There were ten potential upsets last week, but as expected only one hit. Wake somehow managed to beat NC State on the road. Most of the participants hit one to two 200 point values mixed with a few 100 pointers producing very modest scores last week. This week is the calm week before rivalry showdown weekend next week. That means we have several opportunities to break the 2875 point upset record when Old Dominion beat Va Tech.
GoodBookey Charity Spotlight: American Cancer Society
Sometimes when you look at a seemingly ubiquitous charity behemoth like the American Cancer Society, you find that there’s so much more to know than you realized.
The ACS, founded 105 years ago by ten doctors and five laypeople in New York City, has perhaps had the biggest impact on cancer research and the advance of treatments of any single entity except the US government. Continue reading
GoodBookey Charity Spotlight: Wings for Warriors
Anthony “Doc” Ameen was a Hospital Corpsman for the Marines, in the fight of his life, not on the field of Afghanistan, but in the hospital rooms in military medical centers located in San Antonio and San Diego.
Enduring amputations of both legs, as well as dozens of surgeries and the spiritual and emotional struggle of coming back home physically broken from his service, Ameen suffered virtual insult to his literal injuries in the form of denial of his military and civil benefits. Continue reading
Week 11: Make your bets for vets
We had a feeling that last week would be characterized by swings from so many even odds games and it was.
All in for week 10
So many even odds games this week! Who will win five coin flips for a total greater than 1,000?
Oh, you want upsets?! Then Week 9 is for you
Purdue gave the season some intrigue last week. There were a few mild upsets but other major upsets went quiet.
Is Week 8 the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” Weekend of the College Football season?
If you’re one of those “It’s fall I NEED a Pumpkin Spice Latte NOW” people, then the answer is yes.
Last week had a few fun upsets with Tennessee and Michigan State pulled off major wins, while LSU and Iowa State held strong at home for substantial points for many people. Will we have a week without upsets? There are several games in the > 300 point category. Let’s try and identify candidates. Continue reading
G2E 2018 Conference Recap
The GoodBookey team headed out west to Sin City as a featured Innovation Lab presenter for the G2E 2018 conference. Before we dive in, G2E is one of the worlds biggest gaming conferences that brings together all types of people and companies from across the world who work in and around the gaming industry – be it sports betting, data and security, and even casino floor games. Continue reading
Week 7 is in the house!
Last week was fun with so many games where the range between teams was 300 points or less. It was hard to find true upsets, but some people picked wisely.
Northwestern beat Michigan State for good value and then there were several 200-300 point winners. This week there are 6 games with a range greater than 300 points, but only half of those seem possible. Who can correctly pick the even line games and win the week? Continue reading
Week 6: Predictable on Paper. This Spells Trouble…
Last week the true upsets calmed down and we had a relatively low total for our weekly winner.
Syracuse should have beaten Clemson but did not. Are there any good upset candidates this week? True upsets are when one team is at least 300 points higher than the other, and this week does not offer many realistic opportunities. However, this week has more even matchups than any previous week! So it should be harder to get all 5 of your games correct. Continue reading