Ready for some football? Call the spreads at Set the Line.

September 4th, 2006 by Hans Bjordahl :: see related comic

Football’s back and so is Set the Line. It’s a fun site I’ve worked on for a couple years with some friends where you guess the spread on NFL games and then get scored based on how well you did at the end of each week. This year, there’s also a “dueling forums” approach where you can post in your favorite (or least favorite) team forum in the context of a specific game. Need more incentive? The weekly winner gets a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Can you — master of all things football — call the games better than the rest of the folks on this site? Sure you can. Easy money. : )

5 Responses to “Ready for some football? Call the spreads at Set the Line.”
Tomer Chachamu wrote:

Why do you allow people to see what specific other people have set the line at, before the game?

I could simply copy the decisions of the overall leader for every match, and could be guaranteed a score as good as theirs.

Hans wrote:

Yeah, but you don’t know how the overall leader will fare *this* week. Also, in close contests, some of the finer points of strategy come down to figuring out how to set the line differently than the leader in order to get a shot at the #1 spot…

Not The Tom wrote:

Set the Line’s writing is BRILLIANT!

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