Monday, November 29, 2004

Hindsight is 20/20

Nice to be able to brag about stuff after it comes true from this gambling site. I wonder if he talks about the stuff he "guaranteed" that didn't come true:

Saturday, I guaranteed that Georgia Tech would cover and they did! 100,000,000* NFL Parlay Of The Year cashes the ticket with the Bills & Jets on Sunday - I can't be stopped! Tonight, for the only time all season, I release my Perfect Stat Game of The Year. All 4 stats that I use on Monday Night, all point in one direction for the first time all year. Don't make a move on St. Louis - GB without TD !!
Here's more from the world of betting - this time hoops on GT and their shooting woes (I guess prior to Ark LR).
There is always a certain hangover period early the next year when a team has the success that Tech did last year. Just keeping games close is a huge morale booster for foes. That is what has happened so far to Tech which has been sluggish in their two wins. It’s tough to blow anyone out if you can’t put the biscuit in the basket. They are shooting 40.8 percent from the field, including 21.4 percent from 3-point range. The Yellow Jackets have had trouble knocking down uncontested shots, converting 58.7 percent from the foul line.

All three percentages are well below last year’s totals. Without Marvin Lewis, a 39.8-percent 3-point shooter last year, the Yellow Jackets were expecting offensive contributions from freshmen guards Anthony Morrow and Zam Fredrick. Neither has played much because of their adjustment to the college game, particularly on the defensive end.

Morrow, Fredrick and Anthony McHenry are a combined 0-for-7 on 3-pointers. Jarrett Jack, who suffered a bruised right wrist and Illinois-Chicago, is the only perimeter player shooting well. He is 9 of 15 from the floor, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range.

As a result of the poor shooting, teams are playing a sagging zone defense against center Luke Schenscher, who has attempted just 12 field goals through two games.

With Tech admitting they are going to be focusing more on getting an outside shot than the overall game as they ready for a tougher schedule, such kinks make a blowout even more unlikely.