Super Bowl 2018: Betting Props & MVP Odds Have QB’s on Top

Super Bowl LII between the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles and AFC champion New England Patriots is February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The night before, the NFL Awards show is held at the University of Minnesota, and it’s expected that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will win his third NFL MVP award.

And on the Super Bowl LII MVP odds, it’s absolutely no surprise that Brady is a heavy -125 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com to win a fifth award from that game. His four already are a record. Brady’s five Super Bowl rings also are the most ever for a quarterback, and the only victory in which he wasn’t named MVP was XXXIX when the Patriots beat, ironically enough, the Eagles 24-21.

Brady had a solid game that day, throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns, but the award went to receiver Deion Branch, who caught 11 passes for 133 yards.

Quarterbacks almost always win the regular-season MVP Award these days, and they generally take Super Bowl honors as well – they have done so 28 times. There have been 51 Super Bowls, so you do the math. Last year in the big comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons, Brady set Super Bowl records in completions (43), attempts (62) and yards (466) in winning his fourth, breaking a tie for most MVPs with his boyhood idol Joe Montana.

Brady’s quarterback counterpart is Nick Foles, who only took over as the Philadelphia starter when Carson Wentz was lost to a season-ending torn ACL in Week 14. Foles is the +325 second-favorite. He would certainly be one of the more unlikely winners, at least in comparison to regular season production.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is the only other player below +1800 as he’s +850 on the Super Bowl MVP odds. Gronk suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship Game but is expected to be ready for Super Sunday. No question he’s Brady’s top target, but if Gronk puts up big numbers that means Brady has, too, so then Brady might win MVP again. No tight end has ever won Super Bowl MVP.

Gronk’s Eagles counterpart Zach Ertz is at +1800. Ertz was on pace for better regular-season numbers than Gronkowski, but he missed two games with injury and hasn’t been quite as productive with Foles as with Wentz.

The top defensive player on the board is Eagles Pro Bowl tackle Fletcher Cox at +4000. Just one defensive tackle has won the award, the Dallas Cowboys’ Randy White, who shared XII honors with defensive end Harvey Martin, the only winner at his position.

No placekicker, punter or offensive lineman has won Super Bowl MVP. Both placekickers in this game, Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott and New England’s Stephen Gostkowski, are +5000.

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John Mayor drives EVERYONE nuts!

Ahhh, shit, Mayor’s helmet is strapped on too tight ….again!
I thought some sports guy like me made a comment, preferably an Eagles fan , so I could’ve grounded him with reality.
Still a very informative and interesting read anyways.
Go Patriots!

