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Posted Tuesday, September 09, 2014 07:13 PM

Somebody posted that you had to lose for 30 years before you can win

I posted this in response to his thread. I just had to post it as a stand alone thread. I have been around this for 50 years. Some years better than others. I never started winning consistently until I started to establish some personal rules or guidelines that I hold sacred.

Here is my response in his post:

"" 70, but who is counting

If you are, or wanna be, a handicapper. (not the same as gambler) you are going to have to develop certain skills and a LOT of self discipline (I call them my personal RULES). You start with money management because even good cappers can have a bad streak. Live to bet another day.

Don't play too many games. It's hard enough to find 2-3 value plays a week. Sure, there are times when you might like 5-6. When that happens, make a list of your leans, rank them, and then taper your wager amounts. Put more on your top 2 or 3, and less on the next 2-3. You don't have to bet every game. The real goal is to make money. Keep your eye on the prize.

Don't ever think you are a professional....... you are not. Play within your self. (Clint said it best: A man has to know his limitations)

Learn how to evaluate matchups, this is your only chance. The books are very very good. If you can understand how two teams matchup, find the advantage there, then you have an edge on the public bettors. The books aim for the public bettors.

Bad teams are bad teams, Good teams are good teams. Good coaches are g... [More]

Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:38 AM

snowjocky has a new BCS t shirt

QUOTE Originally Posted by The_BigDog] Originally Posted by snowjocky:

Thanks for the opportunity to win . I can't believe that I actually won.
Size X large
aka ( snowjocky )
Las Vegas , Nv 89108
To The Big Dog
Again thanks [/Quote

Great Job, I will order it today...  Ralph

I recieved the shirt ,and it's great.

Thanks again


Posted Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:00 AM

The Big Dog Bowl Challenge Winner

Congratulations to "SnowJocky" for taking first place in my Bowl Challenge.....  Your Tshirt is ready, PM me your size and address.

Thanks to everyone who participated... 

It's only 235 days until the Chick-Fil-A kickoff classic... Clemson-Georgia....

It;s going to be another long off season for SEC haters.. sorry about that

Posted Monday, December 24, 2012 10:14 AM

Merry Christmas to all my degenerate Covers Friends

Merry Christmas to all my degenerate Covers Friends. May you and your family have a blessed holiday. It's been great sharing our mutual interest in making it just a little more difficult for the Grinch (bookies) this year


Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012 05:49 PM

Big Dog's take on Nevada - Arizona

This bowl game offers the typical lower level bowl type matchup.  A MID LEVEL TEAM from a major conference versus A TOP LEVEL TEAM from a second tier conference.

I give you:  Arizona a MID LEVEL PAC 12 team versus Nevada a TOP LEVEL MWC team

Typically the team from the lower level conference takes this opportunity to show that they are better than the public gives them credit for.  They are EXCITED to be there and they are usually very ready to play.  

While the “better” team has typically lost their last game, which on top of what was an already a very disappointing season, is now compounded by having to play in this “shxxt bowl”   (Fill in the name of the bowl).

I give you:  Arizona versus Nevada

Keeping that in mind, this could be a very entertaining game to watch. We have two very offense minded coaches featuring the top two rushers in the nation in this game…

 #1 Arizona’s  Ka’Deem Carey; 275 rushes for 1,757 yards, 20 TD, 6.39 YPR, 146.4 YPG

#2 Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson; 341 rushes for 1,703 yards, 22 TD, 4.99 YPR, 141.9 YPG

Nevada averages 260 YPG rushing and Arizona 230 YPG…..   On the su... [More]


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