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SPORTS GAMBLING CONTROVERSY

(www.looselines.ag)There’s always been controversy around sports betting, some say that if sports gambling is legalized, problems related gambling addiction will increased, however, I wonder if that would really happen. Read all about it here http://goo.gl/RcD8R2

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Some legal experts were surprised that the National Football League played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in securing the bill’s passage — despite the league’s long-held opposition to sports betting. “It’s universally recognized that their advocates were the main strategists,” said J. Daniel Walsh, then a lobbyist for the Interactive Gaming Council, which opposed the bill.

N.F.L. officials did not respond to requests for an interview.

No one envisioned then that seasonal bets on fantasy teams would open the door to daily wagering and million-dollar prizes.

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Cash Drops and Keystrokes: The Dark Reality of Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Games - The New York Times

I’m pretty sure that someone envisioned what would happen, and quite possibly helped work behind the scenes to pass that bill.

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Super Bowl 2014 Prop Bets: Non-Football Related Wagers to Make You Money

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Although plenty of fans will enjoy the action on the field during Super Bowl XLVIII, some people will need a little extra to stay entertained. Fortunately, there are quite a few interesting prop bets available during the big game. 

On gambling sites like Bovada, fans can bet on a number of game-related propositions when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos, including how many touchdowns Peyton Manning will throw or who will win Super Bowl MVP.

Additionally, you can wager on random occurrences like the coin toss or what color Gatorade will be thrown on the winning coach. 

Many of these bets are nothing more than luck, but there are a few smart picks that could help make you some extra bucks on Super Bowl Sunday. While you should not gamble your life’s savings away, do not be afraid to put a few dollars on these bets.

Note: All betting info courtesy of Bovada.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Watch: Fox

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Mobile: NFL Mobile app

Spread: Denver (-3)

Over-Under: 48

How many times will “12th man” be said during the game? (Over 2)

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If you do not know what the 12th man is, you probably have not been paying attention this football season. This is what Seahawks fans call themselves as they try to give their team an extra advantage in home games. 

It has certainly helped at CenturyLink Field, as Seattle posted a 17-1 home record over the past two years. Of course, some people take it a little overboard, via For The Win:

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Still, the fan section is a big part of the team, and the fans are certain to be out in full force as the organization looks to win its first-ever Super Bowl.

With announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman looking for things to talk about in front of the biggest audience of the year, they are certain to discuss the 12th Man more than a couple of times throughout the broadcast.

The over/under is only two for this wager, so the over is the smart pick.

Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle? (No)

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Richard Sherman turned himself into a household name immediately following the Seahawks’ win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

The cornerback had just made a big defensive play against receiver Michael Crabtree to help his team seal the victory. Following the game, he came back with this interview with Erin Andrews of Fox:

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Crabtree did not take this lightly, responding with this tweet:

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The problem is that he did not mention Sherman by name, something that is necessary for this bet to win. With even more focus on him during the Super Bowl, Crabtree is unlikely to say something that will cause even more controversy.

Besides, Sherman appeared to try to bury the hatchet a bit when he explained on MMQB, “I shouldn’t have attacked Michael Crabtree the way I did. You don’t have to put anybody else down to make yourself bigger.”

While Crabtree still probably dislikes his rival, he will not reignite any problems with a specific tweet. 

Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance? (Yes)

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This has nothing to do with the game but instead the halftime show starring Bruno Mars. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining the popular record artists, and they are certain to bring their own style to the show.

Drummer Chad Smith has already showcased an interesting drum set that will be seen at the show:

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One thing you have to know about the popular band, though, is that the members are almost always shirtless. Despite getting up there in age, lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea still do not seem to own a full wardrobe and are rarely in shirts.

Additionally, the weather is not supposed to be as bad as originally projected, according to Bob Maxon of NBC Connecticut:

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Even if the conditions are tough, it is a fairly safe bet to say that one or more members of the popular band will be playing without a shirt.

Follow Rob Goldberg on Twitter for the latest breaking news and analysis.

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Odds to win the Super Bowl XLVI

New England Patriots 13/2 Green Bay Packers 7/1

Philadelphia Eagles 15/2 San Diego Chargers 11/1

New York Jets 12/1 Atlanta Falcons 14/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 14/1 Baltimore Ravens 16/1

Dallas Cowboys 16/1 New Orleans Saints 16/1

Indianapolis Colts 18/1 New York Giants 25/1

Houston Texans 25/1 Chicago Bears 28/1

Detroit Lions 30/1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30/1

Minnesota Vikings 35/1 Kansas City Chiefs 40/1

St. Louis Rams 40/1 San Francisco 49ers 50/1

Miami Dolphins 55/1 Arizona Cardinals 65/1

Oakland Raiders 65/1 Jacksonville Jaguars 75/1

Tennessee Titans 75/1 Seattle Seahawks 80/1

Denver Broncos 80/1 Cleveland Browns 80/1

Cincinnati Bengals 100/1 Washington Redskins 100/1

Carolina Panthers 150/1 Buffalo Bills 150/1

Odds to win the AFC

New England Patriots 3/1 San Diego Chargers 11/2

New York Jets 6/1 Pittsburgh Steelers 13/2

Baltimore Ravens 15/2 Indianapolis Colts 17/2

Houston Texans 14/1 Kansas City Chiefs 20/1

Miami Dolphins 28/1 Oakland Raiders 33/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 35/1 Tennessee Titans 35/1

