Hello to all-
Before anyone asks why the Alan Boston reference in a college football section when he is a college hoops (mainly) capper. I have a lot in common with the guy from what I can tell and after listening to several interviews and playing cards with him online and once live at the Mirage way back in the day when I had hair and he had long hair that goes to show you that my age.
Much like Boston I make my living day to day but I am not a professional handicapper, I'm a poker player first.. well actually I'm a son first but that is a different anology. I've played cards my whole adult life everywhere from Foxwoods to Commerce and most places in between. I am not a tournament player but rather much like most sick degens like myself prefer the instant gratification of cash games. I am not fond of my lifestyle choices or my occupation whether it brings me a steady income or I have to sell action during the harder times that people like myself experience. I am mostly a happy go lucky guy with a self loathing need to be in action. I am well educated and am mostly down to earth and often have no trouble sharing my opinions on anything and everything, it's just who I am right or wrong I suppose.
Any who now that diatribe is over I suppose I should share what I do during every day of every year for at least a few minutes of everyday but mostly for hours. i study and research College Football it has been a hobby of mine for 2 years now. I began betting college football in o8 clueless and scared, square money as they come. Blindly following other supposed sharp bettors I had met over the summers at the WSOP cash games. Losing was miserable the 1st 2 seasons to the point that led me to the point that I had to drop down in limits in my normal games as my bankroll was being affected substancially.
I tried it all in the beginning and I have some serious advice for you new bettors never ever follow or pay for a tout service I will not out any particular snakes but I played cards with one of these jackasses about 4 years ago and he not being aware that I was following him admitted he didnt know who he had selected as his game OF THE MONTH a week prior. To this day I have never felt anger like I did as I called him every name in the book while he smirked and called the floor...Lesson learned.
I even had the epiphany to pay someone to build me and a partner a model. Here's some other advice you are not Billy Walters or Hiralbos you can have 20000 computers made but if you don't understand what it is telling you not only just wasted your money you are about to lose a whole lot more in the future.
The only way I ever made money was watching the games intently by myself and then following my gut after carefully thinking every scenario about the next weeks opponent. I did meet a sharp one day at the wynn who helped with a few things that I can and will share about Reverse line movement and getting the early number for middling and I owe him alot.
In August 2009 there was a very good OE game at Hollywood Park, CA that 4 guys played in on tilt nightly for weeks that it was like stealing money everytime you sat even with the beats you were taking because no one ever folded that if you could withstand the beats you were gonna do well. I made a promise to myself that whatever money I made after I covered my monthly nut that I would use that as my bankroll for the entire year for sports betting I really wanted to give it one last go. I was 33 and had played cards for 12 years everyday of my life and 2 years illegally as a minor I was a fish then so who cared I came out with a total roll of 3900$ after 3 weeks lol that isnt much I realized but it gave me some wiggle room and i could play a 100$ a side and 50$ a total and that was a 1/4 what i was betting a game the year prior but this was gonna be just me and the books and I really wanted to do it all on my own.
I would play cards every morning and then go to the library or a sportsbook where it was empty and started writing down stats, grading every player but mostly coaches, motivation factors and recruiting classes. They say the only people who really lose alot of money in sports is the nitwit who thinks he has an edge, can't spot the fish at the table syndrome is a good one as well. I didnt wanna be that guy, I've been the fish at a table many times in my life and it's not a area where I wish to repeat. I didnt make but 2 bets the whole first 3 weeks of that NCAA season as I really wanted to make sure I had a few winners, I dont chase much something that took me 10+ years to learn on the felt.
I made 101 picks that first year and went 54-38-9 I didn't make alot of money, I lost money.
I spent so much time watching the games, studying the games and the evermoving lines I forgot to play cards mostly. I had never found joy like that though and it's why when everyone is watching baseball or college hoops tournaments (which I also bet a little on every year bceause Im retarded) I'm reading somewhere about 3,4,5 star recruits and coaches who are idiots getting 2 million a year to save a shitty program from becoming obsolete.
It brings me great joy to aquire knowledge about anything whether it be the energy crisis or Larry Fedora leaving his best team in S. Miss to go to tar heel country strictly for the money. He is a complete dunce btw.
I will start releasing some plays here in this thread but also if you wanna discuss a coach or your teams chance I have developed a preseason power ranking of almost every team. Excluding the WAC (what a joke that conference is nowadays just sad really) and the sunbelt as I don't like reading about teams that don't play for any purpose other than to play.
Last year I had my best of the 3 years I have done this and went 131-108-6 and moved up to 220$ a wager with a 18k bankroll. I know some may criticize my bankroll for being somewhat small for that many wagers but I'm comfortable with it and it has taken 3+ years to build.
I'll try to help anyone who asks for anything and if you are in LV during the WSOP please Pm me and Ill buy you a beer. I'm trying to give back a little to alot of people who helped take the time to give insight to a guy who really didnt deserve it. I'm not able to gaurantee winners like some on here and Im unsure if I even want the tailing or fading comments but I will try my best to provide consistent insight and of course some good plays.
Thanks alot, MILK