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Super Bowl 2011 Prop Bets: Recap

February 9, 2011 4 comments

The Super Bowl is over and as it is already an afterthought in most people’s minds; the real motivation for caring who won or lost is dependent on who had how much money on the outcome. One of the hilarious things about the Super Bowl (other than the many quirks that Kai pointed out in his article) is the fact that people bet on so much more than just the outcome of the game.

To the chagrin of some gamblers, Christina had her hair "down and straight" not "up and curly"

Proposition gambling bets (better known as prop bets) is where you can wager money that almost any event will or will not occur at some point in time. When this is applied to the mega-event that is the Super Bowl, you are presented with well over 300 different scenarios which you can wager on. The subject of what you can bet on may at first seem laughable (Christina Aguilera’s hair, see right), but they become more intriguing as you make your way down the list and discover bets such as “Will Ben Roethlisberger be seen hitting on Fergie at halftime?” and “Will the football hit the jumbo-tron during play?”. Read more…

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The Other Side of the Super Bowl

February 7, 2011 3 comments

This year, I spent the Super Bowl in a dirty living room in Toronto, drinking beer with a half-dozen people who like to watch football, a few who had no idea how the game is played and one hardcore fan-girl from Pittsburgh. She was very, very angry by the end of the day and didn’t appreciate any of the Roethlisberger-is-a-rapist jokes. Life was tough for serious Steelers fans last Sunday.

I’ll leave the analysis of the game to my able colleagues. If I were to offer my opinion on the game, it would be like an autistic person giving dating advice—but here are a few thoughts on Sunday’s entertainment. Read more…