Good Bet At Olympics (400m hurdles)

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  1. Moz

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    I've been watching the Olympics 400m hurdles and believe that Angelo Taylor is underpriced to win the final.

    Clement is a class act but arguably has achieved less overall than Taylor and also isn't the most fluent of hurdlers. Watching the heats Taylor has looked the more impressive. However, because of a generally indifferent season Taylor finds himself second favourite.

    There are two ways of approaching this - a straight win bet on Taylor at about 5/2. However given the threat from Clement and the lack of a strong challenger for silver outside the two of them I will be backing Taylor on sporting index's performance index.

    A 2 unit buy at 26 on A. Taylor.

    This means if he wins I win 48 units, he comes 2nd I lose 2 units, 3rd I lose 32 units. If he's unplaced I lose 52 units.

    Any one else on with me?
     
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    Well I hope some of you were on with me as Angelo Taylor wins by a mile.

    I'm off to buy a stringing machine....:)
     
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  3. goober

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    yah it seemed like a pretty safe bet no doubt on paper.

    how much money did you make?:)
     
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    My stakes are relatively small these days, so only about $700.
     
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  5. tfm1973

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    lol. talk about making the olympics even more compelling to watch. i like that moz. you're my kind of scum. :)

    it didn't even occur to me that you could bet on the olympics but then again you can bet on just about ANYTHING.
     
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  6. goober

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    Nice!
    My idea of high stakes is going from the $5 blackjack table to the $20-25 ones.:)
     
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