1. Sometimes, Super Bowl props can be hazardous to your bankroll
Hey, he's grizzled; he'll probably win it anyway even if the Cardinals lose by double digits.
2. Parlaying every game money line for the Cardinals would have paid 105-1 on them to win the Super Bowl.
What's the payout on your futures ticket?
3. Vegas books are scared of baseball futures bettors
Here was a typical conversation from my latest excursion:
Me: "Number XXXX"
Ticket writer: "For how much?"
Me: "Can I bet $5000?"
Ticket writer: "Sure, that shouldn't be a problem. Key!"
Me: (giddy with possibilities)
(Manager walks over, looks at bet request, does double take, picks up phone)
Manager: (Frantically speaks with superiors) "We can approve $500"