10: Watched the inauguration celebration on HBO the other night. Bruce Springsteen closed the show singing, “This Land Is Your Land.” Sigh. He never does “Rosalita” any more.
9: This is nothing quite like the list of prop bets for the Super Bowl. BetUS.com’s list includes odds: •Springsteen’s halftime show (the favored playlist at 5-2: Glory Days, My Lucky Day, Badlands, Born To Run). •A wardrobe malfunction by band members (wife Patti Scialfa is 2-1. Clarence Clemons unfortunately is only 4-1). • The first food product thrown on the field (caught by a camera) will be a soda (2-1). (Nachos are 10-1.) •Santonio Holmes and J.J. Arrington are tied at 2-1 as the most likely players to get arrested during the week. •The River Dance is only 9-1 as a possible first endzone celebration, just ahead of The Worm (8-1). •And, on a more traditional note: The Steelers are favored by seven, with an over/under of 47.
8. There are six Super Bowl winning coaches out of work: Mike Holmgren (hiatus), Mike Shanahan (fired), Bill Cowher (hiatus), Jon Gruden (fired), Brian Billick (fired) and Tony Dungy (retired). Wonder what the odds were of that.