Discount Double Choke

Fat Guy Corner



Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., has two teams ready to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The New England Patriots, winners of the AFC, and the Seattle Seahawks of the NFC will bash heads.

The odds makers made the Seahawks a three-point favorite to open up the wagering. However, the odds makers now have the game at even. That means you just have to pick the winner to win your money.

I want all of you readers to pay super attention to my article next week as I break down the Super Bowl and release another Super Bowl winner.

I have picked 11 of the last 12 winners, with the only loss being the Baltimore and San Francisco Super Bowl a couple of years ago. The best part is, I am also 10-2 against the spread in the last 12 Super Bowls. The beautiful thing is that there will be no spread in this Super Bowl. I just need to pick the right team! Stay tuned if you want to make a wager on the Super Bowl as I will give you the winner once again!

Packing it in

The Green Bay Packers had a Double Discount Choke last week in Seattle. Sorry, just poking a little fun at Aaron Rodgers there. Green Bay’s lead in the last four minutes disappeared faster than a dozen donuts at the Fat Guy’s breakfast table.

I hate using the word choke in sports because it’s not always the case and it’s overused a lot in sports.

The word applies to the Packers here, though. The Packers dominated and the Seahawks played the worst game possible and yet still won. Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seahawks, stunk worse than a month’s worth of backed up sewage in 100-degree heat! He was terrible!

I will end it with this statement. Green Bay Packers’ fans now know the feeling of being a Detroit Lions’ fan! Lions fans, have we ever seen the Lions lose games like that? Yes, we have!

The AFC champions had no trouble disposing of the Indianapolis Colts. I will say inflated or deflated footballs did not make the difference. The Indianapolis Colts were over matched and were blown out by a better football team. The question I raise? How the heck did Indianapolis defeat the Denver Broncos? It’s a sure head-scratch moment for me. Tom Brady will be in his sixth Super Bowl. He won his first three and has lost his last two.

What will this one bring Tom Brady? Does the Fat Guy pick Seattle or New England? Next week’s article will reveal the selection.

Mark the date

December 22 will always be remembered by Detroit Pistons fans. This is the day Josh Smith was released and watching Pistons basketball became enjoyable again.

The word enjoyable is because the Pistons started winning basketball games. The Pistons were a lousy 5-23 with Smith and now have gone 11-3. I have watched more Pistons basketball in the last two weeks than I thought I would for the entire season. Let’s give Stan “The Man” Van Gundy some credit for the bold move. I say hoops at the Palace has returned some excitement.

Wheeled Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are playing some tremendous hockey right now. Jimmy Howard goes down and Petr Mrazek steps in and plays like a first-string goalie. However, he was pulled Sunday night after letting in three goals against the Buffalo Sabres. Tom McCollum took over and the Red Wings came back and won. The play of Nyquist, Tatar, Abdelkader, and Sheahan have been outstanding. The ice time from last season has really paid off for the Red Wings.

Short cakes: The Max Scherzer saga is over and his stay in Detroit is over. He will reunite in Washington with ex-Tiger Doug Fister. He will be missed but time to move on from him.

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