Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Spread Is Large

What a difference a year makes. Last year we had 30 days of non-stop TCU coverage. This year we can barely get up the energy to comment on our opening game against a top 25 opponent. There is reason for concern. I believe the bookies often know a lot more predicting the outcomes of games than the professional sports commenters. That is why the opening spread of the Baylor v. TCU game is a bit concerning. It is sitting at TCU as a 21 point favorite. Ouch. Last year TCU was merely alotted 7 points. Actually last year Baylor was terrible against the spread, they usually lose by more than they should. The odds would say we will lose to TCU by more than 21 points. That's too depressing to consider, so I go into next weekend with the thought that the spread is way off, that the professional gamblers whose entire livelihood is derived from setting the spread, have no idea what they are talking about. I think they built a city based on that concept.

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As the old rule goes, "The House never wins".

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  • Dammit, GuyMo will turn this ship around and start beating the spread - I'm sure of it. Just as I am sure that GuyMo's house sale has nothing to do with his career, nor did Susie Oliver's job have anything to do with her marital status.

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 6:58 AM  

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