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It was like going to the movies – a thriller with several plots, and just when you thought you knew who done it, the plot thickened.

I thought for a moment I was watching a Rod Serling thriller and that I was really in the “Twilight Zone.” As Serling once said “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man…a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.”

This was Super Bowl 49!

The plot started very true to form as the mob (Pats) were just gobbling up ground from the gangbangers (Seahawks). Just when it looked like they were going to get the big payday the “bangers” stole the ball from the mob.

As they started to retake the lost ground, the mob got even and broke the banger’s arm that stole the ball.

The plot thickens.

It took some time for things to settle down as both the mob and the bangers needed a break. As in all good thrillers here comes the beautiful girl into play, Katy Perry was not the lawyer for the bangers of the mob and no relation to Perry Mason. She was just entertaining both the mob/family and bangers/family.

All was good and the performance along with the visual just was amazing. They wanted more but it was time to get on with the show.

Now it looked like the mob was set to send the bangers out of town. We just sat back in our seats and could see the ending was near. Then the bangers made one last gasp effort to steal the entire territory back and they had it done.

The mob was going to lose but like a good thriller it was not the case and some crazy thing happened. The bangers pulled a real dumb move and gave it all away.

After the movie was over The Donald (Trump) tweeted out that President O must have called in that last play. As in most cases it all gets political and “H” our next President (well, maybe) probably said in response, what difference does it make the movie is over!

We know the movie “American Sniper” has been a blockbuster taking in millions of dollars, so how was this SB “movie” for Nevada? If you played a teaser you couldn’t lose so the books had to pay them all no matter what side, over or under.

Not good for the hold.

As we were sitting there having some popcorn waiting for the coin toss, my good friend for over 50 years Jim Long had a good bet on Tails. He was very proud of this bet and I just didn’t know why.

Now let me tell you about Longo as we call him, he is nuts! It was his biggest bet for the movie. I said why? He says value. The coin flip is a 50-50 proposition and they had tails at -104, it was a must lay. They flipped the coin and it came up tails and Longo is no longer a crazy man in my books.

As for some of the $4.5 million in wasted money on a 30-second ad, my favorite was Nissan, which did a good job selling the car and sending out a good family message.

The glue company wasted their entire budget on a horrible ad. Whoever came up with that should be in a different line of work.

Kim Kardashian needs to get some deflate bowl. Please give us a break, Kimmie. Get into porn and leave us alone.

Loved the Pete Rose one where his wife says you’re not allowed in the hall and Rose says “not even at home?”

All in all it was a good movie, not 5-star but 3½ for the excitement at the end. I gave the halftime show 5. It was just a beautiful artistic visual thing to watch and Katy was great.

Idina Menzel’s rendition of our National Anthem was sung with reverence and also was very good. If you didn’t see the movie it is worth the price of admission or you can wait for sequel 50 next year.

Most likely there will be some new stars in the fifth dimension as time moves on in strange ways.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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