How Twitter Celebrates #NationalPizzaDay

Just 2 days after finally digesting your awesome Super Bowl spread…

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It’s National Pizza Day!

You may know already that there is quite an affinity for pizza on this website (See The Pizza Challenge List from last Spring) and that we also like to monitor how Social Media celebrates these National Food Days…aka, great excuses to eat something good.

So let’s take a look at what the good people are posting on this momentous day of deliciousness

We’ll update this post throughout the day. Feel free to share your #NationalPizzaDay posts with us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

NBA on TNT 

(A personal favorite photo of mine)

 

Epic Meal Time

 

Houston Texans

 

Dallas Cowboys

 

Good Morning America

 

Garfield

 

Washington Nationals

 

SLAM Magazine

 

Rock Pictures

 

Cincinnati Reds

 

NBC

 

Tumblr

 

The Walking Dead

 

Professor Snape

 

Vine

 

SI Vault

(The more Barkley pizza photos, the better.)

 

Breaking Bad

 

Blizzard Entertainment

(I think they produce World of Warcraft)

 

Chicago Sky

 

Andrew W.K.

 

Check back for updates later. Please share your own #NationalPizzaDay posts on Facebook or Twitter

#SB50 Roundup: Prop Bets, Podcast, Playlist and More

 

Tonight’s the night…

(5:30 PM CT for kickoff, to be exact)

A week (and a year) of hype for the 50th installment of THE BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD. All caps necessary. 

Here on MichaelPiff.com we did everything we could to get you prepared for the “Big Game”. 

ALL THE PROP BETS…

From the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach to the combination of tonight’s victor and our next President, listed HERE. 

The Piffcast…

We brought back the show just in time for Super Bowl 50! Don’t forget to post your Super Bowl Party spread to Facebook or Twitter. The tastiest looking pic wins the first Piffcast Prize Pack. One of the things included is mentioned early in the show, so listen up!

 

The Playlist…

For your Super Bowl party, check out the music from the artists we listed in the “Denver vs. Carolina: Everything But Football” breakdown…and the Halftime acts too. 

 

And more…

Like the 2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading videos…Parts I

and II

 

Follow along on Twitter during the game and don’t forget to send your Super Bowl Spread pics to @Mike_PiFF03 for a chance at the first ever Piffcast Prize Pack

The Piffcast! Episode 1 – The Super Bowl One

The Piffcast is back…rebooted!

With “The ’85 Bears” 30 For 30 debuting this week, we talked to Mark Grote from 670 The Score about following the team as a fan and their legacy in football history.

We also get you prepared for the weekend with the commercials to look forward to, the halftime show, prop bets and more going into Super Bowl 50. Listen for how to win the first Piffcast giveaway too!

Listen and react on Facebook or Twitter

 

Full List of Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

DID YOU KNOW…

That the first official prop bet was whether or not William “The Refrigerator” Perry would would score a touchdown in Super Bowl XX?

Well…

William Perry TD

He did.

The “Prop Bets” have become an awesome tradition each year for both the heavy and light gamblers. It’s fun betting on how long the anthem will be sung and what color the Gatorade being poured will be. Then you account the circumstances surrounding star players, storylines, celebrities and halftime show performers, and you have yourself a fun Super Bowl party game.

So…

Y’all ready for this? 

The full list of prop bets from Bovada!

ENTERTAINMENT ODDS AND ENDS

Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview?

Yes      +500  (5/1)

No        -1000 (1/10)

(Note: Must be on live broadcast.)

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire broadcast?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Live pictures only, must clearly see a tear.)

How many times will “dab” or “dabbing” be said by the announcers during the broadcast?

Over     2          (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2          (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Cam Newton do the Open Shirt Superman motion during the game?

Over     2.5        (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2.5        (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

If Steph Curry is shown on TV during the broadcast what will he be wearing?

Personalized Carolina Steph Curry Jersey           1/1

No Jersey                         2/1

Cam Newton Jersey                         3/1

Any Other Carolina Jersey                         5/1

Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge?

