(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
I play a game on my phone called Resources. It’s a hybrid of Pokemon Go and a business tycoon game. A recent update to it had this explanation:
Due to regulations of some national age rating systems, real money currency/symbols may not be used as currency for virtual play money.
I did not know that. I occasionally use the dollar sign when talking about the fake money in this game, so I may violating internet law somewhere. Not that I’m worried, especially because I don’t think it’s a US law, but it gives me an excuse to do something I’ve always wanted to do: create a currency symbol for PYU. Here’s my proposal:
That is “Latin capital letter U with ogonek.” It is used in Lithuanian, and several Native American languages. I like it because it incorporates “U” for “units,” a hook (slang term for the 1⁄2 point you can get caught on, which we’ll see in a minute), and looks like a football goalpost. You can type it, in Windows at least, by holding the Alt key and typing 0370 on the numeric keypad. 0371 for lower case. Plain old letter U may be used instead. Let me know what you think, or if you have any ideas for something better.
Friday night’s Tulane-Tulsa game was one of the best of the year. After 40 scoreless minutes, Tulane took a 14-0 lead. E-dogg42 had a parlay including the over 54, which looked like a sure loser even if Tulsa did somehow get the game into overtime. Enter Tulsa third-string QB Davis Brin:
You can skip to 1:54 for the good bits, but the whole highlight is worth watching. Tulsa won 30-24 in overtime, saving E-dogg42 from a 15Ų loss. But not AnthonyVito:
|anthonyvito||Over 54.5 points in the Tulane-Tulsa game||Tulsa 30-24||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
And this next one is gonna leave a mark. Coastal Carolina led Appalachian State by 4 on the last play of the game, which would have made these bets a winner:
|jrjs||Illinois +15.5 points over Nebraska; Appalachian State +5.5 points over Coastal Carolina; Liberty +3.5 points over North Carolina State (WIN,TBD,WIN)||Illinois 41-23; TBD; North Carolina State 15-14||40.00|
|jrjs||Appalachian State +5.5 points over Coastal Carolina; Central Florida +6.0 points over Cincinnati; Liberty +3.5 points over North Carolina State (TBD,WIN,WIN)||TBD; Cincinnati 36-33; North Carolina State 15-14||40.00|
|ULhothot||Appalachian State +5.5 points over Coastal Carolina||Coastal Carolina 34-23||10.00|
That’s $480 in parlay wins for jrjs, currently near the bottom of the table. But this happened:
Coastal Carolina pulls a miracle cover, jrjs loses, and this parlay bet suddenly become a winner instead:
|E-dogg42||Over 14.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 48.0 points in the Appalachian State-Coastal Carolina game; Coastal Carolina -4.5 points over Appalachian State (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Number of Games Cancelled 17-0; Coastal Carolina 34-23; Coastal Carolina 34-23||40.00||WIN||240.00|
Brutal beat. jrjs is down to 175.13, and can put it all on one bet in Week 13, if desired.
On the other end of the table, the clash of the titans between bullsonparade96 and speruche continues. After the 3:30 games, the former’s lead had shrunk to less than 25 dollars. But bullsonparade96 locked down this $900 parlay win:
|bullsonparade96||Over 8.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Under 68.5 points in the Florida-Vanderbilt game; Over 61.5 points in the Cincinnati-Central Florida game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Number of Games Cancelled 17-0; Florida 38-17; Cincinnati 36-33||150.00||WIN||900.00|
Later in the day, both players had large parlays undone by San Diego State’s loss to Nevada. The Aztecs got the ball to the four yard line late, but couldn’t score. This result actually benefitted speruche, who had would have won less than BOP and fallen even further behind. With little other action the rest of the day, the standings are now:
E-Dogg42, beneficiary of the Coastal Carolina win, netted 452.81 total and jumps from 6th to 4th. It’s still a long way to the top, though. Other than that, no major changes.
