Circa Friday Football Invitational

Heim

EOG Master
Fezzik BB (BYU) contrarian to unranked favored over ranked opponent.

Not like Steve to be contrarian much....
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Partial W/L/T for college (some games not quite finished): 23-21-6, BB 3-4, 3 college pending, 27 NFL pending.

Chuck Edel, Wk 5: 3-2, Overall: 17-8, will be the leader at the end of week 5. Fallica 1-3 with 1 pending.
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Week 5 W/L/T for college: 24-23-6, BB 3-5, 27 NFL pending.

Capper Pts BB Pend
Paul Stone 3.5 0 0
Erin Rynning 3.0 0 1
Chuck Edel 3.0 0 0
Joey Tunes 3.0 1 0
Randy McKay 2.5 0 2
Bobby Buckets Brubeck 2.0 1 2
Bryan Edwards 2.0 0 2
Mark Lawrence 2.0 0 2
Doug Kezirian 2.0 1 0
Dan Saley 1.5 0 1
Steve Fezzik 1.0 0 3
Chris Fallica 1.0 0 1
James Salinas 0.5 0 3
Cris Zeniuk 0.0 0 5
Mike North 0.0 0 4
Jeff Whitelaw 0.0 0 1
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
A bit of a recovery for Week 5 W/L/T: 41-33-6, BB 8-8.

Capper Pts BB
Randy McKay 4.5 1
Erin Rynning 4.0 1
Bobby Buckets Brubeck 4.0 1
Paul Stone 3.5 0
Chuck Edel 3.0 0
Joey Tunes 3.0 1
Cris Zeniuk 3.0 1
Bryan Edwards 3.0 0
Mark Lawrence 3.0 0
James Salinas 2.5 0
Dan Saley 2.5 0
Chris Fallica 2.0 1
Doug Kezirian 2.0 1
Mike North 2.0 0
Steve Fezzik 1.0 0
Jeff Whitelaw 1.0 1
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Final week 5 Overall standings:

Capper Tot BB
Chuck Edel 17.0 2.0
Chris Fallica 16.0 5.0
Randy McKay 15.0 3.0
Mark Lawrence 15.0 4.0
James Salinas 14.5 1.0
Erin Rynning 13.5 1.5
Bobby Buckets Brubeck 13.0 3.0
Steve Fezzik 12.5 3.5
Doug Kezirian 12.0 3.0
Dan Saley 12.0 2.0
Cris Zeniuk 12.0 2.0
Paul Stone 11.5 1.0
Jeff Whitelaw 11.5 3.0
Joey Tunes 11.0 2.0
Mike North 10.5 2.0
Bryan Edwards 9.0 3.0
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Overall W/L/T record 200-188-12, 51.5%, BB 40-38-2, 51.3%

Selections for Week 6:

BOBBY “BUCKETS” BRUBECK
Memphis-East Carolina Over 60
Washington State-Oregon State Under 52
Iowa State-Texas Under 49
Dolphins + 3
(BB) Stanford-Notre Dame Over 54.5

CHUCK EDEL
LSU-Florida Under 50.5
Memphis-East Carolina Over 60
James Madison-Georgia Southern Over 67
Southern Mississippi -4
(BB) East Carolina -5.5

BRIAN EDWARDS
Penn State + 7
Clemson -3.5
Giants + 5.5
Cowboys + 6.5
(BB) Utah -3.5

CHRIS “THE BEAR” FALLICA
Utah -3.5
Oklahoma -8.5
Hawaii + 6
Packers -7
(BB) Florida State + 3.5

STEVE FEZZIK
Florida -2.5
Syracuse -3
BYU pick
Packers -7
(BB) New Mexico-New Mexico State Under 38

JOEY “TUNES” FORTUNA
North Carolina-Duke Over 67
Washington State + 3.5
Louisiana Tech-North Texas Under 67.5
Falcons + 5.5
(BB) USC + 3.5

DOUG KEZIRIAN
Nebraska + 14
Auburn + 15.5
Oklahoma State-TCU Over 68.5
Bengals -2.5
(BB) Bills-Chiefs Over 54

MARC LAWRENCE
North Carolina State + 3
Oklahoma State + 4
Iowa State + 15.5
Chiefs + 2.5
(BB) Kentucky + 3.5

RANDY MCKAY
Tennessee + 9
Ohio-Western Michigan Over 59.5
Hawaii + 6
Cowboys + 6.5
(BB) Steelers + 9

MIKE NORTH
Syracuse -3
Florida State + 3.5
Steelers + 9
Saints + 2.5
(BB) Dolphins + 3

