Finance Fox Weekend Recap – Las Vegas Super Bowl Edition!

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This being the Super Bowl weekend, I think the second best place to watch the game is in Las Vegas. First being in New Orleans, but Vegas has an upper edge when it comes to gambling.

One of my my favorite things about the Super Bowl is the ability to bet on just about anything to do with the game, and a whole lot of stuff that has nothing to do with it. And being in Vegas makes it that much easier.

Bodog recently provided a lengthy list of popular prop bets. Some of the more interesting ones that caught my eye are as follows:

National Anthem  – You can bet on how long it will take Alicia Keys to sing the anthem (the over/under is currently 2:10), where she will be booed, forget a word or add a word.

Half Time Related – What color top will Beyonce wear at the beginning of the performance? Will here hair be curly, crimped or straight?

Game Related – Who’ll score the first touch down? Over/Under (currently sits at SF -3.5) and any other your can imagine.

End of Game – How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh? and If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room how many times will he mention “God/Lord.”

My Prediction

I certainly find the hype/entertainment factor much grater this year than last year’s Super Bowl. That being said, even though my team (Tampe Bay Buccaneers) didn’t even make the playoff, I’m going with Baltimore Ravens as a straight up win. The over/under is hard to predict, and I won’t get into why the Ravens, but I’d like to see Ray Lewis retire on a high.

Who do you got for Super Bowl 2013?

Money Related Reading

Passive Cleaning Income – I think a really admirable business practice is to give money back as quickly as you take it. Here’s a good post on a good business practice of giving money back as quickly as taking it.

My Own Advisor – Not being a pro about disability insurance, I cam across Mark’s post on disability insurance and why it might be something worth considering.

Club Thrifty – As someone who’d love to get a dog one day, the story about Pablo the dog was quite touching.

Eyes on the Dollar – As a reformed spender, I embraced and connected to Kim’s post on budgeting and the importance of it.

Canadian Budget Binder – You are responsible for your money and investments and you will be the one living with the consequences of your investing decisions. That’s why it’s important to understand financial advisors, what they do and don’t do.

Sweating The Big Stuff – In 2010, the average honey moon cost $4,600 – something I didn’t know. Keeping that in mind, here’s a real life cost breakdown of a honeymoon.

Debt Roundup – With the festive season behind us, many families all over the country are in a worse financial position than when they started. Here’s a very good post on the reality of family debt and how to manage your way out of debt.

Prairie Eco Thrifter – You never know when an emergency will arise, so it’s best to be prepared for an emergency before it happens.

L Bee and the Money Tree – Ever think about house guest rules? There are of course the rules nearly everyone follows when guest is in town. So, who pays for dinner?

Thanks for stopping by for this edition of Finance Fox’s weekend recap.

Have a safe Super Bowl weekend. I’ll be spending mine following my bets closely at a local Vegas Super Bowl party.



  1. Thanks for the mention Eddie. I don’t have a favorite team in this years game, so either way I will be happy. I think it would be cool to see the Ravens win as they have a great defense. I would also like to see Kaepernick succeed.
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  2. As a 49ers fan I have to root for my team! I also think they have an advantage. I hope I don’t have to sweat it out the whole game like I did with the Falcons though. This is one of the few years I want to see them get on top early and a non competitive superbowl would be fine with me.
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  3. Thanks for the mention Eddie! Have a great time in Vegas! Wish we were there with you…or in New Orleans. Either place would be hopping this weekend.
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  4. Sounds like you are living it up in Vegas. I’ve never been there before so I don’t really know what I’m missing out on except for casinos and flashy lights lol. I’m just learning about American Football so hopefully I gain a bit more understanding of the game tomorrow. Thanks for the mention Eddie, and have a good one! Cheers
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  5. I love prop bets, since I have no horse in the race, most of my time will be negotiating bets with my friends. Once a year, I can convince them to make ridiculous bets with me about what the next commercial will be, along with what you mentioned above. I have the over on the national anthem, they’re saying it will be epic haha
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  6. The 49ers are clearly going to win!

  7. I like the 49ers. I predict 27-24 win. Should be a great game!

    Thanks for the mention!

    BTW – definitely curly hair for Beyonce ;)
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  8. The one about Beyonce’s hair is hilarious. If there was one for Jay-Z’s hair, I’d take that. Not like he has tons of options outside of a wig. Thanks for the mention. Have fun in Vegas.
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