What Should We Do Next? The World’s Biggest Poll

So Amendments 3 & 13 both passed, curtailing some future gambling in Florida.  This hurts us personally and professionally.  We fought hard and lost but we’re not quitters, the podcast will continue on indefinitely.  We want to hear from you all what our next venture should be in addition to the podcast and the radio.  None of the ideas are exclusive to each other so multiple votes are allowed.  If you have more than one thing you think we should try, just vote again.  We’ll leave this huge poll sitting out there for a while, until we figure out our next move.  If you have an idea that’s not listed send us an email to lifesagamble727@gmail.com.

UFC Fight Night Denver: Korean Zombie vs Yair Rodriguez Quick Picks

Here are our win predictions for UFC Fight Night Denver.  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10:00 PM EST)

  • Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez – Rodriguez won by Knockout in the 5th round.
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Mike Perry – Cerrone won by Submission in the 1st round.
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Raquel Pennington – de Randamie won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Thiago Moises – Dariush won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Maycee Barber vs. Hannah Cifers – Barber won by TKO in the 2nd round.
  • Luis Pena vs. Mike Trizano – Trizano won by Split Decision.

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8:00 PM EST)

  • Amanda Cooper vs. Ashley Yoder – Yoder won by sketchy Split Decision.
  • Bobby Moffett vs. Chas Skelly – Moffett won by the referee missing his shift at Arby’s.  Tim Mills should never work in any capacity again.
  • John Gunther vs. Davi Ramos – Ramos won by Submission in the 1st round.
  • Julian Erosa vs. Devonte Smith – Smith won by KO in the 1st round.

EARLY PRELIMS (UFC Fight Pass, 7:00 PM EST)

  • Joseph Morales vs. Eric Shelton – Shelton won by Split Decision.
  • Mark De La Rosa vs. Joby Sanchez – De La Rosa won by Split Decision.

Total 9/12 = 75%

Florida, Vote No on 3 & 13 November 6th.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Tony and I.  On Monday, October 30th, we met with Alexis Winning and Jen Ellis of Derby Lane to get their take on amendments 3 & 13.  In order to get this posted in a timely fashion we posted our entire backlog of podcasts and are now caught up.  Take the next few days to catch up on all of the episodes we posted recently.  Our next episode, 137, will come out on November 6th.  That is also the day of the election which in Florida will decide two ballot amendments that are very important to gamblers.

Amendment 3:  Would prevent the legislature from loosening Florida’s gambling laws.  If there is to be a change in gambling laws it would require a further constitutional amendment.  Amendment 3 would put the Seminoles monopoly in the states constitution.  Racetracks and poker rooms would be allowed to stay open but many games in the poker room would be taken away nearly immediately.

Amendment 13:  Would end live greyhound racing in Florida.  Racetracks would be allowed to take bets on races from other tracks around the country.  Poker rooms and race tracks would be legally separated, meaning if the track closed down, the poker room would not be affected.  8,000 dogs would be homeless with no extra plan or funding from the campaigners to help get them properly situated.  The tracks estimate rehoming all the dogs would cost 6 million dollars and would take longer than the two years that the amendment allows.

Both of these amendments are complete scams and deserve a no vote from anyone who doesn’t want to be a pawn.  First off, 3 claims to be an anti gambling amendment, but it’s second biggest supporter was the Seminole tribe.  They don’t want to stop gambling, they just want to stop their competition, don’t fall for it.  If 3 passes, an estimated $50 million per year would be lost from the states budget, mostly in education.  All to protect a billion dollar companies monopoly.  Vote no!

Amendment 13 is a scam in much the same way.  The groups supporting it (grey2k, HSUS) say it is to protect dogs, but they put no plan in place to deal with the dogs if the tracks are forced to end racing.  Retired racers are adopted at a rate better than 98%.  If the tracks are forced to close with no plan or funding, as 13 is currently worded, many of these dogs could end up in county shelters.  In county shelters, adoption rates are nowhere near 98% and they don’t do the home visits or background checks that greyhound track affiliated groups do.  If you really want what’s best for the dogs, it’s not to be euthanized in a county shelter.  These dogs have loving homes for the rest of their lives.  During their racing career they eat the best food measured to the gram.  They see a vet and are tested before every race.  They are put in whirlpool tubs like the highest paid pro athletes after every race to reduce injuries.  When their racing career is over volunteers use money set aside by the track to successfully put the dogs in happy homes.  These are the best treated dogs in the world and the system should be left to work as it does.  Amendment 13 would take away funding and time for real greyhound adoption.  The people that are for 13 really don’t care about the dogs.  If you care one bit about animals VOTE NO ON 13!  THE DOGS LIVES ARE IN OUR HANDS!  VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

Our Interview with Alexis and Jennifer

Ballotpedia Information on Amendment 3

Ballotpedia Information on Amendment 13

UFC 230: Cormier vs Lewis Quick Picks

Here are our win predictions for UFC 230.  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

MAIN CARD (PPV, 10:00 PM EST)

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis – Cormier won by Submission in the 2nd round.
  • Ronaldo Souza vs. Chris Weidman – Souza won by TKO in the 3rd round.
  • David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier – Cannonier won by TKO in the 2nd round.
  • Jack Marshman vs. Karl Roberson – Roberson won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson – Adesanya won by TKO in the 1st round.

