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Super Bowl Prop Bets…Yep, They’re Real

If you’re like me, you have no dog in the fight in this Super Bowl.  Packers vs. Steelers may not do much for you, so you need something other than clever beer commercials to keep you entertained.  The solution for you is prop bets.  Yes prop bets, those wagers on the coin toss and everything else that could possibly happen before, during, and after the big game.

So, if you have loads of disposable income and a compulsive gambling problem, prop bets are for you.

Here are this year’s Super Bowl prop bets courtesy of Bodog.com (http://sports.bodog.com/sports-betting/football-team-props.jsp).  I promise you, these are actual bets on which you can wager actual American dollars.

How many times will we be subjected to Jerry's fake smile? (courtesy dallascowboys.com)

How many times will FOX show Jerry Jones during the game?

Over/Under 2.5

I am not a betting man, but 20 bucks seems like a no-brainer here.  Two and a half?  They’ll have three shots of Jerry before the end of the first quarter.  The game is being played in his stadium without his team.  The TV cameras are going to try get him frowning, squirming, and half-heartedly applauding every chance they get and I have a feeling there will be no shortage of opportunities.

Who will FOX show first during the game?

Jessica Szohr (Aaron Rodger’s girlfriend)

Ashley Harlan (Ben Roethlisberger’s fiancée)

I know you’re thinking what I’m thinking.  Ben Roethlisberger has a fiancée!?  The same Ben Roethlisberger whose escapades include allegations of sexual assault on two different occasions within two years?  The same Ben Roethlisberger who nearly killed himself when he wrecked his motorcycle which he was driving without a license and without a helmet?  The same Ben Roethlisberger who could win the award for “Doughiest Dude to Play Quarterback in the NFL?”  That guy has a fiancée and I can’t get a third date with a girl?  I’m rooting for Jessica Szohr here because seeing Ashley Harlan will just make me mad.

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Knocking on the Locked Door of Brett Favre’s Mind: A Reprise

Thor, defeated.

Editor’s Note:  Our sports writer and editor, Rob Loeber, is – as you read this – moving from Tennessee back to Oklahoma.  In order to manage the move, he’s taking the day off.  In his place, Mark “The Howard” Hinderliter, has stepped up and shared his ongoing struggle…or perhaps resolution…about Brett Farve, the Vikings, and  – um, – Sheb Wooley.  Enjoy~ RDK

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*Disclaimer: All facts reported in this article may only be facts to me and could have nothing at all to do with actual history.

Wow.  I could probably just stop right there since the Vikings season of drama has been so well-documented.

We can always count on the Dallas Cowboys for an annual football soap opera but the Vikings have stolen the mantel of all football drama queens this year.  And remember, I’m a Vikings fan!  Well, okay…you’ll have to go back and read the first article I wrote on the inner workings of Brett Favre’s mind to understand my team allegiances.

Which reminds me – it’s probably time to explain how an Oklahoma boy became a Vikings fan.  Previously I blamed Sheb Wooley; a cowboy actor from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, (somewhere along that time period).  He also was known to be a singer.  And he is in my family tree, according to my Father.  So we’re 10th cousins twice removed or something like that.  Whatever that means.

A family tree headstone of Sheb Wooley. Notice the different spellings? A common occurrence during that era.

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My Sports Wish List

Only a week til Christmas, so its a little late for wish lists.  I won’t be asking for anything extraordinary from my family and friends at this point.  Get me the sweater, the book, the DVD, and I’m a happy guy.

But let’s pretend for a moment there is a sports Santa Claus.  A sports version of St. Nick who is very interested in making the wishes of sports fans come true.  Well Mr. Claus, I’ve been pretty good this year and I have a few requests.

Here is what I want for Christmas:

I WANT A COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Don't the unbeaten Horned Frogs at least deserve a shot at a national championship? Maybe one day they'll get that chance. (courtesy realclearsports.com)

I know Santa, you get this one a lot, but I’m never going to stop wishing for this.  I’m thrilled with an Oregon/Auburn matchup in the title game, but the BCS continues to get lucky and that can’t last forever.  I’ll even admit TCU probably isn’t as good as Oregon or Auburn, but shouldn’t that be decided on the field?  The Horned Frogs did absolutely everything that was asked of them, but won’t get a sniff of a championship simply because of discrimination toward smaller schools and non-traditional powers.  I don’t care how big or small the playoff is, I just want a level playing field here.  And spare me the excuses of extra games, protecting student-athletes, and preserving the bowl system.  The bowl system is a middling mess of mediocrity.  You mean we might miss out on Florida International vs. Toledo in the Little Caesar’s Bowl?  Good, I’d rather watch curling anyway.  Trust me Santa, if you want to stop receiving these letters, you’ll find a way to make this happen for me and the countless fans who hate seeing this sport’s champion be crowned by ignorant human voters and soulless computers.

I WANT THE NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO STAY AT 65 TEAMS

College football may get it wrong, but college basketball gets it right.  There is no need to expand March Madness to 96 teams as is being discussed by the NCAA.  65 teams means the little guy still has a shot and that’s all the little guy is asking for.

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