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29 January 2012 - 1:53pm

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Well everybody, the Super Bowl is coming in one week and there are some great bets available for people to make.

For those of you who aren't familiar, some of the unique bets include:

- Coin Toss

- How long the national anthem will last

- What color will Madonna's hair be when she sings during the halftime show?

- Will Michaels or Chris Collinsworth say ‘Tebow’ at any time in the first quarter?

- Will the winning coach get a sports drink bath on the field before regulation time ends?

As you can see, the bets are strange but unique? I plan on making at least four different bets for fun during our Super Bowl party.

Are you planning on making any wagers for the big game?

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29 January 2012 - 6:34pm
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no bet for me, but I cheer for to Tom Brady get the revenge

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29 January 2012 - 10:59pm
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Who's your team taaadaahhh? Packers? Niners?

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30 January 2012 - 1:52am
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No bets for me because I don't watch any of the games but I think the bet about Madonna's hair color is funny. I wonder if any ufos will be spotted again? lol

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31 January 2012 - 9:54am
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No wagers for me for the big game. I have made very few sports bet all my life, and I think I have a 100% failure rate when it comes to betting on games involving my team. As my Patriots are in it this year, there shall be no betting for moi.

One would have to think that someone is due for a Gatorade bath though, no? How can they NOT do that when celebrating a Superbowl win?

GO PATS!

Any thoughts on what the outcome will be?

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1 February 2012 - 2:45am
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Welcome back BB84, I have missed the sports talk with you!

I actually really enjoy both teams, and my prediction is:

Giants 34
Patriots 30

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1 February 2012 - 9:20am
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No wagers for me for the big game. I have made very few sports bet all my life, and I think I have a 100% failure rate when it comes to betting on games involving my team. As my Patriots are in it this year, there shall be no betting for moi.

You can always try the old chestnut of betting a few bucks against your team. That way whatever happens you win. And given your 100% failure rate you might be able to jinx the Giants!

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1 February 2012 - 11:36am
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Right back at you, Slim - it has been too long Smile

You know, if I had to make a bet I would actually go with the Giants. There's just something about the roll they're on that scares the bejesus out of me. Plus if that pass rush seriously disrupts Brady - which I think it will a la the Superbowl a few years back - then the Patriots vaunted offense will be seriously hampered. Couple that with our terrible, terrible pass defense and we have a recipe for a Giants victory.

I'll go with 27-23 for the Giants and another heartbreaker for my Pats.

I am the superstitious type....I might just go throw a few dinars (that's our currency here) on the Giants, after all Wink

I think one thing the entire world can agree on is that the game will be fantastic and that it will follow on the heels of the superb AFC and NFC champtionship games. The worst thing that can happen is a blowout, which is usually the case. All of the Patriots Superbowls of the last decade have gone down to the very, very end and I think this one will too.

Seriously, all of you looking for a great game to get you into the sport should think about tuning in!

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2 February 2012 - 2:22am
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I'm having a party at my place to celebrate. I will have the full spread of pizza, chips, various dips, buffalo wings, beer, pop, and other cold cuts.

I am really excited for the game and can't wait to see what happens!

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2 February 2012 - 10:14am
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Maybe some of you is lucky enough to be going to Lucas Oil Stadium, but for those who are not as fortunate as you are, I've just got the news that there is a smartphone app for free to download I guess it's only on android devices, enabling you to get all the necessary info: and stay tuned all the time: http://android.blogvasion.com/2012/02/super-bowl-app-hits-android-market...

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2 February 2012 - 10:17am
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I hope it helps, I downloaded it on my sisters Android, yet not of top quality, but as it's free we can't demand a lot. Anyway, is anyone of you going to attend Super Bowl? Most of all I'm interested in the advertisements presented there Tongue as I know it's the most expensive event for placing an ad .... Tongue

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2 February 2012 - 4:36pm
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GambleMaster, although I consider myself a fairly big fan of the Patriots, one of the teams participating in the final, one has to be a whole bigger level of fan and/or wealthy to get a ticket to that game. That or you have to have some connections in some fairly high up places.

I would also be much more interested if the game were in a place that's got a bit more to offer than Indianapolis. Not sure why the organisers strayed from the tradition of having it in a nice warm weather locale.

I plan on watching the game here in Serbia. It starts at 12:30 am and will wrap up around 4:00. I will get up for work about 3 hours later Smile That will be one of those days at work where the goal will not be to top on form, but rather to just avoid disaster. I will have a couple of friends come over for pizza....no tradition of buffalo wings here I'm afraid!

As for the commercials, they almost always disappoint on the whole. There's usually one or two excellent commericals, five to seven decent-good ones, and the rest are all quite forgettable. Best to just YouTube them after the fact!

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3 February 2012 - 6:20pm
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Here are the predictions from the world of ESPN, the leading sports media organization in the United States: http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2011/story/_/page/superbowlpicks12/super...

I did not count them up but they appear to split 50-50 and nobody is picking anyone by more than 4 points. It's going to be great!

Just have to make my wily bet against the Pats.... Wink

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3 February 2012 - 6:47pm
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Do it BB84! I am considering making a variety of bets to keep me extra entertained throughout the game.

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5 February 2012 - 5:40pm
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I have taken up your suggestions and decided to put a small amount on the Giants to win it outright. Just a bit of hedging I suppose!

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5 February 2012 - 9:52pm
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Good luck!

