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#3763609 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 19 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

Result: scored 156 points which was comfortably good for a full double up. Won $218 which brings the account to $501. Cash lineup has won 8/9 weeks.

#3763606 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Babying on 19 November 2017 - 06:17 PM

View PostBabying, on 16 November 2017 - 06:51 PM, said:

5 in a row. 4 without Matthews.

Otto is on a trek with a bunch of York U guys in Montreal this weekend. They hope to get tickets for the game.

100 York U students went to Montreal. Only 6 guys went to the game. 4 of them already had tickets except for Otto and someone else. The scalper wanted $200 for the tickets but Otto got him down to $150. He told me that they had an unreal experience at the game and the guy Otto went with said the ticket was worth every single penny. Looks like Otto has a new buddy.

Also forgot that students are generally poor. They ate at food courts and fast food. Otto never got to experience the restaurants in Montreal but they did go and see the nightlife.

The funny thing was that they had 4 to a room. In Otto's room it was 3 guys and a skinny Russian girl. She got angry that Otto got a rollaway bed since it took alot of space. She bolted to stay with friends and they never saw her again.

#3763581 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 18 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

If anyone wants to see some cute pictures, they should be posting some tonight - look up Dream Wings on Facebook

#3763580 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 18 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

We had an amazing experience today. There is a local business owner who is also a pilot, and he recently started a program where he’ll take kids with special needs up in a tiny 4-seater plane. Well, today Owen had the chance, and it was incredible. He got to sit right up front in the co-pilot seat, wearing a headset/mic and holding the steering wheel just like a real pilot. The (real) pilot was incredible with him, spending so much time explaining and showing him things, addressing him as “captain” every time and just being all-around astonishingly kind and generous. He even has a person with him to take pictures of the whole event, though he insists on being the one to pick out his favourites to post online.

We actually thought he was just a very kind pilot who was probably getting some sponsorship from the airline company. Only when we looked him up later did we find out he is actually the owner of a great local pizza chain, and is actually funding the entire thing out of his pocket, including the photographer, runway fees, fuel costs, etc. And he does it ALL himself, including setting up appointments, texting me this morning to update me on wind conditions, etc.

#3763551 2017-18 Canadian Gothic

Posted bigguyren68 on 17 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

I’m sure Dale would rather wear that then a leafs jersey.

#3763550 A H L Discussion

Posted DanielNegreanu on 17 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

Champions Leagues Standings and Scores: http://alternativeho...pion_league.php

Canadian Gothic 7 vs Mustangs 3.5
The Big M's 1.5 vs Swackers 4.5
Steelheads 2.5 vs Broadway 1
Whalers 6 vs Shortstackers 8.5

Red Ravens 2 vs Underdogs 2 TIE
Shoot Loose 3 vs Magically Delicious 2.5
Puck Warfare 2.5 vs Winning Combination 1.5
PK Dealers 3 vs Scarborough Shooters 2.5

-Whalers lose despite putting up a 6 spot
-Shoot Loose beats Magically Delicious in AHL and Champions League play
-Canadian Gothic back on top tied with Big M's atop division A
-Broadway struggling in Division A at 3-8 not looking good for a playoff spot
-Steelheads surprising at 6-4-1

#3763422 Ahl Numbers And Stuff

Posted Red raven1 on 13 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

Actually Cheap Thieves took over Fabulous Foxes in year 2 from Wendy.
You took over the Pink Hurricanes or Darrel’s ex-wife’s team
And yes you did lose in the finals once —
To me

#3763401 Ahl Numbers And Stuff

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 13 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

Just noticed that I drafted Oliver Ekman Larsson in that first draft, in 2009.

That means I have had him his whole career, and that he has been developing with my team for 8 years.
And that right there, is my favourite part of the AHL. Finding the players to build a team around and holding onto them for years+years, and always associating his real life success with your fantasy success. A true keeper pool.

(in case anyone thinks im bragging, I would also like to note I took Kulikov AHEAD of Ekman Larsson, and Scott Glennie right after him. Lots of mistakes to go around!)

