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The Official National Anthem Over/Under Thread

Are you betting the Over or Under for the 2009 National Anthem?

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Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
I know we already have an Official Props Thread, but I feel a wager of this caliber deserves its own thread. I can't find the posted Over/Under time because I am at work so if anyone can post it that'd be great. Lets dissect this from all angles...

I hear Jordan Sparks is doing the national anthem. A friend told me that since she is young and new to the music industry scene, should will be very nervous and will tend to get right through it without prolonging it. However, I feel that her being young might lead her to be more 'fancy', taking her time and maybe throwing in her own style. I remember when you have a Vet (like last year) they tend to go right through it wasting no time. The under won by a ton last year (unfortunately I know).

All thoughts, ideas and all that are greatly appreciated. This is the biggest National Anthem of the year guys, so lets cap this one right.
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
My friend told me that last year Billy Joel sang it in 1min 44sec and that the O/U this year is 1:42. If this is the case, I love the over. I can't confirm if these facts are accurate tho. However, last year Billy Joel flew and I can't for the life me envision a female artist singing any quicker than that.
 

Santacapper

Well-Known Member
Dixie Chicks in 2003 1:34



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Faith Hill in Super Bowl XXXIV 1:58



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Mariah Carey 2:01



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Beyonce 2:10



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Jewel XXIII 1:30



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Santacapper

Well-Known Member
make it as informed as possible BTR, lol

Didnt Kelly Clarkson do it one year? Whats the o/u record on past American Idol contestants in theiir anthem time.
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
The line on this years anthem (can't confirm and do not know which book)

How long will it take Jordin Sparks to sing the National anthem? Over 1:42 (-125) or under 1:42 (-115);
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
Great info Santa, so one way to look at based on this stuff is to ask whether she is more like Miriah Carey or Jewel?
 

Santacapper

Well-Known Member
Get the stop watch out


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Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
I think at this point I am leaning under although that is subject to change
 

Seabass

Well-Known Member
If shes fuckin 1:38 at the Suns game, she is going to soar over 1:42 easy.

BOOK IT

Now I just have to find a book to take my action.
 

potlicker

Member
While I think this is totally BS, my book has the under at 1:58. Do I bet this and turn off the TV and count my money????
 

Seabass

Well-Known Member
what book? At 1:58 I do like the under, although, I would not call it a lock by any means. Super Bowl has a serious seconds tax on it...
 

potlicker

Member
Wager Web - they actually have the over at 2:04, so anything in between they take it all. Plus either one is even money.
 

RambleOn

The Law of Winning
This is the most degenerate thread ever. Santa, your research is fucking hysterical.

I bet the under last year, and all my buddies were laughing their asses off when I won, easily.

I think OVER is the bet here at 1:42 and I will tell you why. After listening to that clip of her singing at the NBA stuff, you can tell she likes to add on notes. She holds some of those notes for a lot longer than most other people I have heard sing it - and that was 1:38. I think you can easily give her 3 more seconds during the big game. I am actually thinking of taking the over for a big bet - I really think it hits around 1:50.
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
This is the most degenerate thread ever. Santa, your research is fucking hysterical.

I bet the under last year, and all my buddies were laughing their asses off when I won, easily.

I think OVER is the bet here at 1:42 and I will tell you why. After listening to that clip of her singing at the NBA stuff, you can tell she likes to add on notes. She holds some of those notes for a lot longer than most other people I have heard sing it - and that was 1:38. I think you can easily give her 3 more seconds during the big game. I am actually thinking of taking the over for a big bet - I really think it hits around 1:50.
I am so honored, thank you. 2008 Cappy Award?? :tiphat:
 

Santacapper

Well-Known Member
I think OVER is the bet here at 1:42 and I will tell you why. After listening to that clip of her singing at the NBA stuff, you can tell she likes to add on notes. She holds some of those notes for a lot longer than most other people I have heard sing it - and that was 1:38. I think you can easily give her 3 more seconds during the big game. I am actually thinking of taking the over for a big bet - I really think it hits around 1:50.
very good point... bigger stage, bigger bravado, bigger notes...

we need a voice scout in there for sound checks... see how she's feeling etc
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
Can anyone see if 5dimes has posted their line for this yet, I know they said they would sometime on Friday
 

CollegeKingRex

CTG Regular
It starts on her first note
Amazing. This guy has been registered here for more than a year and his first post is to say the official ruling of the national anthem...

And honorable mention goes to potlicker, who has been here since April and his first TWO posts ever are in this thread.

Great fucking thread, Kramer...

And excellent breakdown fellas.

All good points made in here.

If you can find a place to go OVER 1:38 and UNDER 2:02... then I'd say you have a VERY good chance at a middle, and I'd even lay up to -125 on each side... worst case is you lose $5 for every $4 wagered but there's an even better chance you wind up winning both of them....

:cheers:
 

mogo

CTG Moderator
Staff member
i'm at work, but can somebody see if this prop is being offered at sportsbook.com???


thanks!
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
steed, why dont you be useful and check out what the actual bet for the wager is at 5dimes and sportsbook. thanks
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
Line at Bookmaker is
Over 1min 47 +130
Under 1min 47 -160

Thoughts?
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
Interesting little quote...
"My thing is that, if I continuously practice and sing it, I'll make myself nervous and I'll make myself forget the words, which I learned from experience," said Sparks, 18. "I'm just going to sing it through maybe once or twice and go do it."

As much as I want to bet over, I think I have to go under
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
OK who's singing it this year? Have to make this game interesting somehow
 

You E

Well-Known Member
I was laughing at the beginning now Im definitely asking my local for this and betting it, then hes gonna die laughing at me
 

bet 2 collect

Well-Known Member
At a dodgers game. ~1:56

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At the 2008 DNC. ~2:03

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She def is gonna add on some shit like she did in the 2nd video. Anything around 2:00 and i'm gonna take the over.
 

JumpOnBoard

CTG Partner
What did it land at last year?

Wow at this thread. Rexy's post had me laughing for twenty mins. And how in the world did i MISS this thread last year. What a bad beat.

Finally, Jordin Sparks rendition yesterday at the Cards game is the best I've ever heard.
 

Kramer

Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
At a dodgers game. ~1:56

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At the 2008 DNC. ~2:03

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She def is gonna add on some shit like she did in the 2nd video. Anything around 2:00 and i'm gonna take the over.

Wow, 2min is a long time. I am going to look to hit this early when the line comes up before they adjust it.
 

Marlo

Check out my DAD BOD
Yes, over did hit last year. Luckily for me I did a last minute change and played it. Unfortunately, that was the high point of the game for me.
Not from Boston, but it was also my only winning ticket from that day.
 

3rd & Long

Tom Brady is a douchebag
I hit this easily with Kathie Lee Gifford (SF/SD), went over by about 30 seconds if I remember correctly.

Damn degenerates. :36_11_6:
 

bersrker

Well-Known Member
I found it on one of my books (oddsmaker) early this week. It was at 1:45.5 -115, so I hit it for the $50 max they had. It's already up to -175. Another interesting one was "Number of aircraft to do flyover in pregame ceremonies." They had the O/U at 3.5. Looking at the videos of the anthem, I noticed it was rare to have less than 5, generally going with 6. The past couple of years, they've alternated between the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. Last year it was the Blue Angels, and this year it'll be the Thunderbirds. I have a hard time believing that the Thunderbirds are going to use only 3 planes for their flyover this year. That one's sitting at -280 now. Any other opportunities for easy money besides tails?
 

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