The ‘Brady Miracle’ busts up bookmakers

first_img StumbleUpon Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship May 15, 2018 Submit Share A night of high drama, saw New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady carry his team from a 25-point deficit to Super Bowl LI glory this Sunday.In what many have called the greatest Super Bowl final of all time, ‘Touchdown Tommy’ stepped up his game to win his fifth Vince Lombardi trophy with US media crowning Brady the GOAT (greatest of all time).However, the stream of Brady tributes has not been shared by bookmakers who were stung by the Patriots victory.Speaking to the Las Vegas Journal, Nick Bogdanovich William Hill Vegas Sportsbook Director stated that ‘in-play had been the killer’, as Super Bowl LI went into overtime and punters backed the Patriots.By the start of the 4th quarter, some Vegas bookmakers would offer odds ranging between 15/18 –1 on a Patriots comeback giving punters a real underdog incentive.“Any time a real good team gets down in any sport, it’s always bad. And you magnify it on the Patriots in the Super Bowl. They had infinite opportunities to take them on the money line, to take a little to make a lot.”  Bogdanovich detailedWatching the Super Bowl action in the UK, Steve Baumohl, VP Trading at Redzonesports could not believe what he was witnessing.“Forget blowing the 28-3 lead, it was the last 4 minutes where this game was won and lost. After a truly outstanding 29 yard catch by Julio Jones on the 22 yard line, Atlanta would have had the game won if they just continued to run the ball, drain the clock and at worse kick a field goal. But Matt Ryan allowing himself to be sacked at the 38 yard line 2 plays later coupled with the flag on the next play, swung the momentum beyond all logic. ”“At halftime most of the UK market had New England at 9/4 to win the game, whilst had them at 11/4, a price we’d still stand behind now. But despite being on the wrong side of one of the greatest ever sporting comebacks, it was a sensational moment to witness and can only help elevate the appeal of the game even further in the UK.”“History will remember the Patriots comeback and the ‘Brady Miracle’, the scale of which will no doubt evoke memories of the miracle of Istanbul. But there’s no denying that the Falcons played a large hand in this result. “ Related Articles Argyll Entertainment – Bold Eagles save bookmakers from another Brady Super Bowl payout February 6, 2018 Philadelphia aims to halt Patriots for first Super Bowl triumph February 2, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Snowstorm plays havoc in Colorado

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The storm cut off power to 50,000 homes and businesses when power lines snapped and transformers failed, Xcel Energy spokesman Tom Henley said. “You could hear them popping,” said Tom Hartman, who was shoveling snow outside the Schlessman Family YMCA in Denver when the transformers began to crackle and die. Some 33,000 homes and businesses, mostly in the Denver area, were still without electricity late Monday. Dozens of schools closed or were opening late, including three in the Denver area that closed because of power failures. Two children were hospitalized with minor injuries after a school bus slid backward down a steep embankment south of Denver, Douglas County schools spokeswoman Carol Kaness said. DENVER – A powerful storm that dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Colorado knocked out power Monday to thousands of people, closed a major stretch of a major highway and triggered rock slides in the foothills. A 60-year-old Denver woman died after a tree limb snapped off and struck her, while an elderly man who got lost while snowshoeing was found safe after a night outdoors. Authorities said 150 miles of westbound Interstate 70 was closed from the Kansas line to Denver. The entire highway was closed for the 80 miles between Denver and Limon, where truck-stop parking lots were overflowing. More than 70 people were staying overnight in four Red Cross shelters opened for drivers stranded along I-70, spokesman Robert Thompson said. The unidentified 74-year-old man who got lost while snowshoeing with his son Sunday was found safe after a night outdoors in the foothills outside Denver. “He’s fine; he’s just cold,” Clear Creek County sheriff’s dispatcher Marty Writer said. Hundreds of flights were delayed at Denver International Airport as planes lined up to de-ice before takeoff, an airport spokesman said. At one point, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Denver- bound flights for 90 minutes. In southwestern Colorado, rain associated with the storm system was believed to have triggered two rock slides in San Miguel County, including one that shut down a lane of Colorado 145 near Telluride. No injuries were reported. Steady rain also caused two rock slides in Boulder Canyon northwest of Denver, forcing the closure of one lane of Colorado 119 and damaging a car. No one was hurt. The National Weather Service had predicted up to 4 feet of snow in the southern Colorado mountains, but some of the snow melted and the precipitation turned to rain, leaving an accumulation of about a foot. Snowfall amounts ranged from 20 inches in Breckenridge to 12 inches in Strasburg, about 20 miles east of Denver. Ski resorts, eager to open for the year, reported up to 24 inches of snow in the mountains west of Denver. El Paso County Search and Rescue was called to help drivers who got stuck on snowy county roads east of Colorado Springs. “We’ve got people out trying out the four-wheel-drive vehicles, and they’re finding out they don’t work very well,” spokesman Steve Sperry said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more