ERIN RYNNING
Maryland-Indiana Over 62
Nebraska-Purdue Under 56.5
East Carolina -5.5
Packers -7
(BB) Ravens-Giants Over 45

DAN SALEY
East Carolina -5.5
Old Dominion + 11.5
Western Michigan + 1.5
Middle Tennessee + 8
(BB) Southern Mississippi -4

JAMES SALINAS
Kent State + 8
Ravens-Giants Under 45
Falcons + 5.5
Bills -2.5
(BB) Broncos-Chargers Under 45.5

PAUL STONE
Tennessee + 9
Penn State + 7
Minnesota-Illinois Under 39.5
Rice + 4
(BB) Iowa State-Texas Under 49

JEFF WHITELAW
Bengals -2.5
Colts -2.5
Browns -2.5
Packers -7
(BB) Bills -2.5

CRIS ZENIUK
Bengals -2.5
Jets + 7
Vikings -3
Panthers + 10
(BB) Jaguars + 2.5

Additional Picks:

MIKE PALM
Tennessee + 9
Minnesota-Illinois Under 39.5
Arkansas PK
Vikings -3
(BB) Oklahoma State + 4

MATT YOUMANS
Tennessee + 9
Nebraska + 14
Hawaii + 6
Steelers + 9
(BB) Packers -7
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
What a snooze fest this is with Youmans reading off the selections....

I agree.

What makes it even worse is shamelessly and endlessly touting the 16 "professional" contestants, dismissing individual losing records as "short samples", but glorifying half the field with winning records. And of course, ignoring that put together, all picks are losing money against -110 as are the best bets.
 

mrbowling300

EOG Dedicated
I agree.

What makes it even worse is shamelessly and endlessly touting the 16 "professional" contestants, dismissing individual losing records as "short samples", but glorifying half the field with winning records. And of course, ignoring that put together, all picks are losing money against -110 as are the best bets.

Maybe next year they can do a head to head face off that emulates the Stardust show. Would be much more entertaining.
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Maybe next year they can do a head to head face off that emulates the Stardust show. Would be much more entertaining.

Yep, what would be cool is to have a head-to-head weekly prize, say $1,000 to the winner (with BB as 1st tiebreaker and margin of cover as next tiebreaker) as well as the overall contest.
 

Heim

EOG Master
I liked the 'M' contest as well in the afternoon on Fridays. Head to head with
some really entertaining touts.

Adam Meyer was there, a crook, but dude was entertaining on the airwaves.

Miss the free soda station, just walk in and help yourself.

Derek Stevens usually does it right, maybe logistics to get guys downtown,
but definitely a fail.
 
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winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
Palm and Youmans submit picks - for the heck of it - not for competition.

THEY ARE KICKING ASS!

BOTH went 4-1 and both would be very high in the standings if they were actually competing
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Palm and Youmans submit picks - for the heck of it - not for competition.

THEY ARE KICKING ASS!

BOTH went 4-1 and both would be very high in the standings if they were actually competing

Next year, let's hope they come off the also-eligible list and draw into the starting gate.
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
Next year, let's hope they come off the also-eligible list and draw into the starting gate.

They really can't. Entrants can say they see all picks coming in and can see who all picked. And even if they can't if Palm wins it - it just looks bad.

Many years ago Fullerton had a raffle for some expensive prize. The winner: Someone who worked at the school in fundraising. It mighta been legit but it just looked bad and made many upset. Same here. Can't have Palm be a part of this and accept the prize if he cashes.
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Next year, let's hope they come off the also-eligible list and draw into the starting gate.

Let's hope they don't. You want guys who had a hand in selecting the field to include themselves? I'm sure Mike Palm, VP of the sponsor Circa, would not accept. Youmans is just another media whore coin-flipper, they would be much better off with an entertaining writer/capper like Dave Tuley.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Ahh...okay.

I wasn't aware of those details.

In that case, why publish the supplemental plays alongside the main contest?

Where are Derek Stevens's plays?

How about the Circa valet parking crew?
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
In that case, why publish the supplemental plays alongside the main contest?
Hard to figure that out, but let's try:

1) Media whore Youmans publishes his own picks

2) Just so it doesn't look like such blatant self-aggrandizement, he also publishes Mike Palm's. picks.

Oh, I think I got it.
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
It's just a shame that Jim Murphy aka David Glisan didn't get the call. He could have regaled the crowd with stories about what a good guy he was, and quite the ladies' man. 🤢 .

