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michaelm
09-05-2006, 10:40 AM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?

real
09-05-2006, 10:43 AM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?

I'd take the bet, and then immediately plan what I'll do with my winnings....

TexansLucky13
09-05-2006, 10:46 AM
Start thinking about how you want to spend it.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
09-05-2006, 10:48 AM
16 is greater than 5 right? :homer:

afcman
09-05-2006, 10:58 AM
I see 8 that we SHOULD win so I'll take 5. Yes.

TexansLucky13
09-05-2006, 10:59 AM
16 is greater than 5 right? :homer:

:jam:

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles
09-05-2006, 11:12 AM
I give them Washington, Tennessee, Buffalo, Jets, Oakland, Tennessee, Cleveland...so 7

texflex513
09-05-2006, 11:16 AM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?
Yep easy money!

texflex513
09-05-2006, 11:17 AM
I give them Washington, Tennessee, Buffalo, Jets, Oakland, Tennessee, Cleveland...so 7
the eagles will make it 8:redtowel:

Blake
09-05-2006, 11:33 AM
I would take that bet any day of the week. I think we will win between 5-9 games.

19-10
09-05-2006, 11:33 AM
Yes - two times if she'll let you. I seriously doubt any educated NFL observer takes her side of that bet.

V Man
09-05-2006, 11:34 AM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?

You got the first round with your winnings.:party:

bigTEXan8
09-05-2006, 11:42 AM
I'd make that bet. I think that the Texans were a few plays and defensive stands away from winning 6 games last year. That's just me though. I think Kubiak is smarth enough makes those types of plays occur enough this year to get the Texans at least...seven wins. I think the Dayne pick-up will help a lot.

Porky
09-05-2006, 11:53 AM
If I could afford to lose 100, I would make that bet. No bet is 100% safe though. But, I would venture to put the odds at 80%+ that we will get to 5 wins. If not, it will be QB play that is the reason. If the bet was 6 or greater, I might take it, but 5? Yes, for sure I would take it. 7 or higher I would not take the bet.

edo783
09-05-2006, 12:52 PM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?

Heck yes! I'm down already down for considerably more than that in Vegas on the futures for our wins at 5.5. I took the over.

Corrosion
09-05-2006, 01:46 PM
I give them Washington, Tennessee, Buffalo, Jets, Oakland, Tennessee, Cleveland...so 7


Even Iggles fan would take that bet ....

Seriously in the NFL in this age the teams are so close to one another talent wise its difficult to picture many teams finishing with less than 7 W's unless they are just torn apart by injury .... The Texans should beat the Titanics (Twice), Raiders , Jets and Bills ..... thats five and there is no reason to think they wont win a few of those "Coin-Flip" games.

PhillyFan
09-05-2006, 02:05 PM
I would take it in a hearbeat.

Unless something goes terribly wrong, 5 wins should be a cakewalk.

jerek
09-05-2006, 02:10 PM
I don't tend to bet on sports as injuries, lockerroom strife, etc. can play a big role. Too many variables and too much chance.

That said I would feel pretty confident in taking that bet.

kingh99
09-05-2006, 02:22 PM
This morning I took a bet for $100 that the Texans will win 5 games or more.
My friend, a misguided Cowgirl, thinks that we will win 4 or less.
Would you take the Texans and 5 wins?

they are getting sort of intimidating on defense. I look for the secondary to start ball hawking after a while of getting used to a D-Line that actually rushes QB throws. If and this is a big if but if the dee gets the idea it's a bunch of badasses and if the team jumps out to a good turnover ratio, we could be looking at this year's Bears.

RiotCommander
09-05-2006, 03:02 PM
To answer this you just need to look at our schedule. Just pick out 5 teams we should beat. One of those games we will lose. Are there more then 5? lets see here. I don't like picking winning and losing but this is money its for a good cause.

Now this is going to be my worst case record for the Texans:
Philadelphia - L
@Indianapolis - L
Washington - W
Miami - L
@Dallas - L
Jacksonville - W
@Tennessee - W
@New York Giants - L
@Jacksonville - L
Buffalo - W
@New York Jets - W
@Oakland - W (Some may not agree here, but if you sign Jeff Gorge all is not well)
Tennessee - W
@New England - L
Indianapolis - L
Cleveland - W

eh 8-8 its also not going to be right. We are going to win a game or two we shouldn't, and lose a few the same way. Good luck.

TexansLucky13
09-05-2006, 03:06 PM
Buffalo
@New York Jets
@Oakland
Tennessee
@New England
Indianapolis
Cleveland


I say we win every single one of those games, our closest being in OT with the Pats.

:jam:

Double Barrel
09-05-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm not a betting man, but, if I was, I'd take this one in a heartbeat. 6 wins, on the other hand.... ;)

rmartin65
09-05-2006, 03:09 PM
We should definately win over 5.

TheOgre
09-05-2006, 04:02 PM
I think we get 5+ wins fairly easily.

