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The essence of prop betting Jahlani Tavai Jersey Mens , especially on an event like the Super Bowl, is inherently a wonderful thing. It’s a testament to the excess of it all. The Big Game, not big enough, needs more odds and more stakes. Everything must be up for contest.Ever since The Abstract declared “scared money don’t make none,” urging all of us to parlay as he rhymed, what’s left to do other than believe in what we believe in? And by we, I mean the two resident degenerate denizens of P-O-D: myself, Ryan Mathews, and Chris Perfett, your Adequacy.These odds arrive courtesy of Bovada sportsbook, a super offshore gambling website who provided us with some real, honest-to-goodness doozies this year. For the first entry into a two-part series, we’re getting into everything entertainment related. Load up your wristbands and get ready to wager your credits.Coin TossHeads -105Tails -105Ryan: Any other year, I’m not laying money on a coin flip, but this season is the year of minted currency. After the debacle that was the Championship Round, people have had it out for coins and their role in deciding football games. Luckily, people who are missing the point, like Ross Tucker, have come to the defense of coins. Tails never fails, but heads you wet the bed. Standing up for all bed-wetters because it’s time someone does it.Chris: I dread this one every year. It’s the cover sheet to a good set of fun bets. But in the end, it’s the foundation of our betting ways. Two sides to a coin, two different outcomes, and the house takes a little for the labor of flipping.Actually, do you know how long it took me to learn how to flip a coin? I was an embarrassed little kid. Anyway, tails.How long will it take Gladys Knight to sing the U.S. National Anthem?Over 1 minute 47 seconds -160Under 1 minute 47 seconds +120Ryan: Gladys is a hometown product of Atlanta, Georgia and she Kenny Golladay Jersey , along with The Pips, sang a song about a midnight train heading to Georgia. Spoiler, if you listen to the song, it tells you how the game is going to end: “L.A. proved too much for the man.” Pretty sure “the man” is Tom Brady because if you’re a good, honest, hard-working person, you’re shaking your fist at a man like Brady because he’s a villain and you should join the resistance. Oh, yeah, and “L.A.” is a metaphor for Aaron Donald who is going to prove to be too much because he is too much.But Gladys Knight & The Pips have another popular tune called “Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)” and it’s a great reminder of camel-casing and how every song before 1980 required further explanation in its title. The Empress of Soul won’t be the first to bid Georgia adieu: Over.(Also, in my best Andr茅 3000 voice: “I’m so like a pimp, I’m glad it’s night.”)Chris: I feel personally attacked by Gladys’ lyrics right now and I can’t really tell you why. Over.What will the Super Bowl champions be served when they visit the White House?Fast Food +205Any Other Food -310Ryan: No chance Trump serves the professionals such plebeian fare, especially not his good pals Robert, Bill, and Tom. Only the best, finest food for his special guests... which to him means Wendy’s. Crap. Man, really wish there were odds to lay on “Melania Makes a Salad” and parlay it with “No One Touches It” for enough winnings to eat like an entire team of exploited workers for a year. Anyways, “any other food” gets the square.Chris: Any other food, but this also presumes that the winner is even going to have an invite, especially if the Rams win. Now if the Pats win, you can be sure they’ll break out the foie gras for Donnie’s favorite sports team.While Ryan wishes for his own options, I wish I could put money on “no trip.” Trump’s hatred of the NFL is a peculiar beast, an envious fay creature which seems to detest the notion of strong men and deep thought. It’s married now with his brand of forever-pettiness, a product of his failed USFL court case. He will absolutely make an exception for his “good and nice!” friend Bob Kraft and Tom Brady, but the Rams are going to be told to go back and hang out with MS-13 or whatever is in his rotten brain.Will Billy McFarland be caught selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl?Yes +2500No -10000Ryan: Chris and I shared a hotel room in Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft and in between all of the actual football Journo and cheesesteaks, Chris was glued to Twitter for all things Fyre Fest, feeding us live updates and laughing hysterically at FEMA tents and cheese sandwiches.Part of me wants to put five on “Yes” because if those docs convinced me of anything Michael Roberts Jersey , other than Ja Rule doesn’t know what fraud is, it’s that Billy is a sociopath and there’s no way prison can contain that man’s thirst for other people’s money. I’m moving all of my shells to “No,” though.Chris: I tried to tell everyone this would be big, but people shrug off my taste for weird Twitter moments. It had everything you’d want from a scenario of “ultra-rich yuppies stranded on nigh-abandoned island” save a severed pig’s head.I don’t think, however, I could have expected two years later to have dueling documentaries and a vastly renewed interest. I also was not prepared to write this sentence: Ja Rule is following the money trail and trying to tell people not to trust Fuck Jerry.But anyway, what kind of bet is this? No. Bookies having laughs is suspect.Will Maroon 5 play Sweet Victory at halftime as a SpongeBob SquarePants tribute?Yes -220No +155Ryan: Am I old, because I don’t think I know what “Sweet Victory” is...Okay, I watched it, and I know what it is, but not because I know it as a SpongeBob moment, but because it’s been meme’d a bajillion times which is like 95 percent of that show’s space in 2019. Interesting to see the “No” get such money-making potential considering halftime is so self-serving and rarely ever hokey, so that’s where I’m going.Chris: On general rule of principle, I missed being the target age of SpongeBob by a solid three years. It remains Nickelodeon noise, undifferentiated from something like Ren & Stimpy; I hear the voices from the show and I just think about boogers.Anyway, background on this is standard internet-nerds-up-their-own-ass