Too bad The Vegas Midget - Vegas Dave - was not invited, After all he is the GOAT in the industry. Just ask him. He will tell you that. The humor of not being able to use -1000 ML plays would have been comical.
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Final Week 6 Overall standings:
Capper Tot BB
Chuck Edel 19.0 2.0
James Salinas 18.5 2.0
Chris Fallica 18.0 5.0
Mark Lawrence 18.0 5.0
Randy McKay 18.0 4.0

Doug Kezirian 16.0 3.0
Bobby Buckets Brubeck 16.0 3.0

Cris Zeniuk 15.0 2.0
Steve Fezzik 14.5 4.5
Jeff Whitelaw 14.5 4.0
Paul Stone 14.5 2.0
Erin Rynning 14.5 1.5
Joey Tunes 14.0 3.0
Dan Saley 13.0 2.0
Mike North 12.5 2.0
Bryan Edwards 11.0 3.0
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Week 7 Picks (56 college plays, 24 NFL, Fezzik has already lost New Mexico St +21.5 unless played by Thursday):

BOBBY “BUCKETS” BRUBECK
Kansas State + 3.5
Duke + 10
Arizona State + 2.5
Mississippi State-Alabama Under 61
(BB) Texas A&M-South Carolina Under 45

CHUCK EDEL
Georgia Southern-Old Dominion Over 66
Syracuse-Clemson Under 49.5
UCLA-Oregon Over 70.5
Jaguars -3
(BB) Indiana-Rutgers Over 48

BRIAN EDWARDS
Texas A&M-South Carolina Over 45
Oklahoma State + 6
LSU -1.5
Missouri -14
(BB) Giants + 3

CHRIS “THE BEAR” FALLICA
UL Monroe + 6.5
South Carolina + 3
Arizona State + 2.5
Texas Tech -6
(BB) Broncos + 1

STEVE FEZZIK
James Madison -11.5
New Mexico State + 21.5
Texas-Oklahoma State Under 60.5
Cincinnati-SMU Under 60
(BB) Kansas State-TCU Under 54.5

JOEY “TUNES” FORTUNA
UCF-East Carolina Over 63
Texas -6
Vanderbilt-Missouri Under 50
Northwestern + 14
(BB) Duke-Miami Over 57

DOUG KEZIRIAN
Wake Forest -20
Colorado-Oregon State Under 48.5
UCLA-Oregon Over 70.5
LSU -1.5
(BB) Hawaii-Colorado State Under 46.5

MARC LAWRENCE
Kansas State + 3.5
Marshall + 11.5
UCLA + 6.5
49ers + 2
(BB) Lions + 7

RANDY MCKAY
Kansas State + 3.5
Kansas State-TCU Under 54.5
Texas -6
Texans-Raiders Under 45.5
(BB) Minnesota-Penn State Over 43

MIKE NORTH
Tulane -7
Wisconsin -2
Texans + 7
Bears + 8
(BB) Texas -6

ERIN RYNNING
Indiana-Rutgers Over 48
Colorado-Oregon State Under 48.5
Lions-Cowboys Over 49
Steelers-Dolphins Over 45.5
(BB) Giants-Jaguars Over 43

DAN SALEY
Kansas State + 3.5
Missouri -14
Texas-El Paso + 4
Giants + 3
(BB) Buffalo + 7.5

JAMES SALINAS
Titans -2.5
Falcons + 6.5
Browns + 6.5
Steelers + 7.5
(BB) UCLA + 6.5

PAUL STONE
Indiana-Rutgers Under 48
UTSA -10
Oklahoma State + 6
LSU -1.5
(BB) California + 7.5

JEFF WHITELAW
Titans -2.5
Bengals -6.5
Browns + 6.5
Texans + 7
(BB) Chiefs -2

CRIS ZENIUK
Mississippi + 1.5
Cincinnati -3
Seahawks + 5
Steelers + 7.5
(BB) Jaguars -3

NOT IN THE CONTEST:

MIKE PALM
Arizona State-Stanford Under 53
Penn State -5
Titans -2.5
Chiefs -2
(BB) Cincinnati -3

MATT YOUMANS
Kansas State + 3.5
UCLA + 6.5
Wisconsin -2
49ers + 2
(BB) LSU -1.5
 
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winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
Week 7 Picks (56 college plays, 24 NFL, Fezzik has already lost New Mexico St +21.5 unless played by Thursday):

NOT IN THE CONTEST:

MIKE PALM
Arizona State-Stanford Under 53
Penn State -5
Titans -2.5
Chiefs -2
(BB) Cincinnati -3

MATT YOUMANS
Kansas State + 3.5
UCLA + 6.5
Wisconsin -2
49ers + 2
(BB) LSU -1.5

...................but if they were they would be among the leaders if not the leader(s). Why they are not in it is not something we need to discuss. Their record IS!
 

ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Week 7, New leader, W/L: 41-39, BB 7-9:

Capper Tot BB
James Salinas 21.5 2
Chris Fallica 21 5
Chuck Edel 21 2
Doug Kezirian 20 4
Randy McKay 19 5
Bobby Buckets Brubeck 19 3
Mark Lawrence 19 5
Paul Stone 18.5 3
Jeff Whitelaw 18.5 5
Joey Tunes 17 4
Cris Zeniuk 17 2
Dan Saley 16 3
Steve Fezzik 15.5 4.5
Mike North 15.5 2
Bryan Edwards 15 4
Erin Rynning 14.5 1.5
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Another shit VSiN show for the Circa Invitational by media whore Youmans. Side note: Going into Week 8, record 282-266-12, 51.46%, BB 54-56-2, 49.1%.

First hour, worthless segment by Smokin' Dave Cokin, followed by Mike Palm's and Youmans' picks in excruciating, nauseating detail. Next hour, he repeats their picks! Gives out stupid "Pro-Tips", usually worthless generalities and acts like they will make you a winning bettor. I have big news, just identify +EV bets and you will win long term.

I didn't mind Randy McKay as the feature even though he's very hard to listen to. Last hour was hilarious, after the mostly "underdog" bettor Youmans has gone thru his normal spiel about how that's all he focuses on, Chris Zenuik texts him that NFL double digit favorites from 2016 onward have covered about 60% of their games.

Six capper's picks were covered in the last 4 minutes, so fast and meaningful that you might as well have had Andy Iskoe read names out of the LV phone book for 4 minutes. You can't make this shit up.
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
Week 8 picks:

BOBBY “BUCKETS” BRUBECK
Old Dominion + 3.5
Old Dominion-Georgia State Under 54.5
Baylor-Texas Tech Over 61
Panthers + 4
(BB) Cardinals + 3.5

CHUCK EDEL
Wake Forest-Louisville Over 64.5
San Diego State-Fresno State Over 42
Stanford-UCLA Over 66.5
Auburn + 3.5
(BB) Mississippi-Texas A&M Over 55

BRIAN EDWARDS
California + 17
Arkansas -3.5
Florida + 23.5
Titans -2.5
(BB) Missouri-South Carolina Over 45.5

CHRIS “THE BEAR” FALLICA
Coastal Carolina + 2.5
Michigan -23
Pittsburgh + 3
Baylor + 2
(BB) Boston College -8

STEVE FEZZIK
Marshall -2.5
Syracuse -2
Toledo-Eastern Michigan Over 54
Old Dominion + 3.5
(BB) Missouri + 4

JOEY “TUNES” FORTUNA
New Mexico State-UMass Over 39
Old Dominion-Georgia State Under 54
Missouri-South Carolina Under 45
Vikings -3.5
(BB) South Alabama-Arkansas State Over 54

DOUG KEZIRIAN
Nebraska + 7.5
Notre Dame-Syracuse Over 47.5
Temple + 14
San Jose State -24.5
(BB) Oregon -17

MARC LAWRENCE
Iowa State + 1.5
Saints + 1.5
Cardinals + 3.5
Browns + 3
(BB) Kentucky + 11.5

RANDY MCKAY
Wake Forest-Louisville Over 64
Wyoming-Hawaii Under 50.5
Jaguars -2.5
Colts -3
(BB) Iowa State + 1.5

MIKE NORTH
Texas A&M + 1.5
Stanford + 16.5
Texans + 3
Rams + 1.5
(BB) Louisville + 3

ERIN RYNNING
Arizona State-Colorado Over 47.5
Stanford-UCLA Over 66.5
Baylor-Texas Tech Over 61
Patriots-Jets Under 40
(BB) Wake Forest-Louisville Over 64.5

DAN SALEY
Missouri + 4
West Virginia + 7.5
Louisville + 3
Eastern Michigan + 7
(BB) Central Florida -1

JAMES SALINAS
Jaguars -2.5
Commanders + 3
Rams + 1.5
Bengals-Browns Under 45
(BB) Seahawks -3

PAUL STONE
Miami-Virginia Under 48
Iowa State + 1.5
Mississippi-Texas A&M Under 55
Texas-El Paso -2.5
(BB) Texas Tech -2

JEFF WHITELAW
Central Florida -1
Oklahoma -1.5
Vikings -3.5
Jets + 3
(BB) Packers-Bills Under 47

CRIS ZENIUK
Bears + 10
Jets + 3
Bills -10.5
Rutgers + 14.5
(BB) Jaguars -2.5
 
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