Count as a loss - @Indianapolis, @New England

Probable losses - Philadelphia, Miami, @Dallas, @New York Giants, Indianapolis

Toss up - Washington, Jacksonville*, @Tennessee, @Jacksonville*, @New York Jets, @Oakland

Probable wins (can a 2-14 team have these?) - Buffalo, Tennessee, Cleveland

Count as a win - NONE

*Every game against Jacksonville seems like a toss-up.

swtbound07
09-05-2006, 04:25 PM
i actually wouldn't take that...i've had us sitting at 4-12 or 5-11 in all of my predictions..new players, new coach, new system, brutal schedule, a million unknowns. I'd hang on to your hundred bucks.

Cjeremy635
09-05-2006, 04:28 PM
SWTBOUND....I hope you're wrong. I would like to think we will pull things together this year and win a handful that would be otherwise close losses on top of the ones we should out right win. I see us toward 8-8 or better..maybe 10-6. 5-11 and I would feel a bit disappointed. :wild:

TexanSam
09-05-2006, 04:35 PM
You should do double or nothing and bet that the Cowboys won't win over 11 games this season!

cred
09-05-2006, 09:31 PM
how can I get in on this?

MYDAUGHTER'STEXANS
09-06-2006, 02:20 AM
Easy Money for you.........:yikes:

run-david-run
09-06-2006, 02:31 AM
The fact that the scheduel gets considerably easier at the end of the season, coupled with players getting more comfotable with the scheme, Id put money on us winning at least 4 of our last 8, let alone a total of 5.

BigDTexansFan
09-06-2006, 10:45 AM
Yes - two times if she'll let you. I seriously doubt any educated NFL observer takes her side of that bet.

Cowpatties fans bet with Heart NOT Brains, I have a friend who goes to Vegas regularly The guy at sportsbook says we lowball Dallas their fans line up to give us their money. I got a guy who was bragging on Cowpatties, how 2002 was a fluke that Cowboys are Super Bowl bound...Texans so much roadkill. I have him betting $50 that Cowboys (with an offensive line that scored 3 points in 30 minutes) will beat Texans. I made him promise not to cry on money, so it is not all wet and nasty when I collect on Monday Oct 16th.:yahoo:

michaelm
09-06-2006, 12:18 PM
After I made the initial $100 bet that the Texans would win more than 4 games, I made another bet with a different Cowpattie fan in my office.
I bet $100 that the Texans would have a 1000 yard rusher this season.

Will I win $200 on the two bets?
Lose $200
Split?

infantrycak
09-06-2006, 12:32 PM
I bet $100 that the Texans would have a 1000 yard rusher this season.

Not as good as the other bet but still decent odds. Biggest problems will come from underperformance or injury by 1 or 2 backs resulting in several changes to the starter thru the season. So long as one steps up within the 1st 4 games the splitting carries has not typically kept Denver from having a 1000 yd rusher.

jerek
09-06-2006, 12:48 PM
After I made the initial $100 bet that the Texans would win more than 4 games, I made another bet with a different Cowpattie fan in my office.
I bet $100 that the Texans would have a 1000 yard rusher this season.

Will I win $200 on the two bets?
Lose $200
Split?

I probably wouldn't have taken the second, for reasons cak stated. Injuries or changes to the starting lineup could easily result in two backs with 800-900 yards apiece.

michaelm
09-06-2006, 01:12 PM
I probably wouldn't have taken the second, for reasons cak stated. Injuries or changes to the starting lineup could easily result in two backs with 800-900 yards apiece.


I agree that the second bet is quite a bit weaker than the first, but you have to understand the circumstances of both bets...

There I was... deep behind enemy lines, surrounded by radical fanatics.
There were cowgirls all around me... I, alone, stood to defend our Texan heritage.
They were relentless, firing salvo after salvo.
"Stupid! No Reggie!" They fired at me. "Idiots! Mario who?" they shouted... "2 and 14! 2 and 14! 2 and 14!"... I was nearly defeated.. yet I drew strength and pulled myself up and stood tall with the conviction of my beliefs...
I'LL TAKE YOUR BETS, YOU FEINDISH BASTARDS!!! I'll TAKE THEM ALL!
AND ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH MY BRETHREN WILL RISE UP AND DEFEAT YOU, AND SEND YOU BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM, AND BELONG... THE PITS OF HELLLL!!!

...or something like that...

jerek
09-06-2006, 01:14 PM
I agree that the second bet is quite a bit weaker than the first, but you have to understand the circumstances of both bets...

There I was... deep behind enemy lines, surrounded by radical fanatics.
There were cowgirls all around me... I, alone, stood to defend our Texan heritage.
They were relentless, firing salvo after salvo.
"Stupid! No Reggie!" They fired at me. "Idiots! Mario who?" they shouted... "2 and 14! 2 and 14! 2 and 14!"... I was nearly defeated.. yet I drew strength and pulled myself up and stood tall with the conviction of my beliefs...
I'LL TAKE YOUR BETS, YOU FEINDISH BASTARDS!!! I'll TAKE THEM ALL!
AND ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH MY BRETHREN WILL RISE UP AND DEFEAT YOU, AND SEND YOU BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM, AND BELONG... THE PITS OF HELLLL!!!

...or something like that...

Hahahaha. Tell your first friend I'm good for $50 on the Texans surpassing five wins.