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Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Posted on: August 18, 2009 11:06 am
Edited on: August 18, 2009 2:33 pm
OK, that you knew. But you didn't know that the Gators were favored by 73 in their opener.

That's news because you won't -- in fact, you can't -- find a line on the game in Vegas. That's because sports books don't list lines involving I-AA opponents.

"Charleston not a board team, not one of the 120 I-A teams," explained a spokesman for Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the company that largely sets the lines for some of the bigger sports books. "You might able to find it (a line) offshore somewhere."

The line comes from USA Today's Danny Sheridan who I think would post favorites in cockroach fights (or the odds of Rick Pitino impregnating someone within the last six years). Not to cast blame here. We are talking about the gaming industry, where there really are no heroes.

Anyway, my guy at LVSC says if there was a legit line on the game, Florida would be a 50-55 point favorite. Theoretically.

"It's against gaming regulations to post odds on a non-board team," he said.

Thank God, there is some purity left in Las Vegas.  
Category: NCAAF

Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2009 9:02 am

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

flagatorrick...Navy, Toledo, and New Mexico St are ALL D-1 schools unlike Charleston Southern. Nuff said!

Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2009 9:03 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Maybe next year we can find a community college team to play you. You stay classy Florida.

Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2009 9:00 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

You have no idea what you're talking about.  I go to every game, I see the reality.  Florida pulls their starters after the first series in the 3rd quater or as soon thereafter as they are up by 3 touchdowns. They definately do not run up the score- at least not with starters.  The schedule is soft, but it's BS that scheduling youngstown st is any different.  They aren't going to ever play a super tough non-conference schedule becuase unlike the big-10, they acutally play several other ranked teams in the SEC. Florida has scheduled tougher games (see Hawaii 2 years ago- right after their best season in years), but not many teams want to play in the swamp in early september, and the reality is they do it for the MONEY.  

Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2009 8:48 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Yodismike...your wrong, we dont run up the score against lowly opponents, just look at the championship game against the buckeyes...we stopped at 41 points...could've been so much worse.
But I must admit that your out of conference schedule is so much tougher seeing as how you'll have to fight tooth and nail to beat Navy, Toledo, and New Mexico State this year. Please, your arguement sucks.
But since your blasting the team that blasted you, allow me to explain how we get "those kind of teams" on our schedule...they beg us, just like your weaker's money dude, their schools get more if they play powerhouses, so they beg to get on our schedules.
Wake up.

Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2009 7:27 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

That's a good one, i'm gonna have to remember it. 

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2009 7:01 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Thank you xcrew.

I just love it when people post stupid crap like that. Nothing gives me the satisfaction quite like shooting an argument out of the sky with readily availible stats.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2009 6:51 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

They've scheduled Florida St. for years. Up until recently, Florida State was always in the hunt for the National Championship, and almost always in the top 5. Throw in the fact that they have to play a Conference championship game, something no Big 10 or Pac 10 team has to do, scheduling an out of conference powerhouse isn't necessary to boost the strength of schedule, as it's already strong enough.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2009 6:37 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

One thing about it is that Florida does not schedule any strong non-conference opponents.  I'm not a Florida fan, in fact I hate the Gators.  I really believe they are afraid to play anyone with any chance of beating them outside the SEC.  Maybe they should change their name to the Florida Pansies or Chickens.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2009 5:44 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

I guess when you schedule Akron, Toledo, Youngstown St., Navy, and the conference you play in is full of cupcakes as well, you need to schedule at least one decent team. Tressel is notorious for scheduling cupcakes. I would love to see Florida play Ohio St. again. Maybe Florida could put 50 pts on the vaunted OSU defense this time.

 As usual Ohio St. will be pummled in front of a national audience when they play USC, and then run the table against conference powerhouses, Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota etc., go to a decent bowl and get annihalated again. At least the SEC provides a tough conference schedule + they have a conference championship team where you're playing another top 10 team. Does the Little 10 have conference championship game? Didn't think so.

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2009 5:39 pm

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Wanna bet that Charleston Southern has a higher GRADUATION rate????

I do.

Boomp, boomp, boomp... Another one bites the dust!

Nice job gatorguy. 

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