Starting today, Steve Fezzik’s Bet Like a Pro results will be tracked and documented by ComptrBob. Bob is an impartial third party with a long history of pick tracking. He has earned the trust of many in the sports betting community. Bob will receive Fezzik’s plays identically to the BLAP subscribers (exact same fashion, exact same time). Bob will log the plays regularly in this thread (typically daily) and will tally the results. The results will continue to include the LIFETIME RESULTS of the BLAP program (just as they always have). Complexity A topic that always deserves attention when it comes to record tracking is the spreads/odds being used for grading. If the odds used for grading are not available to the typical player, then the resulting W/L record will look better than it should. Pregame.com’s strict general policy is at least half of the representative sportsbooks must have the spread available at the time the pick is made. This allows followers to be confident that they will be able to achieve a result AT LEAST AS GOOD as the record promoted. BLAP members are making the effort to bet like a professional – which means more asked from them. As a result, the standard with BLAP is the odds must be available from at least 30% of representative sportsbooks. Most of the time it’s obvious whether a line being used is fair or not. Sometimes it’s a close call. ComptrBob will make the final judgement whenever necessary. This will ensure that Fezzik’s record is accurate in every way. Another area of complexity is the availability of non-standard bets. Some of the bet types used by Fezzik to help BLAP followers earn a profit are not as easily available in the market place as standard bet types. The key question is: can followers reasonably get down. Steve makes a strong effort to release only bets that followers can get down. Sometimes it’s a close call. ComptrBob will make the final judgement whenever necessary. This will ensure that Fezzik’s record is accurate in every way. Conclusion I believe that the starting point of a bettor’s decision to use expert information is trust. If you don’t trust the source, information is useless. Pregame works very hard to provide reliable game logs and records – empowering bettors to decide which of our experts are worth following. BLAP tracking is an extra complex endeavor. We are proud of the job done so to date (complete prior history here) and are extremely optimistic about this continuing with ComptrBob. Bob has asked for no compensation for his effort (another sign of his impartiality). Fezzik’s pick results are followed by many, and Bob’s efforts to continue making sure that Steve’s records are accurate is contribution to the industry. He deserves our thanks.
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MASSIVE step in the right direction.
It would be an even nicer move to have all Pregame Pros be mandated to post their Wins & Losses in terms of UNITS. This would account for single, double, triple unit plays. Win/Loss records ARE NOT determinative. UNITS ARE!
Computer Bob is a respected tracker. Nice decision by pregame brass.
Congrats ComptrBob. Enjoy the new gig.
Wasn't Pregame calling into question ComputrBob's credibility previously? What makes him a good fit now?
Hopefully for sake of FULL transparency Bob gets everything before game time (with enough time to verify spreads, vigs, odds etc) then posts them (piecemeal if necessary) immediately after they become unable to be bet by non subscribers.
Obviously a huge time commitment to do that but would definitely leave zero room for criticism on any front.
Because lets face it, if there is an iota of doubt the fringe crazies will still be calling into question some aspect of the process.
Even the most transparent guy to sell picks anywhere Ed at RAS has people questioning him because he grades on lines that were once available but due to (fill in your own reasons here) they actually move after(or before) he releases them.
Selling picks is a tough business even tougher if your opinion matters enough to actually move a line. But having a grading system that takes all that into consideration is a good step.
Hopefully its what happens with this endeavor.
Wiz ... Bob will get everything identically to the BLAP subscribers (exact same fashion, exact same time).
I find it funny how much shit people talk on Bob's main(?) site he posts on, (including Bob, at times) , and yet crickets from them when Bob's tracking shows a ~125 unit win last year for BLAP, but whatever, they're a bunch of broke idiots. It won't convert the haters, but it's a good thing to have anyway.