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Sopranos were clueless re: sports betting

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Watching the episode where Christopher gets his button and is given the sportsbook.

    Awful, pathetic account of betting sports.

    Chris has most of his money on USC giving 11, and they are up 12.

    Chris tells morons in the parlor that Oregon is at their 45 with no timeouts.

    Then, one moron says "Oregon has an All-American kicker."

    Chris goes nuts in anger, "Why didn't somebody tell me?!"

    As if a team would EVER kick in the last minute to take a game's spread from 12 to 9!

    So amateurish that it affects my overall grade of the show.
     
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Chris is just a moron?
     
  3. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    He's dead now
     
  4. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Hey, maybe covering the spread is important in Eugene...?
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Since when are Oregon games shown on the East Coast?
     
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    c'mon, slap, it wasn't an oregon game. it was a usc game. :D ;) ::)
     
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    It was like, in 1984, an episode of sports betting on Silver Spoons had little Ricky Schroeder lose $100 when he bet Colts-Jets. Went with the Jets and, I think, he had to give up a field goal.

    Instead of the message that Sports Betting is the Devil, THAT episode launched a lifetime of interest in the spread of sporting events for me...for 25 years.

    Thanks NBC! :)
     
  8. Castaway

    Castaway New Member

    "The Black Stallion" did the same for me and horse racing...thanks Walter Farley!
     
  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Much more often than you'd think - that's the only live football going on at midnight. I've spent many a night after deadline watching Oregon-Cal or some such game.
     
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Field goal, onside kick; another field goal, onside kick; touchdown.

    Don't mess with Duck strategy.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You want to get a searing pain in your gut, Nexflix the movie Yonkers Joe.

    Outside of some of the splendid dice-mechanic shots . . . when you consider
    who was involved in the production of this epic . . . you're astounded at just
    how moronic it is.

    With very, very narrow, isolated exceptions, the public media doesn't get gambling
    right, at all. Yes, the NFL is tremendous TV programming. That isn't
    "getting" gambling . . . it's pandering.

    I could write a book. Might.
     
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