Super Bowl 50

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Super Bowl L or 50 if you like numbers, could be (I believe it will) one of the best Super Bowls EVER! The story lines leading up to the Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers are endless, seriously, new stories every day. Everything from “New vs. Old”, Battle of the #1 seed, and even “who can take the most group pictures.” Instead of regurgitating facts that ESPN and the NFL Network have been jamming down everyone’s throats, below are some basic tidbits (and random ones) that you can impress your friends with on SB Sunday, even if you are not a football fan:

  • This is the 3rd year in a row that the #1 seeds are facing off in the Super Bowl.
  • It will take 70 cameras, 12 production trucks and 550 CBS employees to broadcast the event. Comparing that to SB 1, it took CBS just 2 production trucks and 11 cameras to produce the event.
  • The game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Home to the San Francisco 49ers, this stadium is actually much closer to San Jose than it is to San Francisco.  In fact, the stadium is 43 miles southeast of San Francisco and less than 9 miles from downtown San Jose.

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  • Cam Newton is playing in his 1st SB. He is most famous for winning the Heisman Trophy (2010) & BCS National Championship (2011) at Auburn, and winning NFL Rookie of the Year (2011) after being drafted #1 overall.  However prior to his career at Auburn, many forget that he once backed up Tim Tebow at the University of Florida. Newton spent two seasons there (his last being injured) before leaving.
  • Peyton Manning was drafted 1st overall in 1998, has been voted NFL MVP 5 times, won MVP of Super Bowl XLI, has been named an All Pro 7 times while being voted to the Prow Bowl 14 times. It’s common knowledge that Peyton Manning has his own charity for children and is known for his philanthropy.  However back in college in 1996 when Tennessee was set to play Florida, thousands of students camped outside for tickets.  Manning wrote a check and had more than 100 pizzas delivered to the students waiting in line.
  • The average cost of a 30 second Super Bowl ad this year is $5 million.  This is $500,000 more than advertisers were charged last year.
  • Because the game is being played on the West Coast in an open air stadium, most of the 1st half will be played in daylight.  Although the game has been played in San Fran once before (as well as other western sites: LA, San Diego, Phoenix), many of the other stadiums used in the past have been domes or Eastern/Central venues.
  • Temperature for the game is forecasted to be 74 degrees, with sun, and 7mph winds.

 

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And finally, with our last football post of the 2015 season, we present to you our Super Bowl picks using the spread, our over/under choices, and as a special treat, our picks for some of the prop bets during the game!  Enjoy Super Bowl 50 and thanks for following all season long!

Vegas Line: Panthers (-5.5) vs Broncos (+5.5); Over/Under: 44.5 points

  •  Jeremy:
    • Panthers (-5.5)
    • Over (44.5)
  • Zac:
    • Broncos (+5.5)
    • Over (44.5)
  • Jose:
    • Panthers (-5.5)
    • Over (44.5)

Prop Bets:

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE LADY GAGA TO SING THE US NATIONAL ANTHEM?
  • OVER 2:20 -120
  • UNDER 2:20 -120 – lock it up, avg length is 1:57…Lady Gaga can drag it out, but not for another 23 seconds.
WHAT COLOR WILL THE LIQUID BE THAT IS POURED ON THE WINNING COACH?
  • Orange +125
  • Blue +300 – Going with Panther Blue here
  • Clear +400
  • Yellow +400
  • Red +600
  • Green +1000
  • Purple +1000
TOTAL PASSING YARDS – PEYTON MANNING (DEN)
  • Over 235 (-125)
  • Under 235 (-105) – I think thats a pretty safe bet
HOW MANY TIMES WILL “DAB” OR “DABBING” BE SAID BY THE ANNOUNCERS DURING THE BROADCAST?
  • Over 2 EVEN – OVER OVER OVER
  • Under 2 -140
WILL TED GINN JR. DROP A PASS?
  • Yes -120 – Mr Feet for Hands will drop a pass
  • No -120

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