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The New England Patriots have taken the American Football world by storm and made it to the Super Bowl where they face the all-conquering St Louis Rams. Having led 17-3 at one stage, the Rams have come back to tie the game at 17-17 and seem to have all the momentum. Then the Patriots number two quarterback Tom Brady engineers a thrilling drive in the last 90 seconds of the game. After three short completions, Brady manages to get the ball to his receivers for gains of 16 and 23 yards, setting up a chance for kicker Adam Vinatieri to win the world championship with the last play of the game.


The kick sails through the posts, the Patriots go mad and pundits and commentators are amazed that one of sport’s alsorans, who were 17-point underdogs for the big game, have managed to overturn the odds and win. Having a warm feeling of a man who has predicted an event weeks before others. Patriots on Sporting Index’s 100 tournament index after week 11 at 20.


Have in mind that they were a good bet to make the play-offs because they had a relatively simple run-in at the end of the season and if they managed that, the money was covered. As events transpired they turned out to be much better than just play-off fodder and, probably more importantly, they had all the luck going. Even so, the satisfaction of a big winning spread bet takes some beating. That warm feeling of all being right in the world—and you predicted it. And of seeing your winnings multiply before your eyes. So enticing.