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For the gambler in you (post SB edition)

Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:20 pm

By Josh Katzowitz

If you’re a football fan who likes to plan ahead, we salute you. And thus, we present to you the odds your favorite team will win Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

Green Bay Packers 6/1
New England Patriots 7/1
New Orleans Saints 8/1
Philadelphia Eagles 12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1
Houston Texans 12/1
Baltimore Ravens 14/1
New York Giants 15/1
San Diego Chargers 16/1
New York Jets 16/1
San Francisco 49ers 18/1
Dallas Cowboys 18/1
Detroit Lions 18/1
Atlanta Falcons 22/1
Chicago Bears 30/1
Arizona Cardinals 30/1
Miami Dolphins 35/1
Cincinnati Bengals 40/1
Indianapolis Colts 50/1
Tennessee Titans 40/1
Oakland Raiders 50/1
Carolina Panthers 50/1
Denver Broncos 50/1
Kansas City Chiefs 50/1
Seattle Seahawks 60/1
Buffalo Bills 60/1
Washington Redskins 60/1
Minnesota Vikings 75/1
St. Louis Rams 75/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 75/1
Cleveland Browns 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1

And though I imagine the hard-core gamblers already know the results of their Bovada prop bets, here’s what happened in case you’re still hung over (or if you had to be in court this morning).

-National Anthem over 1 minute 34 seconds

-Kelly Clarkson wore “Anything else”

-Kelly Clarkson Belly was not showing

-Kelly Clarkson did not forget or omit a word

-Madonna’s Hair was blonde

-Madonna did wear fishnets

-Madonna did wear a hat

-Madonna did not wear an NFL Shirt or Jersey

-Peyton Manning was shown on TV under 3.5 times

-Giselle Bundchen was shown on TV over 0.5 times

-Andrew Luck was not mentioned at all

-Jim Irsay was not mentioned at all

-Mitt Romney was not shown

-Robert Kraft was shown over 3.5 times

-Tom Brady’s son was not shown at all so all wagers were refunded

-Gatorade shower was purple. Purple was not an option so all wagers were refunded

-MVP did not thank anyone

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Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 12:55 pm

For the gambler in you (post SB edition)

See my post below. I am also 10 for 11 with Tebow miss. I agree with most of your points. What people forget is that 2008 Giants team was 11 and 1 before Plaxico killed any shot they had at a repeat by being a bonehead. This team will have a good record despite a tough schedule as I trust Reese to know who to keep and let go as well as many D players coming back.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:44 am

For the gambler in you (post SB edition)

i thought the Giants were the most talented team at beginning of this season (not a bandwagon hopper as i just beat 124 other guys in Playoff Office Pool as i guessed 10 of 11 games right...  yeah, missed the Tebow game) due to their INCREDIBLE talent on D-line.  what people don't realize is that Marvin Austin (assuming his injury is fully healed) will be the new JPP at DT (not as good, but he'll be one of the best DT's the Giants have ever had...   i said the same thing about JPP in preseason)...  Austin will push the pocket/collapse and with Chad Jones coming back (forget MLB...  in today's game, the ideal MLB is an oversized SS that has great speed/explosiveness) and having Terrell Thomas/Prince Amukarama for whole season will make Corey Webster our #3 cover CB, which is like having...   Osi as the #3 DE (btw, Kiwi will fill in fine for Osi if we can get something for him in trade)...
i'll bet on the Giants again this year, not as a fan, but simply as a Scout since they will be MUCH better next year with Austin/Prince/Chad Jones (and don't worry about Manningham as Ramses Barden will be a pleasant surprise)

Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:08 pm

For the gambler in you (post SB edition)

All teams have some work to do. Being picked like 8th to win SB is down right disrespectful, but hey this is Giants and they thrive in the underdog role. I think I will actually bet next year on this team as Vegas clearly has no idea about what it is doing. The only two players Giants cannot afford to lose are Osi and Weatherford and I think come next year both will be back. I think Grant and Blackburn will be back too. The rest are scrubs. With Austin, Goff and Thomas coming back D should be fine + Prince will have one more year under his belt and a full camp. They will need to replace Jacobs and Manningham, which is doable. O line will need some work as will the return game. The schedule is insanely hard, so that's the only issue. As long as Saints don't get home field, Giants will have another shot in my opinion as Reese has clearly shown that he knows what he is doing.

Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:21 am

For the gambler in you (post SB edition)

The Giants do need some work. They failed to improve the line backing position last off season and that did cost us a couple of wins this past season.  The Secondary should improve once we get Thomas back and have our number 1 pick the whole season.  Running back and some help on the OL should be found. If Osi doesn't come back we will need to find a replacement for him as well. We will need to find a WR if we decide not to resign Manny.

I think being picked third in the NFC is just about right for our team.  Green Bay and NO have tough offenses and nobody wanted to play the Eagles late in the season.  

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