World Cup is almost here. The United States won’t be participating. And you, the diehard USMNT follower, or the casual sports fan, are struggling to develop a true rooting interest from scratch. What do you do?
Fantasy soccer games aren’t all that appealing, nor is a March Madness-style bracket pool. So we’ve come up with just what you need: Let’s call it the Bushnell World Cup Prop Bet Challenge.
Vladimir Putin props, favorite and underdog props, VAR props, Fox broadcast props and so much more.
So pull together a group of friends, just like you would for a bracket pool. Choose as many or as few of the props as you’d like. Put money on the line if you so desire. Break out a spreadsheet, make your picks and watch as your World Cup viewing experience is transformed. One point per correct pick. Most points wins.
on this Google Doc before the opener, just like I have. And follow along throughout the next month. Without further ado, let’s get to the props:
Category 1: Kickoff
Category 2: Superlatives, goals
Category 3: Continents
Category 4: ‘Murica
There are 19 at the tournament.
Fox broadcasters calling games off monitors in Los Angeles.
Category 5: Headliners, club combos
Category 6: The Suarez bite
Category 7: Extracurricular activities
he has said he’ll be there.
Category 8: Lineups
Category 9: Betrayal
Category 10: Stoppage time
63. Will at least one of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia, Iceland, South Korea, Tunisia and Panama advance to the Round of 16?
this spreadsheet. Come see if you can out-pick us. And please do notify me on Twitter when there is a Blatter sighting, or broadcaster confusion, or anything that hits one of the props.
Or just pick 20 of these and have some fun with your friends. That, in the end, is what this is about.
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