Super Bowl Prop Bets (and, okay, pick)

superbowlSo there’s this football game on Sunday, you may have heard of it.

Picking the game is the boring part- there are only two options. At least when you’re picking games throughout the year you can have up to 16 to pick in a give week. So to make things more fun– and to celebrate the best reason to watch the Super Bowl anyway– we’ll be taking a look at some of the best ridiculous prop bets.

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NFL Conference Championship Picks

NFL Championship Game picks

Last week I went 3/4, which was interesting only because all four favorites won. I thought sure that something would have to give, and for the first half of the Carolina/San Francisco game, it looked like I guessed right. Then I was not so right after all. And now, tragically, there are only three football games left of the entire season. Then it’s a long, sad eight months punctuated only by listening to Mel Kiper Jr. talk about wingspan for a couple weeks.

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NFL Divisional Round Picks

NFL Divisional Round Playoffs

Last week I went 2-2 on my Wildcard picks, which should inspire veritable bucketloads of confidence in these picks. But the good news is that the Colts won, so you can all rest easy. These picks are for the games being played 1-11 and 1-12, 2014.


Saturday afternoon, 3:35 pm, New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

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NFL Wildcard Weekend Picks

Look! Football picks on a pop culture blog!


This weekend, 1-4 and 1-5, is the first round of the playoffs. Now I’ll tell you who’s going to win all of the games, in spite of my massive homerism as  Colts fan.



Saturday afternoon, 3:25pm Central Time: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts

So, I have a hard time being rational about this game on either side. On the one hand, I desperately want my Colts to win, because that’s what sports fandom is. But I’m a pessimist at heart and it’s easier to watch a game expecting to lose and being pleasantly surprised when they win than expect to win and be crushed when they lose. Of course, that’s a pretty Vulcan take on things because it’s awfully hard to watch a team play after play and not care what happens to them, unless they totally screw up repeatedly right out of the gate. Also, these teams just played two weeks ago and Indy crushed Kansas City. So what I’m saying is that I’m a mess and cannot say anything straightforward about this game.

Indy has the better QB, Kansas City has the best running back in the league, and I don’t have faith in either team to win another game after this. But the Colts won handily two weeks ago and they’re playing at home, so I’m going to go ahead and pick the Colts.

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