The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas won more money on the Kansas City Chiefs’ upset of the New England Patriots on Thursday than the sportsbook won on any regular-season game last year.
“The way the NFL is today, the public just bets the Patriots every which way they can,” said Ed Salmons, assistant manager at the Westgate.
The Chiefs kicked off as 8-point road underdogs and beat the Patriots 42-27, ending massive amounts of parlay and teaser bets before they even made it to the weekend.
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Besides entertaining viewers, the real role of a game analyst is to be an on-air teacher, not a fortune-teller. I think Romo’s smart enough to realize this.
If he can show viewers how to anticipate plays from formations on the field, and the strategy behind them, then Romo could be on his way to a John Madden-like Hall of Fame broadcast career.
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