If Oprah Winfrey can give out free donuts and Winnebago's to her audiences the bar has clearly been set high folks!
Time for smart guy Roger S. Goodell the Commissioner of the National Football League to step up to the plate and bleed some of his operations' gazillion$$$ in take home money. Public relations is always the best route to travel when entertaining Roger. You know that better than most of us wannabe hosts of the most watched spectacle on the boob tube. This Super bowl can skip over the weather like Jack Sprat and become worthy of the term spectacle. Its the right thing to do Roger.
Solution#1 to the freezing NY situation that's quickly approaching.
How about the NFL put up the entire ticket purchasing audience and its entire gig with all the bells whistle's ringtinglers etc over to Hawaii for the big game?
Its the right thing to do Roger.. and Roger consider the act and early birthday present to yourself (Feb 19, 1959) and your family -everyone who sits down with a beverage or chip bag sponsored by your league to watch this silly game called football despite the mostly hand contact on the ball.
Spending money you will likely get back in publicity and residuals outstanding ledger wedgy Rog!
You know what to do sir. simply pick up thae big red telephone and start the extravaganza..
from the anonymous Sunday armchair crew
Good gamblers can spot the herd of wooden heads before the bookmakers can smell their sawdust. No kidding Pinocchio! Just ask Dave Malinsky here at Covers. Pre-game action tells us we have a slippery slope of line movement in favour of the Broncos. Woooo hoooo! (ooops... not so loud)
The line is moving up because everyone is betting on Denver. BUT Before you look at your mortgage with love in your eyes, you should know that Denver has a 22nd rank defense and astonishingly sits behind your JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS in pass ranking!! Champ Baily? Defensive back for the Broncos...I got a football card round here with him on it from the freekin 80's. Geeeeez...Steve Sommers on the Fan 66 in NY calls Baily "a million years old."
Seattle on the other hand have the best defense in the league and defense wins championships.Vegas is daring you to take Denver 1st quarter and 1st half.
Denver got to the Super Bowl simply because there is no real team in the AFC that plays decent defense except for maybe Houston but they were throwing games to get a draft pick. If Lynch can run against a top defense in San Francisco, Seattle will easily be able to run against this less than stellar Bronco defence.
On offense Seattle is one of the few teams that run the ball first. Mr.Lynch will get his yards. If you paid attention to the regular season Denver plights you would of noticed that Denver was usually so far ahead in their games that their opponents had to abandon their running game and throw the ball and this is why Denver appears to be so good..
ONE MORE REASON why your pick should be Seattle +2.5
This Super Bowl should remind you of what happened when the Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 Super Bowl. Bucs had the number one defense and Raiders had the number one offense. Sounds familiar?
In that game we find that the Raiders were favourites by 4.
The final score: Tampa Bay 48-21.
BE SURE to buy more Seattle stock if it hits +3 and of course we cannot forget the obligatory $750,000 Charles Barkley Money line bet just before the window closes to get the best backwash from all of that Denver dough that will certainly avalanche into Vegas. Charles had Tampa Bay on the money line in 2002.
At the time this was written money line sits at a juicy +115
This number seems a bit high with the Spurs likely not using their spurs in this game to kick Sacratomato when its ketchup
SAC/SA under 210.5
Hows this gonna look on my resume?
Beautiful People Helping Us Better Understand the Beautiful Game Part 3
I sincerely hope these links can help anyone interested in discovering the beautiful game of futbol/soccer. You might even find out things you might have never even thought people would make a statistic about regarding that beautiful game of futbol/soccer.
News and Stats
http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football The latest news on all things football
http://betting.betfair.com/international-football/ International match previews and articles
http://www.givemefootball.com/ Full coverage premiership, championship, leagues 1 and 2. previews, reviews, fixtures, results, teams, player news, referees and more.
http://tribalfootball.com News and articles - worldwide leagues
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/?cc=5739 ESPN SOCCERNET - Excellent source of main leagues/competitions in UK and Europe. This website is full of quality STATS e.g. not just goal scorers but 'goal assists' - fair play league etc. Also up-to-date NEWS as well as match previews!!
Non -League Football
http://www.footballconference.co.uk/ Official football conference website - latest news, tables, fixtures, results, clubs, history.
http://www.bluesqfootball.com/0,20940,13040,00.html Blue Square Premier
http://www.bluesqnorth.com/0,20940,13040,00.html Blue Square North
http://www.bluesqsouth.com/0,,13042,00.html Blue Square South
Watch matches online
http://www.iraqgoals.net/ free live streaming matches
http://livetv.ru/en/allupcoming/ Soccer and other sports worldwide - free
http://ilemi.com/ Good, clean site.
http://p2p4u.net/ Free streaming but lots of ads - may need to download plugin - may need to swap between internet explorer and firefox.
Official Soccer Bodies
http://en.goal724.com/Default.aspx Live scores, stats, world leagues
Online Betting Guides
http://www.laytheodds.com/ - Good articles and info on betting (not just laying)
Best Odds and Best Bookmakers/Exchanges
http://www.valuechecker.co.uk/ Best Odds, Price movements and great previews
http://www.puntersrealm.com/best-online-bookmakers/ Reviews of bookmakers/exchanges
http://www.betexplorer.com/soccer/en...-2009/results/ Odds history
http://www.oddschecker.com One of the best odds comparison sites
http://wettportal.com/sports-betting-online/ Another good odds comparison site