I've NEVER bet a Card. I always figured if I could pick 2 of 3 right.........I would be on the $$$$$ end.
Never heard of the football sheets? Wow.....
I've never heard of those cards. The first betting I had done was just betting on a game or event with someone I knew. I got a guy to give me 25-1 odds on the first Holyfield vs. Tyson fight. My brother got the fight on PPV at his house and the guy was talking big all day about how Holyfield wasn't going to go a full round. He wanted to bet $100, and he was surprised when I said I'd take it if he gave me the Vegas odds. (it went down to 6-1 by the time the fight started, but he agreed to the 25-1) Then he backed down, saying he didn't want to take that much money from me, because I couldn't afford it, but he'd take a $10 bet at 25-1
So you all should know how that fight went... after the first round, he said "Holyfield won't make it 3 rounds" then 6... then 10... and Holyfield was just kicking Tyson's ass... it was awesome, and everyone at the party was just ripping on this guy. When the fight was over, he didn't want to pay, and everyone was telling him to pay up, and the threw a $20 at me. I said, "What the *** is this?" and he said "That's all you're getting." My brother and his friends ripped on the guy some more, and he gave me what he had on him... I think I didn't get more than $50.
That was probably my first "real" bet... you know, more than $5 on the Superbowl or something with a friend. I also bet a guy $50 when the Gophers played Kentucky in the Final Four, I think that was 97... I took the Wildcats straight up, I think they were favored by 4-1/2, but this guy was a Homer. At least that guy paid up right away when I saw him the next day... I didn't even have to ask him for it.
hahaha RJ way to lose it all :( but hey u had fun didnt ya?! haa
Won $200 on a $20 bet my first time at age 14. They called them "spot sheets" and they came out of the mines in Ohio. I put the $200 in an envolope, and played $20 in all following weeks . . . 10 weeks letter the envolope was empty.
I would always toss $1 or $2 on a 10 teamer. You know at 150-1. LOL. You know the ones BOOKMAKER pays 642-1 on?
I started playing those football tickets when I was 12. My father ran them and would let me play one a week. God, I used to love those things.