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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    For the first time in a long time, I'm watching Sports Center regularly again, almost entirely because I am a big fan of Scott Van Pelt.

    I think his new version of SC is entertaining, fun and informative. And they talk about gambling!

    Was curious what others thought.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't understand the value of gambling talk - particularly after the fact. It's like having someone talk about their fantasy league team.
    Stoney likes this.
  3. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    He talks about it before the fact, too. Makes picks on Thursdays, I believe.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Whoop de doo. You really think Scott Van Pelt's Thursday picks are providing any insight that the folks who set the spreads are missing?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I've been meaning to check it out, but I always forget to DVR it.

    Thankfully, Stoney has come to the rescue and rendered the entire thing worthless. So there's that. Thanks, man!
    Mr. Sunshine and YankeeFan like this.
  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Huge Van Pelt fan. Love the new show.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not interested in his picks anymore than the guy two cubicles over from me who's in a free-picks contest with his friends. Now if he has betting slips, that's different. Then you're into it.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    You think SVP doesn't bet the picks he gives? You wanna see his Bovada screenshots every week?
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Do the folks who set the spreads objectively provide a spread that essentially handicaps the games? Or are the lines set with the intention of providing a misleading spread to induce most people to bet a particular way in most games?

    Maybe there should be a gambling show where experts with no skin in the game set lines or at least critique the established lines
    Songbird likes this.
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