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Saturday, February 02, 2013

SUPER BOWL 2013

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!

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two troubling questions that I have never been able to answer: 1) Why didn't Nixon burn the tapes?
2) Why didn't Rick get on the plane with Ilsa at the end of Casablanca?

Anonymous said...

Noon "on our side of the atlantic"? Doesn't time to up as you head east? Do you mean pacific or are you bluffing?

Rumpole said...

No, I.m not bluffing but you are correct. This whole time thing is so hard to adjust to.

Anonymous said...

Last me heard Sir Rump was prancing around in Europa, or is he really doing "the shumie shuffle" with a hottie?

The timeless classic, Casablanca. Let's talk about Ilsa’s choice. Or actually – Rick made the choice for her: You will go with Laszlo. Ilsa loves both men. Not in the same way, but she does love both men, and she walks away from the “grand passion." In my opinion, it is this very self-sacrificial feeling to the end of that movie that makes it a classic. If everyone had gotten what they wanted, (or – to put it another way: if Rick and Ilsa had gotten what they wanted) it just wouldn’t have been as effective. The movie works because of that bittersweet wistful “what if” streak running through it.

BTW, "the shumie shuffle" is code for sex.

DS said...

The interesting ting is that they shot an alternative ending with Ilsa & Rick leaving together. But that ending has never been released , not even in the Anniversary editions ( Tapes nor DVDs) .
The ending is iconic and leaves you wanting. It was a War movie, not just a love story.
Its Dec 7th, 1941 here in Casablanca, What time is it in New York , Sam ...

DS said...

Here is a link to the New York Times piece about COPS LYING on the stand( impossible)..

Why Police Lie Under Oath

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

Puppy Bowl IX!!!

Rumpole said...

DS that's our post for tomorrow. Try and stay on topic.

Anonymous said...

If shumie shuffle is code for sex than I call shumie time for shumie shuffle tomorrow at 4:30.

Three Fingers Vinnie said...

Rumpole is in Sicily, paying homage to the Grande Consigliere. He still may end up sleeping with the fishes. Capice?

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Rump, I was just about to post that I'm glad I wasn't the one who just got the admonishment. lol That's the Author & Law Professor Michelle Alexander whom which I met at Books and Books in Coral Gables.

D.S. were reading the same articles that's interesting.

BTW, 49ers all the way and yes the coin toss will be tails. Cant wait for tomorrow's posting. I have shrimp, chicken, and a nice portion of Filet Mignon for the grill marinating in prairie dust purchased form longhorn, worcestershire and wine.

Enjoy the game everyone.


Anonymous said...

Liking 'shumie shuffle.' Got my eye on a sexy hottie and wanna do the shumie shuffle with her.

BTW, GO RAAAAAAAAAVENS!

Anonymous said...

The 49ers. One word you need to know is the PISTOL! It is so effective and I don't think any defense can stop it. It's what Colin kaepernick ran at Nevada. It is his bread and butter, and so far it is doing the 49ers wonders.. He can throw also. Plus aldon smiths 19.5 sacks can't hurt on defense either, we are just going to be to physical for the ravens O. And I already know how the niners are going to react to the ravens defense.. The NFC west division is full of great defenses, Seattle, Arizona as well as St. Louis.. We have done well against them despite David Akers blowing both the rams games and that humiliating loss to Seattle, but Seattle plays extremely well at home so that is expected to be a close game... Sorry ray but randy moss needs a Super Bowl ring to! 34 to 17 49ers!!! Hey diddle diddle ray rice is going to get smashed rushing up the middle! Haha

the trialmaster said...

trialmaster has Ravens plus 41/2. Ravens on the moneyline. 100 pays 160. and the under at 48 1/2.

Rumpole said...

Im not going to make the super bowl. Its too late here. But here are some prop bets I like:
Will the last play be a kneel down? NO
Will Flacco pass over 246 yards? YES
Longest td play over 47 yds? NO

Anonymous said...

Will Rumpole's identity be revealed in the most shocking bud light commercial ever?

Anonymous said...

i think rumpole and uam are the same. thoughts?

Anonymous said...

It's not a real super bowl without the Steelers. Steeler nation rules! And Rump- our broken down 88 yr old 3rd string QB- Charlie Batch carved up the Ravens and beat them. And Kapernick can't ? Really?

Anonymous said...