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8:00 PM EST)

  • Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi – Rinaldi won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Roxanne Modafferi – Eubanks won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes – Moraes won by Split Decision.
  • Lyman Good vs. Ben Saunders – Good won by KO in the 1st round.

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 PM EST)

  • Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata – Majority Draw.
  • Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh – Burgos won by Submission in the 1st round.
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Adam Wieczorek – De Lima won by Unanimous Decision.

Total 6/12 = 50%

Update: The Election, Podcasts, Vote No on 3 & 13

It’s been a busy few weeks for Tony and I.  On Monday we met with Alexis Winning and Jen Ellis of Derby Lane to get their take on amendments 3 & 13.  In order to get this posted in a timely fashion we posted our entire backlog of podcasts and are now caught up.  Take the next few days to catch up on all of the episodes we posted recently.  Our next episode, 137, will come out on November 6th.  That is also the day of the election which in Florida will decide two ballot amendments that are very important to gamblers.

Amendment 3:  Would prevent the legislature from loosening Florida’s gambling laws.  If there is to be a change in gambling laws it would require a further constitutional amendment.  Amendment 3 would put the Seminoles monopoly in the states constitution.  Racetracks and poker rooms would be allowed to stay open but many games in the poker room would be taken away nearly immediately.

Amendment 13:  Would end live greyhound racing in Florida.  Racetracks would be allowed to take bets on races from other tracks around the country.  Poker rooms and race tracks would be legally separated, meaning if the track closed down, the poker room would not be affected.  8,000 dogs would be homeless with no extra plan or funding from the campaigners to help get them properly situated.  The tracks estimate rehoming all the dogs would cost 6 million dollars and would take longer than the two years that the amendment allows.

Both of these amendments are complete scams and deserve a no vote from anyone who doesn’t want to be a pawn.  First off, 3 claims to be an anti gambling amendment, but it’s second biggest supporter was the Seminole tribe.  They don’t want to stop gambling, they just want to stop their competition, don’t fall for it.  If 3 passes, an estimated $50 million per year would be lost from the states budget, mostly in education.  All to protect a billion dollar companies monopoly.  Vote no!

Amendment 13 is a scam in much the same way.  The groups supporting it (grey2k, HSUS) say it is to protect dogs, but they put no plan in place to deal with the dogs if the tracks are forced to end racing.  Retired racers are adopted at a rate better than 98%.  If the tracks are forced to close with no plan or funding, as 13 is currently worded, many of these dogs could end up in county shelters.  In county shelters, adoption rates are nowhere near 98% and they don’t do the home visits or background checks that greyhound track affiliated groups do.  If you really want what’s best for the dogs, it’s not to be euthanized in a county shelter.  These dogs have loving homes for the rest of their lives.  During their racing career they eat the best food measured to the gram.  They see a vet and are tested before every race.  They are put in whirlpool tubs like the highest paid pro athletes after every race to reduce injuries.  When their racing career is over volunteers use money set aside by the track to successfully put the dogs in happy homes.  These are the best treated dogs in the world and the system should be left to work as it does.  Amendment 13 would take away funding and time for real greyhound adoption.  The people that are for 13 really don’t care about the dogs.  If you care one bit about animals VOTE NO ON 13!  THE DOGS LIVES ARE IN OUR HANDS!  VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

VOTE NO ON 3 & 13!

Our Interview with Alexis and Jennifer

Ballotpedia Information on Amendment 3

Ballotpedia Information on Amendment 13

UFC Fight Night 138: Moncton Quick Picks

Here are our predicted winners for UFC Fight Night 138!  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10:00 PM EST)

  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith – Smith won by Submission in the third round.
  • Michael Johnson vs. Artem Lobov – Johnson won by Unanimous decision.
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins – Cirkunov won by Submission in the 1st round.
  • Jonathan Martinez vs. Andre Soukhamthath – Soukhamthath won by Unanimous decision.
  • Ed Herman vs. Gian Villante – Villante won by Split decision.
  • Alex Garcia vs. Court McGee – McGee won by Unanimous decision.

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 8:00 PM EST)

  • Sean Strickland vs. Nordine Taleb – Strickland won by TKO in the 2nd round.
  • Thibault Gouti vs. Nasrat Haqparast – Haqparast won by Unanimous decision.
  • Chris Fishgold vs. Calvin Kattar – Kattar won by TKO in the 1st round.
  • Talita Bernardo vs. Sarah Moras – Bernardo stole a Unanimous decision.

