Initially built by NASA to set lines for the Las Vegas casinos in the late 1950s (Who do you think funded the Apollo missions? The government? It was the mob …), The Sin City Betbot 6000 calculated lines for over 30 years. The Betbot was given various upgrades through the years, not always with the best equipment, but he was very good at setting lines, and living the good life.
The Betbot was de-commissioned in 1990 after San Francisco destroyed Denver in the Super Bowl. The 45-point spread simply fried a number of the Betbot’s wires and he retired. The Betbot was discovered by Fantasysharks.com and retooled to give fantasy advice. He lives now to give his own unique, well-cultured take on the NFL. The Sin City Betbot 6000 Presents is transcribed by Tom Walls because “typing … BZZT … is a dame’s job.”
As many of you know, I wrote about Daily Fantasy Football for Fantasy Sharks a couple years ago. I’m proud…BZT… of the work I did for the site, and I spent my winnings wisely.
If you’re on this site you know about the recent controversy affecting Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). This is a big deal, a very big deal. If you’re going to put good money down on a wager, you expect an even playing field. The forms of insider trading that have been alleged by employees of DFS sites would have provided them a very unfair advantage over the rest of the players who weren’t privy to the % Started/Played stats that…BZZZT… the employees of those sites are purported to have had access to. It’s alleged that the employees of these DFS sites would take this information and place wagers on a competitor’s site. If this took place, employees of DFS companies need to be regulated so that they can’t play on any DFS site at all.
Onto the on-field stuff…
Humility, not an easy concept for NFL coaches. However , certain coaches need to learn humility if they want to have success. Case in Point: Chip Kelly. His insistence on running hurry-up out of the shotgun (and the same 3 run plays) to DeMarco Murray cost him a couple of wins. The fact that he wouldn’t throw the ball downfield allowed defenses to stack up against the run and shorter throws. The Eagles have had success when they throw the ball down the field, modify to a slightly slowed down form of their offense and sometimes use a direct snap. If the Eagles don’t do these things against the Giants in the first few minutes of the game, Chip Kelly is incapable of humility.
If Big Ben was starting for the Steelers this week; the Cardinals/Steelers game may have set a record for total points scored in a game.
So long, and remember – showgirls and gin, my friends – Showgirls and BZZZZT gin.