Players who make it to the Super Bowl can expect a super-sized paycheck. The winning players—either the San Francisco 49ers or Baltimore Ravens—in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2013, will each receive a massive bonus to the tune of $88,000, while each member of the losing team will earn $44,000. How does that compare to Super Bowls of the past? Here's a look at the winners' and losers' share from every Super Bowl.
We weren't big fans of Hansel & Gretel growing up, but now that they're turning it into the arse-kicking movie, "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," featuring the super sexy Gemma Arteron, we're totally and completely on board. To celebrate the movie hitting theaters on Friday, we give you a look at the beautiful co-star of the movie: Gemma Arterton. You might remember the British actress from other movies such as "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Clash of the Titans."
Sure, we all understand football betting odds, and how to make our favorite tailgating treat, but understanding the Big Game's relationship to Wall Street is a bit hard to grasp, at best. And yes, we think it's a giant coincidence. Still, here's the basic gist: The Super Bowl indicator holds that a victory by an NFC team or an original (pre-1970 merger) NFL team—the Browns, Colts, and Steelers—point to a bullish market the following year. An AFC victory signals a bearish drop in the market. The Super Bowl Theory has been an accurate indicator 37 times out of the past 46 times. Those are pretty good odds.
The 2012 NFL regular season has finally come to an end and the playoffs are underway. This seems like as good a time as any to reflect on some of the awesome NFL records and milestones that took place in 2012. Here they are, broken up by team.
At a Dick's Sporting Goods in New York someone decided to have some fun with the Jets in this store display. As you can see, Tim Tebow is riding the bench. And, of course, we're pretty sure Mark Sanchez has fumbled the football.
After a tragic car accident orphaned three children, the Houston Texans J.J. Watt entered their lives. Rick Reilly looks at Watt's incredible friendship with the kids and how they have influenced each other. Try not to cry. We dare you.
If you want a change from playing online casino games then just about the best way to beat the bookmaker and make some real cash is applying your skills to sports betting.
The best ways to profit from gambling are poker and sports betting. Some people claim that there is so much skill involved in poker that it really isn’t gambling at all, and if you look at the consistency with which top poker players keep the millions flowing in it is hard to disagree. But the same argument applies to sports betting. There are plenty of professional sports betters, but professional roulette players and blackjack players (excluding the card counters) are few and far between.
There are two ways to beat the bookmaker:
One is to use the leverage provided by arbitrage. That is playing off the different odds that are offered by different bookmakers on the same event to create a situation whereby you are bound to win no matter what the result. Arbitrage bets generally involve many different bets with many different bookmakers and can become highly complex. There are some (fee paying) websites that search for arbitrage opportunities for their members. Arbitrage is never fool-proof and there are risks involved, but it is possible to make some steady money using it.
The other is to increase your knowledge so that you better at evaluating odds than the bookmaker. You don’t have to be better all the time; you just need to be better more often than you are not. The objective is to identify value bets. Those are bets in which you have a greater edge than the bookmaker. There are opportunities for value bets all the time; it is just a matter of identifying them.
You will need to invest some effort. Pick a sport that you know a lot about and study it in depth including all the factors involved. It is not unusual for some last minute changes to affect the true odds, for instance an injury could mean a key player misses a match. You need to be on the ball and get in a value bet before the bookmakers react. Do this regularly and before no time you will be winning on a regular basis.
Or you could just stop and enjoy the football. A lighter option of gambling would also be to just play casino games – sites like http://www.gamingclub.com/nz/ offer even football themes slots games, and what more could you ask for? You can also win good money from your casino gaming.
There was a magical and bizarre time we like to call the '80s and '90s. It was a time when nothing was too outlandish, cheesy or over the top if you were a famous athlete.... especially if you were a famous athlete. Don't believe us? Check out these amazing posters we remember from our childhood. Honestly, we thought we'd dreamt these. To our surprise, we were wrong.