Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 13

I'm still missing a lot of picks from y'all

Just woke up and heading to work so I'll update this hopefully when I get my lunch break.


I will check the time stamp to make sure they were submitted on time :)
If I just forgot yours, gently remind me as I have had a long week.

Nick GColts
Joe GLions
Craig O
Craig T
Bill RDophins
Old ManColts
Steph T
Jason R
Mike TBengals
Rob LColts
Bill M
Jason D
Tony V

Edit #3 - added more people or last minute changes via text/email after i left for work
Craig o houston
Craig t colts
Sergio packers
Jake bengals
Serge rams
Bill r - dolphins
Steph T - colts
Stephanie - ravens

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Life is Not A Porn Script

A few weeks back I was out picking up dinner and upon leaving the establishment I was approached by a man and his wife who started to talk and I immediately said that I didn't have any money on me.
While walking the man was speaking and said that he wasn't looking for any money or a handout he was just asking for....

And I cut him off and said that I didn't have any.
Then he finished by saying he just was looking for someone to give his wife a ride home because it was cold outside and they had their 4 month old baby with them and they didn't want the baby to catch cold.

Indeed there was a 4 month old child with them and indeed it was bloody chilly that evening.

I thought briefly about it and decided that I couldn't let the child suffer because the parents were fucking idiots.

After deciding that I was willing to be trusting and that I wasn't going to be stabbed and left for dead somewhere I helped the lady load up the stroller and get into the car where I proceeded to drive her about 15-20 minutes out of my way so that she could get her baby home.

On the way we had basic small time conversation which mostly centered around how shitty her life was and how useless her hubby is. They needed $300 by tomorrow to pay the rent or were evicted, they have no food at home, they blah blah blah. When we arrived at the final destination I got the stroller out of the trunk.

Here is where the problem occurred.
Not once did she reach over to the driver's seat to rub on my junk.
Not once did she try to undo my zipper and give me road head.
I didn't even get an invite up to her apartment so that she could repay in kindness with a hummer or a toss.

I went out of my way and did this great deed and I received no type of compensation for my services, oral or otherwise.
I'm a nice guy. Trusting, too trusting and as such my life is not and never will be like a porno movie.
Everything I know is a lie.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Small Withdraws

As a sort of continuation to my last post based on the comments that I received.

In my head, up until just recently, it has been an All-or-Nothing proposition.
The whole reason why is that just appears to be the way I work, I dive head first into everything and sort out the rest after the fact.

Recently, much like had been suggested by Rob and Lightning I have been leaning towards just removing a portion and playing on that knowing that I could always dip back into the cookie jar if the need arose.

Rob also asked if I had more than just what I was considering withdrawing and without really touching upon a "how much" type of answer, the answer is yes.
However, actual amounts (right now) don't actually matter because when I started contributing to my companies stock program it was really only done as a way to save money up for bigger purchase times.
Things like xmas, vacations and other things of that ilk.  This is money that I currently do not consider to be a part of my retirement (that's what my 401k is for) but instead is just sitting around waiting for me to use it on something.

The nice thing about our stock program is that the company takes your money out per paycheck over the course of 6 months and then makes a purchase for your account, making this purchase at a 15% discount of the closing price on the day of the purchase.
So, a lot of people have used this as a forced savings with a bonus.
Since stock is bought on November 30th a lot of us poor slobs like to sell on December 1st and take our 15% bonus and use that to buy gifts.  

So here I sit, broken hearted, paid to shit but only farted.
At this point I am just waiting for the newest deposit to hit the account so that I can make my withdraw and start putting some hours into the green felt again.
The main reason why I am waiting is because of tax implications.  The newest deposit will cost me the least amount of gain to claim while the oldest deposit that I have in there was a stock purchase valued in the lower $30/share range which has almost doubled in price.  

My next time playing will probably be during Nicks next big Vegas trip, which I do believe also coincides with Lightning coming out as well.  This way I can start getting my feet with with the comfort of friendly conversation which always helps mask the fact that I"ll probably be nitting it up quite a bit over my first bunch of sessions.

Now to get my boy ready for school so I can enjoy some quiet time before I have to head into work.

Fame or Shame Week 12 Results

Week 12 results are in and the top teams got a little tighter.

