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Old 03-30-2011, 07:28 PM
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Don't understand this.

I really don't understand how this works. I did try to bet on a team once. They had a paper with squares on it with the names of teams and I paid my five dollars and picked a team.

I didn't win and that was ok but even that game was unfamilar to me. Can someone explain how this works?

It would be nice to have some idea of the system and how people choose the players that they use.

I would appreciate it and will be looking to the internet for some sort of explanation in the mean time.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:25 AM
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Re: Don't understand this.

I haven't played a football betting sheet in a long time. I don't even know if it's still called that, but I think that's what you're talking about hbradley.

I think it's set up like; one team is listed on top (the home team) and the other team is listed on the left side...
There are numbered squares, starting at 0 (zero) in the top left corner and go up to 24 or more; from left to right on the top and from top to bottom on the left.

You right your name in a square for the team you think will win and by that many points.

If your team wins the game by that many points, you win the pot!
I think there's a half-time bet you can make too, to win extra side money.

I think there's actually two sheets; one for each team, where the team you're rooting for is listed on the top.

Anyways, I haven't played these sheets in many many years, but I think that's how they work.
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Re: Don't understand this.

I think what your talking about is called a spot sheet or a spot board.

Basically if you have picked the square that goes with the current score (whether it be first quarter, half time, end of game.. whatever) then you win. Typically the winnings are smaller at the first quarter and get larger with each quarter or whatever and the biggest amount goes to the person who picked the final score.

I haven't played any for a very long time too.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:29 AM
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Re: Don't understand this.

Thank you Stacy123, that cleared some of it up for me. I haven't seen one of those cards in few years now.

I think the last time I saw a spot card for a football game was when I was making a delivery of boxes to some company.
A guy was walking around to his cohorts with a sheet of paper and I saw it for a split second as he asked the guy I was talking to, did he want to pick a spot.

I walked away to back my truck into a dock while they talked sports and spots.
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Re: Don't understand this.

Thanks guys and yes the spot cards are what I was betting on. We used to do those at the factory where I worked.

Fantasy sports is a whole different matter and something I just don't understand.

I guess its never to late to learn but I am not really that into sports. I used to be when my pap was alive but now no one else in the family watches so I gave up.
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Re: Don't understand this.

I remember this past football season when my wife talked about a football sheet going around where she works.

I kind of miss the days when I was able to bet on a couple spots.

Although, I don't remember winning anything in the past, it's still exciting. Thinking, my numbers could come up and I would win something.
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Re: Don't understand this.

I have never bet on any sports or horse or dog racing. Though at one time I should have bet on horse racing.

A man said if you were betting on a horse who would you bet on. I said, Secretariat because shes gonna win them all. He did, now hes rich and Im not.

Next time I am gonna take my own advice. lol
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Re: Don't understand this.

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I have never bet on any sports or horse or dog racing. Though at one time I should have bet on horse racing.

A man said if you were betting on a horse who would you bet on. I said, Secretariat because shes gonna win them all. He did, now hes rich and Im not.

Next time I am gonna take my own advice. lol
Yep, bartongrl1, I know the feeling.

After some advice from my step-father, on my first-ever dog track bet, I was figuring out the race odds at a dog track many years ago in Florida...

By the time I got all the numbers, weights, and other info figured out, the gates were going to shut in 1 minute, and I just missed my chance to bet (was going to bet $10 that time).

I guessed the win, place, and show of that race, at 50/1 odds on the winning dog. I would have gotten over $500 for my win/place/show bet!

Well, I tried betting on several other races and never got that close again. But at the end of the day, I came out $5 ahead!
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Re: Don't understand this.

Seems we were both off on those bets. I would have won a big chunk of change had I bet instead of just telling that man to do it and which horse to bet on.

Next time, like I said, I will definitely take my own advice.
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Re: Don't understand this.

Yep, and every time I think of that day at the dog track, I'd like to kick myself.

As soon as I found someone to point me to the betting windows, they closed...
Then I got that sinking feeling, like I had lost something.

I figured it out and came up with, if I had bet twenty dollars on my picked dogs for win/place/show that day, my winnings would have been more like five grand!

That would have made my day and something I would have never forgotten.
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