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Every Interweb site tomorrow will post Blake Lively’s nude pictures and in case Big Rips is your only news and weather source (80s hot and humid in the Boston area tomorrow) why not join them…enjoy!


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I’m sure most Big Rips readers have heard that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, Jo-Jo Reyes, hadn’t won a start in 28 consecutive starts until his  impressive 11-1 complete game win yesterday.  It’s the longest losing streak for a starter in almost 30 years and I missed it.  For a gambler this would be like seeing Halley’s Comet and hitting a 6 team parlay on the same day.  Just doesn’t happen very often.  I wasn’t sure how to analyze this infamous steak from a bettors point of view, but for fun I broke it down like this.

For arguments sakes let’s say I bet against Reyes on June 18, 2008, which was the beginning of the streak.  The Braves – which was his current team – actually won 5-2 that day.  Reyes pitched well, 7 IP 5 H 2 R 1 ER, nice line.   For some reason I decide to keep betting against Reyes until he wins.  Jo Jo’s teams (Braves and Blue Jays) go a whopping 6-21 since 6/18.  To play the ‘what if ‘ game some more, let’s say he was always the underdog and I bet $500 against Reyes until he won.  Over the 4 year period I would have netted $6,100 since his last win.  Which doesn’t seem like a lot of money to win during the streak.

So to really make money, I think the smart thing to do is bet $6,100 against him next start. Jo Jo hasn’t won in almost 4 years, no way he wins back to back to starts, right?

-SD

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The NBA Finals tips off tonight and it seems like it’s been longer since an NBA game was played than a post on Big Rips.  Both are unacceptable.  But when the sun comes out and you’ve been cooped up in a 700 square foot apartment with shit weather since last Labor Day, plus the Man has you working, things slip.  Fortunately since I’ve taken some time away from Bigrips.wordpress.com (which the thieves at Hugedomains.com are still charging $12,500 for) I haven’t been contributing to My Bookie’s college fund for his kid.  But at the same time, I haven’t won any money either and the thrill you get from winning a bet has been absent.

I’m looking to cash in this NBA finals and make up for getting smoked in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.  I bet with my heart and you can’t do that, even when the worst collection of people (not talent) in sports history play on one team.  I was talking with a friend and we both agreed that Dwayne Wade was an ok guy prior to Lebron and Bosh coming to town.  We compared the situation to being in High School and your mom not wanting you to hang out with two popular friends who have bad reputations. You end up becoming friends with them and get caught holding their bong and maybe get in a scuffle or two that you didn’t start. Even if you don’t change as  person you inherit a shitty reputation.  That’s Dwayne Wade.  Likeable pre-Big Three and now just a huge douche.

I’m sick of watching this Heat team steam roll past the Sixers, Celtics and Bulls, while losing money along way.  Most of my bets have been out of spite and now I have to admit the Heat are the best team in this tournament.  The Defense is sick.  I didn’t realize that.  The bench has been serviceable.  Joel Anthony, Udonis Haslem, James Jones and Mario Chalmers are contributing just enough.  And the Big Three are nasty.  I’ve never seen so many wide open fast break drunks since the 1992 Dream Team.  I’m betting smart this series, taking the following

Bet the Miami Heat -190 – with major regret – to win the NBA championship, no Caron Butler means no one can slow Lebron and Dwayne Wade +400 to win the MVP – I have Lebron at EVEN – smart play has to be on D. Wade.

Good luck,

-SD

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I’ll be the first one to admit it, I am a huge bandwagon hockey fan.  I gradually got into late in college and stopped when I lived with four dudes who thought The Lord Stanley Cup was something out of the Lord of the Rings trilogyy. I’m one who can’t stand bandwagon fans, there’s nothing worse than having a conversation with someone who says “Did you see Wes Welker get that touchdown?” or “Paul Pierce was ferocious, he stole it away all night from the Knicks”…brutal.  Anyway, I sound like a broad when I talk about hockey, I know the players on the ice, but the if I had a gun to my head I couldn’t tell you the difference between icing, offsides or boarding.  I like the speed of the game and that the NHL allows players to fight without suspensions.

Call me a Black and Gold Hat, but I try to make up for my chick like tendencies, by betting the Bruins.  I‘ve got the B’s at +105 and will gladly take those odds.  

Good luck, Go B’s

-SD

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Was this an audition for Apollo Creed’s role for the Rocky IV remake or did he have money on Denis Lebedev?

-SD

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His number got called this week for a reason.  His flying elbow is putting a stop to that batshit crazy ‘God’ who is trying to end the world today.  Oooo-Yeaaaaa.

RIP Macho Man and the original flying elbow.

-SD

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How did My Guy not offer an O/U for Osama Bin Laden’s death?

USA!

-SD

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