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When Is a Win Not a Win?

By Phil Kohen On September - 13 - 2009

So here we are. The start of another NCAA Football & NFL season.

Are you ready for some football...wagering?

I want to share this anecdote.  My college alma mater, Penn State, defeated Syracuse yesterday by a score of 28-7.  The point spread on the game, at the time I reported it on 'THE SPORTS ZOO' radio show here in Vegas, was 28.5 points with Penn State as the favorite.

Now for the small few of you who do not follow Penn State football, and I know there are only a few of you, Joe Paterno has always had a lot of respect for the game and sportsmanship. 

Generally speaking, he doesn't "roll up" the score like many other teams will do to earn browny points with any potential polls. This is evident by the large number of 50, 60 or 70 points that seem to be scored every week by one team or another on game day.

As a proud supporter of my alma mater, I was delighted that The Nittany Lions took care of business. (The fact Penn State beat my wife's alma mater added a little more satisfaction!)

So I called my Dad Saturday afternoon, just to check ...

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