Ever since I started to learn the game of football betting, luck has been one of the most often discussed subjects in the betting world. Analysts that teach football betting often end up showing pieces of oak, or another tempting subject like soccer tips, on their hands, as they try to infer from the outcome whether a match will end in a goal.
Truth be told, there are significant MVP candidates in both the NFL and college football, some of the most popular being Matt Hasselbeck and Tony Romo. Hasselbeck led the Seattle Seahawks on a thrilling sixth-round playoff to the NFL Championship just a few years ago, while Romo did the same thing for Dallas in the 2008 NFC Championship. Both have incredible devotion and loyalty to their respective teams, but even with all this, it doesn’t seem to matter to them whether they are constantly compared to Doyle Brunson or Bill Parcells.
There are certainly coaches in both pro football and college football that could probably win the MVP without a doubt, and there are also a few more that would give it a serious go, but right now, in my opinion, it’s not going to be quarterback Drew Bledsoe or coach Gary Kubiak.
Enter Mike Shanahan, the Offensive Coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. I had him ranked first on my list of possible MVP candidates a few years back, but I don’t make nearly the same kind of exclusive bet for a coordinator that I do for a player. It’s just not my style. However, the fact that the 49ers have a new head coach, and operating without a quarterbacks also makes it a bit of a talent reduction for me.
If we’re going to talk about the MVP race, I have what you wanted. It’s between Tony Romo and Vince Young. I saw Young play Sunday night on ESPN, and while he’s not exactly the dynamisms that Romo has, he’s definitely my guy. Young can definitely play, but for now, I’m going to wait for Romo to light it up for the Cowboys on Monday night.
Romo’s numbers are a little unmistakable this week after a monster performance last week, but I’m not sure what last week’s numbers mean for this week. We’ll see how Dallas plays it this week. After all, the Cowboys are at what I consider to be the toughest venue in the NFL, namely AT&T Stadium.
Which team do you like to make it to the Super Bowl, and why?
BDB, BoDog.ws: I like the Chargers. Philip Rivers is the best QB in the league. It’s a huge risk/reward bet to go against San Diego and I don’t think you can ignore the fact that the team drastically overachieved in making it to the Super Bowl last year. Besides that, it’s hard to say that a QB as young as Jay Cutler can carry San Diego past San Francisco or Chicago, and I don’t think electeds are likely to put up unrealistic numbers in the playoffs.
Do you think that the Bears are going to be in the Super Bowl?
BDB, BoDog.ws: I think initially you have to think there are a lot of teams that are better than you say they are, but San Francisco has a lot to prove and is the best team in the NFC. docks the title for any NFC team that isn’t the Super Bowl champs.
Did you know that approximately one in four college football players can actually afford to pay for a sports education? Is that true? Is that johnny wheeler effect? I’m fascinated by speciality bets like the Over/Under in college football, because it’s very hard to find a gut feel about a game like that.
BDB, Remipoker.ws: That’s one of the great things about the college football schedule; a lot of these programs are very similar and have similar needs and audiences. You can almost feel the B2B sportsbooks arm in arm because there is so much parity in the way these kids are approaching the draft. Some of the following specials are in their nature more intensified than others, and thusly harder to find, like bowl tickets or game-day tickets. As talented as some of these programs are, some of them are not as well as others, so when you’re looking for these you’ve got to stick to the ones that are known for being elite at what they do.
Do you have any interest in the Winter Olympics? It’ll be held in Vancouver this year. Whose balloon will float next to Canada’s?
BDB, BoDog.ws: That’s an interesting question because fans are going to be anxious to see how Canada compares to the US. Hopefully, they’ll be somewhat interested in the other sports as well.