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(Fox Sports)   Nevada casinos had $98.9M bet on the Super Bowl, beating the record set in 2006. "Northern Nevada gets swamped with 49er money", says one bookmaker, and Kaepernick played college ball in Reno   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 33
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2013-02-05 12:02:03 PM
This explains why Kaepernick threw an uncatchable ball on their last offensive play.
 
2013-02-05 12:07:05 PM
Did someone shoot someone just to watch them die?
 
2013-02-05 12:11:02 PM
Things that make you go "hmmm".
 
2013-02-05 12:25:40 PM
I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB and were what, 4 1/2 underdogs? I know it opened at 5. Can't believe people would bet the 49ers with that spread
 
2013-02-05 12:26:16 PM

you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB and were what, 4 1/2 underdogs? I know it opened at 5. Can't believe people would bet the 49ers with that spread


*money
 
2013-02-05 12:30:42 PM
So were there any bets about (a) the power going out or (b) how long the game would take [in real time]?

If so, somebody may have cleaned up.
 
2013-02-05 12:33:08 PM
Jim Harbaugh was Munsoned on Sunday.
 
2013-02-05 12:46:18 PM
whatever happened with the "what color gatorade gets dumped on the coach" prop bet? i didn't even see it happen, but i am curious what the outcome of that was. does it called off if it doesn't happen at all?
 
2013-02-05 12:59:00 PM

you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB


Kaepernick wasn't a rookie.  2012 was his second year in the league, first as a starter.
 
2013-02-05 01:03:01 PM
I like Reno
 
2013-02-05 01:06:49 PM

you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB and were what, 4 1/2 underdogs? I know it opened at 5. Can't believe people would bet the 49ers with that spread


most people bet with their heart instead of their head. i never bet on my favorite teams. too much emotion wrapped up in the games. it's so hard to not bet for them everytime. i should bet against them since most of them blow it anyways.

/caps, bullets/wizards/chargers/nationals/hokies
 
2013-02-05 01:19:10 PM

Frozboz: you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB

Kaepernick wasn't a rookie.  2012 was his second year in the league, first as a starter.


He wasn't eligible for ROTY, but he was a rookie for experience purposes. A kid with a half season worth of starts lifetime shouldn't be projected to beat a veteran AFC champion team by that large a margin.
 
2013-02-05 01:20:46 PM

Tanukis_Parachute: i should bet against them since most of them blow it anyways.


The worst part about betting against them is when there's a huge comeback involved. Then you're like "sh*t I already checked out, was cool with the loss, made peace with just having the money...now my favorite team is coming back and trying to take my money away. They're going to f*ck me over by winning. These f*ckers REALLY hate me. I mean, go team, but you couldn't pick a different week to start giving a f*ck?"
 
2013-02-05 01:21:42 PM

you are a puppet: Frozboz: you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB

Kaepernick wasn't a rookie.  2012 was his second year in the league, first as a starter.

He wasn't eligible for ROTY, but he was a rookie for experience purposes. A kid with a half season worth of starts lifetime shouldn't be projected to beat a veteran AFC champion team by that large a margin.


And yet he did his job.  The difference in the game was Jacoby Jones' kickoff return.  As far as what happened when the QBs were on the field, Kaepernick led his team to more points than Flacco did.
 
2013-02-05 01:27:29 PM

Dafatone: you are a puppet: Frozboz: you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB

Kaepernick wasn't a rookie.  2012 was his second year in the league, first as a starter.

He wasn't eligible for ROTY, but he was a rookie for experience purposes. A kid with a half season worth of starts lifetime shouldn't be projected to beat a veteran AFC champion team by that large a margin.

And yet he did his job.  The difference in the game was Jacoby Jones' kickoff return.  As far as what happened when the QBs were on the field, Kaepernick led his team to more points than Flacco did.


Do you think it was a wise move to have the 49ers favored by more than a field goal? Do you think QB experience is overrated in the Super Bowl?
 
2013-02-05 01:28:16 PM

Dafatone: The difference in the game was Jacoby Jones' kickoff return.  As far as what happened when the QBs were on the field, Kaepernick led his team to more points than Flacco did.


Kinda sorta maybe if you ignore extenuating circumstances.

I mean, the Ravens weren't trying to score on their final drive and there was no drive on the Jones return, so Flacco didn't have as many drives where he was trying to score. Plus the fake FG in chip-shot range...Flacco put his team in better positions to score than Kaepernick did.

/both were victimized by a fumble from their RB, so those are a wash
 
2013-02-05 01:34:04 PM
Doesn't $100M seem really low for the Super Bowl? I thought they took in a hell of a lot more than that. I guess people still use the neighborhood wise guys.
 
2013-02-05 01:59:08 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So were there any bets about (a) the power going out or (b) how long the game would take [in real time]?

If so, somebody may have cleaned up.