Yes      +110 (11/10)

No        -150 (2/3)

(Note: He must be consulted on live broadcast and must clearly take a stance on his position. If not consulted wagers will be No Action.)

Will there be an earthquake during the game?

Yes      10/1

(Note: Announcer must indicate there was during live broadcast from kickoff until final whistle.)

Will the Panthers player who scores their first TD give the football to a boy or girl?

Boy      -200 (1/2)

Girl       +150 (3/2)

How many times will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the broadcast?

Over     0.5        -300 (1/3)

Under   0.5        +200 (2/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will “John Fox” be said during the broadcast?

Over     1          (-140, 5/7)

Under   1          (EVEN, 1/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over     1.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   1.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will John Elway be shown on TV during broadcast?

Over     2.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   2.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

Will the announcers mention that Kubiak was Elway’s backup during the broadcast?

Yes      +120 (6/5)

No        -160 (5/8)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?

Orange             5/4

Blue                 3/1

Clear                4/1

Yellow              4/1

Red                   6/1

Green               10/1

Purple              10/1

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?

God                            2/1

Team                         2/1

City/Fans                   6/1

Coach                         15/2

Family                        15/1

Does not Mention Anyone above           9/4

Which song will Coldplay play first during the halftime show?

Adventure of a Lifetime           2/1

Fix You                                      7/2

A Sky Full of Stars                    9/2

Viva la Vida                               5/1

Clocks                                       15/2

Speed of Sound                        9/1

Head Full of Dreams                10/1

Paradise                                    10/1

What color will Beyonce’s footwear be when she comes on stage for the halftime show?

Black                              3/2

Gold/Brown                   5/2

White                             11/4

Silver/Grey                    19/4

Any Other Color             7/1

(Note: Predominant color will be graded winner.)

Will “Left Shark” make an appearance on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yes                  15/1

How many million viewers will Super Bowl 50 have?

Over/Under                   117 million

What will the Nielsen Rating be for Super Bowl 50?

Over/Under                   48.5

Which region will have a higher Nielsen Rating?

Denver              -140    (5/7)

Charlotte           EVEN  (1/1)

How many wings will Buffalo Wild Wings sell on Super Bowl Day?

Over/Under                   12 million

TEAM/GAME PROPS

Coin Toss

Heads               -105 (20/21)

Tails                 -105 (20/21)

Will the referee redo the coin toss?

Yes                  20/1

Will the team that chooses heads or tails in the coin toss be correct?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

Team to win the coin toss

Carolina Panthers          -105 (20/21)

Denver Broncos              -105 (20/21)

Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                   -105 (20/21)

Team to score first in the game

Carolina Panthers          -150 (2/3)

Denver Broncos              +120 (6/5)

Will the team that scores first win the game?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Total Team Points – Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   24½     

Total Team Points – Carolina Panthers – First Half

Over/Under                   11½       

Total Team Points – Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   20

Total Team Points – Denver Broncos – First Half

Over/Under                   9½ 

Will there be a score in the first 7m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                   -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Will there be a score in the first 1m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                  +1000 (10/1)

No                    -2500 (1/25)

Which will be the highest scoring quarter?

1st Quarter                     5/1

2nd Quarter                   8/5

3rd Quarter                    9/2

4th Quarter                    5/2

Will either team score 3 unanswered times in the game?

Yes                  -220 (5/11)

No                    +175 (7/4)

Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?

Yes                  -280 (5/14)       

No                    +220 (11/5)

Longest touchdown yardage in the game

Over/Under                   44½

Will there be a penalty for excessive celebration?

Yes      +250      (5/2)

No        -400     (1/4)

Will either backup QB take a snap in the game?

Yes       +200 (2/1)

No        -300 (1/3)

Total successful field goals

Over/Under                   3½

Longest successful field goal in the game

Over/Under                   44.5 Yards

Will there be a missed extra point?

Yes      +325 (13/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

Total QB sacks (Both teams combined)

Over/Under                   5½

Will a special teams or defensive TD be scored?

Yes      +150 (3/2)

No        -180 (5/9)

Will the Panthers rush for a 100 Yards or more for a 32nd straight game?

