Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) Prop Bet: The David Tyree Catch Replay


Leading up to the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, we'll be taking a look at Super Bowl proposition betting, or more specifically, the funny or crazy Super Bowl 46 (XLVI) prop bets that you hear so much about. That includes props on the Super Bowl coin toss, Super Bowl halftime show (Madonna), the Super Bowl National Anthem (Kelly Clarkson), the Super Bowl Gatorade Shower dump and much more. Follow along on the Super Bowl sidebar to the right and follow us on twitter @stocklemonblog!

Ah, David Tyree. From unknown receiver to Super Bowl hero to known homophobe. What a transformation it has been since making a miraculous helmet-catch over the extended limbs of Rodney Harrison, helping the Giants defeat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII (42).

Of course, you know all that already, because by now you've seen the play 3 million times. Well, what's one more, eh?

The relevant 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) Prop reads:

How many times will David Tyree's 2008 Super Bowl catch be shown be shown on TV during the game?
Over 1 (-160)
Under 1 (+120)

We want to take the under here--we want to take it so badly. But we just can't. Even though we'd like to think the focus will be on the game, we can already see the replay of Tyree's miraculous catch being played once in the fourth quarter of a relatively close ballgame. With the Giants down and driving late in the fourth, there's no doubt you'll see the Tyree catch and a Super Bowl XLII (42) flashback.

We think there will only be one flashback sequence in which the play is shown, but here's where it gets tricky: they could show it at multiple angles.

In this case, you're better off betting the over and hoping they show it consecutively than you are betting the under and hoping for a push. Though at +120, Vegas is doing their job--tempting us on the dog.

Nevertheless, we have to stand in line with the rest of the public squares and bet over on this one, but know that we aren't happy about it. Which translates to: Unless you write a blog that focuses on Super Bowl Prop Bets and are forced to pick a side on this particular bet, stay away. You're better off betting on the coin toss for crying out loud.

What's that? We did that, too?

Oh.

Stay tuned for more ridiculous 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) props that we can't help but bet on. It's a disease, really. This is sickening.