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Protect Your Unit Week 6 Picks Thread: Do Try This At Home

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Much better to wager from the safety of your own home than some of these places.

They have a good book, apparently.
They have a good book, apparently.
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(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

In the Protect Your Unit game, we talk about being degenerates, but in a very light-hearted way. Sports gambling can get scary, though, which we were reminded of this week. Sports gambling website covers.com took to the social media with this question:

The answers, some of which were compiled by SBNation, were... uh... interesting:

Some answers were ironic:

Some answers were sort of appropriate:

But this contest had a clear winner:

Strangest place I ever placed a bet was the back room of a Subway. The owner had a guy. I took Utah +21 over Air Force, knowing only that Utah had a good passing game (Scott Mitchell was their QB at the time) and three touchdowns was a lot for an option team to cover. Utah covered, and for awhile I was the football betting whiz kid.

That's as exciting as my life gets. For more entertaining stories, check out Covers' longer list of replies.

Let's get on to who you picked this week:

One bit of housekeeping: chuckycrater and ULismyhothotsex originally had incorrect dollar totals, due to an error in my script that inadvertently devalued their earlier parlay wins.. They have since been corrected. No one else was affected. As always, you can check your bet history in the protectyouru.net View Picks page.

The three SEC West games, and East Carolina-SMU, seem to be getting the most action. Talk about who you picked and why in the space below. Share your opinions about this USF-less weekend of football. Tell weird betting stories if you have one. Above all else, have fun!