While watching Mookie, Rondo and possibly Brady & Gronk all win championships outside of the Commonwealth has been metaphorically kiiiilling me, there has been a Mr. Brightside to 2020 in sports for Ole Dozo and his first name is #TooManyLegs.
I'm probably going into a soft gambling retirement after the big game, but if you're looking for a last minute prop or four and want to ride someone who is freezing cold, thus likely due to break out of their Ice Age like gambling funk feel free to tail the boi!!
Result of Opening Coin Toss: Tails -102
You can tell me it's a 50-50 shot until you're blue in the face, but tails never fails. Even when its heads. I haven't played roulette in like two years because of COVID and I miss watching that wheel spin. This is the closest thing to betting black or red in sports. -102 is basically even money and when you consider there's no green for a coin toss the odds may technically be better. Plus two of my friends are on this and I wanted to ride the wave for that shared excitement in a group chat since we respect COVID/it's a blizzard in RI rn.
Opening Kickoff Will Not be a Touchback: +190
I saw an awesome stat on twitter earlier that I thought I liked so I'd have it to use in this blog, but I guess I didn't and I can't find it fucking anywhere. Basically said something along the lines of the Bucs being on of the worst teams at "forcing" touchbacks. Idk even know how to word that, but I think you get what I'm saying? It also mentioned something about the Chiefs taking it out of the endzone frequently. Again these are vague AF but when you combine that with the opening jitters of the Super Bowl, as long as the ball isn't over 5 yards into the endzone I loveeee these odds at +190. Hopefully the return man on whichever team gets the ball first tries to have his own Devin Hester moment and win the boi some coin.
Patrick Mahomes to throw an INT before a TD: +340
Long shot, Mahomes is a beast and has only thrown 6 picks all season, but tipped ball INTs count just as much! In Super Bowl LIV Mahomes threw two picks before his first passing touchdown. I wrote this blog in reverse and have another bet where I already mentioned something that happened in last year's Super Bowl which kind of worries me because the odds of things playing out in the same fashion two years in a row are slim, but you'll see that shortly and even though I just said that I fucking love the next bet.
Will Patrick Mahomes Have a Rushing TD: Yes +240
In 7 career postseason games, Patrick Mahomes has scored 4 rushing touchdowns; including one in last year's Super Bowl. In fact, the AFC Championship Game was the first playoff game he didn't rush for a score since the 2019 Divisional Round. I know he's been battling turf toe, but when you're rocking these shoes I think your feet are fine. Love the value +240.
Bucs ML: +135 and Bucs ML parlayed with OVER 56: +349
Not props, but I wanted to include these too. Fading the public with the Bucs, but being basic AF taking the over with >70% of the bets. I might take some player scoring props too, but wanted to give everybody a chance to get their action in. Plus I tried to add Gronk to scored at +110, but those odds kind of suck and for some reason the app rejected my bet which feels like a sign to stay away.