(WSCR) The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s #showpot moves for week one of the NFL season are all set. A reminder that the picks don’t have to be NFL games, just that the actual wagering with the showpot and football season begins this week.
1st pick: Cincinnati -8 at Illinois ran away with the shows voting. The Bearcats have to go on the road Saturday in Champaign, a place where the Illini have struggled. The show put $200 on the Bearcats despite them giving 8 on the road.
2nd pick: Indianapolis -10 vs Oakland. You the listener voted and were the tie-breaker between this and the Bengals getting 3 points in their week one battle here in Chicago. 28% of listeners voted for the Colts being their pick for the week while just 7% of listeners liked the Bengals.
After placing these wagers the showpot is down to just $488 after placing these wagers but plenty of opportunities to grow that remain undecided. The show also has investments in the Colts to win the Super Bowl ($100 risk to win $4000), Jason Garrett to be the first coach fired ($100 to win $750) and Charles Tillman to finish the year with more than 4.5 forced fumbles ($100 to win $86.96).
The goal is to reach $3000 with the Showpot and have the five members of it spend NFL Championship Weekend in Las Vegas.