#3763355 A H L Discussion

Posted MapleLeafs on 12 November 2017 - 09:43 PM

Hockey News Top 100 Prospects 21 and Under

1. Connor McDavid C - Scarboro Shooters (1)
2. Auston Matthews C - Greaseballs (1)
3. Patrik Laine RW - Red Ravens (1)
4. Jack Eichel C - Steelheads (1)
5. Zach Werenski D - Underdogs (1)
6. David Pastrnak RW - Puck Warfare (1)
7. Aaron Ekblad D - Steelheads (2)
8. Ivan Provorov D - Swackers (1)
9. Rasmus Dahlin D - 2018 Eligible
10. William Nylander RW - Swackers (2)
11. Charlie McAvoy D - Shoot Loose (1)
12. Mitchell Marner RW - Shoot Loose (2)
13. Nikolaj Ehlers LW - Swackers (3)
14. Thomas Chabot D - Screamin Eagles (1)
15. Sebastian Aho LW - Cheap Thieves (1)
16. Clayton Keller RW - Winning Combo (1)
17. Brock Boeser RW - Shoot Loose (3)
18. Noah Hanifin D - Red Ravens (2)
19. Nico Hischier C - Puck Warfare (2)
20. Ilya Samsonov G
21. Brayden Point C - Winning Combo (2)
22. Andrei Svechnikov RW - 2018 Eligible
23. Matthew Tkachuk LW - Ingmen (1)
24. Kirill Kaprizov LW - Big M's (1)
25. Nolan Patrick C - Cheap Thieves (2)
26. Joel Eriksson Ek C - Broadway (1)
27. Mikhail Sergachev D - Broadway (2)
28. Mikko Rantanen RW - Greaseballs (2)
29. Jesse Puljujarvi RW - Puck Warfare (3)
30. Mathew Barzal C - Shortstackers (1)
31. Tyson Jost C - Ingmen (2)
32. Henrik Borgstrom C - Ingmen (3)
33. Pierre Luc Dubois C - Ingmen (4)
34. Jake Bean D - Shortstackers (2)
35. Sam Steel C - Winning Combo (3)
36. Tage Thompson RW - Big M's (2)
37. Jake Oettinger G
38. Quinton Byfield C - 2020 Eligible
39. Alexander Holtz LW - 2020 Eligible
40. Alex DeBrincat RW - Puck Warfare (4)
41. Cale Makar D - Underdogs (2)
42. Alexis Lafreniere C - 2020 Eligible
43. Casey Mittelstadt C - Winning Combo (4)
44. Miro Heiskanen D - Greaseballs (3)
45. Brady Tkachuk C - 2018 Eligible
46. Jakob Chychrun D - Broadway (3)
47. Logan Brown C - Cheap Thieves (3)
48. Quinn Hughes D - 2018 Eligible
49. Dylan Larkin C - Underdogs (3)
50. Alex Tuch RW - Shoot Loose (4)
51. Joe Veleno C - 2018 Eligible
52. Nick Schmaltz C - Shoot Loose (5)
53. Elias Pettersson C - Broadway (4)
54. Jack Hughes C - 2019 Eligible
55. Dylan Strome C - Swackers (4)
56. Colin White C - Cheap Thieves (4)
57. Ryan Merkley D - 2018 Eligible
58. Kyle Connor LW - Screamin Eagles (2)
59. Travis Sanheim D - Puck Warfare (5)
60. Philippe Myers D - Big M's (3)
61. Jack Roslovic C - Broadway (5)
62. Brandon Carlo D - PK Dealers (1)
63. Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson C - Shoot Loose (6)
64. Jordan Greenway LW - Canadian Gothic (1)
65. Cody Glass C - Broadway (6)
66. Ryan Suzuki C - 2019 Eligible
67. Owen Tippett RW - Screamin Eagles (3)
68. Adam Boqvist D - 2018 Eligible
69. Travis Konecny C - Underdogs (4)
70. Eeli Tolvanen LW - Puck Warfare (6)
71. Spencer Knight G
72. Tyler Parson G
73. Alexander Nylander RW - Screamin Eagles (4)
74. Christian Dvorak C - Whalers (1)
75. Evgeny Svechnikov RW - Screamin Eagles (5)
76. Kevin Fiala LW - Ingmen (5)
77. Vladislav Kamenev C - Ingmen (6)
78. Ty Smith D - 2018 Eligible
79. Adam Fox D - Shortstackers (3)
80. Kailer Yamamoto RW - Red Ravens (3)
81. Filip Chytil C - Broadway (7)
82. Peyton Krebs LW - 2019 Eligible
83. Lias Andersson C - Red Ravens (4)
84. Alex Newhook C - 2019 Eligible
85. Sam Bennett C - Shortstackers (4)
86. Olli Juolevi D - Ingmen (7)
87. Vitaly Abramov RW - Cheap Thieves (5)
88. Jonathan Dahlen LW - Cheap Thieves (6)
89. Jusso Valimaki D - Screamin Eagles (6)
90. Dante Fabbro D - Red Ravens (5)
91. Luke Kunin C - Broadway (8)
92. Filip Zadina LW - 2018 Eligible
93. Nick Suzuki C - Shortstackers (5)
94. Klim Kostin RW - Cheap Thieves (7)
95. Erik Brannstrom D - Whalers (2)
96. Bode Wilde D - 2018 Eligible
97. Jack McBain C - 2018 Eligible
98. Kirby Dach C - 2019 Eligible
99. Jakub Vrana LW - Red Ravens (6)
100. Jakub Skarek G

#3763362 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 13 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

View PostDubey, on 12 November 2017 - 09:06 AM, said:

My cash lineup for this week, putting it in $160 of double ups on DK

QB Matt Stafford $6800
RB Leveon Bell $9800
RB Bilall Powell $4000
WR Chris Godwin $3000
WR AJ Green $7700
WR Golden Tate $6800
TE Garrett Celek $2500
Flex Marvin Jones Jr $6200
DEF Bears $3000

things were looking grim after the first half of the morning games. But 3 TDs in the second half for Stafford, and a long TD for AJ Green and Golden Tate saved the day. Billal Powell was a huge bust but it didn't really matter as he was 75-90% owned in most of the double ups.

