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Super Bowl: Don’t Bet Against Tiger

Just got back from Tahoe after a week of R&R.
Hit the slopes at Heavenly Valley, where the resort was bathed in powder throughout the week, and I managed to hit the casinos. Hey, it was Super Bowl week and I thought I’d try one (OK, maybe more than one) of those stupid proposition bets.
While most of you will be pulling for the Patriots or Giants this afternoon, I’ll be pulling for kickers Stephen Gastkowski and Lawrence Tynes. I need one of them to kick a field goal longer than 46 yards. I took the over/under on a bet that combined Tiger Woods’ final-round score in the Dubai Open and the longest field goal kicked in today’s SB XLII. I reasoned that Woods would have the tournament locked up by Sunday and would cruise home with a 70 or so. Instead, he shoots a 65 to win Dubai by a stroke.The over/under on my bet is 110.5. So I need Gastkowski or Tynes to boot a field goal of at least 46 yards long to win.

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