Finally, here’s a list of all the other bets than won more than $50:
|E-dogg42||Massachusetts +31.5 points over Florida Atlantic; Over 8.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 61.5 points in the Cincinnati-Central Florida game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Florida Atlantic 24-2; Number of Games Cancelled 17-0; Cincinnati 36-33||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|speruche||Over 51.5 points in the Michigan-Rutgers game; Over 53.0 points in the Arizona-Washington game; Southern California -2.5 points over Utah (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Rutgers 48-42; Washington 44-27; Southern California 33-17||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|speruche||Over 47.0 points in the Utah State-Wyoming game; Massachusetts +29.0 points over Florida Atlantic; Under 49.5 points in the Massachusetts-Florida Atlantic game (VOID,WIN,WIN)||Wyoming 0-0; Florida Atlantic 24-2; Florida Atlantic 24-2||83.16||WIN||216.22|
|ElliotMoore||Over 58.5 points in the Toledo-Eastern Michigan game; Over 61.5 points in the Western Michigan-Central Michigan game (WIN,WIN)||Toledo 45-28; Western Michigan 52-44||60.00||WIN||156.00|
|dsidwell31||Auburn -10.0 points over Tennessee; Southern California -2.5 points over Utah; Stanford -2.5 points over Washington State (WIN,WIN,VOID)||Auburn 30-17; Southern California 33-17; Stanford 0-0||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|ULhothot||Over 66.5 points in the Indiana-Ohio State game; Over 46.0 points in the San Diego State-Nevada game (WIN,WIN)||Ohio State 42-35; Nevada 26-21||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 62.5 points in the Northern Illinois-Ball State game; Over 8.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game (WIN,WIN)||Ball State 31-25; Number of Games Cancelled 17-0||40.00||WIN||104.00|
|speruche||Over 8.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game||Number of Games Cancelled 17-0||100.00||WIN||90.91|
|anthonyvito||Over 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game||Number of Games Cancelled 17-0||95.15||WIN||86.50|
There are 60 games scheduled for Week 13.
|Colorado State at Air Force||New Mexico at Utah State||Iowa State at Texas|
|Massachusetts at Liberty||Southern Mississippi at Alabama-Birmingham||Nebraska at Iowa|
|Central Florida at South Florida||Notre Dame at North Carolina||Stanford at California|
|Wyoming at Nevada-Las Vegas||Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan||Oregon at Oregon State|
|San Diego State at Fresno State||Washington at Washington State||Northern Illinois at Western Michigan|
|Kent State at Buffalo||Bowling Green State at Ohio||Ball State at Toledo|
|Kentucky at Florida||Arkansas at Missouri||Southern Methodist at East Carolina|
|Louisiana Tech at Florida International||Georgia Southern at Georgia State||Texas-El Paso at Rice|
|Miami (OH) at Akron||Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State||Minnesota at Wisconsin|
|Coastal Carolina at Texas State||South Alabama at Arkansas State||North Texas at Texas-San Antonio|
|Louisiana at Louisiana-Monroe||Auburn at Alabama||Rutgers at Purdue|
|Mississippi State at Mississippi||Louisiana State at Texas A&M||Western Kentucky at Charlotte|
|Georgia at South Carolina||Tennessee at Vanderbilt||Troy at Appalachian State|
|Texas Christian at Kansas||Nevada at Hawaii||Louisville at Boston College|
|San Jose State at Boise State||Duke at Georgia Tech||North Carolina State at Syracuse|
|Pittsburgh at Clemson||Virginia at Florida State||Kansas State at Baylor|
|Oklahoma at West Virginia||Texas Tech at Oklahoma State||Maryland at Indiana|
|Northwestern at Michigan State||Ohio State at Illinois||Penn State at Michigan|
|Arizona at UCLA||Tulsa at Houston||Colorado at Southern California|
|Utah at Arizona State||Memphis at Navy||Cincinnati at Temple|
As is now custom, any game on that list that is not played this week will count towards the cancellations bet. The house has been taking a beating on that bet, so this week I will more aggressively set the over/under. It will be released with the first batch of lines this week.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving week, and as always, be safe out there.