Posted: 11:59 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered. I cannot actually feel the earth move.)
It's time for our Week 2 Protect Your Unit picks thread!
For starters, I'd like to apologize for a couple minor glitches at the bet entry site. First, some of you couldn't place bets on Tuesday because the website was still counting your Week 1 bets towards your limit. This has been fixed. Second, I haven't delivered on some promised upgrades. I'm working on it, I swear. Monitor the News page at protectyouru.net for updates.
Onto the actual betting action. In reverse alphabetical order this time:
If you paid close attention to this week's lines, you saw a lot of line movement and split opportunities. And even without looking for day-to-day value opportunities, the six Oddsshark.com sports books offered widely differing lines within a day, especially for over/under bets. Even now, there are lines that vary by a touchdown! And there are a lot of underdogs getting big points, and crazy money lines.
The other big issue this week is who Danj725 picked in the USF-Michigan State game, since he was the only one to correctly pick McIAAteamthatshallneverbespokenofagain State +20 last week. He took... USF +24 ATS vs Michigan State. You heard the man: we'll be within three and a half touchdowns! Progress.
Also, I want to give a doff o' the cap to zls44, who hit the first parlay of the season last week. He took the over in both Colorado-Colorado State and Florida State-Pittsburgh, both of which won easily. If you want to make a 2- or 3-bet parlay, please email me your preferences for now until I get the Parlay Builder built. (Software development is hard.)
Remember, this is not the deadline to submit picks: you may place your fake-money bets on any game until 1 hour before kickoff at protectyouru.net. This list will update to reflect any new bets that are placed.
Use the comments section to talk about your picks! Lord knows there isn't much USF football news this week except OH GOD WOULD THE NEXT GAME PLEASE GET HERE ALREADY WE CAN'T POSSIBLY BE THAT BAD I MEAN EVEN NEW MEXICO STATE AND BUFFALO AND NORTHWESTERN IN THE 80s AND KANSAS STATE BEFORE BILL SNYDER AND ALL THESE RUSH JOB I-A PROGRAMS LIKE GEORGIA STATE AND UTSA NEVER LOST A GAME THAT BADLY WHY WHY WHY.