When we got together to form MBS, we wanted to accomplish two things:
1- Change how news and sports are covered.
2- As gambling degenerates, have enough money to make big boy bets on sports.
The challenge was that it would most likely take some time before we build a big enough audience to make money doing #1.
And if we continued doing #2 while waiting on traction, we’d end up back in our mommy’s basement so fast our heads will spin. Saying you work for a company that has the same initials as the Saudi Crown Prince is a strong repellent in itself, but living in Mommy’s basement would take the chances of getting laid from 0.1% straight to zero.
So we had the idea of using some things we learned in school and made this algorithm that helped us win more than lose betting on the UFC.
Most sports betting algorithms analyze complicated stats on which way the wind is blowing, strikes landed, and takedown defense. But a couple mentally disabled persons like us weren’t going to out-analyze the Vegas lines or Million Dollar Game Analysis Engines. So we had to get creative. In addition to the stats we just mentioned, we started looking at what the experts like ESPN or Uncle Chael are predicting, and weighed their opinion based on their past prediction accuracies. So if Uncle Chael was historically right 80% of the time about Heavyweight from Brazil but only right 30% of the time about Russian Lightweights, we’ll believe him much more when he predicts Brazilian Heavyweights.
Then we sprinkle in some gut feelings, and say a little prayer to brown Jesus to come up with our final picks. We summarize all those expert predictions + the pick our algorithm spits out so you don’t have to go to 10 different sites to get the information on which analyst picked who to win. Oh and it’s free.
We’ll see how much runway betting on sports will get us. Hopefully it’s long enough for our news side to catch on.
We’re far from successful so take this with a huge grain of salt, but I think it was the right call to have 2 revenue streams: 1 immediate and moderately profitable, and another in the distant future but potentially very lucrative. That way we can still pay rent for our dumpy apartment, while shooting for something that could change the world.
You might not become a sports betting millionaire with our picks and analysis, but I can promise you that reading us is a great way to avoid work. And we research the shit out of every pick, and you should know we’re putting our best foot forward because if we keep losing bets, we’re F’d.
We’ll keep our betting records public so you can follow us on this journey and shame us if we suck.
Check out our prediction page and save yourself hours of research that’s probably not even that accurate.
Join us and tell your degenerate friends about us.
The usual disclaimer: If you have a gambling problem, don’t fucking gamble. Go get help. Or reach out to us and we’ll try to help out if we can (not financially – we’re still broke). Here’s a piece we did going into more depth about gambling addiction.