Alotta guys (two) have been asking me how, exactly, I won eleven grand betting on Ian Happ’s lead off home run at the start of the Cub’s 2018 season, after I mentioned that in a blog a few weeks ago about whether I got roofied in Cabo (I did). Well, here’s the full story.
I’ve been getting a lot of mail (and one death threat) over my disparagement of the Winter Olympics, which some people take very seriously, apparently. Well, I would like to sincerely apologize from them to me, and the apology is definitely NOT accepted. The Winter Olympics still suck, and here is further proof. Continue reading
Seadick just hit me up to get some prop bets down on the “Big Game” tomorrow. I took tails, obviously, and he took the under on the National Anthem, thinking that P!nk’s claim that she got the flu is gonna speed things along. But then when we want to bet on some more, like what color shirt Belichick will wear, or what color of Gatorade gets dumped on the winning coach, we are kinda stuck. Neither of us is going to give the other the advantageous house odds, of course, so what the hell are a couple guys to do.
The problem, per usual, is translating published house odds into bro to bro odds, with no advantage to either side. Well that’s where I come in. I have scoured the Internets collecting odds, and then averaged and rounded the moneyline bets, removing the house advantage factor, and converting that to fractional odds that even idiots and young children can understand. If it was close, I just called it EVEN, or rounded up for the underdog, and moved on, because no reason to overthink it, or anything else, really. Finally, some odds I just made up if the math was too hard, if we are being honest with one another.
So, with those qualifications, the following are the 100% absolutely correct “Bro to Bro” prop bet odds for Super Bowl LII.
The Sweet 16 finalists are in for the MWAG Premier Blog Playoff! Click on the bracket above to vote for which blogs make it the Elite 8. This round ends at 8:00 Friday night. Continue reading
The following are the premier blogs in the Sports Bracket, with links to the original post:
#1 Seed – Top Ten Cubs Games of 2016
Idyt’s definitive list, in order, of the Top Ten Cubs Games of 2016. #1 was easy. The others, not so much.
#2 Seed – Super Bowl “50” My Ass
Idyt registers his profound objection to Super Bowl “L” being called Super Bowl “50”.
#3 Seed – Kentucky Derby Live Blog
Idyt’s live blog with Kool Gregg and the Gang at the Derby.
#4 Seed – WWMD – Official Rules
The official rules for Idyt’s and Seadick’s revolutionary new game WWMD, or What Will Maddon Do, inviting participants to guess the Cub’s starting lineup for each game.
#5 Seed – Golf Course Review — Shadow Creek
SeaDick’s review of Vegas’ “spectacular” Shadow Creek golf course.
#6 Seed – You People Saying that Sports Stars Should Just Shut Up, Should, Well, Just Shut Up
Idyt’s response to everyone criticizing sports stars and actors for speaking out about politics.
#7 Seed – Twitter Guessers Aren’t Real
Idyt checks in on the fame people get for predicting wildly improbably events on the Twitter machine.
#8 Seed – WWMD Special Edition – Phillies v. Cubs
Idyt reports antics from the Cubs game with Slim, the Captain and Satan.
Welcome to our premiere Monkey with a Gun Premier Blog Playoff, wherein we will decide the championship premier blog of the 2016-17 season! 32 of our blogs have been divided into four categories–Bro Stuff, Babes, Music and Sports–where they will compete for your vote to decide the overall champion. Cast your votes here, or click on the bracket above to be directed to the voting website, where you can also click through to read the Top 32 2016-17 Premier Blogs.
Voting will take place starting NOW, with the champion decided next Monday night at 8:00 p.m. Voting closes on each round at the following times:
Round of 32 – March 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Sweet Sixteen – Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Elite 8 – Saturday April 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Final 4 – Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Championship – Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Good Luck, and may the most premier blog win!
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I take the position that if you are going to name a guy an honorary member of your String, then you Gob damn well better be ready to provide some regular updates of his antics. Hearing no objection, I will take John Daly. Someone else can pick up Bill Murray. Continue reading
Our own Javier Baez is apparently kicking ass for the Puerto Ricans this week in the World Baseball Classic, which apparently is a thing that I didn’t even know about. Well yesterday Javy laid down a filthy no look tag on a throw down from Yadier Molina, and was celebrating before the ball even got there. Continue reading
MLB is adding a new rule that allows a team to intentionally walk a batter with just a signal from the dugout. The pitcher will no longer have to throw four pitches outside the strike zone. Is this a bad idea? Well, who’s to say, but yes, yes it is. Continue reading
Here’s also what it is like to see Aroldis Chapman up close:
3,741 pitches thrown 100 mph since 2010 (that was one of them). Chapman threw 47% of them.