Denver Broncos 40/1 Cleveland Browns 40/1

Cincinnati Bengals 50/1 Buffalo Bills 75/1

Odds to win the 2011 NFC

Green Bay Packers 15/4 Philadelphia Eagles 17/4

Atlanta Falcons 7/1 Dallas Cowboys 8/1

New Orleans Saints 8/1 New York Giants 12/1

Chicago Bears 14/1 Minnesota Vikings 15/1

Detroit Lions 15/1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16/1

St. Louis Rams 20/1 San Francisco 49ers 25/1

Arizona Cardinals 33/1 Seattle Seahawks 40/1

Washington Redskins 50/1 Carolina Panthers 75/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win NFC North Division

Green Bay Packers 10/19 Chicago Bears 9/2

Detroit Lions 5/1 Minnesota Vikings 15/2

NFL 2010 - Odds to win NFC South Division

Atlanta Falcons 6/5 New Orleans Saints 13/10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9/2 Carolina Panthers 20/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win NFC West Division

St. Louis Rams 8/5 San Francisco 49ers 8/5

Arizona Cardinals 13/4 Seattle Seahawks 6/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win AFC East Division

New England Patriots 2/3 New York Jets 9/5

Miami Dolphins 15/2 Buffalo Bills 20/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win AFC North Division

Pittsburgh Steelers 1/1 Baltimore Ravens 6/5

Cleveland Browns 10/1 Cincinnati Bengals 14/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win AFC South Division

Indianapolis Colts 1/1 Houston Texans 9/5

Tennessee Titans 6/1 Jacksonville Jaguars 7/1

NFL 2010 - Odds to win AFC West Division

San Diego Chargers ½ Kansas City Chiefs 7/2

Oakland Raiders 11/2 Denver Broncos 12/1

Odds to win the 2010 NFC East Division

Philadelphia Eagles 4/5 Dallas Cowboys 11/4

New York Giants 11/4 Washington Redskins 15/1

2011 NFL Regular Season Win Totals

Arizona Cardinals - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 6.5 (-140) Under 6.5 (+110)

Atlanta Falcons - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10.5 (+115) Under 10.5 (-145)

Baltimore Ravens - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10.5 (-115) Under 10.5 (-115)

Buffalo Bills - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 5.5 (-115) Under 5.5 (-115)

Carolina Panthers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 4.5 (-130) Under 4.5 (+100)

Chicago Bears - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 8.5 (-120) Under 8.5 (-110)

Cincinnati Bengals - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 5.5 (-130) Under 5.5 (+100)

Cleveland Browns - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 6.5 (-115) Under 6.5 (-115)

Dallas Cowboys - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 9 (-105) Under 9 (-125)

Denver Broncos - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 5.5 (-135) Under 5.5 (+105)

Detroit Lions - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 7.5 (-125) Under 7.5 (-105)

Green Bay Packers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 11.5 (-105) Under 11.5 (-125)

Houston Texans - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 8.5 (-115) Under 8.5 (-115)

Indianapolis Colts - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 9.5 (-135) Under 9.5 (+105)

Jacksonville Jaguars - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 6 (-130) Under 6 (+100)

Kansas City Chiefs - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 7.5 (-125) Under 7.5 (-105)

Miami Dolphins - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 7.5 (+100) Under 7.5 (-130)

Minnesota Vikings - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 7 (-135) Under 7 (+105)

New England Patriots- Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 11.5 (-125) Under 11.5 (-105)

New Orleans Saints - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10 (-105) Under 10 (-125)

New York Giants - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 9.5 (+115) Under 9.5 (-145)

New York Jets - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10 (-105) Under 10 (-125)

Oakland Raiders - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 6.5 (-140) Under 6.5 (+110)

Philadelphia Eagles - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10.5 (-140) Under 10.5 (+110)

Pittsburgh Steelers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10.5 (-125) Under 10.5 (-105)

San Diego Chargers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 10 (EVEN) Under 10 (-130)

San Francisco 49ers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season

Over 7.5 (-130) Under 7.5 (+100)

Seattle Seahawks - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season Over 6.5 (+125)

Under 6.5 (-145)

St. Louis Rams - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season Over 7.5 (+105)

Under 7.5 (-135)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season Over 8 (-130)

Under 8 (+100)

Tennessee Titans - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season Over 6.5 (-140)

Under 6.5 (+110)

Washington Redskins - Total wins in the 2011 NFL Regular Season Over 6.5 (+160)

Under 6.5 (-200)

