This Cris Collinsworth prop bet is why gambling is the most fun thing ever
On Tuesday I gave you my eight favorite NFL prop bets for the upcoming season, which, like every bet I've ever made and eventually lost in soul-crushing fashion, I still feel really good about! I just wish I had waited two more days to give you my nine favorite prop bets, the last of which involves Cris Collinsworth, because it is the LOCK of all LOCKS.
This bet comes from SportsBetting.ag, which released a host of creative and fun props ahead of NFL opening night, which features a matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. The game will be on NBC, with Collinsworth and partner Al Michaels on the call, and you can bet on whether or not Collinsworth will do his now famous "slide in," because of course you can.
Being able to wager on something so stupid is why gambling is the best thing ever. The best part? Betting "YES" that Collinsworth will slide in is the underdog at +200 odds, while "NO" is a -300 favorite. Huh?
Collinsworth's move has become so popular on social media that he's very much in on the joke now, and he even stunned Twitter last December when he ... GASP ... slid in from the left instead of the right:
Whichever side he comes from, the slide is still a slide, and either direction would cash that +200 ticket. For "NO" to be such a heavy favorite should tell you somebody knows something we don't, but I think the world would stop spinning if Collinsworth didn't slide in on Thursday. How could he not, he does it every time!
Like I said, the lock of all locks. Collinsworth wouldn't dare stop now, and if he does I fully expect the internet to #cancel him.
Collinsworth's electric slide is not the only great prop bet from Sportsbetting.ag. Here's a few more of our favorites and the odds. Good luck to all on this glorious occasion that is NFL Opening Day.
Will Bears kicker miss a field goal in Week 1?
How many pass interference coaches' challenges will there be Week 1?
First quarterback to be benched during 2019 season (non-injury related)
Eli Manning +200
Ryan Fitzpatrick +300
Case Keenum +400
Jameis Winston +500
Jacoby Brissett +750
Jimmy Garoppolo +750
Marcus Mariota +1000
Derek Carr +1400
Joe Flacco +1400
Which quarterback will win more games? (must start game)
Kyler Murray -300
Daniel Jones +200
Dwayne Haskins +500
Will Rob Gronkowski play for the Patriots during 2019 season?
Which week will Rob Gronkowski play for the Patriots? (must return for action)
Weeks 1-4 (+500)
Weeks 5-8 (+400)
Weeks 9-12 (+250)
Weeks 13-17 (+300)
Will Philip Rivers announce pregnancy of 10th child by Feb. 2, 2020?
Will Patrick Chung be found guilty of cocaine possession at Nov. 8 trial? (verdict must occur by 12/31/19 for action)
Will Carli Lloyd tryout for an NFL team during regular season?
Next player on Week 1 active roster to retire?
Eli Manning +150
Josh McCown +200
Julius Peppers +300
Adam Vinatieri +300
Drew Brees +500
Tom Brady +800