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rbedgood
07-09-2008, 03:27 AM
Well I'm going to put something together and thought I'd get it started...the Summer Olympics this year are running from Aug 8-24th. I will have the thread open, but the odds on some events will "close" as those events finalize. Likely the entire betting will close by the 19th or 20th. I will take ideas for additional events through Aug 1st, and will put up a lot of events, but don't be offended if I don't put yours up as I may not have any idea on odds.

Guru
07-09-2008, 03:46 AM
Definitely should include something about that 41 year old swimmer winning her event. Also, how many times the USA women's volleyball players slap each other on the ***.

rbedgood
07-09-2008, 04:12 AM
Definitely should include something about that 41 year old swimmer winning her event.

i'll look into this one....do you have a name? I did this event for everyone else, really I couldn't care much for the Olympics...



Also, how many times the USA women's volleyball players slap each other on the ***.

I'd be happy to watch and "count", but I'm not sure on the odds... :D

Guru
07-09-2008, 05:10 AM
i'll look into this one....do you have a name? I did this event for everyone else, really I couldn't care much for the Olympics...



I'd be happy to watch and "count", but I'm not sure on the odds... :D

Her name is Dara Torres.

As far as the VB odds..... How about a million to one they don't even touch each other rumps. heh Based on what they did 4 years ago, they couldn't keep their hands off of each other. Even Matt Lauer brought it up in an interview with them. It was hilarious.

Guru
07-09-2008, 05:13 AM
One question. On the multiple choices like Phelps, if you pick that he wins 4 golds, does that mean it has to be 4 and 1, 2, and 3 don't count? Or if he wins 5, 4 doesn't count.

rbedgood
07-09-2008, 06:00 AM
One question. On the multiple choices like Phelps, if you pick that he wins 4 golds, does that mean it has to be 4 and 1, 2, and 3 don't count? Or if he wins 5, 4 doesn't count.

Exactly...if he wins 3, only 3 pays out. That is why the odds are steeper. And most of them specify "gold", so if he wins 8 total medals but only 5 are gold, then the "5 gold" pays out and the "8 total" pays out.

The team events have an option for "any medal" but most of the other events are based on gold, as specified.

Also I included a few bets towards the end for Canada, and one funny prop bet I made up for the "Redneck Triathalon". Shooting, Archery and horses seemed fitting for the name.

Please post any other questions, as I'm sure someone else is thinking them.

rbedgood
07-29-2008, 01:22 AM
Updated odds.

Chiefster
08-02-2008, 12:13 AM
U S A! U S A! U S A! U S A!

Coach
08-03-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm gonna be a billionaire.

rbedgood
08-11-2008, 03:21 AM
Updated odds...

First athlete caught doping
US didn't win first gold medal of Olympics
Updated odds on events in progress and total medal count

Updated odds on Michael Phelps progress

Guru
08-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Updated odds...

First athlete caught doping
US didn't win first gold medal of Olympics
Updated odds on events in progress and total medal count

Updated odds on Michael Phelps progress

What athlete was caught doping? I missed this.

rbedgood
08-12-2008, 06:50 AM
What athlete was caught doping? I missed this.

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/cycling/news?slug=ap-cyc-doping-moreno&prov=ap&type=lgns

Some Spanish Cyclist dude...you have to wonder about those guys in spandex.

Guru
08-12-2008, 08:18 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/cycling/news?slug=ap-cyc-doping-moreno&prov=ap&type=lgns

Some Spanish Cyclist dude...you have to wonder about those guys in spandex.

Just to verify though...

No athletes lose medals during the games due to failed drug tests (http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/vbookie.php?do=viewitem&item_id=127)

still stands then. She wasn't stripped of a medal.

rbedgood
08-13-2008, 12:27 AM
^^^Thanks Guru, fixed odds to reflect actual event status. McLovin got a freebie run at those fat odds...Happy Birthday.

rbedgood
08-13-2008, 08:24 PM
^^^Updated odds (again)...

Phelps is now at 5 gold medals
US Softball team is cruising
US is doing well in the pool
US men's basketball is playing well
No medals confiscated yet
US medal count already at 29

Chiefster
08-13-2008, 09:33 PM
^^^Updated odds (again)...

Phelps is now at 5 gold medals
US Softball team is cruising
US is doing well in the pool
US men's basketball is playing well
No medals confiscated yet
US medal count already at 29


USA!!!
USA!!!
USA!!!

rbedgood
08-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Updated odds again...

