Friday, 11 September 2009

Steeling A Win

Not a good start to the NFL season in the opening game. I made a profit overall, losing on the handicap (Steelers -6), and winning on the Match Odds market, but it wasn't one of those wins that felt deserved.

The tried and tested formula of laying after a touchdown paid dividends as usual, but some of my other trades were not so sharp and going in to overtime I had a big red on the Titans which, had they prevailed, would have been a disastrous start to the new season.

Fortunately for me, the favourites won the toss (always crucial in NFL overtime games) and came through in the end, but it was one of those wins that didn't feel like one.

One of the great things about the NFL is the volatility, and how in an instant the price can flip-flop, but of course if you are on the wrong side of such a move, it can be quite unsettling. The joys of trading.

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