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Today, I head to Eugene for the Olympic Trials. While there, I hope to post nightly recap podcasts after all eight days of competition. Also, look for live chats each day on the site.
Earlier this week, we posted the Non-Track Fan’s Guide to the Olympic Trials. Additionally, we posted a couple podcasts. Episode 103 is a quick primer for new/casual fans and Episode 104 is a full preview including all running and field events.
In Episode 104, Jason showed his skills as a
degenerate gambler Vegas insider and generated odds and over/unders for the some of the races in Eugene. I added a couple in and I thought I would post some here so that you can fictitiously bet on fake odds with your fellow track enthusiasts.
Over/under a time of 9.85 for Tyson Gay in the final
Will it be raining at the start?
Over/under 3.5 event wins by Ashton Eaton
Over/under 2.5 Kardashian’s present at opening ceremonies
Carmelita Jeter: +220
Over/under 1.5 college athletes (competed in the 2011 NCAA season) in the top 3
Over/under 2.5 references to Aaron Ross
Odds Charles Jock is leading after first lap: -400
Odds of Charles Jock winning: +700
Odds of Paris Hilton shows up to watch Nick Symmonds run
Team will be Rupp, Lagat and Lomong: -600
Any other combination: +500
Dathan Ritzenhein over/under 27:45
Men’s 110 hurdles
Race will be run under protest: 2/1
Women’s 100 hurdles:
Odds that the US made a terrible call who they decide who to promote in the women’s hurdles
Will there be a feature in the broadcast with Lolo Jones containing the song “Call Me Maybe”?
Men’s 400 hurdles
Bigger victory (based on percentage difference to second place) Bershawn Jackson vs. field OR Dark Knight vs. The Avengers
Batman the movie: -250
Batman the hurdler: +250
Men’s and Women’s 3000 Steeplechase
Over/under 1.5 viral videos created
See you in Eugene and remember to play responsibly!