Greetings, all you fresh-faced degenerate BC gamblers out there! I'm of the opinion that we need a weekly FanPost to
further tarnish the myth of purity in amateur athletic competition engage in some friendly banter about light-hearted gentlemen's wagers that we may care to place on each week's college football contests.
Now as I am tremendously ill-informed as to the state of just about every college team besides Texas and TCU, I'm looking to get the ball rolling here more than I'm hoping to share any insight (check the Week One NFL Gambling Chat for a topic where I have a bit more value-add). Hopefully, this post can act as dick bait (not that kind, Vasherized) as well as luring in others with some good thoughts on this week's CFB action. We may even be able to coax Huck and his supercomputer into action although he - like many, now that I think about it - may find the previous 'dick bait' sentence a tad off-putting. I need to remember to edit that before I post this.
My only real thought on Wyoming AT Texas -29 is...maaaaaan, that's a pretty tall number for week one. Even if you're very sanguine on Texas' 2012 prospects (as I am) and think that we're in good position to stomp the hell out of Wyoming (as I do), it doesn't take too many little slip-ups to make that line a very tough cover - particularly if we empty the bench in the second half. There have been rumors swirling about injuries to Shipley and Davis that may impact their availability but I haven't heard anything concrete - if anyone's got insight there, please share. I'm probably leaning under on this game at 51 if I do anything, and obviously that prospect would be more attractive if we're going to limit Ship and Davis' availability.
I'd say if you've got a thought or just want to start a conversation about a particular game, make a post about it below, and then we can use the handy SBNation conversation threading to keep all the discussion of that particular game conveniently grouped under that post.
Go get 'em, boys.