back it up is all. I was merely commenting on how doomsayers as a collective tend to be very shy about the walk while being very aggressive about the talk. If you took that personally, sorry.


Pessimism is a characteristic of risk aversion, so it's not really surprising.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject:

I'm still committed to my over bet. This losing streak is gonna end soon! Go Lakers!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject:

At this rate the over/under should be 15.....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject:

K0BEE 2.0 wrote:
At this rate the over/under should be 15.....


Wow if they only win 15 games this year, you and the 22 others who bet the Over will owe $48 each to LG. That would be over $1100 to LG, a nice little fundraiser indeed!

I still think they end up in the mid-high 20's though
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject:

Hahaha, back to back wins! Only 36 more to go, go, go Lakers!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject:

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Hahaha, back to back wins! Only 36 more to go, go, go Lakers!!


Every win is 2 less dollars I have to pay. Go Lakers!

I'll still (like some others in here) contribute to the forum even if it they exceed all expectations and making a run past 40 wins.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject:

The last time I made a real money sports bet it was against an underdog Lakers in the spirit of the anti-jinx. Thanks to my efforts, anti-jinx was invoked and the Lakers won, which put me out $100 to MyKRo. I'm not gonna do that again but I'd sitll like to put in for my share when the time comes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject:

Yeah! 33 games to go, and only 31 points to go for Kobe!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject:

Looks like this is going to be a heck of a fundraiser this year thanks to all the optimists
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject:

Hahaha, another set of back to back wins! Only 32 more to go, go, go Lakers!!

This OT win over the Spurs was the best game this year. Swaggy for 3 with the shot clock expiring!

Kobe just a few more points away from catching MJ!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject:

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Looks like this is going to be a heck of a fundraiser this year thanks to all the optimists


It got a bit cheaper tonight.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject:

Kobe, #3 all time!

Lakers, 3 game streak. Only 31 games to go. Go Lakers!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject:

After our mid season trade, think we will blow past that 35 mark fairly easily...There is still hope!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject:

Basketball Reference currently has us projected for 29 wins, but I'm keeping hope alive. Go Lakers!

http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/playoff_prob.cgi
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject:

Every time someone tries to tell me "what did you expect Byron to do with this team?", I think of this thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject:

HaHa, only 30 more games to go!

Will donate even if win more than 39 games!

Go Lakers!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject:

Wow today's game was depressing to watch, but I'm still hopeful and still cheering!

Hey OP, in order to keep this interesting, how about tacking on an additional over/under bet for the last half of the season? It'll raise even more money and we can get a few more people involved.

Out of the last 41 games, may I suggest 21? Whatever number you pick, I'll take the over bet
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject:

This thread wants to make me cry. I actually thought we would win 40 games and had an outside chance at the 8 seed if injuries wreck a coupla teams ahead of us.

Frankly, we're better off tanking, need dat top pick to rebuild more than a feel good season of fighting the good fight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject:

cant believe people thought we would get 40 wins lmao
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject:

I'm going to need a payment plan to pay my bet off
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject:

So much weeping and gnashing of teeth here.
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