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Super Bowl XLV Betting Prediction (Packers-Steelers)

This is ridiculous. You let the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers come into town and they bring their damn weather with them. Yesterday we had four inches of ice and snow, and right now the wind chill is -2. As a matter of fact, I think last night was the coldest temperature in Dallas in the last fifteen years. Not only that, but we have to play host to the teams that beat us four times in the Super Bowl. I guess we (the Cowboys) deserve this after such a stellar season. Oh well, let’s take a look at what should be a pretty good game:

The running game-This is going to be a key aspect for both teams. The Packers have had virtually no running game all season and still they are here. Running back James Starks has given them ground during this championship run, but he will now be facing the top run defense in the league. If the Packers can’t run, then the game will come down to Aaron Rodgers versus the Steeler secondary (a good secondary at that). On the flip side of the coin, consider this: Everybody talks about the Steeler defense, but guess what? The Packer defense is pretty solid also. If the Steelers are shut down on the ground and Ben Roethlisberger must go to the air, he is not nearly as mobile as Rodgers. If this happens the Packers win the game. The playing of games at Poker QQ site will be effective with poker tables. There will be offering of comfort and convenience to the poker players. The rates will be less when compared to the other gambling or poker websites.

Experience-The Steelers are in the Super Bowl for the third time in the last six years, and although they have lost many players during that span, they still have an experienced core to rely on. Media hype and Super Bowl pressure should not be an issue here. The Packers are considered a young team and they have not faced this kind of pressure before. Will this be a factor if the game is tied during the last two minutes? Edge: Steelers

The road to the Super Bowl-

The Steelers have played one less game as a result of the bye. They have played two home games, while the Packers have played three road games. In other words, the Steelers have had the easier road and should be better rested.

Once again: Edge Steelers

Intangibles-

After sitting on the bench for three years, waiting for Brett Farve to make up his mind whether he would play or not, Aaron Rodgers has proved himself. Anybody who thinks Rodgers won’t be able to handle the Super Bowl pressure is nuts. If he can take over the position of a legendary future Hall of Famer, who holds virtually every passing record in the NFL and perform the way he has: Pressure will not be an issue!

Prediction:

This should be a very close game, and we really need to see one considering some of the blowouts in the last ten years. My prediction: Packers by 3.

After that, get the hell out of town and bring your damn weather with you. I would like to play golf next week.

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The Price Of Gambling

People of all walks of life and of all types of backgrounds gamble. Ancient civilizations even had forms of gambling, whether it was wagering on the winner of a footrace or whether it was gambling on the outcome of a roll of the dice. There is just something in our blood that makes us love the thrill and the excitement of having the chance to win something from nothing. In turn, casinos make billions of dollars each year from this need that we have to gamble. Taking advantage of our love of gambling is extremely profitable, and this begs us to examine just how much we lose when we decide to gamble.

The first thing to consider with examining any aspect of gambling is what the odds are. Simply put, how big of an advantage does the house have? While this can change drastically from game to game, it generally becomes an exercise in mathematics. The easy way out, however, is to just look it up, whether online or in reference books. It’s not terribly difficult to find the house edge for any game offered at a casino or in a lottery. For example, most forms of blackjack have a house advantage of less than one percent, while some lotteries have a house advantage of over thirty percent.

Well, these are the popular ones because you even have cards and judi online to look forward to where the house advantage is nearly forty percent with much higher stakes and little to lose.

The second thing to consider when examining the risk when gambling is how much money are you putting at stake. While it’s obvious that the less money you wager, the less you have at risk, betting too low of an amount has an effect of killing the thrill and excitement–the very reason you were gambling in the first place. For these reasons, you should take some time to figure out what the right amount is for you to gamble with. You want to be wagering enough that you have fun and experience that thrill of gambling, but you don’t want to wager more than you’re comfortable with possibly losing.

Using a minimal amount of math, I’m going to show you how to use these two pieces of information (the house advantage and how much you want to gamble with) to figure out just how much you’re spending when you’re gambling. supposed you’ve decided that you want to play a blackjack game with a house edge of one percent, and you are going to be making bets of $10 on each hand. You’ll probably play about 30 hands an hour, so you’ll be wagering a total of about $300 an hour. Since the house’s edge is one percent, you can expect to lose about $3 in an hour of play. If you are having fun and decide to play for two hours, you’ll lose $6 on average, which is cheaper than going to see a two-hour movie in theaters. This seems like a good price for the entertainment.

You can make similar calculations using a very small a mount of math for nearly any gambling game. Suppose you live in North Carolina like I do and you want to buy a lottery ticket, maybe as a cheap Christmas present for a grand-son or cousin. You decide on a $5 scratch-off ticket, and after a little bit of research you discover that the North Carolina lottery has a house advantage of 50%. That means on average, your $5 ticket is really only worth $2.50. If this is a Christmas present, then you better hope that whoever gets it has $2.50 worth of excitement over it, or you’re better off buying them a $5 gift card.

A lot of people say gambling is a waste of time and money, but they don’t understand that entertainment has value as well. This would be like saying it was a waste of time and money to go out and watch a movie you really enjoyed. Hopefully now you understand how to decide if gambling is really worth the entertainment you get from it. Otherwise, you’re probably better off going to watch that movie.

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