Superbowl show: Dumb? Madonna plus 12 men

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Super Bowl XLVI is in the books, but not without some excitement plus more dumb and dumber stuff.

Some of the stupidity is how these teams, after practicing for weeks and playing all year, keep having 12 men on the field. For the life of me I can’t figure that out.

Don’t they have coaches on the sidelines calling the plays or is it that the players are just not paying attention? That is just one of several dumb things. Now on to the dumber.

Brady almost got the Hail Mary at the end of the game and I was thinking about hitting my beads at half time when Madonna came out in her Chariot with all her Charioteers. It was a spectacle that was immoral, stupid, disgusting and bordering insanity.

I don’t know how much money the NFL has but I know it is way up there. I don’t think they even know what is going on in the US. I think all they care about is the money.

I don’t know how much Madonna got for the appearance or how much it must have cost to put it on. I did watch as much as I could take and then poured another glass of wine, washed the dishes, let the dog out and by that time the second half was starting.

All and all the books may have escaped but I don’t know at this point. The bettors had it right from the get go as they just kept betting Giants and under. The one good thing is I did hit my prop bet (under 45½ +280).

I went to bet it again on Sunday morning but it dropped as low as +230 so I passed. Now it is on to March Madness and then the Kentucky Derby.

Cramming college

I am just starting to get into college hoops; I don’t bet much anymore since they went to the three-point play and that has been a long time. The games I have been watching indicate if you take the conference dog at home you may be doing all right, but I would not take that to the bank right now.

There is one game I am looking to play this Wednesday and that is Cincinnati over St. John’s in a big revenge game. The Red Storm beat Cincy by two in their first meeting, so I will be laying the points on the road.

I’m going against the dog at home theory trying to recoup some of my Super Bowl money back. I was one of the few who bet on the Pats, but just could not pass up that cheap money line.

Art Manteris, the brains behind Station Casinos race and sports book operations made another of one of his great decisions putting Chuck Esposito as the director of race and sports at Sunset Station.

Esposito is one of the sharpest book makers and operators in Nevada not to mention one of the nicest people you would ever meet. We here at GamingToday want to wish him all the luck in his new position as Station has really grabbed up a top notch director.

As for the Kentucky Derby, there’s one horse I have already bet on in the future book – Sabercat. Not only for the name, but this colt is a real runner for trainer Steve Asmussen. I am hoping Steve will send me an invite to sit with him if Sabercat gets to the Derby that first Saturday in May.

Good, bad, ugly

The good and ugly came on the same play, the ugly safety. It’s a play I have seen hundreds of times during the year and it is never called. Yet they call the safety.

The good was it basically got the number off of three, but the ugly was all the cash the books lost on a safety. The big loss came at 50-1 that the first score of the game would be a safety. Low and behold a bettor laid down $1k and picked up a cool 50k.

In fact, this play was the good bad and ugly of the day!

 

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