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

Angels’ Mike Trout says ‘I’m playing’ despite coronavirus concerns

first_imgANAHEIM — Three weeks and zero outbreaks after Mike Trout showed up for Angels camp with some reluctance about playing the season, he seems to have been significantly comforted that it’s safe to play.“It’s been good so far,” Trout said on Wednesday, just two days before Friday’s opener. “Obviously, since the last time we talked, I was up in the air about playing. Obviously, I’m playing. It’s been great so far.”Trout, whose wife is due to deliver the couple’s first child at the start of August, had reservations about playing amid the coronavirus when the spoke to the media July 3, the first day of camp.Since then, according to numbers provided by Major League Baseball, the positive coronavirus tests around the sport have been minimal. On Friday, MLB announced just six of 10,548 samples taken from players and staff members had come up positive. That involves multiple tests for each of the approximately 1,800 players in major-league camps. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “Realizing I’m having a child, it’s surreal,” Trout said. When I first started dating Jess, we talked about having kids, and now it’s happening. We’re very fortunate and blessed. I just can’t wait to be a dad. I’m sure I’ll ask my parents a lot of questions. I can’t even describe the emotions of it right now. Seeing Jess’ belly every night. Talking to (the baby) every night. It’s a different feeling. I can’t even explain it. It’s been great.”And does the baby respond?“He’s kicking and going crazy,” Trout said. “I can’t wait to meet him.”Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “I think the biggest concern the whole time was if there’s an outbreak,” Trout said. “There hasn’t been one yet. If there was, we would have to evaluate the situation and do what’s right for the family. But everything’s been great so far. I’ve been locked in on baseball.”Trout, who was in the lineup for Wednesday’s exhibition finale against the Padres, said he’s confident at the moment in baseball’s ability to get through the season with the protocols currently in place, but he said the players must remain committed to following the rules about safety.“I told the guys since Day One, all it takes is one guy to mess this up,” Trout said. “I was talking to a couple of the Dodgers guys yesterday – obviously six feet apart – and it’s gonna be really tough. You have to really have respect and be accountable, especially late in season. If you bring the virus into a clubhouse when you’re fighting for the playoffs, I can’t even imagine what that would be like.“Hopefully there’s no outbreak. Being at home and controlling the atmosphere is different from traveling to Houston right now, where it’s pretty bad.”While Trout is keeping an eye on the coronavirus numbers and also preparing for the season, he is also in the final countdown until he becomes a father. Trout said he isn’t sure yet of the plan for leaving the team and returning around the birth of the baby, as far as the health and safety protocols.The Angels host the Astros the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2, with an off day Aug. 3, and then a three-game series in Seattle.“I guess when the when the baby comes, we’ll figure it out,” he said. “They’ll be testing every day. I don’t know the requirements of do I have to quarantine or not? That’s a good question. I might want to ask Billy (Eppler) that.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more