There were prop bets to how long Alicia Keys would take to sing the national anthem  (vegas put the over/under at 2:15), it actually was 2:36. But I haven't seen anything about actual game time length...
 
2013-02-05 02:11:39 PM
I did well on the game overall.

I had:

Pierce over 32.5 rushing yard
Moss under 2.5 receptions
D Walker over 1.5 receptions
Gore under 20.5 rush attempts
SF first team to score 30 pts

a lot of pros took a big hit on the safety. Every year the pros lay big prices against a safety hapening or OT by happening. my friend bet 9000 to win 1000 that there would not be a safety. He wasn't happy. He can afford it but he was visibly aggravated.
 
2013-02-05 02:14:56 PM

you are a puppet: Dafatone: you are a puppet: Frozboz: you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB

Kaepernick wasn't a rookie.  2012 was his second year in the league, first as a starter.

He wasn't eligible for ROTY, but he was a rookie for experience purposes. A kid with a half season worth of starts lifetime shouldn't be projected to beat a veteran AFC champion team by that large a margin.

And yet he did his job.  The difference in the game was Jacoby Jones' kickoff return.  As far as what happened when the QBs were on the field, Kaepernick led his team to more points than Flacco did.

Do you think it was a wise move to have the 49ers favored by more than a field goal? Do you think QB experience is overrated in the Super Bowl?


Probably not, and maybe a little bit overrated but not much.

A line of 2 or so points would have made more sense.
 
2013-02-05 02:18:04 PM

IAmRight: Dafatone: The difference in the game was Jacoby Jones' kickoff return.  As far as what happened when the QBs were on the field, Kaepernick led his team to more points than Flacco did.

Kinda sorta maybe if you ignore extenuating circumstances.

I mean, the Ravens weren't trying to score on their final drive and there was no drive on the Jones return, so Flacco didn't have as many drives where he was trying to score. Plus the fake FG in chip-shot range...Flacco put his team in better positions to score than Kaepernick did.

/both were victimized by a fumble from their RB, so those are a wash


Valid points.  Kaepernick's interception was bad, and Flacco did better in the red zone.

But the storylines seem to be that Flacco outplayed Kaepernick handily, which I don't think is true.  Flacco was great, but Kaepernick put up more passing yards on fewer pass attempts.  Plus 62 rushing yards.

Not that Kap had a better game, but if Ted Ginn somehow breaks free on that last kick return and the Niners win, the headlines wouldn't be all about Flacco playing much better than Kap.

I guess that's just how sports media works, though.
 
2013-02-05 02:30:06 PM

Dafatone: But the storylines seem to be that Flacco outplayed Kaepernick handily, which I don't think is true.


I don't think this is an actual storyline - people are using the cliches of "breakthrough for the guy who has been through the playoffs before" and "young buck wasn't completely ready yet, though he played admirably in defeat."

A lot of the Flacco praise is based on his entire postseason, where he did compile 1100 yards, 11 TD, and 0 INT. As the NFL continues to evolve toward the AFL aesthetic of "offenses should be expected to score on every possession," those INTs become more and more important.

Again, I only did this the one year I worked PR for an AFL team, but basically yardage has a negative correlation with winning (if at all - basically the team with more yards from their QB won about 48% of the time), and interceptions...the team with the QB that threw fewer INTs won about 70% of the time.

/and obviously some of those losses were losses where there were return TDs or fumbles or some other crap you can't count on
 
2013-02-05 02:46:01 PM

king of vegas: I did well on the game overall.

I had:

Pierce over 32.5 rushing yard
Moss under 2.5 receptions
D Walker over 1.5 receptions
Gore under 20.5 rush attempts
SF first team to score 30 pts

a lot of pros took a big hit on the safety. Every year the pros lay big prices against a safety hapening or OT by happening. my friend bet 9000 to win 1000 that there would not be a safety. He wasn't happy. He can afford it but he was visibly aggravated.


Theres actually people who make a living by gambling? That is pretty bad ass.
 
2013-02-05 03:02:43 PM

you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB and were what, 4 1/2 underdogs? I know it opened at 5. Can't believe people would bet the 49ers with that spread


The 49er's should have been underdogs cause of Akers.  I find it fitting that they lost by 3 (even if it wasn't actually his fault)
 
2013-02-05 03:53:01 PM

machoprogrammer: king of vegas: I did well on the game overall.

I had:

Pierce over 32.5 rushing yard
Moss under 2.5 receptions
D Walker over 1.5 receptions
Gore under 20.5 rush attempts
SF first team to score 30 pts

a lot of pros took a big hit on the safety. Every year the pros lay big prices against a safety hapening or OT by happening. my friend bet 9000 to win 1000 that there would not be a safety. He wasn't happy. He can afford it but he was visibly aggravated.