Yes      -500 (1/5)

No        +300 (3/1)

Total number of penalties made in the game by both teams

Over/Under                   12½

Total number of penalties assessed on the Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   6

Total number of penalties assessed on the Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   6½

Margin of Victory

Panthers by 1-6 points                          3/1

Panthers by 7-12 points                         4/1

Panthers by 13-18 points                        11/2

Panthers by 19-24 points                       9/1

Panthers by 25-30 points                       16/1

Panthers by 31-36 points                       25/1

Panthers by 37-42 points                       40/1

Panthers by 43+ points                           50/1

Broncos by 1-6 points                             4/1

Broncos by 7-12 points                           8/1

Broncos by 13-18 points                         12/1

Broncos by 19-24 points                        25/1

Broncos by 25-30 points                        50/1

Broncos by 31-36 points                        75/1

Broncos by 37-42 points                        100/1

Broncos by 43+ points                            100/1

MVP AND FIRST TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN ODDS

Super Bowl 50 – Odds to Win MVP

Cam Newton                              5/7

Peyton Manning                        11/4

Luke Kuechly                             14/1

C.J. Anderson                             20/1

Ted Ginn Jr.                               20/1

Von Miller 20/1

Greg Olsen                                 22/1

Emmanuel Sanders                   22/1

Jonathan Stewart                      22/1

Demaryius Thomas                   22/1

Josh Norman                             28/1

Aqib Talib                                  33/1

DeMarcus Ware                         33/1

Corey Brown                              66/1

Owen Daniels                             66/1

Graham Gano                             66/1

Ronnie Hillman                          66/1

Brandon McManus                     66/1

Darian Stewart                            66/1

Danny Trevathan                        66/1

Chris Harris Jr.                            75/1

Devin Funchess                           100/1

Brandon Marshall                       100/1

Derek Wolfe                                 100/1

Kurt Coleman                               150/1

Mike Tolbert                                 150/1

Field                                              33/1

First Touchdown Scorer

Cam Newton (CAR)                       7/1

Greg Olsen (CAR)                          15/2

Jonathan Stewart (CAR)               8/1

C.J. Anderson (DEN)                     9/1

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)           9/1

Demaryius Thomas (DEN)           9/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)                        10/1

Corey Brown (CAR)                       14/1

Owen Daniels (DEN)                     14/1

Ronnie Hillman (DEN)                 14/1

Mike Tolbert (CAR)                      16/1

Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)              20/1

Devin Funchess (CAR)                 20/1

Andre Caldwell (DEN)                  25/1

Jordan Norwood (DEN)                25/1

Ed Dickson (CAR)                         33/1

Peyton Manning (DEN)               50/1

No touchdown scorer                  66/1

Field                                             11/2

PLAYER PROPS

Will Peyton Manning throw a Pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +300 (3/1)

No        -500 (1/5)

Will Cam Newton break the Super Bowl record of most rushing yards by a QB?

Yes      +275 (11/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

(Note: The record is 64 by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV.)

Total Passing Yards – Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over/Under                   235½

Total Passing Yards – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   240½

Total Touchdown Passes – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over     1½         (-180, 5/9)

Under   1½        (+150, 3/2)

Total Touchdown Passes – Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over     1½         (-135, 20/27)

Under   1½        (+105, 21/20)

Cam Netwon and Peyton Manning Specials

Cam Newton records 300 or more Passing Yards                        7/2

Cam Newton records 350 or more Passing Yards                        9/1

Cam Newton records 50 or more Rushing Yards                         3/2

Cam Newton records 100 or more Rushing Yards                        12/1

Cam Newton records 25 or more Completions                             5/1

Cam Newton scores a Rushing TD and Carolina win the game   2/1

Peyton Manning records 300 or more Passing Yards                  7/4

Peyton Manning records 350 or more Passing Yards                  5/1

Peyton Manning records 30 or more Completions                      15/2

Total Rushing Yards – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   39½

Total Rushing Yards – Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)

Over/Under                   5½

Will Luke Kuechly record a pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Kuechly had a pick 6 in both playoff games this year.)

