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Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Super Bowl 50 Betting Guide


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Never mind Payton Manning’s comeback story, how about Ernesto the Prediction Iguana? After a perfect 4-0 week last week, ouR intrepid animal king prognosticator is a blistering 11-1 in the playoffs, 5-1 in teasers.

What a turnaround after a flaccid start to the season. Treading water just about .500 for the opening half of the year, Ernesto had to hear the calls for his benching, and with Barstow the Genius Cat ripping off a sizzling 18-2 stretch in mid-season relief, Ernesto was looking right in he face of being replaced for the first time in his six year prognostication career.

And that’s exactly when he started his usual late season tear. He raced through the final month of the season and has been peaking throughout the playoffs.



Now comes Super Bowl L or Super Bowl 50 if you prefer. Two great defenses and two offenses heading in opposite directions. Manning will likely retire whether or not he wins this game. Cam Newton is just beginning his ascension. So for one last time this season, here’s what Ernesto thinks:

{Author’s Note: We utilize the lines from www.vegasinsider.com and do teasers here, which allows us to move he line six points in either direction.]

THE GNN SUPER BOWL PICKS ARE (drum roll please…)

panthers +2 vs. BRONCOS
BRONCOS-panthers OVER 39.5

Even though two great defenses clash in this game, there will still be more than the league average of total points scored, (42). Weather will be fine, and the offenses each have enough weapons to match that league wide average. I was more impressed with the Panthers defense blowing teams out of the water by halftime each week than I was in the offense. Denver has limped past Pittsburgh and the Patriots, and Peyton has seemed rickety. Good luck, Broncos, you’re going to need it against the high-flying Panthers.

ERNESTO THE PREDICTION IGUANA IS 11-1 THIS PLAYOFF SEASON, 5-1 IN TEASERS.
ERNESTO THE PREDICTION IGUANA IS 11-1 THIS PLAYOFF SEASON, 5-1 IN TEASERS.

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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.