Ended up with 124 points, which was good for almost a full double. Just barely fell out of the money in 1 $25 double up late in the 4th quarter, but returned $270 from my $160 buyins. Account is up to $285 now, all off a $7 freeroll win in week 2. cashed 7 out of 8 weeks with my cash lineups.

#3763352 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 12 November 2017 - 08:16 PM

The 3rd and last day of the Expo. Usually its the slowest day in regards to sales and it definitely was. My goal for total sales only met just over 50%. However we are not in it to make money so it still was a very enjoyable weekend. It maybe over but we are looking forward to the next one in May.

We did have a scare during the day. I thought someone stole 2 signed 8x10s of McDavid. Luckily they were located on my table because some kid mixed up the pics and we found them in the middle.

Someone did asked me if I wanted to trade my Crosby rookie for this:


Now I truly believe that this auction is a fake and was bidded up. I think the card is worth maybe $500 and my Crosby rookie is worth $850. Really have to watch out for stuff like this.

I did not have Otto to help setting up and it took me 1.5 hours. Tear down only took 20 mins since Otto was there to help (thank god).

I took Monday off and going out with the wife for breakfast.

#3763330 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 12 November 2017 - 09:06 AM

My cash lineup for this week, putting it in $160 of double ups on DK

QB Matt Stafford $6800
RB Leveon Bell $9800
RB Bilall Powell $4000
WR Chris Godwin $3000
WR AJ Green $7700
WR Golden Tate $6800
TE Garrett Celek $2500
Flex Marvin Jones Jr $6200
DEF Bears $3000

#3763328 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 12 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

Bilall Powell
Garrett celek

#3763300 Ahl Numbers And Stuff

Posted DanielNegreanu on 11 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

Great job putting the list together. M's haven't won in ages and their 5 year win streak was ended by the Mighty Cheap Thieves

#3763274 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 10 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

We have day 1 complete at the Expo.

It was a very uneventful day since the turnout was low. I believe that the fight between 2 guys in the industry is going to get nasty and another show is going to start to go against the Sportscard Expo.

Otto got to the Expo latter and the amount of people asking me where he is was non stop. What no one is happy to see me?

The dealer across from us had to get an ambulance. The father fainted and had to go to the hospital. The son (he must be around $25) took over. I went over to see if the Dad was doing okay and he said he is fine but needed some tests to be done at the hospital.

Sales were low for me but I heard others did well. Hopefully the sales pickup tomorrow. I am bring my younger daughter since she loves to be the cashier.

The best part of the Expo was what came up to me from guys looking to sell their cards. I brought alot of rookies (400 cards) and paid $300 for them. It is a nice deal and I am reloaded for a few years. Sold 50 of them for $100 already on Friday.

Another lot came to me and it was only McDavid. Had a good discussion with the seller and he said one dealer offer him $1,500 for the lot. I offer him $2,000 and he thought about it but turn it down. It was a good offer but he did not bite.

One guy from Detroit came by and he had some very nice stuff. We settle on this 2 card lot to me for $375:




One funny thing that happen, my partner for the booth brought this card for $85:


and in 2 seconds sold it for $120 to a buyer standing next to him.

Than this guy came over with alot of cards. He kept complaining about how he can't sell his card for $12,000 and it was a waste of time for him to come to the Expo. He dumped a bunch of cards on my showcase and I only wanted to buy his 3 McDavid rookies:


He wanted $900 for the lot and I offered him $750. He than got angry at me and left in a huff. I had no issue with giving him $900 but when someone is rude, you know where you can go.

One of the last guys who came by was this older Chinese guy. I gave him a nickname of Fu Man Chu. Anyways he asked us if we were buying and he said would we be interested in this. He shows us 2:


I was like I don't see too many since people are hoarding them now. My partner than scares him off since he wanted an offer from us so he said $200 each. He looked at us and gave us a stunned look. He than walked off and will not talk to us. He than came back 3 mins latter and flashed $450. We than said you didn't get $450 for both Crosbys? He said no, only 1 and flashed the other one. I said will you take $400 and he said no, he wants $450. I looked at it and the corner was slightly dinged but I gave it to him. Another dealer came by and offer me $650 for it and I said no. I want $850.

In the past I use to complain that no one asks me if I want to buy anything, not tonight. Love seeing the cards.