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NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Tulane
Tulane lost to Wake Forest, but their uniforms are fly as hell.
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(Disclaimer: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

Week 1 is underway! And we have a lot to talk about.

First, some of you are taking advantage of the new Gambletron 2000 feature. This is our attempt to emulate incentive lines, where the house charges you much lower cost to play certain games where the house wants to create action. In our case, we offer -102 on a randomly-selected point spread that does not involve South Florida, Central Florida, Florida, or Florida State. It updates every 60-120 minutes.

Second, the new Parlay button has proved popular. Now that people can enter them directly instead of having to send an email, many people are making . There are already 15 parlays entered! That’s like, half a season’s worth.

But apparently, the parlay button works too well, because some of you managed to put money lines into a Parlay. The website is supposed to prevent this, because parlays may include only over-under or point spread bets. This is a longstanding rule of the game, and it says “select a total of 2 or 3 pointspread or over/under bets” right on the Make Picks page, so any parlay wagers containing money lines are hereby voided. I’ll email everyone affected to give you options on what to do next. I apologize for the mistake.

Picks as of about 3 PM Eastern on Friday:

User Wager FinalScore UNITS result payoff
andrewpina Texas -10.0 points over Maryland TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
andrewpina Massachusetts +19.0 points over Boston College TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
andrewpina Florida Atlantic +21.0 points over Oklahoma TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
andrewpina Kent State +16.5 points over Illinois TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Virginia Tech +250.0 money line to beat Florida State TBD 99.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Notre Dame pick 'em points over Michigan TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Michigan +1.5 points over Notre Dame TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Florida Atlantic +1100.0 money line to beat Oklahoma TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Syracuse -4.5 points over Western Michigan TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
BrianMartin Central Florida -4000.0 money line to beat Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 1.00 WIN 0.03
BullsOnParade96 Wyoming -3.5 points over New Mexico State Wyoming 29-7 100.00 WIN 90.91
BullsOnParade96 Wake Forest -6.5 points over Tulane Wake Forest 23-17 25.00 LOSS -25.00
carlzee Connecticut +28.0 points over Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 10.00 LOSS -10.00
carlzee Southern Methodist +170.0 money line to beat North Texas TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Central Florida -21.0 points over Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 10.00 WIN 9.09
carlzee Northwestern +150.0 money line to beat Purdue Northwestern 31-27 10.00 WIN 15.00
carlzee Over 68.0 points in the Florida Atlantic-Oklahoma game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Under 56.0 points in the Kent State-Illinois game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Under 56.5 points in the Texas-Maryland game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Auburn -1.0 points over Washington TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 West Virginia -9.5 points over Tennessee TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Rice +26.0 points over Houston TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Florida State -5.5 points over Virginia Tech TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Central Florida -21.0 points over Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 50.00 WIN 45.45
E-dogg42 Virginia Tech +7.5 points over Florida State TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Alabama -24.5 points over Louisville TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Oklahoma -20.5 points over Florida Atlantic TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore New Mexico State +165.0 money line to beat Wyoming Wyoming 29-7 40.00 LOSS -40.00
ElliotMoore Over 48.0 points in the Northern Illinois-Iowa game TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Notre Dame +2.0 points over Michigan TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati +17.0 points over UCLA TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Southern Methodist +4.5 points over North Texas TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Connecticut +24.5 points over Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 30.00 LOSS -30.00
GaryStephen Hawaii +12.5 points over Navy TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Houston -22.5 points over Rice TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Western Michigan +215.0 money line to beat Syracuse TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak New Mexico State +160.0 money line to beat Wyoming Wyoming 29-7 5.00 LOSS -5.00
Gibbsak Syracuse -285.0 money line to beat Western Michigan TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Cincinnati +17.0 points over UCLA TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Navy -17.0 points over Hawaii TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Southern Methodist +4.0 points over North Texas TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Tennessee +375.0 money line to beat West Virginia TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Louisiana State +125.0 money line to beat Miami (FL) TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Tulane +7.0 points over Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 5.00 WIN 4.55
Gibbsak Liberty +240.0 money line to beat Old Dominion TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Over 70.0 points in the Central Florida-Connecticut game Central Florida 56-17 5.00 WIN 4.55
Gibbsak Virginia Tech +7.5 points over Florida State TBD 2.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak South Alabama +10.5 points over Louisiana Tech TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Virginia Tech +7.5 points over Florida State TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Arizona -11.5 points over Brigham Young TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Cincinnati +17.0 points over UCLA TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 San Diego State +15.5 points over Stanford TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Western Michigan +6.0 points over Syracuse TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Tulane +7.0 points over Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 30.00 WIN 27.27
gym399 Washington +2.5 points over Auburn TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
gym399 Tulane +210.0 money line to beat Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 10.00 LOSS -10.00