Theres actually people who make a living by gambling? That is pretty bad ass.


The options markets have been around for a very long time.
 
2013-02-05 05:37:08 PM

ShadowKamui: you are a puppet: I would've assumed most of that movies was on the Ravens because they were playing a rookie QB and were what, 4 1/2 underdogs? I know it opened at 5. Can't believe people would bet the 49ers with that spread

The 49er's should have been underdogs cause of Akers.  I find it fitting that they lost by 3 (even if it wasn't actually his fault)


A ridiculous proposition unsupported by anything we know about the value of kickers and game to game performances
 
2013-02-05 06:44:27 PM
Did someone shoot someone just to watch them die?

Bravo, sir ! You're my hero now.
 
2013-02-05 07:37:50 PM
Dawg47:

A ridiculous proposition unsupported by anything we know about the value of kickers and game to game performances

Akers has suck since his mid season injury and he shanked a few in the playoffs, and would have shanked one in the Super Bowl if it wasn't for him flopping to get the running into the kicker flag.
 
2013-02-05 08:06:03 PM

king of vegas: a lot of pros took a big hit on the safety. Every year the pros lay big prices against a safety hapening or OT by happening. my friend bet 9000 to win 1000 that there would not be a safety. He wasn't happy. He can afford it but he was visibly aggravated.


I lost a square to the safety (had SF9-Bal4) but got in on the Ravens to win SB before the AFC title game at 6-1 so the night was not a total loss.
 
2013-02-05 11:03:57 PM
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Oh so that's why this guy stayed in the game after shoving the ref with both hands. Because of betting.

Thanks assh*les. It used to be about the game, not about the spread. The under. The over. The number of times the cheerleaders jiggle before the end of the first half. The number of times the coach picks his nose.

Betting and organized crime ruin farking everything.
 
2013-02-06 02:41:08 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Oh so that's why this guy stayed in the game after shoving the ref with both hands. Because of betting.

Thanks assh*les. It used to be about the game, not about the spread. The under. The over. The number of times the cheerleaders jiggle before the end of the first half. The number of times the coach picks his nose.

Betting and organized crime ruin farking everything.


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2013-02-06 05:07:02 AM

Dafatone: Not that Kap had a better game, but if Ted Ginn somehow breaks free on that last kick return and the Niners win, the headlines wouldn't be all about Flacco playing much better than Kap.


Generally because headlines aren't written based on reality.

Case and point: there are people who claim to have watched that game, yet say Jacoby Jones deserved the MVP for two (albeit great) plays. Flacco had, as an example, Anquan Boldin of all people drop a pass that, if he'd been 6 inches further forward, would've lodged in his facemask ala Necessary Roughness and may have been another big play. Another was a PER-FECT pass to Smith down the sideline, and it would have been caught in the front corner of the endzone had not there been "incidental" contact/holding/PI that was not called on the 49ers (they let that penalty go all night, both ways). He really only "missed" a couple throws, and had a couple throws that amounted to throwaways.

He was as good as any QB has ever performed in the Super Bowl, and I'm not saying that because of the stats.

And, no, I don't expect him to do that again... playing that well, at least.
 
2013-02-06 05:21:36 AM

Dafatone: But the storylines seem to be that Flacco outplayed Kaepernick handily, which I don't think is true. Flacco was great, but Kaepernick put up more passing yards on fewer pass attempts.


If Kaepernick is as close to as poised as Flacco in that game, the 49ers put up 40-50 points and win the game easily, and then we can talk about how both QBs had great games; Kaep put up great numbers in a valiant comeback effort, but so what? That, and a dollar, gets a cheeseburger at McDonalds, and many players have put up a ton of yards when down by 3 touchdowns in the third quarter. He and Jim Harbaugh seemed to think too much instead of letting their natural abilities flow. Colin looked nervous/hesitant in many parts of the game (see a near interception thrown toward Moss, the actual interception thrown toward Moss which was a direct result of a guy who tried to do too much too quickly and overcome LaDerp James's fumble, etc) and late in the final drive when they went to try to throw it in the endzone (for some reason). But so did MANY OTHER 49ers players, for that matter. Heck, Kaep does exactly the same thing and were it not for a few boneheaded plays from others on the team, and the 49ers could win. That first Ravens TD was set up by a stupid penalty, after all... otherwise they'd have gone for a field goal, and who knows. And the first 49er drive stalled after that negated first down.

Really, I was not impressed by the Ravens defense (Flacco and the Ravens o-line are a different story), but I thought the 49ers shiat the bed way too many times, both on the field and on the sideline/in the box. CK doesn't need to worry about being able to get a ball to a spot or make a play with his legs, he needs to work on the timing of these things against a defense that was not as great as in the past. As we all saw in the 2nd half, San Francisco was EASILY moving when Kaep was on his game, but it simply didn't last or start early enough.
 
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