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DrSpaceman


from Chicago, IL

MEMBER SINCE   May 30, 2014

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2015 Sugar Bowl - I'm not sure if there will be another game I get to see like that in my lifetime.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Nick Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Kaleb Wesson
  • NFL TEAM: Da Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Oct 2019

That's why I'm saying you have to compare predictions with predictions. It's not necessarily "bias" if everyone thinks one team is going to win, but popular opinion.

Comment 11 Oct 2019

To an extent I agree with your methodology, but I think it's more of an apples to apples comparison if you compare predictions to predictions.

For example, maybe a better comparison would be whether or not they predicted a bigger margin of victory for a given SEC team than the Vegas spread? Ie) In the B1G vs. SEC matchups that the SEC lost, they consistently picked SEC teams to cover moreso than the general public/Vegas bettors. This would be really time consuming and difficult to do, though.

Comment 10 Oct 2019

H/t to IowaBuckeyes for the following tip on a "Northwestern Trip" forum post a few weeks ago. Just bought my tickets and looking forward to it!

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The Chicago alumni club is hosting a pre-game bash three blocks from the stadium.

The tailgate starts at 5:00pm and your ticket includes food, drink, and entertainment. There will be a domestic beer truck, craft beer bar, wine bar, and several tailgate food options. The tailgate will show the game on TV for those not going in the stadium.

Link to Facebook Event
Link to purchase tickets

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Northwestern's defense is comparable to MSU's in terms of SP+. But I'd say the Bucks still get between 42 and 49. Over.

Comment 08 Oct 2019

The Shutdown Fullcast is one of the best CFB podcasts. It's about 10 minutes game recap/preview and 1 hour worth of back and forth between Spencer Hall, Ryan Nanni, Holly Anderson and Jason Kirk.

They have some good gimmicks every year too. They'll do some live shows you can attend; think they did one at the Ann Arbor Public Library over the summer. And last year during the halftime of a game they had a "podcast" via dial in conference call.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

LOL if she thinks (even mild, as you described it) trash talking doesn't happen everywhere I don't know what to tell her. The dumb shit that got thrown my way at Purdue last year was much worse than what you described. It's all part of the game.