JOHN MAYOR

INFORMATION itself, our INTERPRETATION OF INFORMATION, our ABILITY TO INTERPRET INFORMATION, AND THE LACKS THEREOF, are A-L-L one of two things:… either inherently PATHIC, or inherently HUGIÉS!… and so, and thus, necessitating the subsuming of Education’s Model within and withunder the HEALTH MODEL; resultantly, ALGORITHMS themselves, our INTERPRETATION OF ALGORITHMS, OUR ABILITY TO INTERPRET ALGORITHMS, AND THE LACKS THEREOF, are– as well!– A-L-L one of two things:… either inherently PATHIC, or inherently HUGIÉS!… and so, and thus, necessitating the subsuming of Computing’s Model within and withunder the HEALTH MODEL; resultantly, MATHEMATIC INFORMATION itself, our INTERPRETATION OF MATHEMATIC INFORMATION, our ABILITY TO INTERPRET MATHEMATIC INFORMATION, AND THE LACKS THEREOF, are– as well!– A-L-L one of two things:… either inherently PATHIC, or inherently HUGIÉS!… and therefore, and finally, necessitating the subsuming of Mathematics’ Model within and withunder the HEALTH MODEL! – JOHN MAYOR
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Re non S.P.E.C.T-based Psychiatry…
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In light of the importance of a principle in Quantum Mechanics known as the Uncertainty Principle, it will eventually be revealed that S.Q.U.I.D. Technoma (i.e., Superconducting Quantum Interference Device technoma) is more efficient and effective than Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (i.e., S.P.E.C.T.) in med(icly) imaging the brain’s “Cognitive Psychophysiougiéology” and its “Cognitive Psychophysiopathology”… and due to the need to be W-H-O-L-L-Y N-O-N-I-N-V-A-S-I-V-E re the measurement/ diagnosis of the brain’s “Cognitve Psychphysiohugiésis” and “Cognitve Psychphysiopathosis”… and specifically with regard the brain’s Quantum Biology (note the dialogue at 45:05 within the second URL above!)! And further, in light of the importance of the findings by the late Dr. John Lorber, the current emphasis with regard to research into the Frontal Cortex, will have to be reevaluated!…
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The most advantageous area in brain research today (and pertaining, specifically, to investigations into the brain’s PRIMARY CONTROL MECHANISMS, AND FUNCTION!), is the research juncture between the investigation of the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex of the Ventrolateral Frontal Cortex (see doctors Franz-Xaver Neubert, Matthew Rushworth, and Rogier B. Mars, of Oxford University… and the research findings behind the search engine search result, titled, “Scientists Appear To Have Located the Conscience”, at,
h-t-t-p://timesofindia(dot)indiatimes(dot)com/home/science/Scientists-appear-to-have-located-the-conscience/articleshow/29632772.cms), and the work of the late Dr. John Lorber, of Sheffield University, involving what I’ve labeled, “Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic Subjects (the latter subjects, reported in Lorber’s paper, ‘Is Your Brain Really Necessary?’)”! And inasmuch, as, I-T M-U-S-T B-E R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D how “Cognitively Mature” Hydrocephalic Subjects are capable of exhibiting NORMAL COGNITIVE CONTROL, W-I-T-H-O-U-T T-H-E P-R-E-S-E-N-C-E of what doctors Franz-Xaver Neubert, Matthew Rushworth and Rogier B. Mars have identified as (what I’ve labeled as!) the “Throne of Conscienceness”: the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex, of the Ventrolateral Frontal Cortex! In other words, if the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex is, indeed, the “Throne of Conscienceness (though, otherwise labeled!)” in the view of the aforementioned researchers at Oxford University, then I-T M-U-S-T B-E R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D how Lorber’s Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic Subjects (yea!… any such persons existing/ extant today!)… AND, THAT/ WHICH DO NOT POSSESS EVIDENCE OF HAVING A LATERAL FRONTAL POLE PREFRONTAL CORTEX!… have been able to demonstrate– and are, today, able to demonstrate!– N-O-R-M-A-L C-O-G-N-I-T-I-V-E C-O-N-T-R-O-L! And… the only T-R-U-L-Y N-O-N-I-N-V-A-S-I-V-E technoma that/ which can provide sufficient “quantum specificity” associated with this yet to be elaborated COGNITIVE CONTROL MECHANISM within “Cognitively Mature” hydrocephalic subjects– specifically!– is a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (or S.Q.U.I.D.!… and due– primarily!– to the requirement to adhere to the Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics, in one’s measurement of Quantum Phenomena associated with the “Quantum Biologic Epiphenomenon” linked to Cognition!)!… and applied to what is known as the P300 Complex (the P300 Complex… and coupled with approximately a millimeter of neural tissue lining the inside of the skulls of Lorber’s– and similar– hydrocephalic subjects… the only available cognitive substrates within such Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic subjects! The S.Q.U.I.D.-measured bioelectromagnetic phenomena of the P300 Complex, having been examined in NORMAL SUBJECTS, by researchers L. KAUFMAN, Y. OKADA, J. TRIPP and H. WEINBERG, at NYU!)!
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[In the study by the late Dr. Wilder Penfield, titled, Mystery of the Mind, Dr. Penfield reveals!… (through his investigations into the mechanisms and dysfunction underlying Psychic Epilepsy, and how the “Centrencephalic region” of the brain’s Cognitive Psychophysiology is impacted by these mechanisms and dysfunction!)… that any “invasive mechanical compromise” of the specific Centrencephalic region of the brain– e.g., by way of the errant use of a scalpel!– can effect “paranoid-like” symptoms (and worse, a coma or death!)! Likewise, “Environmental compromises” of this region– e.g., through toxins and the use of psychotropic products!– can also invoke similar “paranoid-like” effects!… as can gene abnormalities! And so… to understand the mechanisms underlying Autism– for example!… and how “paranoid-like” symptoms become manifest through the Diencephalonic region of our respective Cognitive Psychophysiologies!… we must first understand how this region is “hard-wired”… and which mechanisms are at play in its Cognitive dysfunctional expressivity! However!… our respective measurements must be WHOLLY NONINVASIVE! Psychic Epilepsy research is one key to an understanding of Autism!… and, how “Hyper Cognitive Sensitivity”, is made manifest!]
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