Phelps now at 6 medals, with 1 relay essentially in the bag...has only 1 individual event left tomorrow night...all bets will close tomorrow.

tornadospotter
08-17-2008, 01:28 AM
Phelps 8 Gold medals!

Chiefster
08-17-2008, 02:17 AM
Phelps 8 Gold medals!

Phelps is an absolute beast!

I love how they shut up the smack talking French relay team. :bananen_smilies046:

tammietailgator
08-17-2008, 11:51 AM
Phelps is an absolute beast!

I love how they shut up the smack talking French relay team. :bananen_smilies046:
He is a freak of nature!! I love him!


BTW - great picture of your son! Is that his senior pic?

tornadospotter
08-17-2008, 02:19 PM
He is a freak of nature!! I love him!


BTW - great picture of your son! Is that his senior pic?
I wonder if he can play football?

Guru
08-19-2008, 12:59 AM
I am getting so sick of the gymnastics judges.

McLovin
08-19-2008, 01:06 AM
Yeah I heard that Alicia Sacramone was robbed by the judges, did they do something else to someone else. Wouldn't suprise me .. almost seems as if they were threatened by the Chinese government, China will get better scores or you wont make it out of the country.

Guru
08-19-2008, 01:23 AM
Yeah I heard that Alicia Sacramone was robbed by the judges, did they do something else to someone else. Wouldn't suprise me .. almost seems as if they were threatened by the Chinese government, China will get better scores or you wont make it out of the country.

ONe could argue the womens team comp as well as a few of the individuals we competed in.

Hell, Luiken got robbed on uneven tonight.

Canada
08-19-2008, 02:07 AM
Yeah I heard that Alicia Sacramone was robbed by the judges, did they do something else to someone else. Wouldn't suprise me .. almost seems as if they were threatened by the Chinese government, China will get better scores or you wont make it out of the country.

:lol: :lol: You gotta by f#%kin kidding me!! :lol: :lol: :funnypost: :iamwithstupid:

anaeelbackwards
08-19-2008, 10:32 PM
medal count link
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/medals

as of right now,
USA has 79 overall medals which is the most vs. China's 76 overall medals



GO USA!
http://www.ci.hurst.tx.us/StarsStripes03/SKidFlag.jpg

rbedgood
08-20-2008, 07:22 PM
...and the first medal may be about to be stripped. Some European man-chick apparently 'roided up for the Heptathlon.

rbedgood
08-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Well settled the bets...there were some big winners on Phelps...

FYI 2 Athletes had medals stripped for doping, the silver medal in women's heptathlon and a Vietmanese Gymnast lost 2 medals.

US came close on the "redneck" prop bet, but host nation china slipped by us and 2 other countries to win that title.

anaeelbackwards
08-26-2008, 12:15 AM
thats what im talking about! :11:


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/08/7.jpg

Coach
08-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Told you I'd be a billionaire.

tornadospotter
08-26-2008, 01:52 AM
Told you I'd be a billionaire.
So spread the wealth, Mr. Billionaire! It is your responsibility, to help the economy! :D

rbedgood
08-27-2008, 04:47 AM
Told you I'd be a billionaire.

As am I....Thank you Mr Phelps! Oh and by the way, I meant to bet $45,000, not $450,000 when I first put up the thread...but didn't notice the mistake until he had 5 medals...figured I'd keep those nice fat odds at that point.

Guru
08-27-2008, 06:01 AM
Damn juicers. I don't think I have won a bet on here yet. Good thing I don't step foot in casinos. heh

Canada
08-27-2008, 02:35 PM
As am I....Thank you Mr Phelps! Oh and by the way, I meant to bet $45,000, not $450,000 when I first put up the thread...but didn't notice the mistake until he had 5 medals...figured I'd keep those nice fat odds at that point.

Figures, the bookie is a billionaire!! :lol:

tammietailgator
08-27-2008, 11:07 PM
I am rich!!!! Whooohoooo! :beer:

tornadospotter
08-28-2008, 01:11 AM
I am rich!!!! Whooohoooo! :beer:
:sign0153: :beer: You rich folks!
I did not do to bad either.:D I just did not have more to bet with!

McLovin
08-28-2008, 09:20 AM
Im doing ok but if this economy is even slightly like the one we are currently in I am far from safe. I would have been doing much better if it wasnt for the drugs. I had a couple thousand on 65535 to 1 odds on the doping bet. So the moral of this story is DRUGS ARE BAD People, and in this economy you can never be comfortable.