Tag Archives: NFL

How many people does it take to …

30 Jan

No, not screw in a light bulb. How many people does it take to flip a coin? In this photo from Super Bowl XLI, it looks like it takes about 218 people. We’re guessing with the recent economic crisis, though, the NFL has streamlined its coin-flipping department. So we’re going to set the over under at 15 (not including production crew). Leave your best guess below.

howmany.jpgAnd don’t forget to tell us about Big Ben and Jennifer Hudson.

Sing it, Jenny

29 Jan

If you ask us, Jennifer Hudson could sing the National Anthem for 15 minutes if she wants to. Heck, she could sing it all night if she desires. We think she has earned that right. But for the sake of argument, how long do you think she will serenade us for? Most sites are listing the over/under at 1:54. So rather than come up with an opinion of our own, we’ll do the same. 1:54, over or under? Leave your guess below.

hudson.jpgAnd don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Over/Under.

Look kids … Big Ben!

28 Jan

As we inch closer to Super Bowl XLIII, The Max will be asking for your daily input on some of the more interesting prop bets surrounding the big game. We’re calling the feature The Daily Over/Under. Our first bet revolves around Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger:

How many times will Al Michaels and John Madden annoy you by calling Roethlisberger “Big Ben”? We’re setting the over/under at six. Leave your best guess below.

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Say it isnt so

28 Jan

linbowl.jpgYou’ll need to be sitting down to hear this bad news. Go ahead, take a seat. We’ll wait a few seconds… Ok, now that you’re resting comfortably, we have some disappointing news to share with you: The Lingerie Bowl has been canceled this year!

Sorry to have to tell you this bit of information, but we thought you should hear it from us first (we know, we know… you probably already heard it somewhere else, but don’t ruin this for us).

To be honest, we’re shocked that the NFL hasn’t stepped in to save this historical event. Our only guess is that the economic crisis has hit the NFL harder than we thought. Thus, they’re probably financially handcuffed and can’t step in to make the save.

But have no fear, The Max is here to help. Here’s a list of things the NFL could cut in order to make room for the Lingerie Bowl in their budget:

  • Bruce Springsteen: We’re guessing The Boss is going to play the
    same songs he did a few weeks ago at the President Obama Inaguration
    Ball. Just go back and watch those.

  • The 3rd quarter: Really, how much actually happens in the 3rd quarter anyway? It usually takes teams a good five minutes to get back into the swing of things. We say cut your losses and eliminate the third quarter completely. Just follow the enormously-popular NHL template of 3 periods… they obviously know what they’re doing.
  • GoDaddy.com commercials: At this point, Candice Michelle is more plastic than actual woman. Please don’t make us watch that stupid dance again this year. (You’re gonna step in and tell us that the NFL actually makes money off these ads and that it doesn’t support our argument, aren’t you? Well, if you’re going to be logical about this whole thing, you should probably stop reading here.)
  • The first 12 hours of the pre-game show: Does it really need to be the entire day?
  • Instant replay: How about the officials just get the call right the first time? Is that so much to ask?
  • Fourth downs: By no means do we claim to be economic experts, but according to our calculations, the NFL could save the exact amount needed to save the Lingerie Bowl if they eliminated fourth downs completely. Aren’t these guys professionals? You would think if they were any good, they could pick up 10 yards within three attempts.

We welcome your comments on this. But again, if you’re going to be using logic to make any sort of argument, this post is not the place to do it.

Jake Delhomme: Worlds most unselfish man

11 Jan

What a guy that Jake Delhomme is! It was his birthday, yet Delhomme gave Arizona six incredible gifts — including five interceptions — and basically ushered the Cards into the NFC Championship game.

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Mets, Panthers headline 2009 Losers Conference

11 Jan

The New York Mets, synonymous with the term choke artists, finally have company to share their tear rags with — the Carolina Pathers. Following a six-turnover performance in Carolina’s 33-13 loss to the Cards, Jake Delhomme and the rest of the losers will join the Amazin’s at this year’s 2009 Loser’s Conference, where a bunch of failures congregate to cry about their latest letdowns.

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