The top team went a little too heavy on packer reliance so a bunch of others who decided the Colts or Pats were the better bet made up some ground.

The top 10 people are all over 200 points currently and are all within range of having First Place with just one correct blowout picked in the upcoming weeks.

PackersW24-2113 252 Nick G
ColtsW23-330 249 Joe G
ColtsW23-330 240 Craig O
ColtsW23-330 237 Jake
BengalsW22-1319 236 Sergio
EaglesW43-2429 231 Randy
ColtsW23-330 230 Serge
ColtsW23-330 218 Mauri
PatriotsW34-935 207 Bosko
PackersW24-2113 200 Craig T
ColtsW23-330 178 Bill R
ColtsW23-330 178 Stephanie
PackersW24-2113 151 Old Man
49ersW17-1314 137 Steph T
PatriotsW34-935 113 Claudia
PackersW24-2113 109 Jason R
ChiefsL20-24(4)104 Mike T
PackersW24-2113 100 Rob L
49ersW17-1314 65 Carnell
59 Bill M
ChiefsL20-24(4)35 Spank
12 Jason D
7 Tony V

Sunday, November 23, 2014

fame or shame delay

Apologies,  had a rough personal night and barely woke up in time to get to work.
Will get the picks posted after i get home.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Unable to Pull the Trigger

As I have not really discussed here (though I had a post planned and life got in the way as it currently sits about a quarter written in my drafts bin) my wife has given me the OK to take on Poker as a second, part time job so that I can play the game I love and earn a little extra income at the same time.

My original plan was to pull out $5,000 from my work stock account and use that as my bankroll and pay the money back after I doubled up.  I was going to start playing in December one or two days a week (at most) and have it mostly scheduled out around our jobs and the kids with more room for playing after our spawn is born at the end of January and she takes 4-6 months off of work.

That was the plan and watching the stock at work I just kept putting it off because there were small increases every time I checked out the value of my account.

So, I'd log in and next thing I know I told myself that I'd put it off until next week and this became my pattern.

Then this past week there was a day where the stock jumped up over $3 per share and as I sit and write this today it's up about 80 cents over the close of yesterday (which was a small drop).

As time went on I started to justify not buying it because the next stock purchase was right around the corner and I'm adding about $2k to the account from withdraws over the past 6 months.  I said to myself that after that was added in I would then get the withdraw and start playing, though I feel like this probably won't be the case and I'll come up with another excuse.

Over the past month the value has increased by about 20% so I feel quite justified in leaving my money in the account.

The more time passes the more I am realizing I'm not going to withdraw the money so I'm currently trying to talk myself into just withdrawing the next deposit and playing on $2,000 and slowly building it up.

I miss playing poker and it would be nice to be able to consistently get back to the tables instead of just once or twice every few months.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fame or Shame week 11 results

This week should be known as the Shake-Up

Congrats on everyone who didn't pick the Broncos, and congrats to the guy who realized that GB is going to kill everyone, thus taking 1st place with a little bit of space.

The race for the top 4 teams is still a tight one with 7 teams at 200 or higher.

PackersW53-2043 239 Nick G
SteelersW27-2413 219 Joe G
PatriotsW42-2032 217 Sergio
ChargersW13-617 210 Craig O
SteelersW27-2413 207 Jake
SteelersW27-2413 202 Randy
BronocosL7-22(15)200 Serge
49ersW16-1016 188 Mauri
BroncosL7-22(15)187 Craig T
ChargersW13-617 172 Bosko
BroncosL7-22(15)148 Bill R
SteelersW27-2413 148 Stephanie
BroncosL7-22(15)138 Old Man
BroncosL7-22(15)123 Steph T
ChargersW13-617 108 Mike T
BroncosL7-22(15)96 Jason R
BroncosL7-22(15)87 Rob L
BroncosL7-22(15)78 Claudia
59 Bill M
ChargersW13-617 51 Carnell
BroncosL7-22(15)39 Spank
12 Jason D
BroncosL7-22(15)7 Tony V

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fame or Shame week 11

The picks are in, well - most of them.

Looks like the Broncos are the team to go with this week.

There were also some minor point changes from last week and bad copy/pasting.

