Not much going on this week. How about you?
If you watched the Super Bowl, and you were a Chiefs fans, it was kind of brutal. Mark and I tried to make it more interesting by choosing the right answers for some Super Bowl prop bets. Prop bets are bets outside of the standard odds for the game, and graded on game occurrences, team and player performances, etc. Lots of them are over/under.
There were 20 on our list. We didn't even try to answer some of them, like #16, what song will The Weeknd close with. We weren't familiar enough with his music to even guess on that one.
Lots of them were a total guesses for me, because I don't keep track of football stats. But they were fun: winner of the game, will the coin land on heads or tails (it was heads), total points scored by both teams--over/under 56.5 (so you have to determine whether you think it will be a high scoring game or not), duration of the national anthem--over/under 120 seconds (it was over 2 minutes, by the way), interceptions by Patrick Mahomes--over/under 0.5, passes caught by Rob Gronkowski--over/under 4.5, what brand will run the first commercial of the 2nd half, after play has resumed--we decided to go with a "type" rather than specific. I said "beverage." It was Verizon. How many State Farm commercials will feature Patrick Mahomes--over/under 4 (I counted two).There were a lot more like that. And finally, color of the Gatorade dumped on winning coach at the end of the game. I said red. It was green. I think.
Anyway, these are for-real bets that people actually make. Isn't that crazy? And until the end of the third quarter, it kept me more interested in the game. Of the bets we answered, I got 11 right. Not too bad.
Mark's brother Pete, and his wife, Jane, looking kind of Bernie-esque. Trying to keep warm in Idaho.
Some creativity in Minnesota.
Like I said. Not much going on. Have a lovely weekend.