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM EST)

  • Te Edwards vs. Don Madge – Madge won by KO in the 2nd round.
  • Arjan Bhullar vs. Marcelo Golm – Bhullar won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Jessin Ayari vs. Stevie Ray – Ray won by Unanimous Decision.

Total 9/13 =69.23%

UFC 229: Khabib vs Mcgregor Quick Picks

Here are our predicted winners for UFC 229!  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

Main Card (PPV, 10:00 PM EST)

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor – Khabib won by Submission in the 4th round.

Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis – Ferguson won by TKO between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.  Corner retirement.

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes – Reyes won a unanimous decision.

Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov – Lewis won by KO in the 3rd round.

Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig – Waterson won a unanimous decision.

Undercard (FOX Sports 1, 8:00 PM EST)

Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga – Formiga won a unanimous decision.

Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner – Luque won by KO in the 1st round.

Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger – Ladd won by TKO in the 1st round.

Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick – Holtzman won by KO in the 3rd round.

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM EST)

Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya – Kunitskaya won a unanimous decision.

Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz – Lentz won by TKO in the 2nd round.

Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin – Martin won by TKO in the 3rd round.

Total = 5 / 12 = 41.6666%

UFC Fight Night: Sao Paolo Quick Picks

Here are our predictions for Saturday’s fight night in Sao Paolo.  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

                            Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 EST)
Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders – Santos won by TKO between the 3rd and 4th rounds.
Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. – Oliveira won by KO in the 1st round.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Sam Alvey – Nogueira won by KO in the 2nd round.
Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell – Ewell won a Split Decision.
Marina Rodriguez vs. Randa Markos – Majority Draw

                                 Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 2, 8:30 EST)
Charles Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos – Oliveira won by Submission in the 2nd round.
Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo – Trinaldo won by KO in the 2nd round.
Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann – Spann won by Unanimous Decision.
Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai – Sakai won by TKO in the 3rd round.

                            Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 EST)
Ben Saunders vs. Sergio Moraes – Sergio Moraes won by Submission in the 2nd round.
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson – Bueno Silva won by Submission in the 1st round.
Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard – Leites won by Unanimous Decision.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini – Zaleski dos Santos won by Knockout in the 2nd round.
Livia Renata Souza vs. Alex Chambers – Souza won by Submission in the 1st round.

Total 8 / 14 = 57.14%

UFC Fight Night 136: Moscow Quick Picks

Here are our predictions for fight night in Moscow.  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

MAIN CARD (UFC FightPass, 2 p.m. Est)

  • Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Oleinik won by submission in the 1st round.
  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov – Blachowicz won by submission in the 2nd round.
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Andrei Arlovski – Abdurakhimov won by unanimous decision.
  • Thiago Alves vs. Alexey Kunchenko – Kunchenko won by unanimous decision.

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FightPass 10:30 a.m. Est)

  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Khalid Murtazaliev – Murtazaliev won by stoppage in between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
  • Jin Soo Son vs. Petr Yan – Yan won by unanimous decision.
  • Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov – Khabilov won by split decision.
  • Desmond Green vs. Mairbek Taisumov – Taisumov won by unanimous decision.
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Marcin Prachnio – Ankalaev won by KO in the 1st round.
  • Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Yandiev – Johnson won by submission in the 2nd round.
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Stefan Sekulic – Emeev won by unanimous decision.
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware – Dvalishvili won by unanimous decision.

Total 8/12 .666 percent

UFC 228 Quick Picks

Here are my quick picks on UFC 228.  Projected winners in bold.  These are just our thoughts to win the fight outright, no betting value is implied.  Most of these fights don’t have enough value to bet on.  We like bets on Rivera and Cody Stamann.

Main Card (PPV 10pm EST)

Woodley vs Till – Woodley won by 2nd round submission

Andrade vs Kowalkiewicz – Andrade won by 1st round KO

Magomedsharipov vs Davis – Magomedsharipov won by 2nd round submission

Rivera vs Dodson – Rivera wins by unanimous decision

Alhassan vs Price – Alhassan won by 1st round KO

Undercard (FX 8pm EST)

Esparza vs Suarez – Suarez won by 3rd round TKO

Sterling vs Stamann – Sterling won by 2nd round submission

Neal vs Camacho – Neal won by 2nd round KO

Byrd vs Stewart – Stewart won by 2nd round TKO

Early Prelims (UFC FightPass 6:15 pm EST)

Sanchez vs White – Sanchez won by unanimous decision

Miller vs White – Miller won by 1st round submission

Aldana vs Pudilova – Aldana won by split decision

Sanchez vs Brooks – Brooks won by split decision