Casinos in the Biggest Little City in the World are expecting a bump in Super Bowl betting this year thanks to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, maybe enough to help Nevada set a record in wagering on the game.
Kaepernick played college football at Nevada, just down the street from casinos in Reno.
Now, most of those casinos are offering an especially large number of proposition bets on the quarterback.
Kaep-mania has run so rampant in Reno that sporting goods stores can't keep stocked in jerseys. More than 7,000 fans set what Nevada officials said was a world record when they all simultaneously kissed their arms ``Kaepernicking style'' during a break in last week's basketball game against San Diego State.
A Kaepernick viewing party is planned during Sunday's game at the student union.
- Scott Sonner
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Trace McSorley dominated the Eagles in Week 3 of the preseason, but the favorite to back up Lamar Jackson against the Dolphins in the season opener remains Robert Griffin III.
Here are the latest news and notes on the Ravens.
Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Saturday that QB Robert Griffin III is still on track to return to the field in time for week one of the regular season. The backup QB hasn't played since early in training camp due to a thumb injury.
LB Paul Worrilow agreed to terms with the Ravens on Friday, but changed his mind and decided to retire on Saturday. Per reports, Worrilow is stepping away to spend time with his pregnant wife.
Preseason Week 4: Thursday, August 29 at Washington Redskins
Week 1: Sunday, September 8 at Miami Dolphins, 1 PM
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Many younger Washington fans know Sonny Jurgensen for his wit and wisdom, shared every Sunday in the fall for decades via the Redskins radio broadcast.
For plenty of other fans, however, Jurgensen is arguably the best passer to ever wear Burgundy and Gold. Even though he played more than 40 years ago in a very different version of the NFL, Sonny still holds a number of team passing records, including most touchdowns in a season (31).
Saturday marks Jurgensen’s 85th birthday, and to celebrate, this highlight video popped up on Twitter. For the fans that never saw Sonny, this will be a lot of fun.
Jurgensen was known for incredible arm strength and touch, and that’s on display in the video. Another Redskins Hall of Famer looked pretty great too - No. 42 wide receiver Charley Taylor.
The most ridiculous throw? At the 1:30 mark when deep in the back of his own end zone, Jurgensen uncorks a throw between the goal posts (then located on the goal line) and deep down field for a TD.
It’s important for Washington fans that never got to see Jurgensen play to watch the video, as this fall, he stepped down from his role as the lead analyst during Redskins games. It’s a sad moment for the fan base, but understandable for an 85-year-old man.
Happy Birthday Sonny.
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