So if you were one of the thousands of people in Las Vegas last Sunday and you had all the sure bets covered and $100 burning a hole in your jeans, maybe you put that bill down on a 4,000-to-1 bet that the first score in Super Bowl 46 would be a safety.
That early score by the New York Giants when New England quarterback Tom Brady threw the ball away downfield in order to escape a sack in the end zone made the difference in an outstanding game, won by the Giants, 21-17.
That $100 bet in Vegas netted, gulp, $400,000 and made the owner of the sports book gasp in horror.
I watched the game with 200 or so eager fans in Club 7 at Seven Cedars Casino and it was a great party.
The patrons leaned more toward the Patriots in an unofficial poll or two prior to the game, but all were UW fans as guest Sonny Sixkiller got a huge round of applause when introduced.
Six and I were at a table loaded with Patriot fans and we enjoyed the beginning and the end. Tribal chair Ron Allen was at our table and a huge New England fan.
It was a great game, with a lot of angles. I thought the Pats were going to win when they scored after the Giants muffed a late first down because of a penalty, but Eli Manning pulled it out at the end and the Giants, who were 7-7 at one time, won six straight games to get the coveted trophy.
I tried to watch some of the commercials, but it was hard to keep track while in the big crowd, but the fan favorites seemed to be the Budweiser spot with the dog “Here we go” fetching beers for everyone and the “something.com” spot with the youngster in the pool having the urge to pee, exiting, finding no bathrooms open and winding up back in the pool with a big smile on his face.
Seattle Seahawk fans can walk proud. After all, one of those N.Y. defeats came from Seattle.
The basketball game last night in the Rick Kaps Gym decided the final West Central subdistrict entries from the Olympic League.
A huge crowd was on hand to watch Port Angeles and Sequim do battle. Now it’s on to the subdistrict where each team has two more games to decide placing into the district.
The P.A. girls might win a game in the district tourney while the Rider boys and Sequim boys seem able to win a game or even two in the big event.
Seattle and Oakland get a head start in spring training because both teams will interrupt training to play two AL West league games in Japan.
The M’s and A’s go to Japan for two exhibition games March 25-26, then play for real March 28-29.
Those games will start at 3:10 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. PST. Both will be on live Root Sports television and live on radio, but will be shown and heard on delay basis throughout the day.
Reach Scooter Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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