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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Oct. 14 2005,12:05)]Dave...I'm confused. Are the teams you think will win the ones in caps or the ones in the left-hand column??
    Yes, but it is a little tricky. Good luck on your picks! I am in a different kind of weekly office football pool.

    Jim has a good explanation below as to how it works.

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    Winning and losing with point spread isn't the idea. It's being able to predict whether the winning team wins by more points than the oddsmakers predict. Let's say the Miami wins against Tampa Bay by 4 points. If you took Miami, you lose because they were espected to win by 4.5 points. If they won by a margin greater than 4.5 and you took Miami, you win.

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    Dudes...

    The Brownies are having a pretty good start. Baltimore sucks this year they are 1-3. Cleveland OVER Baltimore!
    James 1:17

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    Isn't just winning good enough? Doesn't matter if a team wins by 1 pt or 30 points...they still win. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    Yeah, well, it spices things and separates the casual football pool bettor from the ones that are gonna need therapy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Oct. 14 2005,3:58)]Isn't just winning good enough? Doesn't matter if a team wins by 1 pt or 30 points...they still win. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    1-3 is their record... not a score :P [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Check this out for more help with choosing what teams:
    http://www.nfl.com/standings
    http://www.nfl.com/home
    James 1:17

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    Some football pools are about picking a winner regardless of the spread, and some take the spread into account.

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    Suzanne! Did ya win?

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