Total Sacks – Von Miller (DEN)

Over     ½          (-225, 4/9)

Under   ½         (+180, 9/5)

CROSS-SPORTS PROPS

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Trump % Points in the New Hampshire Primary               -200 (1/2)

Total Points scored by the winning Super Bowl team       +150 (3/2)

Cross Sport Props – Exact Outcome

Carolina wins Super Bowl – Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       13/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl – Cinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       7/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl – Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                     5/1

Denver wins Super Bowl – Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                        7/1

Denver wins Super Bowl – Clinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       9/2

Denver wins Super Bowl – Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                      10/1

Cross Sport Props – What are the odds the Carolina Panthers win the 2016 Super Bowl and the Golden State Warriors win the 2015-2016 NBA Title?

Yes                  2/1

Will Denver win Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Retires, San Antonio wins NBA Championship, Tim Duncan Retires?

Yes                  20/1

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

DeMarcus Cousins Points and Rebounds Feb. 7

Cam Newton Rushing Yards

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Total Goals in the Montreal vs Carolina NHL game on Feb. 7

Total Receptions by Greg Olsen

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Tiger Woods 1st Round score at 2016 Masters

Emmanuel Sanders Receiving Yards

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Arsenal Total Goals on Feb. 7

Peyton Manning TD Passes

Let me know who and what you’re betting on with Facebook or Twitter

#TBT Year in Review: 2007

In the year that doesn’t feel like it was 8 years ago…

  • Steve Jobs announced the first generation iPhone.
  • J.K. Rowlings releases “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows”, the fastest selling book ever.
  • Track Star Marion Jones surrendered her 5 Olympic gold medals after admitting to doping.
  • Legendary 49ers head coach Bill Walsh passed away at the age of 75.
  • 4-time Best Drama Series Emmy award winning Mad Men premiered.

(Fingers crossed for Jon Hamm this year) And here’s the what happened in Movies, Music and Sports…

Movies

Comedy

Knocked Up, Superbad, Enchanted, Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hot Fuzz, Juno, Evan Almighty, Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Hot Rod, Death at a Funeral, Lars and the Real Girl, Epic Movie, Wild Hogs, The Game Plan, The Heartbreak Kid, Who’s Your Caddy?, Dan in Real Life, Fred Clause, The Bucket List, Mr. Woodcock, License to Wed, AND…

The Simpsons Movie

Action

The Bourne Ultimatum, Grindhouse, Zodiac, Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers, I Am Legend, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Kingdom, Sweeney Todd, Hitman, Death Sentence, 28 Weeks Later, Disturbia, Spiderman 3, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Hannibal Rising, The Mist, Fracture, Ghost Rider, The Condemned, Vacancy, Rush Hour 3, War, Funny Games, Paranormal Activity, Mr. Brooks, The Hitcher, Resident Evil: Extinction AND…

Shooter

Drama

Into the Wild, Gone Baby Gone, Atonement, There Will Be Blood, American Gangster, Michael Clayton, Reign Over Me, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Visitor, The Girl Next Door, Premonition, We Own The Night, 3:10 To Yuma, In the Valley of Elah, PS. I Love You, The Lookout, Across the Universe, The Invisible, Breach, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Man From Earth, Control, Evening, Trade, Rendition, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Eastern Promises AND…

No Country For Old Men

The 80th Academy Awards

Best Actor

  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood – Winner

(This was the 2nd of Daniel Day-Lewis’s 3 Best Actor Oscar wins)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
  • Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men – Winner

(It was Javier Bardem’s first win out of 3 Oscar nominations)

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Julie Christie, Away From Her
  • Laura Linney, The Savages
  • Ellen Page, Juno
  • Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose – Winner

(Marion Cotillard has been nominated twice for Best Leading Actress. This was her first win)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
  • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton – Winner

(Swinton is batting 1.000 going one-for-one in Oscar nominations and awards, so far)

Best Picture

  • Atonement
  • Juno
  • Michael Clayton
  • There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men – Winner

(Won 4 of the 8 Oscars it was nominated, including Best Writing and Directing)

