BREAKING- POWER OUT AT SUPER BOWL!!!. Hi, I was asked by Rumpole to monitor the blog during the super bowl and clear the comments and stuff and he told me not to post anything on the front unless something really big happened. Well, half the lights are out at the super bowl and that's kinda big.
There was a time in the not too distant past history of this blog where we were one of the top public prognosticators (touts) of NFL football. But the time required to remain at the pinnacle of that profession was such that we graciously decided to retire whilst on top.
However, it remains in our blood, and the Super Bowl is the irresistible challenge. So, while we enjoy the game at the unusual hour late hour on this side of the Atlantic, we nevertheless present to you our annual Super Bowl picks. We will be releasing a few every few hours, so please check back.
As we have already tweeted @justicebuilding the coin toss will be....TAILS.
Who will score first? The Ravens.
A few thoughts. 52nd Street Irwin is now thankfully out, and although he can no longer be legally employed by the casinos in Las Vegas, he has had more than a passing participation in the setting of the lines, as he is one of the foremost experts on lines lo these last fifty years or so. 52nd Street informs us that all the early money has been on the Ravens and yet inexplicably the line has moved from
49ers -3 1/2 to -4. The reason is that the books fully expect the late money to be on the 49ers and are in effect "betting" that they are right and want to stick it to the San Fran backers. That tells us something significant, but you'll have to read our later updates to see exactly what it is. But know this: a very expensive game of chicken is being played right now with close to a billion dollars, and whenever money reaches ten figures... well lets just say you had us at "hello".
Fun/weird fact: the last two teams to beat the Matt Ryan led Falcons in the playoffs for the NFC have been super bowl winners.
The Ravens Defense shut out- yes -shut out- pretty boy Tom Brady and his band of cheaters in the second half of the AFC championship game played in New England. Don't disrespect the Ravens D.
Check back to find the answers to these and more proposition bets.
Over/under at 47 1/2 - has remained steady all week. We like the OVER. Just barely: 27-24.
Will the 49ers cover the line at 4? NO RAVEN WIN 27-24.
Who will win? RAVENS!