Ah, just got our annual "Joe Buck makes winning the World Series sound like winning on a Tuesday night in April" call out of the way
Kind of like a visit to the dentist or your parole officer, listening to Joe call the final out of the WS is something that isn't pleasant but has to be done every so often. I muted my TV from about the 5th inning onwards so I actually don't even know what he said as Cabrera struck out. I can just be pretty sure that it was awful.
Anyways, you know who's worse than Simmons? Someone who scored a gig at Grantland solely because they're in Simmons's posse. This has probably existed since last year, but I just stumbled into Cousin Sal's weekly prop bet column for the first time. His jokes make Gregggggggggg's sound like they were written by Chris Rock. But before he gets to those (and boy howdy does he ever get to them), he offers actual gambling advice. It's pretty good. Unfortunately that's only about 1/3 of the column.
Patriots/Rams will score in the first six minutes
Falcons/Eagles longest touchdown over 44.5 yards
Giants to score over 25 points vs. the Cowboys
Brees 4/1 and Peyton Manning 5/1 to have the most passing yards on Sunday
Over/under 16.5: Dislocated braids suffered by RG3 this Sunday vs. the head-hunting Steelers defense
30/1: Odds that while visiting London, Tom Brady makes a sex tape with Pippa Middleton
Honey Badger +3.5 lifetime drug arrests over Honey Boo Boo
Over/under 3.5 million: 7-year-old girls will tune in to this Sunday's Dolphins/Jets game
Over/under 3.5: Baseball fans who actually recognize ANY of the sitcom stars of whom Fox shows crowd cutaways during their World Series telecast
9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10: How much I’m enjoying my “There will be under 1.5 extra-inning World Series games” wager
2/1: Odds the person responsible for telling Ozzie Guillen he was fired was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time
Cousin Sal Iacono (@TheCousinSal) is a writer/performer for Jimmy Kimmel Live