On the field, where Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to an upset victory, the Super Bowl featured a surprising finish. At Nevada sports books, the results were more predictable.
It had to be the shoes. The hat too. With the New Orleans Saints trailing the Indianapolis Colts 17-13 in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIV, Anthony Trepagnier Jr., claimed he was the victim of a self-inflicted wardrobe malfunction. He went into the bedroom of his Las Vegas home on what is appropriately named Making Memories Place and changed into his black Saints shoes and donned a different Saints hat. When he returned, Drew Brees was leading the Saints on a scoring drive.
Instead of seeing more magic from Peyton Manning, we watched as the Super Bowl took a surprising twist. It was a fall from grace for the NFL’s favorite quarterback.
No event in sports is preceded by more hype than the Super Bowl. Some years, the buildup leads to a big letdown and a blowout. Early in the morning, I’m sensing this game will be a good one.
The two-week Super Bowl hype-fest mercifully has come to an end. The top two seeds, the Indianapolis Colts from the AFC and New Orleans Saints from the NFC, will settle the issue today in Miami.
THREE REASONS TO LIKE THE COLTS (-5) OVER THE SAINTS
The end of a long NFL season is prime time for value shoppers at Las Vegas sports books. Some of the year’s best betting opportunities can be found by sifting through the hundreds of Super Bowl propositions offered by the books.
DREW BREES TO PASS FOR MORE YARDS IN THE SECOND HALF THAN FIRST
Time: 3:25 p.m. Line: Colts -5 Total: 561/2
Tony Milazzo is watching his 35th Super Bowl in Las Vegas, but this year is a little special. The Baton Rouge, La., resident is part of a group of 20 southern Louisiana residents who plan to cheer on their home-state New Orleans Saints during a viewing party at the Riviera.