Every Brent Musburger broadcast carries the alluring possibility he’ll sneak in a gambling reference, usually by alluding to an over/under or getting a bit too excited about a last-second basket that happens to affect the point spread.
Musburger usually veils his references enough to avoid alienating the gambling averse, but during the first half of Monday night’s Texas-Oklahoma game, he cut straight to the point. When ESPN displayed a graphic of “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi’s projections for the Big 12, the gambling-happy play-by-play man burst out with perhaps the most inane gambling reference of all-time.
“There is now a proposition, can he nail all 68 teams for ESPN? Can he get them all before the tournament? They’re playing +700. I could get 700 to 100 on it.”
“Joey Brackets, there’s props on him! The Super Bowl is over so now we’ve got props on Joey Brackets.”
Listen to the utter glee in Musburger’s voice as he informs his viewers of this delightful prop bet. He even drops in a 5Dimes reference!
As for which way Musburger should bet, +700 doesn’t seem like good enough odds to count on Lunardi picking every single team in the NCAA Tournament field, even if we’re talking about right before the selection is announced. There are always surprises.
Head on over to 5dimes.eu to place your bets. You know Brent Musburger already has.