The SportsOptions Showdown

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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The SportsOptions Showdown
------------Week One-----------

DSETHI'S PLAYS

657 Pepperdine +10.5
673 TCU +10
705 Tennessee Tech +13
635 Drexel -3
633 George Mason -4 (BEST BET)

MARK SIMONS' PLAYS

554 Tennessee +10
601 UNLV -2
606 Mississippi State +1.5
629 Providence +20.5
578 Florida State +6.5 (BEST BET)



Eye On Gaming is pleased to introduce "The SportsOptions Showdown," a unique event set to debut Friday, January 13.

The weekly handicapping contest will feature Mark Simons, the in-house handicapper at SportsOptions, matched against friends and supporters of EOG in a five-game handicapping competition for a winner-take-all purse of $500.

This weekend's showdown features Simons squaring off against EOG contributor "dsethi," a 27-year-old college hoop handicapper living in the Bay Area.

Invitations to the event will be determined by a panel of EOG staffers including head moderator KingRevolver, new contest coordinator Jack Stewart, executive coordinator EOGMike and yours truly. Each staff member will be asked to publish a list of 12 recommended contestants. Here's a rundown of my dozen invitees: dsethi, Micelli, tripp, brians, gynecologist, railbird, Heim, joeybagofdonuts, jjgold (SBR), Jimmy Shivers (The Rx), Alan Boston and Edward Golden.

"The SportsOptions Showdown" will be presented every Friday night at 10:00 Pacific as part of The EOG Sports Hour, a one-hour radio program dedicated to the hearts and minds of sports bettors everywhere. Past editions of The EOG Sports Hour are available for downloading at www.eogradio.com.

Rick Allec, president of SportsOptions, will appear on tonight's radio program (January 6) to further explain the special promotion, discuss the latest happenings in the worldwide sports betting industry and detail a special offer available to new subscribers of SportsOptions(www.sportsoptions.com), a sports information tool providing the latest pointspreads, lightning-quick score updates and reliable injury information via your computer or mobile device.



















 
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I'd love to see the SHOWDOWN become an automatic Must Listen event every Friday nite on KLAV just as was the case when JK's MONEY TALKS show aired. Wouldn't mind hearing a singing commercial for SportsOptions either, much like the Leroys jingle adapted from Hank Williams' I've Been Everywhere. One of those songs you gotta keep singing once it gets into your head.


:pop:
 
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Damn, went to go bet all of D's games and he beat the lines moves significantly. Guess I'll have to pass on all but George Mason.
 
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Looking rough for dsethi before a game of his even tips off.

Simons with an easy winner in Tennessee, and a blowout best bet win (Not over, but FSU up 26 with 12 to go..think it's safe to call the W)
 
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The Shark smells blood in the water...2-0 so far
Simons also has the TB unless George Mason wins by 44+. His best bet covered by an impressive 39.5 points.

Hopefully dsethi sweeps the board though.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
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Dsethi lost the game he attended.

USF 78 Pepperdine 63.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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You're not dead yet, D.

I'll root you home in tonight's TCU game.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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Looks like Mark went 3-2 with a 37 point cushion on the margin of victory on his best bet?
Correct (39.5-point cushion).

Solid day for the in-house handicapper at SportsOptions.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
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Both contestants are guaranteed a winning record with Best Bet victories.

Presentations were excellent and so too are the results.
 
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The SportsOptions Showdown Round One is coming right down to the wire. Mark Simons in at 3-2 and a with a blowout winner on his best bet (Florida State +6.5 wins 90-57). Dsethi currently at 3-1 and his best bet was also a winner (George Mason -4 wins 89-83). The tie breaker is the biggest pointspread best bet winner so Dsethi needs a winner with TCU +10 to finish at 4-1 and pocket $500 from SportsOptions. Kudos to Simons and Dsethi for a terrific job of handicapping the Saturday card. D.J. Dalamar up next Friday in round two.

:pop:
 
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Congrats to both guys with some great plays:cheers
 

John Kelly

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Great way to start the event.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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CSU leads TCU by 9 with about 2:00 remaining in the game.

Buckle up.
 
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They will be in a tough spot Wed night.Cant wait to check it out:cheers
 

John Kelly

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TCU covers, thus making Dsethi the winner.

4-1 beats 3-2.

Nicely done.
 
