It might surprise you, dear reader, to learn that despite the amorous alliteration and magnetic mastery of metaphors displayed in my writing, I’m not quite the enchanting, irresistible Adonis you’re imagining.
More than $90 million was bet on last year’s Super Bowl, and you can expect to see similar figures this year. Beyond the typical spread and over/under for the game, that sum of money is helped along by a number of inane (yet, at times, highly amusing) “prop bets.
You might have gotten the hint, but just in case you didn’t, the biggest spectacle in American sports—the Super Bowl—is taking place on Sunday in New Orleans and features the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The hardcore fans who have been watching every week all season long likely know most of the other details.
The last time we gave the prediction game a go-around, it didn’t work out so well as only two of our staff members picked the Giants to beat the Tigers in the World Series, and none of us even came close to predicting a sweep.
Every year, the Super Bowl is a landmark American cultural event. It’s a corporate bonanza of multimillion-dollar commercials and grandiose halftime shows. The game itself unifies and divides cross-sections of American society based on the geography or perceived values embodied by the two teams and 106 players.
After all the adversity and tough losses, the Washington University football team hoped to end its season on a high note against the University of Chicago. A 23-7 win against the Maroons not only gave the Bears sole possession of the University Athletic Association championship but also allowed them to retain possession of the Founders Cup. Wash. U.
The Washington University football team was staring at a bleak 1-4 record halfway through the season, but coach Larry Kindbom remained confident in his team, and the Bears focused on improving each week, knowing they could still finish the season on a high note. On Saturday, Wash. U.’s focus and perseverance paid off against Case Western Reserve University.
Hoping to make their last home game of 2012 memorable, the Washington University football team brought the heat against Carnegie Mellon University this weekend, making the game into a physical showdown and holding a tight 9-3 lead early in the fourth quarter.
On head coach Larry Kindbom’s 60th birthday, the Washington University football team fought hard for 60 minutes, hoping to reward him with a win. With only a minute left in the fourth quarter and the score 18-13 in Wash. U.’s favor, the Bears’ defensive players knew that it was up to them to close the tight game against Denison University.
Hoping to build off of its success last week against Kenyon College, the Washington University football team went into Saturday’s game hungry and determined to defeat DePauw University.