Yo Rump, during the national anthem you know what they showed--- our soldiers in Kabul watching the game. Kabul is 9:30 hours ahead.Were you watching the game in Europe or doing the shumie shuffle?

Angry Girl said...

Well here we are at America's national holiday where we celebrate by consuming thousands of calories in saturated fat or sugar while cheering on 300+ pound "athletes" who can barely run five yards without losing their breath and whose chief accomplishment is the ability to hit each other so hard that by the time they're fifty they have serious neurological disease unless their brain is so damaged they kill themselves before 50.

Whoo hoo- pass the diet Pepsi and the Bud light (because I;m on a diet) and those chips and dip and chicken wings with some extra grease and hot sauce please. And don't forget to pour on the cheese sauce and save me some cake and cookies too,

As a society we on the edge of no return. It's so damn sad.

DS said...

Sorry Rump On topic
Its half time, loved Destiny's Child, nice outfits
Cant wait to try a Bud Black Crown
Tonight Baked Ziti, Meatballs and
St Pauli Girls
Go Ravens

Anonymous said...

Granted I haven't watched football in many a decade but WTF is this crap??? Whose that broad shaking her hair on people and when did the half time show get rid of Up with People and become some soul sistah concert?

What ever happened to Ray Malevsi and Tom Landry and wasn't Montana or Young the QB of the 9ers? Whose this tattooed street thug? Can't imagine him playing for Tom Landry or Chuck Noll or Bill Arnsbarger or Vince Lombardi or Hank Stram.

WHatever this extravaganza is it sure ain't football.

Anonymous said...

Jayzus criminies...I get up to take a whizzer white and grab another cold one with a dog slaw and I come back and the Ravens have scored again. What is going on here?

Anonymous said...

Lights out????? WTF??????

Anonymous said...

Holy Mackerel!!!!! U hit a 10,000 to 1 prop bet- Super Bowl delayed more than 4 minutes by a power outtage. Put a buck on it. I'm frickin rich!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey AG I can't stand people telling me what I can or can't eat. I eat healthy and exercise so I'm allowed to pig out from time to time like on Thanksgiving and during the Superbowl and enjoy a cigar every now and then.

BTW your schtick is getting old and so are the ridiculous comments by DS and UAM.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

109 yard run back ouch! But a black in N.O. is very odd seems like the goodfellas are turning the tables or that NO black magic.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong at the superdome ?

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

8:28,

Question, in your opinion who is the tattood thug, Kapernick, or Jones ?

Also do you think everyone who has a tattoo is a thug ?

The Zombie Diaries said...

Chapter One:
In retrospect it was the power outrage at the Superdome during the last Super Bowl every played that was the first indication that the virus had jumped to humans.

It was Sammy Benoit, the assistant chief for operations at the super dome who has been identified as patient zero. He was bitten by his step daughter's monkey earlier in the week, and Ebola Z, what we now just call EZ, made the jump from primates to humans. When Benoit showed up for work that Sunday he was half crazed by fever. By the time he used a fire suppression axe to attack a control board he had bitten four of his co-wokers.

As we sat in the dark at the Super Bowl our fate was already sealed. Once again, in an unimaginably worse way, New Orleans had become ground zero.

(Hey rump...can I have a writing gig?)

Anonymous said...

Hey- wasn't that Leon Sandcastle NFL commercial a bit racist? All that was missing was stepin fetchit tap dancing with a little white girl while eating watermelon.

Bettin man said...

Rump hit the over.

Anonymous said...

That farmer commercial was Paul Harvey.....


GOOD DAY!

Anonymous said...

Memo to NFL:

In a game watched by hundreds of millions of people, get a ref who can habla ingles. Si?

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

These recievers need to go to the Jerry Rice school of catching.

Anonymous said...

I remember as a boy Paul Harvey's radio tag line was" and that's the rest of the story"

Anonymous said...

11:06
actual tag line from Paul Harvey was "and now you know the rest of the story"

Rumpole said...

Let me settle this. Paul Harvey did a news cast on radio and for some years for 15 minutes on TV and ended it always with a pithy story that finished with a long pause.."Paul Harvey...........GOOD DAY!"

Then when he was only on radio, besides his news casts he also developed a second vehicle, usually about two minutes, a feel good story with a twist at the end in which, when he said the surprise ending he used the tag line "And now you know the rest of the story."

Anonymous said...

Angry Turd, er Girl,

You really went over the line this time.

Anonymous said...

Angry Girl is Rump's alter ego.