There is only one reason why eight million bowl games are played on TV: Betting. And last night saw one of the all-time surreal betting turnarounds in history. Duke was a 9 to 10-point underdog against Cincinnati in the prestigious Belk Bowl The game was tied with 49 seconds left. Cincinnati ended up winning -- and covering!. That left both bettors and players (such as Cincinnati linebacker Greg Blair
(above) with smiles and
we who bet the Blue Devils with tears. Here's the full recap
on how Duke cost
us some money.
Bovada.lv has posted some intriguing prop bets for Week 17 in the NFL. Here are a few:
Will Adrian Peterson
rush for 2,000 or more yards for the season? (Peterson needs 102 yards to get to 2,000.)
Will Calvin Johnson
record 2,000 or more receiving yards for the season? Johnson needs 108 yards to get to 2,000 yards receiving.)
Will J.J. Watt
break the NFL single season sack record of 22.5? Watt needs 2.5 sacks to break the record.)
Will Russell Wilson
break Peyton Manning
's single season record of 26 TD passes by a rookie? Wilson needs one TD pass to tie the record and two to break the record.)
Who will win the 2012 NFL regular season MVP?
Peyton Manning: 1/2
Adrian Peterson: 3/2
Even in the offseason, Alex Rodriguez
is good for some follies. (Sorry, A-Rod, but there isn't one person in the universe who would ever call you "Captain" despite your wishes.)
Miranda Kerr :: Getty Images
Supermodel Miranda Kerr is constantly working, which means we have a new photo gallery
for your enjoyment.
With one week left in the season, the 60-inch TV from Toshiba is still up for grabs. The current standings
have "charliechan" and "ltiman" tied with 146 wins. "Packey and "Dalefty12" are one game behind with 145 wins.
Today's P.M. Hot Clicks will be the last edition I write in 2012. Therefore, I'd like to make it an all-reader submission/mailbag, which means I need you to e-mail me questions, comments requests. Use the form at the bottom of this page or just e-mail at Jimmy_Traina@simail.com.
Here are the top 10 athletes tweets of 2012 put to song.