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MLB Mid Season

Odds to win the 2011 World Series Philadelphia Phillies 11/4

Boston Red Sox 7/2 New York Yankees 6/1

Atlanta Braves 14/1 Texas Rangers 15/1

San Francisco Giants 16/1 Milwaukee Brewers 16/1

Detroit Tigers 18/1 St. Louis Cardinals 20/1

Tampa Bay Rays 28/1 Cincinnati Reds 28/1

Los Angeles Angels 30/1 Chicago White Sox 30/1

Cleveland Indians 35/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 35/1

Colorado Rockies 40/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 50/1

Seattle Mariners 60/1 Minnesota Twins 65/1

Oakland Athletics 100/1 Toronto Blue Jays 125/1

New York Mets 125/1 Florida Marlins 200/1

Washington Nationals 200/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 200/1

San Diego Padres 250/1 Baltimore Orioles 300/1

Kansas City Royals 300/1 Chicago Cubs 300/1

Houston Astros 500/1

Odds to win the 2011 AL Pennant Boston Red Sox 8/5

New York Yankees 11/4 Texas Rangers 15/2

Detroit Tigers 10/1 Los Angeles Angels 15/1

Chicago White Sox 15/1 Tampa Bay Rays 15/1

Cleveland Indians 18/1 Seattle Mariners 28/1

Minnesota Twins 30/1 Oakland Athletics 45/1

Toronto Blue Jays 60/1 Baltimore Orioles 150/1

Kansas City Royals 150/1

Odds to win the 2011 NL Pennant Philadelphia Phillies 11/10

Atlanta Braves 6/1 San Francisco Giants 7/1

Milwaukee Brewers 15/2 St. Louis Cardinals 10/1

Cincinnati Reds 15/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1

Colorado Rockies 20/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 22/1

New York Mets 60/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 80/1

Washington Nationals 100/1 Florida Marlins 100/1

San Diego Padres 125/1 Chicago Cubs 150/1

Houston Astros 250/1

Odds to win the 2011 AL East Boston Red Sox ½

New York Yankees 8/5 Tampa Bay Rays 15/1

Odds to win the 2011 AL Central

Detroit Tigers 13/10 Chicago White Sox 5/2

Cleveland Indians 3/1 Minnesota Twins 5/1

Odds to win the 2011 AL West

Texas Rangers 4/9 Los Angeles Angels 19/10

Seattle Mariners 12/1 Oakland Athletics 25/1

Odds to win the 2011 NL East

Philadelphia Phillies 1/5 Atlanta Braves 3/1

Odds to win the 2011 NL Central

Milwaukee Brewers 13/10 St. Louis Cardinals 7/5

Cincinnati Reds 7/2 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/1

Odds to win the 2011 NL West

San Francisco Giants 1/3 Arizona Diamondbacks 3/1

Colorado Rockies 8/1

Who will hit the most Home Runs in the 2011 Regular Season? Jose Bautista (TOR) 2/5

Mark Teixeira (NYY) 11/2 Curtis Granderson (NYY) 15/2

Lance Berkman (STL) 10/1 Prince Fielder (MIL) 16/1

Paul Konerko (CWS) 16/1 Nelson Cruz (TEX) 16/1

Matt Kemp (LAD) 20/1 Jay Bruce (CIN) 30/1

Mark Reynolds (BAL) 30/1 David Ortiz (BOS) 30/1

Albert Pujols (STL) 50/1 Field 10/1

Odds to Win the 2011 AL Cy Young Justin Verlander (DET) 5/4

Jered Weaver (LAA) 2/1 C.C. Sabathia (NYY) 3/1

Dan Haren (LAA) 10/1 Josh Beckett (BOS) 12/1

James Shields (TB) 15/1 Field 11/2

Odds to Win the 2011 NL Cy Young

Roy Halladay (PHI) 3/2 Jair Jurrjens (ATL) 7/4

Cliff Lee (PHI) 5/1 Cole Hamels (PHI) 11/2

Tommy Hanson (ATL) 12/1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 12/1

Field 9/2 Odds to Win 2011 AL MVP

Adrian Gonzalez (BOS) 4/5 Jose Bautista (TOR) 5/4

Miguel Cabrera (DET) 15/2 Paul Konerko (CWS) 15/1

Jered Weaver (LAA) 20/1 Justin Verlander (DET) 25/1

Field 11/2 Odds to Win 2011 AL MVP

Jose Reyes (NYM) 3/1 Prince Fielder (MIL) 7/2

Ryan Braun (MIL) 5/1 Matt Kemp (LAD) 5/1

Joey Votto (CIN) 8/1 Lance Berkman (STL) 16/1

Andrew McCutchen (PIT) 16/1 Justin Upton (ARI) 18/1

Brian McCann (ATL) 20/1 Albert Pujols (STL) 20/1

Hunter Pence (HOU) 30/1 Field 4/1

How many managers will be fired between July 15th and the last day of the MLB Regular Season? Over ½ (-250)

Under ½ (+170)

Will MLB add to what instant replay can be used for in a game for the 2012 Season? Yes +200

No -300

Will Roger Clemens serve any jail time as a result of his current court case? Yes -120

No -120

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