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Old 02-07-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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Your Super Bowl Bet

Now that Super Bowl XLV is history (GB beat the spread), how smart or dumb was your bet?


I bet my SIL that the loser had to cook whatever meal the winner requests. I lost. SIL suggests I start watching Iron Chef America. This is gonna cost me big.
Mine was dumb
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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I bet I would lose interest before the end of the first half, and I won.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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I bet a former co-worker who lives in Wisconsin (where I worked for 1 yr) that the Packers would win by 10, and that if I was right, he would pay me $50. That's it. lol He & I didn't talk about it, I just sent it to him in an email last night at half-time. Of course, the 6 point win was a little short, so I guess I'll get nothing. Not sure he'd have paid up if I'd been right. In fact, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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I had beer and macadamia nuts, and was sure I'd doze off, but I watched the whole thing, live. That has never happened.

It just looked so good on our 42" LCD HDTV, and the commercials were funny. There's a lot to be said for bright colors and shiny objects.

Anyone else notice that the cable cam shots at the start of each kickoff look exactly like a video game?
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I made no wagers, but I got some smiles for wearing my Jets shirt.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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I bet the emotions that I wear on my sleeve and lost.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Pack and their fans on winning the Super Bowl.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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AS far as cash bets against the spread, IMO there were no good ones going into this game. Even The over/under didn't scream mistake.

Excellent game, and I made chile colorado which I have been making for about 25 years straight for this occasion. We had the party at a son's place, as my place is pretty small for my grandaughter to run around for 5 hours, which is generally how she lives these days.

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I wonder if there was a line on the national anthem being sung wrong.
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I wonder if there was a line on the national anthem being sung wrong.
That one would be a mortal lock for the "yes".

Everytime one of these morons sings Star I am ashamed to be a part of a nation with such degraded culture.

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What's a Super Bowl?
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Opinions vary, but I'm partial to the heavy gauge stainless steel variety.
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An eternally self-cleaning toilet, I think.
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Nobody here mentioned the half time show......except for the lit up field of dancers. I thought that was kinda cool.

This critique of the half time is pretty funny.
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I'm glad I didn't bet during the road to the superbowl and the superbowl as I would have been wrong several times. I'll just stick to watching the games!
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Nobody here mentioned the half time show......except for the lit up field of dancers. I thought that was kinda cool.

This critique of the half time is pretty funny.
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Other than the lighting errors, horrible audio, worse camera angles, and uninspired guitar playing by Slash, it was the best Super Bowl Halftime show I've seen this year.
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Rooted for the Packers and much to my great surprise they won. Go figure? But I assumed they would lose. Glad I didn't bet.

I didn't even watch the Half-Time, since I really do not like the Black Eyed Peas at all...and I mean at all.
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I´m not reading any comments on Cristina Aguilera´s rendition of your hymn
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I´m not reading any comments on Cristina Aguilera´s rendition of your hymn
See posts #8 & 9 above...
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