Sunday, January 24, 2010
Four teams, two games, a trip to the Super Bowl and Sun Life Stadium is on the line. For two teams, their Sunday will be akin to the week the SAO just suffered through. For two teams, the chance at an elusive championship.
The problem for us today is that as a fan, the two teams we want to win are not the two teams you should be betting on if you want to make some scratch and score a SB seat.
J.E.T.S...JETS JETS JETS vs. Peyton Manning.
In almost every phase of the game these surprising Jets are the better team. The Jets have a better defense, a better running game (the Mannings have the second to worst running game in the league) and are an overall better rounded team. That being said, Peyton Manning is an unprecedented game changer. If there's one player in the remaining four teams who can carry his team all by himself to victory, it's PM.
The Colts are a TD favorite at home and if you want to bet, bet the Colts.
For us, because we are fans of Rex Ryan and because we like nothing better than a punishing running game and a hard hitting defense, we're going to call 52nd Street Irwin who helps set the line at Caesars and tell him to take 200 units from our account and put it in the Jets to win at +120 ( we win 120 for every 100 bet, no points taken). Just for fun. Because as we're eating our chicken wings and drinking our beer today in front of our new 60 inch flat screen, we want to be able to root for the team we have a few Ryans on.
Favre versus The Saints.
The Saints are 3.5 favourites at home over the Minnesota Favres. This is a great line. Jump on the Saints. They seem unstoppable. Put 2000 Brees on it and get yourself a Super Bowl Ticket. For us however, we want to see Favre in the big show one last time. We want to see him connect with Percy Harvin in the 4th Quarter down by 13, and then come back and hit Rice on a 4th and 20 for the winning TD. So we're eschewing the points on this one as well, calling 52nd Street Irwin and telling him to take another 200 units and put them on Favre at +120, just because when we're eating our Pizza and breadsticks tonight, with an Argentinian Cab, we want to be able to root for the team we have a few Harvins on.
For some reason we always gain a few pounds in January. Must be the weather.