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Damn it Dsethi....I had you going 5-0.....what's up son?:cheers
 
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EOG contributor Dsethi, the big underdog early on after Mark Simons' best bet winner, Florida State +6.5, smashed the Tar Heels, 90-57. But Dsethi gets the cash, finishing with a 4-1 mark to 3-2 for Simons. The SportsOptions Showdown Round One in the books with picks at 70%--not too shabby!! D.J. Dalamar has a tough act to follow next Friday. Guessing that the KLAV (1230 AM) ratings are just going to get better and better with each coming show. Kudos to JK and David Glisan for delivering a quality hour of sports radio five nights a week.

:cheers
 
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Great updates, Jackie. Thanks.

Nice job, Dsethi.
 

JHU Dad

EOG Dedicated
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Nice job D. Performance matched the presentation.
 

Iona

EOG Dedicated
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Nice going guys, well done to both of you12io4j2w90

Kudos to EOG, JK, Dave and the rest of the staff, these Friday night contest threads have been consistent money makers. :cheers
 
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nice card for both and congrats, dsethi! :cheers
 
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congrats on getting the money dsethi

and nice call on the bb mark
 
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congrats dsethi turn that $500 in to thousands:cheers
 
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joeybagadonuts

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Good work, D.

:cheers
 
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nice job dsethi


when is the next showdown? is there one each weekend?
 

John Kelly

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nice job dsethi


when is the next showdown? is there one each weekend?
Thanks for asking, thekeyman.

GUEST LIST.....The initial lineup for "The SportsOptions Showdown" is set.

Twelve EOG contributors have been selected to compete over the first three months of the unique event with an interesting twist scheduled for April.

EOG contest coordinator Jack Stewart earlier today announced the dozen participants who will challenge Mark Simons of SportsOptions in a one-on-one handicapping showdown for a weekly purse of $500. The head-to-head showdowns will be featured every Friday night as part of The EOG Sports Hour (www.eogradio.com).

Simons, a 30-year veteran of the handicapping wars, worked many years for Jim Feist and Dana Corbo (Don Best) before landing a position as the in-house handicapper at SportsOptions. Simons figures to provide tough opposition for the EOG faithful.

Here's the schedule for the first three months of the event:

JANUARY 13 - DSETHI

JANUARY 20 - DJ DALAMAR

JANUARY 27 - MICELLI

FEBRUARY 3 - RAILBIRD

FEBRUARY 10 - HEIM

FEBRUARY 17 - WEINKE TO WARRICK

FEBRUARY 24 - JOEYBAGADONUTS

MARCH 2 - TRIPP

MARCH 9 - RJT721

MARCH 16 - DIOGEE

MARCH 23 - BRIANS

MARCH 30 - XBAGGYPANTS

Stewart, replacing Tuckman as EOG's contest coordinator, will conduct a handicapping contest during March to decide the four contestants in April.

"I want old visitors and new visitors alike to view our website as all-inclusive. At EOG, everyone is someone," said Stewart. "To combat the perception of cliques or elitism, the qualifying contest in March will be open to all registered EOG members, allowing everyone a chance to compete for $500 against Mark Simons of SportsOptions."
 
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still hard to believe the podcast for friday is no where to be found.

who ever handles this task should be fired and hire moe, larry and curley.

:+clueless
 
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joeybagadonuts

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Good stuff, I look forward to taking on Mr. Simons.

:cheers
 
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how many does Simons lose before JK goes to the bullpen?
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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how many does Simons lose before JK goes to the bullpen?
Simons was 3-2 with an easy best bet winner (Florida State +6.5 over North Carolina).

I upgraded Mark's power rating after last week's performance.
 
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JK, I know that you must track all your plays. Just seems that lately you are playing more
chalk than usual. Always considered you as a dog player a majority of the time. :+clueless
Good luck with the orangemen on Saturday.
 
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The SportsOptions Showdown
----------Round Two-----------

DJ DALAMAR'S PLAYS

515 Oklahoma City -7.5
515 Oklahoma City UNDER 200.5
513 San Antonio +2.5
511 Dallas -5.5
511 Dallas OVER 174.5 (BEST BET)

MARK SIMONS' PLAYS

582 Baylor -4.5
608 Duke -10.5
614 Tennessee +3
636 Colorado -1
616 Texas +3 (BEST BET)
 
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