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6 February 2012 - 4:28pm
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As I predicted, the game was great, went down to the very end, and was won by the Giants by four points. Maybe I am not as bad at this as I thought lol That, however, is small consolation for the heartbraking loss. The Giants simply made plays that the Pats did not, and my hat goes off to them.

I have this forum to thank for giving me the idea and then subsequently encouraging me to put a bit of money down on the hated Giants. It was nice to pick up 15 euros, but when I turned in the successful ticket stub I kind of felt a bit dirty. Should I?

More importantly, should this signal the beggining of a trend of betting against the team or individual I root for? Smile

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7 February 2012 - 7:14pm
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I think we should start a sports betting club with a name like "The League of Extraordinary Losers", where all we do is bet against our teams in big games. Either way we will be the happiest winners AND losers every time!

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7 February 2012 - 11:46pm
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Don't feel dirty collecting your winnings - think of it as compensation for pain and suffering!

Alright I need you NFL followers to explain this to me because I only saw the highlights, not the full game. Why did the Patriots let the Giants score when they were winning the game? Were they worried the Giants would just use up the clock and kick a field goal for 3 points in the last second to win it? Surely trying to stop that is a better option than handing the game to them on a plate? It was bizarre seeing them open up and let the guy through who then tried to stop himself from scoring. It was like both teams were trying not to win it.

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8 February 2012 - 1:04am
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My son wanted the Patriots to win, because the Giants beat the Packers. Yeah, he is a big cheesehead, lol!

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8 February 2012 - 4:38pm
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Ed, that is a hotly debated topic over here right now. There are two ways to look at it:

- You are up by two and the Giants can more than likely run the clock out and kick a field goal at the last second. So you would want them to score the touchdown and give your quarterback the opportunity to lead the team down the field for a touchdown. The Patriots' quarterback is Tom Brady, possibly the best of all time, and he is more than capable of scoring a touchdown in under a minute. Of course, the Giants didn't want to really score so they could run down the clock and were surprised to be let to walk in. The guy even tried to stop but fell in.

- Or, you can look at it as you are winning and want to force them to run the clock down and put the kicker under pressure to make the field goal. Usually a 22 yard field goal is just a chip shot, but two weeks before another team missed one that would have tied the game, so nothing is a gimmie. This is what the Giants wanted, but fell in butt first

As I said, it is a big thing being discussed over here right now. What would you do?

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9 February 2012 - 2:00am
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I would definitely try to force them to make the shot. Imagine the pressure on the kicker in the last second of the Superbowl. But it looks like both teams decided that missing the kick was less likely than a miracle touchdown, and they ought to know a lot more about it than me!

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10 February 2012 - 10:53pm
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I was screaming at the TV to let the Giants score earlier than they let them. From my point of view, it was really the only option on the table. At that distance, the field goal would pretty much have to be blocked outright and that must happen fewer than 5% of the time.

It's funny how it came down to that actually. Apparently the Giants quarterback was screaming to the running back as he handed him the ball to not score, and the RB who ran it in was then apparently sweating bullets during the Patriots final drive because, had the Patriots come back, he would have gone down in history as the one who threw the game away.

Apparently, when asked what his team would have done had the player gone down on the 1, a Patriots defender said something along the lines of 'we would have picked him up and carried him in.'

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13 February 2012 - 12:34am
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I've been thinking about this one and its hard to wrap my head around. Its kind of contrary to what you are playing the game for to let the other team score like that. Does it happen often?

I realised that in rugby union and league, the team that concedes a try (equivalent of a touchdown) receives the ball from the kick off. So the same situation should never occur, because if you let the other team score they are going to get the ball back (unless you are hoping that they would drop it from the kick off or some other very unlikely occurrence).

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13 February 2012 - 5:48pm
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Yes, it is very odd to see. I have seen it happen very rarely, except for when the team allowing the score knows that their offense is better than the other team's defense.

I have watched football for 16 years and only seen it a couple of times. I have however seen during a college football game where Central Michigan University was down to Purdue and came all the way down the field and scored the go ahead points. The bad thing is that they left just over a minute and a half on the clock and Purdue got within field goal position and kicked a winning field goal as time expired.

A lot of things have to come into the equation when making this decision. How many timeouts does the other team have? How much time is on the clock? What is the kicker or quarterback's history in this situation?

I am sure they did not prepare for this, although you would be surprised to see what they DO prepare for. A few days before the game, the Patriots coach actually stopped practice and made the players sit in the locker room to practice waiting for the half time show to be over.

It is nuts I tell ya!

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24 February 2012 - 7:13pm
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barbadosslim93 wrote:

Well everybody, the Super Bowl is coming in one week and there are some great bets available for people to make.

For those of you who aren't familiar, some of the unique bets include:

- Coin Toss

- How long the national anthem will last

- What color will Madonna's hair be when she sings during the halftime show?

- Will Michaels or Chris Collinsworth say ‘Tebow’ at any time in the first quarter?

- Will the winning coach get a sports drink bath on the field before regulation time ends?

As you can see, the bets are strange but unique? I plan on making at least four different bets for fun during our Super Bowl party.

Are you planning on making any wagers for the big game?

If I would have known there were all those "fun" bets, I may have tried, lol. Where do you bet on the unique items above, B'Slim. I will have to gear up for next year. haha

Hope you had a fun party! Smile

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