Music

Rock Albums

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Hip Hop Albums

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Pop Albums

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Billboard Year-End Top 25

01. “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce

02. “Umbrella” – Rihanna

03. “The Sweet Escape” – Gwen Stefani and Akon

04. “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – Fergie

05. “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” – T-Pain featuring Young Joc

06. “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood

07. “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s

08. “I Wanna Love You” – Akon featuring Snoop Dogg

09. “Say It Right” – Nelly Furtado

10. “Glamorous” – Fergie featuring Ludacris

11. “Don’t Matter” – Akon

12. “Girlfriend” – Avril Lavigne

13. “Makes Me Wonder” – Maroon 5

14. “Party Like a Rockstar” – Shop Boyz

15. “Smack That” – Akon featuring Eminem

16. “This Is Why I’m Hot” – Mims

17. “It’s Not Over” – Daughtry

18. “The Way I Are” – Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson

19. “Fergalicious” – Fergie featuring will.i.am. 

20. “Crank That (Soulja Boy) – Soulja Boy Tell’em

21. “Give It To Me” – Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake

22. “What Goes Around…Comes Around” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Cupid’s Chokehold” – Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump

24. “How To Save A Life” – The Fray

25. “Home” – Daughtry

Sports

Baseball

League Leaders

Offensive

Average: Magglio Ordonez (DET) – .363

Hits: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) – 238

Home Runs: Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – 54

RBI: Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – 156

OPS: Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – 1.067

Stolen Bases: Jose Reyes (NYM) – 78

Pitching

Wins: Josh Beckett (BOS) – 20

ERA: Jake Peavy (SD) – 2.54

Strikeouts: Jake Peavy (SD) – 240

Complete Games: Roy Halladay (TOR) – 7

Shutouts: Brandon Webb (AZ) – 3

Saves: Jose Valverde (AZ) – 47

MVP

AL – Alex Rodriguez (NYY) 

NL – Jimmy Rollins (PHI)

CY Young

AL – CC Sabathia (CLE) NL – Jake Peavy (SD)

Rookie of the Year

AL – Dustin Pedroia (BOS)

NL – Ryan Braun (MIL) 

World Series

Boston Red Sox sweep the Colorado Rockies (4-0)

Basketball

NCAA

Final Four

(1) Florida, (1) Ohio State, (2) Georgetown, (2) UCLA

National Championship

(1) Florida over (1) Ohio State 84-75

NBA

League Leaders

Points Per Game: Kobe Bryant (LAL) – 31.6

Rebounds Per Game: Kevin Garnett (MIN) – 12.8

Assists Per Game: Steve Nash (PHX) – 11.6

All-NBA Team

Kobe Bryant (LAL)

Tim Duncan (SA)

Steve Nash (PHX)

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)

Amar’e Stoudamire (PHX)

MVP – Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)

Rookie of the Year – Brandon Roy (POR)

NBA Finals

San Antionio Spurs sweep Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0)

Football

NCAA

Heisman Trophy – Tim Tebow, Florida

BCS National Title

LSU BCS 2007

(2) LSU over (1) Ohio State 38-24 in the Sugar Bowl

NFL

League Leaders

Passing Yards: Tom Brady (NE) – 4,806

Passing Touchdowns: Tom Brady (NE) – 50

Passer Rating: Tom Brady (NE) – 117.2

Rushing Yards: LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) – 1,474

Rushing Touchdowns: LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) – 15

Receiving Yards: Reggie Wayne (IND) – 1,510

Receiving Touchdowns: Randy Moss (NE) – 23

Receptions: T.J. Houshmandzadeh (CIN) & Wes Welker (NE) – 112

AP MVP: Tom Brady (NE)

Super Bowl XLII

New York Giants over New England Patriots 17-14

Hockey

League Leaders

Goals: Vincent Lecavalier (TB) – 52

Assists: Joe Thornton (SJ) – 92

Points: Sidney Crosby (PIT) – 120

Hart Memorial Trophy: Sidney Crosby (PIT)

Stanley Cup

Anaheim Ducks over Ottawa Senators (4-1)

Did I miss anything? Let me know on Twitter @Mike_PiFF03.

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