If you haven't heard (!), there's a little football game coming up this weekend.

On Sunday, at approximately 3:30 P.M. (Pacific) this Sunday (February 7th), Super Bowl LV (55) will kickoff at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The game pits defending AFC and 2020 NFL champion Kansas City Chief against the NFC champ Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are the first team to ever make it to the Super Bowl and play the game on their home field. That said, oddsmakers still have the Chiefs favored by 3 to 3.5 points. Meaning, if you were to place a wager on the Chiefs to win the game, they would have to win by four or more points for you to cash in.

If that is too confusing for you, there are plenty of other crazy things that you can place a bet on that do not require any knowledge of football whatsoever. These are called "Prop" bets (short for proposition).
Here are some of the crazier bets being offered for this year's game:
* Will the coin toss be heads or tails?
* How long will the National Anthem take to be sung: Over or Under 2:00 minutes?
* Will a player kneel down or raise a fist during the anthem?
* What color will CBS-TV analyst Tony Romo's tie be?
* How many songs will The Weekend perform during the halftime show?
*Will any kick hit the goalposts?
* What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team's coach?
* Who will the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP) thank first? This one might be my favorite. According to one betting site, the options for this one are: Teammates/Coach, Fans/City, God, Family/Family Member, Healthcare Workers, Owner, Field.

Whether you are a gambler like me or not, there should be something for virtually everyone this Sunday!

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Rock on and enjoy the game Sunday! m/ m/
Todd E. Lyons, Esquire

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