Last week, Nate had brought up nonsense bets on the podcast and he felt that he had won 70% of them. He suggested that I compile the bets and see if this was indeed true. I considered a nonsense bet to be one that had nothing to do with fantasy football/baseball or offered zero fantasy value.
If you remove the wagers that are still to be determined, Nate has a 64% winning percentage (7 wins, 4 losses). That’s just one win away from winning 70% of the nonsense wagers. In the spirit of the debate, Nate was correct in assuming that he won a large percentage of the nonsense bets.
In other nonsense bet analysis, it’s interesting to see that 11 out of the 14 nonsense wagers were made during the baseball podcast. I suspect this is due to the football season being relatively short and not allowing for a whole lot of time to bring up nonsensical things. Almost half of the wagers had nothing to do with sports in any sort of fashion. And finally, it’s been 5 years since the footrace wager was made and this still has not happened.