September 7, 2005 – Will the New England Patriots run to a third consecutive world championship? Will the Indianapolis Colts’ prolific offensive combo of quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Edgerrin James and wide receiver Marvin Harrison finally capture a league title? Will the Minnesota Vikings benefit from trading Randy Moss to Oakland?
Anyone who has a hunch on the upcoming NFL season now has the potential to cash in on that intuition as bodoglife.com unveiled its fall lineup of football wagers.
The defending champion Patriots kick off the 2005 season by hosting Moss and the Raiders in prime time on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. The dominating duo of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick will try to do it again without departed assistant coaches Romeo Crennel (Cleveland Browns) and Charlie Weis (Notre Dame). The Patriots’ quest begins against an Oakland team that’s eager to unveil its lethal offense.
“In an event-driven culture like ours, football is a way of life,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of bodoglife.com. “Each week, millions of passionate and casual football fans tune in to watch their favorite players display seemingly super human physical skills.”
bodoglife.com players can wager on the outcome of individual football games through straight (single) wagers, such as Point spreads, Moneylines and Totals. Or through Parlay (combo) bets, where players have the opportunity to bet on two or more wagering outcomes. Among the many other betting offerings, bodoglife.com players can place Teasers, Sweetheart Teasers, Ifs, and Reverse bets (a form of If bets), as well as engage in Future bets.
If bettors are looking to place wagers on quarters, half time or on the outcome of any of the season-opening games, bodoglife.com is the betting platform of choice. For Thursday night’s season kickoff, bodoglife.com bookmakers have the defending champion Patriots favored at -7.5 over the Raiders. Among the many games slated for Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are a 7 .5-point favorite over the Tennessee Titans, who come off a dismal 1-3 preseason.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have the chance to put the squabble between Terrell Owens, Donovan McNabb and the team’s management behind them when they face Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons on ” Monday Night Football”. Atlanta, coming off a 4-1 preseason, is seeking revenge after being robbed of the NFC championship by the Eagles last year.
bodoglife.com bookmakers currently show odds for the Eagles favored at -1.5.
The Bodog sportsbook has received an unprecedented amount of action on the NFL preseason. The Bodog Fantasy Football league, which debuted in late August, has seen a huge volume of players enroll in time for the regular season.
“The upcoming football season is shaping up to be one of the finest yet. We anticipate a record amount of betting for the 2005 NFL year,” says Ayre. “Even in the face of adversity, Americans remain committed to and passionate about their favorite game. Football offers hope, opportunity, and a simple but important pleasure to so many. This is especially true during tragedies such as this.”
Ayre was referring to the millions of people affected by Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Southern Gulf last week.
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