Sunday, December 10, 2006

Las Vegas, Sports Book, 10:06 a.m., NFL Sunday: Plus, odds to win Super Bowl XLI

It wasn't exactly the smart money. There was the guy in the #89 Steve Smith jersey drinking a G&T, rubbing his potbelly and telling his buddy that Eli Manning was a loser. (Eli happened to throw for 172 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Panthers on this day.) And there was the fella, all dressed-up, a black Bible filled with yellow Post-It Notes on his lap as he looked over the morning lines, probably getting a little action down before church. A busty woman who looked like she had been up through the night, standing just outside the sports book, whispered on a cell phone, relaying the spreads to someone, presumably a boyfriend...the book was soon packed with sports gamblers, some people jawing with friends or no one in particular, others looking at the enormous television screens, listening intently to every inflection of Boomer Esiasion's words, studying Dan Marino's mannerisms, just hoping for a clue, confirming a hunch, information being calculated before making their way to the betting window.

What does Vegas think of your team at this point in the season? For odds to win Super Bowl XLI, click the image.


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