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PropBetPalooza - Cam, Peyton and Lady Gaga


PropBetPalooza - Cam, Peyton and Lady Gaga

People bet on the NFL every week. They bet on the preseason. They bet on the Pro Bowl. For whatever reason, gambling on pro football is oddly shunned for the bulk of the season, but come Super Bowl, America gets on board, especially with the ridiculous amount of prop bets made available.

This year with the Broncos and the Panthers set to square off on Sunday, has provided a bounty of bets that can be made on the big game far beyond just who will win and how many points will be scored. For the normal bettors, the numbers that matter are Panthers -6 and O/U 44.5. Those numbers will likely move a bit before the game kicks off Sunday evening, but by all accounts Carolina is the overwhelming favorite with wagering folks. 

But that stuff is boring. America wants weird stuff to bet, like shoe colors, coin tosses and song. America loves betting on songs. Without further ado:

How long will it take Lady Gaga to sing the US National Anthem?
Over/Under                   2 minutes 20 seconds
Expert lean: Absolutely no lean. None. But take the under.

How many times will "dab" or "dabbing" be said by the announcers during the Broadcast?
Over 2 (EVEN, 1/1)
Under 2 (-140, 5/7)
Expert lean: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms gonna say "dab" three times? I doubt it.

How many times will Cam Newton do the Open Shirt Superman motion during the game?
Over 2.5 (EVEN, 1/1)
Under 2.5 (-140, 5/7)
Expert lean: Go over. Rip it open.

Which song will Coldplay play first during the Halftime show?
Adventure of a Lifetime 2/1
Fix You 7/2
A Sky Full of Stars 9/2
Viva la Vida 5/1
Clocks 15/2
Speed of Sound 9/1
Head Full of Dreams 10/1
Paradise 10/1
Expert lean: No idea, but Clocks is their biggest ever hit right?

What color will Beyonce's footwear be when she comes on stage for the Halftime show?
Black 3/2
Gold/Brown 5/2
White 11/4
Silver/Grey 19/4
Any Other Color 7/1
Expert lean: Again, no idea, but put your mortgage on Gold.

How many million viewers will Super Bowl 50 have?
Over/Under 117 million
Expert lean: Under. Sure it’s the Super Bowl, but this matchup lacks sizzle of some recent games.

What about some actual football props? Sure we can do that:

Will there be an onside kick attempt in the game?
Yes +150 (3/2)
No -180 (5/9)
Expert lean: Considering the cost to bet no, the odds on yes look appealing. A close game or a blowout would allow for an onside call.

Will a Roughing the Passer penalty be called in the game?
Yes +110 (11/10)
No -140 (5/7)
Expert lean: Refs tend to take care of Peyton, but this same prop burned me in Denver vs Seattle a few years back.

What will be the Result of the First Coaches Challenge in the Game?
Play Overturned   -130 (10/13)
Play Stands          EVEN (1/1)
Expert lean: Bright lights will mean refs and NFL don’t want mistakes. Play stands costs you less too.

The largest lead of the game by either team will be:
Over/Under 14.5
Expert lean: If you think this game will be a blowout, good spot for your money. I don’t though…

Will there be a Lead Change in the Second Half?
Yes     +120 (6/5)
No      -150 (2/3)
Expert lean: This might be my favorite prop. If the game is going to be close, you love the +$120 here. Even in blowouts, the game is rarely out of hand early in the 3rd quarter.

Who will record the most Receiving Yards in the game?
Demaryius Thomas (DEN)  11/4
Greg Olsen (CAR)               3/1
Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)   13/4
Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)              5/1
Corey Brown (CAR)            13/2
Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)     12/1
Owen Daniels (DEN)          16/1
Devin Funchess (CAR)       16/1
Jordan Norwood (DEN)      50/1
Cody Latimer (DEN)           66/1
Andre Caldwell (DEN)       100/1
Bennie Fowler (DEN)         100/1
Expert lean: Decent value on Manny Sanders, especially knowing Josh Norman will lock up D-Thomas most of this game.

