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Thread: Am I an idiot?

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    Senior Member All-Star SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
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    Am I an idiot?

    I put $30 on the Twins to win the World series at 180:1 odds.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- L. Harvey Oswald


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    Extraordinarily awesome. You can kiss your money goodbye but that doesn't make the action any less awesome. And the money is the least important thing if you do hit on the longshot odds.

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    Nope! There are many worse things you could blow $30 on. Go Twins!
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Assuming $30 isn't your life savings , it's just a fun thing to do.

    As for whether you're an idiot, I don't know you well enough -- but Mark DeRosa is telling me to go ahead and vote yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Assuming $30 isn't your life savings , it's just a fun thing to do.

    As for whether you're an idiot, I don't know you well enough -- but Mark DeRosa is telling me to go ahead and vote yes.
    While extremely unlikely, $30 to win $5,400 sounds like a reasonable risk/reward. Not an idiot at all.

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    Is it wrong I was ready with my answer before I even clicked on the thread to see why?


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    An idiot would take the Twins at 20:1 odds. Betting on them at 180:1 just makes you a homer.

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    Much better odds than winning the Powerball. I know people who throw a lot more than $30 a year at that.

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    Do I think you're an idiot? Hell no...bets like this are a lot of fun, and most people can afford $30. I hope you win!

    Do I think you're going to win? No comment...

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    If (or maybe I should say when) you win, I am assuming a significant portion of your winnings will be contributed to TwinsDaily.com to help it to continue to evolve into on of the premier webpages on the world wide web.

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    I opened the thread only to ensure Rally Monkey was an option. Thread approved.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I opened the thread only to ensure Rally Monkey was an option. Thread approved.
    I voted Yes just because of the Rally Monkey option. I hate that @^$%$@# monkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Hocking View Post
    If (or maybe I should say when) you win, I am assuming a significant portion of your winnings will be contributed to TwinsDaily.com to help it to continue to evolve into on of the premier webpages on the world wide web.
    A portion (all?) of the potential winnings have already been committed to the "Get DeRosa out of Retirement Foundation".
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    I was in Vegas the first weekend in August in 2010 with few buddies. One was a Auburn alum. One day, after day-drinking by the MGM Grand pool, my buddy who went to Auburn went to the betting table and put $100 on Auburn winning the national title (they were unranked at the time if you recall). We all called him an idiot and tried to stop him.

    And then Auburn won the national title and he won like $4k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Is it wrong I was ready with my answer before I even clicked on the thread to see why?

    This! Exactly this!

    But I voted no. As a moderator I feel I need to, ahem, 'set an example,' and can't really approve of calling anyone an idiot, whether there is any validity to it or not.

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    $30 to win $5400? Yes please!
    I bent my wookie...

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    I think you're awesome

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    Grrr... I remember the Rally Monkey, can't vote for that!

    If you'd had a 'Why not' button, I woulda gone for it. Might still...

    Anyway, central to the beauty of the game is that it's 162, and who gets hot at the right time. Don't forget injuries... I have a Barves fan crying in my beer right now. Even have an El Birdo buddy who put $5 on the Twins to win it all this year.

    Over the course of a long season, crazy stuff happens- even good stuff. Witness the 2012/2013 BoSox. Or, the 86/87 Twins...
    Last edited by BigTrane; 04-08-2014 at 09:34 AM.
    Feel free to pile on about Suzuki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gernzy View Post
    $30 to win $5400? Yes please!
    Yep, but really liking your signature...
    Feel free to pile on about Suzuki.

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    If you die thinking that was the worst money you ever spent then yes, otherwise no.

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