fare. Someone started a petition, it got some play on internet circles. While it would be a cool moment for a dead creator’s legacy, we’re diced up by ridiculous copyrights and trademarks to make it likely. No.How many plays will Tony Romo correctly predict ahead of the play?Over 7.5 -120Under 7.5 -120Ryan: First of all, everyone needs to agree that Tony Romo is good for the CBS booth, and he’s good for one very simple reason: he ain’t Phil Simms. As a reminder of what the former No. 1 color guy for CBS brought to the table week in and week out, here’s a sampling of how truly bad he was during 2017’s AFC Divisional Round game between New England and Houston.Do I think the way Romo calls a game make what he does feel like parlor tricks? In a way, yeah, but something super interesting is actually happening. Sure, he’s this clairvoyant wizard calling the action before it happens, but he’s also demystifying football; he’s simultaneously the soothsayer and the skeptic in the audience pointing out the false-wall in the box or the sleight of hand.It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl if he wasn’t bringing his crystal ball: “Over.”Chris: The answer is Under.OK WHO’S READY FOR SOME GAME THEORY?Tony Romo has made 72 play predictions this season, per the Wall Street Journal. 68 percent of the time Travis Fulgham Detroit Lions Jersey , he was correct. That’s about 49 plays, which, divided over 16 games comes out to only about three correct plays predicted per game. Now it’s possible he’ll ham it up for the Super Bowl, but the numbers say he’s still set to fall short of the requisite eight to get you the over. By the way, 68 percent is better than Romo’s completion percentage when he was in the league. Initial reports were encouraging after Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford suffered a scary injury in Dallas’ NFC East-clinching 27-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Crawford injured his neck on the second play of the game. His neck was stabilized on a stretcher with his facemask removed, and the seventh-year player was moving his arms and legs before he was taken off the field.He was taken to a hospital, and the Cowboys said after the game that Crawford was released and would be re-evaluated Monday by the team’s medical staff.Dallas wasn’t the only playoff-bound team to get hit by an injury on Sunday.New England wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left with a knee injury in the third quarter of the Patriots‘ AFC East-clinching victory over the Buffalo Bills. Patterson was expected to play a bigger role in the offense with deep threat Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely.For the Bills (5-10), linebacker Julian Stanford exited with an ankle injury and wide receiver Deonte Thompson left with a toe injury.The NFL-best New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC’s top seed by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers but lost one of Drew Brees‘ protectors when left tackle Terron Armstead was hurt in the first half and left for good in the second half. Armstead, who tore a pectoral muscle earlier this season, was seen clutching his chest.Linebacker Vince Williams left in the second half for the Steelers, whose playoff hopes took a big hit.Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters injured a quad on the first possession of Philadelphia’s wild 32-30 win over the Houston Texans. AFC South-leading Houston later clinched a playoff berth with Pittsburgh’s loss, and the Eagles still have a chance to make the playoffs next week.Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a right leg injury. Houston also lost three cornerbacks to injury: Kareem Jackson (knee), Kayvon Webster (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (neck).The Indianapolis Colts managed to rally for a win over the New York Giants that kept their playoff and AFC South title hopes alive, even with first-half injuries that knocked center Ryan Kelly (neck) and Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) out of the game. In the third quarter, Colts cornerbacks Kenny Moore III and Quincy Wilson walked off on successive plays with undisclosed injuries.Giants defensive end Mario Edwards left with a calf injury, and tight end Rhett Ellison suffered a concussion.Two cornerbacks were hurt for the Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Scherels (foot) and Xavier Rhodes (groin). Fullback C.J. Ham hurt an elbow for the Vikings, who beat the Lions and put themselves in position to earn a playoff spot with a win next Sunday.Seattle’s banged up offensive line saw J.R. Sweezy go down with an ankle injury in the second quarter and he did not return to the Seahawks‘ 38-31 win over Kansas City. Chiefs‘ running back Darrel Williams suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and did not return.For Detroit, tight end Luke Willson suffered a concussion, and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and cornerback DeShawn Shead had knee injuries.Packers left guard Lane Taylor injured a knee in the first quarter of Green Bay’s overtime win against the Jets. The Packers also lost cornerback Jaire Alexander to a groin injury.Dolphins reserve defensive tackle Ziggy Hood injured a hamstring in a loss to the Jaguars that eliminated Miami from playoff contention. For Jacksonville, tackle Josh Wells left in the second quarter with a concussion.Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left late in the first half with a concussion in Cincinnati’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick hurt his right shoulder.The Browns lost Pro Bowl rookie cornerback Denzel Ward to an apparent shoulder injury.For the Falcons, running back Tevin Coleman left with a groin injury in the second half and did not return with Atlanta leading Carolina by two scores. Panthers Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner left with an ankle injury in Carolina’s loss, which ended its slim playoff chances.The San Francisco 49ers had four players leave their loss to the NFC North champion Chicago Bears with injuries: running back Matt Breida (ankle), wide receiver Dante Pettis (left knee), tight end Garrett Celek (concussion) and cornerback K’Waun Williams (knee).
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