OK fine a few more:

Will there be an earthquake during the game?
Yes 10/1
Expert lean: No. Let’s hope. But the lights did go out in NOLA a few years ago…

How many times will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the Broadcast?
Over 0.5 -300 (1/3)
Under 0.5 +200 (2/1)
Expert lean: This game is being played in Santa Clara, probably a 90 minute drive from the Golden Gate. But since this is a “San Francisco Super Bowl” bank on at least one shot.

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?
Orange 5/4
Blue 3/1
Clear 4/1
Yellow 4/1
Red 6/1
Green 10/1
Purple 10/1
Expert lean: Red. I like red.

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?
God 2/1
Team 2/1
City/Fans 6/1
Coach 15/2
Family 15/1
Does not Mention Anyone above 9/4
Expert lean: God is the safe play, family is strong, but none of the above is a fun option too.

Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview?
Yes +500 (5/1)
No -1000 (1/10)
Expert lean: Don’t see it.

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire Broadcast?
Yes +600 (6/1)
No -1200 (1/12)
Expert lean: This I could see.

Last one, but most fun and instant gratification (or misery):

Coin Toss
Heads -105 (20/21)
Tails -105 (20/21)
Expert lean: Tails. Never fails.


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Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

It did not take long for Dwayne Haskins to win approval from the media and the Redskins coaching staff in a short amount of time at OTAs. 

That excitement from the Redskins OTAs has reverberated across the country and made him the feature of NBC Sports' Chris Simms QB School series. There, the current NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback made big comparisons to the No. 15 overall pick Haskins to Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. 

Simms was enthralled with the skillset that Haskins possesses and his potential. Citing his arm talent and the small mechanics of the 22-year-old, Simms thinks he has all the tools to be a top-tier NFL QB.

"He reminds me a lot of a big Ben Roethlisberger with his style of football play. [Haskins] arm is special, there's no doubt about that," Simms said. 

Comparing a rookie QB to a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that has made six All-Pro teams is not too shabby. Roethlisberger has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his career with 363 touchdowns across his NFL career. They both wear No. 7, both played their college ball in Ohio, and both are known for their ability to hurl a football down the field. 

Some of the strong qualities of Haskins that Simms highlighted were his tight and quick arm motion, his controlled body rotation, and the accuracy down the field. At the same time, he pointed out that Haskins has a tendency to drop his elbow on passes, forcing his passes to sail high. 

"[Haskins] has Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent and I know he's already wowed some people down there in Washington in his first few practices." 


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Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Before you blink Redskins training camp will be here, which means preseason football is not far off and the 2019 NFL regular season will come with it.

On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2019 training camp schedule, set to begin July 25. Training camp will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. for the seventh straight year. 

This year is set to be the most intriguing training camp since Robert Griffin III was drafted by the team in 2012. Playing in his first NFL training camp first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins will be the center of attention with the team's quarterback position still up in the air. There will be competition from trade acquisition Case Keenum and Redskins mainstay Colt McCoy. 

More to watch:

-Derrius Guice will be in the backfield practicing with Adrian Peterson for the first time.
-The return of the Alabama Wall in Darron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
-Which wide receiver(s) will step up into holes in the offense.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Redskins training camp.

When is the Redskins 2019 training camp?

The Redskins 2019 training camp begins on Thursday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m. ET and runs to the team's final practice on Saturday, August 11. 

What time does the Redskins training camp start?

Most days of the Redskins training camp schedule starts with a practice at 9:45 a.m. ET with a late afternoon walkthrough at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Where is the Redskins training camp located?

The Redskins 2019 training camp is located at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.

How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page

Redskins training camp schedule

Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes

Thurs. 7/25 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fri. 7/26 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sat. 7/27 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sun. 7/28 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 7/30 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Wed. 7/31 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Thurs. 8/1 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fan Appreciation Day:
Sat. 8/3 — TBA — 1:00 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/4 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Mon. 8/5 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 8/6 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA


Sat. 8/10 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/11 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — No Walkthrough— TBA