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6 hours ago, 2bGood said:

I am not sure how you could call the US team underdogs. They have a huge home course advantage and will go down in history as  on of the most skilled teams to lose the Ryder Cup.

Meanwhile, the Euros are winning the fans over as usual, and the course is linksy. Bit of wind and the American hopes get blown away like so many torn up betting slips.

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11 hours ago, tw_focus said:

USA has better golfers and home field advantage. USA is the clear favorite. Yes, Europe has won in the past, but if the 1980 US Hockey team plays USSR again, they would be the underdog every time. Reversion to mean.

Same story 8 of the last 9 for favorite.  Is there something coming for team vs individual rankings?  Today was awesome!

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As the OP, thrilled with the day.  Hope we keep up the good putting.  Rahm is nails.  

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On 9/23/2021 at 7:27 AM, bladehunter said:

Going to be a blood bath. 

 

You're right so far,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I didn’t realize they shortened it to a one day event ? Hmmm. Always learning new things.  

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On 9/22/2021 at 11:40 PM, goheels11 said:

How can a team that has won 7 of last 9 cups be underdogs?  They have been underdogs in 8 of those 9…. 1 is a fluke, 2 is lucky perhaps….7 of 9 means they are better than we are in this format. How are they not favored?

 

Firstly a track record of a single event win every 2 years has zero to do with the next event.

 

If a baseball team had won 7 of 9 against another team in THAT YEAR, with essentially the same personnel, the team winning the 7, subject to the pitchers, would be favored to win the next.

 

Every 2 years ? Fugetaboutit.

 

Secondly, it amazes me how many people STILL don't realize the betting line has zero to do with who the better team is.

 

The bookies are stock brokers, not gamblers per se. They collect "commissions" on the losing bets.

 

They only care about getting EQUAL MONEY on both sides. THAT is how they make the line; "knowing" how the bettors will bet and putting the number right in the middle. :classic_wink:

 

 

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Come to find out, we were favorites!   😂 

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22 minutes ago, tw_focus said:

Easiest money I have ever made. US would have still been a good bet at -1000.

 

Would you have bet against the 1992 Dream Team because the 1988 team lost? Totally different team, totally different situation, no contest.

Good bet. Hard to argue with the outcome for sure.  Losing 7 of last 9 with similar  odds had me questioning.  Thrilled beyond belief!

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On 9/22/2021 at 9:35 PM, goheels11 said:

For what it’s worth, Europe has thrived under the underdog role while kicking our rear ends the majority of the time. They spent the majority of the time in their press conference talking about everything was set up for them to lose, and we just seem to let them create their own narrative.  I am lost as to how they can be considered underdogs over and over when we’re all aware of how world ranking points are calculated versus where you play. It frees them up to play stress free, they can’t lose. It almost seems as though we tee it up for them (pun intended) every Ryder Cup, and it’s exhausting.   If I’m in the players room, I’m using this as fuel!
 

GO USA!

 

2 hours ago, goheels11 said:

Come to find out, we were favorites!   😂 

 

You start a thread entitled "Europe as “Underdogs” Geez", clearly indicating you KNEW the Euros were the "underdogs".

 

NOW you've found out the USA ("we") were favored ?

 

How man teams did you think were playing ?!?!?! 🤦‍♀️:classic_laugh:

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On 9/23/2021 at 7:27 AM, bladehunter said:

Going to be a blood bath. 

 

On 9/24/2021 at 9:52 PM, nsxguy said:

 

You're right so far,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

And you're right AGAIN.

 

Nice going !!! :classic_laugh:

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