In the past our bettors have correctly predicted the outcome of television shows like American Idol, as well as world events including the Papal conclave and Presidential elections. If the betting trend continues, it could mean the end of the line for Uncle Junior or Christopher, who both have several risk factors making them vulnerable to being killed-off.
While buzzer beaters and upsets grab the headlines, what really captivates millions is their vested interest in office pools, rather than the performance of their favorite team or alma mater. For every person who enters an office pool, there's a good chance you will find another placing a bet on the tournament games over the Internet.
With over two thirds of all wagers placed on Woods winning at least three majors this year, it's clear that bettors don't put anything out of Tiger's reach. Although he'll certainly be a clear favorite in each leg of the Grand Slam, both history and the odds are against Tiger Woods achieving golf immortality by capturing all four majors this year for a Tiger Slam.
Although he's 41 years old and approaching the twilight of his career, Barry Bonds is still the most dominant offensive player in the game today. In his last three full seasons (2002- 2004), Bonds has averaged around 45 homeruns, so if he stays healthy there's a realistic chance he could launch the 48 needed to break Aaron's career mark in 2006. Even if he finishes the season just short of the most sacred record in baseball, Bonds has indicated his health will dictate whether he returns for a 22nd big league season in 2007.
When people talk about Super Bowl dynasties they mention the 1970's Steelers, 1980's 49ers, 1990's Cowboys and the current New England Patriots, but nobody has dominated the Super Bowl like Anheuser-Busch. In recent years, Budweiser has been the MVP of Super Bowl advertising -- making another company the favorite to win the Ad Meter poll was never an option.