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Put your money where your mouth is!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    This is an idea I have had in the back of my mind for some time (you know, back there with the Olsen twins and putting a new deck on the back of the house).

    What if we could back up our strong opinions on what was going to happen this year (reference Lydell Ross for example) with some sort of friendly wager. NOTE: I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT TALKING ABOUT MONEY CHANGING HANDS!

    Perhaps we could set up some sort of 'expertise' points - something akin to reputation points. If you got into it with somebody on whether Lydell was going to go over 1000 yards this season you could agree to a wager - perhaps 5 'expertise' points. Winner takes all.

    BP could stake everybody to some number of starting points and 'we' (as in those same folks who have done all the other wonderful technical work on this site) could set up a system to track official wagers and point totals. You could go in the hole or build a fortune - depending on how much of an 'expert' you really were.

    This is in no way intended as a front for real gambling or anything that would put Clarity or the site at risk (that would be tough to do in any case since we are all remote and this isn't a pay site and nobody has anybody's CC info). Just a way to allow folks to stand behind some of their strong opinions.


    (Out of the box I would see the need to prevent folks from making sucker bets with alternate IDs or willing shills just to build their bankroll.)
  2. wdg01

    wdg01 Freshman

    Sounds like a good idea to me...tho keeping track maybe difficult
  3. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Works for me. Only people like LouisBastardo need to agree to never come back here once they go "broke".
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Keeping track is the easy part. :wink: The forum now supports this as a built in feature. Everyone is starting with 500 BP$.
  5. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Clarity, you rock. I don't suppose there is any way to ban the losers like Jose Butt Sniffer when they go broke? :biggrin:
  6. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Oh hell...this is going to be fun
  8. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    Sweet.... I think we need one thread to keep track of all "wagers"
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Which brings up another needed rule. If you edit your post you lose your bet.
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I don't want to brag but I'm tied for 1st place right now :p
  11. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Last I looked you were tied for last.
  12. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Buzz kill
  13. wdg01

    wdg01 Freshman how do we place a bet? and who wants to put in the first bet?
  14. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Great idea... The Planet keeps getting better and better.
  15. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    What can I buy with my $500? Can I buy grad's avatar?

    Seriously, that sounds like a cool idea. Keep us low-tech guys posted....

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