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Robinson: Auburn player investigated for point-shaving

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Point shave FAIL.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    "Can't win for losing . . . smh (shaking my head) . . . "

    Quote of the year.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Was a transfer from Texas, so Rick Barnes has cause for indigestion too.

    Seriously, if you are an AD and Robinson comes to town, go get your insurance license.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Five guys on the floor at a time, and only need to reach one guy who plays significant minutes for a significant edge . . .

    The oldest story ever told. Jack Molinas laughs.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    They were underdogs in both games. Didn't cover against Bama. Did cover against the Hogs when he got hurt and left the game.

    But at least his girlfriend is hot.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Roll Tide.

    That's all.
  8. HookEm2014

    HookEm2014 Member

    Man, I was sad when he transferred from Texas too, now I'm glad he decided to take his talents elsewhere -- literally it seems.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can still transfer to Western State.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    You can shave points in losses too. IIRC, that's how some of the 40s/50s shaving scandals first broke -- teams who were single-digit dogs started losing game after game by 15+.

    In fact, theoretically, it's probably easier for gamblers to "get to" players on mid-range mediocre teams. If you're gonna lose half your games anyway, is it really that big a deal if you lose some of them by 17 instead of 7??
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Of course it is, but the appeal of point-shaving as opposed to outright dumping games is that you can make money betting against yourself without having to lose.
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