215 SergeBronocos
206 Joe G
202 Craig TBroncos
196 Nick GPackers
194 JakeSteelers
193 Craig OChargers
189 RandySteelers
185 Sergio
172 Mauri49ers
163 Bill R
155 BoskoChargers
153 Old ManBroncos
138 Steph TBroncos
135 StephanieSteelers
111 Jason RBroncos
102 Rob LBroncos
93 ClaudiaBroncos
91 Mike TChargers
59 Bill M
54 SpankBroncos
22 Tony VBroncos
12 Jason D
34 Carnell

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Biggest Win was my Worst Failure

So this weekend, in the realm of sports betting, was my biggest payoff so far.
After my parlay tickets were all lined up I ended up getting paid out (including getting my bets back) almost Two Hundred Bucks.
My biggest payoff before that was about $65.
How I ended up getting there was via 3 parlay cards all cashing based on the Eagles winning by 6.5 or greater (and me forgetting to hit the casino on the way to work to hedge to guarantee myself some profit).

I hit two 3 Team Parlays and a 5 team parlay
Broncos -11.5, Cowboys -7.5 and Eagles -6.5.
Chiefs +1, 49ers +5.5 and Eagles -6.5
Broncos -11.5, Cardinals -7, Packers -7.5, Seahawks -9.5 and Eagles -6.5

All that added up to me having a balance of $199 and some change in my Sports Connection (Station Casinos Sports Betting App) account.

Am I happy?  Well hell yeah I am because I started by just putting $50 bucks in the account around the start of the football season so this means that while I haven't been amazingly successful I am also not losing money.

However, I did not come here to brag about me being slightly better than break even over the course of 10 weeks.  I came here, instead, to tell you how this weekend was such a failure.

I didn't even realize it until I went over every single one of my cards.
For the record, I only had 4 other cards and a total of $35 actual money riding on Sunday.

I lost a 3 teamer which had  the Ravens, Steelers and Eagles.
I lost a 4 teamer that had the Chiefs, Packers, Steelers and Eagles.
I lost a 5 teamer that had the Broncos, Steelers, Packers, Eagles and Ravens.
I lost an 8 teamer that had the Ravens, Chiefs, Lions, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons, 49ers and Eagles.

You all see the common denominator right?
The Steelers.
The ONLY team I picked wrong all weekend long was my own team, which I'm OK with.
I am just annoyed that I only got ONE team wrong.  Normally I have two or 3 spread out.

However, that one team cost me pretty big.
3 team payout (including getting my money back) is about 35 bucks.
4 team payout would be about 65 bucks.
5 team payout would be about 130 payout.
8 team payout would be about 750.

I missed out on about $955 extra because the Steelers Sucked it up against a team they should have beaten pretty badly.

So, instead of having an $1155 weekend I had a $200 weekend.
I want to be happy about it, I just fucking can't bring myself to do it right now.

Next week - that's where the money will be waiting for me!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 10 Results

Green Bay
This was the right pick and only two people got it right.

The big winner of the day was Joe G who was in 9th place and now resides in 2nd place.
The big loser was Bill R who was in 2nd place and picked the Steelers and now resides in 10th.
What a weekend.

I added a column for Last Week (LW) so everyone could see where they were ranked the previous week.

RavensW21-724 215 Serge1
PackersW55-1451 206 Joe G9
BroncosW41-1734 202 Craig T3
SeahawksW38-1731 196 Nick G4
BroncosW41-1734 194 Jake5
BroncosW41-1734 193 Craig O6
BroncosW41-1734 189 Randy8
CardinalsW31-4127 185 Sergio7
BroncosW41-1734 172 Mauri10
SteelersL13-20(7)163 Bill R2
BroncosW41-1734 155 Bosko11
BroncosW41-1734 153 Old Man12
BroncosW41-1734 138 Steph T14
PackersW41-1734 118 Stephanie15
SteelersL13-20(7)111 Jason R13
BroncosW41-1734 102 Rob L16
BroncosW41-1734 93 Claudia19
CardinalsW31-4127 91 Mike T17
59 Bill M20
SteelersL13-20(7)54 Spank18
DolphinsL16-20(4)22 Tony V21
12 Jason D22
0 Carnell23