Super Bowl Open Thread

Or more properly Super Bowl Investment Open Thread. In the main event, I like the East Coast Cheaters (-1) (5 units) (as opposed to the West Coast Cheaters (a word for you Hawks fans - adderall). I also like Tails in the Coin Toss.

Before we get to the fun exotic bets on the flip side, query - does it seem to you people are talking less about Super Bowl ads this year? (Other than the ridiculous tortoise v Hare thing.) I hope so. It was too much. Now on to the fun!

Unless otherwise indicated, bets are .2 units:

Player to score the first TD in the game? Danny Amendola (NE) WR 20/1

Football - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sing the US National Anthem? Over 2 minutes 1 second

First Passing Attempt Result - Tom Brady Incomplete +135

Total Yards 1st Completion - Tom Brady (NE) Under 7

Which Coach will be shown first on TV after Kickoff? Bill Belichick

Player to score the first TD in the game? Julian Edelman (NE) WR 10/1

Will Idina Menzel forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem? Yes +500

Which Coach will be mentioned first by name on TV after Kickoff? Bill Belichick

Will there be a score in the first 7 min 30 seconds of the 1st quarter? No +145

The first score of the game will be? Field Goal or Safety +130

How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned in the 1st Half? Over 2 (1 unit)

(NE @ SEA) - Total Completions - Russell Wilson (SEA) Under 17

Total Points - Stephen Gostkowski (NE) Over 8

Player to score the first Patriots TD in the game? Shane Vereen (NE) RB 8/1

First Passing Attempt Result - Russell Wilson (SEA) Incomplete +140

What will be higher? Tiger Woods day 1 score at the Masters Pick (+120) Competitor: Julian Edelman Receiving Yards

Total TD Passes - Russell Wilson (SEA) Over 1

Player to record the 1st Patriots Reception in the game? Danny Amendola (NE) WR 13/2

Total Receiving Yards - Danny Amendola (NE) Over 20

Player to score the first Seahawks TD in the game? Russell Wilson (SEA) QB 6/1

Total Passing Yards - Tom Brady (NE) Over 260 (-115)

Total Tackles & Assists - Jamie Collins (NE) Over 8

Total Passing Attempts in the game - Tom Brady (NE) Over 36

Will Marshawn Lynch record 125 or more Rushing Yards? Yes +275

Player to record the 1st Interception in the game? Jamie Collins 14/1

Total Yards on 1st Reception - Rob Gronkowski (NE) Under 10

First Passing Attempt Result - Tom Brady (NE) Incomplete +135

Total TD Passes - Tom Brady (NE) 2 +260

Player to record the 1st Seahawks Reception in the game? Ricardo Lockett (SEA) WR 13/2

Will Brandon LaFell record 100 or more Receiving Yards? Yes +550

Longest Completion - Russell Wilson (SEA)Over 37

Player to score the first TD in the game? Brandon LaFell (NE) WR 14/1

Super Bowl XLIX MVP - Tom Brady 2/1 (1 unit)

Super Bowl XLIX MVP - Marshawn Lynch 5/1

New England Patriots -6 (+175) (1 unit)

Longest Reception - Brandon LaFell (NE) Over 17

How many viewers will the game have? Over 113 Million

Who will have more Receiving Yards in the game? Danny Amendola (NE) Competitor: Marshawn Lynch (SEA)

Will Russell Wilson score a Rushing TD and Seahawks win the game? Yes +400

Will it be mentioned during the game that Pete Carroll was the last head coach of the Patriots? Yes -125

What will the Nielsen Rating of the game be? Over 47 -120 (1 unit)

Longest Reception - Luke Willson (SEA) Under 15

Total Receiving Yards - Julian Edelman (NE) Over 67

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    Half time show: Lighting designer (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Peter G on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 07:30:15 PM EST
    is the prize-winner.  Katy Perry, I don't see what people think is so great about her. (This is the only part of the Super Bowl I plan to watch.)

    Agree and agree (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 07:41:00 PM EST
    Though I do find myself humming along to her cute upbeat pop hits, she lacks a kind of showmanship.  It isn't supposed to be that obvious to me that you are lip syncing, because your lips aren't syncing.  And she seems stiff.

    Brandon Browner (none / 0) (#1)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 10:53:23 AM EST
    is now a Patriot. Adderall was a widely used prescription throughout the NFL. Seahawks have done even better after those few players stopped using it.


    Exactly. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 04:08:07 PM EST
    Giants safeties Tyler Sash and Will Hill were both suspended by the NFL after testing positive for another banned substance, which they and other players claim that Adderall mimics in drug testing. Further, the NFL has a therapeutic-use exemption for prescription drugs such as Adderall, which is prescribed to treat attention-deficit disorder.

    Adderall shouldn't be taken by persons who don't suffer from ADD, obviously. But the sort of false equivalence offered here is especially pronounced in the case of those players whose physicians prescribed that drug legally to them for the treatment of ADD, the very purpose for which it's actually intended.

    Here's a toast to H.L. Mencken, who once observed that sports don't build character but instead define it. He had the Patriots' current number well before they even came into being as a franchise.

    Go Seahawks.


    Wow, that's a lotta bets BTD. (none / 0) (#3)
    by fishcamp on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 04:15:25 PM EST
    Can't wait to spring some of those on my game guests that will be here momentarily.  I'm frantically scribbling a cheat sheet now.  Thanx...

    How about an over under (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 05:01:25 PM EST
    on the resulting Measles cases?

    Both pre-game singers suck (none / 0) (#5)
    by NYShooter on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 05:32:39 PM EST
    After so many years, why, oh why, can't these narcissistic dingbats get it through their heads that some songs, like our National Anthem, simply, shouldn't be candidates for their always poorly sung improvisation.

    Some songs are National icons, and, since veterans span many generations, just out of respect to them, the songs should be sung as they remember them, and how the song writer composed them.

    I fully recognize that opinions may vary. This is mine.  

    Brady nervous in the pocket (none / 0) (#6)
    by MKS on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 05:56:05 PM EST
    throws pick.