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January 21st, 2019 at 6:11:08 PM permalink
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Super Bowl 53 prop bet challenge. Here are the rules:

  1. There is a list of questions/props relating to Super Bowl 53 below.
  2. All entrants must answer each question.
  3. 100 points will be associated with each question, to be divided among all those who answer correctly.
  4. For questions like the total points, if nobody is exactly correct, the points will go to those closest to the correct answer.
  5. Please PM me your predictions.
  6. Deadline is 9:00 AM, Vegas time, Feb 2. After this time, predictions will be posted.


Prop List

  1. Winning team
  2. Will the coin toss land on heads or tails?
  3. Total points
  4. Margin of victory
  5. Total number of touchdowns
  6. Total number of field goals
  7. Team to score first
  8. Team to score last
  9. Will the team to score first win?
  10. First score (TD, FG, or safety)
  11. Last score (TD, FG, or safety)
  12. Will there be a safety?
  13. Will the game go into overtime?
  14. Will there be a successful two-point conversion?
  15. Will there be a failed field goal attempt?
  16. Longest field goal
  17. Longest touchdown
  18. Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown?
  19. Will the total points be a prime number?
  20. Total Scrabble points in the last name of the first player to score a touchdown.


If you want to side bet with each other, by all means, go ahead. I would be interested to join. However, neither I nor the site will vouch that losers will pay, it will be entirely on the honor system. I welcome any volunteer to organize that. I promise to not read submissions until after the deadline. Please do mark the title of your PM's properly, so I will know to not open it until the deadline.

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Johnzimbo
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January 21st, 2019 at 6:44:40 PM permalink
Is this just for bragging rights unless side bets are involved?
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January 21st, 2019 at 7:26:00 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

Is this just for bragging rights unless side bets are involved?



Yes. Bragging rights trumps money any day, right?
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January 21st, 2019 at 9:10:24 PM permalink
Thanks for putting this on Wizard!
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January 22nd, 2019 at 6:43:46 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Thanks for putting this on Wizard!



You're welcome. We have two entrants so far, not counting me.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:38:01 AM permalink
Sounds like fun. 😁

But are those last two items real items that can be bet in real sports books?
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19. Will the total points be a prime number?
20. Total Scrabble points in the last name of the first player to score a touchdown.

Yeah, I know SB props can get pretty outlandish, but really....
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:01:13 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Sounds like fun. 😁

But are those last two items real items that can be bet in real sports books? Yeah, I know SB props can get pretty outlandish, but really....



Boyd casinos have done the Scrabble points one before. Speaking of which, here are the points per letter:

(1 point)-A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
(2 points)-D, G
(3 points)-B, C, M, P
(4 points)-F, H, V, W, Y
(5 points)-K
(8 points)- J, X
(10 points)-Q, Z

I would also like to report I sent in my own picks to AyeCarumba, in the interests of being above reproach.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:27:56 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Super Bowl 53 prop bet challenge. Here are the rules:

  1. ...
  2. ...
  3. 100 points will be associated with each question, to be divided among all those who answer correctly.
  4. ...


Prop List

16. Longest field goal
17. Longest touchdown


I have a question about the two "longest" props. For the purposes of this game, will points only be awarded for an exact number, or will the points go to whomever is closest to the correct answer in the event that the exact number was not chosen by anyone?

PS. Thanks for putting this on, Wiz. It sounds like fun.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:47:00 AM permalink
Wiz: Are you going on GWAE podcast to discuss props this year? I cannot remember if you retired from that appearance or not. Thx
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:52:11 AM permalink
Quote: IndyJeffrey

Wiz: Are you going on GWAE podcast to discuss props this year? I cannot remember if you retired from that appearance or not. Thx


Same ask, and let me say I always enjoy the Wiz's appearances on GWAE, including this one. Doit!
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