Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Each Saturday, we’ll take the best -- and most clever -- odds collected by bodog.com for the upcoming week and give our take. This is important stuff, perhaps the most important post you’ll read all week. Because if you can’t lose money while watching a game in which you have absolutely no effect, what’s the point of watching sports at all?
Will a quarterback throw for 500 or more yards from Week 2 on in the 2011 regular season?
Let’s see, who is Tom Brady (517 yards last week) and the Patriots playing this week? The Chargers? Hmm, ok. Who are the Chargers cornerbacks? Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason? Hmm. Um, no. Nobody is going to throw for more than 500 yards this week. Not Brady. Not anybody. What about for the rest of the season? Probably, but I'd still go with the longshot and say no.
Will Peyton Manning play in a game in the 2011 regular or postseason?
I just don’t see it, because by the time Manning is ready to return (maybe in late December at best?), there’s no chance that Indianapolis will be in the running for a playoff spot. So, there will be no point to play him. Therefore, Colts owner Jim Irsay will forbid Manning from playing. And it will be the right call.
How many times will Michael Vick be shown in a Falcons uniform during the live broadcast of the Eagles/Falcons game Week 2?
Over 1½ (-150)
Under 1½ (+110)
When you count all the video highlights they’ll show and the still photos, it’s got to be at least five times, right? Go with the over.
Who will be the next team to sign David Garrard?
Indianapolis Colts 3/2
Cincinnati Bengals 5/2
Seattle Seahawks 5/1
Miami Dolphins 5/1
San Francisco 49ers 6/1
Oakland Raiders 7/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 15/2
New York Jets 10/1
There were reports this week that Garrard was approached by several teams and that he’s waiting to make a decision to whichever squad will be the best fit. Looking at the above teams, the only squad I see as a real possibility is the Seahawks. For one, they’ve got Tarvaris Jackson as the starter. For two, they’ve got Charlie Whitehurst as a backup. For three, coach Pete Carroll certainly isn’t afraid of turning over his roster. All those factors make Garrard an obvious choice to go to Seattle.
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