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31 Jan 2013

The History of Super Bowl Prop Bets

SB Nation's longform site takes a crack at the history of Super Bowl prop bets.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 31 Jan 2013

3 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2013, 7:08am by The Ninjalectual


by justanothersteve :: Thu, 01/31/2013 - 6:13pm

That was interesting, even though I don't gamble beyond the occasional lottery quick-pick when it hits 9 figures. Thanks.

by Travis :: Fri, 02/01/2013 - 1:39pm

75-1 on something that happened 3 different times in 18 weeks during the regular season/playoffs?

The "Ditka didn't give Walter Payton a chance to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl" thing is a myth. Sure, Perry got the one carry at the 1 (and was sacked from the 5 earlier in the game), but Payton carried the ball on:

2&2 from the 5 (1Q): gained 1
1&goal from the 3 (1Q): lost 2
1&goal from the 4 (2Q): gained 2
1&goal from the 5 (4Q, up 44-10): gained 1
2&goal from the 4 (4Q, up 44-10): gained 1

It's not Ditka's fault that the only thing the Patriots could do well that day was stop Payton.

by The Ninjalectual :: Sat, 02/02/2013 - 7:08am