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Super Bowl XLIX: Open Thread

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Every year the Super Bowl draws more than 100 million viewers, and every year I'm astonished at how low the number is. Do really only 1-in-3 Americans watch the Super Bowl? Seriously, who do you know who doesn't watch the Super Bowl. But if you're reading this blog then you probably watch Wake Forest football. If you do that, then you'll certainly be watching when the two best football teams in the world play tonight. Below I'll share some of my favorite prop bets, along with other game information Feel free to use this space as a place to chat with fellow football fans while you watch the game. Lay out your predictions in the comment section below and prove that you're smarter than the rest of us. At the very least, leave some comments so you won't get fined.


Seattle Seahawks (14-4) vs. New England Patriots (14-4)

Game time:

Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 6:30 pm Eastern


University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ

TV channel:

Al Michaels (play by play)
Cris Collinsworth
Michele Tafoya (sidelines)


Seattle (-1)

Over/Under = 47.5

Favorite Props:

Full List

(NE vs SEA) - Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?

Yes (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 1st Half) -280 (5/14)

No (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 1st Half) +225 (9/4)

(NE vs SEA) - Shortest Touchdown in the Game

Over/Under Yards 1½

(NE vs SEA) - Longest Touchdown in the Game

Over/Under Yards 44½

SPECIAL (NE @ SEA) - Will Marshawn Lynch be fined by the NFL for any incident on Media Day?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -600 (1/6)

SPECIAL (NE @ SEA) - Which song will Katy Perry perform first at halftime?

Firework 3/2

Roar 3/2

This Is How We Do 5/1

Dark Horse 12/1

E.T. 12/1

Wide Awake 12/1

Waking Up In Vegas 20/1

Injury reports:


QUESTIONABLE - C Bryan Stork (knee)

PROBABLE - LB Akeem Ayers (knee), QB Tom Brady (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), DT Chris Jones (elbow), CB Darrelle Revis (not injury related), DT Sealver Siliga (foot)


PROBABLE - T Justin Britt (knee), S Kam Chancellor (knee), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), CB Richard Sherman (elbow), G J.R. Sweezy (ankle), S Earl Thomas (shoulder)

I'll take Seattle to win 24-21 & I highly encourage all of you not to take my gambling advice.