Baseball Crank
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November 3, 2007
FOOTBALL: The Big Spread

Seriously, did you ever expect to see a team that was (1) the defending Super Bowl champs, (2) undefeated 7 weeks into the season, (3) playing at home, (4) against a team they beat in the playoffs the previous year, (5) who just lost their leading rusher for the season...and be a 5-6 point underdog?

I'm not saying the oddsmakers are crazy, given how the Patriots have played this season, but it remains an astonishing set of circumstances. As for the "Game of the Century" hype...um, don't we expect these same two teams to likely meet again in the playoffs?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:33 PM | Football | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Well, it is probably the biggest regular season game since the Giants and Niners played in 1990. As far as the spread, of course, the object of a point spread is to get half the money on either side. Which has been nearly impossible with the way the Pats have been playing.

Posted by: Jerry at November 3, 2007 9:44 PM

I'm not denying it's a huge game. I just think they better not use up all the hype for the likely rematch.

Posted by: The Crank at November 3, 2007 10:25 PM

It's been my experience that the media never really uses up all it's hype.

Posted by: Jerry at November 3, 2007 11:12 PM

Hype is not a zero sum game.

Posted by: Brendan at November 6, 2007 9:51 AM
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