HerdCountry941 Marshall +1.5 points over Miami (OH) TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Central Florida -21.0 points over Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 15.00 WIN 13.64
HerdCountry941 Navy -11.0 points over Hawaii TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 California -7.0 points over North Carolina TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Under 62.0 points in the West Virginia-Tennessee game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Under 69.5 points in the Florida Atlantic-Oklahoma game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Michigan State -23.0 points over Utah State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Minnesota -20.5 points over New Mexico State Minnesota 48-10 10.00 WIN 9.09
jrjs Maryland +13.5 points over Texas TBD 10.10 TBD 0.00
jrjs Texas -10.5 points over Maryland TBD 10.10 TBD 0.00
jrjs Massachusetts +19.0 points over Boston College TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Texas-San Antonio +27.5 points over Arizona State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Connecticut +28.0 points over Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 5.00 LOSS -5.00
jrjs Texas Tech -1.5 points over Mississippi TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 64.0 points in the Syracuse-Western Michigan game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Tulane +240.0 money line to beat Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 5.00 LOSS -5.00
jrjs Connecticut +24.5 points over Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 5.00 LOSS -5.00
jrjs Central Florida -21.0 points over Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 5.00 WIN 4.55
jrjs West Virginia -9.5 points over Tennessee TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Massachusetts +800.0 money line to beat Boston College TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs South Alabama +340.0 money line to beat Louisiana Tech TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Southern Methodist +4.5 points over North Texas TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Florida Atlantic +21.0 points over Oklahoma TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Stanford -13.5 points over San Diego State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Army +14.0 points over Duke TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Tulane +6.5 points over Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 15.00 WIN 13.64
Lrdnorman Tulane +210.0 money line to beat Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 10.00 LOSS -10.00
Lrdnorman Army +400.0 money line to beat Duke TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Southern Methodist +170.0 money line to beat North Texas TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Auburn -2.5 points over Washington TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Florida Atlantic +21.0 points over Oklahoma TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Cincinnati +17.0 points over UCLA TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Southern Methodist +170.0 money line to beat North Texas TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Southern Methodist +4.5 points over North Texas TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Cincinnati +600.0 money line to beat UCLA TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Tulane +240.0 money line to beat Wake Forest Wake Forest 23-17 10.00 LOSS -10.00
McIntyre2K7 Boston College -17.5 points over Massachusetts (-102) TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Connecticut +1500.0 money line to beat Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 10.00 LOSS -10.00
McIntyre2K7 Florida Atlantic +21.0 points over Oklahoma (-102) TBD 6.66 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Over 73.0 points in the Central Florida-Connecticut game Central Florida 56-17 100.00 PUSH 0.00
mmmmsnouts Connecticut +28.0 points over Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 50.00 LOSS -50.00
mmmmsnouts Central Florida -21.0 points over Connecticut Central Florida 56-17 50.00 WIN 45.45
mmmmsnouts Under 57.0 points in the Middle Tennessee State-Vanderbilt game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Snafu13 Boise State -10.0 points over Troy TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
User Wager FinalScore UNITS result payoff
Snafu13 Southern Methodist +175.0 money line to beat North Texas TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Snafu13 Western Kentucky +10000.0 money line to beat Wisconsin TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Louisville +26.0 points over Alabama TBD 55.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Under 56.0 points in the Wake Forest-Tulane game Wake Forest 23-17 55.00 WIN 50.00
ULhothot Hawaii +650.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Texas State +600.0 money line to beat Rutgers TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Louisville +1500.0 money line to beat Alabama TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Nevada-Las Vegas +1700.0 money line to beat Southern California TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Army +400.0 money line to beat Duke TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Central Michigan +650.0 money line to beat Kentucky TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Hawaii +400.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Texas-San Antonio +800.0 money line to beat Arizona State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Over 62.5 points in the Navy-Hawaii game TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Southern Methodist +170.0 money line to beat North Texas TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Minnesota -20.5 points over New Mexico State Minnesota 48-10 20.00 WIN 18.18
undercoverbull Connecticut +1500.0 money line to beat Central Florida Central Florida 56-17 1.00 LOSS -1.00

Valid parlays so far:

Sorry for the poor presentation here, but I wanted to get it published. I’m working to create one big report containing both the single bets and parlays, but that’s been more of a pain in the ass than you’d think. Aiming for next week.

More housekeeping:

  • A lot of stuff still doesn’t work right, namely the list of picks and the total in the dashboard. I am fixing this over the weekend.
  • I haven’t made an official rules post for 2018. The only major change from previous years is the addition of the Gambletron 2000. The official rules for that are:

4.1 GAMBLETRON 2000: At all times, one randomly-selected point spread will be offered at -102. This point spread will be one team in a game not involving South Florida, Central Florida, Florida State, or Florida. (Miami, FAU, FIU, and other AAC teams may appear.) The offering is changed every 60 to 120 minutes.

4.1.1 Any Gambletron bets count towards all weekly minimums. Gambletron bets are optional.

There is a complete ruleset on the protectyouru.net website.

  • You can still join! If you still want to sign up, send an email to angerthespy@gmail.com.

As always, use the space below to discuss your picks and this week’s games. And lob any questions/comments/suggestions about the new site in my direction.