The Westgate in Vegas has released more than 1,000 Super Bowl LIII prop bets.
1. There is no football this weekend, so you have plenty of time to do your homework.
Even though CBS isn't interesed in the people who bet on the game, Las Vegas's Westgate has released more than 1,000 prop bets for Super Bowl LIII. (If the list of props isn't showing up on your mobile device, click here to see them.)
Everything is covered here, from game props to the wild stuff. For example, you can bet on what will be higher: James Harden's points on Super Bowl Sunday or the Longest TD of Super Bowl LIII.
You can also bet on whether LeBron James's missed free-throw attemps will be higher than Chris Hogan's receptions. It's all covered by Westgate.
Early scouting has me on these props:
Will there be a successful 2-point conversion attempt: Yes +250
Will Rob Gronkowski score a touchdown: Yes +170
Rob Gronkowski MVP at 40/1.
2. Speaking of betting, here are your Royal Rumble odds, via 5Dimes, for Sunday's big WWE event:
Seth Rollins: -150
Drew McIntrye: +600
Bruan Strowman: +230
John Cena: +1500
Kevin Owens: +5000
The Miz: +4500
The Rock: +3500
Bobby Lashley: +7500
Brock Lesnar: +7500
Look at these guys teasing us by throwing up some odds on The Rock.
3. Guess who was referring to last night's BYU-Saint Mary’s game based on this sign.
Yes, that would be Bill Vinovich, the head referee who worked last Sunday's Rams-Saints game where there was a tiny bit of controversy.
4. Contrary to everything you read Thursday, the Patriots mascot who was tackled by the Jets' Jamal Adams did not go to the hospital. An NFL spokesman said, “He was not hospitalized. He did seek medical treatment from the on-site medic. It was a painful attack.” We're glad that the mascot did not have any injuries serious enough to land him in the hospital. Also, this allows us to Jim Ross the video.
5. Athletes often find out about signings and trades via social media these days. The Dodgers' Walker Buehler found out his team signed A.J. Pollock Thursday from a TMZ camera man. The best part was the TMZ guy dropping this rididculous line to Buehler: “He’s like the biggest news of the day.”
6. This week's SI Media Podcast features two conversations. First up, New York Post sports media columnist and reporter Andrew Marchand joins the show to talk about Tony Romo’s call of the AFC Championship, the big payday that awaits him and potential suitors. We also discuss how LeBron James moving out west has hurt NBA television ratings, ESPN’s big UFC day and much more.
Following Marchand, Rolling Stone chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall calls in to talk about his new book The Sopranos Sessions, and all things Sopranos as the show celebrates its 20th anniversary.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it on iTunes.
7. Speaking of the SI Media Podcast, Steve Carell will be on next week's episode, which drops Monday morning at 10 a.m., so subscribe here. In the meantime, check out Carrell in this teaser of his Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi.
8. How are you watching the Super Bowl? SI and PC Mag are partnering to learn about how people are watching the Super Bowl this year. All we want from you is to spend 60 to 90 seconds filling out this simple survey. It’s anonymous, so don’t worry about people judging you for rooting for the Patriots.
9. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: With the Royal Rumble on Sunday, let's remember the time Vince McMahon ran to the ring during the event and tore both his quads.
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IN CLOSING: I'm fascinated that people are yearning for a Roger Goodell statement about the Saints' loss to the Rams. What could he possibly say that would make any difference in how anyone feels about what happened?