At least one person enjoyed a low-scoring Super Bowl.
Better than winning the pool at your Super Bowl party
A gambler at a Las Vegas sportsbook might have been the only person enjoying Sunday’s Super Bowl.
According to Tim Fitzgerald (aka Timmy Fitz), the supervisor at the South Point Race and Sports Book, his book took four bets that the Rams would score exactly three points in the Super Bowl. The biggest wager was a person who bet $250 at 400/1 odds, meaning they came away with a cool $100,000 when the Patriots stifled the Rams offense.
How’s that for a gutsy gamble? The Rams were second in the NFL in points per game this season with 32.9. They scored 30 and 26 in their other two playoff games. NFL teams are so convinced Sean McVay’s offensive scheme is the future of the league that they’re hiring anyone who knows him to be a head coach. But this person thought 400/1 was favorable odds on that bet and decided to take a chance.
The odds that this person walked out of the South Point $100,000 richer are pretty slim, I think, though. If they’re crazy enough to bet on the L.A. offense getting shut down, imagine what other longshots they bet and lost on. At least they’re not as far in the hole as the guy who bet $3.8 million on the Rams to win.
Big Baller Brand water is a thing
Almost exactly a year ago, LaVar Ball announced plans to sell Lithuanian mineral water in the U.S., and now that plan has come to fruition. Because this is the company that once sold sneakers for $500, I reached out to the stores carrying the water to see how much a bottle of Big Baller Brand water would cost me. A 500 mL bottle costs just $0.99, which is totally normal. It’ll be available at most of Albertson’s 345 Southern California locations, starting this week.
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Around the sports world
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Roger Clemens still has it
Well played, Steve
Steve Kerr asked about the Super Bowl: "It just gets old watching the same team win the whole thing...Sorry, that was really arrogant, wasn't it? It was kind of fun to say that."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 4, 2019
What a save!
“Wait, I’m the captain?”
Not for the faint of heart
Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler was a bloody mess after falling on his face and had to be taken off on a stretcher.
Incredible throwbacks from Florida
Of course he can
How is it possible to replicate your swing for 17 years?
Down goes Mourinho!
A Florida sinkhole turned out to be a tunnel leading to a bank. ... A Bitcoin company says it lost $190 million of people’s money because the guy who knew their password died. ... The photo of an egg that became the most-liked post in Instagram history was actually a campaign by a marketing firm. ... A North Carolina college student found a man living in her closet and wearing her clothes.
I’m in favor of this becoming a meme
MALE SUBJ NOT DRESSED AND REFUSING TO LEAVE THE STORE.MALE WEARING A TSHIRT AND ALMOST NO UNDERWEAR— Iowa City Police Log (@IC_ActivityLog) February 5, 2019
This guy sounds exactly like a chainsaw
Living in three shipping containers
The Rock’s new movie
A good song
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